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    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
    7.00
    8 votes
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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
    6.86
    7 votes
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    Alain Casanova

    Alain Casanova

    Alain Casanova (born 18 September 1961 in Clermont-Ferrand, France) is a football former goalkeeper and manager. He played for INF Vichy, Le Havre AC, Olympique de Marseille and Toulouse FC. AT Marseille, he had no professional appearances but was on the bench at the 1991 European Cup Final. On 30 May 2008, he was named Toulouse FC manager, thus replacing Élie Baup.
    8.60
    5 votes
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    Brian McClennan

    Brian McClennan

    Brian "Bluey" McClennan (born 16 February 1962 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby league coach and former player. He was previously the head coach of the New Zealand national team (with whom he won the 2005 Tri-nations) and then England's Leeds Rhinos club (with whom he won the 2008 and 2009 Super League championships). McClennan also coached the Exiles team in the inaugural International Origin match in 2011. McClennan is the son of former St. Helens coach Mike McClennan. McClennan started his playing career at Mt Albert under the guidance of his dad, Mike. He played at Stand Off and also kicked goals. When his dad moved to Northcote in 1989, Brian also moved and was a part of the team which won the Auckland Rugby League grand final that year. McClennan also represented Auckland and in what was to be his final representative game he captained the province to a win over the touring Great Britain side. However he played for Auckland again, including in the Rugby League Cup challenge against Canterbury in 1994. In 1994 while player-coach at the Hibiscus Coast Raiders he played several games for the North Harbour Sea Eagles. Appointed the North Harbour rugby league
    8.60
    5 votes
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    Boro Primorac

    Boro Primorac (born 5 December 1954 in Mostar, PR Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian football coach and a former Yugoslav international player. Currently, he is the first team coach at Arsenal. As a player, Primorac was an accomplished international centre half who captained Yugoslavia in the late 1970s. While playing for Velež Mostar and Hajduk Split, his jersey number was 5. Now a respected coach, Primorac works as right hand man to Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. He worked with the Frenchman at Grampus Eight in Japan before joining him at Highbury in March 1997. They have been friends for more than 20 years. He has also worked for AS Cannes and Valenciennes. Primorac is fluent in nine languages: Bosnian, Macedonian, French, English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Those who have worked with Primorac at Arsenal talk of a charming, highly-intelligent individual whose language skills puts even Arsène Wenger in the shade. His son Jure Primorac is a professional footballer.
    7.00
    6 votes
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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
    7.00
    6 votes
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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
    8.00
    5 votes
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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
    6.83
    6 votes
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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
    7.80
    5 votes
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    José Pekerman

    José Pekerman

    José Néstor Pékerman (born September 3, 1949 in Villa Domínguez, Entre Ríos) is an Argentine football coach and an ex-football player. He become famous as a youth level coach for Argentina, winning the FIFA World Youth Championship three times, and the U-20 South American Youth Championship twice. He coached the Argentina national football team in the 2006 World Cup and became coach of the Colombian national football team officially in the beginning of 2012. Pékerman's career as a footballer was uneventful. A midfielder, he played from 1970 to 1974 for Argentinos Juniors scoring 12 goals in 134 matches. He was transferred to Independiente Medellín, in Colombia, where he scored 15 goals in 101 matches. His career as a player ended at age 28 with a serious knee injury. Pékerman was then forced to support himself and his family with various odd jobs, including a stint as a taxi driver. Back in Argentina, he worked as a youth coach for Chacarita Juniors and then occupied the same position with Argentinos Juniors. He then moved to Chile to coach Colo-Colo's youth divisions. In 1994, he was offered to coach the Argentinian national under-20 and under-17 sides by the Argentine Football
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Des Hasler

    Des Hasler

    Des Hasler (born 16 February 1961 in Gosford, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league player and current head coach of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. He played in 309 matches in a first-grade career spanning 16 seasons. Most of his career was spent with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, with whom he won two premierships (1987 and 1996) before finishing his playing career with the Western Suburbs Magpies. Hasler later coached Manly from 2004 to 2011, winning a further two premierships (2008 and 2011). As a player he also represented Australia internationally and New South Wales in State of Origin. Des Hasler was educated at St Dominic's College, Penrith and he trained as a primary school teacher at the Australian Catholic University. In 1981 he taught Year 1 at St Thomas Aquinas Primary School in Springwood. He also taught Year 6 students and Electronics at St Pius X College, Chatswood. Des Hasler began his first grade career with the Penrith Panthers in 1982, but quickly transferred to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles where he played a total of 255 games and scored 72 tries, finishing his first grade career with a season at Western Suburbs Magpies. He
    7.60
    5 votes
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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
    7.60
    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
    6.50
    6 votes
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    Dieter Hecking

    Dieter Hecking

    Dieter Hecking (born 12 September 1964 in Castrop-Rauxel, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German football manager and former professional player who works as head coach of 1. FC Nuremberg. He played for both Hannover 96 and Eintracht Braunschweig. He returned to manage Hannover despite the long-standing and bitter rivalry between the two clubs. His football career began as a youth player at Westfalia Soest, then serving time at Soester SV, Borussia Lippstadt and 1. FC Paderborn, respectively, before joining Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1983. His opportunities there were limited though and he managed only six games in two years for the top flight club before leaving for 2. Bundesliga outfit KSV Hessen Kassel in 1985. Here, Hecking became an integral part of Jörg Berger's side, as they claimed a string of top five finishes and came within a final day defeat of promotion to the Bundesliga in 1985. Although the club was relegated to the Oberliga Hessen in 1987, Hecking's contributions didn't wane as he contributed a highly impressive 45 goals from midfield during two successful seasons, finishing second then first, earning them a return to 2. Bundesliga through the promotion playoffs and
    8.50
    4 votes
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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
    6.33
    6 votes
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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.
    7.20
    5 votes
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    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
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Stephen Fleming

