South Carolina’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 South Carolina you have one of the greatest hitters of all time.

 

All-Time Players

Position Players

Larry Doby, OF

Larry Doby

Camden, SC

Teams: Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers

Awards: 1998 Hall of Fame inductee, 7-time All-Star

 

Shoeless Joe Jackson, OF

Shoeless Joe Jackson

Pickens County, SC

Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps, Chicago White Sox

 

Willie Randolph, 2B

Willie Randolph

Holly Hill, SC

Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets

Awards: 6-time All-Star

 

Jim Rice, OF/DH

Jim Rice

Anderson, SC

Teams: Boston Red Sox

Awards: 2009 Hall of Fame inductee, 1978 AL MVP, 8-time All-Star

 

Al Rosen, 3B

Al Rosen

Spartansburg, SC

Teams: Cleveland Indians

Awards: 1953 AL MVP, 4-time All-Star

 

Reggie Sanders, OF

Reggie Sanders

Florence, SC

Teams: Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals

Awards: 1-time All-Star

 

Active Players

Position Players

Brett Gardner, OF

Brett Gardner

Holly Hill, SC

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1-time All-Star

 

Matt Wieters, C

Matt Wieters

Goose Creek, SC

Teams: Baltimore Orioles

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove

 

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

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