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Nebraska’s Best Baseball Players

For a lot of people where we are 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. Below is a list of the best players born in the state of Nebraska.


  1. Pete Alexander – Elba, NE
  2. Pete Alexander
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    116.0 73 696 599 373 208 2.56 5190 437 90 32 1851 1476 951 2198 8.3% 1.12

  3. Wade Boggs – Omaha, NE
  4. Wade Boggs
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    91.4 132 2440 10740 9180 1513 3010 578 61 118 1013 24 35 1412 745 .328 .415 .443 .858

  5. Bob Gibson – Omaha, NE
  6. Bob Gibson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    81.8 78 528 482 251 174 2.91 3884.1 255 56 6 1420 1258 1336 3117 19.4% 1.19

  7. Sam Crawford – Wahoo, NE
  8. Sam Crawford
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    74.8 140 2385 10037 9054 1298 2821 440 287 89 1446 346 30 730 104 .312 .364 .453 .817

  9. Richie Ashburn – Tilden, NE
  10. Richie Ashburn
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    63.9 115 2189 9736 8365 1322 2574 317 109 29 586 234 92 1198 571 .308 .396 .382 .778

  11. Mel Harder – Beemer, NE
  12. Mel Harder
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG ShO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    48.1 90 582 433 223 186 3.80 3426.1 181 25 23 1714 1447 1118 1160 7.8% 1.41

  13. Alex Gordon – Lincoln, NE
  14. Alex Gordon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    36.6 103 1703 7066 6228 852 1609 353 26 186 738 113 45 666 1498 .258 .339 .413 .752

  15. Ron Hansen – Oxford, NE
  16. Ron Hansen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    24.0 93 1384 4961 4311 446 1007 156 17 106 501 9 14 551 643 .234 .320 .351 .672

  17. Johnny Hopp – Hastings, NE
  18. Johnny Hopp
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    22.9 115 1393 4804 4260 698 1262 216 74 46 458 128 1 464 378 .296 .368 .414 .782

  19. Billy Southworth – Harvard, NE
  20. Billy Southworth
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
    21.0 112 1191 4927 4359 661 1296 173 91 52 561 138 85 402 148 .297 .359 .415 .773

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