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O, Canada

Posted by Steve Lombardi on March 6, 2011

Today, I attended a Little League Coaches Clinic run by "Big Al" Price and his son Scott.

"Big Al" does a great job at these sessions - and he's from Canada. So, in his honor, I decided to look at some of the best big league players who were born there.

First, here are the hitters:

Rk Player WAR/pos From To Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm  
1 Larry Walker 67.3 1989 2005 22-38 1988 8030 6907 1355 2160 471 62 383 1311 913 117 1231 138 7 65 153 230 76 .313 .400 .565 .965 *9/387D45 MON-COL-TOT-STL Maple Ridge, BC
2 Jeff Heath 34.5 1936 1949 21-34 1383 5560 4937 777 1447 279 102 194 887 593 0 670 10 20 0 59 56 47 .293 .370 .509 .879 *79/8 CLE-TOT-SLB-BSN Fort William, ON
3 Terry Puhl 26.1 1977 1991 20-34 1531 5479 4855 676 1361 226 56 62 435 505 49 507 26 57 36 59 217 99 .280 .349 .388 .737 *987/3D HOU-KCR Melville, SK
4 Corey Koskie 23.7 1998 2006 25-33 989 3950 3399 516 936 223 13 124 506 458 45 795 56 3 34 75 71 36 .275 .367 .458 .825 *5/D9 MIN-TOR-MIL Anola, MB
5 George Selkirk 22.6 1934 1942 26-34 846 3322 2790 503 810 131 41 108 576 486 0 319 23 23 0 10 49 32 .290 .400 .483 .883 *97/8 NYY Huntsville, ON
6 Pete Ward 21.3 1962 1970 24-32 973 3511 3060 345 776 136 17 98 427 371 41 539 40 12 28 39 20 17 .254 .339 .405 .744 *573/946 BAL-CHW-NYY Montreal, QC
7 Justin Morneau 21.1 2003 2010 22-29 948 3949 3485 531 995 215 14 181 679 396 72 595 22 0 46 85 4 7 .286 .358 .511 .869 *3/D MIN New Westminster, BC
8 Jason Bay 18.9 2003 2010 24-31 1017 4298 3661 627 1017 213 29 191 657 535 34 987 52 5 45 67 76 14 .278 .374 .508 .882 *7/8D9 TOT-PIT-BOS-NYM Trail, BC
9 Matt Stairs 14.0 1992 2010 24-42 1839 5949 5139 766 1356 293 13 265 897 708 59 1099 57 5 40 108 30 24 .264 .357 .481 .837 9D37/84 MON-BOS-OAK-CHC-MIL-PIT-KCR-TOR-TOT-PHI-SDP Fredericton, NB
10 Joey Votto 13.5 2007 2010 23-26 456 1870 1626 268 511 113 6 90 298 225 28 348 13 0 6 26 28 11 .314 .401 .557 .958 *3/7 CIN Toronto, ON
11 Jack Graney 13.0 1908 1922 22-36 1402 5576 4705 706 1178 219 79 18 420 712 0 345 40 119 0 0 148 49 .250 .354 .342 .696 *7/891 CLE St. Thomas, ON
12 Russell Martin 12.7 2006 2010 23-27 667 2713 2344 347 638 115 7 54 300 319 33 370 31 4 15 74 66 28 .272 .365 .396 .761 *2/5D LAD East York, ON
13 Goody Rosen 11.1 1937 1946 24-33 551 2163 1916 310 557 71 34 22 197 218 0 166 4 25 0 22 14 0 .291 .364 .398 .762 *89/7 BRO-TOT Toronto, ON
14 George Gibson 9.8 1905 1918 24-37 1213 4190 3776 295 893 142 49 15 345 286 0 132 26 102 0 0 40 3 .236 .295 .312 .607 *2/3 PIT-NYG London, ON
15 Nig Clarke 7.0 1905 1920 22-37 506 1711 1536 157 390 64 20 6 127 138 0 9 7 30 0 0 16 0 .254 .318 .333 .652 *2/3 TOT-CLE-SLB-PHI-PIT Amherstburg, ON
16 Larry McLean 6.4 1901 1915 19-33 862 2833 2647 183 694 90 26 6 298 136 0 79 9 41 0 0 20 0 .262 .301 .323 .623 *2/3 BOS-CHC-STL-CIN-TOT-NYG Fredericton, NB
17 Bunk Congalton 4.1 1902 1907 27-32 309 1276 1172 117 342 27 13 6 131 57 0 0 6 41 0 0 32 0 .292 .328 .352 .680 *9/78 CHC-CLE-TOT Guelph, ON
18 Rob Ducey 2.6 1987 2001 22-36 703 1478 1279 190 309 78 13 31 146 166 7 346 11 8 14 16 22 17 .242 .331 .396 .726 79/8D TOR-TEX-SEA-PHI-TOT Toronto, ON
19 Oscar Judd 2.4 1941 1948 33-40 206 356 317 36 83 11 5 3 19 27 0 37 1 11 0 2 0 0 .262 .322 .356 .678 *1 BOS-TOT-PHI London, ON
20 Aaron Guiel 1.6 2002 2006 29-33 307 1099 970 151 239 58 0 35 128 83 2 218 30 5 11 15 8 12 .246 .322 .414 .736 *9/783D KCR-TOT Vancouver, BC
21 Tim Harkness 1.3 1961 1964 23-26 259 632 562 59 132 18 4 14 61 58 7 118 9 0 3 10 7 4 .235 .315 .356 .671 *3 LAD-NYM Lachine, QC
22 Russ Ford 1.0 1909 1915 26-32 204 568 506 55 106 17 8 1 37 34 0 66 2 26 0 0 14 1 .209 .262 .281 .543 *1/47 NYY-BUF Brandon, MB
23 Doc Miller 1.0 1910 1914 27-31 557 1889 1717 184 507 96 15 12 235 121 0 149 4 47 0 0 64 1 .295 .343 .390 .733 *9/78 BSN-TOT-PHI-CIN Chatham, ON
24 Yip Owens 0.7 1905 1915 19-29 222 751 694 59 170 25 11 5 65 34 0 50 4 19 0 0 9 0 .245 .284 .334 .618 *2 BOS-CHW-BTT-BAL Toronto, ON
25 Lefty Wilkie 0.5 1941 1946 26-31 69 63 62 7 17 0 1 0 6 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .286 .306 .592 /*1 PIT Zealandia, SK
26 Rheal Cormier 0.4 1991 2007 24-40 683 228 192 15 36 4 1 0 12 5 0 45 1 30 0 1 0 0 .188 .212 .219 .431 *1 STL-MON-BOS-PHI-TOT-CIN Moncton, NB
27 Michael Saunders 0.4 2009 2010 22-23 146 456 411 42 88 12 5 10 37 41 0 124 0 3 1 2 10 4 .214 .285 .341 .625 *7/8D SEA Victoria, BC
28 Johnny Rutherford 0.3 1952 1952 27-27 22 33 31 3 9 1 0 0 3 1 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 .290 .313 .323 .635 /*1 BRO Belleville, ON
29 Bill O'Hara 0.3 1909 1910 25-26 124 437 380 49 88 9 3 1 32 42 0 3 2 13 0 0 31 0 .232 .311 .279 .590 /*87913 NYG-STL Toronto, ON
30 Bob Steele 0.3 1916 1919 22-25 97 182 178 12 40 2 3 0 7 3 0 31 0 1 0 0 4 0 .225 .238 .270 .507 /*1 STL-TOT-NYG Cassburn, ON
31 George Kottaras 0.2 2008 2010 25-27 115 362 310 40 66 24 1 10 36 44 1 71 0 1 7 6 2 0 .213 .305 .394 .698 *2/395 BOS-MIL Scarborough, ON
32 Andy Kyle 0.2 1912 1912 22-22 9 26 21 3 7 1 0 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .440 .381 .821 /*87 CIN Toronto, ON
33 Dave Rowan 0.2 1911 1911 28-28 18 70 65 7 25 1 1 0 11 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .385 .420 .431 .851 /*3 SLB Elora, ON
34 Fergie Jenkins 0.2 1965 1983 22-40 665 1010 896 54 148 27 6 13 85 41 0 326 0 66 7 9 0 1 .165 .200 .252 .452 *1 PHI-TOT-CHC-TEX-BOS Chatham, ON
35 Vince Barton 0.1 1931 1932 23-24 102 414 373 64 87 12 4 16 65 29 0 62 10 2 0 0 1 0 .233 .306 .416 .721 /*9 CHC Edmonton, AB
36 Matt Maysey 0.1 1992 1993 25-26 25 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 /*1 MON-MIL Hamilton, ON
37 Rick Lisi 0.1 1981 1981 25-25 9 20 16 6 5 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313 .450 .313 .763 /*98 TEX Halifax, NS
38 Pete Craig 0.1 1964 1966 23-25 6 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 /*1 WSA LaSalle, ON
39 Glen Gorbous 0.1 1955 1957 24-26 117 305 277 29 66 13 1 4 29 25 3 19 0 2 1 6 0 3 .238 .300 .336 .636 /*978 TOT-PHI Drumheller, AB
40 Ozzie Van Brabant 0.1 1954 1955 27-28 11 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .629 /*1 PHA-KCA Kingsville, ON
41 Harry Fisher 0.1 1951 1952 25-26 18 18 18 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .278 .278 .333 .611 /1 PIT Newbury, ON
42 Ty LaForest 0.1 1945 1945 28-28 52 220 204 25 51 7 4 2 16 10 0 35 0 6 0 7 4 4 .250 .285 .353 .638 /*579 BOS Edmundston, NB
43 Win Kellum 0.1 1901 1905 25-29 53 147 125 17 21 3 2 0 11 15 0 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 .168 .273 .224 .497 /*1897 BOS-CIN-STL Waterford, ON
44 Alex Hardy 0.1 1902 1903 24-25 7 23 20 3 4 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .304 .250 .554 /*1 CHC Toronto, ON
45 Frank Colman 0.1 1942 1947 24-29 271 624 571 66 130 25 8 15 106 49 0 66 2 2 0 9 0 0 .228 .291 .378 .669 /937 PIT-TOT-NYY London, ON
46 Jesse Crain 0.0 2004 2010 22-28 376 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 *1 MIN Toronto, ON
47 Chris Leroux 0.0 2009 2010 25-26 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 FLA-TOT Montreal, QC
48 Scott Mathieson 0.0 2006 2010 22-26 11 9 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 /*1 PHI Vancouver, BC
49 Max St. Pierre 0.0 2010 2010 30-30 6 9 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .333 .556 /*2 DET Quebec City, QC
50 Erik Bedard 0.0 2002 2009 23-30 144 17 15 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267 .579 *1 BAL-SEA Navan, ON
51 Dave Davidson 0.0 2007 2009 23-25 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 /*1 PIT-FLA Richmond Hill, ON
52 Eric Cyr 0.0 2002 2002 23-23 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 SDP Montreal, QC
