Have you ever been watching a sports game and thought to yourself, “Man, what is in the water where these guys are from?” Well, we can’t answer what is in the water but we can tell you where they’re drinking their water.
The guys over at Area Vibes took a look at where the most American professional athletes hail from. They collected player information from Sports-Reference.com sites related to baseball, football, basketball, and hockey to determine pro athlete birth states and cities. They then compared the number of players by state per 100,000 residents and by city per 10,000 residents.
“Based on the data, Washington, D.C, has produced the greatest number of professional baseball, basketball, hockey, and football players (a little over 53 athletes per 100,000 residents). You might be familiar with some of these players, such as Indianapolis Colts quarterback and 2012 NFL draft first overall pick Andrew Luck. There’s also the 2013-14 NBA League MVP Kevin Durant, who is now enjoying the Pacific Coast as a member of the Golden State Warriors.”