    Stephen Fleming

    Stephen Paul Fleming, ONZM (born 1 April 1973) is a New Zealand cricketer, and the former captain of the New Zealand national cricket team, known as the Black Caps, in Test and one-day cricket. Known for his astute tactical abilities, he is New Zealand's second-most capped test player with 111 test appearances, longest-serving and most successful captain, having led the side to 28 victories and having won Test match series' against India, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. He retired from international cricket on 26 March 2008. Fleming played in the 2008 Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings after being signed for US$350,000 and currently the coach of CSK. He was particularly noted for his captaincy, having been praised from the likes of Shane Warne as the "best captain in world cricket" and most recently, Graeme Swann who said that Fleming is one of the two true leaders that he's ever seen, alongside Andrew Strauss. A left-handed batsman, Fleming made his Test debut in March 1994 against India winning the Man of the Match award on debut after scoring 92. In 1995 he survived controversy when he was caught and admitted to smoking marijuana with
    7.20
    5 votes
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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
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Mirko Slomka

    Mirko Slomka

    Mirko Slomka (German pronunciation: [ˈmɪɐ̯ko ˈslɔmka]; born 12 September 1967 in Hildesheim) is the current head coach of Hannover 96. He was the head coach of Schalke 04 from 2006 to 2008. He was in charge of Schalke 04 in the year FC Schalke 04 finished second in the Fußball-Bundesliga after VfB Stuttgart. He also led Schalke 04 to semi-finals of UEFA cup in year 2005–06. On 13 April 2008, the club management of Schalke 04 released him from his obligations after several weak performances of the team. He was given a lifeline when his side knocked out Primeira Liga Champions Porto 4–1 on penalties after a 1–1 draw on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League, but Schalke 04 were knocked out in the next round by Barcelona 2–0 on aggregate, and the final spell for him was a humiliating 5–1 defeat at the hands of title rival Werder Bremen. On 19 January 2010, Slomka became new head coach of Hannover 96. In the 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga, Slomka led Hannover to a record fourth place finish, thus qualifying for the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League. In the play-off round, Hannover clinched a victory over Sevilla with a 2–1 win at home, followed by a 1–1 draw away (3–2) and qualified for the
    8.25
    4 votes
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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
    8.25
    4 votes
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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
    6.17
    6 votes
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    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
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Guy McKenna

    Guy Lindsay McKenna (born 11 May 1969) is an Australian rules football coach and former player. He is the current coach of the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). McKenna also played 267 games for the West Coast Eagles, including the 1992 and 1994 premiership wins. He captained the club between 1999 and 2000 AFL season. Educated at Carine Senior High School and originally from Carine JFC, McKenna was zoned to Claremont in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), where he played 49 games in four seasons from 1985 to 1987 and in 1992, including the Tigers' 1987 premiership. McKenna was recruited to the West Coast Eagles for the 1988 season with a pre-draft selection. He played for the Eagles from 1988 until 2000, notching up 267 games and booting 28 goals. He formed one of the most feared backlines in the AFL, along with John Worsfold, Ashley McIntosh, Glen Jakovich and Michael Brennan and was known for his cool demeanour and reliability. He won the Club Champion Award twice, once in 1989 and the other in 1999, finishing in the top three another five times. He was captain from 1998 until his retirement at the end of 2000. He kicked a memorable goal on
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Ian Walsh

    Ian Walsh

    Ian Walsh (Born 1933) is an Australian former rugby league footballer and coach. He was a hooker with the St. George Dragons during their 11 year consecutive premiership winning run from 1956 to 1966. He was a representative in the Australian national team and captained his country in 10 Test matches from 1963 to 1966. Born on 20 March 1933 in Bogan Gate near Parkes in western New South Wales, Walsh played in country sides at Parkes, Forbes and Eugowra. He was selected to represent the Western Division when they hosted the 1951 French touring side and lost. It was as a country representative that his international début was against New Zealand in 1959, and later that year was selected for the 1959-60 Kangaroo tour. He played in all six Tests and in 17 minor tour matches. Walsh joined St George in 1962 and played ninety-six games till 1967, playing in five winning Grand Finals. His first Test as captain was on the 1963 Tour of Great Britain which saw the Kangaroos become the first Australian touring team in 50 years to win the Ashes. He was skipper for the "Swinton Massacre" 2nd test of that tour when the Kangaroos registered the biggest win in Anglo-Australian test history, 50-12.
    8.00
    4 votes
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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
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Bernd Hollerbach

    Bernd Hollerbach

    Bernd Hollerbach (born 8 December 1969 in Würzburg) is a German football coach and a former player who is currently an assistant coach with VfL Wolfsburg.
    9.00
    3 votes
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    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
    9.00
    3 votes
    29
    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
    9.00
    3 votes
    30
    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
    7.75
    4 votes
    31
    John Mitchell

