Major League Baseball Players Born in Louisiana

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 Louisiana. 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 Louisiana

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Birthplace

New Orleans, Louisiana
1987-04-21
2011
2011
Coushatta, Louisiana
1927-10-30
1950
1966
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1978-09-09
2001
2004
Alexandria, Louisiana
1961-04-14
1987
1990
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1968-03-26
1990
1992
Shreveport, Louisiana
1947-01-30
1973
1981
Lafayette, Louisiana
1952-05-04
1976
1977
Mamou, Louisiana
1974-07-08
2000
2008
Shreveport, Louisiana
1982-04-15
2008
2009
Farmerville, Louisiana
1920-12-28
1947
1947
Choudrant, Louisiana
1895-02-24
1923
1925
Shreveport, Louisiana
1981-09-19
2005
Active
Lafayette, Louisiana
1972-06-20
1998
2009
New Orleans, Louisiana
1968-03-15
1991
1996
Shreveport, Louisiana
1966-08-25
1989
2000
Natchitoches, Louisiana
1903-05-24
1924
1933
New Orleans, Louisiana
1930-11-15
1952
1961
New Orleans, Louisiana
1987-06-18
2018
Active
Mansfield, Louisiana
1949-07-28
1969
1986
New Orleans, Louisiana
1911-12-21
1938
1939
New Orleans, Louisiana
1908-09-20
1934
1940
Bernice, Louisiana
1880-07-14
1909
1909
Ruston, Louisiana
1969-05-29
1994
2004
Hodge, Louisiana
1908-11-19
1928
1933
Lutcher, Louisiana
1972-08-04
1996
1996
Shreveport, Louisiana
1959-10-24
1986
1986
Coushatta, Louisiana
1957-11-25
1984
1984
Marthaville, Louisiana
1916-12-27
1943
1946
St. Amant, Louisiana
1986-01-16
2008
Active
Grambling, Louisiana
1945-01-22
1968
1968
DeQuincy, Louisiana
1956-08-30
1981
1981
Lafayette, Louisiana
1949-08-10
1978
1978
Shreveport, Louisiana
1915-06-26
1947
1947
Bogalusa, Louisiana
1965-05-27
1992
1999
New Orleans, Louisiana
1965-08-21
1992
1998
New Orleans, Louisiana
1969-10-28
1998
2004
Winnfield, Louisiana
1913-10-30
1943
1944
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1968-11-28
1994
1997
New Orleans, Louisiana
1858-00-00
1884
1884
New Orleans, Louisiana
1927-11-05
1944
1952
Monroe, Louisiana
1951-11-23
1978
1979
New Orleans, Louisiana
1978-12-19
2006
2008
Ruston, Louisiana
1936-12-26
1955
1968
Sulphur, Louisiana
1991-04-20
2014
Active
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1993-12-22
2016
Active
Sulphur, Louisiana
1990-12-03
2016
Active
Fort Polk, Louisiana
1963-01-06
1988
2001
Tallulah, Louisiana
1910-05-17
1934
1939
St. Joseph, Louisiana
1902-05-16
1924
1937
New Orleans, Louisiana
1964-03-13
1986
2000
New Orleans, Louisiana
1853-09-27
1876
1876
Baton Rouge , Louisiana
1980-05-11
2003
2009
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1978-04-15
2005
2007
Lafayette, Louisiana
1980-08-19
2004
2011
Hall Summit, Louisiana
1927-03-16
1951
1961
New Orleans, Louisiana
1975-05-13
2000
2004
New Orleans, Louisiana
1854-07-09
1884
1884
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1981-04-04
2004
2010
New Orleans, Louisiana
1918-12-31
1944
1945
Alexandria, Louisiana
1890-02-20
1914
1919
Shreveport, Louisiana
1908-05-07
1932
1937
New Orleans, Louisiana
1914-02-17
1935
1935
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1970-09-28
