Originally Posted by twinsfan09
I just had a look at current players listed at mlb.com as major leaguers with a german origin name like "Feierabend" or "Clemens" and found a lot of them. Just stopped at "H" because it was way to much. I am sure you will find a lot of players with german roots in 2nd or 3rd bloodline who will make a more then competitive roster for Germany at WBC 2013.
Just go back to early 1900 and I think Germany would have the best team ever playing with Georg(e) Hermann Ruth; Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb (I don´t know for sure), Honus Wagner,Charlie Gehringer, Mel Ott, Harry Heilmann, Casey Stengel etc.
At the Minor League levels there should be more players with german roots and I think you even get a really competitive team out of them
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