Major League Baseball Players Born in Kentucky

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 research below is a comprehensive historical analysis of every major league baseball player born in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Birthplace

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
1988-02-25
2011
Active
Owensboro, Kentucky
1887-01-23
1911
1913
Spencer County, Kentucky
1865-01-19
1889
1889
Louisville, Kentucky
1960-08-01
1983
1992
Somerset, Kentucky
1982-08-10
2007
2009
Louisville, Kentucky
1976-08-17
1998
2005
Lexington, Kentucky
1962-08-18
1988
1988
Frankfort, Kentucky
1895-04-08
1917
1917
Newport, Kentucky
1864-11-01
1884
1890
Mount Morgan, Kentucky
1897-11-30
1925
1929
Jamestown, Kentucky
1885-05-18
1906
1915
Fort Knox, Kentucky
1955-07-07
1976
1987
Louisville, Kentucky
1873-12-19
1899
1899
Lexington, Kentucky
1862-05-02
1889
1891
Louisville, Kentucky
1928-11-15
1950
1964
Mount Sherman, Kentucky
1897-07-16
1924
1934
Taylorsville, Kentucky
1864-03-04
1889
1889
Cannel City, Kentucky
1901-09-29
1922
1922
Dayton, Kentucky
1963-02-11
1987
1995
Covington, Kentucky
1975-02-21
2001
2004
Covington, Kentucky
1872-05-10
1903
1903
Hellier, Kentucky
1920-08-17
1948
1954
Covington, Kentucky
1890-02-23
1911
1911
Warsaw, Kentucky
1924-06-19
1948
1951
Bowling Green, Kentucky
1891-09-07
1917
1919
Paintsville, Kentucky
1965-12-18
1990
2001
Bowling Green, Kentucky
1980-12-11
2004
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1871-03-01
1891
1891
Germantown, Kentucky
1939-09-17
1961
1964
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
1956-12-03
1981
1983
Covington, Kentucky
1897-03-04
1915
1925
Paducah, Kentucky
1987-03-30
2015
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1911-03-05
1935
1938
Falmouth, Kentucky
1882-10-29
1910
1910
Louisville, Kentucky
1861-06-17
1882
1894
Cecilia, Kentucky
1917-02-10
1939
1941
Lexington, Kentucky
1951-10-09
1979
1979
Lexington, Kentucky
1994-07-28
2017
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1964-08-13
1987
2001
Southgate, Kentucky
1931-10-23
1955
1971
Louisville, Kentucky
1980-03-11
2004
2009
Louisville, Kentucky
1865-08-13
1888
1895
Jenkins, Kentucky
1922-06-19
1946
1946
Bowling Green, Kentucky
1989-01-30
2013
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1970-12-03
1995
2009
McKinney, Kentucky
1884-10-26
1909
1911
Covington, Kentucky
1881-08-22
1904
1915
Louisville, Kentucky
1944-03-10
1967
1967
Paducah, Kentucky
1891-05-19
1919
1919
Hazel Green, Kentucky
1912-04-22
1942
1946
Beaver Dam, Kentucky
1891-01-15
1912
1920
Covington, Kentucky
1863-03-18
1886
1893
Louisville, Kentucky
1858-03-03
1882
1891
Lexington, Kentucky
1985-02-14
2007
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1864-04-15
1886
1892
Pebworth, Kentucky
1899-05-14
1924
1935
Mousie, Kentucky
1934-02-01
1958
1958
Lexington, Kentucky
1868-03-10
1889
1889
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
1979-02-08
2002
2012
Lexington, Kentucky
1986-05-22
2011
Active
Lexington, Kentucky
1958-08-15
1982
1987
Unknown, Kentucky
1871-09-20
1893
1893
Frankfort, Kentucky
1889-11-25
1914
1915
Fort Knox, Kentucky
1983-07-17
2011
Active
Springfield, Kentucky
1906-10-17
1931
1945
Newport, Kentucky
1867-09-12
1890
1895
Louisville, Kentucky
