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Neil Berry was born in Kalamazoo
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Players Born in this City

Top Major Leaguers Drafted Players Recently Active Active Players PRO Players
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Eric Ambruster1B   - 1979-- Kalamazoo,Michigan --
1997-32- 970-HOU
Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)  
Tim BebberP6-6 210 R-R 1983-- Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2005-2005-     Western Michigan U.  
Neil BerrySS-2B5-10 170 R-R 1922-01-11 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1948-19541948-1954   Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Kris BrownOF5-8 165 R-R 1976-07-29 Kalamazoo,Michigan --
1995-45-1248-BOS
Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)  
B.J. ButlerP6-1 195 R-R 1994-06-12 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2014-2017-   Mattawan (Schoolcraft,MI)Ball St  
Caleb CatonC5-11 200 R-R 1993-10-18 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2012-2015-   Loy Norrix (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Chris CrawfordP6-9 235 R-R 1975-05-13 Kalamazoo,Michigan A-1995-1996-   Comstock (Kalamazoo,MI)Marquette U.  
Charlie DeckerIF5-11 165 L-R 1980-- Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2001-2002-   Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.  
James DetersP 6-3 185 R-R 1983-06-04 Kalamazoo,Michigan AAA2005-2008-
2005- 7- 214-CLE
Kalamazoo Christian (Kalamazoo,MI)Calvin Col  
R.C. DickersonOF6-2 200 L-L 1983-11-06 Kalamazoo,Michigan Ind2003-2007-
2002-27- 820-SEA
Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Chris DoughertyP6-9 275 R-R 1986-03-24 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2009-2009-   Mooresville (Mooresville,IN)Indiana St, Olney Central Col  
Shane EasterIF-OF6-1 195 R-R 1999-- Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2018-2018-   Comstock (Kalamazoo,MI)Eastern Michigan U.  
Brad Emaus2B6-0 190 R-R 1986-03-28 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB2005-20122011-2011
2007-11- 355-TOR
East Coweta (Sharpsburg,GA)Tulane U.Free Agent  
Kyle FigginsC5-11 205 R-R 1992-02-08 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2013-2014-   Climax Scott (Climax,MI)University at Buffalo, Kalamazoo Col  
Zach FishC6-1 200 R-R 1992-11-05 Kalamazoo,Michigan A+2012-2016-
2014-11- 318-CHA
Gull Lake (Richland,MI)Oklahoma StFree Agent  
Jeremy FordOF5-9 160 L-R 1987-01-31 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2007-2007-   Schoolcraft (Schoolcraft,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Kyle GalbraithOF5-9 185 R-R 1988-01-14 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2007-2010-   Paw Paw (Paw Paw,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Bryan GaleP6-4 185 R-R 1981-04-27 Kalamazoo,Michigan RK2001-2004-   Decatur (Decatur,MI)Michigan St  
John Ganzel1B6-0 195 R-R 1874-04-07 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1898-19081898-1908      
Mike HartOF6-3 185 B-R 1951-12-20 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1972-19831980-1980
1972-11- 245-MON
Portage Central (Portage,MI)Kalamazoo Valley CC  
Rod HelsenIF5-11 175 L-R 1987-09-13 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2008-2011-   Comstock (Kalamazoo,MI)Central Michigan U.  
Andrew HessP6-4 210 R-R 1984-11-06 Kalamazoo,Michigan A+2004-2009-
2007-19- 601-DET
Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Michigan  
Kevan HessP6-2 190 R-R 1988-03-30 Kalamazoo,Michigan A+2007-2011-
2009-14- 420-DET
Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.  
C.J. HuntleyUT6-3 210 R-R 1997-- Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2016-2018-   Mattawan (Mattawan,MI)Indiana St  
Ron Jackson1B6-7 225 R-R 1933-10-22 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1954-19601954-1960   Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Dustin JoffrionIF-P6-3 180 L-R 1985-02-15 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2006-2008-   Otsego (Otsego,MI)Oakland U., Kalamazoo Valley CC  
Ryan JoffrionIF-P6-1 195 R-R 1983-12-27 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2005-2007-   Otsego (Otsego,MI)Oakland U., Kalamazoo Valley CC  
Kasey KearcherP6-5 170 L-L 1987-10-30 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2007-2010-   Mattawan (Schoolcraft,MI)Oakland U.  
Gary KingSS5-10 165 R-R 1950-10-29 Kalamazoo,Michigan --
1970- 1-  15-CLE
Clay (South Bend,IN)  
Michael KlepperP6-3 175 R-R 1986-11-04 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2007-2008-   Portage Northern (Portage,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Ryan Krill1B6-4 205 L-R 1993-03-17 Kalamazoo,Michigan A-2012-2017-
2015- 9- 273-NYA
Portage Central (Portage,MI)Michigan StFree Agent  
