Texas’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 Texas you have one of the most impressive collection of pitching talent both past and present.

 

All-Time Players

Position Players

Ernie Banks, 1B/SS

Ernie Banks

Dallas, TX

Teams: Chicago Cubs

Awards: 1977 Hall of Fame inductee, 1958 & 1959 NL MVP, 14-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner

 

Lance Berkman, OF/1B

Lance Berkman

Waco, TX

Teams: Houston Astros, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers

Awards: 6-time All-Star

 

Norm Cash, 1B

Norm Cash

Justiceburg, TX

Teams: Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers

Awards: 5-time All-Star

 

Curt Flood, OF

Curt Flood

Houston, TX

Teams: Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Senators

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 7-time Gold Glove winner

 

Rogers Hornsby, 2B/SS

Rogers Hornsby

Winters, TX

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns

Awards: 1942 Hall of Fame inductee, 1925 & 1929 NL MVP

 

Chuck Knoblauch, 2B/OF

Chuck Knoblauch

Houston, TX

Teams: Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals

Awards: 1991 AL Rookie of the Year, 4-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner

 

Eddie Mathews, 3B

Eddie Mathews

Texarkana, TX

Teams: Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers

Awards: 1978 Hall of Fame inductee, 12-time All-Star

 

Joe Morgan, 2B

Joe Morgan

Bonham, TX

Teams: Houston Colt 45s, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland Athletics

Awards: 1990 Hall of Fame inductee, 1975 & 1976 NL MVP, 10-time All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner, 1972 All-Star MVP

 

Tris Speaker, OF

Tris Speaker

Hubbard, TX

Teams: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics

Awards: 1937 Hall of Fame, 1912 AL MVP

 

Pitchers

Josh Beckett, RHP

Josh Beckett

Spring, TX

Teams: Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 2003 World Series MVP, 2007 ALCS MVP

 

Greg Maddux, RHP

Greg Maddux

San Angelo, TX

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

Awards: 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, 1992, 1993, 1994, & 1995 NL CY Young, 8-time All-Star, 18-time Gold Glove winner

 

Nolan Ryan, RHP

Nolan Ryan

Refugio, TX

Teams: New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers

Awards: 1999 Hall of Fame inductee, 8-time All-Star

 

Kerry Wood, RHP

Kerry Wood

Irving, TX

Teams: Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

Awards: 1998 NL Rookie of the Year, 2-time All-Star

 

Active Players

Position Players

Jay Bruce, OF

Jay Bruce

Beaumont, TX

Teams: Cincinnati Reds

Awards: 2-time All-Star

 

Matt Carpenter, 3B

Matt Carpenter

Galveston, TX

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 2-time All-Star

 

Carl Crawford, OF

Carl Crawford

Houston, TX

Teams: Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 4-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner, 2009 All-Star MVP

 

Chris Davis, 1B

Chris Davis

Longview, TX

Teams: Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles

Awards: 1-time All-Star

 

Hunter Pence, OF

Hunter Pence

Fort Worth, TX

Teams: Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants

Awards: 3-time All-Star

 

Pitchers

John Lackey, RHP

John Lackey

Abilene, TX

Teams: Anaheim Angels, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1-time All-Star

 

Scott Kazmir, LHP

Scott Kazmir

Houston, TX

Teams: Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros

Awards: 3-time All-Star

 

Clayton Kershaw, LHP

Clayton Kershaw

Dallas, TX

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 2014 NL MVP, 2011, 2013 & 2014 NL CY Young, 5-time All-Star, 1-time Gold Glove winner

 

Joe Nathan, RHP

Joe Nathan

 

Houston, TX

Teams: San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers

Awards: 6-time All-Star

 

Huston Street, RHP

Huston Street

Austin, TX

Teams: Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Awards: 2005 AL Rookie of the Year, 2-time All-Star

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

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