Ohio’s Best Baseball Players

For a lot of people where we come from is a point of pride. When we meet someone who hales from the same place as us there is often a sense of comradery. If you were born and raised in Ohio two local kids played Hall of Fame careers right here in the state of Ohio.


All-Time Players

Position Players

Sal Bando, 3B

Sal Bando

Cleveland, OH

Teams: Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers

Awards: 4-time All-Star


David Justice, OF

David Justice

Cincinnati, OH

Teams: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics

Awards: 1990 NL Rookie of the Year, 3-time All-Star, 2000 ALCS MVP


Barry Larkin, SS

Barry Larkin

Cincinnati, OH

Teams: Cincinnati Reds

Awards: 2012 Hall of Fame inductee, 1995 NL MVP, 12-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner


Thurman Munson, C

Thurman Munson

Akron, OH

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1970 AL Rookie of the Year, 1976 AL MVP, 7-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner


Al Oliver, OF/1B

Al Oliver

Portsmouth, OH

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays

Awards: 7-time All-Star


Paul O’Neill, OF

Paul O'Neill

Columbus, OH

Teams: Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees

Awards: 5-time All-Star


Pete Rose, OF/1B/3B/2B

Pete Rose Sliding

Cincinnati, OH

Teams: Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos

Awards: 1963 NL Rookie of the Year, 1973 NL MVP, 17-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove winner, 1975 World Series MVP


Mike Schmidt, 3B

Mike Schmidt

Dayton, OH

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

Awards: 1995 Hall of Fame inductee, 1980, 1981, & 1986 NL MVP, 12-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove winner, 1980 World Series MVP


George Sisler, 1B

George Sisler

Manchester, OH

Teams: St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Boston Braves

Awards: 1939 Hall of Fame inductee, 1922 AL MVP


Jim Wynn, OF

Jim Wynn

Cincinnati, OH

Teams: Houston Colt 45’s, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers

Awards: 3-time All-Star



Rollie Fingers, RHP

Rollie Fingers

Steubenville, OH

Teams: Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers

Awards: 1992 Hall of Fame inductee, 1981 AL MVP,  1981 AL CY Young, 7-time All-Star, 1974 World Series MVP


Phil Niekro, RHP

Phil Niekro

Blaine, OH

Teams: Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays

Awards: 1997 Hall of Fame inductee, 5-time All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner


Roger Clemens, RHP

Roger Clemens

Dayton, OH

Teams: Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Houston Astros

Awards: 1986 AL MVP, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997, 1998, & 2001 AL CY Young, 2004 NL CY Young, 11-time All-Star, 1986 All-Star MVP


Cy Young, RHP

Cy Young

Gilmore, OH

Teams: Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos, Boston Americans, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Naps, Boston Rustlers

Awards: 1937 Hall of Fame inductee


Active Players

Position Players

Adam Eaton, OF

Adam Eaton

Springfield, OH

Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox


Kyle Schwarber, OF/C

Kyle Schwarber

Middletown, OH

Teams: Chicago Cubs


Nick Swisher, OF/1B

Nick Swisher

Columbus, OH

Teams: Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves

Awards: 1-time All-Star




All places of birth based on baseballreference.com


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