Baseball In Arkansas Firsts

First player born in Arkansas: Chick Carroll, 1884

First American League player born in Arkansas: Harry Kane, 1902

First National League player born in Arkansas: Harry Kane, 1906

First Arkansan pitcher: Harry Kane

First player from an Arkansas college: Chuck Tompkins, 1912

First win by an Arkansas: 1905, Harry Kane

First homerun by an Arkansan: 1908, Boss Schmidt

First professional team in Arkansas: Little Rock Baseball Club, 1895

First Hall of Famer from Arkansas: Dizzy Dean, inducted in 1953

First Arkansan with a 20-win season: Lon Warneke, 1931

First Arkansan with a 200 strikeout season: 2002, A.J. Burnett

First Arkansan with a 30 homerun season: 1976, Rick Monday