great teams, New Jersey boasts a number of baseball legends.
Many of these players have been enshrined in the New
Jersey Sports Hall of Fame.
major leaguers are New Jerseyans as well. The most prominent
player on that list is 2000 All-Star Game and World Series
MVP Derek Jeter. The Yankees shortstop was born in Pequannock.
He won the 1996 Rookie of the Year as well as three World
notable New Jersey players include New York Mets ace Al Leiter.
The Toms River native is a two-time All-Star who threw the
first no-hitter in Florida Marlins history. He has won three
World Series titles.
Sean Casey of the Cincinnati Reds is an All-Star with a .310
Rookie of the Year Eric Karros of Hackensack is the Los Angeles
Dodgers all-time leading home-run hitter. He is third on the
all-time Dodger homer list (including Brooklyn and Los Angeles.)
Milwaukee Brewers Jeffrey Hammonds of Scotch Plains batted
.414 in the 1992 Olympics for Team USA.
a state without a major league team, New Jersey has quite an
impressive baseball history. As the game progresses, baseball's
birthplace will continue to produce many more of the outstanding
players and moments in our national pastime.
Hall of Fame of NJ - Baseball Inductees