1976-03-17
2000
Active
Glasgow, Kentucky
1955-01-26
1978
1981
Glasgow, Kentucky
1944-01-17
1970
1977
Kenton, Kentucky
1966-11-07
1991
1994
Yosemite, Kentucky
1949-03-21
1972
1973
Louisville, Kentucky
1892-10-10
1917
1918
Louisville, Kentucky
1988-09-04
2014
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1852-06-05
1882
1882
Lexington, Kentucky
1855-01-18
1877
1885
Paris, Kentucky
1879-04-30
1906
1908
Louisville, Kentucky
1868-08-31
1888
1898
Lebanon, Kentucky
1921-03-10
1949
1949
Corbin, Kentucky
1957-04-07
1981
1981
Louisa, Kentucky
1924-05-13
1945
1952
Covington, Kentucky
1876-12-04
1901
1905
Lexington, Kentucky
1951-04-18
1975
1985
Stanford, Kentucky
1953-08-29
1978
1984
Covington, Kentucky
1951-02-02
1971
1977
Louisa, Kentucky
1873-03-11
1898
1898
Lexington, Kentucky
1969-03-25
1990
2002
Ewing, Kentucky
1940-04-12
1966
1983
Covington, Kentucky
1865-03-29
1889
1896
Lexington, Kentucky
1977-12-24
2000
2008
Lexington, Kentucky
1992-08-26
2015
Active
Barlow, Kentucky
1907-02-24
1929
1937
Flemingsburg, Kentucky
1937-01-21
1966
1967
Louisville, Kentucky
1914-02-21
1937
1937
Lexington, Kentucky
1977-07-07
2004
2009
Louisville, Kentucky
1979-04-20
2006
2011
Fort Knox, Kentucky
1971-01-02
1999
1999
Guthrie, Kentucky
1902-07-01
1924
1929
Louisville, Kentucky
1963-07-18
1985
1996
Jackson, Kentucky
1901-03-25
1923
1925
Lebanon, Kentucky
1867-08-09
1888
1899
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
1894-02-22
1920
1920
Lynn, Kentucky
1951-01-06
1970
1978
Paducah, Kentucky
1935-05-26
1957
1960
Louisville, Kentucky
1873-06-05
1897
1897
Pewee Valley, Kentucky
1855-12-02
1877
1877
Louisville, Kentucky
1963-03-27
1986
1990
Paducah, Kentucky
1966-03-06
1994
1997
Shelbyville, Kentucky
1871-09-29
1898
1901
Louisville, Kentucky
1866-11-22
1890
1890
Columbia, Kentucky
1934-11-30
1961
1972
Arlington, Kentucky
1892-06-24
1916
1929
Louisville, Kentucky
1865-07-19
1886
1901
Bowling Green, Kentucky
1982-03-24
2004
2015
Poplar Hills, Kentucky
1908-08-07
1935
1937
Greensburg, Kentucky
1971-03-11
1994
1998
Louisville, Kentucky
1871-05-11
1896
1897
Covington, Kentucky
1900-09-02
1930
1945
Covington, Kentucky
1896-04-29
1920
1932
Louisville, Kentucky
1901-08-16
1922
1922
Grants Lick, Kentucky
1893-05-07
1913
1916
Covington, Kentucky
1885-01-31
1910
1912
Benton, Kentucky
1899-07-23
1928
1934
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
1881-08-02
1906
1908
Harold, Kentucky
1920-01-07
1940
1958
Louisville, Kentucky
1920-04-24
1947
1956
Newport, Kentucky
1877-02-23
1899
1910
Bellevue, Kentucky
1905-02-06
1933
1933
Maysville, Kentucky
1905-08-12
1928
1934
Louisville, Kentucky
1876-04-17
1902
1902
Lexington, Kentucky
1969-08-01
1994
2006
Louisville, Kentucky
1905-09-10
1930
1934
Newport, Kentucky
1850-11-30
1878
1878
Olive Hill, Kentucky
1901-02-22
1929
1929
Morganfield, Kentucky
1899-03-31
1920
1920
Lexington, Kentucky
1934-09-22
1960
1969
London, Kentucky
1876-12-25
1897
1902
Butler, Kentucky
1986-01-28
2012
Active
Lexington, Kentucky
1980-05-20
2002
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1869-01-01
1891
1891
Louisville, Kentucky
1984-04-26
2009
Active
Bellevue, Kentucky
1861-04-05
1884
1884
Louisville, Kentucky
1989-06-07
2016
Active
Bowling Green, Kentucky
1962-02-02
1987
1993
