Mobile - City of Homeruns

Mobile, Alabama is the city with the most prolific homerun hitters in baseball, one of the top defensive shortstops and one of the best pitchers in the history of baseball. It must be the water.

Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama. So was his brother Tommie. No brother combination has hit more homeruns than the Aarons, though Hank accounts for 755 of them. Henry began his career playing in the Negro Leagues.

Willie McCovey was a Giants first baseman born in Mobile, Alabama. He slugged 521 homeruns. McCovey was four years younger than Aaron and had the opportunity to play high school ball with Mobile Central High School. When Aaron went to high school they had no baseball.

Another Hall of Famer Billy Williams was born in Whistler, Alabama, which is a suburb of Mobile. Williams slugged 426 homeruns. That is 1702 homeruns among three players.

Add in Ozzie Smith who was born in Mobile. No shortstop has ever played the position better on the defensive side of the field. He moved to Los Angeles when he was six, playing in Watts.

Cleon Jones, Amos Otis and Juan Pierre are three other major league players born in Mobile.

The pitcher who was born in Mobile? Satchel Paige.

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