    John Mitchell

    John Eric Paul Mitchell, (born 23 March 1964 in Hawera, New Zealand) is a noted former rugby union player and former coach for the New Zealand All Blacks. Mitchell's rugby career blossomed with the club side Fraser-Tech after he moved from King Country in 1984 and was soon elected Waikato Colts captain. He is currently the coach of the Golden Lions, having been released as coach of the Western Force. He will take up coaching the Lions in the 2011 Super Rugby competition. As a pupil at New Plymouth's Francis Douglas Memorial College he made the first XV and he was a member of the NZ secondary schools basketball team from 1981-83. He represented NZ Juniors in basketball in 1982-83, but then decided to concentrate on rugby. He made his Waikato senior debut in 1985 and played at number eight, blindside flanker and lock before he became firmly established at number eight. Equal top scorer in first division rugby in 1989-90, he thus scored more tries over these seasons than any other NZ first division player. Mitchell was given the Waikato captaincy in 1989. In 1990, because of a broken leg, he could only play half the games. He was reappointed captain in 1991 and led magnificently from
    7.75
    4 votes
    32
    Oleg Blokhin

    Oleg Blokhin

    Oleg Vladymyrovych Blokhin (Ukrainian: Олег Володимирович Блохін; born 5 November 1952 in Kiev) is a Soviet football player and Ukrainian football coach. He is currently a head coach of the Ukrainian national team (till October 2012) and FC Dynamo Kyiv. Blokhin was formerly a standout striker for Dynamo Kyiv and the Soviet national team. In 1975 he was named European Footballer of the Year, winning the Ballon d'Or, becoming the second Soviet and the first Ukrainian player to achieve such a feat. Blokhin was born in Kiev, the capital of the Ukrainian SSR, in 1952 to a Russian father and Ukrainian mother. Blokhin was one of the greatest strikers in the world throughout the 1970s, hitting the target regularly through a period of great success at his hometown club Dynamo Kiev and becoming the greatest goalscorer in the history of the Soviet League. Only the regime in the Soviet Union prevented him from moving abroad to play in Europe's strongest leagues. Blokhin played during most of his career for Dynamo Kyiv, becoming the USSR national championship's all-time leader and goalscorer with 211 goals, as well as making more appearances than any other player with 432 appearances. He won
    7.75
    4 votes
    33
    Stephen Kearney

    Stephen Kearney

    Stephen Peter Kearney, ONZM (born 11 June 1972 in Paraparaumu, New Zealand) is a professional rugby league football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the New Zealand national rugby league team, and was previously the head coach of the Parramatta Eels in the NRL, before he was sacked due to poor results. As a player he spent most of his career, which spanned from the early 90s to the mid 2000s and included an NRL premiership and a Challenge Cup win as well as time spent as the captain of the New Zealand team, in the second row position. A Kapiti Bears junior, Kearney played for the Junior Kiwis between 1989 and 1991, becoming the side's captain for the 1991 series against Great Britain. He made his senior debut in 1991 for the Randwick Kingfishers and also played for Wellington that year. Randwick lost the Wellington Rugby League Grand Final 6-14 to the Wainuiomata Lions. Turning professional he moved to Australia to play for the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1992 in what is now the NSWRL Premiership. In 1993 he became the New Zealand Kiwis's youngest test captain, aged 21. He left the Magpies at the end of 1994, returning home to play for the Auckland Warriors
    5.67
    6 votes
    34

    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.
    7.50
    4 votes
    35
    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
    7.50
    4 votes
    36

    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
    7.50
    4 votes
    37
    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.
    7.50
    4 votes
    38
    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
    7.50
    4 votes
    39
    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.
    8.67
    3 votes
    40
    Michael Voss

    Michael Voss

    Michael Voss (born 7 July 1975) is the senior coach of the Brisbane Lions Australian Football League team and a former professional Australian rules footballer. During his AFL playing career, which was played entirely at Brisbane for the Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions, he was recognised as one of the greats of league and club and is listed by journalist Mike Sheahan's as one of the top 50 players of all time. He won the league's most prestigious award, the Brownlow Medal and was recognised as one of the best players and captains in the league between 2002 and 2003 through six time All-Australian selection including captaincy and winner of the Leigh Matthews Trophy for the league's most valued player. He captained the Brisbane Lions in four consecutive AFL Grand Finals, yielding three premierships (2001–2003). Additionally, he represented Australia in the 2006 International Rules Series and the state of Queensland in State of Origin. As a player he was noted for his fearless play, inspirational leadership and the ability to turn a game. Voss has been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He was born in Traralgon, Victoria and lived as a child in Orbost until the age
    8.67
    3 votes
    41
    Ray Jennings

    Ray Jennings

    Raymond Vernon Jennings (born August 9, 1954 in Vanderbijlpark) is a former South African cricketer. He was one of South Africa's leading wicket-keepers during the apartheid era. In October 2004 Jennings was appointed coach of the South African national cricket team on a short-term contract, he had previously coached South Africa A. Under Jennings, South Africa played four Test series, losing to India and England before beating Zimbabwe and the West Indies. At the end of the West Indies tour he was replaced by Mickey Arthur. He coached the Under-19 team in the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia before taking over as coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the second season of the IPL Late 2008 and early 2009, saw Jennings take over as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team in the Indian Premier League owned by the business tycoon Vijay Mallya. He was now heading a unit that saw a forgettable IPL 2008 after finishing 7th on the table among the 8 competing teams. Jennings brought the team together by making Anil Kumble the captain of the side for the second edition of the IPL that was to start in South Africa. Under Jennings, RCB saw success and made it to the finals of
    8.67
    3 votes
    42
    Nathan Buckley

