* Charlie Jones 1992
First North Carolina native to star in big leagues. Born Benjamin Wesley Rippay, or Rippy. Changed name after moving to Indiana to live with uncle named Jones. Flamboyant player, nicknamed Knight of the Limitless Linen. Played for Cincinnati, Chicago, and Boston in National League, 1876–1880. Led NL in home runs, runs scored, and runs batted in, 1879. On June 10, 1880, became first major league player to hit two home runs in one inning. Involved in salary dispute with Boston in 1880. Suspended and eventually blacklisted by NL. Did not play again until 1883. Played for Cincinnati, New York, and Kansas City in the American Association, then a major league, through the 1888 season. Ended big league career with .299 batting average. Umpired for several years. Born 1850, Alamance County. Died June 6, 1911.