Redheads in baseball

With two redheads in consideration for the No. 1 pick in baseball's June amateur draft, the Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow wonders: "Why aren't there more redheaded baseball players?" True, there aren't a ton of them, but baseball has seen a number of carrot-tops over the years. Here are a handful you might remember for one reason or another. Some for their success on the field, some for their bright hair.

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Rusty Staub played from 1963-1985 and was a six-time All-Star. He was nicknamed "<span class="st">Le Grand Orange" for his red hair. <br></span>
Rusty Staub
Rusty Staub played from 1963-1985 and was a six-time All-Star. He was nicknamed "Le Grand Orange" for his red hair.
Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young winner, has played for the Blue Jays and Phillies (shown here as a Blue Jay in 2004). He's not as red today as he was in his younger days.
Roy Halladay 2004
Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young winner, has played for the Blue Jays and Phillies (shown here as a Blue Jay in 2004). He's not as red today as he was in his younger days.
Wade Boggs (shown here in 1986) played from 1982-1999 with the Red Sox, Yankees and Rays. He's a Hall of Famer who won five batting titles and was a 12-time All-Star.
Wade Boggs 1986
Wade Boggs (shown here in 1986) played from 1982-1999 with the Red Sox, Yankees and Rays. He's a Hall of Famer who won five batting titles and was a 12-time All-Star.
Red Schoendienst (shown here in 1953) is a Hall of Famer and 10-time All-Star who played from 1945-1963 and later managed the Cardinals.
Red Schoendienst 1953
Red Schoendienst (shown here in 1953) is a Hall of Famer and 10-time All-Star who played from 1945-1963 and later managed the Cardinals.
Boog Powell (shown here in 1970) played from 1961-1977 for the Orioles, Indians and Dodgers. He won an MVP award and two World Series.
Boog Powell 1970
Boog Powell (shown here in 1970) played from 1961-1977 for the Orioles, Indians and Dodgers. He won an MVP award and two World Series.
Bert Blyleven played from 1970-1992 for the Twins, Angels and Pirates. He won two World Series and is a Hall of Famer.
Bert Blyleven
Bert Blyleven played from 1970-1992 for the Twins, Angels and Pirates. He won two World Series and is a Hall of Famer.
Rick Sutcliffe (shown here in 1984) played from 1976-1984. He was a Cy Young winner and Rookie of the Year.
Rick Sutcliffe 1984
Rick Sutcliffe (shown here in 1984) played from 1976-1984. He was a Cy Young winner and Rookie of the Year.
Dan Gladden (shown here in 1990) played in the MLB from 1983-1993 and won two World Series with the Minnesota Twins.
Dan Gladden 1990
Dan Gladden (shown here in 1990) played in the MLB from 1983-1993 and won two World Series with the Minnesota Twins.
Rex Hudler (shown here in 1996) played from 1984-1998 for Angels, Expos and Cardinals, among others.
Rex Hudler 1996
Rex Hudler (shown here in 1996) played from 1984-1998 for Angels, Expos and Cardinals, among others.
Chris Shelton (shown here in 2006) played from 2004-2009 for the Tigers, Rangers and Mariners. He was nicknamed "Big Red" and "Orange Crush."
Chris Shelton 2006
Chris Shelton (shown here in 2006) played from 2004-2009 for the Tigers, Rangers and Mariners. He was nicknamed "Big Red" and "Orange Crush."
Bobby Kielty (shown in 2006) played from 2001-2007 and won a World Series with the Boston Red Sox.
Bobby Kielty
Bobby Kielty (shown in 2006) played from 2001-2007 and won a World Series with the Boston Red Sox.
Ryan Dempster (shown in 2004) has played since 1998 for the Marlins, Cubs and now Boston Red Sox. He's a two-time All-Star.
Ryan Dempster 2004
Ryan Dempster (shown in 2004) has played since 1998 for the Marlins, Cubs and now Boston Red Sox. He's a two-time All-Star.
Freddie Freeman (shown here in 2011) has been with the Atlanta Braves since 2010.
Freddie Freeman 2011
Freddie Freeman (shown here in 2011) has been with the Atlanta Braves since 2010.
Todd Coffey (shown here in 2012) has played in the big leagues since 2005 with the Brewers, Reds and the Dodgers. He's currently a free agent while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Todd Coffey 2012
Todd Coffey (shown here in 2012) has played in the big leagues since 2005 with the Brewers, Reds and the Dodgers. He's currently a free agent while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Tommy Hanson (shown here in 2013) has played with the Braves and Angels since arriving in MLB in 2009.
Tommy Hanson 2013
Tommy Hanson (shown here in 2013) has played with the Braves and Angels since arriving in MLB in 2009.
Justin Turner (shown here in 2013) has been in MLB since 2009 and currently plays for the New York Mets.
Justin Turner 2013
Justin Turner (shown here in 2013) has been in MLB since 2009 and currently plays for the New York Mets.

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