53 Mike Johnson 0.0 1997 2001 21-25 81 49 43 3 7 0 0 0 5 1 0 16 0 5 0 1 0 0 .163 .182 .163 .345 /*1 BAL-MON Edmonton, AB
54 Jason Green 0.0 2000 2000 25-25 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 HOU Port Hope, ON
55 Paul Spoljaric 0.0 1994 2000 23-29 195 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 *1 TOR-SEA-TOT-KCR Kelowna, BC
56 Mike Gardiner 0.0 1990 1995 24-29 136 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 *1 SEA-BOS-MON-DET Sarnia, ON
57 Denis Boucher 0.0 1991 1994 23-26 35 12 9 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .444 .667 /*1 TOR-CLE-MON Montreal, QC
58 Ken Crosby 0.0 1975 1976 27-28 16 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 /*1 CHC New Denver, BC
59 Ron Law 0.0 1969 1969 23-23 35 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 /*1 CLE Hamilton, ON
60 George Korince 0.0 1966 1967 20-21 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 DET Ottawa, ON
61 Dick Lines 0.0 1966 1967 27-28 107 24 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 .053 .182 .053 .234 *1 WSA Montreal, QC
62 Georges Maranda 0.0 1960 1962 28-30 49 29 28 0 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 .214 .241 .286 .527 /*1 SFG-MIN Levis, QC
63 Bill Harris 0.0 1957 1959 25-27 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 /*1 BRO-LAD Duguayville, NB
64 Bob Alexander 0.0 1955 1957 32-34 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 BAL-CLE Vancouver, BC
65 Eric MacKenzie 0.0 1955 1955 22-22 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*2 KCA Glendon, AB
66 Ralph McCabe 0.0 1946 1946 27-27 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CLE Napanee, ON
67 Vince Shields 0.0 1924 1924 23-23 3 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800 /*1 STL Fredericton, NB
68 Harry O'Neill 0.0 1922 1923 29-30 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHA Lindsay, ON
69 Ed Wingo 0.0 1920 1920 24-24 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 /*2 PHA Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC
70 Fred Lake 0.0 1910 1910 43-43 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500   BSN Cornwallis, NS
71 Bert Sincock 0.0 1908 1908 20-20 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 CIN Barkerville, BC
72 Bill Magee 0.0 1901 1902 25-26 17 39 38 3 8 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .231 .263 .494 /*1 TOT  
73 Tom Burgess -0.1 1954 1962 26-34 104 207 164 19 29 8 1 2 14 39 8 29 0 2 2 1 2 0 .177 .332 .274 .606 /397 STL-LAA London, ON
74 Rich Harden -0.1 2003 2010 21-28 156 86 76 4 11 1 0 0 1 1 0 31 0 9 0 1 0 0 .145 .156 .158 .314 *1 OAK-TOT-CHC-TEX Victoria, BC
75 Scott Richmond -0.1 2008 2009 28-29 32 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 TOR Vancouver, BC
76 R.J. Swindle -0.1 2008 2009 24-25 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHI-MIL Vancouver, BC
77 Adam Loewen -0.1 2006 2008 22-24 35 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 BAL Surrey, BC
78 Stubby Clapp -0.1 2001 2001 28-28 23 26 25 0 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .231 .280 .511 /47 STL Windsor, ON
79 Jason Dickson -0.1 1996 2000 23-27 73 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 /*1 CAL-ANA London, ON
80 Kevin Nicholson -0.1 2000 2000 24-24 37 105 97 7 21 6 1 1 8 4 0 31 1 3 0 2 1 0 .216 .255 .330 .585 /*64 SDP Vancouver, BC
81 Dave Wainhouse -0.1 1991 2000 23-32 85 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 MON-SEA-PIT-COL-STL Toronto, ON
82 Andy Stewart -0.1 1997 1997 26-26 5 8 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625 /*2D KCR Oshawa, ON
83 Dave Shipanoff -0.1 1985 1985 25-25 26 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHI Edmonton, AB
84 Gordie Pladson -0.1 1979 1982 22-25 20 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .091 /*1 HOU New Westminster, BC
85 Bill Atkinson -0.1 1976 1979 21-24 99 11 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600 /*1 MON Chatham, ON
86 Brian Ostrosser -0.1 1973 1973 24-24 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*6 NYM Hamilton, ON
87 John Upham -0.1 1967 1968 25-26 21 13 13 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .308 .615 /187 CHC Windsor, ON
88 Vern Handrahan -0.1 1964 1966 25-27 34 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 /*1 KCA Charlottetown, PE
89 Ray Daviault -0.1 1962 1962 28-28 36 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .192 /*1 NYM Montreal, QC
90 Ralph Buxton -0.1 1938 1949 27-38 19 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHA-NYY Weyburn, SK
91 Joe Krakauskas -0.1 1937 1946 22-31 149 202 183 18 33 7 2 0 11 13 0 62 0 6 0 6 0 0 .180 .235 .240 .475 *1 WSH-CLE Montreal, QC
92 Jean-Pierre Roy -0.1 1946 1946 26-26 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 BRO Montreal, QC
93 Shorty Dee -0.1 1915 1915 25-25 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 /*6 SLB Halifax, NS
94 Bill Jones -0.1 1911 1912 24-25 27 69 53 6 12 2 1 0 5 15 0 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 .226 .397 .302 .699 /*8 BSN Hartland, NB
95 Ed Pinnance -0.1 1903 1903 23-23 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 PHA Walpole Island, ON
96 Red Long -0.1 1902 1902 25-25 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 BSN Burlington, ON
97 Jeff Francis -0.2 2004 2010 23-29 152 323 254 16 32 6 0 0 15 21 0 88 0 45 3 3 0 0 .126 .191 .150 .340 *1 COL Vancouver, BC
98 Blake Hawksworth -0.2 2009 2010 26-27 75 18 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 STL North Vancouver, BC
99 Mike Nickeas -0.2 2010 2010 27-27 5 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 /*2 NYM Vancouver, BC
100 Eric Gagne -0.2 1999 2008 23-32 402 99 86 5 12 2 1 1 3 1 0 25 0 12 0 2 0 1 .140 .149 .221 .370 *1 LAD-TEX-BOS-MIL Montreal, QC
101 Greg O'Halloran -0.2 1994 1994 26-26 12 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .182 .167 .182 .348 /2 FLA Toronto, ON
102 Steve Wilson -0.2 1988 1993 23-28 206 70 60 4 8 1 0 0 3 4 0 17 0 6 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .150 .338 *1 TEX-CHC-TOT-LAD Victoria, BC
103 Larry Landreth -0.2 1976 1977 21-22 7 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 /*1 MON Stratford, ON
104 Joe Erautt -0.2 1950 1951 28-29 32 48 43 3 8 1 0 0 1 4 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 .186 .271 .209 .480 /*2 CHW Vibank, SK
105 Gene Ford -0.2 1905 1905 24-24 7 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 /*1 DET Milton, NS
106 Ernie Ross -0.2 1902 1902 22-22 2 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111 /*1 BLA Toronto, ON
107 Shawn Hill -0.3 2004 2009 23-28 40 67 45 3 3 0 0 0 0 6 0 19 1 15 0 0 0 0 .067 .192 .067 .259 /*1 MON-WSN-SDP Mississauga, ON
108 Cody McKay -0.3 2002 2004 28-30 37 83 77 7 19 2 0 0 8 2 0 15 2 1 1 3 0 0 .247 .280 .273 .553 /*2513 OAK-STL Vancouver, BC
109 Ken MacKenzie -0.3 1960 1965 26-31 129 37 36 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 *1 MLN-NYM-TOT-SFG-HOU Gore Bay, ON
110 Ed Bahr -0.3 1946 1947 26-27 50 72 68 2 10 0 1 0 5 0 0 18 0 4 0 2 0 0 .147 .147 .176 .324 /*1 PIT Rouleau, SK
111 Rich Butler -0.3 1997 1999 24-26 86 275 251 30 56 5 3 7 22 19 0 44 2 0 3 4 4 3 .223 .280 .351 .631 /*79D TOR-TBD Toronto, ON
112 Reggie Cleveland -0.3 1969 1981 21-33 428 265 232 13 49 6 0 0 17 6 0 50 1 25 1 6 0 0 .211 .233 .237 .470 *1 STL-BOS-TEX-MIL Swift Current, SK
113 Paul Hodgson -0.3 1980 1980 20-20 20 46 41 5 9 0 1 1 5 3 0 12 0 2 0 2 0 1 .220 .273 .341 .614 /*7D8 TOR Montreal, QC
114 John Balaz -0.3 1974 1975 23-24 59 173 162 14 39 8 1 2 15 7 0 35 1 2 1 1 0 0 .241 .275 .340 .614 /*7D9 CAL Toronto, ON
115 Paul Calvert -0.3 1942 1951 24-33 110 84 74 8 11 0 1 0 3 4 0 12 1 5 0 2 0 0 .149 .203 .176 .378 *1 CLE-WSH-DET Montreal, QC
