Mark McGwire

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Jose Canseco

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Rickey Henderson

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Ben Grieve

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Jason Giambi

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Nolan Arenado

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Troy Tulowitzki

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Charlie Blackmon

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Modesto's baseball teams boast two 500-homer club members: Reggie Jackson and Mark McGwire; four on the major league "All Century Team: Jackson, McGwire, Joe Morgan and Rickey Henderson; five Hall of Fame members: Morgan, Jackson, Rollie Fingers, Sparky Anderson and Tony LaRussa; six MVPs: Morgan, Jackson, Fingers, Henderson, Jose Canseco and Jason Giambi; and one Cy Young Award Winner: Fingers.

- Source: The Modesto Bee


Link: Former Modesto Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Link: Modesto Nuts Official Website

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They Played Here?

Modesto's baseball team has had any number of players who have gone on to fame in Major League Baseball. Some of them are well known, others are less so. The best-remembered names are as follows, attached to their time period in Modesto. This is not everyone, but it does include names that most readers might remember if they have followed baseball at all.


Modesto Reds: 1946 – 1961

1953 - Bob Roselli
1959 - Pedro Gonzalez
1961 - Jim Brenneman

Modesto Colts: 1962 – 1964

1963 - Joe Morgan

Modesto Reds: 1963 – 1974

1966 - Rollie Fingers
1966 - Reggie Jackson
1966 - Joe Rudi
1968 - Pedro Borbon
1968 - Ted Simmons
1970 - Jose Cruz
1973 - Angel Torres

Modesto A’s: 1975 – 2004

1976 - Jose Camacho
1977 - Rickey Henderson
1981 - Mike Gallego
1981 - Chuck Hensley
1981 - Curt Young
1984 - Jose Canseco
1984 - Mark McGwire
1985 - Walt Weiss
1986 - Lance Blankenship
1987 - Mike Bordick
1993 - Jason Giambi
1993 - Scott Spiezio
1993 - Miguel Tejada
1997 - Mario Encarnacion
1998 - Tim Hudson
1999 - Eric Byrnes
2003 - Nick Swisher
2004 - Nelson Cruz
2004 - Andre Ethier

Modesto Nuts: 2005 – Present

2005 - Ubaldo Jimenez
2006 - Troy Tulowitzki
2007 - Dexter Fowler
2007 - Eric Young
2009 - Nolan Arenado
2010 - Chad Bettis
2010 - Charlie Blackmon
2010 - Corey Dickerson
2010 - Juan Nicasio

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