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Mississippi’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 Mississippi.


  1. Roy Oswalt – Kosciusko, MS
  2. Roy Oswalt
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    50.2 79 365 341 163 102 3.36 2245.1 20 8 0 897 838 520 1852 19.9% 1.21

  3. Chet Lemon – Jackson, MS
  4. Chet Lemon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    55.8 122 1988 7874 6868 973 1875 396 61 215 884 58 75 749 1025 .273 .355 .442 .797

  5. Dave Parker – Grenada, MS
  6. Dave Parker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    40.3 120 2466 10184 9358 1272 2712 526 75 339 1493 154 113 683 1537 .290 .339 .471 .810

  7. Ellis Burks – Vicksburg, MS
  8. Ellis Burks
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    49.7 125 2000 8177 7232 1253 2107 402 63 352 1206 181 84 793 1340 .291 .363 .510 .874

  9. Claude Passeau – Waynesboro, MS
  10. Claude Passeau
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    43.3 88 444 331 162 150 3.32 2719.2 188 26 21 1204 1003 728 1104 9.5% 1.32

  11. George Scott – Greenville, MS
  12. George Scott
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    36.6 113 2034 8269 7433 957 1992 306 60 271 1051 69 57 699 1419 .268 .333 .435 .767

  13. Buddy Myer – Ellisville, MS
  14. Buddy Myer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    47.4 110 1923 8187 7038 1174 2131 353 130 38 850 156 109 965 428 .303 .389 .406 .795

  15. Brian Dozier – Fulton, MS
  16. Brian Dozier
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    24.6 107 1137 4884 4301 663 1053 231 21 192 561 105 36 487 968 .245 .326 .442 .768

  17. Bill Melton – Gulfport, MS
  18. Bill Melton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    19 113 1144 4558 3971 496 1004 162 9 160 591 23 24 480 669 .253 .337 .419 .756

  19. Frank White – Greenville, MS
  20. Frank White
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    35.1 84 2324 8468 7859 912 2006 407 58 160 886 178 83 412 1035 .255 .293 .383 .675

  21. Oil Can Boyd – Meridian, MS
  22. Oil Can Boyd
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    17.8 98 214 207 78 77 4.04 1389.2 44 10 0 680 624 368 799 13.7% 1.29

  23. Vinegar Bend Mizell – Leakesville, MS
  24. Vinegar Bend Mizell
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    17.5 96 268 230 90 88 3.85 1528.2 61 15 0 725 654 680 918 13.9% 1.38

  25. Corey Dickerson – McComb, MS
  26. Corey Dickerson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    13.1 117 776 2914 2716 375 776 190 29 115 370 23 18 168 620 .286 .328 .504 .832

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