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    Rod Carew

    Rod Carew

    Rodney Cline "Rod" Carew (born October 1, 1945) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, second baseman and coach. He played from 1967 to 1985 for the Minnesota Twins and the California Angels and was elected to the All-Star game every season except his last. In 1991, Carew was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. While Carew was never a home run threat (hitting fewer than 100 career home runs), he made a career out of being a consistent contact hitter. He threw right-handed and batted left-handed. Carew is a Zonian and was born to a Panamanian mother on a train in the town of Gatún, which, at that time, was in the Panama Canal Zone. The train was racially segregated; white passengers were given the better forward cars, while non-whites, like Carew's mother, were forced to ride in the rearward cars. When she went into labor, a physician traveling on the train, Dr. Rodney Cline, delivered the baby. In appreciation for this, Mrs. Carew named the boy Rodney Cline Carew. At age 14, Carew and his family immigrated to the United States and settled in the Washington Heights section of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Although Carew attended George Washington
    8.83
    6 votes
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    Hugh Duffy

    Hugh Duffy

    Hugh Duffy (November 26, 1866 – October 19, 1954) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball player. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. Duffy, born in Cranston, Rhode Island, was a textile mill worker who had taken up baseball as a semipro for weekend diversion. He played a couple years of minor league ball in the New England League before jumping to the majors, starting up in the league's initial season of 1886, and playing on clubs in Hartford, Springfield and Salem, as well as the Lowell Massachusetts team in 1887. Duffy entered the National League with Cap Anson's Chicago White Stockings in 1888 after receiving an offer of $2,000 from the club. Anson initially was unimpressed with the 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 150 pound Duffy, telling him, "We already have a batboy." He shortly thereafter earned the reputation of an outstanding outfielder and powerful hitter. Duffy ended up replacing Billy Sunday as the team's regular right fielder. He switched leagues, joining the American Association's Boston Reds in 1891; he then returned to the NL with the Boston Beaneaters in 1892, where he enjoyed his best seasons. Playing in Boston from 1891 through 1900, Duffy knocked in 100
    8.17
    6 votes
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    Joel Skinner

    Joel Skinner

    Joel Patrick Skinner (born February 21, 1961 in La Jolla, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and former third base coach of the Cleveland Indians. Skinner was dismissed effective with the end of the 2009 season on September 30, 2009. He is the son of Bob Skinner, a National League outfielder in the 1950s and '60s. He was the former bench coach for the Oakland Athletics. Skinner is the current manager of the Charlotte Knights. At Mission Bay High School in San Diego, Joel Skinner played baseball and water polo. He was drafted immediately following his senior year and was the first player taken in the free-agent compensation draft. Skinner spent six seasons managing in the Indians minor league system from 1995–2000. In those seasons he compiled a record of 448–333 (.574) and took his team to the playoffs in five of the six seasons. Skinner was named to the coaching staff of the Cleveland Indians on November 10, 2000, succeeding Jim Riggleman as third base coach. He was named interim manager of the Tribe on July 11, 2002 after Charlie Manuel was let go in a contract dispute. At the time, Skinner was the youngest manager in the major leagues, at age 41. He skippered
    8.00
    6 votes
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    Frank Robinson

    Frank Robinson

    Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935) is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He played from 1956 to 1976, most notably for the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles. He is the only player to win league MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues. He won the Triple crown, was a member of two teams that won the World Series (the 1966 and 1970 Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the time of his retirement (he is currently ninth). Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Robinson was the first African-American hired to serve as manager in Major League history. He managed the Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, compiling a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. Robinson attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, California, where he was a basketball teammate of Bill Russell. During the off-season while playing for the Reds in the late 1950s, he attended Xavier University in Cincinnati. Robinson had a long and successful playing career. Unusual for a star in the era before
    8.60
    5 votes
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    Bryan Price

    Bryan Roberts Price (born June 22, 1962, in San Francisco, California) is a Major League Baseball pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds. He was also a Minor League Baseball pitcher. Price is known for his ability to speak Spanish to help communicate with Latino players. He pitched in the California Angels and Seattle Mariners organization for five seasons compiling a record of 31-19 with a 3.74 ERA in 90 games, 75 for starts. Price was the Seattle Mariners' pitching coach from 2001-2006. Price earned USA Today Baseball Weekly's Pitching Coach of the Year Award in 2001 after leading that staff to the American League ERA title with a 3.54 mark, an improvement of almost one run per game from the previous season. Price was the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach until May 7, 2009 when he resigned after manager Bob Melvin was replaced by A.J. Hinch. Price was named Major League Coach of the Year by Baseball America in 2007 after his D-backs staff posted a 4.13 ERA, fourth best in the National League, on the way to the National League Championship Series. He also worked for the Philadelphia Phillies as a minor league consultant. On October 17, 2009, Price was named the new pitching
    8.40
    5 votes
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    Bill Burwell

    William Edwin Burwell (March 27, 1895 - June 11, 1973) was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Browns (1920–21) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1928). Born in Jarbalo, Kansas, Burwell fashioned a lengthy post-pitching career as a minor league manager and major league pitching coach. He worked in the latter role for the Boston Red Sox (1944) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1947–48; 1958–62). Burwell was acting manager of the Pirates for the final game of the 1947 season, after player-manager Billy Herman resigned as manager with one game remaining. Under Burwell, the Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 7-0. While working as pitching coach for the Class B Davenport Pirates of the Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League in 1949, Burwell was instrumental to the development of pitcher Vern Law, teaching him how to change speeds and throw the change-up. Law later cited Burwell as the coach who most helped him during his time in the minor leagues. Burwell died at age 78 in Ormond Beach, Florida and is buried nearby Daytona Beach, Florida.
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Tony Cloninger

    Tony Lee Cloninger (born August 13, 1940 in Cherryville, North Carolina), is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves (1961–68), the Cincinnati Reds (1968–71), and the St. Louis Cardinals (1972). He batted and threw right-handed. A power pitcher, Cloninger compiled a career 113-97 record with 1,120 strikeouts and a 4.07 ERA in 1,767.2 innings pitched. He enjoyed his best year for the 1965 Braves, with career highs in wins (24), strikeouts (211), ERA (3.29), complete games (16), innings (279) and games started (40). Regarded as a tough fireball pitcher, Cloninger also was a dangerous power hitter. He compiled a career batting average of .192, with 67 RBI and 11 home runs, including five in the 1966 season. On July 3, 1966, in a Braves 17-3 win over the Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Cloninger helped his team's cause with two grand slams and nine RBIs. Cloninger became the first player in the National League, and only pitcher to date, to hit two grand slams in the same game. Cloninger finished his career pitching with Cincinnati and St. Louis. After retiring, he served as a bullpen coach for the New York Yankees
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Juan Samuel

    Juan Samuel

    Juan Milton Samuel (born December 9, 1960 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a retired second baseman who spent sixteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Philadelphia Phillies (1983–1989), New York Mets (1989), Los Angeles Dodgers (1990–1992), Kansas City Royals (1992, 1995), Cincinnati Reds (1993), Detroit Tigers (1994–1995) and Toronto Blue Jays (1996–1998). A three-time National League (NL) All-Star, he appeared in the 1983 World Series with the Phillies. He served as interim manager for the Baltimore Orioles during the 2010 MLB season. He is currently the third base coach for the Phillies. In a 16-season playing career, Samuel was a .259 hitter with 161 home runs and 703 RBI in 1720 games Samuel was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980. A three-time All-Star, Samuel earned National League Rookie of the Year honors from The Sporting News in 1984, when he tied for the NL lead with 19 triples and placed second with 72 stolen bases setting a MLB rookie record (broken by Vince Coleman the following season). In 1987, Samuel became the first player in major league history to reach double figures in doubles,
    9.25
    4 votes
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    Gene Tenace

    Fury Gene Tenace ( /ˈtɛnɨs/; born Fiore Gino Tennaci; October 10, 1946), better known as Gene Tenace, is an Italian-American former professional baseball player and current coach in Major League Baseball. He was a catcher and first baseman from 1969 through 1983. Tenace was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics from Valley High School in Lucasville, Ohio and played for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw right-handed. Tenace was one of the top catchers of his era and won the 1972 World Series Most Valuable Player Award. He was known for his power, especially versus right-handed pitching. Tenace was selected in baseball's first entry draft, being taken in the 20th round of the 1965 Major League Baseball Draft by the then Kansas City Athletics. Tenace made his major league debut for Oakland on May 29, 1969 against the Detroit Tigers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum where he went 0–4 with 2 strikeouts in a 8–4 Oakland loss. He hit the first home run of his career on June 6, 1969 at Tiger Stadium against Earl Wilson of the Detroit Tigers. He finished the 1969 season with a .158 batting average, 1 home run and 2
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Dave McKay

    Dave McKay

    David Lawrence McKay (born March 14, 1950 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian former major league baseball player and a longtime coach at the MLB level, currently the 1st base coach for the Chicago Cubs. As an active player, he was an infielder for the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays (where he was a played for maiden edition of the Jays as an expansion team) and the Oakland Athletics. He is the father of Cody McKay. McKay signed as an amateur free agent with the Minnesota Twins on June 20, 1971, and worked his way through the Twins minor league organization. McKay made his Major League Baseball debut on August 22, 1975, hitting a home run in his first at-bat against Vern Ruhle of the Detroit Tigers in a 8-4 victory. McKay appeared in 35 games with the Twins, hitting .256 with 2 HR and 16 RBI. He spent the majority of the 1976 season in the minor leagues, but McKay did appear in 45 games with Minnesota, batting .203 with 0 HR and 8 RBI. On November 5, the Twins left McKay unprotected at the 1976 MLB expansion draft, and he was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays. McKay was the Blue Jays starting third baseman for their first ever game on April 7, as the Canadian born
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Dino Ebel

    Dino A. Ebel (born March 20, 1966 in Barstow, California) is a former minor league baseball player and manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers who is currently the third base coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Ebel attended San Bernardino Valley College. He was drafted in the 27th round (365th overall) of the 1986 amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, but elected to attend Florida Southern College, where he was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division II championship squad. Ebel signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as a free agent, and was named the Gulf Coast League Player of the Year in his 1988 season with the rookie-level GCL Dodgers. He was promoted to single-A Vero Beach in 1989, and was a member of the 1990 Florida State League champion squad. In 1991, Ebel was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque where he served as a utility player. During the 1989, 1990 and 1991 off seasons, Ebel also played in the Australian Baseball League with the Dodgers Australian affiliate the Adelaide Giants. In 1991 he served as a player–coach for the single-A Bakersfield Dodgers, a position he held until 1994. He served as a player–coach for the high-A San Bernardino Spirit in 1995,
    9.00
    4 votes
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    Chuck Hernandez

    Carlo Amado "Chuck" Hernandez (born November 11, 1960 in Tampa, Florida) is a coach in Major League Baseball. He has served as pitching coach for the California Angels (1993–96), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004–05), and Detroit Tigers (2006–08). In 2009, he served as the bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians, but was fired along with Manager Eric Wedge and the rest of the staff at the season's end. Hernandez is currently the pitching coach for the GCL Phillies. Prior to his coaching career, he played in the New York Yankees minor league system from 1979 to 1983. He also played part of the 1983 season in the Chicago White Sox system. A broken arm that year ended his playing career.
    5.86
    7 votes
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    Don Cooper

    Donald James Cooper (born January 15, 1957) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and the current pitching coach of the Chicago White Sox. He attended Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School (class of 1974) and New York Institute of Technology. Cooper was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 17th round of the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft. After the 1980 season, he was selected by the Minnesota Twins from the Yankees in the Rule 5 draft. Cooper played for the Twins in 1981 and 1982, before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Dave Baker. After 1983, Cooper was traded to the Yankees for a minor league player. He signed with the Athletics for the 1986 season, appearing only in the minor leagues. In 44 MLB games (3 starts) spread over 4 seasons, Cooper compiled a 1-6 record, with a 5.27 ERA. Cooper has worked in the White Sox organization since 1988, when he served as a minor league pitching coach for the Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks. He also served as pitching coach for the Single-A Advanced Sarasota White Sox from 1989 through 1991 and the Double-A Birmingham Barons in 1992. He became the White Sox minor league pitching coordinator from 1993 through 2002, aside
    6.67
    6 votes
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    Don Mattingly

    Don Mattingly

    Donald Arthur "Don" Mattingly (born April 20, 1961) is a professional baseball first baseman, coach, and manager. Mattingly is currently the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "The Hit Man" and "Donnie Baseball", he played for the New York Yankees during his 14-year playing career. Mattingly graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, Indiana, and was selected by the Yankees in the amateur draft. Debuting with the Yankees in 1982 after three seasons in minor league baseball, Mattingly emerged as the Yankees' starting first baseman after a successful rookie season in 1983. Mattingly was named to the American League (AL) All-Star team six times. He won nine Gold Glove Awards, three Silver Slugger Awards, and was the 1985 AL Most Valuable Player. Mattingly served as captain of the Yankees from 1991 through 1995, when he retired as a player. Returning to the Yankees as a coach in 2004 for manager Joe Torre, he followed Torre to the Dodgers in 2008, and succeeded him as the Dodgers' manager in 2011. The Yankees retired his uniform number after his retirement, and he has received consideration for induction to the National Baseball Hall of
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Gary Pettis

    Gary George Pettis (born April 3, 1958, in Oakland, California) is the current first base coach of the Texas Rangers. Prior to coaching, he spent eleven seasons as a center fielder in Major League Baseball. Pettis was selected in the 6th round of the 1979 draft by the Angels, and played minor league baseball for the Salinas Spurs of the class "A" California League in 1980, then the Holyoke Millers of the double "A" Eastern League in 1981. In 1982, Pettis was promoted to the California Angels, where he played the first six seasons of his career. After the 1987 season, Pettis went on to play two seasons with the Detroit Tigers, 1988 through the following season of 1989. After two years with Detroit, Pettis joined the Texas Rangers for two seasons 1990-91. Pettis finished his career in the major leagues in 1992. The 1992 season saw Pettis play for two different teams. After leaving the Texas Rangers, Pettis joined the San Diego Padres for the 1992 season but ended that season back in Detroit with the Tigers. During his career, Pettis consistently hit for low averages and was known for striking out often, but he performed extremely well on defense, earning five Gold Glove Awards. He
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Bobby Ramos

    Bobby Ramos

    Roberto "Bobby" Ramos (born November 5, 1955, in Havana, Cuba) is a retired Major League baseball player who played parts of six seasons in the majors with the Montreal Expos and New York Yankees. During his playing career, Ramos was a catcher. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 7th round of the 1974 amateur draft and made his debut with Montreal on September 26, 1978, in a 5 - 3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, going 0-for-1 in the game. In 1982 he was traded to the Yankees for fellow catcher Brad Gulden. Six months later the Expos purchased his contract from the Yankees and Ramos found himself back in Montreal, where he finished his career. He played his final major league game on September 9, 1984, again against the Phillies, and was released by the Expos on March 28, 1985. Ramos was a minor league manager in the Rays' system from 1997 to 1999. Ramos is currently the bullpen coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. Due to illness, Stan Boroski fills in for Ramos at times.
    6.50
    6 votes
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    Mickey McDermott

    Maurice Joseph "Mickey" McDermott Jr. (April 29, 1929 – August 7, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. Mickey McDermott was the third son of Maurice McDermott Sr., a police officer and former minor league baseball player. Maurice, replaced at first base on the Hartford Senators in the Eastern League by Lou Gehrig, had determined one of his three sons would grow up to be a baseball player and fulfill his dream, though his first-born son, Jimmy, died at the age of seven and his second son, Billy, was born with deformed legs. McDermott started playing first base, his father's position, until his coach at St. Mary's Grammar School noticed that his ball had a natural curve when thrown. By the time he was playing in the parochial school league for St. Patrick's High, he was averaging twenty strikeouts per game. McDermott played for the semi-pro Ferrara Trucking Company at the age of 13 against adults and some major league baseball players moonlighting to pick up some extra money. He went to his first tryout, also at the age of 13, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mule Haas, a scout for the Dodgers, said that he wanted to sign McDermott, but because of his age it
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Gerald Perry

    Gerald June Perry (born October 30, 1960 in Savannah, Georgia) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1983 to 1995 for the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. Perry was selected to the 1988 National League All-Star team. In 1993 he tied a St. Louis Cardinal single-season club record with 24 pinch hits, and in 1995 he became the Cardinals' all-time pinch-hit leader with 70th Cardinal pinch hit. Perry was hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners from 2000–2002, the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2003–2005, the Oakland Athletics in 2006, and the Chicago Cubs from 2007 until he was fired on June 13, 2009. The Cubs replaced him with Von Joshua. In 2011, the Athletics re-hired him as batting coach and let go after the season ended. In 2012 he is in the hitting coach for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox.
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Rene Lachemann

    Rene George Lachemann (born May 4, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is a former coach, catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. Lachemann served as the first manager in the history of the Florida Marlins (1993–96) and also skippered the Seattle Mariners (1981–83) and Milwaukee Brewers (1984). In 2012, he will serve his fifth consecutive season as a coach with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Pacific Coast League, AAA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The son of a hotel chef, he is the youngest of three brothers to enjoy long careers in professional baseball: Marcel Lachemann is a member of the Los Angeles Angels' front office and a former pitcher, coach and manager in the major leagues, and Bill is a longtime skipper and instructor in the Angels' farm system. Rene served as a batboy for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1959–62, graduated from Dorsey High School, and attended the University of Southern California. He signed a bonus contract with the Kansas City Athletics in 1964, where he joined other young players such as Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan, with whom he would have a lasting professional association. Lachemann, a right-handed hitter, played only one full season in
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Harold Baines

    Harold Baines

    Harold Douglas Baines (born March 15, 1959 in Easton, Maryland) is a former right fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for five American League teams from 1980 to 2001. He is best known for his three stints with the Chicago White Sox, the team on which he now serves as coach. He ranked 7th in AL history in games played (2,830) and 10th in runs batted in (1,628) upon his retirement. Noted as well for his power hitting in clutch situations, he is tied for 7th in AL history in grand slams (13), 4th in 3-home run games (3), and tied for 7th in major league history in walk-off home runs (10). Baines batted over .300 eight times and hit .324 in 31 career postseason games, topping the .350 mark in five separate series. A six-time All-Star, he led the AL in slugging average in 1984. He held the White Sox team record for career home runs from 1987 until Carlton Fisk passed him in 1990; his eventual total of 221 remains the club record for left-handed hitters, as do his 981 RBI and 585 extra base hits with the team. His 1,652 games as a designated hitter are a major league record, and he held the mark for career home runs as a DH (236) until Edgar Martínez passed
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Jim Lefebvre

    Jim Lefebvre

    James Kenneth (Jim) Lefebvre (born January 7, 1942) is a former second baseman, third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. Lefebvre, the 1965 National League Rookie of the Year, was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1962. In 1965, his rookie year, he hit .250 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI. Lefebvre was named to the All-Star Game in 1966. He also played four seasons in Japan, from 1973 until 1976, for the Lotte Orions. He was a big league manager from 1989–1993, and then again in 1999. Lefebvre was formerly the hitting coach for the San Diego Padres. He became the first player to have won a World Series (1965 Dodgers) and a Japan Series (1974 Lotte Orions). In 1965, he was part of an infield for the Dodgers that consisted of four players who were switch-hitters. The others were Jim Gilliam, Wes Parker, and Maury Wills. In addition to managing, Lefebvre has spent time coaching in the Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, and San Diego Padres organizations. He also coached the China National Baseball Team (Olympics) in 2005, the 2006 World Baseball Classic, and 2008 Olympics. He is also a spokesman for Vemma vitamin
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Rich Dauer

    Rich Dauer

    Richard Fremont Dauer (born July 27, 1952 in San Bernardino, California), is a former professional baseball player who played with the Baltimore Orioles primarily as an infielder from 1976-85. He played in two World Series with the Orioles. After high school, Dauer went to community college and played for the Indians of San Bernardino Valley College. Later, he transferred to the University of Southern California, where he was an All-American and helped the Trojans win the 1973 and 1974 College World Series. He is currently the third base coach for the Colorado Rockies. Dauer participated in the 1979 World Series, when his Orioles, after defeating the California Angels in four games, 3-1, in the 1979 American League Championship Series, lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games. He also participated in the 1983 World Series, also known as the "The I-95 Series." Rich Dauer holds two American League single season fielding records for a second baseman, including 86 consecutive errorless games and 425 straight errorless chances, both set in 1978. Dauer is one of the few baseball players to have won a College World Series and an MLB World Series. In addition, he is also one of the
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Chip Hale

    Walter William "Chip" Hale (born December 2, 1964, in San Jose, California) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and third baseman and current coach for the Oakland Athletics. He is an alumnus of the University of Arizona. Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1987 MLB amateur draft, Hale would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Twins on August 27, 1989, and appear in his final game on October 2, 1997. Chip Hale is associated with one of the most memorable bloopers in baseball history. On May 27, 1991, while playing for the AAA-level Portland Beavers, he hit a deep fly ball to right where outfielder Rodney McCray attempted to catch the ball and ran through the wall. For the 2006 Major League Baseball season, Hale served as a coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks under manager Bob Melvin. Before coaching in the majors, Hale was manager of the Diamondbacks' AAA affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders for three seasons. Under Hale's leadership the minor league Sidewinders finished the regular season with a record of 91-53, a new franchise record; and Hale was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year. In 2009, Hale was hired to be the
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Moose Stubing

    Lawrence George Stubing (born March 31, 1938 in Bronx, New York) is an American professional baseball scout, and a former minor league manager and Major League Baseball third-base coach. Stubing attended high school in White Plains, New York, before signing his first professional contract in 1956. A first baseman and outfielder, he threw and batted left-handed, stood 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and weighed 220 lb (100 kg). His playing career consisted of just five pinch-hit at-bats with the California Angels in the 1967 season. He was a longtime fixture as a minor league player from 1956–1969 in the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York/San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Angel organizations before his brief callup in 1967, hitting .283 with 192 home runs in 1,410 games. He then became a manager in the minor leagues in the Angels' farm system, and in 1984, his Edmonton Trappers became the first Canadian team to win the Pacific Coast League championship. Stubing later became a coach with the Angels, and when Cookie Rojas was fired in 1988, he took over as manager and finished out the season, losing the final eight games. After his coaching career, he scouted for the Angels through
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Dave Jauss

    David Patrick Jauss (born January 16, 1957) is an American professional baseball scout who has also been a coach for a number of Major League teams and a minor league manager. In November 2011, he was named to the Pittsburgh Pirates' professional scouting staff. In his most recent MLB coaching assignment, he was the 2010 bench coach for the New York Mets, wearing number 56. Jauss attended school at Amherst College, where he was a teammate to future Red Sox G.M. Dan Duquette. He was the captain of both the baseball and basketball teams at Amherst. He also received a B.A. in psychology and a M.S. in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jauss served as the head baseball coach at Westfield State College from 1982–84, and then Atlantic Christian College from 1985–87. In 1988 when Dan Duquette became the Montreal Expos director of player development, Jauss was hired by field coordinator Jerry Manuel as a Manager for the Expos Minor league baseball system. Between 1988 and 1994, Jauss managed the Gulf Coast Expos, West Palm Beach Expos, and Harrisburg Senators. He compiled a record of 188–151 in that role and was named the Eastern League Manager of the Year in
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    5 votes
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    Rafael Belliard

    Rafael Belliard

    Rafael Leonidas Belliard Matias (born October 24, 1961, in Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic) is a retired Major League Baseball shortstop who played in the Major Leagues from 1982 to 1998 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves. He was a member of Atlanta's 1995 World Series winning team. He is currently the infield coach for the Detroit Tigers. Belliard signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1980 and made his Major League debut as a pinch runner against the New York Mets on September 6, 1982. It was not until 1986 that Belliard became a regular in the Pirates' lineup, batting .233 in 117 games. He remained a versatile yet seldom used player until 1990, when he left Pittsburgh and signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves. Belliard arrived in Atlanta just as the team was emerging as a National League powerhouse. The team made World Series appearances in 1991 and 1992 before finally winning the championship in 1995. Though he had appeared in only 75 games that season, Belliard played shortstop in all six of Atlanta's World Series games. Belliard made his final Major League appearance on April 9, 1998, in a 4 - 3 Braves win over the
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Dave Anderson

    Dave Anderson

    David Carter Anderson (born August 1, 1960, in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former shortstop/third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1983–89, 1992) and San Francisco Giants (1990–91). He made his major league debut on May 8, 1983, and played his final game on October 3, 1992. Anderson was a member of the Dodgers team that won the 1988 World Series. He was on-deck as a decoy to pinch-hit for the pitcher before manager Tommy Lasorda brought in the injured Kirk Gibson who went on to win the game with one of the most dramatic home runs in World Series history. Anderson was the manager for the 1994 Jamestown Jammers of the single A short season New York-Penn League. He led the team to a 42–32 record finishing in first place in the Stedler Division and losing in the playoff semi-final round to the New Jersey Cardinals. Anderson is currently the third base coach for the Texas Rangers. On September 5, 2010, Anderson was involved in a controversial play at Target Field. As the Rangers attempted a 2-out rally against the Minnesota Twins, Vladimir Guerrero hit a soft grounder up the middle. Anderson appeared to make incidental contact with Michael Young,
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Tommy Harper

    Tommy Harper (born October 14, 1940 in Oak Grove, Louisiana) is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and third baseman. He played with the Cincinnati Reds (1962–1967), Cleveland Indians (1968), Seattle Pilots (1969), Milwaukee Brewers (1970–1971), Boston Red Sox (1972–1974), California Angels (1975), Oakland Athletics (1975), and the Baltimore Orioles (1976). He has no relation to Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper. Harper played at Encinal High School in Alameda, California, where his teammates included Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Stargell and MLB player Curt Motton. He starred collegiately for San Francisco State University. Harper signed as an amateur free agent with the Reds before the 1960 season (as Major League Baseball had yet to institute a draft) and was assigned to Class B Topeka, where he had modest success. After hitting .324 for Topeka the following season, he was promoted all the way up to AAA San Diego where he hit .333 with 24 home runs and was even called up to the major league club, where he started 6 games at third base. In the 1963–64 seasons Harper was a platoon player for the Reds, working mostly as an outfielder. 1965 was his
    8.00
    4 votes
    29

    Al Lakeman

    Albert Wesley Lakeman (December 31, 1918 – May 25, 1976) was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1942–1947), Philadelphia Phillies (1947–1948), Boston Braves (1949) and Detroit Tigers (1954). Lakeman batted and threw right-handed. Nicknamed "Moose", he was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. The light-hitting Lakeman was a fine defensive catcher as he took responsibility for getting the most out of his pitchers. The high point of his major league career was serving as an efficient, reliable backup for Andy Seminick (Phillies), Del Crandall (Braves) and Frank House (Tigers). His most productive season came in 1945 with Cincinnati, when he posted career-highs in games played (76), batting average (.256), home runs (eight), RBI (31) and runs (22). In a nine-season career, Lakeman was a .203 hitter with 15 home runs and 66 RBI in 239 games. After his playing career ended, he managed in the Tigers' farm system (1956–1962; 1965–1966; 1970) and served two terms as the bullpen coach at the Major League level for the Boston Red Sox (1963–1964; 1967–1969). He was on the coaching staff of Boston's 1967 American League champions. Lakeman died in Spartanburg, South
    9.00
    3 votes
    30

    Greg Walker

    Gregory Lee Walker (born October 6, 1959 in Douglas, Georgia) is a former power-hitting first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former hitting coach of the Chicago White Sox, the team for which he played all but the last 14 games of his career. As a player for 9 years, Walker hit 113 home runs and drove in 444 runs, while scoring 368 times. When he began his coaching career, he did so with the White Sox Triple-A club in Charlotte. In 2003, he joined the parent club as hitting coach. After nine seasons serving as the hitting coach of the Chicago White Sox, it was announced on October 21, 2011 that Walker was hired by the Atlanta Braves to serve as their hitting coach for the 2012 season. Walker is filling the role vacated by the firing of Larry Parrish, the Braves' hitting coach in 2011.
    9.00
    3 votes
    31
    Jim Riggleman

    Jim Riggleman

    James David Riggleman (born November 9, 1952 in Fort Dix, New Jersey) is the current manager of the Cincinnati Reds Double-A affiliate Pensacola Blue Wahoos. He is a former Major League Baseball manager and coach. Riggleman was an infielder and outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals minor league systems from 1974–1981. After his playing career ended, he managed in the Cardinals and San Diego Padres minor league systems until 1992, when he became the Padres' manager. From 1992–2011 Riggleman managed the Padres, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, and Washington Nationals, and also served as a major league coach with the Dodgers, Mariners, and Nationals between his managerial stints. His most recent major league coaching job was as manager of the Nationals, a post he resigned from on June 23, 2011. Subsequently, he was employed as a scout with the San Francisco Giants. He is currently employed as the manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, a Class AA team affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. Riggleman was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1974 amateur draft out of Frostburg State University. He was assigned to the double-A level Waterbury Dodgers, where he
    9.00
    3 votes
    32

