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

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C(WAR 58.43) A Hall-of-Fame catcher who was named to 11 All-Star teams. One of two Yankee catchers to be retired wearing #8. Lifetime batting average of .313, who helped the Yankees win 7 World Series championships.
1B(WAR 56.49) The 6x All-Star was the catalyst for the 1984 Olympic Team, leading the team in hitting (.429, with 8 RBI). Mostly known for his 8-year tenure in SFG where he hit .299 with over 700 RBI. Nicknamed 'the Thrill.
2B(WAR 16.94) Boston Braves 2B from 1943-'50. All-Star in '44 where he hit .295 (his best season).
SS(WAR 13.69) 19th-Century shortstop who played 11 years for 6 different teams (3 w/ PIT and CHC each). His last name is the same as the actor who played James March in American Horror Story.
3B(WAR 15.70) Played 3B and 2B for the Indians from 1931-'40. Hit .275 or better in 7 of 9 seasons with the Tribe, and had back-to-back 101 RBI seasons in 1934 and '35.
OF(WAR 107.8) Played his entire career for NYG, mostly in RF. Currently 25th all-time with 511 home runs. A 12x All-Star who helped the Giants win the 1933 World Series.
OF(WAR 64.63) A 7x All-Star who started with BOS in '66. He would play 8 seasons for the Sox, and add 3 w/ STL, and 6 with SFG. Hit .500 vs. the NYY to help the Dodgers win the WS in '81.
OF(WAR 40.06) One of the most intimidating hitters of the '90s, and star for the Indians dynasty. Hit 50 homers in 1995, and had 100+ RBI every year from 1992-2000.
DH(WAR 45.78) Played 9 years for the Mets (1972-'75 then '81-'85). 60th in RBI all time for the 6x All Star. Played 3 years for the Expos from 1969-'71 where he made the All-Star team every year.
SP(WAR 70.70) Hall-of-Famer who pitched for only the White Sox from 1923-1946 (missing 3 years for WWII). Won 10 games in 17 seasons (260 total).
SP(WAR 60.17) Pitched 15 of his 18 years w/ the Yankees, starting in 1995. One of the 'Core Four' who helped the Yankees win 5 World Series. A 3x All-Star who won 256 Games. Did admit to brief steroid use to rehab injuries.
SP(WAR 57.88) Of his 200 wins, 165 came with the Angels between 1986-1999. Has the most Wins, Innings, Losses, and Games Started for the Angels Franchise.
SP(WAR 47.80) His Cy Young season in 1978 is one of the best pitched seasons of all time (25-3, 1.74 ERA). Pitched his entire career with the NYY, winning 170 games. He was a 4x All-Star who also won 5 Gold Gloves.
SP(WAR 45.05) Pitched mostly in the Bay Area, starting in 1969 with OAK. He won the Cy Young and MVP in 1971, and would help the A's win 3 Championships in the 70's. He then pitched for SFG where he won 72 games between 1978 and '86 (he did pitch for KC for two years as well).
RP(WAR 34.26) Pitched 403 games, where 126 games were as a reliever. Pitched for STL from 1941-'51 (with 3 years in WWII). A 3x All-Star who also pitched for the Cubs and Pirates. In '46 he was 4th place for MVP when he went 21-10 with a 2.10 ERA.
RP(WAR 26.89) Of his 356 games pitched, almost half were as a reliever. Pitched 11 games for Brooklyn starting in 1927. Won 106, and Saved 17 for 'Da Bums. Same last name as the long-time host of American Bandstand
RP(WAR 11.53) Set-up Reliever & Closing Pitcher for the Orioles & Blue Jays from 1999-2009. A 2x All-Star who had 30+ saves in 3 seasons. His 2006 season for TOR (38 saves, 1.37 ERA) was his career high.
CP(WAR 23.48) Closer for the Red Sox from 2006-'11. He later pitched for the Phillies and Nationals. Known for being a 'hothead' but also had 7 Saves and a 1.00 Postseason ERA.
CP(WAR 28.86) Inducted to the Hall-of-Fame in 2019, he currently 3rd All-Time in Saves with 478. Saved 180 games for the Cubs, and 160 for the Cardinals.
1B(WAR 33.32) Played 10 of 17 years for the Milwaukee Braves, where he helped the team to two Pennants in '57 and '58. He had 336 homers and as a 'plug in' man for those good Braves teams (he played 1B, LF, RF, and pinch hit).
CF(WAR 28.45) Played CF for the Blue Jays from 1999-2010, where he made 3 All Star Games and won 3 Gold Gloves. He then signed as a Free-Agent with LAA, where he never matched his 'North-of-the-border' production.
OF(WAR 25.81) A journeyman who played multiple-positions. He was a 1x All-Star for the Brewers in '70.
1B(WAR 23.37) Hit .317 with 440 RBI in 4 years with the White Sox from 1934-37. Then Played 4 more years with CHC, NYG, and the Senators. This one's tough, as he's the only player to have his last name, so his initials are 'Z.B.'
OF(WAR 16.73) Outfielder who played for 5 teams, but started his career with 7 years in Milwaukee (starting in 1988). Sadly, might be best-known for being murdered by his girlfriend in 2016.
OF(WAR 14.76) Outfielder played for the Braves from 1968-'76. He was a 1x All-Star who also won the NL Batting Title in 1974.

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