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.