Last year, a total of 1,480 players (based on Wikipedia) were on the 26-man roster in the Major League (ML), and they came from 25 countries.스포츠토토
Those from the United States accounted for the most with 1057 (71.4%). It was followed by the Dominican Republic (171) and Venezuela (106). Korean players include Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto), Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh), Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego), Park Hyo-joon (27, Atlanta), Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh), and Robert Leff, an American born in Seoul. Snyder (32, Boston, Korean name Kim Jeong-tae) was ranked 11th with 6 people.
Then, which high school produced the most major leaguers of all time? Unexpectedly, it was not a school in the United States.
According to Stadium Talk, an American online media outlet, the high school from which the most major league players have graduated so far has been Santo Domingo High School located in the Dominican Republic. The school has produced 59 big leaguers in total.
The most famous of these is Pedro Martinez (52), a former Boston pitcher who was inducted into the Major League Hall of Fame. He debuted in the big leagues in 1992 and played 18 seasons, posting an outstanding record of 219 wins and 100 losses with a 2.90 ERA. His older brother, Ramon Martinez (55), also graduated from the same school, and left a mark in the major leagues with a career record of 135 wins, 88 losses and an ERA of 3.67 over 14 seasons.
The high school that produced the second largest number of major leaguers is also in the Dominican Republic. So far, 37 big leaguers have come out of San Pedro de Macoris High School. The representative player is Semi Sosa (53), who occupied the 600th home run (609) in the big league career. Sosa, who made his major league debut in 1989, spent his heyday with the Chicago Cubs and continued his career for 18 years. Alfonso Soriano (47), who was famous as a shortstop for the Cubs and New York Yankees, is also from the same school.
The third place was taken by Fremont High School in California, USA. The school has produced 25 major leaguers. The main player is Eric Davis (61). He debuted in the major leagues in 1984 with Cincinnati, and last played 17 years with San Francisco in 2001. He was a two-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove, two-time Silver Slugger Award, and also enjoyed the joy of winning the World Series in Cincinnati in 1990. After his retirement, he was inducted into the Cincinnati Club’s Hall of Fame.
4th place was also Polytechnic High School in California, USA with 19 big leaguers. Tony Gwynne, who passed away in 2014, is a representative example. Called the greatest altercation hitter in major league history, he debuted in 1982 and played the big leagues for 20 years until retiring at the end of the 2001 season. He is also known as a San Diego one-club man. Participating in a total of 2440 games, he recorded a career batting average of 0.338, 135 homers and 1138 RBIs.
Which high school produced the most major league players in Korea? So far, a total of 26 Koreans have stepped on the big league stage, and Gwangju Ilgo recorded the most. Seo Jae-eung (46), Kim Byung-hyeon (44), Choi Hee-seop (44), and Kang Jeong-ho (36), four players played in the major leagues. Shinil High School (Bong Joong-geun, Kim Hyeon-su), Busan High School (Baek Cha-seung, Choo Shin-soo), Dongsan High School (Ryu Hyun-jin, Choi Ji-man), Gyeonggi High School (Oh Seung-hwan, Hwang Jae-gyun), and Yatap High School (Kim Ha-seong, Park Hyo-jun) each produced two big leaguers, and 12 schools including Gongju High School (Park Chan-ho) produced two big leaguers. was one person each.