    Nathan Buckley

    Nathan Charles Buckley (born 26 July 1972) is a former professional Australian rules football player, commentator and coach, best known for his time as captain of the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently the senior coach of the Collingwood Football Club. He is listed by journalist Mike Sheahan as one of the top 50 players of all time. Buckley won the inaugural Rising Star Award, in 1993, then went on to become one of the game's elite, captaining Collingwood between 1999 and 2007, winning the Brownlow Medal in 2003, winning Collingwood's Best and Fairest award, the Copeland Trophy, six times and named in the Collingwood Team of the Century. Buckley was selected in the All-Australian Team team seven times and captained the Australian international rules football team against Ireland. In 2004 Buckley became an original inductee into the Collingwood Hall of Fame. He retired at the conclusion of the 2007 AFL season and became a commentator for the Seven Network. After months of speculation, the Collingwood Football Club signed Buckley as an assistant coach for seasons 2010 and 2011 and as senior coach in 2012 for three years. Nathan Buckley
    10.00
    2 votes
    43

    Dav Whatmore

    Davenell Frederick Whatmore (born 16 March 1954, Colombo, Sri Lanka) is a former international cricketer who represented Australia. He had a very short international career from March 1979 to January 1980 in which he played just seven Test matches and one One Day International. At first-class level, he scored over 6,000 runs for Victoria. Whatmore is the current coach of Pakistan. Whatmore was born in Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) and was educated at Royal Preparatory College, Colombo. He and his family migrated to Australia in 1962.Thereafter he lived in Mentone, a suburb of Melbourne and studied at Mentone Grammar School. Whatmore retired from professional cricket in 1988/89 to pursue a career in coaching. He coached Sri Lanka in two separate spells, during the first of which he won the 1996 Cricket World Cup. In between those spells, he coached Lancashire where he won the National League in 1998 and 1999, and the NatWest Trophy in 1998. From 2003 to 2007, he had been coaching Bangladesh. Under his coaching, Bangladesh enjoyed relative success, coming from a side that could rarely win matches at all, to a team that can occasionally surprise even the most powerful cricket
    6.40
    5 votes
    44
    Slaven Bilić

    Slaven Bilić

    Slaven Bilić (pronounced [slâʋɛn bǐːlit͡ɕ]; born 11 September 1968) is a former Croatian footballer who manages Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow. He started playing in 1988 for his hometown club Hajduk Split and later had successful foreign spells with Karlsruher SC in Germany, and West Ham United and Everton in England before retiring from active football in 2001. At national level, Bilić served as one of Croatia's most consistent defenders during the tenure of coach Miroslav Blažević, earning 44 caps between 1992 and 1999 and playing in UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Following his playing retirement in 2001 at Hajduk Split, Bilić immediately turned to coaching, his first job being a five-month stint at Hajduk's helm in the latter stage of the 2001–02 season. Between 2004 and 2006 he managed Croatia under-21 football team, before taking over the senior national side from Zlatko Kranjčar in August 2006. Credited with successfully overseeing the introduction of a series of young players from the under-21 squad to the senior side, Bilić led the team to the 2008 European championship where they reached the quarter-finals. In spite the fact that under Bilić's tenure
    7.25
    4 votes
    45
    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
    8.33
    3 votes
    46
    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
    8.33
    3 votes
    47

    Jake White

    Jake White (born 19 March 1963 as Jacob Westerduin) is a rugby union coach and former coach of the South Africa national rugby union team, the Springboks. His most notable achievements as coach include leading the Springboks to victory in 2007 Rugby World Cup and the 2004 Tri Nations title. White also coached the U-21 Springbok side to victory in the U-21 Rugby Union World Cup in 2002. He is the current Head Coach of the Brumbies in Super Rugby. On 24 October 2011, he was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame, alongside other World Cup-winning head coaches and captains through the 2007 World Cup. Jake White was born in Johannesburg and attended Jeppe High School for Boys where he played in the First XV. He began his coaching career as a high school rugby coach at Parktown Boys' High School's First XV before returning to his old school as a teacher and as coach of the school's First XV. White's success with the school team resulted in him being appointed as provincial schools coach. Later he coached various under-19 and under-21 sides before assisting Springbok squad preparations by doing video analysis for them. By this time he was well known for his technical prowess in rugby
    8.33
    3 votes
    48
    Jarad Rooke

    Jarad Rooke

    Max Rooke (born Jarad Maxwell Rooke on 19 December 1981) is a retired Australian rules footballer, who played for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). A utility player, 1.89 metres (6.2 ft) tall and weighing 93 kilograms (210 lb), Rooke's versatility allowed him to play as a forward, defender, and midfielder. Rooke made his AFL debut in 2002, and was awarded the 2003 Geelong Football Club Most Determined & Dedicated Player Award. He went on to become a dual premiership player with the club, playing key roles in both the 2007 and 2009 Grand Final victories. Rooke also won two NAB Cups and two McClelland Trophies with Geelong. Rooke was recruited from Casterton in 2001, and made his debut in the second round of 2002. He was a regular senior player until a shin injury forced him to miss the second half of 2004, including the finals series, but recovered to play all but one game in 2005. His lack of pace against small forwards was exposed in Round 20, 2005 when Melbourne's Russell Robertson kicked seven goals against him. This prompted coach Mark Thompson to move him into the midfield the following week. This move was successful, with Rooke nullifying
    8.33
    3 votes
    49
    Luciano Spalletti