116 Roland Gladu -0.3 1944 1944 33-33 21 70 66 5 16 2 1 1 7 3 0 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 .242 .275 .348 .624 /*57 BSN Montreal, QC
117 Jim Cockman -0.3 1905 1905 32-32 13 42 38 5 4 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .105 .190 .105 .296 /*5 NYY Guelph, ON
118 Art McGovern -0.3 1905 1905 23-23 15 50 44 1 5 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .114 .204 .136 .340 /*2 BOS St. John, NB
119 Rob Butler -0.4 1993 1999 23-29 109 247 218 32 53 13 2 0 21 19 0 28 3 4 3 5 3 3 .243 .309 .321 .630 /789 TOR-PHI East York, ON
120 Bud Sketchley -0.4 1942 1942 23-23 13 45 36 1 7 1 0 0 3 7 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .194 .326 .222 .548 /*9 CHW Virden, MB
121 Paul Quantrill -0.4 1992 2005 23-36 841 78 67 5 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 29 0 7 0 2 0 0 .104 .155 .104 .259 *1 BOS-PHI-TOR-LAD-NYY-TOT London, ON
122 Bob Hooper -0.4 1950 1955 28-33 194 201 187 15 31 6 0 4 19 3 0 51 2 9 0 4 0 0 .166 .188 .262 .450 *1 PHA-CLE-CIN Leamington, ON
123 Jim Riley -0.4 1921 1923 26-28 6 17 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .176 .000 .176 /*43 SLB-WSH Bayfield, NB
124 Simon Pond -0.5 2004 2004 27-27 16 56 49 4 8 2 0 1 6 5 0 12 1 0 1 3 0 0 .163 .250 .265 .515 /D79 TOR North Vancouver, BC
125 Ryan Radmanovich -0.5 1998 1998 26-26 25 75 69 5 15 4 0 2 10 4 1 25 0 2 0 0 1 1 .217 .260 .362 .623 /*93 SEA Calgary, AB
126 Nigel Wilson -0.5 1993 1996 23-26 22 36 35 2 3 0 0 2 5 1 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 .086 .111 .257 .368 /7 FLA-CIN-CLE Oshawa, ON
127 Claude Raymond -0.5 1959 1971 22-34 453 114 101 6 11 4 0 0 8 3 0 44 1 8 1 1 0 0 .109 .142 .149 .290 *1 CHW-MLN-HOU-ATL-TOT-MON St. Jean, QC
128 Pete LePine -0.5 1902 1902 25-25 30 108 96 8 20 3 2 1 19 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 .208 .276 .313 .589 /*93 DET Montreal, QC
129 Clarence Currie -0.5 1902 1903 23-24 55 140 129 5 20 2 1 0 9 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 .155 .199 .186 .385 /*1 TOT Windsor, ON
130 Jack Cameron -0.7 1906 1906 21-21 18 63 61 3 11 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .206 .180 .387 /*719 BSN Sydney, NS
131 John Hiller -0.7 1965 1980 22-37 481 108 101 2 11 1 0 0 4 3 0 34 0 4 0 1 0 0 .109 .135 .119 .253 *1 DET Toronto, ON
132 Ron Piche -0.8 1960 1966 25-31 136 47 42 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 26 0 2 0 0 0 0 .024 .089 .024 .113 *1 MLN-CAL-STL Verdun, QC
133 Ted Bowsfield -0.8 1958 1964 23-29 235 200 173 19 22 3 1 0 8 14 0 66 0 13 0 1 0 0 .127 .193 .156 .349 *1 BOS-TOT-LAA-KCA Vernon, BC
134 Charlie Mead -0.8 1943 1945 22-24 87 286 261 18 64 8 1 3 27 20 0 24 0 5 0 5 3 0 .245 .299 .318 .617 /*978 NYG Vermillion, AB
135 Pete LaForest -0.8 2003 2007 25-29 68 164 148 14 29 6 0 2 14 14 2 49 1 0 1 4 0 1 .196 .268 .277 .545 /2D3 TBD-TOT Hull, QC
136 Rube Vickers -0.9 1902 1909 24-31 90 179 163 4 26 4 0 0 13 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 .160 .208 .184 .392 /*182 CIN-BRO-PHA St. Mary's, ON
137 Adam Stern -0.9 2005 2010 25-30 54 45 43 7 5 1 0 1 7 0 0 10 2 0 0 1 2 1 .116 .156 .209 .365 /897 BOS-BAL-MIL London, ON
138 Joe Siddall -1.0 1993 1998 25-30 73 158 142 7 24 5 0 1 11 13 1 41 1 2 0 1 0 0 .169 .244 .225 .469 /*2379 MON-FLA-DET Windsor, ON
139 Ron Taylor -1.0 1962 1972 24-34 491 121 116 2 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 68 0 4 0 1 0 0 .103 .111 .121 .232 *1 CLE-STL-TOT-HOU-NYM-SDP Toronto, ON
140 Tom Daly -1.0 1913 1921 21-29 244 574 540 49 129 17 3 0 55 25 0 43 1 8 0 0 5 7 .239 .274 .281 .555 *2/7953 CHW-CLE-CHC St. John, NB
141 Dick Fowler -1.0 1941 1952 20-31 226 502 472 22 88 10 1 1 32 15 0 69 1 14 0 15 0 2 .186 .213 .218 .431 *1 PHA Toronto, ON
142 Mike Kilkenny -1.2 1969 1973 24-28 135 127 114 1 8 0 0 0 5 2 0 64 0 10 1 0 0 0 .070 .085 .070 .156 *1 DET-TOT-CLE Bradford, ON
143 Gus Dugas -1.2 1930 1934 23-27 125 239 218 27 45 9 3 3 23 18 0 27 0 3 0 2 0 0 .206 .267 .317 .583 /9378 PIT-PHI-WSH St. Jean de Matha, QC
144 Bill O'Neill -1.3 1904 1906 24-26 206 816 746 77 181 15 2 2 42 46 0 0 7 17 0 0 41 0 .243 .293 .276 .569 /89746 TOT-CHW St. John, NB
145 Doug Frobel -1.3 1982 1987 23-28 268 607 542 70 109 21 4 20 58 55 8 155 2 6 2 14 13 10 .201 .276 .365 .642 *9/78D PIT-TOT-CLE Ottawa, ON
146 Newt Randall -1.4 1907 1907 27-27 97 378 336 22 71 10 5 0 19 27 0 0 7 8 0 0 6 0 .211 .284 .271 .555 /*798 TOT New Lowell, ON
147 Sherry Robertson -1.4 1940 1952 21-33 597 1728 1507 200 346 55 18 26 151 202 0 238 5 14 0 16 32 16 .230 .323 .342 .664 49/5768 WSH-TOT Montreal, QC
148 Danny Klassen -1.4 1998 2003 22-27 85 287 261 34 59 8 2 6 23 21 0 84 2 3 0 6 2 3 .226 .289 .341 .630 /546 ARI-DET Leamington, ON
149 Pete Orr -1.5 2005 2009 26-30 347 555 519 80 135 16 7 3 35 19 1 98 2 12 3 4 13 6 .260 .287 .335 .623 /4567D9 ATL-WSN Richmond Hill, ON
150 Phil Marchildon -1.8 1940 1950 26-36 185 469 405 21 58 7 1 1 26 27 0 110 1 36 0 7 0 1 .143 .199 .173 .371 *1 PHA-BOS Penetanguishene, ON
151 Scott Thorman -2.0 2006 2007 24-25 175 440 415 50 92 29 0 16 50 19 3 91 3 1 2 6 2 1 .222 .260 .407 .667 *3/7 ATL Cambridge, ON
152 Ryan Dempster -2.9 1998 2010 21-33 491 584 498 21 50 9 1 0 16 12 0 193 0 74 0 3 0 0 .100 .122 .122 .244 *1 FLA-TOT-CIN-CHC Sechelt, BC
153 Frank O'Rourke -4.0 1912 1931 17-36 1131 4606 4069 547 1032 196 42 15 430 314 0 377 53 170 0 0 100 59 .254 .315 .333 .649 *564/3 BSN-BRO-WSH-BOS-DET-SLB Hamilton, ON
154 Dave McKay -4.2 1975 1982 25-32 645 2086 1928 191 441 70 15 21 170 86 2 337 17 43 12 49 20 12 .229 .266 .313 .580 *45/6 MIN-TOR-OAK Vancouver, BC
155 John Axford   2009 2010 26-27 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 MIL Simcoe, ON
156 Ryan Braun   2006 2007 25-26 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 KCR Kitchener, ON
157 Aaron Myette   1999 2004 21-26 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 CHW-TEX-CLE-CIN New Westminster, BC
158 Chris Mears   2003 2003 25-25 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 DET Ottawa, ON
159 Steve Green   2001 2001 23-23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 ANA Greenfield Park, QC
160 Jeff Zimmerman   1999 2001 26-28 196 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         *1 TEX Kelowna, BC
161 Steve Sinclair   1998 1999 26-27 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 SEA-TOR Victoria, BC
162 Jordan Zimmerman   1999 1999 24-24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 SEA Kelowna, BC
163 Derek Aucoin   1996 1996 26-26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 MON Lachine, QC
164 Kirk McCaskill   1985 1996 24-35 381 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         *1 CAL-CHW Kapuskasing, ON
165 Vince Horsman   1991 1995 24-28 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         *1 TOR-OAK-MIN Halifax, NS
166 Peter Hoy   1992 1992 26-26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 BOS Brockville, ON
167 Barry Cort   1977 1977 21-21 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 MIL Toronto, ON
168 Dave Pagan   1973 1977 23-27 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 NYY-BAL-SEA-PIT Nipawin, SK
169 Harvey Shank   1970 1970 23-23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 CAL Toronto, ON
170 Tom Harrison   1965 1965 20-20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 KCA Trail, BC
171 Jim Lawrence   1963 1963 24-24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*2 CLE Hamilton, ON
172 Earl Cook   1941 1941 32-32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         /*1 DET Stouffville, ON
173 Mel Kerr   1925 1925 22-22 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           CHC Souris, MB
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And, here are the pitchers:

Rk Player WAR From To Age G GS CG SHO GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA ERA+ HR BF IBB HBP BK WP Tm  
1 Fergie Jenkins 81.3 1965 1983 22-40 664 594 267 49 37 284 226 .557 7 4500.2 4142 1853 1669 997 3192 3.34 115 484 18400 116 84 18 62 PHI-TOT-CHC-BOS-TEX Chatham, ON
2 John Hiller 28.2 1965 1980 22-37 545 43 13 6 363 87 76 .534 125 1242.0 1040 438 391 535 1036 2.83 134 110 5206 71 12 1 39 DET Toronto, ON
3 Russ Ford 25.5 1909 1915 26-32 199 170 126 15 28 99 71 .582 9 1487.1 1340 595 428 376 710 2.59 124 45 5911   34 3 19 NYY-BUF Brandon, MB
4 Erik Bedard 17.1 2002 2009 23-30 144 141 1 1 0 51 41 .554 0 822.0 762 375 339 325 801 3.71 121 75 3515 2 30 3 25 BAL-SEA Navan, ON
5 Paul Quantrill 16.5 1992 2005 23-36 841 64 1 1 228 68 78 .466 21 1255.2 1442 601 534 336 725 3.83 118 112 5428 68 45 8 5 BOS-TOT-PHI-TOR-LAD-NYY London, ON
6 Rich Harden 15.6 2003 2010 21-28 155 145 2 1 2 55 34 .618 0 845.2 694 372 341 391 858 3.63 122 88 3566 15 25 1 30 OAK-TOT-CHC-TEX Victoria, BC
7 Ryan Dempster 13.2 1998 2010 21-33 485 260 11 3 185 102 102 .500 87 1840.1 1811 971 894 858 1574 4.37 100 199 8060 44 78 1 62 FLA-TOT-CIN-CHC Sechelt, BC
8 Kirk McCaskill 12.6 1985 1996 24-35 380 242 30 11 55 106 108 .495 7 1729.0 1748 876 791 665 1003 4.12 99 154 7405 35 34 9 72 CAL-CHW Kapuskasing, ON
9 Eric Gagne 12.2 1999 2008 23-32 402 48 0 0 269 33 26 .559 187 643.2 518 268 248 226 718 3.47 120 76 2664 13 33 1 18 LAD-TOT-MIL Montreal, QC
10 Phil Marchildon 10.1 1940 1950 26-36 185 162 82 6 18 68 75 .476 2 1214.1 1084 605 530 684 481 3.93 100 81 5309   23 5 45 PHA-BOS Penetanguishene, ON
11 Reggie Cleveland 10.0 1969 1981 21-33 428 203 57 12 111 105 106 .498 25 1809.0 1843 919 807 543 930 4.01 96 152 7731 68 44 6 49 STL-BOS-TOT-MIL Swift Current, SK
12 Dick Fowler 7.9 1941 1952 20-31 221 170 75 11 36 66 79 .455 4 1303.0 1367 685 595 578 382 4.11 97 96 5680   19 1 12 PHA Toronto, ON
13 Rheal Cormier 7.3 1991 2007 24-40 683 108 7 1 105 71 64 .526 2 1221.2 1248 604 547 317 760 4.03 105 121 5157 37 51 4 39 STL-MON-BOS-PHI-TOT-CIN Moncton, NB
14 Jeff Zimmerman 7.2 1999 2001 26-28 196 0 0 0 84 17 12 .586 32 228.2 178 88 83 73 213 3.27 152 29 932 5 8 3 5 TEX Kelowna, BC
15 Jeff Francis 6.7 2004 2010 23-29 150 149 2 2 0 55 50 .524 0 882.2 974 490 468 287 603 4.77 100 109 3834 35 34 1 6 COL Vancouver, BC
16 Jesse Crain 5.1 2004 2010 22-28 376 0 0 0 94 33 21 .611 3 382.0 339 165 145 141 264 3.42 128 32 1607 20 16 2 10 MIN Toronto, ON
17 Ron Taylor 3.6 1962 1972 24-34 491 17 3 0 282 45 43 .511 72 800.0 794 370 349 209 464 3.93 91 76 3339 76 21 5 12 CLE-STL-TOT-HOU-NYM-SDP Toronto, ON
18 Jason Dickson 3.1 1996 2000 23-27 73 63 2 1 6 26 25 .510 0 397.0 474 242 220 122 214 4.99 95 60 1750 5 15 2 11 CAL-ANA London, ON
19 Ed Bahr 2.8 1946 1947 26-27 46 25 8 0 11 11 11 .500 0 219.0 210 102 82 95 69 3.37 113 13 937   8 0 7 PIT Rouleau, SK
20 Claude Raymond 2.3 1959 1971 22-34 449 7 2 0 270 46 53 .465 83 721.0 711 338 293 225 497 3.66 96 75 3048 54 28 4 32 CHW-MLN-HOU-ATL-TOT-MON St. Jean, QC
21 Win Kellum 2.3 1901 1905 25-29 48 37 32 2 11 20 16 .556 2 346.2 337 170 123 63 97 3.19 95 5 1396   14 2 5 BOS-CIN-STL Waterford, ON
22 John Axford 2.0 2009 2010 26-27 57 0 0 0 49 8 2 .800 25 65.2 47 20 19 33 85 2.60 154 1 272 4 1 0 5 MIL Simcoe, ON
23 Oscar Judd 1.9 1941 1948 33-40 161 99 43 4 32 40 51 .440 7 771.1 744 399 334 397 304 3.90 94 24 3380   10 1 35 BOS-TOT-PHI London, ON
24 Steve Wilson 1.6 1988 1993 23-28 205 23 1 0 42 13 18 .419 6 345.1 348 182 169 130 252 4.40 88 33 1494 24 5 2 12 TEX-CHC-TOT-LAD Victoria, BC
25 Ted Bowsfield 1.3 1958 1964 23-29 215 86 12 4 51 37 39 .487 6 662.1 699 369 320 259 326 4.35 93 63 2920 14 12 1 14 BOS-TOT-LAA-KCA Vernon, BC
26 Joe Krakauskas 1.3 1937 1946 22-31 149 63 22 1 54 26 36 .419 4 583.2 605 349 294 355 347 4.53 94 30 2654   4 1 19 WSH-CLE Montreal, QC
27 Adam Loewen 1.0 2006 2008 22-24 35 29 0 0 1 8 8 .500 0 164.0 163 105 98 106 134 5.38 85 14 749 0 11 2 6 BAL Surrey, BC
28 Bill Atkinson 0.8 1976 1979 21-24 98 0 0 0 49 11 4 .733 11 147.1 129 60 56 62 99 3.42 109 17 625 17 1 0 7 MON Chatham, ON
29 Shawn Hill 0.7 2004 2010 23-29 44 44 0 0 0 9 18 .333 0 239.0 273 140 126 74 151 4.74 90 19 1056 6 12 1 6 MON-WSN-SDP-TOR Mississauga, ON
30 Vince Horsman 0.6 1991 1995 24-28 141 0 0 0 25 4 2 .667 1 110.2 107 53 50 54 61 4.07 103 9 482 9 4 1 3 TOR-OAK-MIN Halifax, NS
31 Rube Vickers 0.6 1902 1909 24-31 88 45 29 7 34 22 27 .449 2 458.0 426 216 149 119 213 2.93 89 1 1839   16 0 12 CIN-BRO-PHA St. Mary's, ON
32 Barry Cort 0.5 1977 1977 21-21 7 3 1 0 1 1 1 .500 0 24.1 25 9 9 9 17 3.33 124 1 102 1 1 0 1 MIL Toronto, ON
33 Dick Lines 0.5 1966 1967 27-28 107 0 0 0 41 7 7 .500 6 168.2 146 66 53 48 103 2.83 117 10 696 13 1 0 6 WSA Montreal, QC
34 Dave Shipanoff 0.4 1985 1985 25-25 26 0 0 0 12 1 2 .333 3 36.1 33 15 13 16 26 3.22 116 3 162 3 1 1 0 PHI Edmonton, AB
35 Mike Kilkenny 0.4 1969 1973 24-28 139 54 12 4 32 23 18 .561 4 410.0 387 216 202 224 301 4.43 83 39 1821 8 9 2 12 DET-TOT-CLE Bradford, ON
36 Clarence Currie 0.4 1902 1903 23-24 53 38 31 4 12 15 23 .395 2 371.1 385 209 140 121 111 3.39 90 9 1567   21 0 7 TOT Windsor, ON
37 Jack Cameron 0.3 1906 1906 21-21 2 1 0 0 1 0 0   0 6.0 4 0 0 6 2 0.00   0 25   0 0 0 BSN Sydney, NS
38 Bob Steele 0.3 1916 1919 22-25 91 57 28 4 22 16 38 .296 3 487.2 450 219 165 144 217 3.05 91 10 2033   13 3 13 STL-TOT-NYG Cassburn, ON
39 Bob Hooper 0.2 1950 1955 28-33 194 57 16 0 86 40 41 .494 25 620.2 640 377 331 280 196 4.80 87 50 2710 0 11 2 12 PHA-CLE-CIN Leamington, ON
40 Steve Green 0.2 2001 2001 23-23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0 6.0 4 2 2 6 4 3.00 159 0 27 0 0 0 2 ANA Greenfield Park, QC
41 Ralph Buxton 0.2 1938 1949 27-38 19 0 0 0 10 0 2 .000 2 36.0 34 20 17 21 23 4.25 102 4 156   0 0 0 PHA-NYY Weyburn, SK
42 Vince Shields 0.2 1924 1924 23-23 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .500 0 12.0 10 5 4 3 4 3.00 131 1 51   3 0 0 STL Fredericton, NB
43 Harry O'Neill 0.2 1922 1923 29-30 4 0 0 0 1 0 0   0 5.0 3 1 1 4 2 1.80 266 0 21 0 1 0 0 PHA Lindsay, ON
44 Ed Pinnance 0.2 1903 1903 23-23 2 1 0 0 1 0 0   1 7.0 5 2 2 2 2 2.57 127 0 27   0 0 0 PHA Walpole Island, ON
45 Red Long 0.2 1902 1902 25-25 1 1 1 0 0 0 0   0 8.0 4 2 1 3 5 1.12 269 0 31   1 0 0 BSN Burlington, ON
46 Harvey Shank 0.1 1970 1970 23-23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3.0 2 0 0 2 1 0.00   0 13 0 0 0 0 CAL Toronto, ON
47 Bill Harris 0.1 1957 1959 25-27 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 8.2 9 3 3 4 3 3.12 145 1 38 1 0 0 0 BRO-LAD Duguayville, NB
48 Johnny Rutherford 0.1 1952 1952 27-27 22 11 4 0 8 7 7 .500 2 97.1 97 51 46 29 29 4.25 86 9 408   2 1 2 BRO Belleville, ON
49 Bill O'Hara 0.1 1910 1910 26-26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00   0 3   0 0 0 STL Toronto, ON