1997
2006
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1973-10-31
1997
2009
Metairie, Louisiana
1983-04-06
2010
2010
Bastrop, Louisiana
1907-06-06
1928
1946
New Orleans, Louisiana
1978-02-13
2004
2008
New Orleans, Louisiana
1865-07-15
1889
1889
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1942-08-23
1964
1966
Morgan City, Louisiana
1899-10-11
1922
1927
Slidell, Louisiana
1991-12-15
2019
Active
Monroe, Louisiana
1963-07-22
1988
1990
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1970-12-15
1996
2003
Monroe, Louisiana
1962-11-26
1986
2002
Shreveport, Louisiana
1936-07-16
1959
1973
New Orleans, Louisiana
1916-07-24
1941
1941
Lafayette, Louisiana
1977-03-20
1998
1998
Slidell, Louisiana
1980-06-09
2005
2012
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1957-08-08
1983
1986
Ruston, Louisiana
1904-08-05
1931
1939
Monroe, Louisiana
1945-12-12
1968
1980
Marrero, Louisiana
1965-08-24
1996
1996
New Orleans, Louisiana
1955-06-03
1978
1979
New Orleans, Louisiana
1983-03-24
2003
Active
Schriever, Louisiana
1912-05-04
1936
1937
New Orleans, Louisiana
1916-11-25
1938
1938
Metairie, Louisiana
1987-07-10
2011
Active
New Orleans, Louisiana
1919-07-08
1940
1947
New Orleans, Louisiana
1891-12-03
1914
1915
New Orleans, Louisiana
1929-04-04
1950
1953
Marion, Louisiana
1861-12-31
1884
1888
New Orleans, Louisiana
1952-09-21
1977
1982
Lafayette, Louisiana
1950-08-28
1975
1988
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1993-05-12
2019
Active
Hosston, Louisiana
1908-08-10
1931
1941
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1964-12-03
1988
2001
Gibsland, Louisiana
1916-09-12
1946
1949
Oak Grove, Louisiana
1940-10-14
1962
1976
Dubach, Louisiana
1919-08-20
1945
1953
Houma, Louisiana
1944-07-09
1970
1971
Selma, Louisiana
1918-01-25
1940
1946
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1907-08-22
1931
1943
Shreveport, Louisiana
1929-09-12
1954
1954
Crowley, Louisiana
1963-09-25
1989
1990
New Orleans, Louisiana
1964-09-13
1989
1994
Lecompte, Louisiana
1939-02-18
1965
1966
New Orleans, Louisiana
1937-11-11
1957
1957
Plaquemine, Louisiana
1908-09-22
1929
1929
Slidell, Louisiana
1989-09-29
2014
Active
Napoleonville, Louisiana
1892-01-03
1912
1912
Mansfield, Louisiana
1948-07-22
1969
1969
Shreveport, Louisiana
1963-08-21
1987
1987
Riverton, Louisiana
1935-07-26
1958
1964
Shreveport, Louisiana
1944-10-24
1969
1974
Shreveport, Louisiana
1966-06-28
1992
1992
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1973-02-22
1997
2002
Epps, Louisiana
1920-11-23
1941
1948
Arcadia, Louisiana
1892-08-25
1919
1920
New Orleans, Louisiana
1895-09-05
1916
1920
New Orleans, Louisiana
1921-08-25
1944
1947
Metairie, Louisiana
1993-04-28
2019
Active
Summerfield, Louisiana
1891-01-23
1915
1915
New Orleans, Louisiana
1918-10-22
1943
1951
Shreveport, Louisiana
1982-05-26
2007
2008
New Orleans, Louisiana
1918-01-05
1939
1951
New Orleans, Louisiana
1886-04-07
1909
1915
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1977-02-13
2002
2002
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1984-08-07
2008
Active
Plaquemine, Louisiana
