Sept 29, 2013: Birthplaces of MLB players

Where are they from?

EVERYWHERE - Major league baseball players come from all over the world these days, 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, including some surprises, 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 United States):
Dominican Republic.......
591
Venezuela......................301
Canada...........................241
Puerto Rico....................238
Cuba...............................174
Mexico............................114

Elsewhere:
Japan..............................59
Panama...........................
48

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

South Korea...................15
Columbia........................14
Curacao..........................13
Nicaragua.......................13
Netherlands......................
9
Russia...............................
8
Scotland...........................7
Sweden............................4
Czechoslovakia................3
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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