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South Dakota in the house

So I'm just checking out the A's roster trying to learn a little something about the new guys to wow my seatmates at the game.... And I notice the A's have THREE players from South Dakota:  Ellis, Foulke, Duchscherer.   "What are the chances of that?" I wondered.  Well... turns out, if the baseball almanac website is up to date... the A's have all three active major league ballplayers from South Dakota.  Three.

Which brings me to another little thing I noticed, both on the roster and at the park... I suspect the A's have the least diverse team in major league baseball.  One Dominican.  One African American.  One Hawaiian of Japanese decent.  And Chavie (from L.A) and Hernandez who is from Miami (but I didn't look up his family history).  No Venezuelans (I miss Marco too).  No Puerto Ricans.  The A's have only eight players from the states contributing the most players to modern baseball California, Texas, and Florida -which also happen to be the most diverse states.  Four Californians (L.A., Orange, and Lakewood).  Two Texans.  Two Floridians (Miami).

I'm not accusing anyone of anything... but I'm just saying...

 

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