1909-10-21
1934
1947
New Orleans, Louisiana
1901-06-01
1929
1935
Grand Cane, Louisiana
1905-07-27
1928
1928
Shreveport, Louisiana
1889-02-04
1920
1920
New Orleans, Louisiana
1903-09-19
1927
1930
Greensburg, Louisiana
1899-01-24
1922
1937
Natchitoches, Louisiana
1967-09-12
1992
1997
New Orleans, Louisiana
1964-07-13
1989
1994
Lafayette, Louisiana
1973-09-24
1998
2003
Raceland, Louisiana
1987-12-19
2012
Active
Shreveport, Louisiana
1989-11-17
2016
Active
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1900-12-28
1923
1946
Lafayette, Louisiana
1989-11-30
2015
Active
Mamou, Louisiana
1965-08-12
1991
1998
Chalmette, Louisiana
1983-04-16
2009
2010
New Orleans, Louisiana
1889-07-08
1924
1924
New Orleans, Louisiana
1853-06-25
1883
1883
New Orleans, Louisiana
1870-00-00
1894
1894
Alexandria, Louisiana
1964-10-05
1991
1999
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1967-11-24
1989
1997
Alexandria, Louisiana
1969-01-18
1993
1993
Monroe, Louisiana
1950-03-27
1972
1982
Jones, Louisiana
1908-09-12
1930
1933
Lafayette, Louisiana
1978-09-08
1999
2010
Taylortown, Louisiana
1892-06-22
1912
1912
Hammond, Louisiana
1986-11-13
2011
Active
New Orleans, Louisiana
1943-08-23
1972
1972
Lafayette, Louisiana
1983-07-07
2008
Active
Plaquemine, Louisiana
1944-03-12
1967
1967
Delhi, Louisiana
1917-09-22
1946
1946
Jena, Louisiana
1958-11-08
1985
1985
Shreveport, Louisiana
1987-06-29
2011
2011
Lafayette, Louisiana
1969-03-03
1997
1997
Alexandria, Louisiana
1974-01-11
1999
2003
Darnell, Louisiana
1940-09-24
1967
1974
Lafayette, Louisiana
1969-05-13
1995
2001
New Orleans, Louisiana
1854-11-20
1884
1884
New Orleans, Louisiana
1955-02-12
1978
1985
Pineville, Louisiana
1944-05-07
1966
1966
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1993-06-04
2015
Active
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1989-12-28
2019
Active
Arizona, Louisiana
1883-12-17
1909
1915
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1970-11-09
1994
1999
Shreveport, Louisiana
1943-02-08
1965
1975
Gretna, Louisiana
1909-03-02
1926
1947
New Orleans, Louisiana
1911-02-24
1933
1933
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1980-11-23
2005
Active
Columbia, Louisiana
1962-12-19
1987
1992
New Orleans, Louisiana
1922-06-13
1947
1956
Slidell, Louisiana
1985-02-25
2009
Active
New Orleans, Louisiana
1861-04-23
1884
1890
New Orleans, Louisiana
1910-06-23
1934
1934
Arcadia, Louisiana
1891-08-30
1912
1921
New Orleans, Louisiana
1850-04-08
1876
1884
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1990-05-09
2014
Active
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1972-06-15
1995
2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
1893-06-22
1914
1914
New Orleans, Louisiana
1921-06-26
1941
1956
Monroe, Louisiana
1985-07-25
2010
Active
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1988-01-26
2013
2013
Frierson, Louisiana
1902-11-20
1929
1929
Hammond, Louisiana
1992-12-25
2018
Active
Jennings, Louisiana
1967-07-13
1992
2001
New Orleans, Louisiana
1947-02-05
1973
1974
Bastrop, Louisiana
1968-03-26
1992
2004
Arizona, Louisiana
1941-08-15
1963
1972
Vienna, Louisiana