    Norm Sherry

    Norman Burt Sherry (born July 16, 1931 in New York City) is an American former catcher, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the man who, while still an active player as the second-string catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, helped the great lefthanded pitcher Sandy Koufax harness his talent and transform himself from a wild "thrower" into one of the most dominant hurlers of all time – and (ultimately) a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sherry attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, and signed with the Dodgers while they were still in their original home of Brooklyn in 1950. His brothers, George and Larry Sherry, were pitchers in professional baseball. Larry had a successful MLB career as a relief pitcher and was the Most Valuable Player of the 1959 World Series; he was Norm's teammate from 1959 through 1962. A right-handed hitter, Norm Sherry spent seven years working his way through the Dodger farm system, and another two in military service. By the time Norm reached the Dodgers, in 1959 for a two-game "cup of coffee," he was 28 years of age and the team was based in Los Angeles. Sherry made the team as second-string backstop (behind John
    9.00
    3 votes
    33

    DeMarlo Hale

    DeMarlo Hale (born July 16, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Hale is a former first baseman and outfielder in minor league baseball who played in part of four seasons for the Boston and Oakland organizations between 1984 and 1988. Following his playing career, Hale worked at the Bucky Dent baseball school in Boca Raton, Florida from 1989 through 1992, when he became a coach for Double-A New Britain in the Eastern League. Hale started his managerial career in 1993 in the Boston farm system with High-A Fort Lauderdale Red Sox in the Florida State League. A year later, he guided Sarasota to the FLS playoffs, and in 1995 he also was a playoff qualifier with Michigan in the Midwest League, being rewarded as Manager of the Year. He spent 1996 with Sarasota and was promoted to Double-A Trenton in 1997, managing the American League team in the Double-A All-Star game. Hale guided Trenton to a league-best 92-50 record in 1999. That season, he also coached United States team in the All-Star Futures Game at Fenway Park, and was honored as Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News and USA Today Baseball Weekly,
    7.75
    4 votes
    34
    Howard Johnson

    Howard Johnson

    Howard Michael Johnson (born November 29, 1960), nicknamed HoJo, is a former Major League Baseball switch hitting third baseman. He is best known for his career in Major League Baseball, where he played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs from 1982 to 1995. He is third on the Mets' all-time lists for home runs, runs batted in, doubles, and stolen bases. He also played for the Rockland Boulders of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball. On July 13, 2007, he was promoted from his position as the Mets' first base coach to their hitting coach. On November 23, 2010, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced Johnson would not return as hitting coach in 2011, but would remain with the organization in another role. Johnson was born in Clearwater, Florida, and attended Clearwater High School playing baseball as a pitcher. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and, at age 17, was drafted in the 23rd round of the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees. Johnson did not sign with the Yankees and, the following January, he was drafted in the 1st round — 12th overall — by the Tigers. In the minor leagues, the
    7.75
    4 votes
    35

    Larry Sherry

    Lawrence Sherry (July 25, 1935 – December 17, 2006) was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1959 World Series as the Dodgers won their first championship since relocating from Brooklyn just two years earlier. Sherry was born in Los Angeles, California. He was born with clubfeet, for which he needed surgery as an infant and wore special shoes. He attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. From Los Angeles, California, Sherry made his debut with his hometown Dodgers on April 17, 1958 – just their third game after moving west. Adding to the pressure, the game was played on the road against their hated rivals, the San Francisco Giants, who had also relocated from New York City. Sherry had a brief outing, facing four batters without recording an out, and appeared in only four more games all year. But he returned with a solid season in 1959, winning 7 games with only two losses, with an earned run average of 2.19. He was named MVP of the 1959 World Series, in which the Dodgers defeated the Chicago White Sox in 6 games, and also received
    7.75
    4 votes
    36

    Bob Skinner

    Robert Ralph Skinner (born October 3, 1931 in La Jolla, California) is a scout for the Houston Astros and a former outfielder-first baseman, manager and coach in American Major League Baseball. Skinner, who has spent over 50 years in the game, is the father of former MLB catcher and coach Joel Skinner. Bob Skinner, a left-handed hitter who threw right-handed, played most of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1954; 1956–63). He spent his last 3½ years as a pinch hitter and backup outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds (1963–64) and St. Louis Cardinals (1964–66). During his best season, 1962 with the Pirates, he batted .302 and hit 20 home runs. Over his 12-year career, he batted .277 with 103 homers. Skinner played for two World Series champions in two tries. Although he hit only .200 for Pittsburgh as a regular during the 1960 World Series, as a pinch hitter for St. Louis during the 1964 World Series, Skinner hit safely in two of three at-bats for a .667 average. In 1967, Skinner retired from playing and became manager of his hometown team, the San Diego Padres of the AAA Pacific Coast League, the top farm club of the Philadelphia Phillies. He led San Diego to an 85-63 record and
    7.50
    4 votes
    37
    Gene Lamont

    Gene Lamont

    Gene William Lamont (born December 25, 1946) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who managed the Chicago White Sox (1992–1995) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1997–2000). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Lamont is currently the third base coach for the Detroit Tigers. Lamont was a Chicago Cubs fan all his life, growing up in Kirkland, Illinois and attending Western Illinois University. He was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round, as the 13th pick, of the 1965 amateur draft, and came up with them as a September call-up in 1970, when he had 13 hits in 44 at bats. The following year, he had only 15 at bats and only 1 hit. In his biggest year, he had 92 at bats, playing as a backup to Tigers catcher Jerry Moses. After 1975, his major league career, spent entirely with the Tigers, was over. He bounced around in the minors, on triple-A Evansville (with such players as Tom Brookens and Jerry Manuel) before stopping. He ended with a lifetime batting average of .233, with 4 home runs and 14 RBI in 87 games played. He had 37 hits in 159 at bats, and stole 1 base. The highlight of his time as a player had been a home run in his first at bat of his career
    7.50
    4 votes
    38

    Grady Little

    William Grady Little (born March 30, 1950) is a former manager in Major League Baseball. He managed the Boston Red Sox from 2002 to 2003 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006 to 2007. He was inducted into the Kinston, North Carolina, Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. He graduated from Garinger High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, before he was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 1968 MLB Draft. After spending the 1969 season in the Marine reserves, Grady played in 167 games as a catcher over five minor-league seasons in the Braves and New York Yankees organizations. He posted a career .207 batting average with two home runs and 37 runs batted in. He retired from playing in 1973. Little became a player–coach for the West Haven Yankees while still playing in 1971 and continued through his retirement as a player, remaining as a coach with West Haven until 1974. During the 1975–79 seasons he stayed away from baseball and worked as a cotton farmer. He managed in the minor leagues for 16 years, compiling a record of 1,054–903 (.539). The minor league teams he managed: From 1996 to 2001, Little served as a coach for the Padres, Red Sox, and
    7.50
    4 votes
    39
    Jim Hickey

    Jim Hickey

    James Joseph Hickey (born October 12, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American Minor League Baseball pitcher and is currently the pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. Hickey went to the University of Texas-Pan American and was a first-team All-American in 1983. He went 16-2 in 19 starts with a 1.66 ERA and helped his team win 64 games, a school record. That season, his senior year, his 16 victories led all NCAA baseball. In that season, of his 19 starts he recorded 16 complete games; those 16 complete games were the third largest single season total in NCAA history at the time, and still rank 4th all-time. Hickey was drafted in the 13th round of the 1983 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox. His best career season was in 1984, when he went 13-5 and had a 1.81 ERA in 49 relief appearances for the Single-A Appleton Foxes who were the champions of the Midwest League that year. He played in the White Sox' minor leagues from 1983 to 1987. In 1988, Hickey pitched for the Double-A San Antonio Missions in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. In 1989, he played for the Double-A Columbus Mudcats in the Houston Astros organization in what would be the final
    7.50
    4 votes
    40
    Darrel Akerfelds

    Darrel Akerfelds

    Darrel Wayne Akerfelds (June 12, 1962 – June 24, 2012) was the bullpen coach of Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres, from 2001 until his death. He also pitched in the major leagues in parts of five seasons from 1986 to 1991 for the Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies. Akerfelds graduated in 1980 from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and played baseball at the University of Arkansas and Mesa State College. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft. Just over five months later, he was traded to Oakland, with whom he made his major league debut in 1986. He appeared in two games for the A's before being traded to the Indians in July 1987. He spent much of the 1987 season in Cleveland, appearing in 16 games, 13 as a starter, with a win-loss record of 2-6 and a 6.75 ERA. After spending all of 1988 in the minor leagues, he was taken off the major league roster, then was selected in the rule 5 draft by the Texas Rangers. After spending most of 1989 in the minor leagues once again, appearing in six games for the Rangers, Akerfelds was on the move
    8.67
    3 votes
    41

    Dave Ferriss

    Dave Meadow "Boo" Ferriss (born December 5, 1921) is a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He was born in Shaw, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta. He was given the nickname 'Boo' as the result of a childhood inability to pronounce the word 'brother'. Ferriss became the first baseball player to receive a full scholarship to Mississippi State University, and pitched there on the 1941 and 1942 teams. While at Mississippi State he joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was drafted by the Red Sox in 1942, but was then called up for military duty during World War II. After being discharged early from the military because of asthma, he was sent to the Red Sox' minor league team in Louisville, Kentucky. When the Sox made a slow start, Boo was called up, and made his debut for the Sox on April 29, 1945, pitching a two-hitter. He went on to set the American League record for scoreless innings to start a career, with 22. The record was broken by Brad Ziegler of the Oakland Athletics on July 22, 2008. He compiled a creditable 21-10 record in his rookie season, and followed it with another excellent season in 1946, going 25-6 on the Sox team that won the American League
    8.67
    3 votes
    42

    Steve Henderson

    Steven Curtis Henderson (born November 18, 1952) is the current hitting coach of the Philadelphia Phillies and a former Major League Baseball left fielder who is best remembered for being one of the players the New York Mets acquired in the infamous "Midnight Massacre." Henderson was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth round of the 1974 Major League Baseball Draft out of Prairie View A&M University. After leading the Eastern League with 158 hits, eleven triples and 255 total bases, and batting .312 in 1976 for the Reds' double A affiliate, the Trois-Rivieres Aigles, he was batting .326 for the triple A Indianapolis Indians in 1977 at the time of his trade to New York. Tom Seaver was in a contract dispute with New York Mets chairman M. Donald Grant when on June 15, 1977 Grant traded Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for Pat Zachry, Doug Flynn, Dan Norman and Henderson. Dave Kingman was also traded to the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Paul Siebert and Bobby Valentine. Somewhat more quietly that day, they also acquired Joel Youngblood from the St. Louis Cardinals for Mike Phillips. Henderson debuted with the Mets the following day as a pinch runner for Ed
    10.00
    2 votes
    43

    Andy Etchebarren

    Andrew Auguste Etchebarren (born June 20, 1943) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher who played for a total of 15 seasons. He played for the Baltimore Orioles (1962 and 1965–75), California Angels (1975–77) and Milwaukee Brewers (1978). Etchebarren was born in Whittier, California. He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1961. He was the last man to ever bat against Sandy Koufax, when he hit into a double play during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the 1966 World Series. He helped the Orioles to win the 1966 and 1970 World Series, 1969 and 1971 AL Pennants and 1973 and 1974 AL Eastern Division. He was named to the 1966 and 1967 AL All-Star Teams. He finished 17th in voting for the 1966 AL MVP for playing in 121 games, having 412 at Bats, 49 runs, 91 hits, 14 doubles, 6 triples, 11 home runs, 50 RBI, 38 walks, .221 batting average, .293 on-base percentage, .364 slugging percentage, 150 total bases, 3 sacrifice flies and 12 intentional walks. In 15 seasons he played in 948 games and had 2,618 at bats, 245 runs, 615 hits, 101 doubles, 17 triples, 49 home runs, 309 RBI, 13 stolen bases, 246 walks, .235 batting average, .306 on-base percentage,
    6.40
    5 votes
    44
    Billy Gardner

    Billy Gardner

    William Frederick Gardner (born July 19, 1927 in Waterford, Connecticut) is an American former Major League Baseball player, coach and manager. Gardner was a scrappy light-hitting second baseman who batted and threw right-handed. Gardner played for the New York Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, and the Boston Red Sox. His only significant time on any team was with the Orioles, where he had four straight full seasons with them from 1956-1959. He was also notable for managing the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals. Gardner was signed by the Giants in 1945 and came up with them on April 22, 1954, but he could not break into the contending team's lineup. In early 1956, he was purchased by the Orioles, which is where his career really began, and he would begin to secure himself as an every-day player. Gardner was not speedy, picking up a career-high of only 10 steals, but in his best season of 1957, he did lead the league in doubles with 36, and at bats with 644. He played in every one of the 154 games that season, batting .262 with 6 home runs and 55 RBIs. In his career, Gardner also came in the top 10 in hit by pitches twice (1956,
    6.40
    5 votes
    45

    Bob Schaefer

    Robert Walden Schaefer (born May 22, 1944, in Putnam, Connecticut) is a former interim manager, bench coach and farm system official in American Major League Baseball. He is currently the special assistant to the general manager with the Washington Nationals. Schaefer attended the University of Connecticut, graduating in 1966. He was a member of the UConn College World Series team in 1965, when he was the team captain and the NCAA home run champion. He was drafted as a shortstop by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1966, but never reached the major leagues in three seasons with the organization. He progressed as far as Modesto in the High A California League. Schaefer batted left-handed and threw right-handed. In 2005, Schaefer received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UConn, primarily for his achievements on that College World Series team. Twice, Schaefer has served as the interim pilot of the Kansas City Royals. In 1991, he was interim manager during the period between managers John Wathan and Hal McRae. In 2005, he succeeded Tony Peña on May 11 and served through May 30. On May 31, 2005, Buddy Bell took the reins as permanent manager and Schaefer returned to the bench coach
    7.25
    4 votes
    46
    Brook Jacoby

    Brook Jacoby

    Brook Wallace Jacoby (born November 23, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and the current hitting coach of the Cincinnati Reds. Jacoby played in the major leagues from 1981 through 1992, and in Japan in 1993. He batted and threw right-handed. His father Brook Wallace Jacoby Sr. played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 1956. Jacoby was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 7th round of the 1979 amateur draft. He played in the Braves' minor league system for five years, until being traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1983 along with Brett Butler and Rick Behenna for Cleveland pitcher Len Barker. Jacoby had limited playing time in Atlanta in 1981 and 1983, only for a total of 15 games played. 1984 was his first full major league season; he finished the year with a .264 batting average, 116 hits, and seven home runs. All his statistics would improve in 1985; batting average to .274, 166 hits, 20 home runs, and a career high 87 RBI. 1986 was a landmark year for Jacoby, as he earned his first All-Star Game appearance. While his statistics only improved slightly over 1985 (his average went up to .288 and 168 hits, with fewer home
    7.25
    4 votes
    47
    Dave Duncan

    Dave Duncan

    David Edwin Duncan (born September 26, 1945 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former professional baseball player and former pitching coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, now on a leave of absence. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball in 1964 and from 1967-1976 for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians and the Baltimore Orioles. Duncan was signed as an amateur free agent by the Kansas City Athletics in 1963. In his first at-bat as a professional baseball player, he hit a home run for the Daytona Beach Islanders of the Florida State League. Duncan made his major league debut on May 6, 1964 at the age of 18, becoming the youngest player in the American League at the time. He was kept in the major leagues to protect him from being drafted by another team under baseball rules. Duncan returned to the minor leagues for the next two seasons, where he led the California League with 46 home runs for the Modesto A's in 1966. He began the 1967 season with the Birmingham A's but, was brought back up to the major leagues in early June. When his batting average dropped to a .194 in early July, he was returned to Birmingham to work on his hitting. When his hitting showed
    7.25
    4 votes
    48

    George Tsamis

    George Alex Tsamis (Greek: Γιώργος Τσάμης; born June 14, 1967) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched one season in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins in 1993. He is the current manager of the St. Paul Saints, and has been since 2003. He led the Saints to the 2004 Northern League championship. Tsamis was drafted by the Twins in the 15th round of the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut in 1993, appearing in 41 games with a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 6.19. Tsamis was a replacement player with the Los Angeles Dodgers during spring training prior to the 1995 season. Replacement players took over for professional baseball players when the Major League Baseball Players Association went on strike in 1994. The strike was resolved at the end of spring training, and Tsamis returned to the minor leagues, where he pitched until 1998. Due to his role as a replacement player, Tsamis was not permitted membership in the Major League Baseball Players Association. Tsamis managed the Waterbury Spirit (1999–2000) and New Jersey Jackals (2001–02), winning league titles with the Jackals in both his seasons. In 2003, he was hired to manage the
    7.25
    4 votes
    49

    Jackie Moore

    Jackie Spencer Moore (born February 19, 1939, in Jay, Florida) is the bench coach for the Texas Rangers currently on his fourth different stint as a coach for the club. He is also a former manager of the Oakland Athletics, and played one season of Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers in 1965. Upon graduation from Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas, Moore joined the Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1957 at just eighteen years old. He was originally an outfielder with the Montgomery Rebels in 1957, but converted to catcher in 1958, and remained behind the plate the rest of his playing career. He batted .264 with 43 home runs and 162 runs batted in over eight seasons in the Tigers' farm system when he received his call up to the majors in 1965. He caught twelve innings of a thirteen inning marathon with the California Angels in his major league debut, and his first major league hit was a thirteenth inning single that moved the winning run to third. He didn't see much playing time beyond that behind perennial All-Star Bill Freehan and back-up catcher John Sullivan. His major league career consisted of just 53 at-bats in which he batted .094. On October 4, 1965, the
    7.25
    4 votes
    50
    Joe Torre

    Joe Torre

    Joseph Paul Torre ( /ˈtɔri/; born July 18, 1940) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. A nine-time All-Star, he played in Major League Baseball as a catcher, first baseman and a third baseman for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals. After his retirement as a player, he later managed all three teams. Torre managed the New York Yankees from 1996 to 2007. The Yankees reached the post season each year and won ten American League East Division titles, six American League pennants, four World Series titles, and compiled a .605 winning percentage overall. With 2,326 wins, he is currently ranked 5th on the list of Major League Baseball all-time managerial wins. Torre followed in his brother Frank's footsteps when he was signed by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1960. In his first season in the minor leagues with the Class A Eau Claire Braves, he won the 1960 Northern League batting championship with a .344 batting average. Torre made his major league debut late in the season on September 25, 1960. He was assigned to the Triple A Louisville Colonels for the 1961 season where, the Braves had planned to groom him
    7.25
    4 votes
    51
    Lee Tinsley

    Lee Tinsley

    Lee Owen Tinsley (born March 4, 1969, in Shelbyville, Kentucky) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and current coach for the Chicago Cubs. Lee had a 5-year Major League playing career that included stops with the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies. He collected his first Major League hit on April 11, 1993, with a ninth inning pinch-hit single off of Baltimore's Gregg Olson, eventually scoring the tying run to send the game into extra-innings. He was traded to Boston just prior to the start of the 1994 season and hit .222 in 78 games for them, while tying a club record by going 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts in his first full year in the majors. He opened the 1995 campaign with a 14-game hitting streak, while also making good on his first 2 stolen base attempts of the year to run his streak to a team record 15 in a row dating back to 1994. Lee later had a career-best 15-game hitting streak from June 10–25, finishing the campaign with a .284 average in 100 games for Boston. He opened the 1996 season with Philadelphia after joining the Phillies over the winter as part of a 6-player swap with the Red Sox, appearing in 31 games for the Phillies
    7.25
    4 votes
    52
    Eddie Rodriguez

    Eddie Rodriguez

    Eduardo "Eddie" Rodriguez (born March 11, 1959 in Havana, Cuba) is a former minor league baseball player and manager and the current 3rd base coach for Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. Rodriguez was drafted as a shortstop by the Baltimore Orioles in 1978 out of Miami High School and spent five seasons in the minors for the Orioles and California Angels. He was then a coach and manager in the Angels minor league system from 1983-1993 before joining the Toronto Blue Jays organization as a minor league field coordinator, a post he held on and off from 1994-2000. He also served as third base coach for the Blue Jays in 1998. After a stint as third base coach for the US Olympics team in 2000 he served as a coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Montreal Expos, and Washington Nationals. He was the manager of the Seattle Mariners AA team, the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, in 2007 and before joining the Mariners for the 2008 season. Rodriguez managed Team USA in the 2009 Baseball World Cup.
    8.33
    3 votes
    53
    Kirk Gibson

    Kirk Gibson

    Kirk Harold Gibson (born May 28, 1957) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a player, Gibson was an outfielder who batted and threw left-handed. He spent most of his career with the Detroit Tigers but also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, and Pittsburgh Pirates. Gibson is best known for a home run he hit off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, during his time with the Dodgers. He was named the National League MVP in 1988. He is the only MVP winner never to appear on an All-Star roster since the advent of the All-Star Game. He was named to the team twice, in 1985 and 1988, but declined the invitation both times. He announced his retirement from baseball in August 1995. Following his retirement as a player, he spent five seasons as a television analyst in Detroit, then became a coach for the Tigers in 2003. He became the Diamondbacks' bench coach in 2007, and was promoted to interim manager in 2010 following the midseason dismissal of A. J. Hinch. On October 4, 2010, the Diamondbacks removed the "interim" label, naming Gibson their manager for the 2011 season. Gibson was born in
    8.33
    3 votes
    54

    Scott Ullger

    Scott Matthew Ullger (born June 10, 1955 in New York, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and former bench coach coach of the Minnesota Twins. He was previously the Twins' third base coach from 2006–2010 and batting coach from 1998-2006. Ullger is frequently referred to as "Scotty" by Twins faithfuls and by broadcasters Bert Blyleven and Dick Bremer. Ullger, from Plainview, New York, was drafted by the Twins in 1977 and called up in 1983 after a successful minor league career. This did not, however, translate to big league success as Ullger played only 35 games in the majors, primarily at first base, all in the 1983 season. Growing up in Plainview, he had a supportive nephew named Parker. After his playing career, he got into coaching. Ullger became the manager of the Visalia Oaks in 1988, becoming the California League Manager of the Year in 1990. He also had successful runs with the Portland Beavers/Salt Lake Buzz when the team was the Twins' AAA affiliate. In 1995, Ullger became the Twins’ first base coach. He went 3-2 in a brief unofficial managerial stint in 2002, while Manager Ron Gardenhire was absent. Following the 2005 season, Ullger was shifted and became
    8.33
    3 votes
    55

    Jerry Narron

    Jerry Austin Narron (born January 15, 1956) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher and manager. He currently serves as the bench coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. During an 8-year playing career, he played from 1979–1987 for three different teams. During a 7-year managing career, he managed from 2001–2007 for the Texas Rangers and the Cincinnati Reds. He went to college at East Carolina University. Narron was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He was involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as a youth, and is a 1974 graduate of Goldsboro High School. Narron was drafted out of high school in the sixth round by the New York Yankees in the 1974 Major League Baseball Draft and played alongside brother Johnny in Johnson City, Tennessee, during his first professional season. Narron played for the Yankees (as one of two catchers recalled from the minors to replace Thurman Munson, after the latter's death in an airplane crash during the 1979 season), Seattle Mariners, and California Angels before retiring as a player in 1989. He was the Yankees' starting catcher the day after Munson's death, and remained in the dugout during the pregame ceremonies, leaving the catcher's position
    9.50
    2 votes
    56
    John Wetteland

    John Wetteland

    John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966) is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher who specialized as a closer. During a 12-year career (from 1989–2000), he pitched for four different teams: the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. Wetteland was signed by the Dodgers as their second choice in the June 1985 amateur draft (Secondary Phase). He was later claimed by the Detroit Tigers in December 1989 as a Rule 5 Draft pick, but was soon returned to the Dodgers. While playing in the Pacific Coast League, he garnered notice by earning 20 saves in 20 chances. He made his major league debut on May 31, 1989. After struggling with his first five starts in 1990, Wetteland asked to be switched to the bullpen, and became a full-time closer in 1992. After the 1991 season, Wetteland was traded twice; first to the Cincinnati Reds for Eric Davis, and then to the Expos for Dave Martinez. On April 5, 1995 he was traded to the Yankees for Fernando Seguignol. During the 1996 season, he led the American League in saves, totaling 43, and appeared in the All-Star Game. During the 1996 World Series, Wetteland had 4 saves and the Yankees won the World Series
    9.50
    2 votes
    57

    Bobby Knoop

    Robert Frank Knoop [kuh-NOPP] (born October 18, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played for the California Angels (1964–69), Chicago White Sox (1969–70) and Kansas City Royals (1971–72). Nicknamed "Nureyev" by sportswriters for his exciting and acrobatic fielding plays, Knoop played a deep second base, with exceptional range and a strong arm. He turned the double play well along with shortstop Jim Fregosi, to give the Angels outstanding keystone defense. As a hitter, he had his best season in 1966 with career-highs of 17 home runs, 72 RBI, 54 runs and 11 triples. After attending Montebello High School in Montebello, California, Knoop was signed by the Milwaukee Braves in 1956. The Angels obtained him via the Rule 5 draft, by the rules of which he was required to remain on the 1964 major-league roster. He in fact played in every game that season and remained the Angels' regular second baseman for the next five and a half years. Knoop was sent to the White Sox in mid-1969 and then was traded to the Royals in 1971. With Kansas City, he played mostly as a backup for Cookie Rojas. In his career Knoop batted .236, with
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    4 votes
    58
    Glenn Hubbard

    Glenn Hubbard

    Glenn Dee Hubbard (born September 25, 1957 in Hahn AFB, West Germany) is a former first base coach for the Atlanta Braves and second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1978 to 1989. Hubbard played his first 10 seasons with the Atlanta Braves and his last two with the Oakland Athletics. Hubbard was the 20th round selection right out of high school (he attended a few years of high school at Wheatland High, just outside of Beale AFB, CA where his father was stationed. He later finished his high school career at Ben Lomond High School when his father moved to Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, Utah) in the 1975 June draft and was promoted to the major leagues in 1978. Hubbard hit his first major league home run on September 23, 1978. Hubbard's career with the Braves lasted from 1978-1987. In 1983, Hubbard had his best season as he hit .263 with 14 home runs and 70 RBIs. 1983 was also his only All-Star Game appearance. During his 7th inning at-bat, announcers Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola made numerous light-hearted comments about his full beard (full beards not being in fashion at the time). Hubbard got a single when he hit a hard grounder to another first time All-Star, Cal
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    4 votes
    59

    Pete Reiser

    Harold Patrick "Pete" Reiser (March 17, 1919 – October 25, 1981), nicknamed "Pistol Pete," was an outfielder in Major League Baseball during the 1940s and early 1950s. He played primarily for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and later for the Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Cleveland Indians. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Reiser originally signed with his hometown Cardinals, but at age 19 he was among a group of minor league players declared free agents by Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Reportedly, Cardinal general manager Branch Rickey — mortified at losing a player of Reiser's caliber — arranged for the Dodgers to sign Reiser, hide him in the minors, then trade him back to St. Louis at a later date. But Reiser's stellar performances in spring training in both 1939 and 1940 forced the Dodgers to keep him. (Rickey would become GM of the Dodgers after the 1942 season, and witness Reiser's injury-caused decline as a great talent.) As a rookie in 1941, Reiser helped the Dodgers take home the pennant. He was a sensation that year, winning the National League batting title and also leading the league in doubles, triples, runs scored, and slugging percentage. The
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    5 votes
    60

    Darrell Johnson

    Darrell Dean Johnson (August 25, 1928 – May 3, 2004) was an American Major League Baseball catcher, coach, manager and scout. Johnson was born in Horace, Nebraska, and made his Major League debut on April 20, 1952. Johnson, a catcher, played in six major league seasons between 1952 and 1962. He was listed as ft 6 in (1.85 m), 180 lb (82 kg), bats right, throws right. Johnson graduated from Harvard, Nebraska, High School in 1944. He was signed by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1949, and played for the Browns, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles, who released him on June 12, 1962, ending his playing career. Johnson finished with a career batting average of .234. He appeared in the 1961 World Series for the Reds against the Yankees and had two singles in four at-bats. Johnson had more success as a manager, leading three different teams during eight seasons. His biggest success was as manager of the Boston Red Sox from 1974 through 1976, when he compiled a record of 220–188 for a .539 percentage. He guided the Red Sox to a 95–65 .594 mark in 1975 and a first-place finish in the AL East.
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    3 votes
    61

    Eddie Mayo

    Edward Joseph Mayo (April 15, 1910 – November 27, 2006), nicknamed "Hotshot" and "Steady Eddie," was a professional baseball infielder. He played nine seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Giants (1936), Boston Braves (1937–38), Philadelphia Athletics (1943) and Detroit Tigers (1944–48). Mayo played in 834 games in the major leagues, initially as a third baseman (229 games) and for most of his career as a second baseman (544 games). In a nine-season career, the left-handed hitting Mayo posted a .252 batting average and .313 on base percentage with 287 RBIs, 759 hits, 350 runs scored, 257 walks, 161 extra base hits, and 109 sacrifice hits. He was among the league leaders in sacrifice hits six times, including a major league leading 28 sacrifice hits in 1944. Mayo was also a solid defensive infielder. In 1943, he won a Gold Glove award and led all American League third basemen in fielding percentage at .976. Two years later, after switching positions, he won a second Gold Glove award and led all American league second basemen with a .980 fielding percentage at his new position. He also led the league's second basemen in 1944 with 125 double plays. His best season was 1945
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    3 votes
    62

