I'm in Amarillo Texas today on business. Surely I can get a blog post out of this. Well I did but it's not as interesting as I'd hoped it would be. Amarillo is about as far from Houston as I can get and still be in Texas. How many major league players were born here?Turns out, according to baseball-reference.com, none.
Current Royals manager Trey Hillman was born here in 1963. Although he played three years in the minors (1985-1987) he never made it to the bigs.
If Victor Black makes it to the majors, he'll be the first Amarillo player to do so.
Black was the #1 draft pick for the Pirates in 2009. He played in single A ball last year, posting a 1-2 record with 1 save in 13 games. He doesn't seem to have any stats so far in 2010.