Baseball Players

Baseball players are the sports persons who are skilled at playing baseball and play the game as an amateur or professional.  Baseball is a bat and ball game that is played between two teams consisting of nine players each. The teams take turns batting and fielding. Baseball in its modern form evolved from a series of older bat and ball games in England in the 18th century and later spread to different parts of the world. Baseball became the national sport of the U.S. by the late 19th century and is today popular in North America, Central and South America, East Asia and Europe. Baseball is a sport of precision. The end result of a game depends heavily on the accuracy of the players—a pitcher’s throw, the batter’s swing of a bat, and the runners’ speed. Baseball players should adopt a multi-dimensional approach towards training as they need to develop their explosive strength, build their core strength and improve their agility and feet movement. A baseball player's diet is also of great significance. Proper nutrition and consumption of adequate amounts of fluids is essential for enabling the players to reach their highest level of performance. Read on to learn about the life and works of various famous baseball players from all over the world.

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1Jackie Robinson

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Famous As: Professional baseball player
Birthday: 31 January 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 24 October 1972
The first African-American to play in MLB in the modern era, Jackie Robinson helped herald the end of racial segregation in baseball. He broke the baseball color line and encouraged black players not to be confined to the Negro leagues alone. In 1962, he became a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

2Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthday: 17 November 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

3Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthday: 09 August 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

American football player Deion Sanders is considered one of the strongest pass defenders of the game. He was an electrifying athlete and played in the National Football League for 14 seasons. He played for teams like Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. He is now a coach and a sports analyst. He’s also a rapper.

 

4Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez
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Famous As: Baseball shortstop
Birthday: 27 July 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez is considered one of the best baseball players in American baseball history. In his 22 years career, he created numerous records and won both awards and appreciation; however he also attracted a lot of controversies. Primary amongst them were his use of performance enhancing drugs. 

5Billy Beane

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Famous As: Former Baseball Player & Administrator
Birthday: 29 March 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

A former professional baseball player, Billy Beane went on to become a front office executive, a position which he has used to apply statistical analysis called sabermetrics to baseball. This has proved to be a game-changer as teams are now evaluating players based on this statistical analysis. His career inspired the film Moneyball where he was played by Brad Pitt.

6Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth
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Famous As:
Birthday: 06 February 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 16 August 1948
One of the greatest players in the history of baseball, Babe Ruth played 22 seasons between 1914 and 1935 and set monumental records—including 714 home runs—that took decades to be finally broken. Amongst the most celebrated athletes of the world, he became one of the first five players to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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7Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 07 October 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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8Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthday: 28 January 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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9Mike Trout

Mike Trout
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 07 August 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

10Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio
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Famous As: American Baseball Star
Birthday: 25 November 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: 08 March 1999
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11Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthday: 23 March 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

12Karl Malone

Karl Malone
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach, Actor
Birthday: 24 July 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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13Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 26 June 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

14Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente
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Famous As:
Birthday: 18 August 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Died: 31 December 1972
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15Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthday: 14 August 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

16Bobby Bonilla

Bobby Bonilla
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthday: 23 February 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

17Lou Brock

Louis Clark Brock
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthday: 18 June 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

18Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach, Consultant
Birthday: 30 April 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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19Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 19 June 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: 02 June 1941

20Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson
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Famous As: Former Baseball & Football Player
Birthday: 30 November 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

21Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson
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Famous As: Basketball player, American football player, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Birthday: 31 May 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

22Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller
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Famous As: Basketball player, Pundit, Actor
Birthday: 24 August 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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23Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 16 January 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Dominican, American

24Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors
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Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 10 April 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: 10 November 1992
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25Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthday: 05 August 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

26Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 26 April 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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27Ray Allen

Ray Allen
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Famous As: Basketball player, Actor
Birthday: 20 July 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

28Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan
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Famous As: Baseball Star
Birthday: 31 January 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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29Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken Griffey Jr.
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Famous As: Baseball Players
Birthday: 21 November 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

30Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 20 October 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: 13 August 1995
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31Ted Williams

Ted Williams
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 30 August 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: 05 July 2002

32Chris Webber

Chris Webber
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Famous As: Basketball player, Businessperson
Birthday: 01 March 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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33Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown
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Famous As: Baseball
Birthday: 31 May 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: 08 January 2017

34Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds
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Famous As: American baseball player
Birthday: 24 July 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

35Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthday: 20 February 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

36Kevin Love

Kevin Love
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthday: 07 September 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

37Steven Adams

Steven Adams
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Famous As: basketball player
Birthday: 20 July 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: New Zealander

38Tracy McGrady

Tracy McGrady
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Famous As: Basketball player, Baseball player
Birthday: 24 May 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

39Nolan North

Nolan North
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Famous As: Actor, Baseball player, Dub actor, Television actor
Birthday: 31 October 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

40Pete Rose

Pete Rose
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthday: 14 April 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

41Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron
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Famous As:
Birthday: 05 February 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

42Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthday: 01 October 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

43Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 05 November 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

44Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthday: 16 October 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

45Gary Payton

Gary Payton
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthday: 23 July 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

46Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher
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Famous As: Basketball player, Trade unionist
Birthday: 09 August 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

47Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr.
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Famous As: Baseball Shortstop
Birthday: 24 August 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

48Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthday: 08 November 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

49Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki
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Famous As: Baseball Outfielder
Birthday: 22 October 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

50Willie Mays

Willie Mays
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Famous As: Former Professional Baseball Star
Birthday: 06 May 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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