    Richie Hebner

    Richard Joseph Hebner (born November 26, 1947) is an American former professional baseball third baseman. He played from 1968 to 1985 in Major League Baseball. He played with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Chicago Cubs, all of the National League, and the Detroit Tigers of the American League. He was a starter for the Pittsburgh team that won the 1971 World Series. Hebner compiled a lifetime batting average of .276 with 203 home runs and 890 runs batted in in 1908 career games. Hebner was also known for working as a gravedigger at a cemetery run by his father and brother Dennis. He also has had a long career as a batting coach at the Major League (Boston Red Sox (1989–91); Phillies (2001)) and minor league levels, as well as serving as a minor league manager in the Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays farm systems. His was also the hitting coach for the 2006 Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Hebner spent three years in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He was hired as manager of the Frederick Keys 49 games into the 2008 campaign on May 26, replacing Tommy Thompson who was granted a leave of absence due to personal
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    3 votes
    63

    Rick Burleson

    Richard Paul Burleson (born April 29, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. "Rooster," as he was nicknamed was a famously intense ballplayer. Former Boston Red Sox teammate Bill Lee once said of Burleson, "Some guys didn't like to lose, but Rick got angry if the score was even tied." Burleson was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft upon graduation from Warren High School, but did not sign. After a year at Cerritos Junior College, the BoSox selected Burleson #5 overall during the January secondary phase of the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft. Burleson spent his first professional season with the Winter Haven Red Sox of the Florida State League. He batted only .220, and committed 38 errors at short. In 1972, Burleson was named an Eastern League All-Star while assigned to the Pawtucket Red Sox. Following Luis Aparicio's retirement, he battled Mario Guerrero for the starting shortstop job in Spring training 1974. Though Guerrero won the job, Burleson still managed to earn a call to the major leagues by May. On May 4, Burleson tied a major league record by committing three errors in his major league debut, and was replaced by
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    3 votes
    64
    Dave Righetti

    Dave Righetti

    David Allan Righetti (born November 28, 1958) is a former left-handed pitcher for various Major League Baseball teams, primarily the New York Yankees. He is currently the pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants and was the first player in history to both pitch a no-hitter and also lead the league in saves in his career. Dennis Eckersley later duplicated the feat. His nickname is "Rags." Attended Anderson Elementary School, San Jose, California. Righetti, along with his brother Steve, formed the core late 1960's pitching duo while playing for Lettermen's, a championship Lincoln Glen Little League team coached by legendary Sam Jones. Righetti attended Pioneer High School. He was selected by the Texas Rangers on January 11, 1977, in the first round (10th overall pick) of the amateur draft. On November 10, 1978, he was traded, along with Greg Jemison, Juan Beníquez, Mike Griffin, and Paul Mirabella, to the New York Yankees for Domingo Ramos, Mike Heath, Sparky Lyle, Larry McCall, Dave Rajsich, and cash. His first major league game was with the Yankees on September 16, 1979, wearing uniform number 56. In this game against the Detroit Tigers he pitched 5.0 innings, striking out three
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    4 votes
    65

    Del Crandall

    Delmar Wesley Crandall (born March 5, 1930 in Ontario, California) is a former professional baseball catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career with the Boston & Milwaukee Braves. Considered one of the National League's top catchers during the 1950s and early 1960s, he led the league in assists a record-tying six times, in fielding percentage four times and in putouts three times. Crandall was signed as an amateur free agent by the Braves in 1948. He was only 19 when he first played in a major league game with the 1949 Boston Braves. He appeared in 146 games for Boston in 1949-1950 before entering military service during the Korean War. When his two-year hitch was over in March 1953, the Braves departed Boston for Milwaukee, where – benefitting from a powerful offense featuring Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews and Joe Adcock – they soon became both successful on the field and phenomenally popular off it. Crandall seized the regular catcher's job from veteran Walker Cooper in 1953 and held it for eight years, handling star Braves pitchers such as left-hander Warren Spahn and right-handers Lew Burdette and Bob Buhl. As a testament to Crandall's pitch calling
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    4 votes
    66
    Earle Combs

    Earle Combs

    Earle Bryan Combs (May 14, 1899 – July 21, 1976) was an American professional baseball player, who played his entire career for the New York Yankees (1924‑1935). Combs batted leadoff and played center field on the Yankees' fabled 1927 team (often referred to as Murderers' Row). He is one of six players on that team who have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; the other five are Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock, Tony Lazzeri, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth. Nicknamed "the Kentucky Colonel", Combs was known as a great gentleman on and off the field. Miller Huggins once said: "If you had men like Combs on your ballclub, you could go to bed every night and sleep like a baby." Joe McCarthy (another longtime Yankee manager) said: "They wouldn't pay baseball managers much a salary if they all presented as few problems as did Earle Combs." Said Babe Ruth: "Combs was more than a good ballplayer. He was always a first-class gentleman." American sportswriter and baseball historian Fred Lieb wrote of Combs, "If a vote were taken of the sportswriters as to who their favorite ballplayer on the Yankees would be, Combs would have been their choice." Combs' induction into the Hall of Fame in 1970
    6.75
    4 votes
    67
    Del Baker

    Del Baker

    Delmer David Baker (May 3, 1892 – September 11, 1973) was an American catcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. As a manager, he led the 1940 Detroit Tigers to the American League pennant. As a coach, he was known as one of the premier "sign stealers" in baseball. Born in Sherwood, Oregon, and raised in neighboring Wilsonville, Baker played extensively in the minor leagues. He did appear in 172 major-league games over three seasons (1914–16) with the Tigers, batting .209 with no home runs and 22 RBI. After managing Detroit's Texas League farm team, the Beaumont Exporters, to 100 victories and the 1932 championship, Baker was named a Tigers coach under Bucky Harris for 1933. He remained in that role under new playing manager Mickey Cochrane when the Tigers won back-to-back AL pennants in 1934-35, and their first ever World Series title in 1935. Baker, as Detroit's "senior coach," took over as acting manager three times: in 1933, when Harris was fired at the end of the season, then temporarily in the midseasons of 1936 (when Cochrane took a leave of absence for a bout of depression) and 1937 (when Mickey was hit in the head by a pitched ball and suffered a fractured skull
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    2 votes
    68

    Roberto Kelly

    Roberto Conrado (Gray) Kelly (born October 1, 1964) is a Panamanian former professional baseball player and current coach. An outfielder during his playing career in Major League Baseball, Kelly is currently the first base coach for the San Francisco Giants. He previously managed the Giants' single-A team, the Augusta GreenJackets. Kelly played for several major league clubs. He was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1982 and went on to play for the New York Yankees (1987–92 and 2000), Cincinnati Reds (1993–94), Atlanta Braves (1994), Montreal Expos (1995), Los Angeles Dodgers (1995), Minnesota Twins (1996–97), Seattle Mariners (1997) and Texas Rangers (1998–99). During his playing days in Panama, he was known as La Sombra, Spanish for Shadow. Kelly was a member of four playoff teams in his career, having helped the Dodgers win the 1995 NL West Division, the Mariners win the 1997 AL West, and the Rangers win the 1998 and 1999 AL Western Division. (Kelly played ten games for the 2000 American League East-winning New York Yankees, but played his final game on April 18, long before the playoffs.) He was a two-time All-Star, having been named to the 1992
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    2 votes
    69

    Mace Brown

    Mace Stanley Brown (May 21, 1909 – March 24, 2002) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1935 through 1946, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Boston Red Sox. Brown posted a 76–57 record with a 3.46 ERA and 44 saves in 387 appearances (55 as a starter). Brown was also a javelin thrower who attended the University of Iowa on a track scholarship. He started his professional baseball career after college. In 1934, he won 19 games for the Tulsa Oilers of the Texas League and was purchased by the Pirates in November. Brown was one of the first full-time relief pitchers in major league history. In 1938, he led the Pirates with 15 wins (all in relief), led the National League with 51 games pitched, and became the first reliever to play the All-Star Game. In 1943, with the Red Sox, he also led the American League in games pitched with 49. However, he is also known for giving up the Homer in the Gloamin', the home run that cost the Pirates their lead in the 1938 National League pennant race. On September 28, 1938, the Pirates were playing the Chicago Cubs, who trailed the Pirates by just one-half game in the league standings. Brown entered the game
    7.67
    3 votes
    70
    Billy Hatcher

    Billy Hatcher

    William Augustus Hatcher (born October 4, 1960) is a former left and center fielder in Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers, and former first base coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Hatcher is currently first base coach for the Reds. In 1979, Billy graduated from Williams High School in Williams, Arizona, where he had pitched an eleven-inning no-hitter as a junior. Hatcher then played for Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona, where he was a junior college All-America selection. Hatcher was drafted by the Cubs in the sixth round of the January 1981 MLB draft. He rose quickly through the Cubs' minor league system, playing exactly one season at each minor league level before receiving a late-season call-up to the major league club in 1984. He split time between AAA and the Cubs during the 1985 season before being traded to the Astros along with Steve Engel for Jerry Mumphrey. Hatcher would be the Astros' starting left fielder for the next 3½ seasons and is remembered by Astros fans for hitting one of the most dramatic post-season home runs ever in the
    10.00
    1 votes
    71
    Carney Lansford

    Carney Lansford

    Carney Ray Lansford (born February 7, 1957) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball and the current hitting coach of the Colorado Rockies. Lansford, who played for the California Angels (1978–80), Boston Red Sox (1981–82) and Oakland Athletics (1983–92), batted and threw right-handed. Originally drafted by the California Angels in the 3rd round of the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft, Lansford became the Angels' best rookie in 1978 and finished third in the overall AL Rookie of the Year vote. The Angels dealt Lansford to the Red Sox after the 1980 season. In 1981, he won the American League batting title in the strike-shortened season, becoming the league's first right-handed hitter to do so in 11 years. However, the emergence of Wade Boggs resulted in the Red Sox sending Lansford to Oakland in a trade involving Tony Armas during the 1982 off-season. Lansford became the A's third baseman for their 1988 through 1992 dynasty, typically hitting second behind Rickey Henderson. Lansford narrowly missed winning his second batting title in 1989 with a .336 average to Minnesota's Kirby Puckett, who finished with a .339 average. Although his power numbers dropped off during those
    10.00
    1 votes
    72

    Chris Speier

    Christopher Edward Speier (born June 28, 1950) is a former Major League Baseball player and current bench coach for the Cincinnati Reds. He was drafted second overall in the January secondary 1970 Major League Baseball Draft. Speier played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues as a shortstop for the Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and briefly for the St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins during the 1984 season. He accrued a career .246 batting average and a .970 fielding percentage. His overall playing strengths were his solid fielding and selective eye at the plate; he led the league in intentional walks in 1980 and 1981. He was also named to the National League All-Star team during the 1972, 1973 and 1974 seasons as a member of the Giants. He won the 1987 Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership during his second time with the Giants. He was a coach on the World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. He was the third base coach for the Chicago Cubs from 2005 to 2006. He was signed by the Cincinnati Reds on October 29, 2007, as an infield coach and also serves as the Reds' bench coach. He also filled in when manager Dusty Baker was hospitalized in
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    1 votes
    73

    Dave Parker

    David Gene "The Cobra" Parker (born June 9, 1951) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. He was the 1978 National League MVP and a two-time batting champion. Parker was the first professional athlete to earn an average of one million dollars per year, having signed a 5-year, $5 million dollar contract in January 1979. Parker's career achievements include 2712 hits, 339 home runs, 1493 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .290. Parker was also known as a solid defensive outfielder during the first half of his career, with a powerful arm. From 1975 to 1979, he threw out 72 runners, including 26 in 1977. He was a baseball All-Star in 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, and 1990. In the 1979 All-Star Game, Parker showcased his defensive ability and powerful arm by throwing out Jim Rice at third base and Angels catcher Brian Downing at home. Parker also contributed an RBI on a sacrifice fly and was named the game's MVP. In the early 1970s, as a member of the Pirates AAA minor league ball team Charleston (WV) Charlies, Parker hit a home run that landed on a coal car on a passing train and the ball was later picked up in Columbus Ohio. He began his major league
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    1 votes
    74
    Gary Allenson

    Gary Allenson

    Gary Martin Allenson (born February 4, 1955, in Culver City, California) is an American minor league baseball manager and a former Major League catcher and coach. He is the 2012 manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds, the Short Season-Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Nicknamed "Muggsy," Allenson played for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team in college. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 9th round of the 1976 amateur draft. Allenson served as a backup catcher in Major League Baseball for the Red Sox (1979–1984) and Toronto Blue Jays (1985). He batted and threw right-handed. In a seven-season career, Allenson posted a .221 batting average with 19 home runs and 131 RBI in 416 games played. Allenson began his minor league managerial career in 1987 with the Oneonta Yankees of the New York Yankees farm system. Compiling an 89–62 record in two years, he led the team to the New York – Penn League championship in 1988. He returned to the Red Sox organization in 1989, first managing at Lynchburg for two seasons (128–146) and then New Britain for one (47–93). He was promoted to Boston, serving as bullpen coach in 1992 and 1993 and third-base coach in 1994. He returned
    10.00
    1 votes
    75

    Hal McRae

    Harold Abraham McRae (/məˈkreɪ/; born July 10, 1945 in Avon Park, Florida) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1968, 1970–72) and Kansas City Royals (1973–87). Utilized as a designated hitter for most of his career, McRae batted and threw right-handed. He is the father of former major league outfielder Brian McRae, and his son Cullen McRae is the Florida Marlins video coordinator. McRae was selected by the Reds in the 6th round of the 1965 draft with the 117th overall pick. He was considered a below-average outfielder with the Reds. In 1972, McRae was traded to the Royals along with Wayne Simpson in exchange for Roger Nelson and Richie Scheinblum. McRae developed as a consistent designated hitter in the American League. His playing career spanned 23 years, including 14 seasons with Kansas City. Selected a three-time All-Star, he hit over .300 six times for the Royals and was named Designated Hitter of the Year three times both by The Sporting News and the Associated Press. In 1976 McRae was on top of the AL batting title race going into the final game of the season, in which his teammate George Brett went 2-for-4 to clinch the title
    10.00
    1 votes
    76

    John McNamara

    John Francis McNamara (born June 4, 1932 in Sacramento, California) is a former manager and coach in Major League Baseball. He managed six major league teams, directing the 1986 Boston Red Sox to the American League pennant, only to experience an excruciating defeat in that season's World Series at the hands of the New York Mets. McNamara attended Christian Brothers High School and Sacramento City College, where he led the team to the 1951 California state championship (and later was inducted to the SCC Athletic Hall of Fame). A right-handed batter and thrower, he was a peripatetic minor league catcher during his playing career, originally signing with the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He began his managing career with the Lewis-Clark Broncs in Lewiston, Idaho, of the Northwest League in 1959, and when the club became an affiliate of the Kansas City Athletics in 1960, McNamara joined the A's system. He won Southern League pennants in 1966 and 1967 and groomed many future members of the Oakland dynasty during his tenure at the Double-A level. McNamara managed the Oakland Athletics (1969–70), San Diego Padres (1974 through the midseason of 1977), Cincinnati Reds (1979 through the
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    1 votes
    77
    Ken Macha

    Ken Macha

    Kenneth Edward Macha ( /ˈmɑːkə/; born September 29, 1950, in Monroeville, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and manager. During an 8-year managing career, he managed the Oakland Athletics (2003–2006), whom he guided to the American League's Western Division championship in both his first and final seasons with the team, and the Milwaukee Brewers (2009–2010). During a 6-year playing career, Macha played in 1974 and from 1977–1981 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, and the Toronto Blue Jays. He was a first cousin to Hal Newhouser. In the offseason, he lives in Murrysville, Pennsylvania with his family. Macha is a graduate of Gateway High School in Monroeville, a suburb of Pittsburgh, and played college ball at the University of Pittsburgh. He was selected by Pittsburgh in the sixth round of the 1972 June draft. He was the Eastern League batting champion in 1974 with the Thetford Mines Pirates. Macha made his major league debut on September 14, 1974, going 1-for-1 in a 17-2 Pirates loss to the Expos at Jarry Park. He is one of only a handful of players to play for both the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays, Canada's two major league franchises.
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    1 votes
    78

    Lynn Jones

    Lynn Morris Jones (born January 1, 1953 in Meadville, Pennsylvania) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers (1979–83) and Kansas City Royals (1984–86). He batted and threw right-handed. Over eight major league seasons, Jones was a .252 hitter with seven home runs and 91 RBI in 527 games. Jones attended Thiel College, in western Pennsylvania, where he played for the Tomcats, setting the school's single-season batting record, hitting .440 in 1974. In 1987, he was inducted into the college's athletic Hall of Fame. Jones was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 10th round of the 1974 June draft before being chosen by the Detroit Tigers in the 1978 Rule 5 draft. Named Detroit's Rookie of the Year in 1979, Jones also played in 14 career post-season games with the Kansas City Royals (1984–85), going 2-for-3 with a double and a triple in six games in the 1985 World Series against St. Louis. Following his retirement as a player, Jones managed in the minor leagues for the Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves organizations. In nine seasons as a minor league manager, Jones compiled a 555-630 (.468) record and reached the postseason twice, in
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    1 votes
    79

    Mike Couchee

    Michael Eugene Couchee (born December 4, 1957 in San Jose, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball and a current minor league pitching coach with the San Diego Padres. Couchee was selected three times in baseball's amateur draft, but chose to attend college rather than sign on the first two occasions. He was chosen by the San Francisco Giants in 1976, the Minnesota Twins in 1978, and the San Diego Padres in 1980. He eventually appeared in only 8 games in relief for the Padres, all in 1983. After his playing career ended, Couchee took up coaching, beginning with the Texas Rangers organization in 1986. He then spent 15 years as a coach with the California Angels where he earned a World Series ring in 2002. In 2003, Couchee rejoined the Padres as a pitching coach for their Class AAA Portland Beavers and also as minor league pitching coordinator. Couchee, a 1976 graduate of Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, California, quarterbacked the high school football team (the Wildcats) to the first undefeated season in the school's history. In 1980, Couchee received The President's Award as Most Valuable Player at the University of Southern California .
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    1 votes
    80

    Mike Easler

    Michael Anthony Easler (born on November 29, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder who enjoyed a 14 year major league career from 1973 to 1987 with the Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, California Angels, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. He is currently is a minor league hitting instructor in the New York Mets organization. Easler played first base, outfield and designated hitter. He was nicknamed "Hit Man" during his playing career and hit a career high .338 in 1980. After his major league career, he played two seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japanese Leagues in 1988-89 and one season with the West Palm Beach Tropics of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. After his retirement, he managed the independent league team Miami Miracle in 1990. He was the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1992, the Boston Red Sox in 1993, and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1999-2001. He returned to independent baseball in 2004, managing the Florence Freedom for part of the season. He was the hitting coach for the Jacksonville Suns in 2006 and was the hitting coach for the Las Vegas 51s in 2007. On January 22, 2008,
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    1 votes
    81
    Rob Thomson

    Rob Thomson

    Robert Thomson (born August 16, 1963 in Sarnia, Ontario) is the third base coach for the New York Yankees. He served as bench coach for the 2008 season after serving as Major League Field Coordinator for the organization. Thomson was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 32nd round of the 1985 draft. He played catcher and third base in the Tigers' minor league system until 1988, when he became a minor league coach for the team. In 1990, Thomson joined the Yankees organization as a third base coach for the team's Class-A affiliate in Fort Lauderdale. He moved into the front office in 1998 as a Field Coordinator, and became Director of Player Development in 2000. Prior to the 2003 season, he was named Vice President of Minor League Development, and was named to the Major League coaching staff in November of the same year. On September 27, 2006, Thomson took over as first base coach in place of Tony Peña, who learned before the game that his father had died. He filled in at the position for four games, as Peña returned in time for the season finale on October 1. On April 4, 2008, Yankees manager Joe Girardi fell ill with a respiratory infection and designated Thomson to manage that
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    1 votes
    82

    Rudy York

    Preston Rudolph York (August 17, 1913 – February 5, 1970) was a professional baseball player. He played all or part of thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers (1934, 1937–45), Boston Red Sox (1946–47), Chicago White Sox (1947) and Philadelphia Athletics (1948), primarily as a first baseman. York was born in Ragland, Alabama. He batted and threw right-handed. With one-eighth Cherokee ancestry and less-than-perfect fielding abilities, York prompted one sportswriter to declare: "He is part Indian and part first baseman". York's family moved from Ragland, Alabama, to Aragon, Georgia, when Rudy was a small boy. Rudy's mother moved the family to the Cartersville, Georgia, area sometime in the late 1920s. They lived in the American Textile Company (ATCO) mill town on the outskirts of Cartersville, where Rudy began working in his early teens. In his mid-teens, Rudy was playing baseball with older men on the ATCO mill team and receiving local attention for his prowess at the plate. Rudy became the team's star player from 1930 to 1933. York received a tryout and was signed as a second baseman by the Knoxville club of the Southern League in April 1933 but was released
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    1 votes
    83

    Wendell Kim

    Wendell Kim (born March 9, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former professional baseball player, coach and manager. He most recently served as the third base coach for the Chicago Cubs, and is of mixed Korean and Hawaiian descent. Kim got his start in professional baseball as a player, coming up through the San Francisco Giants' farm system as an infielder in the late seventies. He reached the AAA level in 1978, and had a .303 batting average in the Pacific Coast League. He never reached the major leagues, however, and he was released by the following spring. He played a brief stint in the Inter-American League in 1979, but was out of baseball by the end of the season. In 1980 he began his coaching career, starting out as a coach for the AA Shreveport Captains. Throughout the eighties he coached and managed several teams in the Giants' organization, including the Captains, Clinton Giants, Fresno Giants and Phoenix Firebirds. It wasn't until 1989 that he got his first taste of major league baseball, when he became the third base coach for the Giants. Kim held the Giants' job for eight years, before leaving to coach third base for the Boston Red Sox. He held down the third base
    10.00
    1 votes
    84
    John Gibbons

    John Gibbons

    John Michael Gibbons (born June 8, 1962, in Great Falls, Montana) was the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball from 2004 to 2008. He is often referred to as "Gibby" by his players and other baseball cohorts. After being selected by the New York Mets with the 24th pick of the 1980 amateur draft, Gibbons had a very brief 18-game major league playing career as a catcher with the Mets in 1984 and 1986. He was projected to be the Mets' catcher of the future but he batted only .220, with one home run and 2 RBIs (but 16 strikeouts) in 50 at-bats. Injuries also took a toll on him so he retired as a player in 1990. Gibbons served as the Mets' bullpen catcher during the 1986 postseason, in which the Mets won the World Series. Hired by the Blue Jays General Manager J. P. Ricciardi in 2002 as a bullpen catcher, Gibbons worked his way up to first base coach in June 2002. Ricciardi was his former roommate in the minor leagues. After Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi fired manager Carlos Tosca in 2004, John Gibbons was hired. The Blue Jays went 20–30 with Gibbons as manager. During the remainder of the season, it was not unusual to see as many as six rookies per game on the Blue
    6.50
    4 votes
    85

    John Mizerock

    John Joseph Mizerock ( /ˈmɪzərɒk/; born December 8, 1960 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball backup catcher for the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves. He was the eighth overall pick in the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft. The Houston Astros drafted eighteen year old Mizerock straight out of Punxsutawney High School in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He was the second of five catchers selected in the first round of the June 1979 draft. After four seasons in their farm system, in which he batted .228 with eighteen home runs (twelve of which were hit in 1982) and 143 runs batted in, Mizerock made the Astros out of Spring training 1983 as Alan Ashby's back-up. He allowed three passed balls in a game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 19 to not only lose the back-up catcher job, but to also get himself sent back down to the minors. In fairness to Mizerock, knuckleballer Joe Niekro was pitching. After Ashby was lost for a month of the season with a viral infection in his ear, Mizerock was called back up. However, he only appeared in four games during that span, and was optioned back down to the triple A Tucson Toros upon Ashby's return. He was brought back up
    8.50
    2 votes
    86

    Randy Niemann

    Randal Harold Niemann (born November 15, 1955, in Scotia, California) is an American professional baseball coach and a former pitcher who appeared in 122 Major League games, all but ten in relief, in 1979–1980 and 1982–1987 for the Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins. Niemann was a southpaw pitcher who stood 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). Niemann originally signed with the New York Yankees after he was selected in the second round of the secondary phase of the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft, and his active career spanned 14 pro seasons (1975–1988). In the Major Leagues, he worked in 200 innings pitched, and allowed 219 hits and 82 bases on balls, with 102 strikeouts, three saves and three complete games. He won seven of 15 decisions (.467) and compiled a career earned run average of 4.64. After retiring as an active player, Niemann became a coach and instructor in the New York Mets' organization for over two decades, serving as a minor league instructor (1989–1996; 2000; 2003–2008; 2011) and the club's Major League bullpen coach (1997–1999; 2001–2002; 2009–2010). Among the managers he worked for
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    2 votes
    87
    Randy St. Claire

    Randy St. Claire

    Randall Anthony St. Claire (born August 23, 1960) is a former professional baseball pitcher and current coach. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball for the Montreal Expos (1984–88), Cincinnati Reds (1988), Minnesota Twins (1989), Atlanta Braves (1991–92) and Toronto Blue Jays (1994) as a relief pitcher. He is the current pitching coach for the Miami Marlins. In his seventh year as pitching coach for the Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos, the team fired him on June 2, 2009. On October 27, 2009, the Miami née Florida Marlins hired him as their pitching coach St. Claire was a member of the Braves 1991 and 1992 National League pennant-winning teams. In 9 seasons he had a 12–6 Win-Loss record, 162 games, 69 games finished, 9 saves, 252 innings pitched, 252 hits allowed, 130 runs allowed, 116 earned runs allowed, 28 home runs allowed, 93 walks allowed, 160 strikeouts, 5 hit batsmen, 11 wild pitches, 1,089 batters faced, 25 intentional walks, 1 balk and a 4.14 ERA. He is the son of former major league catcher Ebba St. Claire. His brother Steve St. Claire had a 4-year minor league baseball career. His Nephew is current WWE Superstar Ryback
    8.50
    2 votes
    88

    Al Nipper

    Albert Samuel Nipper (born April 2, 1959) is an American professional baseball coach and a former Major League pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. On September 19, 2011, he was named minor league pitching coordinator of the Detroit Tigers. Nipper graduated from Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Missouri and Truman State University in Kirksville (formerly Northeast Missouri State University). Nipper pitched for the Red Sox from 1983 to 1987, the Cubs in 1988 and the Indians in 1990. In 144 total games played (124 as a starting pitcher), he finished with a career record of 46–50 and a 4.52 earned run average in 797⅔ innings pitched, with 381 strikeouts and 303 bases on balls. He was also one of the top first year players in the ballot for Rookie of the Year in 1984. Nipper has been a scout and coach for Major League clubs since the mid-1990s. He has been the MLB pitching coach of the Red Sox (mid-1995 through mid-1996) and the Kansas City Royals (2001–2002). He served as the Red Sox' bullpen coach in 2006, although he spent much of that season as the team's interim pitching coach because of the surgery-induced absence of Dave Wallace.
    7.33
    3 votes
    89
    Dallas Williams

    Dallas Williams

    Dallas McKinley Williams is a former professional baseball outfielder and coach. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds, and one season in Nippon Professional Baseball in 1988. Since 1989, he has been a baseball coach at various minor league levels, including serving as first base coach for the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox. He most recently served as the third base coach of the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the Northern League. Williams was selected by the Orioles with the 20th pick in the first round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. He played for several years in their minor league system, but only had one brief cup of coffee at the major league level in 1981, when he went 1-for-2 in 2 games. Earlier in 1981, Williams played in the longest game in professional baseball history, Rochester's 3-2 33-inning loss at Pawtucket. Williams went 0-for-13 in the game. Williams' 0-13 line is also a record in futility in any single professional baseball game. The following spring, the Orioles traded Williams to the Reds along with another minor leaguer in exchange for catcher Joe Nolan. Williams got a slightly more
    7.33
    3 votes
    90
    Darren Balsley

    Darren Balsley

    Darren Balsley (born October 27, 1964 in Newport Beach, California) is the current pitching coach at Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres franchise. He was a minor-league pitcher before he decided to go into coaching. He went to Mount Carmel High School in San Diego and attended Palomar College. He has been in his current role since May 17, 2003. Under his tutelage, the Padres pitching has greatly improved, with the team ERA going from 4.87 in 2003 to a Major-League best 3.70 in 2007 to now a Major-League leading best again 3.07 ERAin 2010. Also, many pitchers have gone on to have some of the best years of their careers under his watch. These players include Heath Bell, Jake Peavy, Cla Meredith, Chris Young, Akinori Otsuka, and Kevin Cameron.
    7.33
    3 votes
    91
    George Hendrick

