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Louisiana’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 Louisiana.


  1. Mel Ott – Gretna, LA
  2. Mel Ott
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    107.7 156 2730 11337 9456 1859 2876 488 72 511 1860 89 1708 896 .304 .414 .533 .947

  3. Reggie Smith – Shreveport, LA
  4. Reggie Smith
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    64.6 137 1987 8050 7033 1123 2020 363 57 314 1092 137 86 890 1030 .287 .366 .489 .855

  5. Will Clark – New Orleans, LA
  6. Will Clark
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    56.5 136 1976 8283 7173 1186 2176 440 47 284 1205 67 48 937 1190 .303 .384 .497 .880

  7. Chuck Finley – Monroe, LA
  8. Chuck Finley
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    58.2 87 524 467 200 173 3.84 3197.2 63 15 0 1517 1366 1332 2610 19.1% 1.38

  9. Albert Belle – Shreveport, LA
  10. Albert Belle
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    40.1 139 1539 6676 5853 974 1726 389 21 381 1239 88 41 683 961 .295 .369 .564 .933

  11. Andy Pettitte – Baton Rouge, LA
  12. Andy Pettitte
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    60.8 86 531 521 256 153 3.85 3316 26 4 0 1572 1418 1031 2448 17.4% 1.35

  13. Ron Guidry – Lafayette, LA
  14. Ron Guidry
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    47.9 83 368 323 170 91 3.29 2392 95 26 4 953 874 633 1778 18.2% 1.18

  15. Bill Dickey – Bastrop, LA
    • Age: 21 – 36, 39
    • Years: 1928 – 1943, 1946
    • Pos: C
    • Team(s): New York Yankees

    Bill Dickey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    58.6 126 1789 7060 6300 930 1969 343 72 202 1209 37 29 678 289 .313 .382 .486 .868

  16. Vida Blue – Mansfield, LA
  17. Vida Blue
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    45.0 92 502 473 209 161 3.27 3343.1 143 37 2 1357 1213 1185 2175 15.7% 1.23

  18. Ted Lyons – Lake Charles, LA
  19. Ted Lyons
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    67.0 85 594 484 260 230 3.67 4161 356 27 23 2056 1696 1121 1073 6.0% 1.35

  20. Rusty Staub – New Orleans, LA
  21. Rusty Staub
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    45.9 122 2951 11229 9720 1189 2716 499 47 292 1466 47 33 1255 888 .279 .362 .431 .793

  22. Mel Parnell – New Orleans, LA
  23. Mel Parnell
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    27.4 80 289 232 123 75 3.50 1752.2 113 20 10 797 682 758 732 9.7% 1.41

  24. Howie Pollet – New Orleans, LA
  25. Howie Pollet
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    34.0 88 403 278 131 116 3.51 2107.1 116 25 20 957 821 745 934 10.4% 1.35

  26. Joe Adcock – Coushatta, LA
  27. Joe Adcock
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    33.3 123 1959 7304 6606 823 1832 295 35 336 1122 20 25 594 1059 .277 .337 .485 .822

  28. Don Wilson – Monroe, LA
  29. Don Wilson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    27.6 92 266 245 104 92 3.15 1748.1 78 20 2 698 611 640 1283 17.6% 1.21

  30. Ben Sheets – Baton Rouge, LA
  31. Ben Sheets
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    26.1 89 250 250 94 96 3.78 1596.2 18 4 0 736 670 369 1325 20.0% 1.22

  32. Bill Lee – Plaquemine, LA
  33. Bill Lee
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    32.6 95 462 378 169 157 3.54 2864 182 29 13 1304 1127 893 998 8.2% 1.34

  34. Aaron Nola – Baton Rouge, LA
  35. Aaron Nola
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    20.3 83 127 127 53 35 3.49 771.1 0 0 0 314 299 235 826 26.0% 1.17

  36. Vernon Wells – Shreveport, LA
  37. Vernon Wells
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    28.4 102 1731 7212 6642 930 1794 379 34 270 958 109 37 472 956 .270 .319 .459 .778

  38. Watty Clark – St. Joseph, LA
  39. Watty Clark
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    26.7 90 355 206 111 97 3.66 1747.1 91 14 16 836 711 383 643 8.6% 1.30

  40. Tommy Harper – Oak Grove, LA
  41. Tommy Harper
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    25.9 104 1810 7164 6269 972 1609 256 36 146 567 408 116 753 1080 .257 .338 .379 .717

  42. Zeke Bonura – New Orleans, LA
  43. Zeke Bonura
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.5 119 917 4026 3582 600 1099 232 29 119 704 19 7 404 180 .307 .380 .487 .867

  44. J.R. Richard – Vienna, LA
  45. J.R. Richard
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    21.4 92 238 221 107 71 3.15 1606 76 19 0 625 562 770 1493 22.4% 1.24

  46. Ben McDonald – Baton Rouge, LA
  47. Ben McDonald
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    20.8 89 211 198 78 70 3.91 1291.1 24 6 0 606 561 437 894 16.5% 1.26

  48. Earl Wilson – Ponchatoula, LA
  49. Earl Wilson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    20.4 101 338 310 121 109 3.69 2051.2 69 13 0 934 842 796 1452 16.7% 1.30

  50. Shane Reynolds – Bastrop, LA
  51. Shane Reynolds
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    18.1 98 305 278 114 96 4.09 1791.2 20 7 0 895 814 419 1403 18.4% 1.31

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