Major League Baseball Players by Birthplace During the 1942 Season

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's birthplace during the 1942 season. Selecting a state or country will bring up a sortable chart with every player of the 1942 season who was born in that particular area.

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"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 by Birthplace During the 1942 Season

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Birthplace

United States (494)
Alabama (16) Louisiana (9) Ohio (21)
Alaska (0) Maine (0) Oklahoma (15)
Arizona (2) Maryland (6) Oregon (3)
Arkansas (7) Massachusetts (15) Pennsylvania (48)
California (54) Michigan (9) Rhode Island (1)
Colorado (2) Minnesota (1) South Carolina (7)
Connecticut (2) Mississippi (11) South Dakota (0)
Delaware (0) Missouri (26) Tennessee (9)
Florida (4) Montana (0) Texas (21)
Georgia (13) Nebraska (2) Utah (1)
Hawaii (0) Nevada (0) Vermont (1)
Idaho (0) New Hampshire (2) Virginia (7)
Illinois (46) New Jersey (16) Washington (4)
Indiana (16) New Mexico (1) Washington, D.C. (0)
Iowa (9) New York (32) West Virginia (3)
Kansas (7) North Carolina (29) Wisconsin (9)
Kentucky (6) North Dakota (0) Wyoming (1)

Additional Countries / Territories
Canada (10) Czechoslovakia (1) Puerto Rico (1)
Cuba (3) Mexico (2) Venezuela (1)
Major League Baseball Players by Birthplace During the 1942 Season
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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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