    George Hendrick

    George Andrew Hendrick Jr. (born October 18, 1949) is a former major league outfielder for the Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and California Angels. Hendrick is arguably best remembered as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom he played for from 1979–84 and was a key player in the teams 1982 World Series win. He led the Cardinals in home runs every year from 1980 until 1983. Hendrick is currently the first base and outfield coach for the Tampa Bay Rays, a position he has held since 2006. In an 18-season career, Hendrick posted a .278 batting average with 267 home runs and 1111 RBI. His career stats include 941 runs, 1980 hits, 343 doubles, 59 stolen bases, and a .329 on base percentage in 7129 at-bats. Hendrick was one of the first players to hit 100 home runs in each league, 150 for the National League and 117 for the American League. He was the first MLB player to wear his pant legs down to his ankles, was nicknamed "Jogging George" and "Captain Easy" because of his reputation for not running plays out or giving 100% effort and "Silent George" due to his longstanding policy of not talking to the media. His son, Brian, played
    7.33
    3 votes
    92

    Johnny Roseboro

    John Junior Roseboro (May 13, 1933 – August 16, 2002) was a Major League Baseball catcher and coach, who was born in Ashland, Ohio. A left-handed-hitter, Roseboro had a lifetime .249 batting average with 104 home runs and 548 RBI in 1585 games played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1957–67), Minnesota Twins (1968–69) and Washington Senators (1970). He was a Gold Glove Award winner twice and a four-time All-Star during a fourteen-year career. On June 14, 1957, Roseboro succeeded Roy Campanella, whose playing career was ended the following January by a paralyzing automobile accident, as the Dodgers' full-time catcher. He also was the Dodgers' starting catcher in the 1959, 1963, 1965, and 1966 World Series, with his team winning the championship the first three times. In the Series, Roseboro was a .157 hitter with one home run and seven RBI in 21 games. The home run was against the New York Yankees in Game One of the 1963 World Series off Whitey Ford—the only home run the Yankee left-hander had yielded to a left-handed batter all season. After completing his playing career with Washington, Roseboro coached for the Senators (1971) and California Angels (1972–74). Later, he
    7.33
    3 votes
    93
    Pat Listach

    Pat Listach

    Patrick Alan Listach (born September 12, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop, minor league manager, and major league third base coach. Listach attended for the McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, where he played college baseball for the Highlanders. He transferred to Arizona State University, continuing his collegiate career with the Arizona State Sun Devils. Listach was drafted in the 5th round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Listach's best professional season was in 1992, his rookie year. After being called up from the minor leagues by the Brewers in April, Listach became a vital member of a team that won 92 games and contended for the American League playoffs. Listach's 54 stolen bases in 1992 ranked second only to the total accrued by Kenny Lofton, another prominent rookie from the Cleveland Indians, during that season. Listach would go on to win the 1992 American League Rookie of the Year award. In 1996 Listach was traded to the New York Yankees along with Graeme Lloyd for outfielder Gerald Williams and pitcher Bob Wickman. Listach was intended to be a backup outfielder, as the Yankees made the trade specifically to
    7.33
    3 votes
    94

    Red Kress

    Ralph "Red" Kress (January 2, 1907 – November 29, 1962) was a shortstop and coach in Major League Baseball. From 1927 through 1946, he played for the St. Louis Browns (1927–1932, 1938–1939), Chicago White Sox (1932–1934), Washington Senators (1934–1936), Detroit Tigers (1939–1940) and New York Giants (1946). Kress batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Columbia, California. Throughout his major league career, Kress was known for his great disposition and perpetual motion. Although he played mostly at shortstop, he showed his versatility playing every position but catcher and center fielder. Kress broke in the majors with the St. Louis Browns in the 1927 season. In 1929 he led American League shortstops in fielding percentage (.946) and double plays (94), and during three consecutive seasons he batted over .300 with over 100 runs batted in: .305 with 107 in 1929, .313 with 112 in 1930, and .311 with 114 in 1931, including a 22-game hitting-streak in 1930. Despite his efforts, in 1932 he was traded by St. Louis to the Chicago White Sox, who were unveiling Luke Appling at shortstop. Kress therefore adapted to whatever position he had to play, even pitching, in detriment of his
    7.33
    3 votes
    95

    Rick Schu

    Richard Spenser Schu (born January 26, 1962, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player and hitting coach. Schu grew up in Fair Oaks, California and was signed as an amateur free agent out of Del Campo High School by the Philadelphia Phillies. Schu debuted with the Philadelphia Phillies in September 1984 and was recalled to the major leagues in May 1985. Schu was hitting .284 at Portland and would replace Mike Schmidt at third base; Schmidt would move to first base. But Schu hit only .252 with seven home runs in 1985 for the Phillies and in 1986, Schmidt returned to third and Schu became a bench player. Schu played primarily third base for the Philadelphia Phillies (1984–1987, 1991), Baltimore Orioles (1988–1989), Detroit Tigers (1989), California Angels (1990) and Montreal Expos (1996). He also played two seasons in Japan for the Nippon Ham Fighters (1993-1994). On July 11, 2007, Schu replaced Kevin Seitzer as the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Schu continued in this role until May 7, 2009. On November 4, 2009 the Washington Nationals announced the hiring of Schu to be an organizational hitting instructor. Schu now resides in El Dorado
    7.33
    3 votes
    96
    Tom Foley

    Tom Foley

    Thomas Michael Foley (born September 9, 1959 in Ft. Benning, Georgia) is currently the third base coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. During his playing career, he was a shortstop. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos. He is a graduate of Miami Palmetto High School. In this time period, Tom Foley played for the Reds ('83-'85), the Phillies ('85-'86) and the Expos ('86-'88), with stats totalling .260 batting average, 599 games, 1545 at bats, 151 runs, 402 hits, 79 doubles, 14 triples, 19 home runs, 153 RBI's, and 24 stolen bases. Personal records in this time period: Highest batting average: .293 ('87); Most games: 127 ('88); Most at bats: 377 ('88); Most runs: 35 ('87); Most hits: 100 ('88); Most doubles: 21 ('88); Most triples: 3 ('84, '86-'88); Most home runs: 7 ('89); Most RBI's: 43 ('88); Most stolen bases: 10 ('86). Notes
    7.33
    3 votes
    97

    Bobby Winkles

    Bobby Brooks Winkles (born March 11, 1930 in Tuckerman, Arkansas) is a former baseball coach at Arizona State University. Bobby Winkles coached from 1959–1971 and was the first varsity baseball coach at Arizona State University. Winkles laid the foundation for the legacy that has become Sun Devil baseball. His overall record while head coach at ASU is 524-173. In his 11 years at work at ASU, Winkles coached ASU to its first three national titles (1965, 1967, and 1969). Winkles coached several great players while he was at the helm of the Sun Devils, including Rick Monday, Sal Bando, Reggie Jackson, Sterling Slaughter, and Larry Gura. He was named the 1965 and 1969 NCAA Coach of the Year and The Sporting News Coach of the Year in 1965, 1967, and 1969. Winkles was inducted into the ABCA Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. After coaching at ASU, Winkles went on to manage four years in Major League Baseball with the California Angels (1973–1974) and the Oakland Athletics (1977–1978). His No. 1 jersey is honored at Packard Stadium where the field is named in his honor. Winkles is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. A
    6.25
    4 votes
    98
    Mickey Hatcher

    Mickey Hatcher

    Michael Vaughn Hatcher (born March 15, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player and coach. Most notably, he was Kirk Gibson's replacement for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series, batting .368 (7/19) with two home runs and five RBI. He is from Mesa, Arizona and is a graduate of Mesa High School. After playing high school baseball for Mesa High School, Hatcher attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played both football and baseball. He was drafted twice (in 1974 in the 12th round by the Houston Astros and in 1976 in the 2nd round by the New York Mets) before signing with the Dodgers in 1977 (after being selected in the 5th round of the June draft). After signing, Hatcher was assigned as an outfielder to the Clinton Dodgers in the Class A Midwest League. The following season, Hatcher spent time playing for both San Antonio in the Class AA Texas League and AAA Albuquerque. Both stops would see him split time between the outfield and thirdbase - pre-saging his major league career in which he would see time not only at all three outfield positions, but also first and thirdbase. After hitting .371 with 10 homeruns, 93 RBI, and 88 runs for
    6.25
    4 votes
    99

    Tony Torchia

    Anthony Lewis Torchia (born December 13, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former minor league baseball player and manager. He was a left-handed throwing, right-handed batting first baseman who played 13 seasons in the minors. Originally signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox after his rookie season, 1962, and he would spend 24 years in the Boston organization. Torchia played in 1,435 minor league games and batted .294 with 89 home runs. Torchia holds the distinction of having been the only man who has served as a player, coach and manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox. After he retired as a player in 1974, he coached for the "PawSox" in 1975 (under skipper Joe Morgan). He then managed Boston farm clubs from 1976–1984, ranging from Class A to Triple A. His first team, the Winston-Salem Red Sox, won the 1976 Carolina League pennant. He skippered the Bristol Red Sox of the Double-A Eastern League for five seasons (1978–1982), winning league titles in 1978 and 1981. Torchia returned to Pawtucket as the third manager in the club's Triple-A history in 1983. He spent two seasons there, winning the 1984 Governors' Cup, emblematic of the championship of the
    6.25
    4 votes
    100

    Mark Bailey

    John Mark Bailey (born November 4, 1961 in Springfield, Missouri, United States) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants. Bailey became a bullpen coach for the Astros in 2002.
    5.40
    5 votes
    101
    Ed Sedar

    Ed Sedar

    Edward Joseph Sedar (born August 8, 1961, in Waukegan, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball third base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. He previously served as the first base coach for the Brewers from 2007 to 2010. Ed Sedar played eight seasons as an outfielder in the Chicago White Sox organization after playing collegiate ball at College of Lake County. He later became a manager in the Brewers organization with the Ogden Raptors and Helena Brewers.
    7.00
    3 votes
    102
    Juan Nieves

    Juan Nieves

    Juan Manuel Nieves Cruz (born January 5, 1965 in Las Lomas, Puerto Rico) is a former professional baseball pitcher and current coach in Major League Baseball. Nieves was signed by the Brewers after graduating from Avon Old Farms school in Connecticut. After playing for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1986 to 1988, he suffered a career-ending arm injury. He is currently the bullpen coach for the Chicago White Sox. On April 15, 1987, against the Baltimore Orioles, became the second-youngest player in major league history to throw a no-hitter, and so far the only Milwaukee Brewer to do so. Nieves' no-hitter became the first ever thrown by a Puerto Rican in Major League Baseball.
    7.00
    3 votes
    103

    Rusty Kuntz

    Russell Jay "Rusty" Kuntz ( /ˈkʌnts/; born February 4, 1955, in Orange, California) is a retired American Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder. He currently serves as the first base coach of the Kansas City Royals. An alumnus of California State University, Stanislaus, Kuntz was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 11th round of the 1977 MLB amateur draft. He then spent two seasons in the minor leagues. Kuntz made his Major League Baseball debut with the White Sox on September 1, 1979. After being used sparingly by the Sox for four seasons, Kuntz was traded to the Minnesota Twins, then to the Detroit Tigers after the 1983 season. In 1984, while still with Detroit, Kuntz had the best numbers of his career: a .286 average and a .393 on-base percentage, although he appeared in only 84 games, mostly as a pinch-hitter and fourth outfielder. In the fifth and deciding game of the 1984 World Series against the San Diego Padres, Kuntz pinch-hit for designated hitter Johnny Grubb with the bases loaded and the score tied at three. Kuntz hit a pop-up to short right field that Tony Gwynn was unable to see ("I lost the ball in the sky", he later admitted). Second baseman
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    3 votes
    104

    Terry Crowley

    Terrence Michael Crowley (born February 16, 1947 in Staten Island, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player who now serves as the interim bullpen coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Crowley played for the Orioles from 1969–1973 and 1976–1982. He was a backup player that could play the outfield and first base. When the designated hitter rule was implemented, he was the first Oriole to fulfill this role. However, he was best known during his playing career for being a pinch hitter. As of the end of 2008, Crowley's 108 career pinch-hits is still the 13th-most all-time, tied with Denny Walling. Crowley has served as the hitting coach for the Baltimore Orioles from 1985 through 1988, the Minnesota Twins from 1991 through 1998, and the Baltimore Orioles from 1999 through 2010. Crowley served as a roving hitting instructor in the Orioles organization in 2011. He is now the interim bullpen coach, following Mark Connor's resignation and the subsequent promotion of bullpen coach Rick Adair. Crowley attended Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, before being drafted by the Orioles in 1966.
    7.00
    3 votes
    105

    Sandy Alomar, Sr.

    Santos "Sandy" Alomar, Sr., or in the Spanish naming system Santos Alomar Conde (/ˈæləmɑr/; Spanish pronunciation: [aloˈmar]; born October 19, 1943 in Salinas, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves (1964–66), New York Mets (1967), Chicago White Sox (1967–69), California Angels (1969–74), New York Yankees (1974–76), and Texas Rangers (1977–78). Alomar was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He is the father of former Major League catcher and current Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar. Through his career, Alomar was a valuable defensive player. His range and defensive positions were excellent but he was prone to poor throws after making fantastic stops. Alomar was able to play all infield and outfield positions. He led league second basemen in fielding percentage in 1975. Alomar's offense was below-average with a .245 career batting average, 13 home runs and 282 RBI in 1,481 games played. He was, however, a great bunter and gathered a significant number of bunt singles in his career. Alomar enjoyed his best season in 1970 with career highs in batting
    6.00
    4 votes
    106
    Curt Young

    Curt Young

    Curtis Allen Young (born April 16, 1960, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of eleven seasons in Major League Baseball, and currently serves as pitching coach for the Oakland Athletics. Young was drafted by the Athletics in the fourth round of the 1981 draft. He joined the big league club in 1983 and played with the A's through the 1991 season, starting opening night for them in 1987. In 1992 he played for both the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees before rejoining Oakland in 1993. Young pitched a pair of one-hitters in his career - October 5, 1986, vs. the Royals and June 9, 1987, against the White Sox - and played in the 1988 and 1990 World Series. Prior to his appointment as A's pitching coach in 2004, Young spent four seasons in the same capacity within the Oakland minor-league system. Young left the A's after the 2010 season, following an offer of a one-year contract. On November 2, 2010, the Boston Red Sox announced he was hired to fill the team's vacant pitching coach position. In October 2011, following the Red Sox' September collapse, The Red Sox granted permission for Young and the other coaches to seek other
    8.00
    2 votes
    107

    Dave Garcia

    David Garcia (born September 15, 1920 in East St. Louis, Illinois) is an American retired coach, scout and manager in Major League Baseball who spent over 65 years in the game. He served as manager of the California Angels (1977-78) and Cleveland Indians (1979-82) and compiled a career record of 307 wins and 310 defeats (.498). Garcia was a minor league infielder for almost 20 seasons — much of that time in the farm system of the New York Giants — and never made it to the major leagues. He began managing at age 27 in 1948 with a Giants' farm club at Knoxville of the Class B Tri-State League. He managed in the minor leagues and scouted for the club (the San Francisco Giants from 1958) through 1968, before joining the San Diego Padres as a minor league manager in 1969, their maiden season. The following season, in his 50th year, Garcia finally reached the majors as San Diego's third-base coach. He coached with the Padres (1970-73), Indians (1975-76; 1979) and Angels (1977) and in 1977 he was named manager of the Angels when Norm Sherry was fired on July 11. While the Angels continued to stumble in '77, the Halos stood at 25-20 when Garcia was released in favor of Jim Fregosi on June
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    2 votes
    108
    Dwayne Murphy

    Dwayne Murphy

    Dwayne Keith Murphy (born on March 18, 1955, in Merced, California) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent most of his career playing for the Oakland Athletics as an outfielder. He is currently the hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 1973 and made his Major League debut in 1978. He spent nine years with the Athletics and played under managers, Billy Martin, Sparky Anderson, and Tony LaRussa. The A's made the playoffs in 1981, where they lost to the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. In those playoffs, Murphy hit .421 and hit one home run in six games. Murphy's biggest offensive year came in 1984, where he hit 33 home runs and drove in 88 runs. Murphy also drew many walks, and had excellent speed on the base paths. He stole 26 bases in both 1980 and 1982. He was also one of the best defensive outfielders of his time, receiving six consecutive Gold Gloves from 1980 through 1985. Murphy had a signature play where his hat blew off his head virtually every time he made a spectacular catch. It occasionally even happened on routine fly balls and it eventually became Murphy's trademark. During most of his
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    2 votes
    109

    Gary Varsho

    Gary Andrew Varsho (born June 20, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball player, formerly serving as a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. Varsho was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round of the 1982 June draft as a second baseman and made his big league debut with the Cubs on July 9, 1988. Primarily an outfielder during his playing career, Varsho played 14 years of professional baseball, including eight seasons in the majors leagues with the Cubs (1988–90), Pittsburgh Pirates (1991–92, 1994), Cincinnati Reds (1993) and Philadelphia Phillies (1995). During his career with the Pirates, Varsho appeared in the 1991 National League Championship Series and the 1992 National League Championship Series, going 2-for-4 in four combined games. His first major league hit came off Ed Whitson on July 9, 1988 against the San Diego Padres and he connected off Shawn Boskie for his first big league home run on July 2, 1992 at Wrigley Field. Varsho was the Phillies bench coach from 2002–2006 and was interim manager for the last two games of the 2004 season after Larry Bowa was fired. Varsho was fired as the bench coach for
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    2 votes
    110

    Ivan DeJesus

    Iván Alvarez DeJesús (born January 9, 1953 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player from 1974 to 1988 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Detroit Tigers. He is noteworthy for being involved in two trades that played significantly in the fortunes of the teams involved. In 1976, he was traded along with Bill Buckner from the Dodgers to the Cubs for Rick Monday. In 1981, he was traded from the Cubs to the Phillies for Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa. In 1977, he had 595 assists, the 5th highest total ever for a shortstop. In 1978 he scored the most runs in the NL, with 104. In 1981 he was a Triple Crown loser, finishing last (of batting qualifiers) in the three Triple Crown statistics, with a .194 BA, 0 HR, and 13 RBI. Since retiring from the majors DeJesús has been coaching and managing in the minor league systems - with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 1990–91, Seattle Mariners in 1992, and as a coach with the Houston Astros organization starting in 1994. Since 2001 DeJesús has been a manager with various Astros minor league teams, and received the 2003 Player
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    2 votes
    111
    Matt Sinatro

    Matt Sinatro

    Matthew Stephen Sinatro (born March 22, 1960 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a former major league catcher and currently handling administrative duties for the Chicago Cubs after being replaced as 1st base coach in January 2010. He attended Conard High School in West Hartford, Connecticut. He previously served as the bullpen coach for the Seattle Mariners (1995-2002) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003-2005). He has spent his entire coaching career working for manager Lou Piniella. In a January 11, 2012 press release, the Houston Astros named Sinatro as the Major League catching and advance scouting coordinator. Although drafted in the second round of the 1978 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves, Sinatro was never a regular player in the major leagues, and never played more than 37 games in one season. He played from 1981 to 1992 for the Braves, Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, and Mariners.
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    2 votes
    112
    Nick Leyva

    Nick Leyva

    Nicholas Tomas Leyva (born August 16, 1953, in Ontario, California) is the current third base coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Leyva, who is of Mexican American descent, is a former minor league player and manager, and has spent over a decade as a Major League Baseball coach. He was the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies from 1989 though early 1991. As a player, Leyva was an infielder in minor league baseball. He began his managing career at age 24 with the Rookie-level Johnson City Cardinals of the Appalachian League in 1978. By 1983, he was manager of the parent St. Louis Cardinals' AA farm team, the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League. He then served on the major league coaching staff of Whitey Herzog's Cardinals for five seasons, 1984-88. He was the first base coach for the National League champion 1985 Cardinals and third base coach for the National League champion 1987 Cardinals. In 1989, he was hired as manager of the Phillies by his former farm director in St. Louis, Lee Thomas. But Leyva's inaugural Philadelphia team won only 67 of 162 games, and finished last in the National League East Division. In 1990, his team won ten more games and finished fourth, but still
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    Randy Knorr

    Randy Duane Knorr (born November 12, 1968 in San Gabriel, California) is the bench coach for the Washington Nationals and was the manager for the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League in 2011, and is a former catcher in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays (1991–95), Houston Astros (1996–97 and 1999), Florida Marlins (1998), Texas Rangers (2000) and Montreal Expos (2001). He was on the Blue Jays during their 1991 American League Eastern Division and 1992 and 1993 World Series wins. He also helped the Astros win the 1997 and 1999 National League Central Division. In 11 seasons he played in 253 Games and had 676 At Bats, 82 Runs, 153 Hits, 27 Doubles, 3 Triples, 24 Home Runs, 88 RBI, 47 Walks, .226 Batting Average, .278 On-base percentage, .382 Slugging Percentage, 258 Total Bases, 8 Sacrifice Hits, 4 Sacrifice Flies and 3 Intentional Walks. Just before he retired, he played for the Edmonton Trappers. In July 2004, Knorr became a citizen of Canada. In 2008, he was the manager of the Potomac Nationals, who he guided to the 2008 Carolina League Mills Cup championship on Sept. 12, 2008. He served as the bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals for the last half of the
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    Ron Jackson

    Ronnie Damien Jackson (born May 9, 1953 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a coach and a former player in Major League Baseball. He was the hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox in 2004 when they won their first World Series in 86 seasons. From 1975 through 1984, Jackson played first base and third base with the California Angels (1975–78, 1982–84), Minnesota Twins (1979–81), Detroit Tigers (1981) and Baltimore Orioles (1984). He batted and threw right-handed. Jackson was called up to the Angels after hitting .281 in 144 games for the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League, and made his major league debut on September 12, 1975. In a 10-year career, Jackson compiled a .259 batting average with 56 home runs and 342 RBI in 926 games. Jackson played for managers Gene Mauch, Sparky Anderson, Dick Williams and Jim Fregosi. With the Angels, he hit a career-high .297 in 1978, and in 1979 posted personal highs in hits (158), doubles (40), home runs (14), RBI (68), runs (85) and games (153) for Minnesota. In that season, his .9943 fielding percentage at first base broke Rod Carew’s Twins’ record. Following his retirement as a player, Jackson coached for the Brewers, Dodgers and White Sox
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    Andy Fox

    Andy Fox

    Andrew Junipero Fox (born January 12, 1971 in Sacramento, California) is an American professional baseball executive and a former Major League Baseball infielder and coach. Fox, a second round draft pick, graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento. Also Fox attended a St. Mary, a Catholic school, in sacramento for grades k-8. In Major League Baseball, he played for the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, and Montreal Expos. He won a World Series as a member of the Marlins' 2003 World Series championship team and as a member of the Yankees' 1996 World Series championship team. While with the Diamondbacks, he set the team's single season record for hits by pitch. After his playing career ended, Fox became a minor league coach in the Texas Rangers' farm system in 2005 and served as manager of the Class A Clinton LumberKings in 2006. On March 24, 2007, Fox replaced Perry Hill as the Florida Marlins' first base and infield coach. Fox had previously played under Hill in 2002; similarly, former Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez was a coach for the Marlins during part of Fox's playing career with the team. After the 2009 season he was named
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    Billy Herman

    William Jennings Bryan "Billy" Herman (July 7, 1909 – September 5, 1992) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball during the 1930s and 1940s. He was known for his stellar defense and consistent batting. He still holds many National League defensive records for second basemen. Born in New Albany, Indiana, in 1909, Herman attended New Albany High School. Herman broke into the majors in 1931 with the Chicago Cubs and asserted himself as a star the following season, 1932, by hitting .314 and scoring 102 runs. His first at-bat was memorable. Facing Cincinnati Reds pitcher Si Johnson, Herman chopped a pitch into the back of home plate, which then bounced up and hit Herman in the back of the head, knocking him out. A fixture in the Chicago lineup over the next decade, Herman was a consistent hitter and solid producer. He regularly hit .300 or higher (and as high as .341 in 1935) and drove in a high of 93 runs in 1936. After a sub-standard offensive year in 1940, Herman was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941. He had one of his finest offensive season in 1943, when he batted .330 with a .398 on base percentage and 100 runs driven in. Herman missed the 1944 and 1945
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    Brad Mills

    James Bradley Mills (born January 19, 1957) is a former manager of the Houston Astros and a former Major League Baseball player. He also served as a bench coach for the Boston Red Sox. Mills was educated at Exeter High School in California and later played three seasons as a catcher for Seton Hall University. Mills reached the major leagues in 1980 and went on to post a .256 batting average with one home run and 12 RBI in 106 games played for the Expos (1980–83). He divided his time between Triple-A and the majors in each of those seasons, and sustained a right knee injury that ended his playing career at the age of 29. A full-time left-handed hitter and primarily a third baseman, he also saw time at first base and second. Mills became forever a part of major league history, when in 1983 he was Nolan Ryan's 3,509th career strikeout victim, lifting Ryan past Walter Johnson as the all-time strikeout leader. Mills managed eleven seasons in the minors in the Cubs, Rockies and Dodgers organizations (1987–2002), and also served as an advance scout for the Cubs. Mills was Terry Francona's first-base coach with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1997–2000. In 2003, Mills served as the Montreal
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    Carlos Tosca

    Carlos Tosca (born September 29, 1953 in Pinar del Río, Cuba) is the bench coach for the Atlanta Braves. He was the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2002 to 2004. Tosca managed the Portland Sea Dogs of the Eastern League (AA) until 1996. Tosca served as the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2002 to 2004. He has a 191–191 win-loss record. He was fired and replaced by John Gibbons during the 2004 season. Tosca served as bench coach of the Florida Marlins under Fredi Gonzalez from 2007 to 2009. When Gonzalez was hired to replace Bobby Cox as the manager of the Braves following the 2010 season, Tosca was hired to serve as the Braves' new bench coach. Tosca has an identical twin brother named Rick.
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    Dave Eiland

    David William Eiland (born July 5, 1966) is a former American professional baseball player who was a pitcher for ten Major League Baseball seasons. Eiland played college baseball for the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, and thereafter, played professionally for the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He is currently the pitching coach of the Kansas City Royals. Eiland was born in Dade City, Florida. Eiland accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for the Florida Gators baseball team. He later transferred to the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, and finished his collegiate career playing for the South Florida Bulls baseball team. The New York Yankees selected him in the 7th round of the 1987 amateur draft and made his major league pitching debut with the Yankees in August, 1988. Used mainly in spot chances, Dave played in New York for 4 seasons, winning only 5 games. He was traded to the Padres in 1992 and did not win a game in 2 seasons despite starting in 9 games. Dave was sent back to the Yankees in 1995 and played for the expansion Devil Rays for 3
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    Don Baylor

    Don Baylor

    Donald Edward Baylor (born June 28, 1949) is a Major League Baseball coach currently the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and a former player and manager. During his 19-year playing career, he was a power hitter who played as a first baseman, outfielder, and designated hitter. He played for six different American League teams, primarily the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels. He later managed the expansion Colorado Rockies for six years and the Chicago Cubs for three. Born in Austin, Texas, Baylor graduated from Austin High School. He starred in both baseball and football at Austin High, and was offered a scholarship to play football at Texas by legendary Longhorns coach Darrell Royal, which would have made him the first African American to play football at Texas. He opted to pursue a baseball career, enrolling at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas. He was drafted in the second round of the 1967 amateur draft by Baltimore. He played for the Orioles from 1970-1975. Before the 1976 season, the Orioles traded Baylor with Paul Mitchell and Mike Torrez to the Oakland Athletics for Reggie Jackson, Ken Holtzman, and Bill VanBommell. He signed with the California Angels
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    Jim Eppard

    James Gerhard Eppard (born April 27, 1960, in South Bend, Indiana) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman. Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 13th round of the 1982 MLB amateur draft, Eppard made his Major League debut with the California Angels on September 8, 1987, and appeared in his final game on October 1, 1990. He is currently the hitting coach of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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    Mark Salas

    Mark Bruce Salas (born March 8, 1961 in Montebello, California) is a former professional catcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1984-1991. Salas, who is of Mexican descent, currently works for the Chicago White Sox as a bullpen catcher. Despite playing for the Minnesota Twins before being traded to the New York Yankees during the 1987 season, Salas never received a World Series ring. Instead, he was given a watch. Salas is one of a few major leaguers whose surname is a palindrome; the others being catcher Truck Hannah (1918-1920), third baseman Eddie Kazak (1948-1952), infielder Toby Harrah (1969-1986), pitcher Dave Otto (1987-1994), first baseman Dick Nen (1963-1970), his son, reliever Robb Nen (1993-2002), pitcher Juan Salas (2006-present), and pitcher Marino Salas (2008-present). Mark, Juan and Marino Salas are not related.
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    Sandy Alomar, Jr.

    Sandy Alomar, Jr.

