Players who were born here / Players who died here
Eddie Mathews, although he was not born in Santa Barbara, went to school there. He worked on his skills on the field at La Cumbre Middle School, and later attended Santa Barbara High School.
There are two current (August 2007) major leaguers who were born in Santa Barbara, both named "Ryan" - Ryan Church and Ryan Spilborghs.
"If Captain Frank Dillon had his way the Superbas would do their spring training in California, in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, next year." - Sporting Life, June 4, 1904
 Teams that have played here