Four former Greensboro Hornets looking for fifth World Series title

Posted by Andy Durham on October 7, 2009 at 2:30 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Good article on the front page of the USA Today today with Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, all former Greensboro baseball players going for their fifth World Series crown as the playoffs get going today.

These four former Greensboro players have made quite a name for themselves since they pulled out of the parking lot on Yanceyville and Lindsey Streets.

Click Here to catch it all from USA Today.

A Greensboro sample from the USA Today:
“They aren’t keeping us here just to keep us here,” Jeter says. “We have to perform. I grew up with these guys in the minor leagues. It’s one thing to play 17 years. It’s another to play that long with the same guys. If we win, it’d be something I’d remember for the rest of my life.”

Pettitte and Posada were drafted in 1990, the year Rivera was signed as a free agent; Jeter was the team’s first-round pick in the 1992 draft. The group followed similar paths through the minor leagues in places such as Greensboro, N.C., and Prince William County, Va., but they didn’t become a foursome until 1994, when they were on the Yankees’ Class AAA team in Columbus, Ohio. In 1996, all but Posada were regulars on the Yankees team that won the team’s first World Series title since 1978.


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