From SABR member Derek Bain at Seamheads.com on July 24, 2017:
Upon the conclusion of the 2017 World Baseball Classic (the fourth iteration of the tournament which began in 2006), I started to wonder how the rosters would have looked in previous years. Using stricter rules for roster construction (basing all rosters on birthplace alone, 20-year periods between tournaments and additional stipulations outlined in the Methodology section below), I assembled regional teams and organized the players and lineups.
The complete set of Retro WBC rosters along with every ballplayer listed by birthplace (grouped by cities and states/countries) can be found here.
Read the full article here: http://seamheads.com/blog/2017/07/23/baseball-birthplaces-and-the-retro-world-baseball-classic/
Originally published: July 24, 2017. Last Updated: July 24, 2017.