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Arkansas in Foreign Baseball

This page is for Arkansas in Foreign Baseball Leagues.

Japan

The following is a list of Arkansas-born players to play professional baseball in Japan:

NameBirthDeathTeamsLeague
Carl Boles10/31/1934 in Center Point, AR Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (1966-1968), Nishitetsu Lions (1969-1971)Pacific
Willie Davis4/15/1940 in Mineral Springs, AR3/9/2010 in Burbank, CAChunichi Dragons (1977), Crown Lighter Lions (1978)Central, Pacifc
Leon McFadden4/26/1944 in Little Rock, AR Hanshin Tigers (1972)Central
Bryant Nelson1/27/1974 in Crossett, AR Fukuoka Daeie Hawks (2003)Pacific
Aaron Pointer4/19/1942 in Little Rock, AR Nishitetsu Lions (1970-1972)Pacific
Gene Stephens1/20/1933 in Gravette, AR Chunichi Dragons (1966) Central


The following is a list of players who schooled in Arkansas and played professional baseball in Japan:

NameBirthDeathSchoolTeamsLeague
Johnny Ray3/1/1957 in Chouteau, OK ArkansasYakult Swallows (1991-1992Central
Matt Whiteside8/8/1967 in Charleston, MO Arkansas StateYokohama Bay Stars (2003)Central


Cuba

The following is a list of Arkansan-born players to play professional baseball in Cuba:

NameBirthDeathTeamsLeague
Solly Drake10/23/1930 Marianoa (1956-1959) Caribbean Series
Hal Smith6/1/1931 in Barling, AR Marionoa (1956-1957) Caribbean Series


Canada

The following is a list of Arkansas-born players to play professional baseball in Canada (not including Montreal Expos or Toronto Blue Jays):

NameBirthDeathTeamsLeague
Sammy Drake10/7/1934 in Little Rock, AR1/27/2010 in Los Angeles, CACarman Cardinals (1954)Mandak
Solly Drake10/23/1930 Elmwood Giants (1949-1950)Mandak
Andy Porter3/7/1911 in Little Rock, AR Winnipeg Buffaloes (1950), Carman Cardinals (1953) Mandak


Mexico

The following is a list of Arkansas-born players to play professional baseball in Mexico:

NameBirthDeathTeamLeague
John Barfield
Jesse Gonder
Napoleon Gulley
Roy Johnson
Kevin Lomon
Booker McDaniels
Nate Moreland
Bryant Nelson1/27/1974 in Crossett, AR
Art Pennington
Andy Porter3/7/1911 in Little Rock, AR
Marquis Riley?
Theolic Smith


The following is a list of players schooled in Arkansas to play professional baseball in Mexico:

NameBirthDeathSchoolTeamLeague
Kit Pellow


Korea

The following is a list of players schooled in Arkansas to play professional baseball in Korea:

NameBirthDeathSchoolTeamLeague
Bubba Carpenter7/23/1968 in Dallas, TX ArkansasHyundai Unicorns (2000)Korean Baseball Organization
Kit Pellow ArkansasLotte (2005)Korean Baseball Organization


Italy

The following is a list of Arkansas-born players to play professional baseball in Italy:

NameBirthDeathTeamsLeague
Bryant Nelson1/27/1974 in Crossett, AR Romini (2011)Italian


Venezuela

NameBirthDeathTeamsLeague
Aaron Pointer4/19/1942 in Little Rock, AR Caracas (1963)Venezuela Winter League