Dayton, Kentucky
1871-08-15
1895
1897
Louisville, Kentucky
1905-12-21
1931
1931
Louisville, Kentucky
1937-03-20
1955
1957
Frankfort, Kentucky
1884-09-22
1908
1915
Louisville, Kentucky
1865-08-05
1899
1899
Louisville, Kentucky
1929-01-22
1952
1957
Covington, Kentucky
1941-10-09
1963
1964
Louisville, Kentucky
1862-11-15
1891
1893
Louisville, Kentucky
1882-05-27
1908
1908
Highland Heights, Kentucky
1984-12-05
2011
Active
Lexington, Kentucky
1961-04-30
1985
1985
Unknown, Kentucky
1874-01-03
1898
1898
Edgewood, Kentucky
1991-02-06
2015
Active
Campbellsburg, Kentucky
1909-09-09
1933
1939
Owensboro, Kentucky
1988-01-12
2014
Active
Lexington, Kentucky
1989-09-05
2012
Active
Paducah, Kentucky
1993-03-25
2017
Active
Liberty, Kentucky
1891-11-12
1915
1929
Cynthiana, Kentucky
1894-12-22
1919
1924
Maysville, Kentucky
1874-12-25
1895
1904
Unknown, Kentucky
1866-11-11
1892
1892
Shelbyville, Kentucky
1871-07-15
1896
1908
Louisville, Kentucky
1992-07-31
2017
Active
Covington, Kentucky
1963-02-25
1986
1987
Louisville, Kentucky
1860-03-28
1883
1891
Garrard County, Kentucky
1861-06-28
1884
1891
Maysville, Kentucky
1860-05-22
1882
1884
Newport, Kentucky
1853-02-19
1877
1884
Louisville, Kentucky
1973-05-29
1996
2011
Owensboro, Kentucky
1879-05-04
1903
1903
Covington, Kentucky
1947-07-04
1974
1975
Brooksville, Kentucky
1928-08-06
1955
1962
Louisville, Kentucky
1895-02-22
1917
1918
Barlow, Kentucky
1899-01-18
1923
1934
Greenville, Kentucky
1946-06-11
1968
1969
Pellville, Kentucky
1895-10-22
1920
1930
Covington, Kentucky
1892-10-24
1913
1920
Covington, Kentucky
1867-01-11
1895
1895
Ashland, Kentucky
1960-08-30
1984
1990
Shelbiana, Kentucky
1920-04-19
1946
1946
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
1949-09-13
1978
1978
Murray, Kentucky
1949-05-04
1974
1975
Louisville, Kentucky
1977-04-07
2001
2002
Richmond, Kentucky
1892-11-10
1915
1917
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
1989-09-30
2014
2015
Mount Vernon, Kentucky
1889-05-23
1920
1920
Jefferson County, Kentucky
1860-03-30
1876
1876
Middletown, Kentucky
1905-08-31
1933
1935
Louisville, Kentucky
1866-08-30
1889
1893
Unknown, Kentucky
0000-00-00
1894
1894
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
1972-01-28
1996
2001
Louisville, Kentucky
1860-03-17
1882
1897
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
1910-01-19
1943
1948
Georgetown, Kentucky
1965-08-09
1996
1996
Ashland, Kentucky
1910-11-18
1938
1938
Flatwoods, Kentucky
1902-03-18
1923
1923
Toddspoint, Kentucky
1906-03-02
1932
1933
Louisville, Kentucky
1978-09-27
2002
2013
Louisville, Kentucky
1859-10-29
1882
1883
Louisville, Kentucky
1862-06-07
1882
1890
Louisville, Kentucky
1867-03-22
1891
1891
Cynthiana, Kentucky
1899-02-25
1918
1918
Ekron, Kentucky
1918-07-23
1940
1958
Newport, Kentucky
1914-08-06
1938
1938
Pikeville, Kentucky
1983-08-03
2007
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1873-02-08
1898
1898
Frankfort, Kentucky
1991-10-12
2017
Active
Owenton, Kentucky
1942-04-12
1967
1967
Ashland, Kentucky
1957-06-08
1978
1992
Paducah, Kentucky
1958-01-13
1981
1983
Paducah, Kentucky
1941-03-05
1961
1977
Kuttawa, Kentucky
1903-03-11
1924
1926
Lexington, Kentucky
1989-06-24
2012
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1964-04-22
1987
1990
Louisville, Kentucky
