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Missouri’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 Missouri.


  1. Max Scherzer – St. Louis, MO
  2. Max Scherzer
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    58.8 76 365 356 170 89 3.20 2290 10 5 0 876 813 618 2692 29.0% 1.09

  3. Carl Hubbell – Carthage, MO
  4. Carl Hubbell
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    68.6 77 535 431 253 154 2.98 3590.1 260 36 33 1380 1188 725 1677 11.3% 1.17

  5. Ken Boyer – Liberty, MO
  6. Ken Boyer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    62.9 116 2034 8268 7455 1104 2143 318 68 282 1141 105 77 713 1017 .287 .349 .462 .810

  7. David Cone – Kansas City, MO
  8. David Cone
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    61.6 84 450 419 194 126 3.46 2898.2 56 22 1 1222 1115 1137 2668 21.9% 1.26

  9. Yogi Berra – St. Louis, MO
  10. Yogi Berra
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    60.1 124 2120 8364 7555 1175 2150 321 49 358 1430 30 26 704 414 .285 .348 .482 .830

  11. Mark Buehrle – St. Charles, MO
  12. Mark Buehrle
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    60 87 518 493 214 160 3.81 3283.1 33 10 0 1542 1391 734 1870 13.6% 1.28

  13. Zack Wheat – Hamilton, MO
  14. Zack Wheat
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    60.1 128 2410 9996 9106 1289 2884 476 172 132 1248 205 49 650 559 .317 .367 .450 .817

  15. Steve Rogers – Jefferson City, MO
  16. Steve Rogers
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    45.1 87 399 393 158 152 3.18 2837.2 129 37 2 1122 1002 876 1621 13.9% 1.23

  17. Bob Allison – Raytown, MO
  18. Bob Allison
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    33.8 129 1541 5921 5032 811 1281 216 53 256 796 84 50 795 1033 .255 .358 .471 .829

  19. Mel Stottlemyre – Hazleton, MO
  20. Mel Stottlemyre
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    40.6 90 360 356 164 139 2.97 2661.1 152 40 1 1003 878 809 1257 11.5% 1.22

  21. “Smoky” Joe Wood – Kansas City, MO
  22. Joe Wood
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.3 70 225 158 117 57 2.03 1436.1 121 28 11 497 324 421 989 4.0% 1.09

  23. Darrell Porter – Joplin, MO
  24. Darrell Porter
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    40.9 113 1782 6570 5539 765 1369 237 48 188 826 39 37 905 1025 .247 .354 .409 .763

  25. Al Orth – Sedalia, MO
  26. Al Orth
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    44.6 105 282 254 124 129 3.14 2131.2 205 23 3 989 743 379 681 1.18

  27. Curt Davis – Greenfield, MO
  28. Curt Davis
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    37.9 87 429 281 158 131 3.42 2325 141 24 33 1033 884 479 684 7.0% 1.26

  29. Murry Dickson – Tracy, MO
  30. Murry Dickson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    43.0 92 625 338 172 181 3.66 3052.1 149 27 23 1431 1240 1058 1281 9.9% 1.34

  31. Lonny Frey – St. Louis, MO
  32. Lonny Frey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    38.7 108 1535 6402 5517 848 1482 263 69 61 549 105 0 752 525 .269 .359 .374 .734

  33. Sonny Siebert – St. Mary, MO
  34. Sonny Siebert
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    29.5 91 399 307 140 114 3.21 2152 67 21 16 907 767 692 1512 16.9% 1.21

  35. Pete Reiser – St. Louis, MO
  36. Pete Reiser
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    21.7 130 861 3053 2662 473 786 155 41 58 368 87 3 343 369 .295 .380 .450 .829

  37. Ron Hunt – St. Louis, MO
  38. Ron Hunt
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    32.8 109 1483 6158 5235 745 1429 223 23 39 370 65 55 555 382 .273 .368 .347 .715

  39. Jerry Reuss – St. Louis, MO
  40. Jerry Reuss
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    32.8 100 628 547 220 191 3.64 3670 127 39 11 1701 1484 1127 1907 12.2% 1.32

  41. Elston Howard – St. Louis, MO
  42. Elston Howard
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    27.2 105 1605 5843 5363 619 1471 218 50 167 762 9 14 373 786 .274 .322 .427 .749

  43. Jake Arrieta – Farmington, MO
  44. Jake Arrieta
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    24 90 252 246 106 75 3.72 1469.1 6 5 0 671 607 511 1318 21.6% 1.21

  45. Roy Sievers – St. Louis, MO
  46. Roy Sievers
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    25.6 121 1887 7349 6387 945 1703 292 42 318 1147 14 19 841 920 .267 .354 .475 .829

  47. Rick Sutcliffe – Independence, MO
  48. Rick Sutcliffe
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    31.3 104 457 392 171 139 4.08 2697.2 72 18 6 1324 1223 1081 1679 14.5% 1.39