Kyle KunkelC6-0 182 R-R 1986-06-18 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2006-2008-   Gull Lake (Richland,MI)Michigan St  
Jack LivingstonP-1B6-4 210 L-R 1992-- Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2011-2014-   Portage Northern (Portage,MI)Northwestern U.  
Stephen LooneyOF6-0 185 R-R 1968-01-26 Kalamazoo,Michigan A1991-1991-      
Brenden LovellP-OF6-3 200 R-R 1998-09-22 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2018-2018-   Vicksburg (Vicksburg,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Stubby MagnerSS-2B5-3 135 R-R 1888-02-20 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1911-19111911-1911     Cornell U.  
Alex MaloneyIF6-2 188 R-R 1994-12-02 Kalamazoo,Michigan RK2014-2017-   Delta (Muncie,IN)Ball StFree Agent  
Justin McIntyreIF6-0 175 - 1999-01-31 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2018-2018-   Portage Central (Portage,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Kevin McNeesOF6-0 180 L-R 1965-03-15 Kalamazoo,Michigan A+1986-1988-   Otsego (Otsego,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Kevin McNeesOF6-0 180 L-R 1966-03-15 Kalamazoo,Michigan --
1987-32- 818-ATL
  Western Michigan U.  
Rudy Miller3B6-1 180 R-R 1900-07-12 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1929-19291929-1929     Western Michigan U.  
Tim MowryP6-5 215 R-R 1987-09-28 Kalamazoo,Michigan A2007-2011-   Portage Central (Portage,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Kirt OjalaP6-2 215 L-L 1968-12-24 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1989-20001997-1999
1990- 4- 111-NYA
Portage Central (Portage,MI)Michigan  
Scott OlsenP6-4 170 L-L 1984-01-12 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB2002-20122005-2010
2002- 6- 173-FLO
Crystal Lake South (Crystal Lake,IL)MinorsTexas Rangers (MLB)
David OlsonP6-3 220 L-L 1980-07-24 Kalamazoo,Michigan Ind2001-2003-     Grand Valley St, West Virginia U.  
Chris OnderlindeIF5-8 180 R-R 1985-04-05 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2006-2007-   Kalamazoo Christian (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo Valley CC  
Matt OnderlindeP6-1 190 L-L 1983-- Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2002-2005-   Kalamazoo Christian (Kalamazoo,MI)Eastern Michigan U.  
D.J. PerrinOF6-0 180 - 1985-04-12 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2007-2007-   Portage Central (Portage,MI)Western Michigan U., Grand Rapids CC  
Steve Preston2B5-9 160 B-R 1967-01-27 Kalamazoo,Michigan A+1986-1989-
1988-35- 907-KCA
  Michigan St  
Jeff RheinOF6-1 180 R-R 1970-08-03 Kalamazoo,Michigan A1992-2001-
1989-11- 279-CAL
  Sacramento City Col, Nebraska  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Brandon RitchieP6-4 230 L-L 1986-12-10 Kalamazoo,Michigan A+2008-2011-
2008-24- 728-MIL
Schoolcraft (Schoolcraft,MI)Grand Rapids CC  
Billy RogersIF-C6-3 220 L-R 1991-03-05 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2010-2010-   Loy Norrix (Kalamazoo,MI)Oakland U.  
Derek SchneiderP6-1 185 L-L 1993-08-19 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2013-2016-   Portage Central (Portage,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Shane SheldonP6-3 205 R-R 1972-10-22 Kalamazoo,Michigan RK1993-1996-
1993- 4- 123-MIL
  Gordon Col  
Mac SimotesIF6-1 175 R-R 1991-10-11 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2011-2011-   Hackett Catholic Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Michigan  
Mike Squires1B5-11 185 L-L 1952-03-05 Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1973-19851975-1985
1973-18- 429-CHA
Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Jomar TaborOF5-10 180 R-R 1986-10-21 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2008-2009-   Loy Norrix (Kalamazoo,MI)Centenary Col, Kellogg CC  
Chad TarpleyC-1B6-2 210 R-R 1982-- Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2000-2003-   Portage Central (Portage,MI)Western Michigan U.  
Jeff ThramsIF5-8 170 R-R 1967-06-15 Kalamazoo,Michigan A-1986-1989-     Western Michigan U.  
Morgan Walker1B6-3 215 R-L 1974-08-07 Kalamazoo,Michigan A+1994-2000-
1996-23- 666-PIT
  Lamar U.  
Tom WallaceOF5-10 200 R-L 1961-11-03 Kalamazoo,Michigan --
1982- 3-  65-CHA
Plainwell (Plainwell,MI)Glendale CC  
Greg WelkeP6-2 170 R-R 1989-05-27 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2008-2012-   Portage Central (Portage,MI)Oakland U.  
Steve WiencekSS6-1 178 R-R 1950-02-19 Kalamazoo,Michigan --
1971-19- 452-CAL
Claremont (Claremont,CA)Cal Poly Pomona  
Nate YoungP6-1 183 R-R 1990-08-19 Kalamazoo,Michigan NCAA2011-2013-   Kalamazoo Christian (Kalamazoo,MI)Elon U., Lincoln Trail Col, Southeastern U.  
Cody YoungbloodOF6-1 175 L-R 1984-02-02 Kalamazoo,Michigan Ind2005-2008-   Plainwell (Plainwell,MI)Austin Peay St, Grand Rapids CC  

