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Home State* Leaders (HR)
Can you name the players who are the all-time leaders in home runs from their respective places of birth?
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The District of Columbia is not a state. Neither is Puerto Rico. They're both in this quiz. States with ties have the number of answers in parentheses. * are active players.
Place of Birth
AL - 755
held career HR record from 4/8/1974 to 8/8/2007
AK - 64
C turned DH hit 47 HR w/TOR from '00-04, NYY's opening day 1B in '07
AZ - 108
Starting 3B in ASG w/BOS in '02, also played for ARI/TOR/SFG et al. between '03-07
AR - 285*
#1 overall pick in '98 draft won WS in PHI ('08), SFG ('10)
CA - 762
all-time home run leader, father is #16 on CA's list with 332
CO - 85
Brooklyn outfielder from '29-34 led NL in doubles in '29 (52)
CT - 328
'95 AL MVP w/ BOS retired with knee problems after stints in ANA/NYM
DE - 96 (3)
OF/DH w/ MIN in from '82-93; LHB pinch hitter, 1B & OF for STL/SEA et al from '94-07; MIL OF from '70-74 and father of CHC OF Derrick
DC - 176
4x AS 3B w/ MIL ('73-83); predecessor of OH's #1 hit first-ever HR at Veterans Stadium while w/ PHI in '71
FL - 509
3B/RF was 9x AS w/ SDP/FLA/LAD/ATL/NYY; cousin of Dwight Gooden
GA - 521
AL MVP w/ CHW in '93-94 finished career as DH in OAK/TOR
HI - 90
ATL/CIN OF/1B was first Japanese-American in MLB, won WS w/ CIN in '76
ID - 573
WSH/MIN 1B/3B has 2nd worst avg. of HOF position players (.256)
IL - 589*
Peoria native is 5x AS at 1B/DH for CLE/PHI/CHW
BRO/LAD star 1B received largest percentage of HOF votes without induction (among players no longer eligible)
IA - 228
CLE 1B led AL in RBI in '36 (162), retired in '41 and returned with CHW in '44
KS - 251
6'8' 1B hit bulk of HR w/ DET from '95-01, spent several years w/ ARI
KY - 310
SEA RF was traded from NYY for Ken Phelps, much to G.Costanza's ire
LA - 511
NYG RF led NL in HR 6x between '32-42, never finished higher than 4th in MVP vote
ME - 66
BRO 1B from '28-33 led NL in G in '28, finished 18th in MVP voting; briefly managed Boston Braves in '45
MD - 714
94-48, 2.28 career record as P; BOS sold him for $125,000 and right to bemoan sale for 84 years
MA - 449
Career Astro was traded from BOS for Larry Andersen. Whoops.
MI - 255 (2)
'88 NL MVP and WS hero, U. of M. QB, and ARI Manager; KC/TOR star 1B is father of PHI OF of same name
MN - 465
3,110 career hits for SD/NYY RF famously spied on by Steinbrenner
MS - 352
led BOS in SB in 1980s (70); hit 115 of his HR w/ COL ('94-98)
MO - 358
NYY retired his #8, C was 3x AL MVP, later NYM/NYY Mgr.
Place of Birth
MT - 116
CLE/TEX/BAL OF homered while playing 9 different positions (incl. DH/PH), found success as platoon OF in BAL from '79-85
NE - 118
HOF 3B led AL in avg. 5x w/ BOS, won WS w/NYY in '96
NV - 122
AL ROY in '95 w/ MIN, hit 20 HR for CLE in '01, injured in tanning bed
NH - 91
34 HR, 100 RBI in SD in '93 after trade from BOS, only 43 from '95-97 w/ HOU, SDP, OAK, STL
NJ - 284
longtime ('91-02) LAD 1B won NL ROY in '92
NM - 369
led NL in HR in each of first 7 seasons (all w/ PIT), back injury ended HOF career in '55 w/ CLE
NY - 613
Highest-paid player in baseball history, known to many NYY fans as someone who stands near D.Jeter on the field
NC - 192
CHW/SFG 2B has 219 career SB, 2x AS ('98, '00)
ND - 176*
'Pronk' led AL in OPS+ in '04, '06; nonetheless, CLE DH has never made ASG
OH - 548
3x NL MVP ('80-81, '86), PHI 3B led MLB in HR in 1980s, led NL in HR 8x
OK - 536
NYY retired his #7; CF led AL in HR 4x, fell to teammate Roger Maris in '61 HR chase
OR - 442
Defensively-inept 1B/OF for NYM/CHC, low avg. (.236) ended career as DH in OAK. Just a hint: don't ask T.Lasorda about his performance
PA - 630
4x AL HR champ ('94, '97-99); SEA/CIN CF's father ranks #20 on PA's list; AL MVP in '97
PR - 473
2x AS TOR 1B finished 6th in NL MVP voting w/ FLA in '05, 9th w/ NYM in '08
RI - 365*
CHW 1B began career w/ LAD/CIN, 4x AS was traded to CHW for Mike Cameron
SC - 382
BOS LF was '09 HOF inductee thanks in no small part to Fenway Park (.920 home OPS; .789 on road)
SD - 92*
MIN DH/OF had 103 RBI in '09, fell off dramatically in '10 (.249/.323/.427)
TN - 333*
U. of Tenn. QB turned COL 1B hit 49 HR in '01; humidor cut down HR totals after that
TX - 586
1956 NL ROY won '66 AL triple crown; was traded to BAL for Milt Pappas et al.; first African-American MLB mgr.
UT - 100
Hit 76 career HR as C w/ CLE ('64-70); later played for LAD/DET/NYY/TEX ('71-74)
VT - 376
BOS/CHW C most famous for '75 WS foul pole HR in Gm. 6; '72 AL ROY
VA - 325
4x AS, DET/SEA LF/DH has statue outside Comerica Park; traded from TEX to CLE for MT's #1, et al.
WA - 342
CHC 3B and radio announcer died in '10, 9x AS, 5x GG is (in)famously not in HOF
WV - 317
led AL in avg. in 3 decades; 3,154 career hits for KCR 3B/1B; brother Ken pitched for BOS/PIT et al.
WI - 307
PHA OF was 3x AS w/ CHW ('33-35), most H in a season by RHB (253 in '25)
WY - 105
BAL CF ('89-94) bookended time in BAL w/ 2 WS titles ('88 LAD, '95 w/ ATL); '95 NLCS MVP (w/ ATL), won WS w/ LAD ('88) & ATL ('95) had only 4 AB in '95 WS
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