1923-11-27
1951
1955
Louisville, Kentucky
1891-01-16
1913
1922
Jamestown, Kentucky
1864-04-03
1883
1884
Louisville, Kentucky
1884-04-06
1909
1909
Williamstown, Kentucky
1876-02-10
1899
1899
Louisville, Kentucky
1979-01-28
2004
2004
La Center, Kentucky
1893-06-18
1917
1918
Lexington, Kentucky
1958-02-23
1981
1991
Louisa, Kentucky
1992-08-25
2019
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1866-03-12
1887
1889
Paducah, Kentucky
1966-08-16
1990
2003
Paducah, Kentucky
1901-10-05
1926
1926
Dayton, Kentucky
1892-12-02
1913
1913
Louisville, Kentucky
1988-08-19
2017
Active
Louisville, Kentucky
1901-10-27
1926
1930
Pikeville, Kentucky
1935-11-15
1962
1964
Louisville, Kentucky
1861-01-04
1886
1886
Louisville, Kentucky
1995-03-28
2019
Active
Cynthiana, Kentucky
1970-09-20
1995
1998
Covington, Kentucky
1858-11-20
1880
1890
Morehead, Kentucky
1940-10-14
1965
1970
Louisville, Kentucky
1864-11-29
1888
1890
Louisville, Kentucky
1866-12-10
1887
1890
Louisville, Kentucky
1861-06-29
1886
1886
Frankfort, Kentucky
1979-07-24
2005
2009
South Portsmouth, Kentucky
1915-03-20
1940
1949
Louisville, Kentucky
1977-05-20
2005
2006
South Portsmouth, Kentucky
1941-04-13
1964
1973
Paducah, Kentucky
1978-12-05
2003
2004
Campbellsburg, Kentucky
1869-10-02
1888
1895
Louisville, Kentucky
1873-06-30
1894
1894
Covington, Kentucky
1886-03-06
1907
1914
Dayton, Kentucky
1874-07-14
1894
1911
Dayton, Kentucky
1880-10-26
1903
1912
Butler, Kentucky
0000-00-00
1898
1898
Covington, Kentucky
1984-05-25
2009
2009
Louisville, Kentucky
1867-06-19
1886
1886
Newport, Kentucky
1886-12-27
1914
1915
Louisville, Kentucky
1934-05-21
1958
1963
Covington, Kentucky
1970-11-19
1995
1995
Covington, Kentucky
1969-09-03
1995
1996
Russellville, Kentucky
1971-04-07
1994
2000
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
1879-12-08
1902
1911
Shelbyville, Kentucky
1969-03-04
1993
1997
Maysville, Kentucky
1949-06-22
1972
1986
McRoberts, Kentucky
1935-06-30
1962
1964
Greenup County, Kentucky
1866-11-11
1893
1896
Bowling Green, Kentucky
1969-03-23
1993
2000
Lexington, Kentucky
1967-02-18
1993
1994
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
1892-05-04
1920
1920
Louisville, Kentucky
1980-03-11
2006
2015
Island, Kentucky
1888-06-29
1912
1925
Pikeville, Kentucky
1985-03-20
2010
Active
Owensboro, Kentucky
1944-03-15
1969
1969
Newport, Kentucky
1886-06-04
1910
1911
Ashland, Kentucky
1979-05-09
2003
2009
Paducah, Kentucky
1989-08-18
2013
2016
Louisville, Kentucky
1978-08-30
2003
2010
Louisville, Kentucky
1863-03-04
1891
1891
Louisville, Kentucky
1915-11-24
1938
1943
Louisville, Kentucky
1866-09-29
1887
1901
Louisville, Kentucky
1869-06-24
1888
1889
Marion, Kentucky
1898-03-02
1921
1924
Louisville, Kentucky
1978-11-20
2007
2008
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
1976-03-24
2002
2002
Owensboro, Kentucky
1977-06-01
2001
2008
Ludlow, Kentucky
1855-10-06
1876
1876
East Fork, Kentucky
1888-12-09
1914
1915
Campbellsville, Kentucky
1906-03-09
1930
1930
Louisville, Kentucky
1862-05-12
1882
1892
Louisville, Kentucky
1886-07-27
1912
1912
Louisville, Kentucky
1870-06-05
1894
1895

Major League Baseball Players Born in Kentucky



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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