    Luciano Spalletti

    Luciano Spalletti (Italian pronunciation: [luˈtʃano spalˈletti]; born 7 March 1959) is a retired Italian footballer and current coach of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. Born in Certaldo, Province of Florence, Spalletti played for Serie C teams such as Entella, Spezia, Viareggio and Empoli. Spalletti's early career in management led him to struggling Empoli, where he led the Tuscan side to two consecutive promotions from Serie C1 to Serie A. However, it was at Udinese where he really began to make an impact as a manager. During the 2004–05 season, Spalletti guided Udinese to a sensational fourth-placed finish in Serie A, exceeding expectations and securing a spot in the Champions League. Such success for a traditionally unexceptional side with limited resources attracted the attention of Roma. The capital side had come off a disappointing season, in which four different coaches had spells in charge of the club. Spalletti was offered the task of attempting to bring order to this chaotic side. After an uninspiring first half of the 2005–06 season, he changed the team's tactics to attacking rather than defensive, but starting playing without any real striker (with an attacking midfielder as
    8.33
    3 votes
    50
    Makoto Imaoka

    Makoto Imaoka

    Makoto Imaoka (今岡 誠, born September 11, 1974) is a Japanese professional baseball player from Takarazuka, Hyōgo, Japan. Imaoka spent several uneventful seasons in the Japanese professional leagues before being chosen as the leadoff batter by Senichi Hoshino, who managed the Hanshin Tigers from 2002-2004. Imaoka won the batting title in 2003 with a .340 batting average, and his team won the Central League pennant the same year. He had previously played shortstop and second base, but was converted to third base in 2004. He continued his hitting prowess, and led the league with 147 RBIs in 2005. He fell into a huge slump in 2006, and missed half of the season due to injuries. He won a silver medal playing for the Japanese national team in the 1996 Summer Olympics before entering the Japanese professional leagues.
    8.33
    3 votes
    51
    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
    8.33
    3 votes
    52
    Vahid Halilhodžić

    Vahid Halilhodžić

    Vahid "Vaha" Halilhodžić (born 15 October 1952) is a former Bosnian football player and now a manager, currently managing the Algeria national football team. Regarded as one of the best Bosnian players in the 1970s and 1980s Halilhodžić had successful playing spells with Velež Mostar, Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain before retiring in the mid-1980s. He also appeared for the national team and was part of the squad which won the 1978 European Under-21 Championship before earning 15 full international caps for Yugoslavia. In the early 1990s he began managing and, after a short managing stint at his hometown club Velež, permanently moved to France in 1993. Since then he managed a number of teams in French-speaking countries and his achievements include winning the 1997 CAF Champions League with Moroccan side Raja Casablanca, leading the French side Lille OSC from second level to third place in Ligue 1 in less than three years, winning the 2004 Coupe de France with Paris Saint-Germain and qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Côte d'Ivoire. Born in Jablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Halilhodžić started playing football in his early teens at the local minnows' ground Turbina
    6.20
    5 votes
    53

    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,
    9.50
    2 votes
    54

    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
    9.50
    2 votes
    55

    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
    7.00
    4 votes
    56
    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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    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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    58
    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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    59
    William Townley

    William Townley

    William "Billy" Townley, (14 February 1866 – 30 May 1950 in Blackpool, England), was an English football (soccer) player and coach. He scored the first hat-trick in the history of the FA Cup final, but his lasting legacy is defined as an important pioneer of the game in Germany and as a journeyman coach on the continent. Townley's career as a player began with Blackburn Olympic F.C. He joined Blackburn Rovers in 1886 and won the FA Cup with the club in 1890 and 1891. In the first of these title appearances against The Wednesday, the outside left made history by contributing three goals in a 6-1 victory, earning the distinction of becoming the first player to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup final. He scored another goal in the successful defence of the title as the Rovers overcame Notts County 3-1 the following year. Townley's total of four goals in FA Cup finals has to date only been bettered once, by Liverpool's Ian Rush, who scored five goals in three finals appearances in the 1980s. Townley was capped twice for England, in 1889 and 1890, scoring two goals in the second of those matches, which was a 9-1 victory over Ireland. In 1894 he moved to Darwen and played there for six
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    60
    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
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    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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    62

    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
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    63

    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
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    64
    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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    65
    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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    66
    Mike Tomlin

    Mike Tomlin

    Michael Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is the current head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Tomlin is the third youngest head coach in any of the four major North American professional sports. He is the tenth African-American head coach in NFL history, and first in Steelers history. With the Steelers' victory in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009, Tomlin became the youngest head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Tomlin grew up in Newport News, VA. attended Denbigh High School and was a three-year starter as a wide receiver/tight end for the College of William and Mary, where he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He finished his career with a school-record 20 touchdown catches. He was a second-team All-Yankee Conference selection in 1994. Tomlin never played in the NFL. Tomlin's coaching career began in 1995 as the wide receiver coach at Virginia Military Institute under former West Virginia University head coach Bill Stewart. He spent the 1996 season as a graduate assistant at the University of Memphis, where he worked with the defensive backs and special teams. Following a brief stint on the University of Tennessee at
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    3 votes
    67

    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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    3 votes
    68
    Tim Sheens

