Coco's LA roots extend to Oakland

Coco Crisp, OF, Athletics
Hometown
: Los Angeles

Coco Crisp is a Californian through and through. He played third base at Inglewood High School outside Los Angeles, played college ball at L.A.'s Pierce Junior College, and now, of course, roams center field for the A's in the East Bay.

As a kid, Crisp participated in Major League Baseball's RBI program, and in 2006, he was inducted into the RBI League Hall of Fame. He is also a Pierce Junior College Hall of Famer.

Crisp comes from a family of athletes. His dad, Loyce, is a former amateur boxer. Crisp's mom, Pamela, is a former championship sprinter. His grandpa is a member of the U.S. Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame. And his sister, Sheileah, is a professional figure skater.

Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.