Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, there haven’t been many players who grew up in the Upper Peninsula. However, there have been fourteen MLB players born or raised in the Upper Peninsula, and that’s pretty impressive! Especially considering how short summers can be. As you can see four of them were born in before 1900. The most recent player to see MLB action is Mike Bordick who played 102 games with the Toronto Blue Jays as recently as the 2003 season. And to much acclaim, Kevin Tapani is the only member of the list to win a World Series.

We tip a hat to all each of the gentleman. And we would love to complete this collection of baseball cards. Do you have one for any of the following players? Who’ll be the next Yooper to make it to the big leagues?

Let’s play ball!

MLB Players from the Upper Peninsula

Where each of the 14 Yooper baseball players were born.

    If you know of any other players please comment below and let us know who they are, we don’t want to leave anyone out.

    Sources: baseball-almanac.com baseball-reference.com wikipedia.org