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Kentucky’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 Kentucky.


  1. Jim Bunning – Southgate, KY
  2. Jim Bunning
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    60.6 88 591 519 224 184 3.27 3760.1 151 40 16 1527 1366 1000 2855 18.3% 1.18

  3. Pee Wee Reese – Ekron, KY
  4. Pee Wee Reese
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    66.4 103 2166 9470 8058 1338 2170 330 80 126 885 232 45 1210 890 .269 .366 .377 .743

  5. Bobby Veach – St. Charles, KY
  6. Bobby Veach
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    47.8 124 1821 7557 6656 953 2063 393 147 64 1166 195 84 571 367 .310 .370 .442 .812

  7. Brandon Webb – Ashland, KY
  8. Brandon Webb
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    33.2 72 199 198 87 62 3.27 1319.2 15 8 0 557 479 435 1065 19.3% 1.24

  9. Earle Combs – Pebworth, KY
  10. Earle Combs
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    42.6 127 1455 6507 5746 1186 1866 309 154 58 632 96 71 670 278 .325 .397 .462 .859

  11. Jesse Tannehill – Dayton, KY
  12. Jesse Tannehill
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    40.8 91 220 202 118 74 2.56 1705.2 162 23 2 680 485 280 689 1.13

  13. Carl Mays – Liberty, KY
  14. Carl Mays
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    43.6 84 490 325 207 126 2.92 3021.1 231 29 31 1211 979 734 862 06.7% 1.21

  15. Mike Greenwell – Louisville, KY
  16. Mike Greenwell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    25.9 120 1269 5166 4623 657 1400 275 38 130 726 80 43 460 364 .303 .368 .463 .831

  17. Travis Fryman – Lexington, KY
  18. Travis Fryman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    34.2 103 1698 7217 6481 895 1776 345 40 223 1022 72 38 602 1369 .274 .336 .443 .779

  19. Ray Chapman – Beaver Dam, KY
  20. Ray Chapman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    29 111 1051 4590 3785 671 1053 162 81 17 364 233 47 452 414 .278 .358 .377 .735

  21. Stan Spence – South Portsmouth, KY
  22. Stan Spence
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.4 125 1112 4446 3871 541 1090 196 60 95 575 21 23 520 248 .282 .369 .437 .806

  23. Paul Derringer – Springfield, KY
  24. Paul Derringer
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    39.1 93 579 445 223 212 3.46 3645 251 32 29 1652 1401 761 1507 9.8% 1.28

  25. Jay Buhner – Louisville, KY
  26. Jay Buhner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.9 123 1472 5927 5013 797 1273 233 19 310 965 6 24 792 1406 .254 .359 .494 .852

  27. Dan McGann – Shelbyville, KY
  28. Dan McGann
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    21.6 115 988 4141 3578 525 986 127 64 24 443 194 297 .276 .352 .367 .719

  29. Johnny Morrison – Pellville, KY
  30. Johnny Morrison
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    21.5 88 297 164 103 80 3.65 1535 90 13 23 737 622 506 546 08.4% 1.36

  31. Dan Uggla – Louisville, KY
  32. Dan Uggla
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    17.4 109 1346 5509 4759 759 1149 238 18 235 706 26 21 626 1341 .241 .336 .447 .783

  33. George Harper – Arlington, KY
  34. George Harper
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    18.3 118 1073 3927 3398 505 1030 158 43 91 528 58 34 389 208 .303 .380 .455 .836

  35. Howie Camnitz – Covington, KY
  36. Howie Camnitz
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    19.4 92 326 236 133 106 2.75 2085.1 137 20 15 855 637 656 915 1.20

  37. Corey Hart – Bowling Green, KY
  38. Corey Hart
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    14.4 113 1048 4114 3729 549 1009 221 33 162 538 85 40 286 853 .271 .329 .478 .806

  39. Don Gullett – Lynn, KY
  40. Don Gullett
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    16.7 88 266 186 109 50 3.11 1390 44 14 11 528 481 501 921 16.0% 1.23

  41. Aaron Cook – Fort Campbell, KY
  42. Aaron Cook
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    15.6 98 256 224 76 79 4.60 1406.1 12 3 0 776 719 429 578 9.4% 1.47

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