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

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Pos. (Prov.)PlayerBrief-Bio
C (ON)(WAR 38.08) Caught for the Dodgers from 2006-'10 and 2019. A fan favorite for the Blue Jays from 2015-'18. He made 4 All Star games (2 for LAD, 1 each NYY and TOR). Won 1 Gold Glove.
1B (ON)(WAR 60.54) A 6x All Star who has played every season with the Reds. Won the 2010 MVP, and was 2nd in 2017. Led the NL in OBP from 2010-'13 and 2016-'18. A .994% fielder who has 1 Gold Glove.
2B (NS)(WAR 13.07) A 19th century ballplayer who had 5 seasons with the Pittsburgh Alleghenys. He'd add 7 more seasons with 5 other teams, and had almost 1000 hits.
SS (ON)(WAR 15.18) 19th century gloveman who helped the Providence Grays to the 1884 Championship. Has the same last name as the oldest-ever US Open Championship (in 1990).
3B (MB)(WAR 24.65) Played for the Twins from 1998-'04, and had 25+ homers in '01 and '04. Also had one season for the Blue Jays and Brewers. Ended his career with a .275 average and 506 RBI.
OF (BC)(WAR 72.71) One of the best pure hitters of the 1990s, winning 3 batting titles ('98, '99, '01). Also won the 1997 MVP when he had 49 HR's, 130 RBI, and hit .366. He added 7 Gold Gloves and 5 All Star Games. Had 99 HR's for the Expos and 258 for the Rockies.
OF (ON)(WAR 37.03) 2x All Star for CLE. Played 10 of his 14 seasons for the Tribe (1936-'45). Same last name as the toffee bar sold by Hershey since 1996.
OF (SK)(WAR 28.37) Played all 3 outfield positions for the Astros from 1977-'90. He was a .280 lifetime hitter, and made 1 All Star team in 1978. A great postseason batter who hit .372 lifetime, including .526 against the Phillies in 1980.
DH (NB)(WAR 14.16) This man had pop. Though he played for 12 different teams, he was always a power threat. He had 265 homers, playing 1996-2000 for the A's. Might have 'climbed' to higher prominence if he hit in the modern era of HR's and K's.
SP (ON)(WAR 84.13) Only Hall-of-Famer born in Canada. Pitched for the Cubs from 1966-'73 then '82-'83. Won a Cy Young for the Cubs in in 1971, winning 24 games. He won 284 games with a 3.34 lifetime ERA. 11th all time in K's with 3,192.
SP (MB)(WAR 33.87) Pitched for NYY from 1909-'13, then the Buffalo Buffeds from 1914-'15. Won 20 games 3x, and retired with a 2.59 ERA. Last name is synonymous with 'Model T' and 'assembly line.'
SP (BC)(WAR 17.71) A member of that great Oakland A's staff from 2003-'08. Injuries held him to only 42 wins in 7 seasons with the A's. Had at least 9.5 K's per 9 innings every year from 2006-'09.
SP (ON)(WAR 17.30) Won 40 games for the Orioles from 2002-'07 before being traded for Adam Jones (and others) to Seattle. Struggled in Seattle going 15-14 before being traded to BOS in 2011.
SP (BC)(WAR 12.62) Won 41 games for Seattle from 2013-'18, including a no-hitter of TOR on 5-9-2018. Currently pitches for the Yankees, where he already has a career high in wins.
RP (BC)(WAR 18.77) A great starter for the Marlins from 1998-2002, where he won 42 games and made an All Star appearance. He also pitched from 2004-'12 for the Cubs, where he won 67 but also added 87 saves. Was on the 2013 Red Sox World Series team.
RP (ON)(WAR 17.79) One of the first middle relievers to make an All Star team (2001 for TOR). Led the AL in appearances every year from 2001-'04. Only played in the post-season once (2004, NYY). His last name starts with 'Quite' a unique letter.
RP (ON)(WAR 14.30) Started 192 games for the Angels from 1985-'91 before switching to a reliever. Then was a reliever for CHW from 1992-'96. In 1991, he led the league in losses (19) but his K to Walk ratio went up once he became a reliever.
CP (ON)(WAR 30.48) Pitched his whole career for the Tigers, and made 1 All Star game. In 1973, he went 10-5 with 38 saves and a 1.44 ERA. Was on the 1968 Tigers World Series team.
CP (QC)(WAR 11.73) With the Dodgers, he converted 84 consecutive save chances, winning the 2003 Cy Young. He was a 3x All Star, and had at least 45 saves every season from 2002-'04. But was then injured in 2005, and production slowed.
1B (BC)(WAR 27.24) First-Baseman for the Twins from 2003-'13, including winning the 2006 MVP. He was a 4x All Star who had 100+ RBI in 4 seasons. Won the 2014 NL Batting title for the Colorado Rockies.
OF (ON)(WAR 25.43) Legendary St. Louis Brown who won the Triple Crown in 1886 (Lifetime .326 hitter). But has the same exact name of the Democratic Speaker-of-the-House during the Reagan years.
OF (BC)(WAR 24.59) 2x All Star outfielder for the Pirates. Played from 2003-2008 for PIT before being traded to BOS. Added a third All Star game in BOS, then signed with the Mets where his production dropped off.
OF (ON)(WAR 24.15) Played his entire career for the Yankees. Repleaced Babe Ruth in RF for the Yanks. Hit .265 in the postseason, winning 5 World Series, and a 2x All Star.
3B (QC)(WAR 20.23) Played for the White Sox from 1963-'69, and was top-10 in MVP in '63 and '64. Had 427 career RBI, and had the same last name as the actor who portrayed Robin on the original Batman show (1966-'68).
OF (ON)(WAR 19.23) 19th Century OF for the Detroit Wolverines and Philadelphia Quakers. Had 601 RBI and the same last name as the Cubs pitcher who once had 20 strikeouts in one game.

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