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Indiana’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 Indiana.


  1. Scott Rolen – Evansville, IN
  2. Scott Rolen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    70.3 122 2038 8518 7398 1211 2077 517 43 316 1287 118 49 899 1410 .281 .364 .490 .855

  3. Kenny Lofton – East Chicago, IN
  4. Kenny Lofton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    68.6 109 2103 9235 8120 1528 2428 383 116 130 781 622 160 945 1016 .299 .372 .423 .794

  5. Mordecai Brown – Nyesville, IN
  6. Mordecai Brown
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    56.3 71 481 332 239 130 2.06 3172.1 271 55 49 1044 725 673 1375 10.3% 1.07

  7. Don Mattingly – Evansville, IN
  8. Don Mattingly
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    42.4 124 1785 7722 7003 1007 2153 442 20 222 1099 14 9 588 444 .307 .358 .471 .830

  9. Tommy John – Terre Haute, IN
  10. Tommy John
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    62.1 90 760 700 288 231 3.34 4710.1 162 46 4 2017 1749 1259 2245 11.4% 1.28

  11. Chuck Klein – Indianapolis, IN
  12. Chuck Klein
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    43.7 133 1753 7168 6486 1168 2076 398 74 300 1201 79 601 521 .320 .379 .543 .922

  13. Dizzy Trout – Sandcut, IN
  14. Dizzy Trout
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    45.4 81 521 322 170 161 3.23 2725.2 158 28 35 1166 979 1046 1256 10.8% 1.35

  15. Babe Adams – Tipton, IN
  16. Babe Adams
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    49.9 86 482 355 194 140 2.76 2995.1 206 44 15 1129 917 430 1036 07.0% 1.09

  17. Gil Hodges – Princeton, IN
  18. Gil Hodges
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    44.8 121 2071 8104 7030 1105 1921 295 48 370 1274 63 31 943 1137 .273 .359 .487 .846

  19. Billy Herman – New Albany, IN
  20. Billy Herman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    54.8 115 1922 8641 7707 1163 2345 486 82 47 839 67 737 428 .304 .367 .407 .774

  21. Bob Friend – Lafayette, IN
  22. Bob Friend
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    46.7 94 602 497 197 230 3.58 3611 163 36 11 1652 1438 894 1734 11.4% 1.29

  23. Edd Roush – Oakland City, IN
  24. Edd Roush
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    45.2 127 1967 8156 7363 1099 2376 339 182 68 981 268 92 484 260 .323 .369 .446 .815

  25. Max Carey – Terre Haute, IN
  26. Max Carey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    53.8 110 2476 10770 9363 1545 2665 419 159 70 800 738 92 1040 695 .285 .361 .386 .747

  27. Sam Rice – Morocco, IN
  28. Sam Rice
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    52.6 113 2404 10246 9269 1514 2987 498 184 34 1078 351 143 708 275 .322 .374 .427 .801

  29. Chick Stahl – Avilla, IN
  30. Chick Stahl
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    18.1 121 781 3407 3004 464 871 122 62 17 339 105 280 .290 .357 .389 .746

  31. Cy Williams – Wadena, IN
  32. Cy Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    37.4 123 2002 7720 6780 1024 1981 306 74 251 1005 115 82 690 721 .292 .365 .470 .835

  33. Donie Bush – Indianapolis, IN
  34. Donie Bush
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    39.2 96 1946 8734 7210 1280 1804 186 74 9 436 404 75 1158 346 .250 .356 .300 .656

  35. Andy Benes – Evansville, IN
  36. Andy Benes
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    31.2 96 403 387 155 139 3.97 2505.1 21 9 1 1206 1106 909 2000 18.8% 1.31

  37. Kevin Kiermaier – Fort Wayne, IN
  38. Kevin Kiermaier
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    26.3 97 680 2581 2361 312 589 108 41 68 235 89 29 169 534 .249 .306 .416 .723

  39. Lance Lynn – Indianapolis, IN
  40. Lance Lynn
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    23.1 89 247 223 98 68 3.59 1342.2 2 1 1 574 535 504 1326 23.3% 1.30

  41. Hooks Dauss – Indianapolis, IN
  42. Hooks Dauss
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    37.3 97 538 388 222 182 3.30 3390.2 245 22 40 1599 1245 1067 1201 07.5% 1.32

  43. Phil Bradley – Bloomington, IN
  44. Phil Bradley
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    18.7 120 1022 4255 3695 565 1058 179 43 78 376 155 61 432 718 .286 .369 .421 .790

  45. Freddie Fitzsimmons – Mishawaka, IN
  46. Freddie Fitzsimmons
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    33.6 90 513 426 217 146 3.51 3223.2 186 29 13 1505 1257 846 870 06.4% 1.30

  47. Dickie Thon – South Bend, IN
  48. Dickie Thon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.8 94 1387 4871 4449 496 1176 193 42 71 435 167 63 348 658 .264 .317 .374 .691

  49. Dick Dietz – Crawfordsville, IN
  50. Dick Dietz
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    12.6 132 646 2244 1829 226 478 89 6 66 301 4 6 381 402 .261 .390 .425 .815

  51. Joe Benz – New Alsace, IN
  52. Joe Benz
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    19.5 85 251 163 76 75 2.43 1359.2 75 17 3 509 367 334 539 07.4% 1.15

  53. Paul Splittorff – Evansville, IN
  54. Paul Splittorff
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    22.5 99 429 392 166 143 3.81 2554.2 88 17 1 1243 1082 780 1057 09.8% 1.34

  55. Art Nehf – Terre Haute, IN
  56. Art Nehf
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    24.8 94 451 319 184 120 3.20 2707.2 182 28 13 1164 964 640 844 07.4% 1.24

  57. Bubbles Hargrave – New Haven, IN
  58. Bubbles Hargrave
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    16.2 120 852 2852 2533 314 786 155 58 29 376 29 16 217 165 .310 .372 .452 .824

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