Special Report

The Best Baseball Player From Every State

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Virginia: Justin Verlander
> Team(s): Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros
> Position: Pitcher
> Career: 2005-present
> Accolades: MVP, 2x Cy Young, 8x All-Star, World Series, ERA Title
> Also considered: Eppa Rixey

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Washington: Ryne Sandberg
> Team(s): Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies
> Position: Second baseman
> Career: 1981-1997
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, MVP, 10x All-Star, 9x Gold Glove, 7x Silver Slugger
> Also considered: Ron Santo

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West Virginia: George Brett
> Team(s): Kansas City Royals
> Position: Third baseman
> Career: 1973-1993
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, MVP, 13x All-Star, World Series, Gold Glove, 3x Batting Title
> Also considered: Bill Mazeroski

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Wisconsin: Al Simmons
> Team(s): Philadelphia A’s, Chicago White Sox, 5 others
> Position: Outfielder
> Career: 1924-1944
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 3x All-Star, 2x World Series, 2x Batting Title
> Also considered: Burleigh Grimes

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Wyoming: Tom Browning
> Team(s): Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals
> Position: Pitcher
> Career: 1984-1995
> Accolades: 1x All-Star, World Series
> Also considered: Dick Ellsworth

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