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Famous Baseball Players from Germany

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List of famous baseball players from Germany, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Germany has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best German baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Germany 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 Germany then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List features items like Heinie Groh, Lou Gehrig and more!

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

You can click on the names of these legendary baseball players of Germany in order to get more information about each one. If you play baseball or just love the sport then use this list of talented German baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.1

    Cal Ripken, Jr.

    Shortstop, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceHavre de Grace, Maryland, United States of America

    TeamsBaltimore Orioles

    Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. (born August 24, 1960), nicknamed "The Iron Man", is an American...  more

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    #40 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#9 of 132 The Greatest Shortstops of All Time

  • Lou Gehrig2

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America,Germany

    BirthplaceYorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America


    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Henry Louis Gehrig (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig; June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American...  more

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    #29 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#266 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Honus Wagner3

    Honus Wagner


    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceChartiers Township, Pennsylvania

    TeamsLouisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates

    Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner (; February 24, 1874 – December 6, 1955), sometimes referred to...  more

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    #1178 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#12 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

  • Orel Hershiser4

    NationalityUnited States of America,Germany

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    TeamsSan Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets

    Orel Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is an American former baseball pitcher who...  more

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    #13 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #39 of 197 The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

  • Heinie Groh5

    Heinie Groh

    Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    TeamsNew York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds

    Henry Knight "Heinie" Groh (September 18, 1889 – August 22, 1968) was an American professional...  more

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    #244 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#88 of 120 The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

  • Nick Markakis6

    Nick Markakis

    Right fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceGlen Cove, New York


    TeamsBaltimore Orioles

    Nicholas William Markakis ( mar-KAY-kis) (born November 17, 1983) is an American professional...  more


    #75 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players#14 of 109 The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time

  • Will Ohman7

    Will Ohman

    Relief pitcher, Pitcher


    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany


    TeamsChicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves

    William McDaniel Ohman (born August 13, 1977) is a German–born former American professional...  more
  • Craig Lefferts8

    Craig Lefferts

    Relief pitcher, Pitcher


    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    TeamsSan Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles

    Craig Lindsay Lefferts (born September 29, 1957) is a former relief pitcher for the Chicago...  more
  • Jeff Baker9

    Jeff Baker

    First baseman, Second baseman


    BirthplaceBad Kissingen, Germany


    TeamsColorado Rockies

    Jeffrey Glen Baker (born June 21, 1981) is a German-born American former professional baseball...  more
  • 10

    Billy Rhiel

    Second baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceYoungstown, Ohio

    TeamsBrooklyn Robins, Boston Braves, Detroit Tigers

    William Joseph Rhiel (August 16, 1900 – August 16, 1946) was a second and third baseman in...  more
  • 11

    Mike Blowers

    First baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceWürzburg, Germany

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees

    Michael Roy "Mike" Blowers (; born April 24, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball player, a...  more
  • 12

    Heinz Becker

    First baseman


    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    TeamsChicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians

    Heinz Reinhard Becker (August 26, 1915 – November 11, 1991) was a Major League Baseball first...  more
  • Fritz Ostermueller13

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceQuincy, Illinois

    TeamsBoston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

    Frederick Raymond "Fritz" Ostermueller (September 15, 1907 – December 17, 1957) was a pitcher...  more
  • Jack Scheible14

    Jack Scheible


    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceYoungstown, Ohio

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies, Cleveland Spiders

    John G. "Jack" Scheible (February 16, 1866 – August 6, 1897) was a professional baseball...  more