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Countries with Major League Baseball Players

Name the seven countries that have been the birthplace of more than 70 Major League Baseball players.
1901–2022, according to baseball-reference.com
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Last updated: July 6, 2022
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# Players
Country
19,128
United States
852
Dominican Republic
452
Venezuela
380
Cuba
259
Canada
142
Mexico
78
Panama
73
Japan
64 Comments
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Level 77
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 67
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 67
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 66
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 86
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 86
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 67
Sep 2, 2020
Albert Pujols is Dominican, as is Juan Soto, who isn't very famous yet, but the whole baseball world will know him in the next few years. He might be the best hitter in baseball after Mike Trout. Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. are both ascendant stars who are Dominican. Vlad Guerrero, Jr. is another, although he didn't fully grow up in the Dominican. There are a bunch more very good Dominican players scattered about the league. Robinson Cano has passed his prime, but he's still a great hitter. And don't forget the greatest of them all, Bartolo Colon.
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Level 51
Nov 21, 2020
Machado grew up in the Miami area
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2022
Just came back to pat myself on the back for the Juan Soto prediction. Everyone knows his name as of two weeks ago.
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Level 62
Aug 29, 2019
Antarctica is being discriminated against
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Level 54
Jun 9, 2021
My guess is it's maybe people taking this quiz that don't watch a lot of baseball? But idk
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Level 75
Jun 9, 2016
Only seven? Wow.
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Level 82
Jul 25, 2016
Only 7 with more than 60 players.
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Level 82
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 71
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 77
Jan 27, 2020
Cricket is equally confounding to many of us Americans.
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Level 82
Sep 2, 2020
^ yeah. silly statement. Just because you don't know how the game is played doesn't mean anything. Similar to an American claiming that cricket is a very small sport because they've never seen a wicket.
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Level 70
Sep 2, 2020
Surprising! There are only 188 pages of official rules, conditions, clauses and exceptions to familiarize yourself with. It should only take a month (but choose a month that has 31 days to be on the safe side).
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Level 39
May 20, 2021
not really true, that's like an American saying that cricket is a small sport because they've never seen it. Baseball is big in Japan and South Korea, and even bigger in a lot of latin America, specifically the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Cuba, while still being fairly big in Mexico and other countries.

Baseball is non existent in Europe, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East though.

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Level 82
Aug 10, 2022
I've seen baseball being played in Thailand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and a couple places in Europe. Not that it's super popular any of those places, but it's not "non existent"
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Level 47
Jun 17, 2016
I'm surprised that Panama is not here.
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Level 62
Aug 29, 2019
Canal Zone = USA 🇩🇿
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2020
Why did you put in the emoji for the Algerian flag?
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Level 81
Sep 2, 2020
"The Panama Canal Zone was an unincorporated territory of the United States from 1903 to 1979"

Hmmmm...

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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
Panama now has more than 60 so I added them.
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Level 92
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 68
Aug 10, 2022
I only guessed Venezuela because I'm a Football (european) fan, and I know they're the only South American team to never qualify for a World Cup, as their national sport is baseball.
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Level 52
Jul 18, 2016
oi, I thought this said Basketball players. I'm so stupid.
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Level 87
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 83
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 67
Sep 2, 2020
You wouldn't get 60 players, but it would be interesting to see which countries have the most. Spain has a handful. Germany too. Lithuania is really good at basketball for some reason, as is a lot of eastern Europe. Croatia and Serbia come to mind.
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Level 75
Jul 25, 2016
Cool idea for a quiz. Pretty easy though.
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Level 66
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 58
Feb 9, 2017
Only missed Venezuela. How could I have forgotten Fernando Venezuela?
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Level 84
Jun 29, 2017
LOL! Valenzuela was actually from Mexico.
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Level 84
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 66
Nov 10, 2017
How did you make the names red?
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Level 76
Feb 15, 2019
A little code around the desired words et voilà.
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Level 84
Sep 2, 2020
I used the "font" HTML tag. Open with "font color=red" and close with "/font". Anything in between will be red. The website will recognize each as an HTML tag by enclosing them in "<" and ">" symbols.

So (sans periods) <...font color=red...>Dave Concepcion<.../font...>. will show up as Dave Concepcion.

If you want to make text bold, use <...b...>text<.../b...> = text

And if you want to start a new line, simply insert 1 <...br...>. If you want a new paragraph, insert <...br...><...br...>.

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Level 75
Sep 2, 2020
That's cool!
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Level 66
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 81
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 86
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 83
Jan 24, 2020
Yeah it could be DR Congo specifically here
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Level 75
Sep 2, 2020
It works now.
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Level 48
Jan 25, 2020
Two words: PUERTO RICO
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Level 59
Jan 25, 2020
Five Words: Territory of the United States.
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Level 84
Sep 2, 2020
Three words: Okay, so I can't count.
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Level 89
Jan 27, 2020
I was surprised South Korea didn't make the cut...just checked and there have only been 23 Korean MLB players.
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Level 71
Sep 2, 2020
Finally a quiz where "DR" gets accepted for the Dominican Republic.
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Level 88
Sep 2, 2020
All featured quizzes should accept that type-in now, per a change earlier this year.
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Level 47
Sep 2, 2020
So I had guessed 6 correctly, and was guessing Latin American countries... I forgot Canada had a team.
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Level 65
Sep 2, 2020
..and this year, a second inductee to the Hall of Fame in Larry Walker.
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2020
The Blue Jays actually have only two canadian players on their current roster, one of which is of Dominican descent (Guerrero Jr., who was born in Montréal when his dad was playing for the Expos). The other has a latino-sounding last name (Jordan Romano).
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Level 51
Sep 3, 2020
Chan Ho Park was born in South Korea
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2020
Interesting. Is he 60 people?
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Level 66
Sep 5, 2020
Thanks. Now I have to wipe the sarcasm off of my screen.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2022
Source says South Korea has only produced 26, which is fewer than both the UK and Germany. Very surprising. Apparently there was also one player born "at sea" who is not listed under a country.
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Level 35
Aug 10, 2022
who?
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Level 49
Aug 9, 2022
A lot of the Americas countries here
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Level 78
Aug 9, 2022
Easier than expected.. it really is just the usual suspects.
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2022
The description should be changed from seven to eight now