Saturday, July 20, 2024

Home Grown: NL East

MLB players who played for their hometown teams:


Wally Joyner:  Braves:  2000

Matt Olson:  Braves:  2022 - Present

Marquis Grissom:  Braves:  1995 - 1996

Mack Jones:  Braves:  1966 - 1967

Chris Hammond:  Braves:  2002

Jeff Francoeur:  Braves:  2005 - 2009, 2016

Andre Dawson:  Marlins:  1995 - 1996

Alex Fernandez:  Marlins:  1997, 1999 - 2000

Joe Torre:  Mets:  1975 - 1977

Ken Singleton:  Mets:  1970 - 1971

Bobby Bonilla:  Mets:  1992 - 1995, 1999

John Franco:  Mets:  1990 - 2001, 2003 - 2004

Paul Lo Duca:  Mets:  2006 - 2007

Lee Mazzilli:  Mets:  1976 - 1981, 1986 - 1989

Bucky Walters:  Phillies:  1934 - 1938

Del Ennis:  Phillies:  1946 - 1956


*There are probably more Mets.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Home Grown: NL Central

MLB players who played for their hometown teams:


Dick Bartell:  Cubs:  1939

Pete Rose:  Reds:  1963 - 1978, 1984 - 1986

Barry Larkin:  Reds:  1986 - 2004

Bill Doran:  Reds:  1990 - 1992

Ron Oester:  Reds:  1978 - 1990

Jerry Reuss:  Cardinals:  1969 - 1971

Bernard Gilkey:  Cardinals:  1990 - 1995

Bob Purkey:  Pirates:  1954 - 1957, 1966

Neil Walker:  Pirates:  2009 - 2015

Jim Gantner:  Brewers:  1976 - 1992

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Home Grown: NL West

Players who played for the MLB teams in their hometowns:





Willie McGee:  Giants:  1991 - 1994

Eddie Murray:  Dodgers:  1989 - 1991, 1997

Duke Snider:  L.A. Dodgers:  1958 - 1962

Brett Butler:  Dodgers:  1991 - 1994, 1995 - 1997

Darryl Strawberry:  Dodgers:  1991 - 1993

Eric Davis:  Dodgers:  1992 - 1993

Bob Ojeda:  Dodgers:  1991 - 1992

Hubie Brooks:  Dodgers:  1990

Ken Landreaux:  Dodgers:  1981 - 1987

Graig Nettles:  Padres:  1984 - 1986

Adrian Gonzalez:  Padres:  2006 - 2010

Kevin Mitchell:  Padres:  1987



Ted Williams:  Padres (PCL):  1936 - 1937

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Home Grown: AL West

MLB players who represented their native cities:

 




Michael Lorenzen:  Angels:  2022

Mark Trumbo:  Angels:  2010 - 2013

Dennis Eckersley:  A's:  1987 - 1995

Dave Stewart:  A's:  1986 - 1992, 1995

Jermaine Dye:  A's:  2001 - 2004

Glenn Burke:  A's:  1978 - 1979

Michael Bourn:  Astros:  2008 - 2011

Craig Reynolds:  Astros:  1979 - 1989

Chris Martin:  Rangers:  2018 - 2019

John Olerud:  Mariners:  2000 - 2004

Ken Phelps:  Mariners:  1983 - 1988

Mike Jackson:  Astros:  2001