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    Who is the greatest player in history to play baseball born in each country?

    I understand many countries of the world will not have a representative but the from the ones that do.

    Please discuss.

    United States?
    Canada ?
    Cuba?
    Dominican Republic?
    Japan?
    South Korea?
    The Philippines?
    Panama?
    Taiwan?
    China?
    Venezuela?
    Mexico?

  • #2
    Bobby Chouinard would have to be the greatest MLB player born in The Philippines because he was the only MLB player born in The Philippines.

    Can't say for sure, but maybe was an army brat.

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    Carl Yastrzemski

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    • #3
      It's not on your list, but the best player from Vietnam would most likely be Danny Graves. Another army brat I would imagine.

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      • #4
        Ed Porray probably wins miscellaneous category despite only appearing in 3 games. He was born out over the Atlantic Ocean.
        Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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        • #5
          From Mexico it's either Bobby Avila or Vinny Castilla (though Jose Cantu may one day surplant them one day) and between Fernando Valenzuela or Teddy Higuera for pitchers.
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #6
            Originally posted by julusnc
            Who is the greatest player in history to play baseball born in each country?

            I understand many countries of the world will not have a representative but the from the ones that do.

            Please discuss.
            United States? Bambino
            Canada ? Fergie or LWalker
            Cuba? Minoso/Tiant
            Dominican Republic? Manny/Marichal
            Japan? Ichiro (my bad, Jim is right
            South Korea? Park
            Venezuela? Galarraga?
            Mexico? Valenzuela/VCastilla?
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            • #7
              Off the cuff, US--Babe Ruth, Japan--Sadaharu Oh Cuba's tough because of the Castro era We can come up with real talents from Puerto Rico, the Dominican, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama (Rod Carew, IIRC), and Canada. It'll take a while to get them all though.

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              • #8
                Bert Blyleven has to be tops for the Netherlands.

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                • #9
                  American Samoa - Tony Solaita
                  British Honduras - Chito Martinez
                  Curacao - Andruw Jones
                  Czechoslavakia - Elmer Valo
                  Denmark - Olaf Henricksen
                  Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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                  • #10
                    my list is only of players in the mlb.

                    United States Ty Cobb/Babe Ruth/ Ted Williams
                    Canada Fergie Jenkins/ Larry Walker
                    Cuba Minnie Miniso/Tony Perez
                    Dominican Republic Juan Marichal/ Manny Ramirez
                    Japan Ichiro
                    South Korea Cahn Ho Park
                    Panama Rod Carew
                    Venezuela Tony Armas
                    Mexico Fernando Valenzuela
                    Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente/Robeto Alomar Jr.
                    Scotland Jim McCormick

                    (I probably left a ton of people out but this is a quick list)
                    go sox.

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                    • #11
                      Nicaragua - Dennis Martinez
                      Cuba - Martin DiHigo
                      Last edited by Brian McKenna; 03-27-2006, 02:12 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Cuba - Cristobal Torriente

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                        • #13
                          Off the top of my head....

                          Luis Aparizio - Venezuela
                          Roberto Clemente - PR
                          Mariano Rivera - Panama (second spot - Rod Carew)
                          "Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century."

                          ~Mickey Mantle

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RedSoxVT92
                            Venezuela Tony Armas
                            Don't be fooled by HR and RBIs. Armas was about as bad as you could possibly be and be a HR and RBI champ. He's not anywhere near the best Venezuelan player. That would be Galarraga, Santana, or Magglio Ordonez.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 538280
                              Don't be fooled by HR and RBIs. Armas was about as bad as you could possibly be and be a HR and RBI champ. He's not anywhere near the best Venezuelan player.
                              Wow you're right. A lifetime OPS+ of only 102! Can't get much more mediocre than that.

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