Special Report

The Best Baseball Player From Every State

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New Mexico: Ralph Kiner
> Team(s): Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians
> Position: Left fielder
> Career: 1946-1955
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 6x All-Star
> Also considered: Vern Stephens

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New York: Lou Gehrig
> Team(s): New York Yankees
> Position: First baseman
> Career: 1923-1939
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 2x MVP, 7x All-Star, 6x World Series, Batting Title
> Also considered: Carl Yastrzemski, Alex Rodriguez

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North Carolina: Gaylord Perry
> Team(s): San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, 6 others
> Position: Pitcher
> Career: 1962-1983
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 2x Cy Young, 5x All-Star
> Also considered: Luke Appling, Enos Slaughter

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North Dakota: Darin Erstad
> Team(s): Anaheim Angels, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros
> Position: Outfielder / first baseman
> Career: 1996-2009
> Accolades: 2x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, World Series, Silver Slugger
> Also considered: Travis Hafner

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Ohio: Mike Schmidt
> Team(s): Philadelphia Phillies
> Position: Third baseman
> Career: 1972-1989
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 3x MVP, 12x All-Star, World Series, 10x Gold Glove
> Also considered: Roger Clemens, Barry Larkin

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