High Schools

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High School NameLocationNickname
Kalamazoo CentralKalamazoo,MIMaroon Giants
Kalamazoo ChristianKalamazoo,MIComets
ComstockKalamazoo,MIWolverines
Hackett Catholic CentralKalamazoo,MIFighting Irish
Loy NorrixKalamazoo,MIKnights

College and PRO Teams

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TeamLeagueLevel
KalamazooFrontier LeagueInd
Western Michigan UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA
Kalamazoo Valley Community CollegeCollege BaseballNCAA
Kalamazoo CollegeCollege BaseballNCAA

Player/Team Statistics

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YearTeamLeagueLevelCategory
2016Kalamazoo CollegeMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 3College
2017Kalamazoo CollegeMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 3College
2018Kalamazoo CollegeMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNCAA Div 3College
2001Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2002Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2003Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2004Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2005Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2006Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2007Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2008Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2009Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2010Kalamazoo KingsFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
1996Kalamazoo KodiaksFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
1997Kalamazoo KodiaksFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
1998Kalamazoo KodiaksFrontier LeagueIndyIndy
2017Kalamazoo Valley Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
2018Kalamazoo Valley Community CollegeMichigan Community College Athletic AssociationJunior CollegeCollege
1986Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1987Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1988Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1989Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1990Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1991Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1992Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1993Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1994Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1995Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1996Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1997Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1998Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
1999Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2000Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2001Western Michigan UniversityMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2002Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2003Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2004Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2005Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2006Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2007Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2008Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2009Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2010Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2011Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2012Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2013Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2014Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2015Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2016Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2017Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College
2018Western Michigan University BroncosMid-American ConferenceNCAA Div 1College

Ballparks and Stadiums

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Stadium Name
Annen Park
Homer Stryker Field
Hyames Field