    Tim Sheens

    Tim Sheens (born 30 October 1950) is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. He is the former coach of the Penrith Panthers, Canberra Raiders, North Queensland Cowboys and the Wests Tigers of the National Rugby League and in 2009 was appointed coach of the Australian national team, the Kangaroos. He has won four premierships as a coach and broken the record for most top-level games in Australian rugby league history and has also served as New South Wales' State of Origin coach. As a player, Sheens was a prop forward with Sydney's Penrith Panthers in the 1970s and 80s before he retired and became their coach. He then coached the Canberra Raiders to successive premierships before moving to the North Queensland Cowboys and later the Wests Tigers. Born to a well known rugby league family of the Penrith area, Tim Sheens was educated at St Dominic's College in Penrith but spent his last two years of school at St Gregory's College, Campbelltown, where he was the school captain and first-grade rugby league captain in 1968. Sheens had a lengthy playing stint with Penrith, playing 166 first grade games from 1970 to 1982 and scoring 11 tries. Starting his
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    3 votes
    69

    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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    3 votes
    70
    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
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    3 votes
    71
    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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    72
    Johnny Raper

    Johnny Raper

    John Raper, MBE (born 12 April 1939 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. He was a lock forward for the Australia national team. He had a record 33 test caps between 1959 and 1968 and played in 6 World Cup games between 1960 to 1968. Raper captained Australia on 8 occasions in 1967–68 and played in eight consecutive NSWRFL grand final victories for the St. George Dragons club. He has since been named as one of the nation's finest footballers of the 20th century. Born in Revesby, in south-western Sydney into a working-class family of nine boys, he played junior football for the Camperdown Dragons before representing Newtown's President's Cup side in 1956. He joined and made his first grade debut for Newtown in 1957 at age 18. Raper represented New South Wales Colts as a lock against Great Britain in 1958. Having agreed terms to leave Newtown to join the reigning premiers St George Raper sat out most of the 1958 season to comply with residential criteria. Raper joined St George as a lock forward and it was in this position that he became an international rugby league star. His legendary cover defence and ball skills had
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    3 votes
    73
    Alfreð Gíslason

    Alfreð Gíslason

    Alfreð Gíslason (born 7 September 1959 in Akureyri, Iceland) is a former player and coach for the Iceland national handball team and the current coach of THW Kiel.
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    74
    Guus Hiddink

    Guus Hiddink

    Guus Hiddink (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣys ˈɦɪdɪŋk]; born 8 November 1946) is a Dutch football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of the Russian side, FC Anzhi Makhachkala. He is considered to be one of the best managers of his generation and was the best-paid coach in international football in 2009. His achievements include winning the European treble (Eredivisie, Dutch Cup and European Cup) with PSV Eindhoven; managing the Netherlands and taking them to the semi-finals of the 1998 FIFA World Cup; leading South Korea to a fourth place finish in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the first and only Asian team to reach the semi-final stages; leading Australia to their best ever finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup; leading Russia to the semi-finals of Euro 2008, Russia's best performance since the breakup of the Soviet Union; and leading Chelsea to an FA Cup win against Everton in 2009. Hiddink has also previously managed Fenerbahçe, Valencia, and Real Madrid. Hiddink was born in Varsseveld and started his career as a player in the youth side of amateur club SC Varsseveld. He turned professional after signing on for Dutch club De Graafschap in 1967. Hiddink played at the
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    1 votes
    75
    Jason Garrett

    Jason Garrett

    Jason Calvin Garrett (born March 28, 1966) is an American former National Football League player and the current head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett was the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach of the Cowboys before being promoted to interim head coach after the Cowboys fired coach Wade Phillips on November 8, 2010 while remaining offensive coordinator. Garrett went to prep school at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, as a senior, he won All-League honors as both a quarterback and safety. Jason Garrett graduated from University School in 1984. Garrett attended grade school at Saint Ann's, located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Garrett originally played college football at Princeton University, but transferred to Columbia University when his father, Jim Garrett, became the head coach. Following his father's resignation as head coach after Columbia's 0-10 1985 season, Jason and his brothers, John and Judd, transferred back to Princeton. At Princeton in 1987 and 1988, Garrett completed 366 of 550 passes (66.5%) for 4,274 yards and 20 touchdowns and won the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League
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    1 votes
    76
    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.
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    77
    Mike Buskens

    Mike Buskens

    Michael 'Mike' Büskens ([ˈmɪçaɛl ˈmaɪ̯k ˈbʏskəns]; born 19 March 1968 in Düsseldorf) is a former German footballer who played as a midfielder, and the current manager of SpVgg Greuther Fürth. During a 14-year professional career, he appeared in nearly 400 Bundesliga games, mainly representing Schalke 04 (11 years), and later also briefly managing the latter. Büskens began his career with his hometown team Alemannia Düsseldorf, before he moved to city giants Fortuna. After five years, he moved to VfL Benrath, returning in 1987 to Fortuna, this time as member of the professional squad, and rarely missed one top division game during his three-year spell, although ended in relegation. In 1992, Büskens moved to FC Schalke 04, and lived the most successful years of his career. He was part of the UEFA Cup and German Cup 2001 and 2002 winning squads, and never appeared in less than 27 league games in his first seven seasons. In the European conquest of 1997, he played in 10 matches (eight complete), including both legs of the final against F.C. Internazionale Milano. In January 2000, Büskens spent half a season at MSV Duisburg, returning to Schalke after a poor season. He continued to play
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    1 votes
    78

    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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    79

