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Kansas’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 Kansas.


  1. Walter Johnson – Humboldt, KS
  2. Walter Johnson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    152 68 802 666 417 279 2.17 5914.2 531 110 34 1902 1424 1363 3509 12.6% 1.06

  3. Johnny Damon – Fort Riley, KS
  4. Johnny Damon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    56.7 105 2490 10917 9736 1668 2769 522 109 235 1139 408 103 1003 1257 .284 .352 .433 .785

  5. Joe Tinker – Muscotah, KS
  6. Joe Tinker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    53.1 96 1804 7145 6434 774 1687 263 114 31 782 336 416 149 .262 .308 .353 .661

  7. Darren Daulton – Arkansas City, KS
  8. Darren Daulton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.2 114 1161 4340 3630 511 891 197 25 137 588 50 10 629 726 .245 .357 .427 .784

  9. George Grantham – Galena, KS
  10. George Grantham
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    32.4 123 1444 5897 4989 912 1508 292 93 105 712 132 53 717 526 .302 .392 .461 .854

  11. Bob Horner – Junction City, KS
  12. Bob Horner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.0 126 1020 4213 3777 560 1047 169 8 218 684 14 18 369 512 .277 .340 .499 .839

  13. Claude Hendrix – Olathe, KS
  14. Claude Hendrix
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    25.0 89 360 257 144 116 2.65 2371.1 184 27 17 910 698 697 1092 09.5% 1.19

  15. Ed Siever – Goddard, KS
  16. Ed Siever
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    20.7 89 203 174 83 83 2.60 1507 136 14 2 674 435 311 470 00.0% 1.23

  17. Mike Torrez – Topeka, KS
  18. Mike Torrez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    23.8 102 494 458 185 160 3.96 3044 117 15 0 1501 1340 1371 1404 10.7% 1.45

  19. Rudy May – Coffeyville, KS
  20. Rudy May
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    20.7 99 535 360 152 156 3.46 2622 87 24 12 1150 1007 958 1760 16.1% 1.25

  21. Bill Russell – Pittsburg, KS
  22. Bill Russell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    31.5 82 2181 8021 7318 796 1926 293 57 46 627 167 69 483 667 .263 .310 .338 .648

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