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A list of players, teams and ballparks linked to Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is based solely on the data available in our database and is in no way a complete history of baseball in this city.
City Information
City Name
Grand Rapids
Region
Total Players
93
Total Pro Players
50
Total Major Leaguers
22
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Players born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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  • Player NamePosHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsColleges
    Cy AlbertsPMLB1910-19101910-1910---
    Tom AmanteOFAA1983-1987La Verne, Chaffey College
    Walter AndersonPMLB1917-19191917-1919Central Michigan
    Steve BarberPMLB1970-19711970-1971Arizona, La Verne
    Austin BatkaPNCAA2015-2018Illinois-Chicago, Michigan
    Harry BerriosOFAAA1993-2006LSU
    Randy Betten2BAAA1995-1999Arizona State, Riverside CC
    Kyle BoboltsIF-PNCAA2010-2013Oakland
    Kyle BoehmPA-2004-2005Oakland
    Brad BrasserPNCAA1996-1997Northwestern
    Brandon CableIFNCAA2013-2014Western Michigan
    Tony ClausenP-OFNCAA2005-2008Michigan State
    Jim Command3BMLB1954-19551954-1955---
    Alex CrumpCJrCollege2018-2019Murray State, Kellogg CC
    Kevin DalsonSSRk1989-1989Michigan State
    Al DeVormerCMLB1918-19271918-1927---
    Mark DeweyPMLB1990-19961987-2007Grand Valley State
    Chuck DuquettePA1987-1988---
    Don Eaddy3BMLB1959-19591959-1959Michigan
    Rob EllisOF-3BMLB1971-19751971-1980Michigan State
    Player NamePosHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsColleges
    Jay EngstromPIndy2000-2001Grand Valley State, Grand Rapids CC
    Drew FarmerOFNCAA2013-2016Western Michigan
    Brent Gates2B-3BMLB1993-19991991-1999Minnesota
    Michael GeddesPRk2003-2005Yavapai College
    Jeffrey GordonCIndy1996-1997---
    Kevin GordonPA1999-1999Central Florida
    Shaun GraggCRk2000-2000Central Michigan
    Brandon HarmsenPA+2002-2007Grand Rapids CC
    Andre HarrisOFNCAA2010-2010USC-Upstate, Grand Rapids CC
    Jesse HernandezPA+2008-2014Central Michigan, Grand Rapids CC
    Casey HorjusPNCAA2016-2016Western Michigan
    Osbe HoskinsOFA+1982-1984Western Michigan
    Logan HudsonIFNCAA2018-2019Western Michigan
    Jon HuizingaPA+1999-2014Michigan State
    Larry IkeP---Michigan State
    Drew JenisonOFNCAA2006-2007Oakland, Grand Rapids CC
    Jordan KeurOFNCAA2010-2013Michigan State
    Kyle KleinIFNCAA2009-2012Eastern Michigan
    Dan KneibelPNCAA2010-2011Western Michigan
    Rick KreugerPMLB1975-19781975-1978Michigan State
    Player NamePosHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsColleges
    Alex LakatosPRk2011-2014Michigan
    Jonah LakatosP-OFNCAA2013-2017Oakland
    Doc LavanSSMLB1913-19241913-1924Michigan, Hope College
    Ed Lucas3B-2BMLB2013-20142001-2016Dartmouth
    Destan Makonnen1B-OFIndy2008-2010Grand Rapids CC, Ouachita Baptist
    Matt MalewitzPNCAA2009-2012Bowling Green State, Grand Rapids CC
    Mike MalewitzIFNCAA2019-2019Bowling Green State
    Del MathewsPAAA1993-2003---
    Rick MillerOFMLB1971-19851969-1985Michigan State
    Mike NixonPNCAA2008-2011Central Michigan
    Terry O'HearnOF---Western Michigan
    Fred OlmsteadPMLB1908-19111908-1911---
    Kaleb OrtPAAA2016-2019Aquinas College
    Mike OttPIndy2003-2004Calvin College
    Al PlatteOFMLB1913-19131913-1913---
    Andy Postema3BA+1990-1991Grand Rapids CC
    Ross PowellPMLB1993-19951989-1996Michigan
    Aaron ReidPIndy2002-2003Aquinas College
    Thomas RentschierPA+1983-1985---
    DJ ReyburnUMP------
    Player NamePosHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsColleges
    Dave RozemaPMLB1977-19861975-1987Grand Rapids CC
    Kyle SchepelPAAA2009-2018Grand Valley State
    Thomas SchultzOF------
    Corey SessionsPIndy2016-2017Davenport University
    Jackson ShaverPNCAA2016-2019Eastern Michigan, Grand Rapids CC
    William ShepleyPA-2013-2016UNC Wilmington
    Bob SimonsonOFAA1984-1993Taft College
    Joe SkinnerPNCAA2004-2007Arkansas, Illinois-Chicago, Lincoln Trail College
    Mitch SlauterCNCAA2012-2013Mississippi State, Barton County CC
    Zack SmithPNCAA2012-2013SE Missouri State, Grand Rapids CC, Lewis and Clark CC
    Mickey StanleyOFMLB1964-19781961-1978Grand Rapids CC
    Austin StephensPIndy2012-2019South Alabama, Grand Rapids CC, Davenport University
    Zach StraayerPNCAA2003-2004Western Michigan, Grand Rapids CC
    Lou Stringer2BMLB1941-19501941-1950---
    Michael ThompsonPRk2005-2005---
    Sonny ThompsonOFA-1998-1998Aquinas College, Grand Rapids CC
    Ryan Van OeverenSSA1994-1995Michigan
    Jake Vander WalOFJrCollege2018-2019Ohio State, Central Arizona College, Long Beach State
    John Vander WalRF-LFMLB1991-20041987-2004Western Michigan
    Matt VriesengaPA2000-2001Western Michigan
    Player NamePosHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsColleges
    Dustin VugteveenOFA2001-2002Grand Valley State
    Ryan WaldhartC-IFNCAA2008-2011Oakland
    John Walker2BA+1993-1994Grand Rapids CC
    Reggie WaltersPIndy2001-2002Grand Valley State, Grand Rapids CC
    Casper WellsLF-RFMLB2010-20132003-2015Towson
    Kurtis Wells1BNCAA2004-2005Central Michigan
    Ross WestdorpPNCAA2008-2008Western Michigan, Lincoln Trail College
    Adam WhitePNCAA2000-2004Michigan State
    Alex WierengaPNCAA2009-2012Oakland
    Jack WisnerPMLB1919-19261919-1926Eastern Michigan
    Billy Zbacnik1BRk2003-2005Lynn
    Jordan ZylstraPNCAA2013-2013Ball State, Lincoln Trail College
    Josh ZyskowskiPNCAA2005-2006Maine, Grand Rapids CC
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