Special Report

The Best Baseball Player From Every State

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Oklahoma: Mickey Mantle
> Team(s): New York Yankees
> Position: Centerfielder
> Career: 1951-1968
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 3x MVP, 16x All-Star, 7x World Series, Gold Glove, Batting Title
> Also considered: Johnny Bench, Willie Stargell

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Oregon: Dale Murphy
> Team(s): Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies
> Position: Outfielder
> Career: 1976-1993
> Accolades: 2x MVP, 7x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove, 4x Silver Slugger
> Also considered: Mickey Lolich

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Pennsylvania: Stan Musial
> Team(s): St. Louis Cardinals
> Position: Outfielder / first baseman
> Career: 1941-1963
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 3x MVP, 20x All-Star, 3x World Series, 7x Batting Title
> Also considered: Ken Griffey Jr.

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Rhode Island: Gabby Hartnett
> Team(s): Chicago Cubs, New York Giants
> Position: Catcher
> Career: 1922-1941
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, MVP, 6x All-Star
> Also considered: Paul Konerko, Davey Lopes

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South Carolina: Jim Rice
> Team(s): Boston Red Sox
> Position: Left Fielder
> Career: 1974-1989
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, MVP, 8x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger
> Also considered: Shoeless Joe Jackson, Willie Randolph

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