Five Major League Baseball Players Who Come From Our Area
It’s time once again to play ball. The 2016 Baseball season is officially underway, and over 700 Major League players are taking the field. They come from all over the U.S. and countries around the world. But how many who have played in the bigs have come from our area? Here’s a list of the Top 5.
It takes a lot to make it to the Majors. Millions of kids dream of playing in a big league game, stepping up to the plate, or taking the field in one of the 30 Major League Ballparks across America. But only a few actually get that chance. Here’s a list of the top five players who have had their chance in The Show, and who are from our area.
Matt Barnes- Danbury, CT.
Matt Barnes was born in Danbury, Connecticut. Barnes was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 2014, with the Boston Red Sox. He also pitched for Bethel High School.
Eric Scribner- New Milford, CT.
Evan Scribner was born in New Milford. He played baseball at Central Connecticut State University. Scribner begins 2016 on the disabled list for the Seattle Mariners.
Charlie Morton- Redding, CT.
Charlie Morton wasn’t born in Connecticut, but Morton played baseball at Joel Barlow High School in Reading and graduated from there in 2002. The former Pittsburgh Pirate begins 2016 with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Jason Dellaero- Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
Jason Dellaero was born in 1976, in Mount Kisco, New York. Dellaero was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 7, 1999, with the Chicago White Sox.
Joe Lahoud- Danbury, CT.
Joe Lahoud was born in Danbury, Connecticut. Lahoud was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 10, 1968, with the Boston Red Sox. Joe played for 10 season with the Red Sox, Brewers, Angels, Rangers, and Royals.