Best baseball Players from Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines are one the NCAA's most storied and highly prestigious collegiate programs across all major sports, with the school continuously producing several marquee talents that have since risen to superstardom throughout the course of history in numerous esteemed competitions.

Competing in the always competitive Big 10 Conference, which frequently features some of the best talent in all of college sports, the Michigan Wolverines have long since established themselves as one the NCAA's most decorated programs through their prior years of national championship success and recognizable star prospects.

The Wolverines have just recently claimed their 12 th National title in football as well as bolstering several memorable rosters through their basketball program which has also enjoyed national title success back in 1989.

The team has garnered a widespread amount of fandom throughout the state of Michigan as well as other nationwide fans who have since adored the team's do-or-die attitude that has since distinguished this program as one of the top destinations for any upcoming young athlete.

Alongside their success on the hardwood and gridiron, the Wolverines have enjoyed numerous monumental stints on the diamond which has included two national title winning seasons back in 1953 and 1962 respectfully, as well as ten Conference championships and eight appearances in the College World Series.

Given their numerous years of success and title ambitions, Michigan has produced its fair share of sublime talents who have gone onto enjoy hall of fame caliber careers at the highest level of professional baseball, with some of whom even carving their name into MLB folklore following their stellar career of active playing.
After heading to Michigan in the early 1980s to play under legendary head coach Bo Schembechler, Larkin quickly established himself as the star face of the team that enjoyed two tremendous World Series playoff berths in 1983 and 1984 which up until their recent appearances in 2019 and 2022 was the final World Series appearances for the Wolverines.

Larkin was a dominant force at Shortstop as he was named Big Ten player of the Year in 1984 and 1985, as well as having his fabled number 16 jersey retired by the program in 2010.

Following a brief spell in the minor leagues, Larkin arrived in the MLB and played his entire career for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 until 2004, where he established himself as one of the best players in franchise history.

While the Reds may not be amongst the top favorites to win the World Series this upcoming season according to the latest MLB lines, they would taste great success in 1990 as Larkin played a pivotal role on the team that would claim their fifth World Series title in franchise history.

Larkin would finish his career as a 12-time All-Star, a 1995 National League MVP and earned a deserved Baseball Hall of Fame induction in 2012 with his number 11 jersey also being retired by the Reds.
An athlete who was certainly Michigan through and through, the late great Charlie Gehringer became an icon in the maize and blue despite only playing one year at college where he helped the Wolverines achieve a perfect 10-0 season and a Big Ten title.

It seemed only inevitable that the Michigan native would also sign with the Detroit Tigers and enjoy a hall of fame career that spanned 19 seasons from 1924 until 1942.

Much like Larkin, Gehringer would also win a championship with the Tigers in 1935 as well as winning league MVP two years later, with the accomplished second baseman also notching six all-star selections and finishing his career with 2,839 career hits.

Gehringer's astounding play and continuous dominance would ensure that he would earn a deserved spot in the Baseball hall of fame in 1949 as well as his number two jersey also being retired by the Tigers, which was the team that he spent his entire professional career a part of.
Sisler was an icon of Michigan baseball during the 1910s and quickly established himself as one of the game's most sought after prospects.

His tenure with the Wolverines was marred by injury woes but during his playing time on the diamond, 'Gorgeous George' was nothing short of a phenomenon as it became apparent that he would be a mainstay at the pro level.

Sisler signed with the St. Louis Browns in 1915 and enjoyed other successful stints with the Washington Senators and Boston Braves as well as a returning run with the Browns where he would act as a player/manager.

Sisler would be named as American League MVP in 1922 and claimed two separate batting champion titles in 1920 and 1922 before hanging up the boots in 1930.

His accolades at both college and professional level were doubly merited as he was named as a part of the inaugural baseball hall of fame class in 1939, leaving his name etched in the history books as a true pioneer of the game.