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Arkansas' Connection to 136 Hall of Famers

This page is for collecting every National Baseball Hall of Fame player with a connection to Arkansas. Though most involve spring training, the connection can be nearly anything, from spending your honeymoon in Arkansas to playing with a local team. However, merely playing a game or exhibition game in Arkansas does not count.

This list is a work in progress.

NameArkansas Connection
Pete Alexander Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Cap Anson Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Ed Barrow Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Jake Beckley Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Cool Papa Bell Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Roger Bresnahan ) Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Lou Brock Born in El Dorado, AR.
Mordecai Brown Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Jim Bunning Played for Little Rock Travelers (1953-1954)
Jesse Burkett Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Roy Campanella Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Max Carey Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Frank Chance Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Happy Chandler Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Oscar Charleston Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Jack Chesbro Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Fred Clark Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
John Clarkson Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Mickey Cochrane Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Jimmy Collins Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Charlie Comiskey Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Stan Coveleski Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Sam Crawford Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Joe Cronin Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Kiki Cuyler Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
George Davis Trained in Hot Springs, AR.
Dizzy Dean Born in Lucas, AR, Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Bill Dickey Went to high school in Searcy, AR, Played for Little Rock Travelers (1925-1926, 1928, 1947).
Joe DiMaggioTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Larry Doby Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Bobby DoerrTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Barney DreyfussTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Hugh Duffy Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Leo Durocher Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Billy EvansTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Johnny Evers Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Buck Ewing Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Red Faber Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Bob Feller Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Rube Foster Worked at Restaurant in Hot Springs, AR
Jimmie Foxx Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Charlie Gehringer Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Josh Gibson Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Goose Goslin Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Rich "Goose" Gossage Son went to University of Central Arkansas
Hank Greenberg Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Clark Griffith Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Burleigh Grimes Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Lefty Grove Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Chick Hafey Played with the Fort Smith Twins (1920).
Jesse Haines Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Billy HamiltonTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Ned Hanlon Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Bucky Harris Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Gabby HartnettTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Harry HeilmannTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Rickey HendersonLived in Pine Bluff, AR
Pete HillTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Harry HooperTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Rogers HornsbyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Waite HoytTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Carl HubbellTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Miller HugginsTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Monte IrvinTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Travis JacksonBorn in Waldo, AR
Fergie JenkinsPlayed with the Arkansas Travelers (1963-1965)
Hughie JenningsTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Ban JohnsonRegularly visited in Hot Springs, AR
Judy JohnsonTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Walter JohnsonTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Addie JossTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Willie KeelerTrained in Hot Springs, AR
George KellBorn in Swifton, AR
Joe KelleyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
King KellyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Kenesaw M. LandisTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Freddie LindstromManaged the Fort Smith Giants
John Henry 'Pop' Lloyd*Trained in Hot Springs, AR
Al LopezTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Connie MackTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Biz MackeyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Mickey MantleSpent Honeymoon in Hot Springs, AR
Heinie ManushTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Rabbit MaranvilleTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Rube MarquardTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Joe McCarthyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Tommy McCarthyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Joe McGinnityTrained in Hot Springs, AR
John McGrawTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Bill McKechnieTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Bid McPheeTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Johnny MizeTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Stan MusialTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Mel OttTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Satchel PaigeTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Herb PennockTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Eddie PlankTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Cumberland PoseyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Old Hoss RadbourneTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Sam RiceTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Branch RickeyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Eppa RixeyTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Brooks RobinsonBorn in Little Rock, AR
Jackie RobinsonTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Wilbert RobinsonTrained in Hot Springs, AR
'Bullet' Joe RoganTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Red RuffingTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Babe RuthTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Ray SchalkTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Frank SeleeTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Al SimmonsTrained in Hot Springs, AR
George SislerTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Hilton SmithTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Billy SouthworthTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Albert G. SpaldingTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Tris SpeakerPlayed with the Little Rock Travelers, AR (1908)
Casey StengelTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Bill TerryTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Joe TinkerTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Cristobal TorrienteTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Pie TraynorTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Dazzy VanceTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Arky VaughanBorn in Clifty, AR
Rube WaddellTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Honus WagnerTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Bobby WallaceTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Ed WalshTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Paul WanerTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Zack WheatTrained in Hot Springs, AR
J. L. WilkinsonTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Smokey Joe WilliamsTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Vic WillisTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Hack WilsonTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Jud WilsonTrained in Hot Springs, AR
Cy YoungTrained in Hot Springs, AR



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