50 Scott Richmond 0.0 2008 2009 28-29 32 29 2 1 1 9 14 .391 0 165.2 179 102 97 61 137 5.27 82 29 723 1 2 1 5 TOR Vancouver, BC
51 Cody McKay 0.0 2004 2004 30-30 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   0 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00   0 7 0 0 0 0 STL Vancouver, BC
52 Steve Sinclair 0.0 1998 1999 26-27 45 0 0 0 9 0 3 .000 0 34.1 35 23 20 19 26 5.24 95 5 156 2 2 0 0 TOR-TOT Victoria, BC
53 Derek Aucoin 0.0 1996 1996 26-26 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 2.2 3 1 1 1 1 3.38 145 0 12 0 0 0 0 MON Lachine, QC
54 Tom Harrison 0.0 1965 1965 20-20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 9.00 56 0 4 0 0 0 0 KCA Trail, BC
55 Earl Cook 0.0 1941 1941 32-32 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   0 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 4.50 118 0 10   0 0 0 DET Stouffville, ON
56 Bert Sincock 0.0 1908 1908 20-20 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   0 4.2 3 2 2 0 1 3.86 68 0 17   0 0 0 CIN Barkerville, BC
57 Peter Hoy -0.1 1992 1992 26-26 5 0 0 0 2 0 0   0 3.2 8 3 3 2 2 7.36 63 0 19 1 0 0 0 BOS Brockville, ON
58 George Korince -0.1 1966 1967 20-21 11 0 0 0 4 1 0 1.000 0 17.0 11 8 8 14 13 4.24 82 1 79 1 1 0 0 DET Ottawa, ON
59 Jack Graney -0.1 1908 1908 22-22 2 0 0 0 1 0 0   0 3.1 6 2 2 1 0 5.40 53 0 16   0 0 0 CLE St. Thomas, ON
60 Chris Mears -0.2 2003 2003 25-25 29 3 0 0 16 1 3 .250 5 41.1 50 28 25 11 21 5.44 80 5 178 0 3 0 2 DET Ottawa, ON
61 Jordan Zimmerman -0.2 1999 1999 24-24 12 0 0 0 2 0 0   0 8.0 14 8 7 4 3 7.88 66 0 41 0 1 0 1 SEA Kelowna, BC
62 Matt Maysey -0.2 1992 1993 25-26 25 0 0 0 13 1 2 .333 1 24.1 32 15 15 13 11 5.55 78 5 117 1 2 0 4 MON-MIL Hamilton, ON
63 Blake Hawksworth -0.2 2009 2010 26-27 75 8 0 0 19 8 8 .500 0 130.1 142 66 59 50 81 4.07 98 17 569 3 3 3 1 STL North Vancouver, BC
64 Denis Boucher -0.3 1991 1994 23-26 35 26 0 0 3 6 11 .353 0 146.0 170 93 88 54 77 5.42 77 28 649 2 3 6 3 TOT-CLE-MON Montreal, QC
65 Harry Fisher -0.3 1952 1952 26-26 8 3 0 0 4 1 2 .333 0 18.1 17 14 14 13 5 6.87 59 4 83   2 0 1 PIT Newbury, ON
66 Lefty Wilkie -0.4 1941 1946 26-31 68 12 5 1 35 8 11 .421 3 194.0 215 104 99 80 37 4.59 76 5 867   2 2 5 PIT Zealandia, SK
67 Jason Green -0.4 2000 2000 25-25 14 0 0 0 1 1 1 .500 0 17.2 15 16 13 20 19 6.62 76 3 87 1 1 0 0 HOU Port Hope, ON
68 Ralph McCabe -0.4 1946 1946 27-27 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 4.0 5 5 5 2 3 11.25 33 3 19   1 0 0 CLE Napanee, ON
69 Jean-Pierre Roy -0.4 1946 1946 26-26 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   0 6.1 5 7 7 5 6 9.95 36 2 30   0 0 1 BRO Montreal, QC
70 John Upham -0.4 1967 1968 25-26 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 .000 0 8.1 6 5 5 5 4 5.40 67 1 37 1 1 0 2 CHC Windsor, ON
71 Eric Cyr -0.5 2002 2002 23-23 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 6.0 6 7 7 6 4 10.50 38 0 29 1 0 0 0 SDP Montreal, QC
72 Ernie Ross -0.5 1902 1902 22-22 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 .500 0 17.0 20 18 14 12 2 7.41 52 0 81   1 0 0 BLA Toronto, ON
73 Vern Handrahan -0.5 1964 1966 25-27 34 2 0 0 12 0 2 .000 1 61.0 53 36 36 40 36 5.31 70 14 267 1 3 0 6 KCA Charlottetown, PE
74 Dave Davidson -0.5 2007 2009 23-25 3 0 0 0 1 0 0   0 3.0 10 11 10 6 3 30.00 18 1 28 0 2 0 0 PIT-FLA Richmond Hill, ON
75 R.J. Swindle -0.6 2008 2009 24-25 9 0 0 0 2 0 0   0 11.1 21 16 16 6 12 12.71 35 5 61 1 1 0 1 PHI-MIL Vancouver, BC
76 Ryan Braun -0.6 2006 2007 25-26 35 0 0 0 12 2 1 .667 0 50.0 59 40 37 25 30 6.66 70 6 229 1 0 0 3 KCR Kitchener, ON
77 Bob Alexander -0.6 1955 1957 32-34 9 0 0 0 5 1 1 .500 0 11.0 18 13 13 7 2 10.64 38 0 57 2 2 0 2 BAL-CLE Vancouver, BC
78 Alex Hardy -0.6 1902 1903 24-25 7 7 5 1 0 3 3 .500 0 47.2 50 29 23 19 16 4.34 66 0 204   1 0 1 CHC Toronto, ON
79 Ron Law -0.7 1969 1969 23-23 35 1 0 0 14 3 4 .429 1 52.1 68 34 29 34 29 4.99 76 2 254 5 2 0 4 CLE Hamilton, ON
80 Ken Crosby -0.7 1975 1976 27-28 16 1 0 0 7 1 0 1.000 0 20.1 30 19 19 15 11 8.41 47 3 106 0 0 1 0 CHC New Denver, BC
81 Ozzie Van Brabant -0.7 1954 1955 27-28 11 2 0 0 3 0 2 .000 0 28.2 39 27 25 20 11 7.85 51 4 137 1 1 1 2 PHA-KCA Kingsville, ON
82 Bill Magee -0.8 1901 1902 25-26 17 14 10 0 3 2 8 .200 0 109.0 130 70 56 34 34 4.62 68 5 482   7 0 3 TOT  
83 Larry Landreth -0.8 1976 1977 21-22 7 4 0 0 0 1 4 .200 0 20.1 29 19 15 18 12 6.64 59 1 104 1 0 1 1 MON Stratford, ON
84 Chris Leroux -0.9 2009 2010 25-26 28 0 0 0 10 0 1 .000 0 29.1 39 26 25 18 24 7.67 57 1 140 2 0 0 1 FLA-TOT Montreal, QC
85 Georges Maranda -1.0 1960 1962 28-30 49 8 0 0 12 2 7 .222 0 123.1 119 75 62 65 64 4.52 86 16 548 10 4 0 6 SFG-MIN Levis, QC
86 Gordie Pladson -1.1 1979 1982 22-25 20 6 0 0 4 0 4 .000 0 50.2 66 37 34 23 18 6.04 57 4 237 0 0 1 0 HOU New Westminster, BC
87 Scott Mathieson -1.2 2006 2010 22-26 11 8 0 0 0 1 4 .200 0 39.0 53 39 33 18 29 7.62 62 8 189 1 1 1 3 PHI Vancouver, BC
88 Ray Daviault -1.2 1962 1962 28-28 36 3 0 0 14 1 5 .167 0 81.0 92 64 56 48 51 6.22 67 14 377 1 4 1 6 NYM Montreal, QC
89 Ken MacKenzie -1.3 1960 1965 26-31 129 1 0 0 57 8 10 .444 5 208.1 231 129 111 63 142 4.80 78 33 916 8 6 0 1 MLN-NYM-TOT-SFG-HOU Gore Bay, ON
90 Gene Ford -1.5 1905 1905 24-24 7 1 1 0 6 0 1 .000 0 35.0 51 30 22 14 20 5.66 49 0 166   2 0 1 DET Milton, NS
91 Mike Gardiner -1.5 1990 1995 24-29 136 46 0 0 23 17 27 .386 5 393.2 420 262 228 161 239 5.21 84 49 1738 13 5 0 13 SEA-BOS-TOT-DET Sarnia, ON
92 Paul Spoljaric -1.6 1994 2000 23-29 195 12 0 0 44 8 17 .320 4 277.1 275 196 170 163 278 5.52 87 41 1259 13 9 3 17 TOR-SEA-TOT-KCR Kelowna, BC
93 Pete Craig -1.7 1964 1966 23-25 6 4 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0 18.0 28 26 23 13 3 11.50 32 2 93 3 0 0 1 WSA LaSalle, ON
94 Dave Wainhouse -1.9 1991 2000 23-32 85 0 0 0 31 2 3 .400 0 105.0 130 91 86 61 66 7.37 67 15 498 2 8 1 8 MON-SEA-PIT-COL-STL Toronto, ON
95 Dave Pagan -2.4 1973 1977 23-27 85 18 3 1 24 4 9 .308 4 232.1 254 141 128 95 147 4.96 75 9 1010 8 5 0 10 NYY-TOT Nipawin, SK
96 Ron Piche -2.6 1960 1966 25-31 134 11 3 0 56 10 16 .385 12 221.1 216 130 103 123 157 4.19 85 23 1001 21 7 2 9 MLN-CAL-STL Verdun, QC
97 Paul Calvert -2.9 1942 1951 24-33 109 27 5 0 47 9 22 .290 5 301.2 345 207 178 158 102 5.31 77 22 1394   5 0 14 CLE-WSH-DET Montreal, QC
98 Mike Johnson -2.9 1997 2001 21-25 81 32 0 0 10 7 14 .333 2 218.0 254 169 166 103 147 6.85 67 47 1003 6 13 0 17 TOT-MON Edmonton, AB
99 Aaron Myette -3.1 1999 2004 21-26 47 30 0 0 7 6 12 .333 0 154.1 185 144 140 106 134 8.16 59 26 761 1 22 0 9 CHW-TEX-CLE-CIN New Westminster, BC
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So, there they are! Consider this to be an open thread to discuss major league ball players born north of the border - assuming you're in the USA while reading this...

