Oklahoma’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 Oklahoma you have a few of the games greats and one of the best young arms.


All-Time Players

Position Players

Johnny Bench, C

Johnny Bench

Oklahoma City, OK

Teams: Cincinnati Reds

Awards: 1989 Hall of Fame inductee, 1968 NL Rookie of the Year, 1970 & 1972 NL MVP, 14-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove winner, 1976 World Series MVP


Joe Carter, OF/1B

Joe Carter

Oklahoma City, OK

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants

Awards: 5-time All-Star


Mickey Mantle, OF

Mickey Mantle

Spavinaw, OK

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1974 Hall of Fame inductee, 1956, 1957, & 1962 AL MVP, 20-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner


Willie Stargell, OF/1B

Willie Stargell

Earlsboro, OK

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates

Awards: 1988 Hall of Fame inductee, 1979 NL MVP, 7-time All-Star, 1979 NLCS & World Series MVP


Paul Waner, OF

Paul Waner

Harrah, OK

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, New York Yankess

Awards: 1952 Hall of Fame inductee, 1927 NL All-Star, 4-time All-Star


Active Players

Position Players

Matt Holliday, OF

Matt Holliday

Stillwater, OK

Teams: Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 7-time All-Star, 2007 NLCS MVP


Matt Kemp, OF

Matt Kemp

Midwest City, OK

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

Awards: 2-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove winner



Dallas Keuchel, LHP

Dallas Keuchel

Tulsa, OK

Teams: Houston Astros

Awards: 1-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner




All places of birth based on baseballreference.com


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