    Santos "Sandy" Alomar Velázquez, Jr. (Spanish pronunciation: [aloˈmar], /ˈæləmɑr/; born June 18, 1966 in Salinas, Puerto Rico), is a professional baseball catcher, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets between 1988 and 2007. Alomar is a six-time All-Star. He is the son of former major leaguer Sandy Alomar, Sr., and the brother of former second baseman Roberto Alomar. Alomar was a highly regarded catcher in the San Diego organization after being named Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year in both 1988 and 1989, but he was stuck behind Benito Santiago at the Major League level. After two short call-ups with the Padres, he finally got his chance at an everyday job after being traded to Cleveland after the 1989 season along with Carlos Baerga and Chris James, in exchange for power-hitter Joe Carter. Once in Cleveland, he established himself immediately, becoming the first rookie catcher to start an All-Star game and winning both Rookie of the Year honors and a Gold Glove Award. Alomar was selected as an All-Star in
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    Dave Wallace

    David William Wallace (born September 7, 1947 in Waterbury, Connecticut) was the interim pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves. He spent the majority of his career working for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets organizations. A high school all-around athlete, Wallace played baseball, basketball and football. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent out of the University of New Haven in 1970. A right-handed relief pitcher, Wallace posted a 47–31 record with 60 saves in 355 career minor league outings. In the majors, he made 13 appearances for the Phillies (1973–74) and Toronto Blue Jays (1978) and went 0-1 with 12 strikeouts and a 7.84 ERA in 20 and 2/3 innings. He concluded his playing career with Triple-A Pawtucket (1979). As a pitching coach, Wallace is credited with helping develop the talents of pitchers Pedro Martínez, Ramón Martínez, Pedro Astacio, Darren Dreifort, Hideo Nomo, Chan Ho Park, Ismael Valdéz and John Wetteland. Wallace gained note when Orel Hershiser credited him for his early success with the Dodgers in a Sports Illustrated article. Since 1981, Wallace has been a major league and minor league coach and front office executive. He
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    Jeff Banister

    Jeffery Todd Banister (born January 15, 1965 in Weatherford, Oklahoma) is a former professional baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is currently the Pirates' bench coach. He spent 25 years within the Pirates organization as a player and coach in both the Pirates major and minor league system. Banister was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 25th round of the 1986 amateur draft. He had only one at bat in his Major League Baseball career, which resulted in a base hit. Subsequently, his career concluded with a perfect 1.000 career batting average. Banister was called up from the minor leagues on July 23, 1991, because catcher Don Slaught was injured and manager Jim Leyland had him pinch hit in the eighth inning of that day's game against the Atlanta Braves at Three Rivers Stadium. Using Cecil Espy's bat, Banister hit a ball from Dan Petry and just beat shortstop Jeff Blauser's throw to first base. Banister was sent back to the minors but eventually returned as a coach and field coordinator. In 1993, he served as a player-coach with the Carolina Mudcats. From 1994 until 1999, Banister served as a minor league coach in the Pirates' minor league system. He was the manager
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    Kiki Cuyler

    Hazen Shirley "Kiki" Cuyler ( /ˈkaɪlər/; August 30, 1898 – February 11, 1950) was a Major League Baseball right fielder from 1921 until 1938. He was born in Harrisville, Michigan. Cuyler broke into the big leagues in 1921 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and became a fixture in the lineup in 1924. Playing for the Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers over the next decade and a half, Cuyler established a reputation as an outstanding hitter with great speed. He regularly batted .350 or higher and finished with a .321 lifetime batting average. In 1925 Cuyler combined this great hitting with 18 home runs and 102 RBI. Cuyler's Pirates won the World Series that year, the only time in his career he would be part of a championship team. In 1927, Cuyler was benched for nearly half the season because of a dispute with first-year manager Donie Bush. The Pirates again went to the World Series, but Cuyler did not play. That November, Cuyler was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Sparky Adams and Pete Scott. Cuyler led the league in stolen bases four times and finished his career with 328 steals. After his illustrious career as a player, Cuyler managed in the minor leagues, winning
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    Mike Quade

    Mike Quade

    Mike Quade (pronounced: KWAH-dee) (born March 12, 1957 in Evanston, Illinois) is the former manager of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Prior to this, he served as the Cubs' third base coach and was the former manager of the Iowa Cubs, the AAA baseball team for the Chicago Cubs. Quade played college baseball at the University of New Orleans. He was named to the Sun Belt Conference "All-time baseball team" as part of the Conference's 30th anniversary celebration in January 2006. Quade was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round (560th overall choice) of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft. He played for the Pirates' minor league system through 1983 at OF, 3B, 2B, and SS. After retiring as a player, Quade was named the manager of the Macon Pirates, who he managed in 1985 and 1986. He managed the Rockford Expos in 1989 and 1990, the Harrisburg Senators in 1991 and 1992, the Ottawa Lynx in 1993, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons in 1994 and 1995, the West Michigan Whitecaps in 1996, the Huntsville Stars in 1997, the Edmonton Trappers in 1998, the Vancouver Canadians in 1999, and the Iowa Cubs from 2003-2006. Quade was the Minor League Manager of the Year in 1991 with
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    Sal Maglie

    Salvatore Anthony Maglie (April 26, 1917 – December 28, 1992) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played from 1945 to 1958 for the New York Giants, Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals. Maglie was known as "Sal the Barber", because he gave close shaves—that is, pitched inside to hitters. Coincidentally, he also sported a five o'clock shadow look. He also had the distinction of being one of the few players to play for all three New York City baseball teams. During a 10-year baseball career, Maglie compiled 119 wins, 862 strikeouts, and an 3.15 earned run average. Maglie broke into the major leagues with the Giants in 1945, but jumped to the Mexican League prior to the 1946 season. For this, Maglie was banned from organized baseball by Commissioner Happy Chandler, and Maglie was unable to return to the Giants until 1950. The ban had been lifted in 1949, but Maglie chose to remain with the Drummondville Cubs, with whom he was playing at the time, and for whom he was making more money than he did with the Giants. After his return, Maglie was integral to the success of the New York Giant teams of the early 1950s. After a stint with
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    Tye Waller

    Elliott Tyrone Waller (born March 14, 1957, in Fresno, California) or more commonly known as Tye Waller or Ty Waller, is the first base coach for Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics franchise, and a former major league third baseman. Waller was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 33rd round of the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of the 1977 January amateur draft, and signed in May. After the 1980 season, St. Louis sent Waller to the Chicago Cubs as the player to be named later in an earlier trade that sent Leon Durham and Ken Reitz for Bruce Sutter. After the 1982 season, he was traded by the Cubs to the Chicago White Sox for Reggie Patterson. After the 1983 season, Waller signed with the Houston Astros as a free agent. His brother, Reggie Waller, became a baseball executive. Another brother, Kevin Waller, played in the minor leagues. His nephews, Gerric Waller and Derric Waller, played in the minor leagues as well.
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    Mike Maddux

    Mike Maddux

    Michael Ausley Maddux (born August 27, 1961, in Dayton, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and the pitching coach of the Texas Rangers. He is the older brother of four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux. Mike Maddux attended the University of Texas at El Paso. He pitched for 15 years in baseball from 1986–2000 for nine different teams. His last MLB appearance was on July 4, 2000. After his retirement as a player, he started his coaching career as the pitching coach for the Round Rock Express, at the time a Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. He went on to spend 6 seasons as the pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers and is now the pitching coach for the Texas Rangers. During the 2011 off season, he was a manager candidate for the Cubs after they fired Mike Quade. The journeyman pitcher first played for the Philadelphia Phillies, where in his rookie year he faced and lost his first game against his brother Greg of the Chicago Cubs. Later in his career he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (in two stints), San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos, and the Houston Astros. During a 15-year baseball
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    Alex Ochoa

    Alex Ochoa (/oʊˈtʃoʊ.ə/; born March 29, 1972) is a Cuban American professional baseball coach and former Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball outfielder. On December 23, 2011, he was named the first-base coach on the 2012 Major League staff of Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. Ochoa played in part of eight seasons for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies and Anaheim Angels. He was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round of the 1991 amateur draft, but he never played in the majors for them, as Baltimore traded him to the Mets as part of a trade for Bobby Bonilla in 1995. Ochoa would make his big league debut later that year for New York. Ochoa would eventually be traded seven times in his career, winning a World Series ring with the Angels in 2002. Ochoa played for the Chunichi Dragons from 2003 to 2006. He signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox before the 2006 season and was invited to spring training. He started the season with Triple-A Pawtucket, but was released after a poor performance. On June 18, 2007, he signed a deal to play with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp for the
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    Bo Porter

    Bo Porter

    Marquis Donnell "Bo" Porter (born July 5, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and bench coach. He is currently the manager for the Houston Astros. Porter was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 40th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Iowa. In 1999, Porter made his major league debut with the Cubs. Following the season, he was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the Rule 5 draft. After the 2000 season, he was selected off waivers by the Texas Rangers. He was granted free agency following the 2001 season, and he played the remainder of his career in the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies minor league systems. Porter served as the hitting coach for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2005 and manager of the Class A-Advanced Jamestown Jammers in 2006. After that, he served as Florida Marlins' third base coach and outfield and baserunning instructor from 2007 to 2009. Porter became the Diamondbacks third base coach in 2010, after he declined the Marlins' offer to remain with the organization. Following the dismissal of manager A. J. Hinch and promotion of bench coach Kirk Gibson to interim manager in July 2010, Porter was promoted
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    Don Heffner

    Donald Henry Heffner (February 8, 1911 – August 1, 1989) was an American second baseman, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. Born in Rouzerville, Pennsylvania, Heffner entered baseball in 1929. After all or parts of four seasons with the then-minor league Baltimore Orioles, Heffner joined the New York Yankees for the 1934 season. He spent four seasons with the Yanks as a part-time player before a trade to the St. Louis Browns afforded him more playing time. He appeared in more than 100 games from 1938-41 with St. Louis before reverting to a reserve role, and finished his playing career with the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers in 1943-44. In 743 games over all or parts of 11 American League seasons (1934–44), Heffner batted .241 with six home runs and 610 hits. In 1947, he began his managing career in the Browns’ farm system, and he promptly won consecutive pennants in his first two seasons. He returned to the major leagues as a coach with the Athletics, now in Kansas City, from 1958–60 and the Tigers in 1961. Heffner then spent two successful seasons managing the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League, winning the 1962 championship, before becoming
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    Jerry Adair

    Kenneth Jerry Adair (December 17, 1936 – May 31, 1987) was a professional baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and Kansas City Royals from Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Adair was signed by the Baltimore Orioles out of Oklahoma State University on September 2, 1958 for a $40,000 bonus. he made his Major League Baseball debut with the club that day against the Washington Senators, coming into the game in the bottom of the 8th inning as a defensive replacement for shortstop Chuck Oertel. He did not get an at bat in the game. Adair's first big league at bat came a few days later - September 5 - against the Boston Red Sox. After drawing a walk and scoring in the 8th inning, Adair reached base again in the ninth inning on a fielder's choice. He picked up his first big league hit (a single to left field) in a 3–2 Orioles win over the visiting New York Yankees on September 21. That season, he hit .105 (2-for-19) in 11 games with the Orioles, primarily playing shortstop. He hit .314 (11-for-35) in 12 games in 1959 and went 1-for-5 (.200) in 3 games in 1960. Adair's first full season in the big leagues came in 1961 with the Orioles, hitting .264 with 9 home
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    Jimmy Burke

    James Timothy Burke (October 12, 1874 – March 26, 1942) was a Major League Baseball third baseman with the Cleveland Spiders, St. Louis Perfectos, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Stockings, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals. Burke was the regular third baseman for the Cardinals from 1903 to 1905. He was named player-manager in the middle of the 1905 season but was replaced by Stanley Robison, and it would be thirteen years before the St. Louis Browns hired him as a manager.
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    John Wathan

    John David Wathan ( /ˈwɑːθən/; born October 4, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and manager for the Kansas City Royals. He was considered one of the rare catchers with speed, having 105 stolen bases during his career. In 1982, he stole 36 bases, breaking the single-season record for catchers set by Ray Schalk in 1916 despite missing four weeks with a broken ankle earlier in the season. Wathan, nicknamed "Duke" for his dead-on impersonations of John Wayne, was drafted in the first round, fourth overall in the 1971 MLB Draft from the University of San Diego, where he played college baseball for the Toreros from 1968-1970. Wathan played ten seasons with the Royals from 1976 to 1985 where he played in 860 games, averaging a career .261 batting average with 21 home runs and 261 RBIs. Wathan has his best season in 1980 in which he played in 126 games, and had a .305 batting average. After he retired, Wathan became the manager for Kansas City's AAA Omaha Royals farm club and he was promoted manager for the big-league Royals on August 28, 1987. He managed five seasons in Kansas City, having two winning seasons in 1988 and 1989 and finishing second in
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    José Oquendo

    José Oquendo

    José Manuel Roberto Guillermo Oquendo Contreras (born July 4, 1963 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball infielder and the current third base coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. He also served as manager of the team representing Puerto Rico in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic. Oquendo signed with the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1979 at only fifteen years old. When he made his major league debut with the Mets in 1983, he became the first player in franchise history to be younger than the franchise (the Mets began play in 1962; Oquendo was born in 1963). After two seasons bouncing back and forth between the Mets and their triple A affiliate the Tidewater Tides, Oquendo was traded with Mark J. Davis to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ángel Salazar and John Young. Oquendo spent all of 1985 with the Cardinals' triple A affiliate the Louisville Redbirds. With the Mets, Oquendo had only ever played shortstop; with perennial All-star Ozzie Smith firmly entrenched there, the Cards experimented with Oquendo at other positions when they brought him up for the 1986 season. Along with short, Oquendo played second base, third and in the outfield. In
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    Marcel Lachemann

    Marcel Ernest Lachemann (born June 13, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional baseball front-office executive. and a former manager and pitching coach in Major League Baseball. As a player, he was a relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He is currently a special assistant to the general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After a three-year stint (1969–1971 in the majors, he became the pitching coach for the California Angels in 1984. Lachemann stayed with the Angels until the 1993 season, when he was named pitching coach of the newly formed Florida Marlins by his brother, manager Rene. In 1994, he replaced Buck Rodgers as manager of the Angels. In 1995, the Angels improved markedly and at one point were 11 games ahead of the Seattle Mariners in August, but collapsed and lost a one-game playoff at the end of the season. The Angels never recovered their winning ways, and in August, 1996, he resigned as manager. He later returned to Anaheim as the Anaheim Angels pitching coach under Terry Collins from 1997 to 1998. In the early 2000s he was the Colorado Rockies pitching instructor, and also served in the Rockies' front office as assistant to
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    Ty Van Burkleo

    Ty Van Burkleo

    Tyler Lee Van Burkleo (born October 7, 1963) was named the Houston Astros interim hitting coach on August 19, 2012. He is a former bench coach for the Seattle Mariners and a former first baseman in major league baseball. He played for two different major league teams in his career: the California Angels (1993) and Colorado Rockies (1994). He also played for two teams in Japan: the Seibu Lions (1988–1990) and the Hiroshima Toyo Carp (1991). At 24, he was player of the year with the Seibu Lions, hitting 38 home runs and driving in 90 runs for the 1988 Japan Champions. A graduate of Chatsworth High, he signed a 1981 minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. He then played for the Angels in their minor league system before signing with the Seibu Lions. Upon returning to the United States for the 1992 season, he signed with the Angels again, then played for the Rockies for two seasons, and in 1996 returned to the Angels for his last playing season. The following year, he began his coaching career with the Diamondbacks. In 2001, he found himself working for the Angels again, as the minor league hitting coordinator. For the 2007–2008 seasons, Van Burkleo was the hitting coach for
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    Andy Van Slyke

    Andy Van Slyke

    Andrew James Van Slyke (born December 21, 1960 in Utica, New York) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder and former first base coach for the Detroit Tigers. Van Slyke earned All-American honors in baseball as a senior at New Hartford Central High school located in New Hartford, New York. He was drafted in the first round (sixth overall pick) of the 1979 Major League Baseball amateur draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Called up from the AAA Louisville Redbirds, he made his Major League debut with the Cardinals on June 17, 1983, collecting a double, an RBI and making three putouts in the outfield without an error. In 1985, he was one of five Cardinals to steal at least 30 bases. He stole 34 that season, part of the "Whiteyball" era. He began his career the first two years by playing first base, third base, and all three outfield positions. Van Slyke mostly played right field the next two years on the strength of his excellent throwing arm, occasionally platooning with Tito Landrum or substituting for Willie McGee in center. On September 21, 1986, he hit a rare inside-the-park home run. During spring training of 1987, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates along with
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    Bill Haselman

    William Joseph Haselman (born May 25, 1966, in Long Branch, New Jersey) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He served as the first base coach for the Boston Red Sox in 2006. Before taking over the role of first base coach, Haselman served as bullpen coach. He was the catcher in Roger Clemens's second career 20-strikeout game, against the Detroit Tigers in 1996. During his 13-year playing career (1990, 1992–2003) with the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, Haselman hit .259 with 47 HR and 210 RBI. His best season came in 1996, when he hit .274 with 8 HR and 34 RBI in a career-high 237 AB for the Red Sox. He hit .314 with 6 HR in 105 AB for Texas in 1998. The former catcher was a first-round draft pick of the Rangers in 1987. Haselman's most dramatic offensive performance came in a game at Fenway Park against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 27, 1995. With the bases empty and the score tied 5-5, he pinch hit for catcher Mike Macfarlane in the bottom of the 11th inning. Haselman shattered his bat, sending a Woody Williams' offering sailing over the Green Monster to give the Boston Red Sox their first walk-off win of their 1995 Eastern Division
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    Dwight Evans

    Dwight Evans

    Dwight Michael Evans (born November 3, 1951), nicknamed Dewey, is an American former professional baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1972–90) and Baltimore Orioles (1991) in Major League Baseball. Evans won eight Gold Glove Awards (1976, 1978–79 and 1981–85). In the 1970s and 1980s, Evans played in the outfield with Jim Rice as well as all-stars Fred Lynn and Tony Armas. Evans was born in Santa Monica, California. He played Pony League and Colt League Baseball in Northridge, California with Doug De Cinces. Dwight attended Granada Hills High School in the tenth grade, but was not happy with the poor treatment he received from the baseball coaches. He then transferred to Chatsworth High School and played alongside Rick Rieger. Evans started his career by winning International League MVP honors, but in his early major league career, he was primarily a defensive standout with a modest bat. In the second half of his career, he became a powerful batter. Evans acquired the nickname Dewey while playing for the Winston-Salem Red Sox during his third year of professional ball in 1971. It was coined by manager Don Lock who had already called Don
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    Herb Pennock

    Herb Pennock

    Herbert Jefferis Pennock (February 10, 1894 – January 30, 1948) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball from 1912 through 1933. He is best known for his time spent with the star-studded New York Yankee teams of the mid to late 1920s and early 1930s. He batted and threw left-handed. Connie Mack signed Pennock to his Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. After using Pennock sparingly, and questioning his competitive drive, Mack sold Pennock to the Boston Red Sox in 1915. After returning from military service in 1919, Pennock became a regular contributor for the Red Sox. The Yankees acquired Pennock from the Red Sox after the 1922 season, and he served as a key member of the pitching staff as the Yankees won four World Series championships during his tenure with the team. After retiring as a player, Pennock served as a coach and farm system director for the Red Sox, and as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Pennock was regarded as one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in baseball history. Mack later called his sale of Pennock to the Red Sox his greatest mistake. Pennock died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1948; later that year, he was
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    Jeff Cox

    Jeff Cox

    Jeffrey Lindon Cox (born November 9, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball third base coach for the Chicago White Sox. Previously, Cox was a second baseman for the Oakland Athletics during the 1980 and 1981 seasons. He batted and threw right-handed. Cox has completed three seasons with the Chicago White Sox as a third base coach. Cox was the third base coach and infield instructor for the Pittsburg Pirates. Cox was the Florida Marlins bench coach, bullpen coach, then eventually the third base coach and in 2003 they won the World Series. In a 61-game career, Cox was a .213 hitter (36-for-169) with 20 runs and nine RBI without home runs. Jeff Cox is single and has one daughter named Kimberly. He graduated in 1973 from South Hills High School located in West Covina, California. In high school, Cox was a three sport athlete lettering in baseball, basketball, and cross-country. His senior year in high school he was named to the California Interscholastic Federation first team in baseball and basketball. Cox later attended Manatee Junior College in Bradenton, Florida while also playing at the Royals Baseball Academy. Cox played two years of basketball at
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    Jerry White

    Jerry White

    Jerome Cardell "Jerry" White (born August 23, 1952 in Shirley, Massachusetts) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) player former first base coach of the Minnesota Twins. He played for 11 seasons in the MLB, including stints with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, and Saint Louis Cardinals. He also played two seasons in Japan for the Seibu Lions and Taiyo Whales. White has two sons- Justin and Jerome, and a daughter Ashley. Baseball Reference
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    Joey Cora

    Jose Manuel Cora Amaro (born May 14, 1965 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player known as "The Rooster" with an 11 year career in the MLB spanning the years 1987 and 1989-1998. He played for the San Diego Padres of the National League and the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians of the American League. He played second base, shortstop, third base and also served as designated hitter. In college, Cora played for Vanderbilt University. On June 3, 1985 he was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the first round. As a member of the Beaumont Golden Gators Cora received national attention when on June 22, 1986 he was stabbed after a game in San Antonio, Texas. Cora, who had been a first round draft pick, was waiting outside the team bus following the game against the San Antonio Missions at V.J. Keefe Stadium when two men called his name and then assaulted him. He was stabbed once in the stomach and once in the arm. Cora was quickly rushed to the hospital and later made a full recovery after spending six weeks on the disabled list. A man named Jose Puente, 29, was caught at the scene and was later charged with attempted murder. Apparently Cora
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    Mike Harkey

    Mike Harkey

    Michael Anthony Harkey (born October 25, 1966, in San Diego, California) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball and the current bullpen coach for the New York Yankees. During June 2010, Harkey served as the Yankee pitching coach while Dave Eiland was on leave for personal reasons. Harkey played at California State University, Fullerton. He was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs in the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft. Harkey played for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, appearing in 131 games. In 1990 he finished the season with a record of 12–6 with a 3.26 earned run average. Harkey played in the majors in 1988, 1990 through 1995, and then 1997 before retiring. He was plagued by shoulder and arm injuries throughout his early career with the Cubs. On September 6, 1992, during pregame warmups, he attempted a cartwheel in the Wrigley Field outfield, severely damaging his knee. Harkey served as pitching coach for the Iowa Cubs before joining the Yankees. Harkey's son, Tony, is an infielder for the Cal State-Fullerton Titans baseball team. His son Cory is a tight end for the UCLA Bruins
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    Roger McDowell

    Roger McDowell

    Roger Alan McDowell (born December 21, 1960) is the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves and was a right-handed relief pitcher for twelve seasons in Major League Baseball from 1985 to 1996. He played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles of the American League. McDowell was a key component in the 1986 World Series champion New York Mets and was the winning pitcher in the deciding Game 7. His major league record of decisions was 70 wins and 70 losses. While McDowell was a stable major league-level pitcher, he was also notorious in the league and among fans as a prankster who would light firecrackers in the dugout. He also could skillfully wrap a wad of chewing gum around a cigarette, then secretly place the contraption on the heels of unsuspecting teammates' cleats. This is known as the hot foot. During a nationally televised game, he was filmed with his uniform on upside down – his pants over his head with his shoes on his hands. He also took part in an on-field mariachi band and wore earrings in the clubhouse to protest Cincinnati Reds' owner Marge Schott's banning of earrings. In
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    Spike Owen

    Spike Dee Owen (born April 19, 1961 in Cleburne, Texas) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Seattle Mariners (1983–86), Boston Red Sox (1986–88), Montreal Expos (1989–92), New York Yankees (1993) and California Angels (1994–95). He made his Major League debut on June 25, 1983. In a 13-season career, Owen compiled a .246 batting average with 46 home runs and 439 RBI in 1544 games. A switch-hitter, Owen attended The University of Texas at Austin and was the All-Tournament Team shortstop in the 1982 College World Series. Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft. On June 25, 1983 Owen went 1 for 4 against the Toronto Blue Jays in his major league debut in with the Mariners. His first hit came off Jim Gott. On July 13, 1983, Owen hit his first big league home run against Boston Red Sox pitcher Doug Bird at Fenway Park. In 1986, he was named team captain of the Mariners. On August 19, Owen and center fielder Dave Henderson were traded to the Boston Red Sox for Rey Quiñones and cash. In his third game with the Red Sox, he tied a major league record with six runs scored in a game. In the 1986 American League
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    Tony Peña

    Tony Peña

    Antonio Francisco Peña Padilla (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtoni ˈpeɲa]; born June 4, 1957, in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball player, manager and current coach. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Pirates, Cardinals, Red Sox, Indians, White Sox, and Astros. Peña was the manager of the Kansas City Royals between 2002 and 2005. He currently is the bench coach for the New York Yankees. As a player, Peña was known for his defensive abilities as well as his unorthodox squat behind home plate. Peña was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1975. Originally an outfielder, he didn't start playing as a catcher until 1977 while playing in the minor leagues. As a catcher, Peña adopted an unorthodox squat behind the plate when there were no runners on base, extending his left leg straight out while squatting on his right leg. He did this in order to help his pitchers keep their pitches low in the strike zone. In 1979 while playing for the Buffalo Bisons, Peña hit for a .313 batting average along with 34 home runs and 97 runs batted in. The following year with the Portland Beavers he posted a .323 batting average with
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    Brian Butterfield

    Brian James Butterfield (born March 9, 1958 in Bangor, Maine) is the current third base coach and infield instructor for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team. Butterfield is the son of Jack Butterfield, the former vice-president of player development and scouting for the New York Yankees. The younger Butterfield was a second baseman in the Yankees minor league system before joining the major league team as a roving infield instructor in 1984. Butterfield later became a coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks, spending five years with them. He then became a minor league manager in the Yankees organization, helming the Bronx Bombers' Florida State League affiliate as well as the Columbus Clippers, the team's Triple-A club in the International League. In 2002, he joined the Blue Jays as their third base coach and infield instructor. Butterfield has a very good reputation, both within the Blue Jays system and throughout baseball. Orlando Hudson, widely recognized as one of the best defensive second baseman in baseball and winner of the Gold Glove Award in 2005 and 2006, has stated that Butterfield deserves immense credit for making him the defensive player he is. Under
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    Charlie Wagner

    Charles Thomas Wagner (December 3, 1912 – August 31, 2006) was an American right-handed pitcher and coach in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1938–1942, 1946). Nicknamed "Broadway," he went on to a 50-year career as a scout and minor league instructor. His professional relationship with the Red Sox lasted a record 73 years. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Wagner debuted with the Boston Red Sox on April 19, 1938. After being used in both starting and relief duties, he enjoyed his first full season as a starter in 1941. He was the second in a pitching rotation that included Dick Newsome, Mickey Harris and Lefty Grove. Wagner finished with a 12–8 record and three shutouts, and his 3.07 earned run average was the best on the Boston pitching staff and the third best in the American League, being surpassed only by Thornton Lee (2.37) and Al Benton (2.97), and over Marius Russo (3.09). In 1942, Wagner compiled career-highs in victories (14, eight in AL), starts (26), complete games (17, seventh in AL), strikeouts (52), innings pitched (205.1), and had a 3.29 ERA. After the season, he left his team to serve in the Navy during World War II. Wagner
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    Kevin Long

    Kevin Long

    Kevin Richard Long (born December 30, 1966) is a former minor league baseball player and the current hitting coach for the New York Yankees. Long graduated from Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Long was a second-team All-American in 1989 at the University of Arizona and was also named first-team PAC-10 that year. A three-year letter-winner, Long still holds the Arizona record for most extra-base hits in a game (five) and ranks in the top-10 in several different statistical categories (second, extra-base hits; sixth, doubles; seventh, multi-hit games; eighth, total bases; ninth, runs scored). Long was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 31st round of the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft. He played in the Royals system for eight seasons, from 1989 until 1996. Long led Class-A Eugene in 1989 in games played, at bats, runs scored, hits, doubles, and RBIs. He also ranked eighth among all Northwest League hitters with his .312 batting average in his rookie season. He missed most of the 1994 season after undergoing surgery on his left wrist. At the end of spring training in 1997, Long, who was assigned to the Triple-A Omaha Royals, decided to retire, asking instead for a
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    Mike Gallego

    Mike Gallego

    Michael Anthony Gallego (born October 31, 1960, in Whittier, California) is the Oakland Athletics third base and infield coach, and a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Athletics, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals from 1985 to 1997. Gallego was the A's starting second baseman during their three-year run of A.L. Championships from 1988 through 1990, which included a World Series sweep in 1989 against their Bay Area rivals, the San Francisco Giants. Throughout his career, he was known more for his glove than his bat. In 1990, he led the A.L. in sacrifice hits with 17. He had 28 hits without an extra-base hit in 1995, still the post-1912 non-pitcher record. Gallego's 12 home runs in 1991 set a career high. While playing with the Yankees from 1992 to 1994, Gallego was the last player to wear the uniform number 2 prior to the Yankees' current All-Star shortstop, Derek Jeter. Gallego closed out his career with the Cardinals in 1996 and 1997, where he once again played under Tony La Russa, his manager while with the A's. Before playing professionally, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles (1978–81, history major), and graduated from St. Paul
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    Al Jackson

