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Countries Claiming One Major Leaguer

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Baseball Reference.com has broken down the place of birth for every major league player, except for 72 players born prior to 1900. There are 15 countries who can lay claim to only one major leaguer, with a mass of water also eligible to claim a major leaguer. Historical data on many of these players is absent mainly because many played the game in relative obscurity. Myworld would suspect their parents worked for the U.S. government and were temporarily stationed overseas, or were the parents of missionaries or corporations. Below are the countries and the major leaguer who were born there.

Afghanistan (Kabul) Jeff Bronkey (1993 -1995)
Belgium (Antwerp) - Brian Lesher (1996 - 2002)
Belize - Chito Martinez (1991 - 1993)
China (Tientsin) - Harry Kingman (1914)
Finland - John Michaelson (1921)
Greece - Al Campanis (1943)
Guam - John Hattig (2006)
Honduras - Gerald Young (1987 - 1994)
Indonesia (East bontang) - Tom Mastny (2006 - 2008)
Lithuania - Joe Zapustas (1933)
Philippines - Bobby Chouinard (1996 - 2001)
Singapore - Robin Jennings (1996 - 2001)
Slovakia - Jack Quinn (1909 - 1933)
Switzerland - Otto Hess (1902 - 1915)
Vietnam (Saigon) - Danny Graves (1996-2006)

Atlantic Ocean - Ed Porray (1914)

Dubon Looking to be Second Honduran in Major Leagues

Friday, April 24th, 2015

He doesn’t have a lot of competition since he is the only Honduran currently playing in the minor leagues right now. Gerald Young took the honors of becoming the first player born in Honduras to make the major leagues, getting the callup in 1987 and playing through 1994. Mauricio Dubon is getting his first shot at full season ball this year and is playing well. Yesterday he went 2 for 4 to up his average to .377. He has been bouncing around between second base and shortstop. With all the good shortstops the Red Sox have in their system his best bet may be to make it as a utility player.

Mauricio Dubon was a 26th round pick in 2013 by the Red Sox. Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, he came over to the United States as an exchange student, playing for the baseball team in his junior year. His trek started when a Christians mission group Impact International visited San Pedro Sula to conduct a baseball clinic there. His mother asked if there was an opportunity for them to take him back to Sacramento so he could play baseball.

He stayed with a family while in Sacramento, a family whose son also played baseball. The high school team that gave him his opportunity is Capital Christian School. Capital Christian shares its baseball stadium Raley Field with the Sacramento Rivercats, a AAA baseball team of the San Francisco Giants.

Greenville is his home now. His hitting streak for the Greenville Drive sits at seven, with three straight games of two hits or more. One of these days myworld hopes his mother will get an opportunity to see him play, if she has not done so already. You can read more about him at the link below:

Honduran player