Andy, Three comments: 1) Was this as much work as it appears to be?(!) I can’t find any function on B-R that indexes lists of specific players by place of birth, much less by birth and HR. 2) Following up, I was astonished to learn that there have been more players from Saudi Arabia than from the Philippines, which was an American-controlled territory for over 40 years. What sort of imperialists fail to proselytize for their national pastime? 3) I’m glad Ed Porray now has his day in the sun. I’ve always meant to learn of his existence. It’s comforting… Read more »
In the PI Player Season and Game Finders under the Choose a Stat selections there is a Place of Birth selection by country.
Thanks, Richard. Not being a subscriber, I can’t access all the info, but with a little juggling I was able to use this function to answer a question I had about who the three (or two, as it turned out) slugging Jamaicans were.
I wonder how many players were born on dry land but buried at sea
Other than Clemente, I know of only one for sure (there was probably no actual burial involved).
All I can say is hurray for “Honest John” Anderson, the man responsible for 50 of the 54 home runs by players born in Norway, a total which not only exceeds all the neighboring Scandinavian countries by 47 but all but 19 other nations as well.
And best of all he was born in 1873 so I can brag him up some on the ongoing COG election.
Not really a surprise that the USA is followed by the DR for second.
Thanks for this, Andy. I used some of this data to create a quiz which is doing pretty well. http://www.sporcle.com/games/caramba/taterstan. There’s a link back to HHH as the source and I credited you in the comments.