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70 Responses to “O, Canada”

  1. I think this shows that this is the start of a special era for Canadian balllplayers. When I was growing up (early 80s) you could name all the Canadian MLB players on one hand. (Terry Puhl, Kirk McCaskill, Fergie Jenkins and.... you'd have 2 fingers left over!) Now, taking a look at the top Canadian hitters of all time, 6 of the top 11 played in the 2000s and on the pitching side, 5 of the top 9, and 10 of 18 are active or played recently. And these aren't names that only a Canadian from their hometown would recognize, but most are legitimate all-stars who are familiar to any baseball fans. I look forward to more Canadians joining the pros in the next few years.

  2. Matt Stairs?

  3. blahblahblah Says:

    Yeah, Stairs has 14 WAR lifetime and, unless I've missed something in the news, New Brunswick is in Canada.

  4. My guess is that Stairs must fail the unnecessary positional filter that was part of his query.

  5. bluejaysstatsgeek Says:

    @2:

    Stairs should be in 9th place with 14.2 WAR.

  6. Kingturtle Says:

    Nig Clarke caught Addie Joss' perfect game. He also is alleged to have hit 8 home runs in a Texas League game.

    He was given the nickname because of his complexion. A reminder of how things were. Things aren't perfect now, but at least we aren't nicknaming people Rube, Nig and Dummy. And people like Joakim Soria are even being culturally aware about the power of nicknames.

  7. bluejaysstatsgeek Says:

    The Place of Birth Report says that 230 Canadian-born players played in MLB. These two lists total 159, so 71 are missing.

  8. A full table of Canadian players is found here (no WAR, though):

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bio/CAN_born.shtml

    A few 19th century guys played significant amounts of time. The most notable being Tip O'Neill who was best known as winning the batting title in the AA the year they experimenting with counting walks as hits so his crazy-high numbers always have an asterisk next to them. Hugh Duffy broke his record a few years later making the issue moot but that year still sticks out.

  9. Frank Clingenpeel Says:

    What amazes me is that out of the players on this list, the Hall of Fame has a grand total of ONE Canadian-born member. And even he {Jenkins} had his issues getting in.

  10. I agree with Frank. Other than Jenkins, no Canadian pitcher has 110 wins. No Canadian pitcher has 200 saves. Other than Larry Walker, no Canadian hitter has 200 home runs, or 1500 hits. Well, Morneau and Votto are worth keeping an eye on.

  11. @9

    It's interesting, too, that a Canadian had such a hard time getting in. That's never mentioned as a potential hurdle for Larry Walker, and yet it actually might be one. Never thought about it before, but that may seriously be an obstacle. Perhaps American sportswriters are more biased against "non-baseball" countries than we think. They don't really seem to have a problem including Latin American players, but perhaps it contributed to Jenkins', Blyleven's, and what I'm assuming will be Larry Walker's future troubles. Interesting.

  12. Apologies for those who are missing!

    I'm guessing, maybe, on the hitters, they may have pitched at one time and got chopped when I asked for non-pitchers on the hitters list. I need to check that...

  13. dukeofflatbush Says:

    bunk conglaton sounds like a foot fungus

  14. Not sure what happened? But, I just reran the lists without excluding P on the hitters. Lists above are the updates ones. Again, mea culpa. Sorry about that.

  15. @11.

    It may well be a hurdle for Walker.

    Among the stories frequently heard about Walker relate to his difficulties learning the game - how he was a hockey player with raw skills who didn't have a clue about baseball.

    Examples: in the minors one time (or maybe it was a spring training game), he took off from first on a gapper and had already rounded second when the outfielder got to his feet after making a diving catch. The third base coach was gesturing wildly for Walker to return to first. Which he did, by cutting across the diamond, quite unaware that he had to retag second.

    Another time, after he made it to the bigs (I think it was in Dodger Stadium), he caught a short fly ball in foul territory close to the seats, and proceeded to toss the ball to a fan. Except it was only the second out, and there were runners on base.

    And, of course, how Walker famously regarded baseball as being "pretty boring", especially compared to hockey.

  16. Never realized Jeff Heath was such a fine player. Career OPS+ of 139. After he became a regular in 1938, had only two seasons with OPS below .800, and one of those was .792.

    Had some pretty good pop too, especially later in his career. His per 162 game averages for his last five seasons ('45 to '49) were 27 HR, 102 RBI, 32 2B, 8 3B, 87 BB. Hard to see how the weak teams (mostly Browns and Braves) he was playing for couldn't manage to get him into more than 100 or so games a year. Did he have injury problems?

  17. Richard Chester Says:

    Number 11 on the hitter's list, Jack Graney, was the first former player to become a play-by-play broadcaster. He broadcast for the Indians.

  18. @11
    Blyleven lived in Southern California since the age of 5. He likes to joke on air about his "California Math". There's nothing really Dutch about his personality. He grew up watching Sandy Koufax.

    I was surprised to find so few foreign-born HOF-ers even including "baseball countries. The BBWAA have inducted Jenkins, Perez, Marichal and Aparicio. The NeL committees have inducted Dihigo, Mendez and Torriente. That's it for players. Carew was born in the Canal Zone which was US Soil at the time. And Puerto Rico (Clemente, Cepeda) is only a foreign country if you are watching West Side Story. Those numbers will increase significantly in the near future as there are a ton of foreign-born candidates on the ballots coming up.

  19. Spartan Bill Says:

    Ferguson Jenkins had an arrest record for drug possession in 1980 (when he was still an active player). As I recall he was traveling with the team and was caught as they entered Canada and cleared customs at the Toronto airport to begin a series with the Jays. He was suspended "indefinitely" by Bowie Kuhn and ordered reinstated after 2 weeks.

    I don't want to get into the issues as to whether he was treated fairly by the BBWAA or not, but I believe that the stigma from that arrest was more of an impediment to his induction than his being a Canadian native.

  20. Spartan Bill Says:

    Cepeda also fits into the category of delayed inductionl but it is due to his arrest record not his place of birth.

    If the BBWAA wanted to keep Puerto Ricans out why did they bend the rules to let Clemente in early? He got in because he was a better person AND a better player than Cepeda.

    In other words if Roger Clemens doesn't get in on the first ballot, it won't be because he is a Texan,

  21. @20
    I only ironically included Puerto Ricans in my post because the lahman database doesn't say "USA" as the birthCountry for them, it says "P.R.". Puerto Rico has been part of the US for a hundred years.

    I don't buy the premise anyways, I can't imagine anyone will give Mariano Rivera or Albert Pujols' birth country a second thought when they vote for them down the road. I was just using the statement as an excuse to look stuff up.

  22. Morten Jonsson Says:

    I think Spartan Bill is right about the drug issue being what delayed Jenkins getting into the Hall. It's hard to imagine that his being Canadian made any difference at all to the voters. I know they have their little prejudices, but you can't convince me that that's one of them.

    Larry Walker is going to have a hard time getting in too, but again, the problem won't be that he's Canadian. It'll be that playing in Colorado inflated his stats. I'm not sure myself whether he's a Hall of Famer. He seems like a classic borderline case, so to speak.

  23. Love seeing this discussion! Stairs has hit more than 200 HRs, 265 heading into yet another season. What few people know about Stairs is that he was named to the all-tournament team at the 1988 World Championship in Italy ... as a shortstop! Also, just to clarify, Tip O'Neill's .492 BA in 1887 did include walks as hits, but his BA if calculated by today's standard would have been .435, second to only Hugh Duffy. Jason Bay (191) and Morneau (181) should crack the 200 HR milestone this season, and Ryan Dempster (102) should pass McCaskill and Reggie Cleveland in wins and the 110 Win plateau mentioned above. Walker should absolutely be inducted into Cooperstown - he NEVER touched a steroid and shouldn't be compared to the big numbers achieved by others in his era. For the complete list of Canucks, check out our website http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca

    Tom Valcke
    President & CEO
    Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

  24. @11

    I have heard that Fergie had a hard getting into the HOF because of his drug arrest from the early 80's. I think he was caught with marijuana and possibly cocaine at the Toronto airport on his way back to the US. He was suspended for a period too. Otherwise, he is more than qualified.

  25. It doesn't look to me like there was any bias against Jenkins. He did make the Hall on only his third try, which isn't too bad, and his vote %ages in the years he didn't make it were pretty good--52% and 66.7%. Probably more of a problem for him than the drugs or being Canadian was that he was on the ballot the same time as Gaylord Perry and Jim Palmer...Jim Bunning too. I think he was clearly a more valuable pitcher than Bunning, but Bunning's eligibility was running out, which may have cost Jenkins a few votes.

  26. DoubleDiamond Says:

    It would be interesting to see in the hitters list how many throw/threw right and hit left. I read somewhere (I think in a Baseball America subscribers-only online article) that because of the way they have learned hockey first, Canadian ballplayers tend to end up as lefthanded batters, even if they are naturally righthanded. Off the top of my head, I know that Walker, Stairs, Votto, and Morneau hit left and throw/threw right.

    This is true for the two Canadian-born minor leaguers that the Phillies received from Seattle for Cliff Lee, Tyson Gillies and Phillippe Aumont. Yes, this happens even with Canadian players who end up as pitchers. I remember that Paul Quantrill was a left-handed hitting righty.

  27. @23. Stairs has become so well regarded as a pinch hitter that we tend to forget about his early years.

