Major League Baseball Players Born in Germany

Since the 19th Century, Major League Baseball has enjoyed a rich, diverse, world-wide set of talent not seen in any other major league sport. Every state in the United States of America, and more than forty-five countries, have had at least one player make it to the show. The table below is a comprehensive historical analysis of every major league baseball player born in . Selecting a player's name will bring up his statistics page and selecting a column title (Birthplace, Debut Year, Final Year) will allow you to re-sort the data.

"For starting pitchers we have two Dominicans, one Italian, one Mexican and one Japanese. In the bullpen we have a Venezuelan, a Mexican, a guy from the United States and a guy from St. Louis." - Los Angeles Dodger / Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda (AP Wire, 08/18/1999)
Major League Baseball Players Born in Germany

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Birthplace

Landstuhl, Germany
1991-01-14
2014
Active
Bad Kissingen, West Germany
1981-06-21
2005
Active
Berlin, Germany
1915-08-26
1943
1947
Heidelberg, West Germany
1948-07-13
1975
1978
Wurzburg, West Germany
1965-04-24
1989
1999
Berlin, Germany
1876-02-13
1899
1907
Bad Kurznach, West Germany
1963-01-06
1989
1989
Wasseralfingen, Germany
1877-10-10
1902
1909
Berlin, Germany
1871-10-14
1890
1891
Stuttgart, Germany
1885-08-31
1908
1908
Butzbach, West Germany
1957-10-24
1981
1985
Unknown, Germany
1864-02-14
1884
1892
Unknown, Germany
1849-00-00
1876
1876
Hahn Air Force Base, West Germany
1957-09-25
1978
1989
Neu-Ulm, Germany
1983-09-09
2003
Active
Unknown, Germany
1872-06-24
1898
1902
Frankfurt, Germany
1978-10-03
2002
2002
Berlin, Germany
1993-02-10
2015
Active
Schoerndorn, Germany
1877-01-26
1905
1906
Koblenz, Germany
1888-09-10
1912
1922
Leipzig, Germany
1858-10-24
1883
1892
Munich, West Germany
1957-09-29
1983
1994
Wiesbaden, Germany
1990-12-20
2016
Active
Lundstahl, West Germany
1961-06-18
1985
1989
Bad Schwalbach, Germany
1879-05-23
1902
1902
Coburg, Germany
1890-06-16
1913
1919
Frankfurt, West Germany
1977-08-13
2000
2001
Frankfurt, West Germany
1962-08-12
1990
1996
Dusseldorf, Germany
1888-09-14
1911
1911
Danzig, Germany
1871-10-20
1899
1899
Frankfurt, Germany
1900-06-01
1931
1931
Berlin, Germany
1891-05-19
1923
1923
Weimar, Germany
1947-07-25
1972
1977
Paderborn, Germany
1858-03-29
1884
1885
Landstuhl, Germany
1984-12-03
2009
2010
Unknown, Germany
1858-01-19
1880
1883
Bad Wurzach, Germany
1888-08-27
1912
1912
Unknown, Germany
1899-04-05
1926
1927
Marburg, West Germany
1958-04-22
1982
1982
Horde, Germany
1865-11-21
1890
1890
Kengen, Germany
1887-01-20
1915
1915

Major League Baseball Players Born in Germany



Did you know that Jose Canseco was the first foreign-born ( Cuba ) player to reach the four-hundred home runs plateau? Did you know that Sammy Sosa was the first foreign-born ( Dominican Republic ) player to reach the five-hundred home runs plateau?

Baseball Almanac is aware that researching baseball players by their place of birth is common data found easily on the Internet today. We, as you are well aware, enjoy taking that extra step here and have taken that common data and added this amazing chart which will enable you to see a historical breakdown of players from any given year in history by their place of birth:

If you would like to see a comprehensive list broken down by country of the first player born in a country or territory other than the United States of America, we have one in our Famous First section called Foreign Born Baseball Players .

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