The state of the Little League World Series claims 39 baseball players, including Stan Musial (1/23/56), left, Jon Matlack (6/12/67) and Terry Francona (7/12/76).
Bobby Fischer (1/20/58) was the first of seven chess prodigies from Brooklyn. Fifteen more chess kings (of 68 total) came from New York, which has the most of any state.
Jousting is the official sport of Maryland, which generated the only two practitioners of the knightly art—Karen Class (11/18/68) of Fallston and Mike Virts (11/25/74) of Jefferson.
Thirty-two baseball FACES have come from the state where Babe Ruth hit his first pro home run, in 1914, including Little Leaguer Ted Williams (6/6/60) of Charlotte, who was a pitcher.