Illinois’s Best Baseball Players

To a lot of people where we were born is a point of pride. When someone from our hometown or our home state becomes famous it brings a sense of pride and can bring people together. This list is based on the player’s place of birth. If you believe we have made an error please leave a comment in the comments section.

  • Dick Bartell, Chicago, IL

  • Dick Bartell Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    40.2 2,016 7,629 1,130 2,165 442 71 79 710 109 748 627 .284 .355 .391 .747
  • Wally Berger, Chicago, IL

  • Wally Berger Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.1 1,350 5,163 809 1,550 299 59 242 898 36 435 693 .300 .359 .522 .881
  • Jim Bottomley, Oglesby, IL

  • Jim Bottomley Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    35.3 1,991 7,471 1,177 2,313 465 151 219 1,422 58 664 591 .310 .369 .500 .869
  • Lou Bourdreau, Harvey, IL

  • Lou Boudreau Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    63.0 1,646 6,029 861 1,779 385 66 68 789 51 796 309 .295 .380 .415 .795
  • Larry Doyle, Caseyville, IL

  • Larry Doyle Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    45.1 1,766 6,509 960 1,887 299 123 74 794 298 625 378 .290 .357 .408 .765
  • Art Fletcher, Collinsville, IL

  • Art Fletcher Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    47.0 1,533 5,541 684 1,534 238 77 32 676 160 203 355 .277 .319 .365 .684
  • Gary Gaetti, Centralia, IL

  • Gary Gaetti Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.0 2,507 8,951 1,130 2,280 443 39 360 1,341 96 634 1,602 .255 .308 .434 .741
  • Curtis Granderson, Blue Island, IL

  • Curtis Granderson Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    44.3 1,649 6,127 1,039 1,564 283 89 293 801 145 758 1,589 .255 .340 .474 .814
  • Rickey Henderson, Chicago, IL

  • Rickey Henderson Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    110.8 3,081 10,961 2,295 3,055 510 66 297 1,115 1,406 2,190 1,694 .279 .401 .419 .820
  • Dutch Leonard, Auburn, IL

  • Dutch Leonard Career Statistics
    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    48.7 640 375 191 181 3.25 3,218.1 192 30 45 1,432 1,162 737 1,170 3.3 1.256
  • Freddie Lindstrom, Chicago, IL

  • Freddie Lindstrom Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.3 1,438 5,611 895 1,747 301 81 103 779 84 334 276 .311 .351 .449 .800
  • Fred Lynn, Chicago, IL

  • Fred Lynn Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    50.0 1,969 6,925 1,063 1,960 388 43 306 1,111 72 857 1,116 .283 .360 .484 .845
  • Joe McGinnity, Cornwall, IL

  • Joe McGinnity Career Statistics
    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    57.7 465 381 246 142 2.66 3,441.1 314 32 24 1,436 1,016 812 1,068 2.8 1.188
  • Kirby Puckett, Chicago, IL

  • Kirby Puckett Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    50.9 1,783 7,244 1,071 2,304 414 57 207 1,085 134 450 965 .318 .360 .477 .837
  • Rick Reuschel, Quincy, IL

  • Rick Reuschel Career Statistics
    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    70.0 557 529 214 191 3.37 3,548.1 102 26 5 1,494 1,330 935 2,015 5.1 1.275
  • Robin Roberts, Springfield, IL

  • Robin Roberts Career Statistics
    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    86.0 676 609 286 245 3.41 4,688.2 305 45 25 1,962 1,774 902 2,357 4.5 1.170
  • Red Ruffing, Granvill, IL

  • Red Ruffing Career Statistics
    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    70.4 624 538 273 225 3.80 4,344 335 45 18 2,115 1,833 1,541 1,987 4.1 1.341
  • Bret Saberhagen, Chicago Heights, IL

  • Bret Saberhagen Career Statistics
    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    59.2 399 371 167 117 3.34 2,562.2 76 16 1 1,036 952 471 1,715 6.0 1.141
  • Ray Schalk, Harvel, IL

  • Ray Schalk Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.5 1,762 5,306 579 1,345 199 49 11 593 177 638 358 .253 .340 .316 .656
  • Red Schoendienst, Germantown, IL

  • Red Schoendienst Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.3 2,216 8,479 1,223 2,449 427 78 84 773 89 606 346 .289 .337 .387 .724
  • Jim Sundberg, Galesburg, IL

  • Jim Sundberg Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    40.5 1,962 6,021 621 1,493 243 36 95 624 20 699 963 .248 .327 .348 .674
  • Jim Thome, Peoria, IL

  • Jim Thome Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    72.9 2,543 8,422 1,583 2,328 451 26 612 1,699 19 1,747 2,548 .276 .402 .554 .956
  • Robin Yount, Danville, IL

  • Robin Yount Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    77.0 2,856 11,008 1,632 3,142 583 126 251 1,406 271 966 1,350 .285 .342 .430 .772
  • Ben Zobrist, Eureka, IL

  • Ben Zobrist Career Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.4 1,337 4,840 735 1,287 296 38 145 643 111 700 839 .266 .358 .433 .791

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