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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Top 10 States for MLB Stars

Crabcakes and baseball! That’s what Maryland does!

1. Maryland
50-plus WAR players: 9
MVP and Cy Young Awards: 7

No state responsible for at least 200 big leaguers produced 50-WAR players at a greater clip than Maryland. Despite producing only 303 total players, nine—or one in every 33.7 players—have gone on to reach that plateau. Seven of those nine have a plaque in Cooperstown, including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Cal Ripken Jr. and Al Kaline. Though Maryland has helped produce some of the game’s biggest stars, its hold on this top spot could be in jeopardy in the coming years, as only one active hitter from the state, Mark Teixeira, has a career WAR above even 3.0. Pitching-wise, Gavin Floyd is the only active Marylander with a double-digit career WAR.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 24, 2016 at 09:34 PM | 10 comment(s)
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