Baseball players involved in politics

With the millions of dollars that baseball players get paid, you’d think there would be a good sizable list of players who contribute to their presidential candidate of choice. There’s not. In fact, there are only two current major league players who contributed to a presidential candidate this year. Derek Lee and John Smoltz. Here’s the full list of current and former players that gave money this year.

Barack Obama:

  • Derek Lee (Chicago Cubs first baseman): $4,600
  • Charles Steiner (Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster): $2,300

Mitt Romney:

  • Dale Murphy (former Atlanta Brave outfielder, future Hall of Famer): $2,100
  • John Smoltz (Atlanta Brave pitcher, future Hall of Famer): $2,300

Chris Dodd:

  • Bud Selig (MLB commissioner): $2,000

Source: I searched every major league team in the “employer” section of

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14 years ago

Dale Murphy a future Hall of Famer? Hmmmm… That’s about as unlikely as Mitt Romney being elected president.

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