The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Talking Sports: Nebraska baseball, MLB has co-existed

 

Once upon a time, I could be transfixed for hours by the Baseball Encyclopedia or Baseball Almanac. Now the information once housed in those enormous volumes can be found at our fingertips on the internet.

I spent some time recently scanning through all the players born in Nebraska who have played in the major leagues. It's a long list but most of them seem to be from back east – Lincoln and Omaha are well represented. The Panhandle not so much. It's a population thing of course. The odds are significantly better that a player would be from the east.

Only one man born in Cheyenne County...



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