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Based on WAR, can you name the all-time best MLB players born in Indiana? (See notes.)

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C(WAR 16.53) Caught for PIT from 1970-'73, '84-'84. Also played for SFG, HOU, and DET. Was a pinch-hitter for the Pirates 1971 World Series champs.
1B(WAR 44.83) Played for the Dodgers from 1947-'61. An 8-time All Star who helped the Dodgers win the '55 and '59 World Series. Jackie Robinson called him the 'core of the Dodgers.'
2B(WAR 54.78) Hall-of-Famer who played for the Cubs from 1931-'41, and Brooklyn from '41-'46. A lifetime .304 hitter who made 10 All-Star teams, and played for four World Series teams. Led baseball in hits and 2B's in 1935.
SS(WAR 39.26) Played SS for the Tigers from 1908-'21. Led baseball in walks 2x, and the AL in walks 5x. Same last name as a father-son president duo.
3B(WAR 70.18) Played for PHI 1996-'02, and STL from 2002-'07. Won a WS with STL in '06, Won Rookie of the Year in '97, and had 8 Gold Gloves.
OF(WAR 68.34) CF for CLE from 1992-2001, 2007. Won 4 Gold Gloves, and was a 6-time All Star. Had 452 steals for the Indians (502 for his career).
OF(WAR 53.97) Hall-of-Famer for PIT from 1910-'26. Currently 8th All-Time in Stolen Bases (738).
OF(WAR 52.69) Hall-of-Famer for the Senators from 1915-'33. Top 50 in lifetime batting average (.322) who played all 7 games for the 1924 Senators WS champs. Elected to HOF by Veterans' Committee in 1963.
SP(WAR 65.79) Hall-of-Famer who pitched for NYG from 1890-1898, winning 234 games with a 2.89 ERA. Elected by Veterans' Committee in 1977.
SP(WAR 61.52) Pitched from 1963-1989, missing only 1975 when he was out with from a surgery that bears his name today. Won 288 games, and is in the top-50 All-Time for WAR (for pitchers). Not yet in the HOF.
SP(WAR 57.37) Hall-of-Fame pitcher with the Cubs from 1904-'12, '16. He won 239 games for his career (188 for the Cubs), and had a lifetime 2.06. Nicknamed for a partial finger deformity casued by farm machinery.
SP(WAR 52.21) Pitched for the Pirates from 1907-'26. Won 194 games (and two World Series) for PIT. Led basball in WHIP from 1919-'21.
SP(WAR 40.79) Pitched for the Pirates from 1951-'65. Lost both games he pitched in '60 World Series, but won 191 for the Pirates in the regular season. In '58 he led baseball in wins, was 3rd in Cy Young and 6th in the MVP race.
RP(WAR 49.64) Spot-Starter from 1939-'52 for the Tigers. In 1944, he was 2nd for the MVP and led baseball in ERA, Shutouts, and Innings. A 2-time All Star who helped the Tigers win the '45 World Series.
RP(WAR 41.16) 'Hooks' won 223 games, and only pitched for the Tigers from 1912-'26. Had 350 games as a starter, and 150 as a reliever. Won 20+ in 1915, '19, '23.
RP(WAR 24.89) Starter/Reliever for the Braves from 1966-'74. Won 146 games, and had 103 saves. Same last name as the 'piece' you have to add to a mouthpiece of a clarinet to play it.
RP(WAR 21.16) One of the first 'finishing pitchers,' who closed games for the Giants from 1908-'12. Led baseball every year in Games-Finished in 1909-'13.
RP(WAR 17.81) Reliever for the Twins from 1995-2003. Won 44, Saved 44, and had a sub-4.00 ERA for the Twins. Pitched for 10 other teams after leaving Minnesota from 2004-2015.
CF(WAR 45.25) Hall-of-Famer for the Reds from 1916-'26. Top 50 lifetime average (.323). Helped the '19 Reds win the World Series, and won two NL batting titles in '17 and '19.
RF(WAR 43.57) Hall-of-Fame RF for the Phillies from 1928-'33 and '36-'44. Won the 1932 MVP (was 2nd in '31 and '33). Led the NL in homers in '29, '31-'33.
RF(WAR 44.43) Hall-of-Fame RF for Detroit Wolverines & the Phillies from 1885-1898. Led baseball in RBI in 1887, '94-95. Same last name as the early 1990s Giants secondbaseman.
1B(WAR 42.38) Played his entire career with NYY from 1982-'95. Led baseball in hits in '84, '86, and won the MVP in 1985. A lifetime .307 hitter who was a 6-time All Star and 9-time Gold Glove winner.
OF(WAR 37.11) Played for CHC from 1912-'17, and the Phillies from 1918-'30. Had 251 HR's and 1,005 RBI. Same last name as the 'Splendid Splinter.'
SS(WAR 23.94) Played SS for HOU from 1981-'87, then the Phillies from 1989-'91. Made the All Star team for the Astros in '83, and led the NL in triples in '82.
IF(WAR 22.37) Won 2 World Series - '97 Marlins, '01 D-Backs. Currently the Manager of the Brewers. Had an awkward batting-stance, and won the 2001 NLCS MVP.

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