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Based on WAR, can you name the all-time best MLB players born in Mass., NH, Maine, or VT? (See notes.)

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Pos. (State)PlayerBrief-Bio
C (VT)(WAR 68.45) Best known for when he waved a homerun fair for the Red Sox in the '75 World Series. 2nd to Ivan Rodríguez in games caught. Was Rookie of the Year in 1972, and an 11x All Star.
1B (MA)(WAR 79.94) Hall-of-Famer played his whole career with HOU. Won the Rookie of the Year in 1991, and added an MVP in '94. A dual threat who had 449 homers and 202 stolen bases.
2B (MA)(WAR 14.58) Current voice of the Red Sox on NESN. Played for BOS for 7 of his 10 year career. A 1x All Star who was a .275 career hitter with over 1000 hits and 200 steals.
SS (MA)(WAR 42.84) Born with the name Walter, but elected to the Hall-of-Fame with the name of a floppy-eared animal. Played 23 seasons, 15 with the Boston Braves. Elected to the Hall-of-Fame by the BBWAA in 1954.
3B (VT)(WAR 48.30) Won 3 World Series with the Red Sox (1912, '15, '16) and one for the Indians ('20). Had almost 2000 hits, and has the same last name as #11 - the current NYY Outfielder.
OF (MA)(WAR 50.64) A Hall-of-Fame LF who played 5 years for CIN, and 7 for the original Baltimore Orioles. Had 2000+ hits, and 443 steals (87 in 1896). Elected to HOF in 1971 by the Veterans' Committee.
OF (ME)(WAR 39.94) 19th Century CF played 8 of his 14 year career with the Cubs. A .301 lifetime hitter whose last name is the same as the Vice-President under Bill Clinton.
OF (MA)(WAR 12.36) Red Sox RF, and fan-favorite in the mid to late-60's. A 1x All Star who led the AL in homers in 1965 (with 32). Came back to play for the '75 Red Sox after a few seasons with the Angels.
DH (MA)(WAR 43.91) credits him with as the patriotic 1,776th player to make his debut in the MLB. Had 2,231 hits, playing 15 of his 17 years with the Boston Beaneaters from 1894-1911.
SP (MA)(WAR 86.89) Hall-of-Fame 19th Century pitcher for the Troy Trojans & NYG. Won 342 games, including a stretch from 1883-1888 where he won at least 30 games each year. 3rd all time with 554 Complete Games Pitched.
SP (MA)(WAR 83.16) Another HOF 19th Century man who pitched for the Cubs & Boston Beaneaters. He won 328 games, including 53 wins in 1885. 9th All-Time in Complete Games Pitched.
SP (MA)(WAR 80.70) Hall-of-Famer & Braves legend who pitched 22 years (17 for ATL, 5 for NYM). A 2x Cy Young winner who won 20+ games 5x (1991, '92, '93, '98, 2000). He was a 10x All-Star.
SP (MA)(WAR 49.97) Knuckleball pitcher for the CWS from 1967-'78. A 3x All Star who led the league in Games Started from 1972-'75. Won 48 games between 1972-'73.
SP (MA)(WAR 42.46) Hall-of-Fame pitcher who was the most recent to win 40 games when he won 41 in 1904. Won 198 games, 128 for the Yankees.
RP (MA)(WAR 42.74) 20% of his games were as a reliever. Pitched for 18 years (11 as a Tiger). Went 25-15 in 1902, and has the same name as the Scottish singer who sang 'Sunshine Superman.'
RP (NH)(WAR 25.45) Pitched 15 of his 18 year career with BAL. 23% of his games were as a reliever, but he won the 1979 Cy Young as a starter. Was 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA for the 1983 Orioles in the playoffs.
CP (MA)(WAR 14.51) Closer for the Phillies from 1986-'89. Won the 1987 Cy Young after saving 40 games, and winning 5 more. Closed for the Braves before, and the Giants after his Phillies tenure.
CP (MA)(WAR 18.58) Nicknamed 'the Terminator,' he had 367 saves for 7 teams in his 16 year career. The Closer for the Expos from 1981-'86, then the Twins from '87-'89, and lastly the Red Sox from '90-'92.
CP (ME)(WAR 23.93) Had 132 saves, and pitched his whole career with the Red Sox. The Sox closer in the mid-80's from 1982-1986.
C (MA)(WAR 48.54) Hall-of-Fame Catcher won MVPs with the 1928 A's and '34 Tigers. A .320 hitter who hit .300 or better in 9 of his 13 seasons. Helped the A's win the WS in '29 and '30; then the Tigers win it in '35.
C/1B (MA)(WAR 31.03) 19th Century man who played almost every postion (most at Catcher). Same last name as the manager of the Red Sox during the 2013 World Series. Had 1500 hits and almost 1000 RBI.
SS (MA)(WAR 40.93) The Orioles SS who played next to Brooks Robinson, and himself won 8 Gold Gloves. An All Star in 1976 who helped the O's win the '70 World Series.
3B (MA)(WAR 36.23) The Hall-of-Famer played his whole career for the Pirates. He had a .320 lifetime average with over 1000 RBI and runs scored. A bit suspect defensively, but helped the Pirates win the 1925 World Series. His first name is a dessert.
1B (MA)(WAR 34.22) Connie Mack's 1B from 1909-1917, helping the A's win 2 World Series. He'd later help the Red Sox and Pirates to one WS each. First name = when you have to blow your nose.
SS (MA)(WAR 26.27) Won 2 World Series with the Twins ('87, '91), where he played 10 of his 15 year career. Had a .972 fielding percentage, and also started for the Royals and Dodgers.

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