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Countries with Major League Baseball Players

Name the countries that have been the birthplace of more than 60 Major League Baseball players.
1901-2019, according to baseball-reference.com
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Last updated: January 24, 2020
First submittedMay 30, 2016
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# Players
Country
15,309
United States
754
Dominican Republic
405
Venezuela
211
Cuba
197
Canada
129
Mexico
67
Japan
63
Panama
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level 73
May 30, 2016
Wow...as of today, Dominican Republic has been guessed the least. That's really surprising to me. After the USA, that was the first country that i put.
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level 62
Jul 25, 2016
Agreed. There are Dominicans all over the league. I'd be surprised if there was a team without at least one Dominican on its current roster.
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level 62
Jul 25, 2016
I just checked the roster for my favorite team (the Mets) out of curiosity. Out of 25 players, 7 are Dominican. Wow. That's more than I thought.
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level 67
Nov 10, 2017
Dominican Republic was my 1st guess after the USA as well. In defense of those who missed it though, I can't bring to mind any particularly famous current player that I know is from there, though. The main reason I guessed it was because of Sammy Sosa, but he's been retired for awhile now.
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level 80
Nov 3, 2018
Jose Bautista, Adrian Beltre, Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz--though all are past their prime, that's two pretty good sluggers, one hall of famer and one borderline hall of famer. Don't forget Rafael Devers, starting 3B for the world champion Red Sox, or Luis Severino, who pitches for the Yankees. I could go on.
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level 80
Nov 3, 2018
Though, to be fair, I did get those from looking at a list of current Dominican MLBers, not off the top of my head.
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level 58
Jun 4, 2019
Jose Ramirez? actually he sucks right now but still
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level 64
Aug 29, 2019
Antarctica is being discriminated against
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level 72
Jun 9, 2016
Only seven? Wow.
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level 78
Jul 25, 2016
Only 7 with more than 60 players.
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level 78
Jan 25, 2020
and bear in mind all of these countries have their own leagues, too. These are just the players who came to play MLB.
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level 65
Jan 27, 2020
Worldwide baseball is a very small sport. I don't even know the rules, nor have I ever seen a match or even seen a baseball..
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level 70
Jan 27, 2020
Cricket is equally confounding to many of us Americans.
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level 37
Jun 17, 2016
I'm surprised that Panama is not here.
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level 64
Aug 29, 2019
Canal Zone = USA 🇩🇿
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level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
Panama now has more than 60 so I added them.
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level 84
Jun 20, 2016
Venezuela surprised me, even more when I looked and saw there are currently 65 Venezuelan players in the league.
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level 72
Jul 26, 2016
I guessed this one only beacause of Miguel Cabrera.
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level 55
Jul 18, 2016
oi, I thought this said Basketball players. I'm so stupid.
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level 80
Jan 24, 2020
I don't think you'd get a lot of countries with more than 60 NBA players.
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level 81
Jan 27, 2020
Much harder since the rosters are so much smaller, only about 12. The equivalent would be 25-30 players from a country. Would make an interesting quiz!
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level 71
Jul 25, 2016
Cool idea for a quiz. Pretty easy though.
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level 67
Jul 25, 2016
I can't believe I almost forgot Japan. USA, Dominican Republic, and Cuba were obvious, after that I just started guessing other countries in the Americas. Japan should have been obvious but I nearly forgot it for some reason (I actually guess Ireland before Japan, if you'll believe it).
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level 47
Jul 25, 2016
Does Puerto Rico count as the US?
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level 64
Jul 26, 2016
I think it should
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level ∞
Nov 6, 2016
It does
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
Only missed Venezuela. How could I have forgotten Fernando Venezuela?
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level 75
Jun 29, 2017
LOL! Valenzuela was actually from Mexico.
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level 75
Jun 29, 2017
Being a fan of the Big Red Machine of the 1970s made this a bit easier. Obviously you have the 3 major North American countries. Add the recent influx from Japan. That leaves 3 Latin countries. Tony Perez was from Cuba. Cesar Geronimo was from the Dominican Republic. And Dave Concepcion was from Venezuela. Thanks guys!
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level 67
Nov 10, 2017
How did you make the names red?
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level 72
Feb 15, 2019
A little code around the desired words et voilà.
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level 67
Nov 10, 2017
I'm actually surprised the number of players from Japan isn't higher. For awhile in the early 2000's, it was fashionable for just about every team to go and import someone from Japan, thanks to the success of Ichiro Suzuki.
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level 69
Sep 10, 2018
"DR" should be accepted for Dominican Republic. It's a very common abbreviation used by Dominicans and non-Dominicans in the US.
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level 80
Nov 3, 2018
Yeah, too many other things start with "Dr," so that's probably not going to happen. Same reason why quizzes on this site don't accept "LA" for Los Angeles.
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level 75
Jan 24, 2020
Yeah it could be DR Congo specifically here
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level 32
Jan 25, 2020
Two words: PUERTO RICO
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level 56
Jan 25, 2020
Five Words: Territory of the United States.
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level 80
Jan 27, 2020
I was surprised South Korea didn't make the cut...just checked and there have only been 23 Korean MLB players.