    Marc Wilmots

    Marc Robert Wilmots (born 22 February 1969 in Dongelberg, Belgium) is a Belgian former footballer and current manager of Belgium. In his club career, that started in 1987, Wilmots played for Sint-Truiden, Mechelen, Standard Liège, Schalke 04, and Bordeaux. At Schalke, he helped them to the 1997 UEFA Cup Final. His goal in the first leg was cancelled out by Internazionale in the second leg, but Schalke went on to win the game on penalties, with Wilmots scoring the decisive kick. He retired in 2003, after his second stint with Schalke. For Belgium, Wilmots scored 28 goals in 70 caps, his first coming in May 1990. He played in four World Cups, going scoreless in 1994, but getting two goals in 1998 and adding three in 2002. Wilmots is Belgium's leading goal scorer in World Cup history. Wilmots also played in Euro 2000, when Belgium co-hosted the tournament. Wilmots became a football manager in summer 2004 for Sint-Truidense, but was sacked in February 2005. From 1 October 2009 on, he served as assistant for Dick Advocaat and later for Georges Leekens. On 15 May 2012, following the exit of Georges Leekens, Wilmots assumed the Belgium reins on an interim basis before going onto become
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    4 votes
    80
    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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    4 votes
    81
    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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    4 votes
    82
    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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    5 votes
    83
    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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    2 votes
    84
    Dan Petrescu

    Dan Petrescu

    Daniel Vasile Petrescu (born 22 December 1967 in Bucharest) is a Romanian football manager and former player, who currently manages FC Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Premier League. He is famous for having played for Steaua Bucureşti in the 1989 Champions League Final and winning the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup with FA Premier League club Chelsea. Petrescu also received 95 international caps for the Romanian national side. After playing for Steaua Bucureşti's youth teams, Dan Petrescu was promoted into the first team in 1986 in a game played by Steaua just one month after winning the European Cup. Petrescu was loaned to FC Olt for the 1986–87 season, but asked to come back to Steaua Bucureşti in 1987. He was an important part of the team which reached the semifinals of the European Cup in 1988 and the final in 1989. Also in 1989 he played for the Romanian national team for the first time, but missed the World Cup of the following year due to an injury. In 1991 he was bought by Foggia of Italy, in a period when the club saw promotion to Serie A. In 1993 he moved to Genoa. Petrescu signed for Sheffield Wednesday in 1994 from Genoa, after a successful World Cup for Romania.
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    2 votes
    85
    Darren Lehmann

    Darren Lehmann

    Darren Scott Lehmann (born 5 February 1970) is a former Australian cricketer, who made his ODI debut in 1996 and Test debut in 1998. He was on the fringes of national selection for the entirety of the 1990s, and only became a regular in the ODI team in 2001 and Test team in late 2002, before being dropped in early 2005. Primarily an aggressive left-handed batsman, Lehmann was also a part-time left arm orthodox bowler, and was known for his disregard for physical fitness and modern dietary regimes. He announced his retirement from first-class cricket in November 2007. Recently he was appointed as the coach of Deccan Chargers, an IPL team. He coached Queensland during the 2010/11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash in place of Trevor Barsby, who had resigned. A junior representative for Central District Football Club as well as playing cricket, Lehmann left school at the age of 16, to work on the assembly line of Holden car manufacturers in Elizabeth, South Australia. He declined selection to the first intake of the newly-formed Australian Cricket Academy, a full-time cricket centre, citing his enjoyment of the factory life. Lehmann entered the first-class scene as a 17-year-old in the 1987/88
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    2 votes
    86
    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.
    8.50
    2 votes
    87
    James Hird

    James Hird

    James Hird (born 4 February 1973) is a former professional Australian rules footballer and the current coach of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League. Nicknamed "The General", Hird played as a midfielder and half forward, but was often given free rein by former Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy to play wherever he thought necessary. He was the joint winner of the 1996 Brownlow Medal with Brisbane Bears' midfielder Michael Voss. A half forward, Hird is often considered one of the greatest footballers of the modern era. He is a member of the AFL Hall of Fame and was listed by journalist Mike Sheahan as one of the top 50 players of all time. The son of Allan and Margaret Hird, James Hird was born in Canberra on 4 February 1973. His father worked in the public service, while his mother was a teacher. The pair met in Melbourne, before they moved to the Australian capital in 1969. Allan, who has previously played four games for the Essendon Football Club in 1966–67, initiated the move, enabling him to be player coach of Eastlake in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) football competition. Hird remained his parents' only child for close to three years until Amilia was
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    2 votes
    88
    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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    2 votes
    89
    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
    8.50
    2 votes
    90
    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
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    2 votes
    91

    Todd Blackadder

    Todd Julian Blackadder (born 20 September 1971 in Rangiora) is a former professional New Zealand rugby union player and professional rugby coach. He served as Director of Rugby for the Tasman Rugby Union before being appointed to succeed Robbie Deans as coach of Super Rugby team the Crusaders. His nickname is "Toddy". He played for the All Blacks 25 times, including 14 as captain. He also played for the Crusaders at lock. Among his achievements as a player were captaincy of the New Zealand All Blacks, the Crusaders Super 12 team, and the Canterbury provincial team. He also played 9 games for nelson bays in 1990. He then continued to play professionally, in Scotland as the captain of the Edinburgh Gunners. First played for Woodend, near Rangiora which kicked off his Rugby Union career. He also played 7's for New Zealand in the inaugural world cup held at Murrayfield. He was the first assistant forwards coach of Scotland's first foreign head coach Matt Williams, and became the forwards coach of the Edinburgh Gunners under Frank Hadden. He now serves as the Director of Rugby for the Tasman Rugby Union in the National Provincial Championship. He now is also part of the coaching team
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    2 votes
    92

