Jermaine Allensworth

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Jermaine Allensworth
Center fielder
Born: (1972-01-11) January 11, 1972 (age 47)
Anderson, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 23, 1996, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
May 29, 1999, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average.260
Home runs15
Runs batted in114

Jermaine Lamont Allensworth (born January 11, 1972) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played four seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1996 until 1999, for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets.

Allensworth was the California Angels' 15th round selection and 422nd overall selection of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign with them.[1] He instead attended Purdue University, where he was a Big Ten Conference All-Star in 1993. He was drafted 34th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates that year, with whom he signed.

He was an All-Star in the Pacific Coast League in 1996, leading to a promotion to the majors, where he batted .262 in 61 games with the Pirates. He played two more seasons with the Pirates before being traded to the Kansas City Royals, then sent to the New York Mets, where he finished his career.

After his major league career, Allensworth continued to play in the minor leagues. After being released by the Atlanta Braves following the 2002 season, he spent a year away from professional baseball. In 2004, he joined the independent Northern League, where he played for five seasons, most recently for the Schaumburg Flyers in 2008. In 2007, he led the Gary SouthShore RailCats to the League Championship.[2]

Allensworth was portrayed by Tracy Morgan in a sketch on a 1997 episode of Saturday Night Live.[3]


  1. ^ Baseball Reference page for 1990 draft, round 15
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  3. ^ "SNL Transcripts: Rob Lowe: 04/12/97: Perspectives". Retrieved 2009-01-02.

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