Why is highschool baseball superior in Southern California over Northern California?
@Cool- I'm not saying NorCal doesn't have skills. Rather, I'm saying SoCal has produced far more and better players than NorCal.
I don't have a list, either, but this is what I have from the top of my dome.
-The Boone Brothers
Most of the players whom you named are nobodies. It seems as though you merely put EVERY SINGLE player from the Nor Cal on the list. I didn't do that. Rather, I put only the ones people have heard of.
- ML [is] (COOL)Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
off the top of my head this is my list. sorry if i miss sum1
Bill "Spaceman" Lee
Ernie Lombardi was born in Oakland. Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez, CA.
Joe Morgan was born in Texas but was raised in Oakland. Does that count?
Jimmy Rollins from Alameda
And Dontrelle Willis.
CC Sabathia - Vallejo
Doug Davis - Walnut Creek/Concord
Jermaine Dye - Vacaville
Joe Ferguson - San Jose
Joe Kmak - Serra HS
Bill Pecota - Sunnyvale
and the list goes on................Source(s): Bay Area has skills
- Corey (Go Dubs!)Lv 79 years ago
The biggest reason is that Southern California has a much larger population. There are about 22 mil people in SoCal and we only have about 14 mil in NoCal so it's not a big surprise. There are quite a few very good major league players from up here though, including CC Sabathia, Dustin Pedroia, and Jimmy Rollins I see you claimed Troy Tulowitzki on the SoCal list, but he is actually from Northern California...nice try Matt.
- ConnorLv 69 years ago
It's like hockey. Why is hockey so much more popular in Canada? Why are most of the best college baseball teams from the south? In southern California, players can play year round, which makes them better players, whereas they can only really play during half the year in northern california. Because of the state's population, these schools are really good at baseball. As a result, they start recruiting the best players from nearby. When Southern California players are already better than Northern California players, and then you add on recruitments on top of that, the Southern part of the state is going to be a lot better than the Northern part.
- xscout9094Lv 69 years ago
Population is probably the biggest reason. The California schools have a lot more players to pick from. There is just a lot more competition to even make a teams roster. Southern California has better weather too. Players there can play in two or three different leagues at different times of the year. More playing time in competitive games means that players can develop skills faster.