    Alvin Neill Jackson (born December 26, 1935), affectionately referred to as "Little" Al Jackson, is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1959 to 1969. His 43 wins with the New York Mets were the franchise record until Tom Seaver eased past the mark in 1969. Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m), 169 pounds (77 kg), Jackson was born in Waco, Texas, and attended Wiley College. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1955 but his first regular major league experience came as a member of the inaugural 1962 New York Mets. As a starting pitcher, he posted an 8–20 record that year. After three more seasons of sixteen or more losses with the Mets, including a second 8–20 campaign, Jackson was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ken Boyer. In 1966, his first year in St. Louis, Jackson had his best season in the majors. He was sixth in the National League in earned run average and ninth in complete games. Unfortunately for Jackson, he also lost fifteen games and, the next year, was used more as a relief pitcher. Those 15 losses gave him a five-year streak of at least 15 losses—the record since 1900 is six. Despite going 9–4 in
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    Bob Elliott

    Robert Irving Elliott (November 26, 1916 – May 4, 1966) was an American third baseman and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Braves. He contributed some of the happiest memories to the Braves' final Boston years, winning the 1947 National League Most Valuable Player Award and earning the nickname "Mr. Team." The following season, his power hitting helped lift Boston to its second NL pennant of the 20th century, the team's first in 34 years, and last before relocating to Milwaukee. He was the second major league third baseman to have five seasons of 100 runs batted in, joining Pie Traynor, and retired with the highest career slugging average (.440) of any NL third baseman. He also led the league in assists three times and in putouts and double plays twice each, and ended his career among the NL leaders in games (8th, 1262), assists (7th, 2547), total chances (10th, 4113) and double plays (4th, 231) at third base. Born in San Francisco, California, Elliott came to the major leagues with the Pirates as an outfielder in 1939. As a right-handed batter (and thrower), his power hitting was hampered by the spacious
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    Dan Williams

    Daniel Lawrence "Dan" Williams (born on September 3, 1966 in San Gabriel, California) is a former professional baseball player and the current bullpen catcher for the Cleveland Indians. He has been a player or coach in the Indians system since 1988. Williams bats and throws right-handed. Williams attended Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon, and was a letterman and a standout in football and baseball. Williams attended Ranger Junior College (1985–1986) and Western Oregon University (1987–1988). While at Western Oregon, he was named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-District 2 honorable mention in both 1987 and 1988. He led the Wolves in hits, doubles and RBI both years and tied for the team lead in home runs in 1987. Williams was drafted by the Indians in the 37th round of the 1988 draft and assigned to the Burlington Indians of the short-season Appalachian League. In addition to catching, he also played first base and in the outfield for Burlington. He is best known as the losing pitcher in relief in Burlington's 27-inning marathon 3-2 loss to Bluefield on June 24–25, 1988. He spent the 1989 season with the Watertown Indians of the short-season
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    Eddie Yost

    Eddie Yost

    Edward Frederick Joseph Yost (born October 13, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is a former professional baseball player and coach. He played the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a third baseman for the Washington Senators, before ending his career with the Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels. Yost batted and threw right-handed. He was nicknamed the "Walking Man" for the numerous bases on balls he drew. Yost was considered one of the best lead off men and third basemen of his era. Yost was signed by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1944. He made his Major League debut with the Senators at the age of 17 on August 16, 1944, having never played in the minor leagues. Yost spent the 1945 season in the United States Navy before returning to the Senators in 1946. In 1950, Yost posted career-highs with a .295 batting average and a .440 on base percentage. In 1951 he led the American League with 36 doubles and produced a career-high 65 runs batted in. He earned a place as a reserve player for the American League team in the 1952 All-Star Game. Between August 30, 1949 and May 11, 1955, Yost played in 829 consecutive games for the Senators,
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    Jim Tracy

    James Edwin Tracy (born December 31, 1955) is the former manager of the Colorado Rockies. Tracy was named manager of the Rockies after previous manager, Clint Hurdle, was fired on May 29, 2009. He has accumulated two playoff wins in his 11 year managerial career. He was an All-America baseball player at Marietta College, a NCAA Division III institution in Ohio. Tracy played as an outfielder for parts of two seasons with the Chicago Cubs in 1980–81. He also played two seasons in Japan with the Yokohama Taiyo Whales in 1983–84. Tracy worked as a minor league manager for several organizations. He is featured as the manager of the 1988 Peoria Chiefs in the book "The Boys Who Would Be Cubs", by Joseph Bosco . Tracy later served as the bench coach of the Montreal Expos (under manager Felipe Alou), and the Dodgers (under manager Davey Johnson) in 1999 and 2000. Tracy was manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2001 to 2005, compiling 4 winning seasons and a 427–383 record. With Tracy as manager, the Dodgers won the National League's West division in 2004 but lost 3-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series. On October 3, 2005, after finishing the season at 71-91,
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    Joe Morgan

    Joe Morgan

    Joseph Michael Morgan (born November 19, 1930 in Walpole, Massachusetts) is a retired American infielder, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. Morgan graduated from Walpole High School and attended Boston College, where he played baseball and varsity hockey. He was a high scoring hockey center who led the Eagles in points as a junior. Was also elected as team captain for the baseball team his junior year. He signed his first professional baseball contract with his then-hometown National League team, the Boston Braves. When he finally made Major League Baseball in 1959, after military service and a long stint in the minor leagues, the team had become the Milwaukee Braves. Morgan, a left-handed-hitting second baseman, third baseman and outfielder, put up several strong seasons at the Double-A and Triple-A levels. But he could not crack the Braves' lineup, nor those of the Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals. In parts of four major league seasons, he appeared in just 88 games and batted only .193. In 1966, Morgan became a manager in the farm system of the Pittsburgh Pirates, rising in 1970 to the AAA level, managing the
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    John McLaren

    John McLaren

    John Lowell McLaren (born September 29, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball coach and manager, best known for his brief tenure as manager of the Seattle Mariners, from July 1, 2007 to June 19, 2008. A native of the Houston, Texas area, McLaren was a catcher in the Houston Astros minor league system from 1970–1976, and later managed in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. He became a major league coach with the Blue Jays in 1986 and has since held major league coaching positions with the Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Washington Nationals. He also served as a coach for the United States national baseball team during the 2006 World Baseball Classic, spent two nonconsecutive seasons as a scout in the Devil Rays/Rays organization, and was interim manager of the Nationals for three games in 2011. He is presently employed as a scout for the Nationals organization. McLaren graduated from Westbury High School in Houston, Texas in 1970, and attended Blinn College, the University of St. Thomas and Houston Baptist University. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. McLaren, a catcher, was selected by the Houston Astros in the seventh round of
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    Ralph Treuel

    Ralph Martin Treuel (born June 7, 1955, at Elyria, Ohio) is an American professional baseball coach and a former minor league baseball pitcher. Since 2006 he has been the minor league pitching coordinator for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Treuel has spent his 39-year professional baseball career with two Major League organizations, the Detroit Tigers and the Red Sox. After attending Lorain County Community College, he signed with Detroit in 1974 and pitched for nine seasons in the Tiger farm system, including service with the Triple-A Evansville Triplets from 1978–1980. He compiled a 53–43 won-loss mark with a 4.11 earned run average in 193 minor league games. In 1983 he became the pitching coach for the Rookie-Level Bristol Tigers of the Appalachian League. In later assignments, he served as Detroit's roving minor league pitching instructor (1985–1990), pitching coach of the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (1991–1992) and field coordinator of player development (1993–1994). In 1995, Treuel was Sparky Anderson's pitching coach with the MLB Tigers, but left the Detroit organization following that campaign. In 1996, he joined the Red Sox as pitching coach of the Double-A
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    Tony La Russa

    Tony La Russa

    Anthony "Tony" La Russa, Jr. ( /ləˈruːsə/; born October 4, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball manager and infielder, best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals. La Russa managed teams to six league championships and three World Series titles, and ranks third in all-time major league wins by a manager, behind Connie Mack and John McGraw. As a player, La Russa made his major league debut with the Kansas City Athletics in 1963. After a shoulder injury the following off-season, he spent most of his career in the minor leagues. He spent parts of five other seasons in the major leagues, playing for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs. His final big-league appearance came in 1973 with the Cubs, but he continued to play in the minor leagues until 1977. Following the end of his playing career, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law. La Russa was named manager of the White Sox in the middle of the 1979 season. In 1983 he led the White Sox to an American League West division title; however, the White Sox fired him during the 1986 season. Less than three
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    Dick Pole

    Richard Henry Pole (born October 13, 1950) is a retired Major League Baseball player and a former Cincinnati Reds pitching coach. A right-handed pitcher, Pole was 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and weighed 210 pounds (95 kg) during his playing career. Pole attended Northern Michigan University and signed with the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent. He quickly developed into a top pitching prospect. With Class AAA Pawtucket in 1973, his 2.03 earned run average and 158 strikeouts led the International League. That same year, he pitched a no-hitter against Peninsula. Pole made his major league debut on August 3, 1973, starting the second game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles. He surrendered six runs in 3⅔ innings pitched and received the loss, as the Orioles won 8–2. He remained with the team, and spent the next four seasons moving between the rotation and the bullpen for the Red Sox. Pole's career was nearly ended by an injury during a game against the Orioles on June 30, 1975, when a line drive by Tony Muser struck him in the face. The ball had been hit so hard that it bounced into foul territory near third base, scoring two runs on the play. Pole sustained a broken jaw
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    Heberto Andrade

    Heberto Andrade

    Jose Herberto "Herbie" Andrade (born 1966) is a Venezuelan baseball player and coach. He is currently the bullpen catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Andrade played as a catcher in the Chicago Cubs farm system, and later played in Venezuela, Italy, and Colombia. After retiring as a player, he was a catching instructor and bench coach in the Venezuelan Winter League.
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    Mike Stanley

    Robert Michael Stanley (born June 25, 1963) is a former American college and professional baseball player who was a catcher in Major League Baseball for fifteen years. Stanley played college baseball for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Texas Rangers (1986–1991), New York Yankees (1992–1995, 1997), Boston Red Sox (1996–1997, 1998–2000), Toronto Blue Jays (1998) and Oakland Athletics (2000). Stanley was a 1995 American League All-Star, won the 1993 Silver Slugger award at catcher, and was a member of the Yankees' 1995 Wild-card team and the Athletics' 2000 AL Western Division Championship team. Stanley was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1963. He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Jack Rhine and coach Joe Arnold's Florida Gators baseball team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1982 to 1985. Stanley primarily played catcher for the Gators, but sometimes played first and third base, and also served as the Gators' designated hitter periodically. He received Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Tournament honors in 1982, and
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    Ron Wotus

    Ronald Allan Wotus (born March 3, 1961 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and second baseman and current bench coach for the San Francisco Giants. Wotus grew up in Colchester, Connecticut and attended Bacon Academy. He was drafted in the 16th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He debuted with the Pirates in 1983 and also played for them in 1984. He played in the Kansas City Royals organization in 1987 and the San Francisco Giants organization in 1988 and 1989, without returning to the majors. After retiring as a player, Wotus remained in the Giants organization as a minor league manager from 1991 to 1997. Wotus was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year in 1997. Wotus became the Giants third base coach in 1998, and has served as bench coach since 1999. He currently resides in Pleasant Hill, California.
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    Stan Williams

    Stanley Wilson Williams (born September 14, 1936 in Enfield, New Hampshire), nicknamed "Big Daddy" and "The Big Hurt", is a former Major League Baseball starting and relief pitcher who threw and batted right-handed. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1962), New York Yankees (1963-1964), Cleveland Indians (1965-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970-1971), St. Louis Cardinals (1971), and lastly the Boston Red Sox very briefly in 1972 where he had no decisions. Williams, a 1960 All-Star, built a career record of 109–94 in 482 games and 208 starts. He got the majority of his wins with the Dodgers in the early stages of his 14-year career. After the 1962 season he was traded from the Dodgers to the New York Yankees for Bill 'Moose' Skowron. He compiled a career ERA of 3.48 and had 42 career complete games with 11 shutouts. He gave up 682 earned runs in 1764 and 1/3 innings pitched. He had 1305 career strikeouts. Williams won a World Series with the Dodgers in 1959, his second year in the big leagues. Although his control often kept him from being a top pitcher, Williams' presence on the mound was huge, and many batters around the league feared the 225-pound, 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
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    Bud Harrelson

    Derrel McKinley "Bud" Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers from 1965 to 1980. After retiring, he served as a coach for the World Champion 1986 Mets, and as manager of the Mets in 1990 and 1991. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982. He is not related to Chicago White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson. Harrelson anchored the Mets' infield for thirteen seasons, including their 1969 season, and 1973 pennant-winning season. Harrelson was typical of shortstops of his era: good fielder, poor hitter. He had a lifetime batting average of .236 and hit a total of seven home runs during his fifteen year major league career, but had a lifetime .969 fielding percentage, and won a Gold Glove at his position in 1971. He was a National League All-Star in 1970 and received Most Valuable Player Award consideration despite batting only .243 for the season. On May 28, after a five game losing streak that saw the Mets fall into fourth place in the newly aligned National League East, Jerry Koosman and the San Diego Padres' Clay Kirby engaged in a pitchers' duel at Shea Stadium.
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    Dave Collins

    David S. Collins (born October 20, 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1975 to 1990. Collins is one of three players to have made it to the major leagues who played for the storied Rapid City Post 22 American Legion baseball program in Rapid City, SD. The other two are Kelvin Torve and Mark Ellis. Collins was drafted in the first round of the 1972 draft from Mesa Community College by the California Angels. He made his professional debut with the Angels Rookie ball team in Idaho Falls and moved up through the Angels farm system, with stops in Single-A Quad City and Salinas, Double-A El Paso and Triple-A Salt Lake City. He was dubbed "fastest white man in baseball" because he ran the 100 yard dash in 9.6 seconds and had high stolen base totals. He made his major league debut for the Angels on June 7, 1975, playing left field and batting leadoff, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He recorded his first career hit the following day against Brewers pitcher Tom Murphy. After two seasons as a utility player and reserve outfielder with the Angels, he was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the 14th pick in the 1976 Major League Baseball
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    Glenn Hoffman

    Glenn Edward Hoffman (born July 7, 1958) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball and the current third base coach for the San Diego Padres. Previously, in 1998 he took over the managerial position for the Los Angeles Dodgers final half of the season when Bill Russell was fired along with general manager Fred Claire. Hoffman was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the second round of the 1976 draft, and played primarily at shortstop for the Sox from 1980 to 1987, when he was traded to the Dodgers. In 1988, he signed as a free agent with the Red Sox, but he spent the entire season in the minor leagues. In 1989, he signed with the California Angels, but was limited to 48 games. After his playing career he began coaching. He spent several years as a Manager in the Dodgers farm system, and in 1998 he was the manager of the Dodgers AAA team when the team fired major league manager Bill Russell in midseason. The Dodgers hired him to be the team's interim manager for the remainder of the season. In 1999, he remained with the Dodgers as their third base coach under new manager Davey Johnson. He continued in that position under Johnson's successor Jim Tracy. Glenn Hoffman is the older
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    Lloyd McClendon

    Lloyd McClendon

    Lloyd Glenn McClendon (born January 11, 1959 in Gary, Indiana) is a former professional baseball player and manager, currently serving as the hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers under Jim Leyland. He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as an outfielder, and was manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2001 to 2005. In 1971, McClendon played in the Little League World Series for the Gary team, and earned the nickname "Legendary Lloyd" by homering in five consecutive at bats. While playing for Valparaiso University, he hit what is considered the longest home run at Bethel College against pitcher Robert Bjorkland's hanging curveball. During the game Ed Sommer from Bethel went 3-4 with 4 RBI's . McClendon was drafted by the New York Mets in the 8th round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft as a catcher. He began his professional baseball career with the Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League. After the 1982 season, he was traded along with two other players to the Cincinnati Reds in a deal to bring Mets legend Tom Seaver back to New York. 1983 was the first season in which McClendon began to play significantly at positions other than catcher, playing both
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    Bob Lemon

    Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon (September 22, 1920 – January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). Lemon was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a player in 1976. Lemon was raised in California where he played high school baseball and was the state player of the year in 1938. At the age of 17, Lemon began his career in the franchise's minor league systems when he was signed by the Cleveland Indians, with whom he played for his entire professional career. Lemon originally joined the major league Indians in 1941 as a utility player. He then joined the United States Navy during World War II and returned to the Indians in 1946. That season was the first Lemon would play at the pitcher position. The Indians played in the 1948 World Series and were helped by Lemon's two pitching wins as they won the club's first championship since 1920. In the early 1950s, Cleveland had a starting pitching rotation which included Lemon, Bob Feller, Mike Garcia and Early Wynn. During the 1954 season, Lemon had a career-best 23–7 win-loss record and the Indians set a 154-game season AL-record win mark when they won 111 games before they won
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    Dave Magadan

    David Joseph Magadan (born September 30, 1962 in Tampa, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball first and third baseman and current Boston Red Sox hitting coach. He is the cousin and godson of former manager, Lou Piniella. Magadan is 6'4" tall, weighs 245 lbs, batted from the left side, and threw from the right. While a student at Jesuit High School of Tampa, Magadan was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the twelfth round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft, but elected not to sign and remain in school. His status as a prospect improved after he led West Tampa Memorial Post No. 248 to a win against a team from Richmond, Virginia in the American Legion World Series and was named series Most Valuable Player. He also received the George W. Rulon American Legion Baseball Player of the Year award. After high school, Magadan attended the University of Alabama, where, in 1983, his .525 batting average led the entire National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), while setting an SEC Southeastern Conference record, and is still the fifth best in NCAA history. After defeating Michigan and Arizona State University twice, Alabama lost to the University of Texas at Austin in the 1983
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    Don Zimmer

    Don Zimmer

    Donald William Zimmer (born January 17, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB), currently serving as a senior advisor to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization. Zimmer has been involved in professional baseball since 1949. Zimmer signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1949. He played in MLB with the Dodgers (1954–1959, 1963), Chicago Cubs (1960–1961), New York Mets (1962), Cincinnati Reds (1962), and Washington Senators (1963–1965). He also played for the Toei Flyers of Nippon Professional Baseball in 1966. Following his retirement as a player, Zimmer began his coaching career. He worked in minor league baseball, before coaching the Montreal Expos (1971), San Diego Padres (1972), Boston Red Sox (1974–1976, 1992) New York Yankees (1983, 1986, 1996–2003), Cubs (1984–1986), San Francisco Giants (1987), Colorado Rockies (1993–1995), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays (2004–present). He served as manager for the Padres (1972–1973), Red Sox (1976–1980), Texas Rangers (1981–1982), and Cubs (1988–1991). Zimmer, nicknamed "Zim" and sometimes "Popeye" because of his facial resemblance to the cartoon character,
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    176
    Frank White

    Frank White

    Frank White, Jr. (born September 4, 1950) is an American former Major League Baseball player, and coach for the Kansas City Royals and their AA affiliate, the Wichita Wranglers. He is also a former color commentator for Royals telecasts. White was born in Greenville, Mississippi. After going to college at Longview Community in Lee's Summit, Missouri, he rose through the minors to reach the big leagues. Though initially disliked by fans because he displaced the popular Cookie Rojas at second base, he went on to set a major-league record jointly with teammate George Brett, by appearing in 1,914 games together. The record stood until 1995, when it was broken by the Detroit Tigers' Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker. In 1980, White was the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, leading the Royals to their first World Series appearance. A smooth fielder, White was a five-time All-Star. He won the Gold Glove Award eight times, including six consecutive seasons from 1977 to 1982. In 1977 he played 62 consecutive errorless games. Although in his early years he was a singles hitter who contributed little to the Royals' run column, White
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    177

    Larry Bowa

    Lawrence Robert Bowa (born December 6, 1945 in Sacramento, California) is a former middle infielder, playing mainly as a shortstop, and manager in Major League Baseball. Bowa was born in Sacramento, California, the son of Paul Bowa, a former minor-league infielder and manager in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. While at C. K. McClatchy High School, Bowa tried out but never made the school's baseball team. After graduation, Bowa went to Sacramento City College where he started, and was expected to go in the MLB Draft, but didn't. The Philadelphia Phillies were the only Major League team interested in Bowa. They sent a local scout, Eddie Bockman to watch Bowa play in a doubleheader, only for Bowa to be thrown out of the game for arguing. Bockman had a winter league team in the area and offered Bowa a chance to play. Bowa played well and signed with the Phillies for a $2,000 bonus. Characterized by his "soft" hands, strong arm, and fiery personality, he won two Gold Glove Awards and led the National League in fielding percentage six times, then a league record. He retired with the NL record for career games at shortstop (2222) and the Major League records for fielding average in a
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    Luis Alicea

    Luis Alicea

    Luis René Alicea de Jesús (born July 29, 1965 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. Alicea played for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox. He played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles with his brother Edwin under head coach Mike Martin. Alicea played 13 seasons, during which he played in 1,341 games. He was a career .260 hitter, with 47 home runs and 422 runs batted in. He had a lifetime .346 on base percentage, and a .369 slugging percentage. He ranked in the top 5 in triples three times in his career (1992, 1997, 2000). In 12 career postseason games, Alicea batted .267, with a .371 on-base percentage. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round (23rd pick) of the 1986 amateur draft, and signed June 17 of that year. He made his major league debut in a 12–9 Cardinals loss to the New York Mets on April 23, 1988. Starting at second base and batting eighth, Alicea went 1-for-4 with a triple, a walk and a run scored in his debut. He hit .212 with one home run and 24 RBI in 93 games with the Cardinals that season. Alicea spent the next few seasons in
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    Marquis Grissom

    Marquis Deon Grissom ( /mɑrˈkiːs/; born April 17, 1967) is a former American Major League Baseball player. In 2009, Grissom served as the first base coach for the Washington Nationals. Grissom was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Lakeshore High School in Atlanta, and excelled in high school baseball. Grissom played baseball at Florida A&M University, and in 1988, the Montreal Expos selected him with the 76th overall pick in the June draft, as part of that draft's third round. He had been considered a prospect as both a pitcher and an outfielder, but the Expos decided to have him abandon the mound and work solely as a position player. He made his professional debut with the Jamestown Expos of the New York-Penn League that fall and advanced quickly through the system, first appearing in the majors on August 22, 1989. He showed steady improvement for the next few seasons, gradually developing into a star as Montreal's leadoff hitter and center fielder. He led the National League in stolen bases in 1991 and 1992, was a member of the NL All-Star team in 1993 and 1994, and won four consecutive Gold Gloves, the first coming in 1993. Against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 28, 1991,
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    Willie Randolph

    Willie Randolph

    Willie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and manager, most recently the third base coach for the Baltimore Orioles. During an 18-year baseball career, he played from 1975-1992 for six different teams, most notably the New York Yankees. At the end of his playing career, he ranked fifth in major league history in games at second base (2,152), ninth in putouts (4,859), seventh in assists (6,336), eighth in total chances (11,429), and third in double plays (1,547). Upon retiring as a player, he joined the Yankees as a coach for eleven years. He later served as manager of the New York Mets from 2005 to June 2008. Randolph grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School, where he was a star athlete and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 7th round of the 1972 draft. He made his major league debut in 1975, and was at age 21 the sixth-youngest player in the National League. In December 1975 he was traded by the Pirates with Ken Brett and Dock Ellis to the Yankees for Doc Medich. Randolph spent 13 of his 18 seasons as a player with the Yankees and was co-captain of the Yankees with Ron Guidry from 1986
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    Bill McKechnie

    Bill McKechnie

    William Boyd McKechnie (August 7, 1886 – October 29, 1965) was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as a third baseman during the dead ball era. McKechnie was the first manager to win World Series titles with two different teams (1925 Pittsburgh Pirates and 1940 Cincinnati Reds), and remains one of only two managers to win pennants with three teams, also capturing the National League title in 1928 with the St. Louis Cardinals. His 1,892 career victories ranked fourth in major league history when he ended his managing career in 1946, and trailed only John McGraw's NL total of 2,669 in league history. He was nicknamed "Deacon" because he sang in his church choir and generally lived a quiet life. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, McKechnie made his major league debut in 1907 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, appearing in three games, before reemerging with the team in 1910 in a more substantial role. A utility infielder for the first half of his career before playing more substantially at third base later on, McKechnie played with the Pirates (1907, 1910–1912, 1918, 1920), Boston Braves (1913), New York Yankees (1913),
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    182
    Bob Apodaca

    Bob Apodaca

    Robert John Apodaca, otherwise known as Bob Apodaca (pronounced /ɑːpɵˈdɑːkə/;born January 31, 1950, in Los Angeles, California) is the pitching coach for the Colorado Rockies. On June 26, 2012 he asked to be reassigned & he was named Special Asst to GM Dan O'Dowd. He was replaced by Jim Wright & Bo McLaughlin who will servce as co-pitching coaches. Apodaca, who is of Mexican American descent, attended Cerritos College and California State University, Los Angeles. He signed with the New York Mets as an undrafted free agent in 1971. Apodaca played for the Mets as a relief pitcher in the 1970s, leading the Mets in saves with 13 in 1975. He also served as their pitching coach from 1996 to 1999. He was the pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2000-2001. He was hired by the Rockies as their pitching coach on October 31, 2002.
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    183

    Brad Arnsberg

    Bradley James Arnsberg (born August 20, 1963) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and was the Houston Astros pitching coach. Arnsberg graduated from high school in Medford, Oregon, and was drafted in the first round of the 1983 draft (9th overall) out of Merced Junior College. During his playing career, he played with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians. He made his debut on September 6, 1986, at the age of 23. While pitching for the Rangers, he earned the save for Nolan Ryan's 300th career win against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee on July 31, 1990 (when the Brewers played in the American League). He played the last game of his career on April 23, 1992. Arnsberg served as a coach for the Florida Marlins as they won the 2003 World Series. After spending time in Toronto as a pitching coach, he was hired by the Houston Astros to serve as their pitching coach for the 2010 season. He was fired on June 14, 2011.
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    Kevin Seitzer

    Kevin Lee Seitzer ( /ˈsaɪtsər/; born March 26, 1962) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball with the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and Cleveland Indians. After starring at Eastern Illinois University, Seitzer was drafted by the Royals in the 11th round of the 1983 draft. Seitzer made his big-league debut as a September call-up in 1986 with the Royals. He made it to the majors to stay in 1987, where he started the season as the Royals' regular first baseman. He traded positions with Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett later in the season, in hopes of reducing Brett's chances of injury. Seitzer hit .323 with 15 home runs and 207 hits (tying the MLB record) in his rookie 1987 season and, though overshadowed by fellow rookie teammate Bo Jackson, he was selected to the American League All-Star team. Seitzer also became one of only (currently) three Royals to collect six hits in a nine-inning game, which he did on August 2 of that year in a 13-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Royals Stadium; two of those hits were home runs. He joined Bob Oliver in 1969 (the franchise's inaugural season) in accomplishing this feat; Joe Randa would join them
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    Bud Black

    Bud Black

    Harry Ralston "Bud" Black (born June 30, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher and current manager of the San Diego Padres. Black is a graduate of Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington. Black played two years at Lower Columbia College in Longview. For his junior and senior years, he played at San Diego State. Black pitched fifteen seasons in the majors, most notably for the Kansas City Royals, winning 121 games in his career and was part of the starting rotation for the Royals team that won the 1985 World Series. He also played professionally for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants. Black was the starting pitcher for the Royals during the famous George Brett pine tar incident, and was the pitcher that gave up Reggie Jackson's 500th career home run. Black was the pitching coach of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2000-2006 under Manager Mike Scioscia. As the Angels pitching coach, Black won a World Series ring in 2002 against the San Francisco Giants. In October 2006, Brian Sabean, general manager of the Giants, interviewed Black for the Giants' vacant managerial position. After the position went
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    186
    Tim Bogar

    Tim Bogar

    Timothy Paul Bogar (born October 28, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. Currently, Bogar is the bench coach for the Boston Red Sox under manager Bobby Valentine. Bogar played for three different teams during his nine year career: the New York Mets (1993–1996), Houston Astros (1997–2000), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2001). He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 21, 1993, and played his final game on July 1, 2001. For his career, Tim hit .228 (345-for-1516) with 69 doubles, 9 triples, 24 homers, 180 runs scored, 161 RBI and 13 stolen bases. Bogar's only postseason appearance came as a member of the Houston Astros in the 1999 National League Division Series. Although Houston lost 3 games to 1 to the Atlanta Braves and were eliminated, Bogar went 3 for 4 in 2 games for the series. Bogar is a former manager of the Akron Aeros (the double-A affiliate the Cleveland Indians). In 2006, his first year with the team, Bogar led the team to a league best 87-55 record and came within one game of winning the Eastern League title. Bogar was named Eastern League manager of the year and was selected to coach as part of Major League Baseball's 2006 All Star Futures Game. He was
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    187
    Al Schacht

