Sept 29, 2013: Birthplaces of MLB players

Where are they from?

EVERYWHERE - Today in baseball history in 2013, the September call-ups have been getting a lot of playing time lately. Now days they come from all over the world, not just the United States and Latin America. Here's a list of the states/territories/countries that have produced the most major league players, as of September 29, 2013:

Top ten states:
California......................2,071
Pennsylvania................1,370
New York......................1,114
Illinois...........................1,026
Ohio...............................999
Texas.............................
850
Massachusetts...............652
Missouri.........................591
Florida...........................454
Michigan........................424

North & South America (outside the 50 states):
Dominican Republic.......
591
Venezuela......................301
Canada...........................241
Puerto Rico....................238
Cuba...............................174
Mexico............................114

Elsewhere, including some surprises:
Japan..............................59
Panama..........................
48

Ireland...........................43
England..........................32
Germany........................28
Australia........................28

South Korea..................15
Columbia.......................14
Curacao.........................13
Nicaragua......................13
Russia..............................
8
Czechoslovakia................3
Scotland...........................7
Afghanistan......................1
Finland.............................1

CONTRIBUTING SOURCES:
Baseball-Almanac: Major League players by birthplace
The Emerald Guide to Baseball 2009, The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

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