Special Report

The Best Baseball Player From Every State

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South Dakota: Floyd Bannister
> Team(s): Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, 4 others
> Position: Pitcher
> Career: 1977-1992
> Accolades: 1x All-Star
> Also considered: Mark Ellis, Sean Doolittle

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Tennessee: Todd Helton
> Team(s): Colorado Rockies
> Position: First baseman
> Career: 1997-2013
> Accolades: 5x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 4x Silver Slugger, Batting Title
> Also considered: Mookie Betts, Tommy Bridges

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Texas: Rogers Hornsby
> Team(s): St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns, 3 others
> Position: Second baseman
> Career: 1915-1937
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 2x MVP, 7x Batting Title, World Series
> Also considered: Tris Speaker, Nolan Ryan

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Utah: Bruce Hurst
> Team(s): Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, 2 others
> Position: Pitcher
> Career: 1980-1994
> Accolades: 1x All-Star
> Also considered: Duke Sims

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Vermont: Carlton Fisk
> Team(s): Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox
> Position: Catcher
> Career: 1969-1993
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 11x All-Star, Gold Glove, 3x Silver Slugger
> Also considered: Larry Gardner

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