Did you know nearly 300 Major League Baseball players were born in Maryland counties?
Every state in the U.S. has had at least one player make it to the big leagues. While some Maryland-born players had their heyday in the early 1900s, others have come on the scene as recently as 2021. While not all have played for the home team, their history in our state is far-reaching.
For example, New York’s old Yankee Stadium may have been the “House that Ruth Built,” but Babe’s family owned a bar in what is now centerfield of Camden Yards. In Maryland, you’re never farther than a long fly ball from some baseball history.
Can you match the player to the county in which they were born? Take the quiz at the link below and share your score on social media by tagging @MDCounties and using #WeAreMDCounties!
Test Your Maryland MLB Knowledge
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