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Alabama’s Best Baseball Players

For a lot of people where we are 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. Below is a list of the best players born in the state of Alabama.


  1. Willie Mays – Westfield, AL
  2. Willie Mays
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    156.6 154 2992 12493 10881 2062 3283 523 140 660 1903 338 103 1464 1526 .302 .384 .557 .941

  3. Hank Aaron – Mobile, AL
  4. Hank Aaron
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    143.1 153 3298 13940 12364 2174 3771 624 98 755 2297 240 73 1402 1383 .305 .374 .555 .928

  5. Willie McCovey – Mobile, AL
  6. Willie McCovey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    64.6 145 2588 9691 8197 1229 2211 353 46 521 1555 26 22 1345 1550 .270 .374 .515 .889

  7. Billy Williams – Whistler, AL
  8. Billy Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    63.8 132 2488 10519 9350 1410 2711 434 88 426 1475 90 49 1045 1046 .290 .361 .492 .853

  9. Ozzie Smith – Mobile, AL
  10. Ozzie Smith
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    77 90 2573 10778 9396 1257 2460 402 69 28 793 580 148 1072 589 .262 .337 .328 .666

  11. George Foster – Tuscaloosa, AL
  12. George Foster
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    44.2 126 1977 7812 7023 986 1925 307 47 348 1239 51 30 666 1419 .274 .338 .480 .818

  13. Don Sutton – Clio, AL
  14. Don Sutton
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    68.4 92 774 756 324 256 3.26 5282 178 58 5 2104 1914 1343 3574 16.5% 1.14

  15. Jimmy Key – Huntsville, AL
  16. Jimmy Key
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    49.2 82 470 389 186 117 3.51 2591.2 34 13 10 1103 1010 668 1538 14.4% 1.23

  17. Corey Kluber – Birmingham, AL
  18. Corey Kluber
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    33.1 75 208 203 98 58 3.16 1341.2 17 7 0 518 471 292 1461 27.1% 1.09

  19. Joe Sewell – Titus, AL
  20. Joe Sewell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    53.8 111 1903 8329 7132 1141 2226 436 68 49 1055 74 72 842 114 .312 .391 .413 .804

  21. Early Wynn – Hartford, AL
  22. Early Wynn
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    51.6 94 691 612 300 244 3.54 4564 290 49 15 2037 1796 1775 2334 12.0% 1.33

  23. Amos Otis – Mobile, AL
  24. Amos Otis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    43 115 1998 8247 7299 1092 2020 374 66 193 1007 341 93 757 1009 .277 .343 .425 .768

  25. Heinie Manush – Tuscumbia, AL
  26. Heinie Manush
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    45.7 120 2008 8416 7654 1287 2524 491 160 110 1183 114 58 506 345 .330 .377 .479 .856

  27. Virgil Trucks – Birmingham, AL
  28. Virgil Trucks
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    42.3 87 517 328 177 135 3.39 2682.1 124 33 30 1124 1009 1088 1534 13.5% 1.31

  29. Willie Wilson – Montgomery, AL
  30. Willie Wilson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    46.0 94 2154 8317 7731 1168 2207 281 147 41 585 668 134 425 1144 .285 .326 .376 .702

  31. Jake Peavy – Mobile, AL
  32. Jake Peavy
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    37.5 90 388 377 152 126 3.63 2377 15 6 0 1011 960 708 2207 22.4% 1.20

  33. Rudy York – Ragland, AL
  34. Rudy York
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    35.0 122 1603 6720 5891 876 1621 291 52 277 1152 38 26 792 867 .275 .362 .483 .845

  35. Doyle Alexander – Cordova, AL
  36. Doyle Alexander
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    34.9 97 561 464 194 174 3.76 3367.2 98 18 3 1541 1406 978 1528 10.8% 1.29

  37. Frank Lary – Northport, AL
  38. Frank Lary
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.2 89 350 292 128 116 3.49 2162.1 126 21 11 960 838 616 1099 12.1% 1.27

  39. Riggs Stephenson – Akron, AL
  40. Riggs Stephenson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    32.0 132 1310 5134 4508 714 1515 321 54 63 773 53 9 494 247 .336 .407 .473 .880

  41. Matt Cain – Dothan, AL
  42. Matt Cain
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.4 93 342 331 104 118 3.68 2085.2 15 6 0 910 853 712 1694 19.5% 1.23

  43. Tommie Agee – Magnolia, AL
  44. Tommie Agee
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    25.3 110 1129 4324 3912 558 999 170 27 130 433 167 81 342 918 .255 .320 .412 .732

  45. Monte Irvin – Haleburg, AL
  46. Monte Irvin
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    21.3 127 764 2893 2499 366 731 97 31 99 443 28 7 351 220 .293 .383 .475 .858

  47. Andre Thornton – Tuskegee, AL
  48. Andre Thornton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    24.1 122 1565 6295 5291 792 1342 244 22 253 895 48 37 876 851 .254 .360 .452 .811

  49. Bob Veale – Birmingham, AL
  50. Bob Veale
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    24.7 87 397 255 120 95 3.07 1926 78 20 21 755 658 858 1703 20.9% 1.32

  51. Rusty Greer – Fort Rucker, AL
    • Age: 25 – 33
    • Years: 1994 – 2002
    • Pos: LF, RF
    • Team(s): Texas Rangers

    Rusty Greer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.5 120 1027 4424 3832 643 1167 258 25 119 615 31 15 519 555 .305 .387 .478 .865

  52. Alex Rios – Coffee, AL
  53. Alex Rios
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    27.4 98 1691 6929 6419 885 1778 374 63 169 794 253 77 400 1117 .277 .321 .434 .755

  54. Lee May – Birmingham, AL
  55. Lee May
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    27.2 116 2071 8219 7609 959 2031 340 31 354 1244 39 35 487 1570 .267 .313 .459 .772

  56. Oscar Gamble – Ramer, AL
  57. Oscar Gamble
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.2 127 1584 5197 4502 656 1195 188 31 200 666 47 37 610 544 .265 .356 .454 .811

  58. Don Mincher – Huntsville, AL
  59. Don Mincher
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23 126 1400 4725 4026 530 1003 176 16 200 643 24 32 606 668 .249 .348 .450 .798

  60. Cleon Jones – Plateau, AL
  61. Cleon Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    18 112 1213 4730 4263 565 1196 183 33 93 524 91 48 360 702 .281 .339 .404 .744

  62. Rip Sewell – Decatur, AL
  63. Rip Sewell
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    25.3 93 390 243 143 97 3.48 2119.1 137 20 15 983 819 748 636 7.0% 1.34

  64. Josh Willingham – Florence, AL
  65. Josh Willingham
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    18.8 122 1147 4616 3912 564 988 216 15 195 632 35 9 553 1036 .253 .358 .465 .823

  66. Lyman Bostock – Birmingham, AL
  67. Lyman Bostock
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    13.1 122 526 2214 2004 305 624 102 30 23 250 45 28 171 174 .311 .365 .427 .791

  68. Spud Davis – Birmingham, AL
  69. Spud Davis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    26.8 109 1458 4713 4255 388 1312 244 22 77 647 6 386 326 .308 .369 .430 .799

  70. Bill Bruton – Panola, AL
  71. Bill Bruton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    26.3 97 1610 6668 6056 937 1651 241 102 94 545 207 89 482 793 .273 .328 .393 .720

  72. Guy Morton – Vernon, AL
  73. Guy Morton
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    19.4 93 317 185 98 88 3.13 1629.2 82 19 6 747 567 583 830 11.6% 1.29

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