New Jersey’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 New Jersey so was one of the greatest Yankees ever and one of the best young players in the game.

 

All-Time Players

Position Players

Goose Goslin, OF

Goose Goslin

Salem, NJ

Teams: Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers

Awards: 1968 Hall of Fame inductee, 1-time All-Star

 

Derek Jeter, SS

Derek Jeter

Pequannock, NJ

Teams: New York Yankees

Awards: 1996 AL Rookie of the Year, 14-time All-Star, 5-time All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner, 2000 All-Star MVP, 2000 World Series MVP,

 

Joe Medwick, OF

Joe Medwick

Carteret, NJ

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Boston Braves

Awards: 1968 Hall of Fame inductee, 1937 NL MVP, 10-time All-Star

 

Pitchers

Don Newcombe, RHP

Don Newcombe

Madison, NJ

Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians

Awards: 1949 NL Rookie of the Year, 1956 CY Young, 1956 NL MVP, 4-time All-Star

 

Active Players

Position Players

Todd Frazier, 3B

Todd Frazier

Point Pleasant, NJ

Teams: Cincinnati Reds

Awards: 2-time All-Star

 

Jason Heyward, OF

Jason Heyward

Ridgewood, NH

Teams: Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 1-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove winner

 

Mike Trout, OF

Mike Trout

Vineland, NJ

Teams: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Awards: 2012 AL Rookie of the Year, 2014 AL MVP, 4-time All-Star, 2014 & 2015 All-Star MVP

 

 

All places of birth based on baseballreference.com

 

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