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Famous Baseball Players from France

Updated October 13, 2018 2.0k views7 items

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.
  • Lou Boudreau1

    Lou Boudreau

    Manager, Shortstop

    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    BirthplaceHarvey, Illinois

    TeamsBoston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians

    Louis Boudreau (nicknamed "Old Shufflefoot," "Handsome Lou" or "The Good Kid"; July 17, 1917 –...  more
  • Bruce Bochy2

    Bruce Bochy

    Manager, Catcher

    NationalityFrance, United States of America


    TeamsSan Diego Padres, Houston Astros, New York Mets

    Bruce Douglas Bochy (; born April 16, 1955) is an American professional baseball player and...  more
  • Leo Durocher3

    Leo Durocher

    Manager, Shortstop

    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    BirthplaceWest Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    TeamsSt. 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...  more
  • 4

    Joe Woerlin



    BirthplaceTraenheim, France

    TeamsWashington Senators

    Oscar J. Woehrlin (December 12, 1871 - March 7, 1934) was a professional baseball player. He...  more
  • Jim Thorpe5

    Jim Thorpe


    NationalityFrance, United States of America

    BirthplaceOklahoma, United States of America

    TeamsNew York Giants, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds

    James Francis Thorpe (May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic...  more

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  • Frédéric Hanvi6

    Frédéric Hanvi



    BirthplaceSenlis, France

    Frédéric Hanvi (born 2 May 1989 in Senlis, France) is a French baseball player, having played...  more
  • 7

    Joris Bert

    Joris Bert (born 16 May 1987), is a French baseball player who plays center field. He bats...  more