    Al Schacht

    Alexander "Al" Schacht (November 11, 1892 – July 14, 1984) was an American professional baseball player, coach, and, later, restaurateur. Schacht was a pitcher in the major leagues from 1919–21 for the Washington Senators. Although he compiled a 14–10 won/loss mark (with a 4.48 earned run average) in his three-year MLB pitching career and was highly regarded as a third-base coach, Schacht's ability to mimic other players from the coaching lines, and his comedy routines with fellow Washington coach Nick Altrock, earned him the nickname of "The Clown Prince of Baseball." Ironically, at the height of their collaboration, Schacht and Altrock developed a deep personal animosity and stopped speaking to each other off the field. During their famous comic re-enactments of the Dempsey-Tunney championship boxing match, many speculated that they pulled no punches as they rained blows on each other. After 11 seasons (1924–34) as a Senator coach, Schacht broke up his act with Altrock to follow Washington manager Joe Cronin to the Boston Red Sox, where Schacht coached at third base in 1935–36. He then focused on a solo career as a baseball entertainer. Following World War II, Schacht went into
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    188
    Buddy Bailey

    Buddy Bailey

    Welby Sheldon "Buddy" Bailey (born March 28, 1957 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is the 2012 manager of the Tennessee Smokies of the Double-A Southern League and a veteran skipper in minor league baseball. In May 2011, Bailey won his 1,500th game as a manager in the minors. He has been a member of the Chicago Cubs organization since 2006. Bailey initially joined the Cub organization as its roving minor league catching instructor, before assuming the managerial reins of the Daytona Cubs of the Class A Florida State League in the middle of the 2006 season. He then spent 2007 and 2008 as a manager in high classification leagues, including one year as skipper of the Smokies. Bailey spent 2007 as pilot of the Iowa Cubs of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, and finished second overall in the PCL American North Division standings with a 79-65 record. In 2008, his Smokies finished in last place in the SL's North Division with a mark of 62-77 (.446). He was replaced by Baseball Hall of Fame member and all-time Cub great Ryne Sandberg as Smokies' manager on December 17, 2008. Bailey then returned to Daytona for the 2009–2011 seasons. His 2011 Daytona Cubs finished 76–61 during the regular
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    Jim Rice

    Jim Rice

    James Edward "Jim" Rice (born March 8, 1953), nicknamed "Jim Ed", is a former Major League Baseball left fielder. Jim Rice played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. An 8-time American League (AL) All-Star, he was named the AL's Most Valuable Player in 1978 after becoming the first major league player in 19 years to hit for 400 total bases, and went on to become the ninth player to lead the major leagues in total bases in consecutive seasons, and join Ty Cobb as one of two players to lead the AL in total bases three years in a row. He batted .300 seven times, collected 100 runs batted in (RBI) eight times and 200 hits four times, and had eleven seasons with 20 home runs, also leading the league in home runs three times, RBIs and slugging average twice each. In the late 1970s he was part of one of the sport's great outfields along with Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans, who was his teammate for his entire career; Rice continued the tradition of his predecessors Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as a power-hitting left fielder who played his entire career for the Red Sox. He ended his career with a .502 slugging average, and then ranked tenth in AL history with 382
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    Mark Strittmatter

    Mark Strittmatter

    Mark Arthur Strittmatter (born April 4, 1969 in Huntington, New York) is a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Strittmatter played baseball at the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey, for two years before transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University where he helped lead VCU to the Metro Conference Championship in 1992. Strittmatter spent most all of his playing career in the minor leagues (1992–2000) after being drafted by the Colorado Rockies in June 1992. Strittmatter's only Major League playing experience came in September 1998, appearing in four games. He went hitless in 4 total at bats, and handled 11 chances flawlessly in the field. He made his major league debut on September 3, 1998 as the starting catcher wearing #22 at County Stadium vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. He and his wife, Katie, have two children, son Sean and daughter Emily. He also helps out with youth baseball players as a part of his foundation for youth.
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    Orlando Mercado

    Orlando Mercado Rodríguez (born November 7, 1961) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player. He played all or part of eight seasons in Major League Baseball with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, and Montreal Expos. From 2003 to 2010, he was the bullpen coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After the 2010 season, Mercado moved to the position of roving catching instructor for the Angels. Mercado became a local star for his play in the Portland Beavers Triple-A franchise in 1989. He was inducted into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame on May 22, 2004 in a pregame on-field ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Mercado currently serves as a catching coordinator with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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    Peanuts Lowrey

    Harry Lee "Peanuts" Lowrey (August 27, 1917 – July 2, 1986) was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1942–43, 1945–49), Cincinnati Reds (1949–50), St. Louis Cardinals (1950–54) and Philadelphia Phillies (1955). He was born in Culver City, California, and nicknamed as a child by an uncle who, remarking on Lowrey's small size, said, "Why, he's no bigger than a peanut." While Lowrey was growing up in Los Angeles, he worked as a child actor on the Our Gang comedies. Lowrey the ballplayer stood 5 feet 8+⁄2 inches (1.740 m) tall, weighed 170 pounds (77 kg) and threw and batted right-handed. In a 13-season career, Lowrey posted a .273 batting average with 37 home runs and 479 RBI in 1401 games played. In his late career, he became known as one of the top pinch hitters in the major leagues. He set an MLB record with seven consecutive pinch hits in 1952, and the following season made 21 pinch hits to fall one shy of the then-MLB all-time record. After a brief managing career in minor league baseball, Lowrey returned to the major leagues as a coach with the Phillies (1960–66), San Francisco Giants (1967–68), Montreal Expos (1969), Cubs (1970–71;
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    Pete Runnels

    James Edward "Pete" Runnels (January 28, 1928 – May 20, 1991) was a Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Washington Senators (1951–57), Boston Red Sox (1958–62) and Houston Colt .45s (1963–64). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Runnels was born in Lufkin, Texas. A master at handling the bat, he was a notorious singles hitter who had one of the best eyes in the game, compiling an outstanding 1.35 walk-to-strikeout ratio (844-to-627). Altogether, he batted over .300 six times, once with the Senators, five with the Red Sox. Despite winning the batting title in 1960, he drove in just 35 runs, a record low for a batting title winner. Solid and versatile with the glove, Runnels started as a shortstop with the Senators, but ultimately played 644 games at first base, 642 at second, 463 at shortstop, and 49 at third. Twice he led the American League in fielding percentage, at second base in 1960 (.986), and at first base in 1961 (.995). He was not a good base stealer: in 1952 he set the record for most attempted steals with no successes, at 10. In his career he stole 37 bases and was caught 51 times. In five seasons with Boston, Runnels never hit less than .314
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    Steve McCatty

    Steve McCatty

    Steven Earl McCatty (born March 20, 1954, Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Oakland Athletics from 1977 to 1985. He graduated from Troy High School in Troy, Michigan in 1972. On June 2, 2009 McCatty was named interim pitching coach of the Washington Nationals following Randy St. Claire's dismissal the previous day. On August 10, 1980, McCatty pitched a 14 inning game against the Seattle Mariners, only to lose 2–1. During the 1981 strike-shortened season, McCatty was third in the American League with a 2.32 ERA and was tied with three others with most wins with 14, including 4 shutouts, the last two of which were consecutive starts for McCatty. He finished second for the Cy Young Award, behind Rollie Fingers. During a 1982 exhibition game against the San Diego Padres, McCatty stepped to the plate wielding a toy 15-inch bat but was refused by umpire Jim Quick to hit. McCatty was instructed by A's manager Billy Martin, who was furious that the designated hitter rule was not allowed in National League ballparks, to use the toy bat as a protest. After retiring as a player in 1986, he remained in professional baseball working in radio and TV
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    Tim Johnson

    Timothy Evald Johnson (born July 22, 1949) is a former professional baseball player and manager. A shortstop and utility infielder in Major League Baseball from 1973 to 1979, he became better known as a manager when he was caught lying about his service in the Vietnam War. After signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1967 as a free agent, Johnson was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Rick Auerbach prior to the 1973 season while still a minor leaguer. Johnson played everyday for the 1973 Brewers at shortstop, but lost his starting job next season to Robin Yount, thus forcing him to settle in as a utility infielder. He was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays during the 1978 season where he retired a year later with a lifetime .223 batting average in 516 career games. After retiring as a player, Johnson spent the next 20 years as a scout, coach or minor league manager for the Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. The Blue Jays named Johnson as their manager for the 1998 season following the firing of Cito Gaston and the interim management of pitching coach Mel Queen. Johnson beat out several higher-profile candidates, most notably Davey Johnson (no relation), Larry
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    Ron Roenicke

    Ron Roenicke

    Ronald Jon Roenicke (pronounced /ˈrɛnɨki/ REN-i-kee; born August 19, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball player, minor league baseball manager, former bench coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the current manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. He is also the younger brother of former Montreal Expos and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Gary Roenicke. Roenicke attended Edgewood High School in West Covina, California and Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. He was drafted four times (by the Oakland Athletics in 1974, the San Francisco Giants in 1975, the Detroit Tigers in 1976 and the Atlanta Braves in 1976) but declined to sign each time. He played college baseball at UCLA in 1977 where he hit .284 with 9 home runs and 40 RBIs . In 1977 he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (17th overall), and decided to join the Dodgers organization. He spent time in the Dodgers' farm system until making his major league debut with the club in 1981, where he remained until released by the club in 1983. He signed with the Seattle Mariners in 1983 and played for the 1984 National League Champion San Diego Padres. He played in the two games of the 1984 World
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    Al Bumbry

    Al Bumbry

    Alonza Benjamin Bumbry (born April 21, 1947 in Fredericksburg, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres from 1972 through 1985. Al Bumbry was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round in 1968. He spent 13 of his 14 major-league seasons with the Orioles, and played for them in the 1979 and 1983 World Series. Bumbry was voted the American League Rookie of the Year in 1973 with the Orioles and was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1980. In 2002, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He served as the outfield/baserunning coach for the York Revolution in 2007. Prior to his major league career, Bumbry served in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star. His son, center fielder Steve Bumbry, was picked by the Orioles in the 12th round of the 2010 major-league amateur draft.
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    Alan Trammell

    Alan Trammell

    Alan Stuart Trammell (born February 21, 1958) is a retired American baseball shortstop of the Detroit Tigers from 1977 to 1996. Trammell, nicknamed "Tram", played his entire career with the Tigers, highlighted by a World Series championship in 1984 and an American League East division championship in 1987. Although his arm was not overpowering, he had a quick release and made accurate throws. Trammell's defense perfectly complemented his double-play partner, Lou Whitaker. The two formed the longest continuous double-play combination in major league history, playing 19 seasons together. At the plate, Trammell was one of the best-hitting shortstops of his era and won three Silver Slugger awards. Trammell later served as Detroit's manager from 2003 through 2005. He is currently the bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. While playing for the Tigers' farm team in Montgomery of the Southern League, Trammell played his first game with teammate Lou Whitaker before the two infielders were promoted, making their major league debut at Fenway Park together, during the second game of a double-header on September 9, 1977, the first of nineteen seasons together. Trammell batted .300 in 1980
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    Bill Castro

    William Radhames Castro Checo (born December 13, 1953, in Santiago, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and former pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League. He is currently the bullpen coach with The Baltimore Orioles of the American League. Gary Thorne, broadcasting the game between the Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels on July 5, 2012 on MASN, announced that Castro became unavailable for that game because Castro suffered a tragic death in his family and returned home to the Dominican Republic. Castro was drafted by the Brewers – then in the American League – and pitched for them from 1974 to 1980. He played three more years with the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals before retiring. The longest-serving member of the Brewers' coaching staff, Castro was named bullpen coach in 1992 by rookie manager Phil Garner. Late in the 2002 season, Castro also briefly served as pitching coach after the resignation of Dave Stewart. He then returned to his bullpen role until he was named pitching coach by new Milwaukee manager Ken Macha on November 7, 2008. The 2009 season marked Castro's 18th consecutive season as a Brewer coach. Castro was
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    Davey Lopes

    Davey Lopes

    David Earle Lopes ( /ˈloʊps/; born May 3, 1945 in East Providence, Rhode Island) is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. He batted and threw right-handed. He is currently the first base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In a 16-season career, Lopes posted a .263 batting average with 155 home runs and 614 runs batted in in 1,812 games played. Lopes spent nine seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers as their regular second baseman. Along with Steve Garvey (1B), Bill Russell (SS) and Ron Cey (3B), they formed the longest running infield in baseball history, which stayed together for eight and a half seasons. Used in the leadoff role most of his career, Lopes has been one of the most effective base stealers in baseball's modern era. His 557 career stolen bases rank 25th all-time as of 2010, but his success rate of 83.01% (557 steals in only 671 attempts) ranks 3rd-best all time among players with 400 or more career stolen bases (behind Tim Raines and Willie Wilson). In 1975, Lopes stole 38 consecutive bases without getting caught, breaking a 53-year-old record set by Max Carey. Lopes' record was later broken by Vince Coleman in 1989. Lopes led the National League
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    Glenallen Hill

    Glenallen Hill

    Glenallen Hill (born March 22, 1965, in Santa Cruz, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. Hill played with the Toronto Blue Jays (1989–91), Cleveland Indians (1991–93), Chicago Cubs (1993–94, 1998–2000) San Francisco Giants (1995–97), Seattle Mariners (1998), New York Yankees (2000), and Anaheim Angels (2001) during his thirteen-year career. Hill batted and threw right-handed. Hill was also infamous for his defensive escapades, which were once described by then-Mariners pitching coach Bryan Price as "akin to watching a gaffed haddock surface for air." He has also been referred to as The Juggler because he would struggle to hold onto a ball when he caught one. Currently, he is the first base coach for the Colorado Rockies. Hill graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1983, and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1983 amateur draft, in the ninth round and 219th overall. Hill made his major league debut on July 31, 1989, with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 19 games that year, he collected 15 hits including his first career home run and seven runs batted in. His play that season allowed him to remain with the team for the 1990 season, where he hit .231 over 84
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    Jim Presley

    Jim Presley

    James Arthur Presley (born October 23, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball infielder with an eight year career from 1984 to 1991. He played for the Seattle Mariners of the American League and the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres of the National League. He was primarily a third baseman but also saw some time playing first base. His nickname was "Hound Dog". As a youth, he played baseball through the Dixie Youth association, first at Pensacola Brent then later Pensacola Myrtle Grove. He graduated from Escambia High School in 1978. He was named to the American League All-Star team in 1986 after hitting .265 with 27 home runs and a career high 107 RBIs. On December 21, 2005 he was signed to be the hitting coach for the Florida Marlins. He was fired along with manager Fredi Gonzalez and bench coach Carlos Tosca on June 23, 2010. He was replaced on an interim basis by John Mallee, who was the Marlins minor league hitting coordinator. On October 8, 2010 Presley was inducted into the Escambia High School Sports Hall of Fame during halftime of an EHS football game along with former Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith and a few other EHS alumni. Presley joined the
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    Jimmie Reese

    Jimmie Reese (October 1, 1901 – July 13, 1994) was a professional baseball player. He played second base, third base, and then coached in Major League Baseball. Reese was born James Herman Solomon to a Jewish family in New York City and was brought up in Los Angeles. In order to avoid the brunt of prejudice against Jewish baseball players, he adopted the name of Jimmie Reese, which he used throughout his baseball career. Much of his career was spent in the Pacific Coast League, beginning as a batboy with the Los Angeles Angels from 1919 (at least one source claims 1917) to 1923. In 1924 he signed a contract to play second base with the Oakland Oaks. In 1927, Reese batted .295 in 191 games and led the PCL in fielding for second basemen (.984), as the Oaks won their first pennant in 15 years. In September 1927 he was traded by Oakland to the New York Yankees with Lyn Lary and $100,000 ($1,337,931 today). He was called up to the American League in 1930. Reese played for the Yankees in 1930 and 1931, and was most noted for being the roommate of Babe Ruth (or, as Reese explained, he “roomed with Ruth’s suitcase”). In 1930 he batted .346 in 188 at bats, striking out only 8 times. Only
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    Joe Dobson

    Joseph Gordon (Joe) Dobson (January 20, 1917 – June 23, 1994), nicknamed "Burrhead," was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played with the Cleveland Indians (1939–40), Boston Red Sox (1941–43, 1946–50, 1954) and Chicago White Sox (1951–53). Dobson was born in Durant, Oklahoma. At the age of nine, he lost his thumb and left forefinger playing with a dynamite cap, but it didn't keep him from reaching the majors, and playing with the Indians. After two seasons in Cleveland he was sent to Boston. An All-Star in 1948, Dobson enjoyed his best years with the Red Sox. Between 1941-50 (except in 1944-45 for military duties), he won 106 games for the Red Sox. In a 14-season career, Dobson compiled a 137–103 record with 992 strikeouts, a 3.62 ERA, 112 complete games, 22 shutouts, 18 saves, and 2170 innings in 414 games (273 as a starter). Joe Dobson died in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 77.
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    Steve O'Neill

    Steve O'Neill

    Stephen Francis O'Neill (July 6, 1891 – January 26, 1962) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher, most notably with the Cleveland Indians. Born to Irish immigrants in Minooka, Pennsylvania (now a part of Scranton), O'Neill was one of six brothers who escaped a life in the coal mines by playing in the major leagues. Other notable members of the O'Neill family were Jack, a catcher in the National League (1902–06); Mike, a right-handed pitcher in the NL (1901–04, 1907); and Jim, an infielder with the American League Washington Senators (1920, 1923). Baseball historian William C. Kashatus noted that Michael and Jack "would become the first brother battery in major league history". The O'Neill brothers "were known to exchange their signals in Gaelic in order to fool the opposing coaches". Later, two of Steve O'Neill’s daughters married professional baseball players, one of whom was Skeeter Webb, who worked for O'Neill when he managed the Detroit Tigers during the 1940s. Steve had by far the most successful playing career of the O'Neill brothers, serving as a catcher for 17 years in the American League. He played with the
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    Glenn Sherlock

    Glenn Patrick Sherlock (Born: September 26, 1960, Nahant, Massachusetts) is the bullpen coach of baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. Sherlock was originally signed by the Houston Astros as their 21st pick in the 1983 draft. He played in the Astros and New York Yankees farm system until he retired in 1988, without having made it to the majors. He managed at Tampa in 1990 then led Fort Lauderdale in 1991 and was named a coach for the Florida State League All-Star Game. His 3-year minor league managerial record wrapped up at 121-128 (.486) and then he went down under to hone his managerial skills in the winter of 1993, leading the Canberra Bushrangers in the Australian Baseball League. Sherlock was catching instructor for the Yankees twice, working in the bullpen in 1992, then once again in 1994 and 1995. He was employed for 10 seasons in the Yankee chain either as a minor league player, coach or manager. Sherlock is in his 24th year in professional baseball and he's the only member of Arizona's original coaching staff that has been on board since the outset in 1998. He is in the second year of his second stint as the bullpen coach, a position where he spent his first 5 seasons. Sherlock
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    Joe Kerrigan

    Joe Kerrigan

    Joseph Thomas Kerrigan (born November 30, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former relief pitcher, manager and longtime pitching coach in Major League Baseball. Kerrigan attended Temple University and was selected in the first round of the 1974 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos. His major league debut was on July 9, 1976. He was traded with Gary Roenicke and Don Stanhouse to the Baltimore Orioles for Rudy May, Randy Miller and Bryn Smith following the 1977 season, and played with the Orioles until 1980. His coaching career began in 1983 when he was named the bullpen coach for the Expos. From 1987 to 1991, he was the pitching coach for three different Montreal farm teams, and in 1992, became the pitching coach of the Expos. From 1997 to 2001 he filled the same role for the Red Sox under manager Jimy Williams, working with 1999 and 2000 Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martínez. In August 2001, after Williams was fired, Kerrigan was named the manager and signed a multi-year contract for the position with then-GM Dan Duquette. However, he led the team to a 17–26 record and, with new ownership taking over in the offseason, was replaced by Grady Little during spring training in
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    Ken Howell

    Kenneth Howell, Jr. (born November 28, 1960), is a former professional baseball player. Howell was born in Detroit, Michigan, and pitched in the Major Leagues from 1984-90. He is currently the bullpen coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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    Pete Mackanin

    Peter Mackanin, Jr. (pronounced "ma KAN in") (born August 1, 1951) is an American former professional baseball player, scout and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman. Mackanin most recently served as the acting manager of the Cincinnati Reds, having replaced Jerry Narron in 2007 before being replaced at season's end by Dusty Baker. He was formerly the bench coach for the Philadelphia Phillies. Mackanin was drafted by the Washington Senators in the 1969 Major League Baseball Draft and made his debut with them in 1973, after they moved and became the Texas Rangers. In a nine-year major league career, he also played for the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies, and Minnesota Twins. Mackanin's best season offensively was in 1975 when he posted a .225 batting average along with 12 home runs and 44 runs batted in. In a nine-year major league career, Mackanin played in 548 games, accumulating 355 hits in 1,570 at bats for a .226 career batting average along with 30 home runs, 141 runs batted in and an on base percentage of .263. He ended his career with a .968 fielding percentage. After retiring as a player, Mackanin spent many years managing and coaching in
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    Sean Berry

    Sean Berry (born March 22, 1966), is a former Major League Baseball player who served primarily as a third baseman from 1990-2000. He was a member of the Houston Astros' original "Killer B's", along with Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, and Derek Bell. On May 8, 2009 Berry went through a surgery to remove his cancerous kidney, which turned out successful. Berry served as the Astros' hitting coach until July 11, 2010 when he was fired and replaced with former Astro teammate Jeff Bagwell. At the time of the switch the Astros had an NL-worst OBP (.295) and SLG (.348)
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    Dale Sveum

    Dale Sveum

    Dale Curtis Sveum (/ˈsweɪm/SWAYM; born November 23, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Chicago Cubs. A talented athlete, Sveum was an All-State and All-American quarterback while attending Pinole Valley High School, in addition to being a fine baseball player. Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft, he went on to play 12 seasons in MLB, hitting .236 with 69 home runs. Sveum's best season came in 1987, when he hit 25 home runs and drove in 95 runs while batting mostly in the ninth spot in the Brewers' lineup. On April 19 (Easter Sunday), he hit a walk-off home run at County Stadium to give Milwaukee a 6–4 victory over the Texas Rangers, their twelfth in a row. The moment is perhaps the greatest of Sveum's career, and the game one of the most remembered in Brewers history. Later that year, he enjoyed the best single game of his career when, on July 17, he hit three home runs and had six RBIs, leading his team to a 12–2 thumping of the California Angels. The following season, Sveum had a career-threatening collision with teammate Darryl Hamilton in which his leg was broken. He missed the rest
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    John Shelby

    John Shelby

    John T. Shelby (born February 23, 1958 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1981 to 1991. His nickname was "T-Bone" for his slight frame. He currently is a coach for the Milwaukee Brewers John Shelby is a 1976 graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, KY, where he played baseball (shortstop) and basketball and was an all-area performer. After high school he played one year of baseball at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee. Over his 11-year career he played with three different teams: the Baltimore Orioles (1981–1987), Los Angeles Dodgers (1987–1990) and Detroit Tigers (1990–1991). Shelby was a member of two World Series-winning teams, the 1983 Orioles and the 1988 Dodgers. When he was traded to the Dodgers during the 1987 season, the team was so desperate for a center fielder that he was rushed into uniform and into his first game. There was not even time to put his name on the back of his uniform. He played the entire game as the only member of the Dodgers without his name stitched on his uniform. During Game Four of the 1988 National League Championship Series, he drew a crucial walk off Dwight Gooden in the
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    Johnny Pesky

    Johnny Pesky

    John Michael "Johnny" Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich; September 27, 1919 – August 13, 2012), nicknamed "The Needle", was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He was a shortstop and third baseman during a ten-year Major League playing career, appearing in 1,270 games played in 1942 and from 1946-1954 for three different teams. He missed the 1943–1945 seasons while serving in World War II. Pesky was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Croat immigrants Jakov and Marija (Bajama) Paveskovich. (Major League Baseball has Johnny's date of birth as September 27, 1919, an adjustment made by Pesky in 1939 to meet baseball scouting age limits for tryouts.) He changed his name to Pesky, which fit better in a box score. Pesky played for Lincoln High School, and later for the Portland Babes, Bend Elks and Silverton Red Sox. A skilled ice hockey player, he once worked out with the Boston Bruins. Pesky was associated with the Boston Red Sox for 61 of his 73 years in baseball — from 1940 through June 3, 1952; 1961 through 1964; and from 1969 until his death. Pesky also managed the Red Sox from 1963–1964, and in September 1980. His biography is Mr. Red Sox by Bill
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    Larry Woodall

    Larry Woodall

    Charles Lawrence Woodall (July 26, 1894 – May 16, 1963) was a professional baseball player. He played ten seasons in Major League Baseball, all in the American League with the Detroit Tigers (1920–29), primarily as a catcher. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he attended Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina. During most of Woodall's playing career, he played behind two starting catchers of the Tigers, Johnny Bassler and Oscar Stanage. For one season in 1927, however, he played a career-high 86 games at catcher during manager George Moriarty's first season. Woodall posted a .997 fielding percentage (committing one error), the best percentage among all starting catchers that season. He hit over .300 in three seasons and had a career batting average of .268 in 548 games. Woodall batted and threw right-handed. After his major league career was over, Woodall played ten seasons in the Pacific Coast League. In 1930-31, he played for the Portland Beavers, including a stint as player-manager in 1930. He played for the Sacramento Senators in 1932-33, then played six seasons with the San Francisco Seals in 1934-39. Woodall's post-playing career included stints as a manager in
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    Manny Mota

    Manuel Rafael Mota Geronimo, more commonly known as Manny Mota (born on February 18, 1938, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) was a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos. Mota was a pinch hitting specialist with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has been a coach for the Dodgers since 1980, making the 2012 season the 33rd consecutive year in which Mota has coached for the team. He is thus the longest-tenured coach in Dodger history, and his 33 consecutive years as a coach with the same team is the second-longest such streak in MLB annals to Nick Altrock, who spent 42 straight seasons listed as a coach for the old Washington Senators. At the age of 19, Mota demonstrated his hitting abilities when he first played in the minor leagues with the Giants, then based in New York. At the end of his rookie 1962 season, the Giants traded him to the Houston Colt .45's for infielder Joey Amalfitano (who later was Mota's 16-year colleague as a Dodgers coach). But before he ever appeared in an official game with Houston, he was dealt to the Pirates for OF Howie Goss and cash on April 4, 1963, and he quickly established himself as one of the
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    Mike Cubbage

    Michael Lee Cubbage (born July 21, 1950) in Charlottesville, VA was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1974 until the close of the 1981 season. He is the son of Lindy and Marge Cubbage and cousin of former major league catcher Larry Haney and former major league pitcher Chris Haney. On June 7, 1968, he was drafted by the Washington Senators in the 6th round of the 1968 amateur draft, but did not sign. In 1971 he was drafted again out of the University of Virginia in the 2nd round of the 1971 amateur draft by the Washington Senators. He was called up to the Major League level by the Texas Rangers in 1974. He made his major league debut on April 7, 1974 against the Oakland Athletics. He played with the Rangers until he was traded to the Minnesota Twins in 1976. On June 27, 1978 he hit for the cycle against the Toronto Blue Jays. He later signed as a free agent with the New York Mets for the 1981 season. Throughout his playing career, he was considered somewhat of a utility player, playing mostly third base, but with stints at the first base, second base, and designated hitter positions. Although he spent most of his playing time at shortstop in high
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    Terry Pendleton

    Terry Lee Pendleton (born July 16, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, and a former hitting coach and current first base coach of the Atlanta Braves. He played primarily for the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves, but he also spent time with the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, and Kansas City Royals. During his fifteen year career, he went to the World Series five times, yet his team never won a championship. Terry Pendleton started his baseball career as an Eastside Little League player, then moved on to play [second baseman] at Channel Islands High, then moved on to a collegiate baseball career at Fresno State. He played the 1981 and 1982 seasons with the Bulldogs, and was a key contributor to the team's fourth consecutive conference title in the 1982 season when he set a school record with 98 hits. That feat led to his recognition as an All-American. As a result, Pendleton had his jersey retired in 2007, alongside the jerseys of Tex Clevenger and Jimy Williams. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh round of the 1982 amateur draft, and subsequently signed with the team on June 12, 1982. With little haste
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    Joe Maddon

    Joseph John Maddon (born February 8, 1954) is the Major League Baseball manager for the Tampa Bay Rays. He previously served as interim manager of the Anaheim Angels in both 1996 and 1999. He was also a long-time bench coach for the team. The son of an Italian dad, Joe (who shortened the family name from Maddonini), and a Polish mom, Albina (Beanie), Maddon grew up in an apartment over his dad's plumbing shop. His father, Joe Sr. passed away in 2002, six months before the Angels won the World Series with Maddon as bench coach. His mother, Beanie, 78, is still a waitress at the Third Base Luncheonette restaurant in Hazleton, PA, a family business so named by his Aunt Ted in 1947 because "Third Base is the next closest place to Home." Maddon attended Lafayette College, where he played baseball and football. He is a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Lafayette College on September 2, 2010. He is a former minor league catcher, who never advanced higher than A ball, which he played for four seasons. In his four seasons, he never had more than 180 at bats, and the most home runs he ever hit was three for Salinas in 1977. He served in the
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    Alfredo Griffin

