MLB Connections

Here is a list of all Major Leaguers with Atlantic Canadian connections.  These guys either were born, played in, lived or had parents from Atlantic Canada.

Player Position Years in MLB Atlantic Connection
Gair Allie SS/3B 1954 Played for Stellarton (H&D League)
John Anderson SS/3B 1958, 60, 62 Played for Stellarton (H&D League)
Jim Bailey P 1959 Played in H&D League
John Bella OF 1957, 59 Played for Dartmouth (H&D League)
Del Bissonette 1B 1928-31, 33 Played for Glace Bay (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Al Blanche P/OF 1935-36 Played for Sydney Mines (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Rich Butler OF 1997-99 Father is from Butlerville, NL
Rob Butler OF 1993-94, 97, 99 Father is from Butlerville, NL
Jack Cameron C 1906 Born in Sydney, NS
Tom Carroll SS/3B 1955-56, 59 Played for Halifax Cardinals (H&D League)
Art Ceccarelli P 1955-57, 59-60 Played for Kentville (H&D League)
Bill Chamberlain P 1932 Played for Glace Bay (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Ty Cline CF/1B 1960-71 Played for Dartmouth (H&D League)
Ed Connolly P 1964, 67 Played for Halifax Red Sox (H&D League)
Jack Coombs P  1906-18, 1920 Played in Moncton
Rheal Cormier P 1991-2007 Born in Moncton, NB
Connie Creeden OF 1943 Played for Sydney Mines (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Tom Daly C/OF 1913-16, 18-21 Born in Saint John, NB; played for Halifax Standards (NS Pro League)
Bob Davis P 1958, 60 Played for Halifax Cardinals (H&D League)
Shorty Dee SS/3B 1915 Born in Halifax, NS
Jason Dickson P 1996-98, 2000 Raised in Miramchi, NB
John Doyle P 1882 Born in Halifax, NS
Moe Drabowsky P 1956-72 Played for Truro (H&D League)
Lee Elia SS 1966, 68 Played for Kentville (H&D League)
Gene Ford P 1905 Born in Milton, NS
Dick Fowler P 1941-42, 45-52 Played in Halifax Defence League
Bob Ganley OF 1905-09 Managed Fredericton (NB-Maine League)
Tom Gastall C 1955-56 Played for Liverpool (H&D League)
Johnny Gee P 1939, 41, 43-46 Played for Truro (H&D League)
Dick Gernert 1B/LF 1952-62 Played for Kentville (H&D League)
John Gibbons C 1984, 86 Started Little League while living in Goose Bay, NL
Norm Gigon 2B/RF 1967 Played for Kentville (H&D League)
Purnal Goldy RF 1962-63 Played in H&D League
Casey Hageman P 1911-12, 14 Played for Saint John (NB-Maine League)
Vern Handrahan P 1964, 66 Born in Charlottetown, PE; played for Stellarton (H&D League)
Jim Hannan P 1962-71 Played for Stellarton (H&D League)
Pat Hannivan OF/2B 1897 Born in Halifax, NS
Andy Harrington P 1913 Played for Fredericton (NB-Maine League)
Bill Harris P 1957, 59 Born in Duguayville, NB
Paul Hodgson LF 1980 Raised in Fredericton, NB
Vince Horsman P 1991-95 Born in Halifax, NS
Bill Jones OF 1911-12 Born in Hartland, NB
“Sad” Sam Jones P 1914-35 Played in Sydney in the mid 19-Oughts
Deacon Jones 1B 1962-63, 66 Played for Truro (H&D League)
Steve Korcheck C 1954-55, 58-59 Played for Kentville (H&D League)
Joe Krakauskas P 1937-42, 46 Played in Halifax Defence League
Jack Kubiszyn SS/3B 1961-62 Played for Kentville (H&D League)
Ty LaForest 3B/OF/SS 1945 Born in Edmundston, NB
Fred Lake C/1B/OF 1891, 97-98, 1910 Born in Cornwallis, NS
Jack Lamabe P 1962-68 Played for Stellarton (H&D League)
Bill Lee P 1969-82 Played for Moncton (NB Senior League)
Rick Lisi RF 1981 Born in Halifax, NS
Ralph Lumenti P 1957-59 Played for Truro (H&D League)
Ken MacKenzie P 1960-65 Played for Truro (H&D League)
Bill Magee P 1897-99 Born in New Brunswick
Phil Marchildon P 1940-42, 45-50 Played in Halifax Defence League
Bill Marshall SS/3B/2B 1931, 34 Played for Sydney Mines (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Gordon Massa C 1957-58 Played in H&D League
Lee McElwee 3B/RF/2B 1916 Played in Halifax City Pro League
Art McGovern C 1905 Born in Saint John, NB
Fred Mcguire 1922-23, 28-31 Played for Glace Bay, Dominion/New Waterford (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Jim McKeever C/RF 1884 Born in Saint John, NB
Larry McLean C/1B/OF 1901, 03-04, 06-15 Born in Fredericton, NB
Bill Merritt C/1B 1890-99 Played for Saint John Shamrocks (NB League)
Lennie Merullo SS 1941-47 Played for New Waterford (Cape Breton Colliery) in 1937
Moe Morhardt 1B 1961-62 Played for Stellarton (H&D League)
Henry Mullin CF 1884 Born in Saint John, NB
Danny Murphy P/OF 1960-62, 69-70 Played for Truro (H&D League)
John O’Brien 2B 1891, 93, 95-97, 99 Born in Saint John, NB; played for Saint John Shamrocks (NB League)
Bill O’Neil OF 1904, 06 Born in Saint John, NB
Bill Oster P 1954 Played for Liverpool (H&D League)
Henry Oxley CF 1884 Born in Covehead, PE
Phil Page P 1928-30, 34 Played in Nova Scotia Pro League
Bill Phillips 1B 1879-88 Born in Saint John, NB
Jim Riley 2B/1B 1921, 23 Born in Bayfield, NB
Michael Saunders OF 2009-present Summered in Gander, NL as a child (father’s hometown)
Patrick Scanlan LF 1884 Born in Halifax, NS
Sonny Senerchia 3B/OF/SS 1952 Played for Middleton (H&D League)
Merle Settlemire P 1928 Played for Sydney (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Frank Sexton P/LF/2B 1895 Played for Saint John Shamrocks (NB League)
Rollie Sheldon P 1961-62, 64-66 Played in H&D League
Vince Shields P 1924 Born in Fredericton, NB
Charlie Small OF 1930 Played for Sydney (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Pop Smith 2B/SS 1880-91 Born in Digby, NS
Al Spanger OF 1959-71 Played for Halifax Cardinals (H&D League)
Bill Spanswick P 1964 Played for Clark’s Habour
Matt Stairs OF/1B 1992-2011 Born in Saint John, NB
Joe Stripp 3B/1B 1928-38 Played in Nova Scotia Pro League
Dave Stenhouse P 1962-64 Played for Kentville (H&D League)
Hal Stowe P 1960 Played for Halifax (H&D League)
Jim Sullivan P 1891, 95-98 Played for Saint Johns (NB League)
Joe Sullivan SS/OF/2B 1893-96 Played for Saint Johns (NB League)
Art Swanson P 1960 Played for Liverpool (H&D League)
Eddie Turchin SS/2B/3B 1943 Played for Dominion (Cape Breton Colliery League)
Howard Wakefield C 1905-07 Played for Halifax Socials (NS Pro League)
Dale Willis P 1963 Played in H&D League
George Wood LF 1880-92 Born in Pownal, PE
Billy Zitzmann OF 1919, 25-29 Played for Dominion (Cape Breton Colliery League)