  49. Bernard Gilkey – St. Louis, MO
  50. Bernard Gilkey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    21.7 111 1239 4626 4061 606 1115 244 24 118 546 115 71 466 708 .275 .352 .434 .785

  51. Harry Steinfeldt – St. Louis, MO
  52. Harry Steinfeldt
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    30.7 107 1317 5336 4692 592 1266 221 69 25 610 152 377 32 .270 .333 .362 .695

  53. Ken Holtzman – St. Louis, MO
  54. Ken Holtzman
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    27.0 96 451 410 174 150 3.49 2867.1 127 31 3 1273 1111 910 1601 13.3% 1.29

  55. Norm Siebern – St. Louis, MO
  56. Norm Siebern
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    20.9 118 1406 5267 4481 662 1217 206 38 132 636 18 25 708 748 .272 .369 .423 .792

  57. Walker Cooper – Atherton, MO
  58. Walker Cooper
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    29 114 1473 5078 4702 573 1341 240 40 173 812 18 1 309 357 .285 .332 .464 .796

  59. Ival Goodman – Northview, MO
  60. Ival Goodman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.2 120 1107 4440 3928 609 1104 188 85 95 525 49 382 380 .281 .352 .445 .797

  61. Jeff Tesreau – Ironton, MO
  62. Jeff Tesreau
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    22.6 89 247 206 115 72 2.43 1679 123 27 9 591 453 572 880 10.7% 1.14

  63. Charlie Hollocher – St. Louis, MO
    • Age: 22 – 28
    • Years: 1918 – 1924
    • Pos: SS
    • Team(s): Chicago Cubs

    Charlie Hollocher
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.3 112 760 3390 2936 411 894 145 35 14 241 99 80 277 94 .304 .370 .392 .762

  64. Bake McBride – Fulton, MO
  65. Bake McBride
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.8 111 1071 4202 3853 548 1153 167 55 63 430 183 63 248 457 .299 .345 .420 .765

  66. Bill Mueller – Maryland Heights, MO
  67. Bill Mueller
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.8 112 1216 4886 4223 663 1229 265 22 85 493 20 18 543 571 .291 .373 .425 .797

  68. Al Smith – Kirkwood, MO
  69. Al Smith
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    20.2 116 1517 6172 5357 843 1458 258 46 164 676 67 43 674 768 .272 .358 .429 .787

  70. Ryan Howard – St. Louis, MO
  71. Ryan Howard
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    14.9 121 1572 6531 5707 848 1475 277 21 382 1194 12 5 709 1843 .258 .343 .515 .859

  72. Donn Clendenon – Neosho, MO
  73. Donn Clendenon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    19.9 116 1362 5112 4648 594 1273 192 57 159 682 90 57 379 1140 .274 .328 .442 .771

  74. Andy Ashby – Kansas City, MO
  75. Andy Ashby
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    21.4 101 309 285 98 110 4.12 1810.2 21 7 1 922 829 540 1173 15.3% 1.32

  76. Johnny Kling – Kansas City, MO
  77. Johnny Kling
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    28.9 100 1245 4586 4190 466 1136 178 60 20 506 123 279 114 .271 .318 .357 .675

  78. Jimmy Williams – St. Louis, MO
  79. Jimmy Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    23.9 107 1198 4968 4448 582 1178 199 100 35 612 107 382 .265 .327 .378 .705

  80. Jake Beckley – Hannibal, MO
  81. Jake Beckley
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    16.2 118 784 3365 3070 400 932 149 55 12 404 74 183 .304 .349 .400 .749

  82. Glenn Wright – Archie, MO
  83. Glenn Wright
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    25.2 97 1119 4480 4153 584 1219 203 76 94 723 38 13 209 407 .294 .328 .447 .775

  84. Nate Colbert – St. Louis, MO
  85. Nate Colbert
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    14.1 116 1004 3863 3422 481 833 141 25 173 520 52 31 383 902 .243 .322 .451 .772

  86. Carl Morton – Kansas City, MO
  87. Carl Morton
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    17.7 98 255 242 87 92 3.73 1648.2 51 13 1 776 684 565 650 9.1% 1.41

  88. Clete Boyer – Cossville, MO
  89. Clete Boyer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    27.6 86 1715 6365 5780 645 1396 200 33 162 654 41 28 470 931 .242 .299 .372 .670

  90. Barney Pelty – Farmington, MO
  91. Barney Pelty
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    23.3 101 266 217 92 117 2.63 1908 175 23 4 750 558 532 693 00.0% 1.15

  92. Jack Tobin – St. Louis, MO
  93. Jack Tobin
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    20.3 108 1619 6872 6174 936 1906 294 99 64 581 147 62 508 267 .309 .364 .420 .784

  94. Casey Stengel – Kansas City, MO
  95. Casey Stengel
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    20.0 120 1277 4869 4288 575 1219 182 89 60 535 131 43 437 453 .284 .356 .410 .766

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