    Alfredo Griffin

    Alfredo Claudino Griffin (born October 6, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) player, who played shortstop for four teams from 1976 to 1993. He is currently the first base coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Alfredo began his career as a member of the Cleveland Indians, who signed him as an amateur free agent in 1973. On December 5, 1978, before having played a full season in the majors, he was traded, along with Phil Lansford (minors), to the Toronto Blue Jays for Víctor Cruz. Alfredo made an immediate impact, sharing the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1979 with John Castino. In 1984, he was named to the All-Star team. This was explained by John Feinstein of the Washington Post as: "Making the All-Star team the hard way: Major league baseball pays the expenses for each player here and for one guest. In most cases, players bring wives or girlfriends. Damaso Garcia, the Toronto Blue Jays' second baseman, brought his shortstop, Alfredo Griffin. When the Tigers' Alan Trammell hurt his arm and could not play tonight, Manager Joe Altobelli named Griffin to the team, partly because he's a fine player, but mostly because he was here." All the same, Griffin
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    Rick Honeycutt

    Frederick Wayne "Rick" Honeycutt (born June 29, 1954, Chattanooga, Tennessee) is the current pitching coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Honeycutt was a left-handed pitcher for 21 years from 1977 to 1997. He played with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched in 30 post-season games, including 20 league championship series games and 7 World Series games, and never lost a game, going 3-0. Honeycutt gave up zero runs in the 1988 and 1990 post-seasons, and was a member of the Oakland Athletics 1989 World Series championship team. Honeycutt played for the Tennessee Volunteers baseball team from 1973–1976, where he was an All-American first baseman-pitcher and won the Southeastern Conference batting title with a .404 mark. He played summer ball in Liberal, KS, in the Jayhawk League, for Bob Cerv. A teammate there, who played SS, was Condredge Holloway, a fellow U. of Tennessee baseball and football star. He later played in the minor leagues for the Chattanooga Lookouts, among others, during the 1970s, after signing professionally with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Honeycutt was originally drafted in
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    Johnny Podres

    John Joseph Podres (September 30, 1932 – January 13, 2008) was an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He is perhaps best remembered for being named the Most Valuable Player of the 1955 World Series, pitching a shutout in Game 7 against the New York Yankees to help bring the Dodgers their first World Series title. He later led the National League in earned run average and shutouts in 1957, and in winning percentage in 1961. Podres helped the Dodgers win World Series championships in 1955, 1959, 1963 and 1965, although he did not pitch in the 1965 World Series itself. In the 1955 series, after the Dodgers lost the first two games to the New York Yankees, Podres pitched a complete game, seven-hit victory on his 23rd birthday in Game 3. In the climactic Game 7, Podres pitched a 2–0 shutout to bring Brooklyn its only World Series championship. Podres was given the first-ever World Series MVP Award by Sport magazine and presented with a red two-seater Corvette. Later he was honored as the Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. In his 15-season career, Podres compiled a
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    Dave Martinez

    David Martinez (born September 26, 1964) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for several teams from 1986 to 2001. He is currently the bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. After playing high school baseball in Orlando, FL, Martinez attended Valencia Community College in Orlando during the fall of 1982, where he was drafted in the January phase of the MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs. After several years in the minors, he made his major league debut in 1986. In 1988, amid rumors that he was sleeping with the wife of teammate Ryne Sandberg, Martinez was traded to the Montreal Expos. Over the next decade, he established himself as one of the better defensive outfielders in the game. He was among the league leaders in assists, range factor, and fielding percentage several times. Martinez is one of only a handful of players to play for four major league teams in the same season.(See July 30, 2004 in baseball) This happened in 2000, when he played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (from opening day till May 12), the Chicago Cubs (from May 12 to June 9), the Texas Rangers (from June 9 until August 4), and finally the Toronto Blue Jays (from August 4 through the end of the
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    Deron Johnson

    Deron Roger Johnson (July 17, 1938 – April 23, 1992) was an American professional baseball player. Born in San Diego, California, he played seventeen seasons in Major League Baseball as an infielder, outfielder, and designated hitter for the New York Yankees, Kansas City & Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, and Milwaukee Brewers during his 15-year major league career. He later served as a coach for 13 seasons with the California Angels (1979–80; 1989–92), New York Mets (1981), Philadelphia Phillies (1982–84), Seattle Mariners (1985–86), and Chicago White Sox (1987). Johnson was serving as a coach with California when he was diagnosed with lung cancer, which claimed his life on April 23, 1992, at the age of 53. Deron Johnson first appeared in a major league game on September 20, 1960. The 22-year-old was called upon to pinch hit in the ninth inning of a 1-1 tie between New York and Washington, facing Senators southpaw Hal Woodeshick. Mickey Mantle flied out to right and Bill Skowron doubled. Johnson advanced Skowron to third with a fly to center. The Yankees won 2-1 in the 11th. Johnson's contract was
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    Eddie Pérez

    Eddie Pérez

    Eduardo Rafael "Eddie" Pérez (born May 4, 1968) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball player and current coach. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and the Milwaukee Brewers. He batted and threw right-handed. Pérez is the current bullpen coach for the Atlanta Braves. He was known for being pitcher Greg Maddux's personal catcher during his tenure as a player with the Braves. Pérez was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1986. He spent eight seasons in the Braves' minor league system, eventually progressing to their Triple-A affiliate, the Richmond Braves. In 1994, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the Venezuelan Winter League. He posted a .265 batting average with 19 doubles and 40 runs batted in with Richmond in 1995, earning a late season call up to Atlanta. Pérez made his major league debut with the Braves on September 10, 1995. In his first game as a starting player on September 15, he hit a home run for his first major league hit. Pérez made the post-season roster but, didn't get to play as the Braves went on to win the 1995 World Series. Pérez served as the Braves' back up catcher behind
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    Larry Rothschild

    Larry Rothschild

    Lawrence Lee Rothschild (born March 12, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and manager. He currently serves as the pitching coach of the New York Yankees. Rothschild graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School and pitched for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. He signed as an amateur free agent with the Cincinnati Reds in 1975. Rothschild spent 11 years in the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, and Chicago Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 to 1985. He was 66-46 in the minor leagues. He pitched in seven games in the major leagues for the Tigers, five in 1981 and two in 1982. He then worked as a coach with the Reds from 1986 to 1993, winning a World Series ring in 1990 as the team's bullpen coach. Rothschild worked with the Atlanta Braves as a pitching instructor in 1995 before joining the Florida Marlins in 1995 and staying until 1997, where he won another World Series ring in 1997. He managed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beginning in their inaugural season of 1998 until early in the 2001 season, when he was fired as a result of three consecutive losing seasons and a 4-10 start to 2001. During his time in Tampa Bay, Rothschild
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    Mariano Duncan

    Mariano Duncan

    Mariano Duncan Nalasco (born March 13, 1963 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a retired second baseman and shortstop who played for several Major League Baseball teams during his 12 year career. He was the infield coach and 1st base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers under Managers Grady Little and Joe Torre. Mariano currently serves as the hitting coach for the Tennessee Smokies, the Chicago Cubs' Double AA team. Duncan was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an undrafted free agent on January 7, 1982. He played in the Dodgers minor league system for three seasons with the Lethbridge Dodgers in 1982, Vero Beach Dodgers in 1983 and San Antonio Dodgers in 1984. He stole 56 bases for Vero Beach and 41 bases for San Antonio. He made his major league debut, starting at second base, for the Dodgers on April 9, 1985 against the Houston Astros, and was 0 for 4 in his debut. He got his first major league hit on April 10 against Astros pitcher Joe Niekro. He stole 38 bases in his rookie season and finished third in the rookie of the year voting. Duncan was traded by the Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds with Tim Leary on July 18, 1989 for Lenny Harris and Kal Daniels. Duncan
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    Milt Thompson

    Milt Thompson

    Milton Bernard "Milt" Thompson (born January 5, 1959 in Washington, D.C.) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder and pinch hitter who is currently a coach in the Houston Astros Minor League system. Thompson played with several teams (including the Phillies and the Atlanta Braves), and hit a career average of .274. The Braves began Thompson's career by drafting him in the 2nd round of the 1979 draft, and starting him five years later in 1984. After playing in left field, Atlanta traded Thompson with Steve Bedrosian to the Phillies for Ozzie Virgil, among others. Thompson impressed Philadelphia, batting .251 to .303 during his three-year stint there. On December 16, 1988 Thompson was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Steve Lake and Curt Ford, where he spent four years and batted his for highest average ever, .307. In 1992, Thompson was granted free agency. As a free agent, he signed once again with the Phillies, playing on their 1993 National League Champion team and playing left field through the World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays. During the ensuing offseason, Thompson was traded to the Houston Astros for pitcher Tom Edens. Once again, in 1994, Thompson was
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    Rich Dubee

    Rich Dubee

    Richard Peter Dubee, Jr. (b. October 19, 1957 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is the current Philadelphia Phillies' pitching coach. The 2011 season is Dubee's eleventh season in the Phillies organization, and seventh at his current job. Dubee began his coaching career with the Kansas City Royals in 1982. He has since coached the Florida Marlins and several minor league teams. Before coaching, Dubee was selected in the third round of the 1976 draft by the Royals. He pitched six years in the Royals system and finished his career 45-49 with a 4.07 ERA and twenty-six complete games. Dubee married Maureen Carroll on February 18, 1979. They have two children, Megan (2/23/83) and Michael (1/12/86). Michael was drafted and signed by the Phillies in the 18th round of the 2006 June MLB Draft. Megan is a 2005 graduate of the University of Florida.
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    Ted Williams

    Ted Williams

    Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 22-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1939–1942 and 1946–1960). Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. A 19-time All-Star, he had a career batting average of .344 with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Williams recorded a hit 34 percent of the time; he reached base an astounding 48 percent of the time. Williams was the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season (.406 in 1941). Williams holds the highest career batting average of anyone with 500 or more home runs. His career year was 1941, when he hit .406 with 37 HR, 120 RBI, and 135 runs scored. His .553 on base percentage set a record that stood for 61 years. Nicknamed "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper" and, because of his hitting prowess, "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams' career was twice interrupted by service as a U.S. Marine
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    Bobby Doerr

    Robert Pershing "Bobby" Doerr (born April 7, 1918) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and coach. He played his entire 14-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox (1937–1951). He led American League (AL) second basemen in double plays five times, tying a league record, in putouts and fielding percentage four times each, and in assists three times. He held the major league record for career double plays at second base (1,507) until Nellie Fox surpassed his mark in 1963, and his career fielding percentage (.980) was a major league record until Red Schoendienst passed him in 1953; Fox broke his AL mark in 1956. Doerr also ended his career ranking fifth in career games (1,852), putouts (4,928) and total chances (10,852) at second base, and sixth in assists (5,710). He set Red Sox records for career games (1,865), at bats (7,093), hits (2,042), doubles (381), total bases (3,270) and runs batted in (1,247), all of which were later broken by his longtime teammate Ted Williams. His 223 home runs were then the third most by a major league second baseman, with his 1,247 RBI ranking fifth in Boston Red Sox history. Robert Pershing Doerr was born the son of Harold Doerr, a
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    Brian Snitker

    Brian Snitker

    Brian G. Snitker (born October 17, 1955 in Decatur, Illinois) is the current Atlanta Braves third base coach. He was named to that position on October 3, 2006, replacing Fredi González, who left to join the Florida Marlins as manager. Snitker had previously been manager of the Durham Bulls, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Greenville Braves, Mississippi Braves and Richmond Braves, all in the Braves farm system. He was also the Braves' bullpen coach in 1985 and 1988-1990. He has been in the Braves organization in many different roles since joining the club as a player in 1977. A few of his honors during his fifteen-year run as a minor league manager are winning two championships with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 1999 and 2000, and in those same years he won the Carolina League Manager of the Year. He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and is married with two children. He makes his home in Lilburn, Georgia. Snitker was a member of the 1971 Magical Macon Ironmen high school baseball team. Fredi Gonzalez was named Braves manager for the 2011 season after Bobby Cox's retirement. Snitker was kept on as 3rd base coach. In the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, Snitker's son Troy was drafted by the
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    Luis Rivera

    Luis Rivera

    Luis Antonio Rivera Pedraza (born January 3, 1964) is a former infielder and coach in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a shortstop for five teams from 1986 through 1998. Rivera batted and threw right-handed. He was the first base/infield coach of the Cleveland Indians from 2006 season until his dismissal at the end of the 2009 season. Rivera reached the majors in 1986 with the Montreal Expos, spending three years with them before moving to the Boston Red Sox (1989–93), New York Mets (1994), Houston Astros (1997) and Kansas City Royals (1998). His most productive season came in 1991 with Boston, when he hit .258 with 40 RBI, including career-highs in home runs (8), runs (64), hits (107), doubles (22), and games played (129). Following his playing retirement, Rivera spent six seasons (2000–05) coaching and managing in the Cleveland Indians player development system. He started as a coach for the Class-A Kinston Indians from 2000–02, and managed the Lake County Captains in 2003–04, winning South Atlantic League Manager of the Year honors in 2003 after his team compiled a minor league-best record of 97–43 (.693). In 2005 he guided Kinston to the finals of the Carolina League
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    Moe Berg

    Moe Berg

    Morris "Moe" Berg (March 2, 1902 – May 29, 1972) was an American catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Although he played 15 seasons in the major leagues, almost entirely for four American League teams, Berg was never more than an average player, usually used as a backup catcher, and was better known for being "the brainiest guy in baseball" than for anything he accomplished in the game. Casey Stengel once described Berg as "the strangest man ever to play baseball". A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, Berg spoke several languages and regularly read 10 newspapers a day. His reputation was fueled by his successful appearances as a contestant on the radio quiz show Information, Please! in which he answered questions about the derivation of words and names from Greek and Latin, historical events in Europe and the Far East, and ongoing international conferences. As a spy working for the government of the United States, Berg traveled to Yugoslavia to gather intelligence on resistance groups the U.S. government was considering supporting. He was then sent on a mission to Italy,
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    Bob McClure

    Robert Craig McClure (born April 29, 1952) is an American former professional baseball pitcher and former pitching coach with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He previously served as pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals, with whom he began his major league career in 1975. McClure was born in Oakland, California and attended Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, California and College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California. He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round of the 1973 Major League Baseball Draft, however chose not to sign. Instead, he signed with the Royals, who selected him in the secondary phase of the draft that June, also in the third round. The Royals used McClure as a starting pitcher his first professional season in the Pioneer League in 1973. He went 10-2 with a 2.11 earned run average for the Billings Mustangs. He started in 1974 as well, and was converted to a relief pitcher in 1975. He made his major league debut with the Royals on August 13, 1975 against the Baltimore Orioles, pitching one inning, striking out one and walking one. On September 23, he entered a ballgame at Kauffman Stadium against the Texas Rangers with
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    Bob Turley

    Robert Lee Turley (born September 19, 1930), known as "Bullet Bob", is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. Turley was signed as an amateur free agent by the St. Louis Browns in 1948. He played his first game on September 29, 1951 for the Browns and moved with them to Baltimore in 1954. He was traded to the New York Yankees after the 1954 season and played for the Yankees from 1955 to 1962. After beginning the year 1963 with the Los Angeles Angels, he finished the year, and his career, with the Boston Red Sox. His best year was 1958, when he won 21 games and lost seven. As a result, he won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year, and the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in Major League Baseball. Turley started his 1958 World Series on a low note, giving up a leadoff home run and lasting just one-third of an inning as the Yankees fell behind the Milwaukee Braves two games to none. With the Yankees one game away from elimination, Turley threw a shutout in Game Five, then picked up a 10th-inning save in Game Six. A day later in Game Seven, he relieved Don Larsen in the third inning and won his second game in three days, with 6⅔ innings of two-hit relief.
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    Bruce Walton

    Bruce Walton

    Bruce Kenneth Walton (born December 25, 1962 in Bakersfield, California, United States) is the pitching coach for the Toronto Blue Jays, a position he has held since 30 October 2009 after replacing Brad Arnsberg. Prior to being named pitching coach he was the bullpen coach for the Blue Jays. He was bullpen coach from 7 June 2002 until he was named pitching coach. Bruce Walton pitched in Major League Baseball from 1991 to 1994, playing with the Oakland Athletics, Montreal Expos, and Colorado Rockies. In a game against the Seattle Mariners on September 13, 2012, Walton was struck by a piece of Edwin Encarnación's broken bat, and left the bench with forearm contusions.
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    Dan Warthen

    Dan Warthen

    Daniel Dean Warthen (born December 1, 1952) is an American former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher and current coach for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. Warthen attended high school in Omaha, Nebraska and was a High School All-American quarterback/tight end/linebacker in football and also a star in baseball. He turned down scholarship offers from Nebraska, USC, UCLA, Michigan and Northwestern to play professional baseball. Warthen was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 2nd round of the 1971 Major League Baseball Draft. Warthen would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Montreal Expos on May 18, 1975, pitching a scoreless eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched four seasons in the major leagues with Montreal, Philadelphia and Houston. He finished his major-league career with a 12 win-21 loss record and a 4.31 E.R.A. He began his coaching career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981, following that with coaching in the minor league organizations of San Diego and Philadelphia. Warthen was the pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers (1999–2002), San Diego Padres (1996–97) and Seattle Mariners (1992), also serving as the Mariners bullpen coach
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    Del Rice

    Delbert Rice Jr. (October 27, 1922 – January 26, 1983) was an American professional baseball player, coach and manager. He played for 17 seasons as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1945 to 1961, most notably for the St. Louis Cardinals. Although Rice was a relatively weak hitter, he sustained a lengthy career in the major leagues due to his valuable defensive abilities. A native of Portsmouth, Ohio, Rice attended Portsmouth High School where he starred in football, basketball and track as well as baseball. He was contracted as an amateur free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1941. Although Rice received his induction notice into the military in 1943, he was turned down because of a physical disqualification. After playing in the minor leagues for four seasons, he made his major league debut with the Cardinals on May 2, 1945 at the age of 22. Shortly after the season began, the Cardinals sold their star catcher, Walker Cooper to the New York Giants, leaving Rice to share catching duties with Ken O'Dea. Although they competed for the same job, the veteran O'Dea, who had played with Hall of Fame catcher Gabby Hartnett in Chicago during the 1930s, provided Rice with valuable
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    Eddie Popowski

    Edward Joseph Popowski (August 20, 1913 — December 4, 2001), nicknamed "Pop," was an American coach and interim manager for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Popowski spent 65 years in organized baseball — all of them in the Boston organization. Only 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) tall, Popowski, a second baseman, began playing in the Red Sox farm system in 1937 after touring with the barnstorming, semi-professional baseball club "The House of David" as the only non-bearded player on the squad. He never played in the big leagues, but began a 21-year minor league managerial career in 1941 with the Bosox' Centreville, Maryland club in the Class D Eastern Shore League. With time out for U.S. Army service during World War II, he would manage and coach with Red Sox farm teams through 1966. He spent many years managing at the Double-A level, working patiently with Boston prospects. In his only Triple-A managerial role, he was the last skipper in the history of the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association, in 1960. Not counting his Centreville tenure, Popowski compiled a record of 1,568 wins and 1,357 losses (.536), with four pennants, during his career as a minor league
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    Gary Tuck

    Gary Tuck

    Gary Robert Tuck (born September 6, 1954 in Amsterdam, New York) is currently the bullpen coach for the Boston Red Sox. A graduate of Indiana University, Tuck has 23 years of professional coaching experience. He started his baseball career as a catcher for the Montreal Expos organization and played for them during three minor league seasons. Following his playing retirement, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame in 1980, and Arizona State University in 1981. After winning an NCAA championship with Arizona State, Tuck was hired to coach for the nearby Tucson Toros, a Minor League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Tuck spent eight years in the Astros organization. In 1986 he managed the Double-A Columbus Astros to a league championship, winning Southern League Manager of the Year honors. By 1989, Tuck was a coach on the New York Yankees Triple-A team, the Columbus Clippers. In 1990, Tuck served as bullpen coach to the Yankees. The next year he was the manager of the Cleveland Indians Single-A team, a job he held before switching to a Scout for the Indians. He would rejoin the Yankees again in 1996 as their Single-A Manager. With the Yankees, Tuck won World
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    Harvey Haddix

    Harvey Haddix, Jr. (September 18, 1925 – January 8, 1994) was a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1952–1956), Philadelphia Phillies (1956–1957), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958), Pittsburgh Pirates (1959–1963) and Baltimore Orioles (1964–1965). Haddix was born in Medway, Ohio, located just outside of Springfield. He was nicknamed "The Kitten" in St. Louis for his resemblance to Harry "The Cat" Brecheen, a left-hander on the Cardinals during Haddix's rookie campaign. Haddix enjoyed his best season in 1953 pitching for St. Louis. He compiled a 20-9 record with 163 strikeouts, a 3.06 ERA, 19 complete games and six shutouts. After five-plus seasons with the Cardinals, he was traded to the Phillies. He also pitched for Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, and finished as an effective reliever with the Orioles. He was on the Pirate team that won the 1960 World Series, and was the winning pitcher of Game Seven as a reliever, the Pirates winning the game on Bill Mazeroski's walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth. Haddix is perhaps best known for pitching 12 perfect innings in a game against the Milwaukee Braves; the Pirates lost the game in the
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    José Cruz

    José Cruz Dilan (born August 8, 1947 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He is also the former first base coach for the Houston Astros. During his 19-year baseball career, he played from 1970 to 1988 for three different teams, playing primarily for the Astros. He is a member of one of Puerto Rico's most famous major league families and is the brother of former major leaguers Héctor and Tommy Cruz. Nicknamed "Cheo", many baseball fans refer to him as Cheo Cruz. He and his wife, Zoraida, make their home in Houston. They have four children: José Javier, Shakira, José Jr., also a former Major League outfielder, and José Enrique Cruz, an infielder in the New York Mets minor league system. In 1997 he resided in the Northfield subdivision in Fondren Southwest, Houston. Cruz debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1970. It was as a member of the Houston Astros, however, that he became a household name across Puerto Rico and the United States. During his playing days, he was arguably the most famous baseball player (not counting the late Roberto Clemente) in Puerto Rico. Cruz was traded to the New York Yankees in 1988, retiring at the end of the season. He
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    King Kelly

    King Kelly

    Michael Joseph "King" Kelly (December 31, 1857 – November 8, 1894) was an American right fielder, catcher, and manager in various professional American baseball leagues including the National League, International Association, Players' League, and the American Association. He spent the majority of his 16-season playing career with the Chicago White Stockings and the Boston Beaneaters. Kelly was a player-manager three times in his career – in 1887 for the Beaneaters, in 1890 leading the Boston Reds to the pennant in the only season of the Players' League's existence, and in 1891 for the Cincinnati Kelly's Killers - before his retirement in 1893. He is also often credited with helping to popularize various strategies as a player such as the hit and run, the hook slide, and the catcher's practice of backing up first base. In only the second vote since its creation in 1939 the Old Timers Committee elected Kelly to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. In concluding where to truly give Kelly credit as an innovator, a 2004 book devoted to 19th-century rule bending in baseball—and which came close to exhaustively accounting for all contemporary reporting on various subjects—placed stress on
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    Mike Butcher

    Michael Dana Butcher (born May 10, 1965 in Davenport, Iowa) is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He pitched for the California Angels from 1992 to 1995. Butcher graduated from United Township High School in East Moline, Illinois in 1983. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 4th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He signed with the Kansas City Royals after being drafted in the 2nd round of the 1986 June Secondary draft. Butcher was released by the Royals in 1988 and then signed as a free agent with the California Angels, with whom he made his Major League debut in 1992. Butcher played his final Major League game in 1995, although he pitched in the Seattle Mariners', Cleveland Indians' and Angels' organizations until 1998. He is currently the pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, having served in that position since November 2006.
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    Preston Gómez

    Preston Gómez (April 20, 1923 – January 13, 2009) was a Cuban-born infielder, manager, coach and front-office official in Major League Baseball best known for managing three major league clubs: the San Diego Padres (1969–72), Houston Astros (1974–75) and Chicago Cubs (1980). He was born Pedro Gómez Martinez in Preston, Cuba, and was given his nickname in U.S. professional baseball from his birthplace. A right-handed batter and thrower, Gómez played eight major league games as a shortstop and second baseman for the 1944 Washington Senators, hitting .286 in seven at bats with two runs batted in. He spent the next two decades in minor league baseball, playing and then, from the mid-1950s onward, managing in the farm systems of the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees. His 1959 Havana Sugar Kings were champion of the International League and won the Junior World Series. In 1965, Gómez became third-base coach of the Dodgers, serving through 1968 and two National League pennants and one World Series title. When Dodger vice president Buzzie Bavasi became president and part-owner of the expansion Padres, he named Gómez the first skipper in the team's major league
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    Rocky Bridges

    Everett Lamar "Rocky" Bridges (born August 7, 1927, in Refugio, Texas) is a former utility infielder with an 11-year career in American Major League Baseball from 1951 to 1961. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, and the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels of the American League. He appeared at second base, shortstop, third base and, occasionally, in the outfield. Bridges had a career batting average of .247 and never hit more than 5 home runs or stole more than 6 bases in a season. Nevertheless, he was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1958. Following his active playing career, he served two terms (1962–63; 1968–71) as the third-base coach of the Angels and one year (1985) in that role with the San Francisco Giants. He also had a long career as a minor league manager in the Angels, Giants, San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. Over 21 seasons stretched between 1964 and 1989, Bridges' teams won 1,300 games and lost 1,358 (.489). His minor league managerial career is profiled in Jim Bouton's collection of baseball articles and essays entitled I
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    Sam Perlozzo

    Sam Perlozzo

    Samuel Benedict Perlozzo (born March 4, 1951 in Cumberland, Maryland) is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball, most recently with the Baltimore Orioles. After graduating from Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Perlozzo was drafted by the Twins after playing college ball at George Washington University. His professional baseball career included parts of two seasons as a reserve with the Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres, along with one season with the Yakult Swallows in 1980. Going into the last game of the 1977 season Perlozzo's teammate, Rod Carew, had 99 RBIs. Perlozzo started the game at shortstop in place of Roy Smalley, and just as Perlozzo was about to bat for the first time in the game, manager Gene Mauch grabbed him by the arm and said, "I want you to go up there and hit a triple, right now, this at-bat. You hit a triple, understand?" Perlozzo did hit a triple, and Carew hit a single to gain his 100th RBI of the season. With the Orioles, he was promoted from bench coach to interim manager after manager Lee Mazzilli was fired on August 4, 2005, during the team's worst losing streak of the season. The Orioles went 23–32 under Perlozzo that season.
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    Sparky Lyle

    Albert Walter "Sparky" Lyle (born July 22, 1944) is an American former left-handed relief pitcher who spent sixteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1967 through 1982. He was a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox. A three-time All-Star, he won the American League (AL) Cy Young Award in 1977. He led the American League (AL) in saves in 1972 and 1976. With the Yankees, Lyle was a member of the World Series champions in 1977 and 1978. Lyle co-authored, with Peter Golenbock, The Bronx Zoo, a 1979 tell-all book which chronicled the dissension within the Yankees in its World Series Championship seasons of 1977 and 1978. Since 1998, Lyle has served as manager of the Somerset Patriots, a minor league baseball team of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Lyle was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania on July 22, 1944, but grew up in nearby Reynoldsville. His father was a carpenter and contractor, and his mother was a seamstress at a coffin factory. He attended Reynoldsville High School where he played varsity football and basketball. During the spring of his junior year, he began playing American
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    Ted Simmons

    Ted Lyle Simmons (born August 9, 1949 in Highland Park, Michigan) is an American former professional baseball player and coach. A switch-hitter, Simmons was a catcher for most of his Major League Baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1968–80), the Milwaukee Brewers (1981–85) and the Atlanta Braves (1986–88). Although he was often overshadowed by his contemporary, Johnny Bench, Simmons is considered one of the best hitting catchers in Major League baseball history. While he didn't possess Bench's power hitting ability, he hit for a higher batting average. A volatile competitor with an intense desire to win, Simmons once fought with team-mate John Denny during a game at Busch Memorial Stadium, in the runway between the club house and the dugout. Simmons was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals as their first round pick in the 1967 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut with the Cardinals, appearing in two games during the 1968 pennant-winning season, while playing most of the year in the minor leagues. Simmons spent another year in Triple-A baseball before returning to the major leagues in 1970 where he platooned alongside catcher Joe Torre. In 1971, the
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    Whitey Herzog

    Whitey Herzog

    Dorrel Norman Elvert "Whitey" Herzog (/ˈhɜrzɒɡ/; born November 9, 1931 in New Athens, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball manager. Born in New Athens, Illinois, he made his debut as a player in 1956 with the Washington Senators. After his playing career ended in 1963, Herzog went on to perform a variety of roles in Major League Baseball, including scout, manager, general manager and farm system director. Most noted for his success as a manager, he led the Kansas City Royals to three consecutive playoff appearances from 1976 to 1978. Hired by Gussie Busch in 1980 to helm the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cardinals won the 1982 World Series and made two other World Series appearances in 1985 and 1987 under Herzog's direction. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 2010. A left-handed batter and thrower, Herzog originally signed with the New York Yankees. While he never appeared in a major league game for them, Herzog was profoundly influenced by their manager, Casey Stengel, during several spring training sessions with the Yanks. After being traded by New York as a prospect, he played for the Washington Senators (1956–1958), Kansas City Athletics (1958–1960),
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