    For his four full seasons ('97 to '00) in Oakland, Stairs was a 125 OPS+ and had 162 game averages of 32 HR, 103 RBI, 30 2B and 79 BB. Pretty good, especially in the Oakland Coliseum.

  28. Dave Pagan (#95 on the pitcher's list) was involved in one of the more lopsided trades in major league history.

    Seattle traded Pagan to the Pirates in July 1977 for a player-to-be-named-later, who turned out to be one Rick Honeycutt. Pagan had exactly one major league appearance in his career after the trade (an effective 3-inning stint with the Pirates), while Honeycutt made his major league debut for the Mariners that August and was a serviceable pitcher for 21 years, including two All-Star selections.

  29. @10

    Matt Stairs has over 200 homers, and Ryan Dempster will soon pass 110 wins most likely.

    Demspter played on the same 16-18 year old team as me, but was 3 years older. He still came back in the winters to train with us though.

  30. Johnny Rutheford could sure drive an Indy Car. 3 Indy wins

  31. Nash Bruce Says:

    Re: Morneau- as a Twins fan, I don't feel good about his future, lotta, lotta physical issues....I think that he might be done, or close to it.

  32. Raymond Culpepper Says:

    Note on Jeff Heath - Baseball Biographical Encyclopedia states that 'During the 1948 season with the Braves, Heath suffered a broken ankle that force him to miss the World Series and end his career the following season.'

    While that may have cut his career short (albeit a little, perhaps), no mention is made of other Heath health issues.

    Next question to be researched, of course, is how many Canadian-born players have played in the World Series?

  33. Raymond Culpepper Says:

    More Detail on Heath - from Wikipedia:

    'Heath was physically very strong and a good athlete, but he was a bit of a trouble maker. Some writers at the time alluded to a general lack of intelligence. In December 1945 he was traded from Cleveland to the Washington Senators in exchange for very fast center fielder George Case and was Washington's starting right fielder, but the Senators traded him to the St. Louis Browns in mid-1946. The reason: Washington had a weak hitting utility infielder, Sherry Robertson, who was related to Senator owner Clark Griffith. Heath loudly rode Robertson on the bench during games about being a lousy player and only there because he was the "owner's pet." Heath contemptuously hoped to cause a fight. This led to the mid season trade to the Browns. Washington could have used Heath, because in 1947 he had a career high 27 home runs for St. Louis, but the Browns, always needing cash to operate, traded him to the Boston Braves after the 1947 season. He batted .319 with 20 home runs for the 1948 Braves as they won a surprise National League pennant, but he missed the World Series after breaking his ankle in a slide toward home plate in the last week of the season. A widely published newspaper photograph of the play showed Heath sliding toward the plate, mouth open in shock, with his leg shattered mid-ankle with the lower ankle rotated ninety degrees to the upper ankle. The injury probably caused permanent damage to nerves and leg structure at the break site. He retired after 36 games into the 1949 season in which he still batted .306 with 9 homers and 23 RBI.'

  34. Wow, Heath was slugging .613 during his final year when he retired for whatever reason. That ankle must've been doing alright!

  35. Michael E Sullivan Says:

    Walker is absolutely a hall of famer based purely on his numbers -- you don't need to give him an extra boost just because he's never had a whiff of PED suspicion (or at least more than the extent to which all players are potentially implicated).

    What might keep him out is a willful failure to spend any time attempting to fairly value a player for the rockies. The advanced metrics (which adjust for park) all suggest he's an average to above average hall of famer, *well* above the borderline. The only way you get a borderline case for him is by completely throwing out his home PAs for the rockies, and then *also* failing to adjust his road results for the fact that in general nearly *all* players hit better at home than on the road. Either that or by pretending that walks are of almost no value.

    Do that kind of violence to his record, and he *still* looks like a borderline HoFer. Make almost any reasonable attempt to fairly value his results and what they did for his teams, and he ought to be a pretty easy choice.

  36. @15

    "Another time, after he made it to the bigs (I think it was in Dodger Stadium), he caught a short fly ball in foul territory close to the seats, and proceeded to toss the ball to a fan. Except it was only the second out, and there were runners on base."

    That had nothing to do with being Canadian, he simply thought there were 3 outs.

    Sheesh.

  37. Spartan Bill Says:

    @36

    2 outs?? 3 outs?? whatever!

    A lot of visitors to each others country are tripped up by the exchange rate.

  38. While I philosophically agree that Walker shouldn't need the additive of being a non-steroid user (which has been validated), his 20% tally on Cooperstown's 2010 ballot tell me that someone needs to sing his song. I’m slightly encouraged to that Blyleven only received 17.5% in his first year, because Larry Walker’s 20% really was a downer. (Quick side note: Blyleven lived in Canada for five years as a youth). Back to Walker, you cannot tell me that Larkin (62%)is three times as deserving, and nor is Bagwell (40%) twice as deserving. All three of them each won one MVP Award. Larkin and Bagwell each had about 200 more career hits than Walker, but each played about 200 more games. Walker had a higher career batting average and OPS than both. Okay, Larkin was an 12-time All-Star (Walker-5) and won 9 Silver Sluggers (Walker-3). Larkin also had a 150 more stolen bases than Walker, but Walker hit almost 200 more homeruns, not to mention 350 more RBI. Larkin won 3 Gold Gloves, Walker won 7. Larkin never won a batting title, Walker won 3. Walker was punished by playing in the obscurity of Montreal and Colorado, but that shouldn’t be held against him. And please don't play the “Colorado air” card here … how many of Walker’s 152 homers in Colorado landed in the front row? In his MVP year, 27 of his 49 bombs were hit on the road.

  39. Re: the handedness of most of our successful sluggers, hockey does play a role. Shoot left = bat left. Even Wayne Gretzky played baseball - and of course, hit from the left side. One of the reasons we have so many LHH shooters in hockey is that most people's dominant eye is their right eye, and to maximize efficiency, the right eye should be the "forward" eye when shooting. Now, if only we could stop our hitters from running down the line like hockey players skate!

  40. Raymond Culpepper Says:

    I'm surprised Canadians don't get mixed up more often, what with a national pasttime that has three periods, football fields with 110 yards.etc. (little lol)

    While I am at least appreciative of Larry Walker's achievements, one needs to look closely at his home-away stats while playing in Colorado. which were accomplished before the 'big Mile-High adjustment' to 'normalize' play at Coors Field. He was a very good player, but if you take the proper perspective on his overall stats, he is a borderline candidate. Cudos for not cheating, but the HOF should remain for the top 1%.

    My personal choices of the most deserving to be enshrined remain Thurman Munson and Minnie Minoso.

  41. There has been 240 Canadians play Major League Baseball. The first one being Bob Addy in 1871. If you want the list send me your email to baseball@baseballhalloffame.ca
    It only took Fergie 3 years to get into Cooperstown! That is great. Go ask Blyleven, Tommy John, Jack Morris etc....how long it took them. A lot more than 3 years. Fergie is one of the best pitchers of all time. 6 seasons of 20 wins in a row and 7 total 20 win seasons and he played most of his career with the Cubs!
    Larry will get into Cooperstown, it will just take 10-15yrs.
    Tip O'Neill was the best player of his time. Career .326AVG, first triple crown winner etc.....Never got considered for Cooperstown. Fergie should ahve been the 2nd Canadian in Cooperstown.
    21 Canadians played in the big leagues in 2010.
    1980 - 8 Canadians
    1990 - 7 Canadians
    2000 - 14 Canadians
    2010 - 21 Canadians
    Canada has had an All-Star every year since 1997.
    For more info on Canadian baseball check out this great blog. http://kevinglew.wordpress.com/

  42. Canadians who have played in the World Series:
    From most games to least:
    George Selkirk - NYY - 1936, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42 - 21 games
    George Gibson - Pittsburgh - 1909 - 7 games
    Matt Stairs - Philadelphia - 2008, 09 - 6 games
    Larry McLean - NY Giants - 1913 - 5 games
    Larry Walker - St. Louis - 2004 - 4 games
    Jimmy Archer - Detroit - 1907, Cubs - 1910 - 4 games
    Jack Graney - Cleveland - 1920 - 3 games
    Rob Butler - Toronto - 1993 - 2 games
    Bill O'Neill - White Sox - 1906 - 1 game

    PITCHERS:
    Ron Taylor - St. Louis - 1964, NY Mets 1969 - 7 innings pitched
    Reggie Cleveland - Boston - 1975 - 6.2 innings pitched
    Jeff Francis - Colorado - 2007 - 4 innings pitched
    John Hiller - Detroit - 1968 - 2 innings pitched
    Eric Gagne - Boston - 2007 - 1 inning pitched
    Johnny Rutherford - Brooklyn - 1952 - 1 inning pitched

  43. [...] out this Baseball-reference blog about Canadian [...]

  44. Richard Chester Says:

    Jeff Heath is one of only five players to hit 20 or more doubles, triples and home runs in one season.

  45. John Autin Says:

    About the P-I position filter:

    When trying to filter for non-pitchers, I find it helpful to set the "% of Games" down to 10%. If you leave it at the default setting of 50%, you miss anyone who didn't have a primary position, i.e., didn't play 50% of his career games at any one position.

    I'm often surprised by how many players get omitted by that "50%" default -- some for reasons that I can't quite figure. For example, a search for players with 3,000 hits (years 1871-present), with no positional requirement, finds 27 players. The same search with a "non-pitcher" filter and the default "50%" setting finds just 23 players -- omitting Pete Rose, Stan Musial, Rod Carew and Paul Molitor.

    Rose, Molitor and Carew did not play 50% of their career games at any one position. But Stan Musial played 62% of his games in the outfield (1,890 out of 3,026). I don't understand why the "50%" setting would exclude him. My only hypothesis is that it's a flaw in the P-I algorithm, based on the fact that the specific OF position breakdown is available for only a small part of Musial's career; he's listed with 375 games in LF and 274 in RF. Maybe the algorithm subtracts those specific LF/RF games from his generic "OF" games, and thus finds the OF total to be less than 50%. I'm just guessing here.

