Famous Baseball Players from France

List of famous baseball players from France, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. France has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best French baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of France and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular baseball player from France then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.


This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest French baseball players?" and "Which baseball players are from France?"

You can click on the names of these legendary baseball players of France in order to get more information about each one. If you play baseball or just love the sport then use this list of talented French baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Photo: Moyan Brenn

  • Lou Boudreau
    Manager, Shortstop
    • Nationality: France, United States of America
    • Birthplace: Harvey, Illinois
    • Teams: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians
    Louis Boudreau (nicknamed "Old Shufflefoot," "Handsome Lou" or "The Good Kid"; July 17, 1917 – August 10, 2001) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League ...more
  • Bruce Bochy
    Manager, Catcher
    • Nationality: French-American
    • Birthplace: Bussac-Forêt, France
    • Teams: San Diego Padres, Houston Astros, New York Mets
    Bruce Douglas Bochy (born April 16, 1955), nicknamed "Boch" and "Headly", is an American retired professional baseball player and manager. He is best known for managing the San Francisco Giants of ...more
  • Leo Durocher
    Manager, Shortstop
    • Nationality: France, United States of America
    • Birthplace: West Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds
    Leo Ernest Durocher (; July 27, 1905 – October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip and Lippy, was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as an ...more
  • Joe Woerlin

    Joe Woerlin

    • Nationality: France
    • Birthplace: Traenheim, France
    • Teams: Washington Senators
    Oscar J. Woehrlin (December 12, 1871 - March 7, 1934) was a professional baseball player. He appeared in one game in Major League Baseball in 1895 for the Washington Senators as a shortstop. He was ...more
  • Jim Thorpe
    • Nationality: France, United States of America
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Teams: New York Giants, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds
    James Francis Thorpe (May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold ...more
  • Frédéric Hanvi

    Frédéric Hanvi

    • Nationality: France
    • Birthplace: Senlis, France
    Frédéric Hanvi (born 2 May 1989 in Senlis, France) is a French baseball player, having played for several junior national teams in France, and for several French pro teams before being scouted by ...more