Nebraska’s Best Baseball Players

For a lot of people where we come from is a point of pride. When we meet someone who hales from the same place as us there is often a sense of comradery. If you were born and raised in Nebraska you have one of the greatest pitchers and one of the best contact hitters of all-time.

 

All-Time Players

Position Players

Richie Ashburn, OF

Richie Ashburn

 

Tilden, NE

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets

Awards: 1995 Hall of Fame inductee, 6-time All-Star

 

Wade Boggs, 3B

Wade Boggs

Omaha, NE

Teams: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Awards: 2005 Hall of Fame inductee, 12-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove winner

 

Sam Crawford, OF

Sam Crawford

Wahoo, NE

Teams: Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers

Awards: 1957 Hall of Fame inductee

 

Pitchers

Pete Alexander, RHP

Pete Alexander

Elba, NE

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1938 Hall of Fame inductee

 

Bob Gibson, RHP

Bob Gibson

Omaha, NE

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1981 Hall of Fame inductee, 1968 NL MVP, 1968 & 1970 NL CY Young, 9-time All-Star, 9-time Gold Glove winner, 1964 & 1967 World Series MVP

 

Gregg Olson, RHP

Gregg Olson

Scribner, NE

Teams: Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers

Awards: 1989 AL Rookie of the Year, 1-time All-Star

 

Active Players

Position Players

Alex Gordon, OF

Alex Gordon

Lincoln, NE

Teams: Kansas City Royals

Awards: 3-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

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