1950-03-07
1971
1980
Lafayette, Louisiana
1948-09-18
1971
1976
New Orleans, Louisiana
1936-11-03
1958
1964
New Orleans, Louisiana
1928-12-23
1953
1956
Bossier City, Louisiana
1975-12-28
1999
2009
New Orleans, Louisiana
1920-02-27
1942
1954
New Orleans, Louisiana
1988-04-11
2016
Active
New Orleans, Louisiana
1947-01-15
1968
1968
New Orleans, Louisiana
1932-03-22
1958
1961
Hammond, Louisiana
1971-08-22
1996
1996
Shreveport, Louisiana
1978-11-09
2005
2005
New Orleans, Louisiana
1879-08-27
1906
1907
New Orleans, Louisiana
1867-03-10
1887
1887
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1971-11-19
1996
2002
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1978-07-18
2001
2012
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
1941-09-04
1970
1971
Jonesboro, Louisiana
1953-07-14
1975
1981
New Orleans, Louisiana
1861-04-00
1886
1886
Alexandria, Louisiana
1983-12-22
2008
2010
Shreveport, Louisiana
1957-12-04
1980
1997
Shreveport, Louisiana
1945-04-02
1966
1982
New Orleans, Louisiana
1866-06-12
1895
1895
Bogalusa, Louisiana
1951-01-23
1972
1980
Alexandria, Louisiana
1968-11-07
1992
2010
New Orleans, Louisiana
1944-04-01
1963
1985
Madisonville, Louisiana
1911-05-21
1932
1932
Lafayette, Louisiana
1994-06-01
2017
Active
Shreveport, Louisiana
1988-03-14
2011
Active
Ruston, Louisiana
1946-07-09
1967
1975
New Orleans, Louisiana
1926-01-10
1950
1960
New Orleans, Louisiana
1910-12-15
1931
1936
Metairie, Louisiana
1986-09-04
2011
2013
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1936-10-15
1955
1957
Shreveport, Louisiana
1933-01-08
1958
1963
Alexandria, Louisiana
1944-04-25
1969
1974
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1979-12-07
2005
2012
New Orleans, Louisiana
1859-04-09
1886
1890
Lake Charles, Louisiana
1993-09-05
2018
Active
Eunice, Louisiana
1991-12-27
2017
Active
Spearsville, Louisiana
1942-10-22
1966
1975
Shreveport, Louisiana
1969-05-31
1994
1996
Prairieville, Louisiana
1993-11-05
2019
Active
Shreveport, Louisiana
1992-08-13
2013
Active
Walker, Louisiana
1987-01-21
2012
Active
Winnfield, Louisiana
1890-08-06
1915
1915
New Orleans, Louisiana
1952-04-29
1977
1989
Arizona, Louisiana
1896-10-15
1918
1924
New Orleans, Louisiana
1965-02-10
1989
2000
Waterproof, Louisiana
1937-06-14
1962
1964
Shreveport, Louisiana
1978-12-08
1999
2013
Shreveport, Louisiana
1964-04-11
1989
1996
Shreveport, Louisiana
1964-11-01
1986
1998
New Orleans, Louisiana
1966-08-10
1992
2005
Zachary, Louisiana
1947-04-29
1969
1970
Houma, Louisiana
1995-08-20
2018
Active
Fort Polk, Louisiana
1976-02-17
1999
2007
Doyline, Louisiana
1927-03-20
1953
1954
New Orleans, Louisiana
1958-10-26
1983
1991
Monroe, Louisiana
1945-02-12
1966
1974
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
1934-10-02
1959
1970
Shreveport, Louisiana
1955-05-16
1983
1987
Greensburg, Louisiana
1896-10-02
1926
1926
New Orleans, Louisiana
1859-11-25
1884
1884
New Orleans, Louisiana
1928-10-16
1951
1954
New Orleans, Louisiana
1922-07-19
1948
1949
New Iberia, Louisiana
1979-10-11
2006
2007

Major League Baseball Players Born in Louisiana



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