The independent league game is a fascinating mix of desire and reality.
To make the Major League’s or the top of any profession is not easy. And when digging into the absolute pinnacle of success and what drives that can and will produce stories that can motivate and inspire.
Independent baseball’s roots date back to the late 1930’s. And in all those years, there’s still this mystery around what the Indy’s are all about, who is the greatest of all-time, how many leagues make up this unaffiliated mix?
It doesn’t necessarily get the press it deserves, but those diehard fans know what’s going on!
This was not easy but I tried to find players who started in the independent leagues and made it all the way to the show.
The players and names you will recognize: (MLB stats followed by Indy stats) – All provided by Baseball Reference: