Where do baseball's All-Stars come from?
July, 10, 2012
By Patrick Dorsey | ESPN.com
They come from all 30 teams, but -- naturally -- their hometowns are even more diverse. So using Google Maps, we took a look at the birthplaces of all 74 of the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Stars.
Some interesting notes:
• The U.S. produced by far the most All-Stars, with 53. The Dominican Republic (eight) was second, closely followed by Venezuela (seven). Puerto Rico produced two, while Canada, Cuba, Japan and Panama all saw one native son reach the Game.
• Most prolific cities: San Diego; Houston; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Maracay, Venezuela (all with three). Three Los Angeles communities (Mission Hills, Northridge, Panorama City) also produced All-Stars.
• Twenty-eight states did not produce an All-Star. The farthest south that didn't was Mississippi. The farthest north that did was Minnesota (Joe Mauer).
• Of the four Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim) All-Stars, three hail from the L.A. area: Jered Weaver (Northridge), C.J. Wilson (Newport Beach) and Mark Trumbo (Anaheim).
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