  46. @42
    O'Neill has an interesting HOF case, but I think his career was a bit too short. Its true that the HOF has been hesitant to induct primarily-AA players, but I think Tip would have to wait for Pete Browning and Harry Stovey to be inducted before he'd be next in line. Plus there's Bob Caruthers but he's unique/controversial for other reasons besides being primarily AA (two-way player, short career).

  47. I'm sure hoping Michael Saunders can get his numbers up there to the size of Larry Walker in 10 years. The M's could sure use a breakout year from him.

  48. John Autin Says:

    @47 & 42 -- As great a hitter as Tip O'Neill was, his career seems far too short for the HOF. Not only does he barely meet the 10-year rule (1883-92), but in 2 of those years, he played less than half his team's games. In all, he played just 1,035 games. No MLB position player has been elected to the HOF with fewer than 1,211 games played.

    O'Neill had a 143 OPS+, which is terrific. But Dick Allen had a 156 OPS+, in a career that's at least 50% longer than O'Neill's -- yet people say Allen's career was too short for the HOF.

    Granted, O'Neill was the best hitter on perhaps the best team of the 1880s, the St. Louis Browns, who won 4 straight American Association titles (1885-88). But O'Neill missed over half of the '85 campaign, and the Browns still ran away from the league.

    His pitching does not really help his resume; he pitched for two seasons and had one good year, in which he pitched just 17 games, as the #4 pitcher for a 4th-place team, and never pitched after that.

  49. Richard Chester Says:

    @46

    John: Just a thought on my part. In 1952 Stan Musial did pitch to one batter. Would that affect the filtering process? In other words can he be classified as a non-pitcher because of that?

  50. Lawrence Azrin Says:

    @36/... Albert7 Says: "@15 {"Another time, after he made it to the bigs (I think it was in Dodger Stadium), he caught a short fly ball in foul territory close to the seats, and proceeded to toss the ball to a fan. Except it was only the second out, and there were runners on base.}" That had nothing to do with being Canadian, he simply thought there were 3 outs." Sheesh."

    Albert7, also I think several other OFers have pulled this brain-lock, of throwing a ball they caught into the stands, because they thought there were two outs - did Trot Nixon do this?

    @38 - LOL

    @49 - TIP O'NEILL for the HOF? -there are several other American Association players, such as Pete Browning, Bob Curuthers, Harry Stovey, and Jimmy Ryan, who have better cases.

  51. Lawrence Azrin Says:

    @47/ My apologies, DavidRF, for repeating what you just said about O'Neill's HOF chances.

  52. Richard Chester Says:

    On August 12, 2000 Ben Agbayani of the Mets threw a ball to a fan in the stands thinking there were two out.

  53. Richard Chester Says:

    @53

    I meant thinking there were 3 out.

  54. @49. Bang on John about O'Neil's HOF chances.

    Actually, just looking at the factors you mentioned (career years, OPS+ and games played), Jeff Heath (with 14 years, 137 OPS+ and 1383 games) arguably has a better claim than O'Neil. And, I would suggest that Heath's chances are exactly zero.

  55. @Albert37 .... whoa, that top photo is the most grotesque break I've seen outside of Joe Theismann's.

  56. Richard Chester Says:

    @50

    John: I should have written "can he not be classified as a non-pitcher because of that".

  57. @57.

    Here's the story from Wikipedia on Musial's one and only pitching appearance.

    The only major league pitching appearance of Musial's career occurred as a publicity stunt during the last Cardinals home game of the 1952 season. Manager Eddie Stanky had a reluctant Musial pitch to Frank Baumholtz, the runner-up to Musial for the best batting average in the NL that season. With Baumholtz batting right-handed for the first time in his career, Musial's first pitch was hit so hard it ricocheted off the shin of third baseman Solly Hemus and into the left field corner. The play was ruled an error, and Musial was embarrassed enough by his complicity in the gimmick to avoid pitching again for the remainder of his career.

    I love the part about the play being ruled an error. The last-game-of-the-season shenanigans that used to go on even extended, it seems, to the official scorer.

  58. Allow me to present my all-time 25 man Canadian roster:

    Starting Lineup

    1. CF Terry Puhl, L
    2. C Russell Martin, R
    3. RF Larry Walker, L
    4. 1B Justin Morneau, L
    5. LF Jason Bay, R
    6. DH Joey Votto, L
    7. 3B Corey Koskie, L
    8. SS Frank O'Rourke, R
    9. 2B Dave McKay, R

    Reserves

    C Larry McLean, R
    1B/OF Matt Stairs, L
    1B/3B/OF Pete Ward, L
    OF Jack Graney, L
    OF Jeff Heath, L
    OF George Selkirk, L

    Starting Pitchers

    RHP Fergie Jenkins
    RHP Russ Ford
    RHP Rich Harden
    LHP Erik Bedard
    RHP Ryan Dempster

    Relief Pitchers

    LHP John Hiller
    RHP Eric Gagne
    RHP Paul Quantrill
    RHP Jesse Crain
    LHP Rheal Cormier

    Manager: George Gibson

  59. Ok. I gotta change your team

    1 - Pop Smith - 2nd - over 700 games at 2nd
    2 - O'Neill - OF - 2nd greatest hitter ever
    3 - Walker - OF - best hitter ever
    4 - Morneau - 1st - huge potential to break Walker's records
    5 - Bay - OF - even more consistant in first 5 yrs than Morneau
    6 - Stairs - DH - 2nd in everything
    7 - Koskie - 3rd - one of best all-round Canucks
    8 - Arthur Irwin - SS - almost 1000 games at SS
    9 - George Gibson - C - for now, but Martin should pass him soon

    Bench - Votto, Martin, O'Rourke, Selkirk, McLean, Ward - would have liked Puhl, George Wood, Graney, but all OF'ers.

    SP-Jenkins, Russ Ford, Ryan Dempster, Reggie Cleveland, Kirk McCaskill - for now Harden, Bedard and Francis are all very close. Let's give it a couple more years and see if any pull away and fight themselves into the top 5.

    RP- Gagne, Quantrill, Ron Taylor, Cormier, Claude Raymond
    CL-John Hiller
    Crain was close, but these guys all have a longer track record.

  60. Richard Chester Says:

    This is for John Autin concerning your post 46 and my posts 50 and 57. I did some more research and determined that the fact that Musial pitched has nothing to do with his inclusion or exclusion on the list. By trial and error I found out when you select 33% for the non-pitcher filter Musial's name appears on the list but when set to 34% his name does not appear. He played 1016 out of 3026 games at first base which calculates to between 33 and 34%. It would appear that is how his position was determined even though he played many more games in the outfield. As you said the fact that he is listed with GP in the outfield and also RF and LF may be what fouled things up.

  61. @60

    I should clarify, I only considered baseball's modern era (1901-present) for this team.

  62. John Autin Says:

    @50/57, Richard -- After running a bunch of trials, I'm pretty sure there is some kind of glitch affecting outfielders. But just what it is, I don't know. All I know for sure is that the Play Index does not produce expected results based on the fielding games listed on various outfielders' player pages.

    For example:

    -- Joe DiMaggio's player page shows 1,721 OF games, with no further breakdown -- just "OF". The P-I only recognizes 1,635 OF games for Joe; i.e., a search requiring at least 1,635 games in the OF finds Joe, but one requiring 1,636 OF games does not. On the other hand, changing the position requirement from OF (i.e., LF, CF and RF all checked) to specifically CF, gives the exact same results; as far as the P-I is concerned, Joe D. played 1,635 games in CF, even though his player page shows only "OF".

    I'm just speculating (again), but maybe the P-I is looking at the individual box scores, which of course show the specific outfield position played, whereas the player page shows only "OF" in those seasons when the official league records did not record the specific OF positions.

    I'll e-mail Sean & Neil and we'll see what they can pin down on this matter.

  63. DoubleDiamond Says:

    I hadn't heard of this particular Tip O'Neill before. When I hear this name, I think of a one-time Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. I know of at least one other Speaker of the House that shared a name with a major league baseball player - Tom Foley. I knew of the Tom Foley who played for the Phillies and other teams from 1983-1995, but it turns out there was another one who played in 1871.

    Shortstops who bat exclusively lefthanded are somewhat rare. The 1983-1995 Tom Foley was such a guy. He was actually a natural lefthander who was a lefthanded football quarterback in high school but a righthanded throwing baseball player. Chris Michalak, a pitcher who was in the majors in 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2006, was just the opposite. He was a natural righthander who was a righthanded quarterback in high school and at Notre Dame but a lefthanded pitcher. He also batted lefthanded.

  64. Morten Jonsson Says:

    Several players have shared a name with a onetime Speaker of the House, including Joe Cannon, two Joe Martins, three John Joneses, and Brewery Jack Taylor. Aside from Tip O'Neill, the most prominent was probably Dave Henderson, whose political counterpart was David B. "Hendu" Henderson (R, Iowa), Speaker from 1899 to 1903.

  65. @ 64 & 65 - It is in the former Speaker of the House memoirs that he was indeed named after the Canadian James "Tip" O'Neill, who hailed from Woodstock, Ontario.

    @ 59 & 60 - nice work Depstein & Scott. Selkirk's five rings tempt me to slot him in the outfield.

    Can any of you name the four Canucks who played for both of Canada's MLB squads, the Expos and the Blue Jays?

    Lastly, you all seem to knowledgeable and keen - I've enjoyed catching up with this blog over the past couple of days. Our 2010 Induction is June 18, with festivities leading up to it beginning June 16. Let us know if you wish to join us. Also, if you are interested, here is a membership form: http://baseballhalloffame.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/membership-form-2011.pdf

    Tom Valcke

  66. John Autin Says:

    Tom -- I think the answer to your question @66 is Denis Boucher, Matt Stairs, Shawn Hill, Rob Ducey.

    Now, a challenge for you: Name the only Canadian with a postseason hit for a Canadian MLB team.

  67. John,

    Answer to you challenge question @67: the Butler did it. Rob Butler for Jays in '93 WS.

  68. I should never have forgotten Heath. Selkirk out, Heath in.

  69. Canadian Corey Koskie in 2001 became the first 3rd baseman in big league history to score 100 runs, hit 25HR, collect 100 rbis and steal 25 bases. Too bad his career was cut short by a concussion.
    Any other big leaguers career ended the same way?