Baseball State by State

Major and Negro League Players, Ballparks, Museums and Historical Sites


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About the Book

Offering a fresh approach to the familiar concept of all-time baseball teams, this exhaustive work ranks more than 2,500 players by state of birth and includes both major league and Negro League athletes. Each chapter covers one state and opens with the all-time team, naming a top selection for each position followed by honorable mentions. Also included are all-time stat leaders in nine categories—games, hits, average, RBI, home runs, stolen bases, pitching wins, strikeouts and saves—a brief overview of the state’s baseball history, notable player achievements, historic baseball places to see, potential future stars, a comprehensive list of player nicknames, and the state’s all-time best player.

About the Author(s)

A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Chris Jensen regularly contributes baseball articles to and has been published in Elysian Fields Quarterly and the Yankees 2011 Annual Yearbook.

Bibliographic Details

Chris Jensen
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 384
Bibliographic Info: 60 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6895-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9128-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  viii
Foreword by Peter Golenbock  1
Preface  3
Alabama  7
Alaska  15
Arizona  18
Arkansas  21
California  27
Colorado  44
Connecticut  47
Delaware  52
District of Columbia  55
Florida  58
Georgia  66
Hawaii  73
Idaho  75
Illinois  78
Indiana  88
Iowa  100
Kansas  105
Kentucky  111
Louisiana  119
Maine  126
Maryland  129
Massachusetts  137
Michigan  147
Minnesota  155
Mississippi  161
Missouri  167
Montana  177
Nebraska  179
Nevada  184
New Hampshire  186
New Jersey  190
New Mexico  197
New York  201
North Carolina  216
North Dakota  223
Ohio  225
Oklahoma  238
Oregon  246
Pennsylvania  249
Rhode Island  265
South Carolina  269
South Dakota  277
Tennessee  280
Texas  285
Utah  296
Vermont  299
Virginia  302
Washington  308
West Virginia  313
Wisconsin  317
Wyoming  324
Appendix 1: Canada  327
Appendix 2: The 100 Greatest Players of All Time  333
Source Notes  335
Bibliography  349
Index  353

Book Reviews & Awards

“it’s the kind of book you could open to any page and learn 10 fascinating things”—Baseball America; “there are many fine baseball resource books to keep close at hand and Chris Jensen has added another…the breadth of information is impressive”—; “Jensen’s new book is one of the most thorough compilations of lists you’ll ever see. The result is a truly remarkable compilation of baseball knowledge, ranging from the well-known to incredibly obscure”—Brew Crew Ball; “very well done”—ARBA.