The numbers on the map roughly indicate how many active major league players were born in each state.
California (218) easily leads the way producing nearly twice as many players as runner-up Texas (116).
However, the Southeast corner of the country remains a baseball hotbed, in particularly Florida (104) and Georgia (38).
The great state of Illinois (34) has churned out the most players in the Midwest, including a number from the Chicagoland area: Brian Bogusevic, Peter Bourjos, Tim Byrdak, Jason Frasor, Christian Friedrich, Tom Gorzelanny, Curtis Granderson, Luke Gregorson, Jason Kipnis, George Kontos and Adam Rosales.
The Pacific Northwest also appears to be fertile grounds including current Cub Darwin Barney and former-Cub Kevin Gregg from Oregon (12). The state of Washington (19) gives us Tim Lincecum, Jon Lester, Travis Buck and Michael Brantley to name a few.
What catches your eye on the map?