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Georgia’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 Georgia.


  1. Ty Cobb – Narrows, GA
  2. Ty Cobb
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    151.2 165 3035 13072 11434 2246 4189 724 295 117 1937 892 178 1249 357 .366 .433 .512 .945

  3. Frank Thomas – Columbus, GA
  4. Frank Thomas
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    73.9 154 2322 10075 8199 1494 2468 495 12 521 1704 32 23 1667 1397 .301 .419 .555 .974

  5. Johnny Mize – Demorest, GA
  6. Johnny Mize
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    70.8 157 1884 7371 6443 1118 2011 367 83 359 1337 28 1 856 524 .312 .397 .562 .959

  7. Jackie Robinson – Cairo, GA
    • Age: 28 – 37
    • Years: 1947 – 1956
    • Pos: 2B, 3B, 1B, OF
    • Team(s): Brooklyn Dodgers

    Jackie Robinson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    61.5 135 1382 5802 4877 947 1518 273 54 137 734 197 30 740 291 .311 .409 .474 .883

  8. Kevin Brown – Milledgeville, GA
  9. Kevin Brown
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    68.3 78 486 476 211 144 3.28 3256 72 17 0 1357 1185 901 2397 17.7% 1.22

  10. Bill Terry – Atlanta, GA
  11. Bill Terry
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    54.2 137 1721 7111 6428 1120 2193 373 112 154 1078 56 6 537 449 .341 .393 .506 .899

  12. Tim Hudson – Columbus, GA
  13. Tim Hudson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    57 83 482 479 222 133 3.49 3126.2 26 13 0 1319 1213 917 2080 16.0% 1.24

  14. Nap Rucker – Crabapple, GA
  15. Nap Rucker
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    47.2 86 336 272 134 134 2.42 2375.1 186 38 14 817 639 701 1217 09.4% 1.17

  16. Buster Posey – Leesburg, GA
  17. Buster Posey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    42 128 1258 5153 4575 595 1380 270 9 140 673 23 9 484 634 .302 .370 .456 .826

  18. Kenny Rogers – Savannah, GA
  19. Kenny Rogers
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    50.7 93 762 474 219 156 4.27 3302.2 36 9 28 1739 1568 1175 1968 13.8% 1.40

  20. Tony Phillips – Atlanta, GA
  21. Tony Phillips
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    51.2 112 2161 9110 7617 1300 2023 360 50 160 819 177 114 1319 1499 .266 .374 .389 .763

  22. Moises Alou – Atlanta, GA
  23. Moises Alou
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    40.1 129 1942 7913 7037 1109 2134 421 39 332 1287 106 37 737 894 .303 .369 .516 .885

  24. Adam Wainwright – Brunswick, GA
    • Age: 23 – 28, 30 – 37
    • Years: 2005 – 2010, 2012 – 2019
    • Pos: SP
    • Team(s): St. Louis Cardinals

    Adam Wainwright
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    36.4 84 383 316 162 95 3.39 2103.2 22 10 3 851 792 576 1776 20.3% 1.23

  25. Mike Cameron – La Grange, GA
  26. Mike Cameron
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    46.7 107 1955 7884 6839 1064 1700 383 59 278 968 297 83 867 1901 .249 .338 .444 .782

  27. Lorenzo Cain – Valdosta, GA
  28. Lorenzo Cain
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    37 106 1045 4295 3894 565 1122 206 24 78 407 175 40 325 768 .288 .347 .413 .761

  29. Dixie Walker – Villa Rica, GA
  30. Dixie Walker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    43 122 1905 7666 6740 1037 2064 376 96 105 1023 59 10 817 325 .306 .383 .437 .820

  31. Jim Bagby – Barnett, GA
  32. Jim Bagby
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.1 90 316 208 127 88 3.11 1821.2 133 16 29 769 629 458 450 5.9% 1.29

  33. Ron Fairly – Macon, GA
  34. Ron Fairly
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    35.1 117 2442 8437 7184 931 1913 307 33 215 1044 35 33 1052 879 .266 .360 .408 .768

  35. Wally Joyner – Atlanta, GA
  36. Wally Joyner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    35.7 116 2033 8115 7127 973 2060 409 26 204 1106 60 39 833 825 .289 .362 .440 .802

  37. Kal Daniels – Vienna, GA
  38. Kal Daniels
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    16.8 140 727 2739 2338 391 666 125 8 104 360 87 26 365 493 .285 .382 .479 .861

  39. Brian McCann – Athens, GA
  40. Brian McCann
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    31.9 110 1755 6850 6067 742 1590 294 5 282 1018 25 9 640 1054 .262 .337 .452 .789

  41. Spud Chandler – Commerce, GA
  42. Spud Chandler
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    22.8 73 211 184 109 43 2.84 1485 109 26 6 549 468 463 614 10.1% 1.21

  43. Cecil Travis – Riverdale, GA
    • Age: 19 – 27, 31 – 33
    • Years: 1933 – 1941, 1945 – 1947
    • Pos: SS, 3B
    • Team(s): Washington Senators

    Cecil Travis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    29.5 106 1328 5414 4914 665 1544 265 78 27 657 23 32 402 291 .314 .370 .416 .786

  44. Marquis Grissom – Atlanta, GA
  45. Marquis Grissom
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    29.7 93 2165 8959 8275 1187 2251 386 56 227 967 429 116 553 1240 .272 .318 .415 .732

  46. Mack Jones – Atlanta, GA
  47. Mack Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    20.9 122 1002 3584 3091 485 778 132 31 133 415 65 40 383 756 .252 .347 .444 .790

  48. Rondell White – Milledgeville, GA
  49. Rondell White
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    28.4 107 1474 5852 5357 756 1519 296 34 198 768 94 47 360 925 .284 .336 .462 .799

  50. Tully Sparks – Etna, GA
  51. Tully Sparks
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    24.9 95 284 251 113 129 2.68 2157.2 193 19 8 949 643 543 725 00.0% 1.20

  52. Wally Moses – Uvalda, GA
  53. Wally Moses
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    33.2 107 2012 8253 7356 1124 2138 435 110 89 679 174 81 821 457 .291 .364 .416 .779

  54. Josh Reddick – Savannah, GA
  55. Josh Reddick
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    25 105 1195 4511 4069 560 1072 197 32 140 531 60 18 367 718 .263 .322 .431 .753

  56. Whit Wyatt – Kensington, GA
  57. Whit Wyatt
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    22.3 94 360 210 106 95 3.79 1761 97 17 13 860 741 642 872 11.6% 1.32

  58. Chone Figgins – Leary, GA
  59. Chone Figgins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.2 95 1282 5360 4701 708 1298 188 58 35 403 341 119 540 832 .276 .349 .363 .712

  60. Sherry Smith – Monticello, GA
  61. Sherry Smith
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    24.5 93 373 224 114 118 3.32 2052.2 142 16 21 964 757 440 428 4.7% 1.30

  62. Colby Rasmus – Columbus, GA
  63. Colby Rasmus
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    19.8 102 1092 4119 3704 536 891 183 21 166 491 35 17 362 1106 .241 .310 .436 .745

  64. Bryn Smith – Marietta, GA
  65. Bryn Smith
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    16.6 96 365 255 108 94 3.53 1791.1 23 8 6 809 702 432 1028 13.8% 1.20

  66. Dexter Fowler – Atlanta, GA
  67. Dexter Fowler
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    19.6 107 1422 5780 4930 800 1280 251 82 123 501 147 67 729 1292 .260 .359 .419 .778

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