I was kicking around Baseball-Reference‘s birth sites and, after some sorting, made a minor discovery: If Derek Jeter plays 150 games this season, he’ll have played more games in the majors than any other New Jersey-born player.
(Full chart is here.)
Of course, Jeet grew up in Michigan, but it’s no secret that he spent summers with his grandparents in the Garden State. He’s already got the hits record, and if he plays just another year or two, he could pretty much own every mark on this list — except for years. Kid Gleason’s pretty much got that one locked up, unless Jeter makes it all the way to 42 or 43.