One of my favorite features of baseball-reference.com is the Bio section, which breaks major league players and managers down by their places of birth. In the spirit of America’s pastime, I’m using this data to review each U.S. State’s contributions to the big leagues, in order of statehood.
Note that because of the limitations of the database I’m using, only men who actually played or managed in the Major Leagues are listed here. I’d love to include great executives, writers, broadcasters and Negro League players, but I don’t have reliable birthplace information for them.
Without further ado, on to the first 10 states!