Bain: Baseball birthplaces and the retro World Baseball Classic

From SABR member Derek Bain at 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.

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Originally published: July 24, 2017. Last Updated: July 24, 2017.