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Old 03-16-2005, 06:08 PM
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Posted By: Hal Lewis

Other than the United States, which country is the birthplace of the highest number of HOF members?

Canada?

Dominican Republic?

Cuba?

Puerto Rico?

Panama?

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:20 PM
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Posted By: Josh K.

I would say Puerto Rico. Originally I was going to guess the Dominican Reb. but then thought that players from the Dominican are a more recent development.

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:28 PM
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Posted By: Hal Lewis

Puerto Rico is incorrect.

Please try again.

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:33 PM
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Posted By: Mike P.

Cuba.

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:34 PM
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England?
I know theres 3,Harry Wright,Henry Chadwick and Tom Connolly

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Posted By: JimB

Being that Puerto Rico is part of the United States, it could not be correct.
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:49 PM
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Posted By: Judge Dred

Canada? - Fergie Jenkins

Dominican Republic? Juan Marichal

Cuba? Tony Perez, Martin Dihigo

Puerto Rico? Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda,

Panama? Rod Carew

You can add the UK and there are a few from there but that wasn't a choice...

Lets keep adding to the list...

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:54 PM
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Posted By: Max Weder

From their web site

Name Birth City Country Elected As Pos
Luis Aparicio Maracaibo Venezuela Player SS
Rod Carew Gatun Panama Player 2B
Orlando Cepeda Ponce Puerto Rico Player 1B
Henry Chadwick Exeter England Pioneer/Executive
Roberto Clemente Carolina Puerto Rico Player RF
Tom Connolly Manchester England Umpire
Martin Dihigo Matanzas Cuba Negro Leaguer
Fergie Jenkins Chatham, Ontario Canada Player P
Juan Marichal Laguna Verde Dominican Republic Player P
Tony Perez Ciego De Avila Cuba Player 1B
Harry Wright Sheffield England Pioneer/Executive

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/lists/usa_map/foreign_born.htm

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:58 PM
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Posted By: john/z28jd

Hal isnt the brightest guy so he probably worded the question wrong and he meant hall of fame players.Putting a question mark after each one doesnt disqualify England as being a choice because he put a smiley face after all those choices he was probably either hiding something(like he didnt know the answer) or he had a big bowl of ice cream

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Posted By: Max Weder

Aside from Hal's smiley face, I was just shocked to find out Jack Graney and Jeff Heath weren't in the Hall of Fame (not to mention more modern Canadian stalwarts Pete Ward, Reggie Cleveland and Kevin Reimer)

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Posted By: Judge Dred

Hal,

Do you have the rookie cards of each and everyone of the non-US born players?

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Old 03-16-2005, 08:18 PM
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Posted By: Josh K.

For what its worth even though the choice was wrong, Puerto Rico is a territory of the US, it is not "part of" the US any more than say Guam. While Puerto Rican citizens do share many of the rights enjoyed by US citizens, they do not share some of the more important rights - such as the right to vote in federal elections or representation in congress.

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Posted By: Hal Lewis

The answer, of course, is indeed ENGLAND!

I said "members" of the HOF, not players.

The countries I listed were not the ONLY possible answers... just some to get you off track.



Hey... the only reason this went on the "vintage" baseball page was because the three winners from England were all "vintage" players:

Harry Wright
Henry Chadwick
Tom Connolly

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Posted By: Kevin Cummings

The site Baseball-Reference.com allows you to run queries against some of its data. One of the queries is a Place of Birth Report.

For all 16,001 players who debuted prior to the 2003 season the United States is the most frquently cited place of birth (14,204 players, 88.8%). The remainder of the top ten is rounded out by:

Dominican Republic (357, 2.2%)
Unknown (311, 1.9%)
Puerto Rico (209, 1.3%)
Canada (200, 1.2%)
Venezuela (158, 1.0%)
Cuba (147, .9%)
Mexico (95, .6%)
Panama (44, .3%)
Ireland (40, .2%)

Forty-four other locations are represented, but my favorite is the one poor soul who listed "A Ship on Atlantic Ocean."

Anyone have any idea who that might be?

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Old 03-17-2005, 07:30 AM
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Posted By: Hal Lewis

Did Miles Standish play baseball?

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Posted By: Kevin Cummings

Hal:

Unfortunately for him, Miles was good field, no hit!

I know you can't wait any longer to find out, so here's the link to the Atlantic Ocean baby:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/porraed01.shtml

Interestingly, three guys have the Atlantic Ocean as their place of death as well:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/clemero01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/i/irwinar01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mooreal01.shtml

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