    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
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    3 votes
    93
    Daniel Anderson

    Daniel Anderson

    Daniel Clive Anderson (born 3 May 1967) is an Australian rugby league football coach. Anderson previously coached in Australia, New Zealand and England and is particularly noted for his work with the development of younger players. Anderson began his coaching career in 1999 at the Parramatta Eels working his way up to Premier League coach before being made assistant coach to Brian Smith in 2000. In 2001, Anderson was a surprise choice for coach of the New Zealand Warriors. He had amazing success, taking them to their first finals series in 2001 and their first Grand Final in 2002, losing to the Sydney Roosters. The 2002 Dally M Coach of the Year was awarded to Anderson. He took the Warriors to another Finals series in 2003, the same year he replaced Gary Freeman as head coach of the New Zealand Kiwis. Anderson resigned from the Warriors in June 2004 after a bad start to the season; winning only three out of eleven games. Anderson retained his position as coach of the New Zealand Kiwis until June 2005. He was appointed the coach of St Helens RLFC in 2005, succeeding the previous coach Ian Millward who had been sacked by the club. He left the position at the end of 2008's Super
    7.33
    3 votes
    94
    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
    95

    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
    7.33
    3 votes
    96

    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
    7.33
    3 votes
    97
    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
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    4 votes
    98
    Jürgen Klopp

    Jürgen Klopp

    Jürgen Norbert "Kloppo" Klopp (German pronunciation: [ˈjʏɐ̯gən ˈklɔp]; born 16 June 1967) is a German former footballer and the current manager of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Klopp played his entire senior career for Mainz 05 from 1989 to 2001. He originally played as a striker, before switching to play as a defender in 1995. Upon his retirement from playing for Mainz 05, Klopp was appointed as the club's manager. He remained as manager for seven years, during which time he led the team to its first appearance in the Bundesliga, and qualification for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup. At the end of the 2006–07 season, Mainz 05 were relegated, but Klopp chose to remain with the club. However, due to the fact that they were not able to achieve promotion, he resigned at the end of the 2007–08 season. In May 2008, Klopp was approached to become the new manager of Borussia Dortmund, eventually signing a two-year contract at the club, which had finished in a disappointing 13th place under previous manager Thomas Doll. In his first season in charge, Klopp guided Borussia Dortmund to win the DFB-Supercup, defeating German champions Bayern Munich. Klopp took the club to a sixth place finish in
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    4 votes
    99

    Nigel Lappin

    Nigel Lappin (born 21 June 1976) is a former professional Australian rules footballer. Lappin was born in the locally-based regional hospital at Corowa, New South Wales and grew up in Chiltern, Victoria. He was drafted to play for the Brisbane Bears in the Australian Football League in 1993, playing his first AFL game the following year. In 1997 he was a member of the inaugural Brisbane Lions team following the Bears' merger with Fitzroy. A long, accurate kick, capable of running as a play maker throughout the whole match, he was recognised as a member of the group of players known as the "Fab Four", a group of highly skilled midfield players considered to be one of the major driving forces behind the Lions successive Australian Football League premierships in 2001, 2002 and 2003. An example of his courage was the 2003 Grand Final win, in which he played the whole match with a broken rib. Lappin represented Australia in International Rules in 2001. In 2004 he achieved a personal milestone in winning his first Merrett-Murray Medal. However his 2005 season ended prematurely when he broke his right ankle late in the season. Weeks into his comeback, the ankle was re-injured in a 2006
    6.25
    4 votes
    100
    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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    4 votes
    101

    Frank Arnesen

    Frank Arnesen (born 30 September 1956 in Copenhagen) is a former Danish football player and currently sporting director at Hamburger SV. Arnesen was Director of Football at English football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. As a player, he most notably played with Dutch clubs Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, winning the 1988 European Cup with PSV. Arnesen was capped 52 times and scored 14 goals for the Danish national team, and participated in the Euro 1984 and 1986 FIFA World Cup tournaments. Arnesen moved from childhood club Fremad Amager, in the lower leagues of Danish football, to the big Dutch team Ajax in November/December 1975. At the time he was only 19, and he made the move together with Fremad Amager teammate Søren Lerby, who was only 17. Arnesen got his debut with Ajax 3 or 4 months later, on 7 March 1976, in a 1–1 draw with FC Utrecht. It was also in his time at Ajax, that Arnesen debuted for the Danish national team, in a 1977 friendly 1–0 loss against Sweden, in Malmö. In Arnesen's six seasons at Ajax, he won three Dutch Eredivisie championship titles in 1977, 1979, and 1980, and won the KNVB Cup in 1979, beating FC Twente 3–0 in the final. In 1980, Arnesen and Ajax reached
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    3 votes
    102
    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
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    3 votes
    103
    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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    3 votes
    104
    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
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    4 votes
    105
    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
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    4 votes
    106
    Massimiliano Allegri

    Massimiliano Allegri

    Massimiliano Allegri (born 11 August 1967 in Livorno) is an Italian football coach and former midfielder. He is the current head coach of A.C. Milan. He won Milan their first Serie A title since 2004. After spending the earlier part of his career in the lower leagues, including his hometown club Livorno, Allegri joined Pescara in 1991. He established himself in midfield as Giovanni Galeone's side won promotion to Serie A in 1992. Allegri was an outstanding performer for Pescara in Serie A. Despite the side's relegation in last place, there was no shortage of goals and Allegri scored an impressive 12 goals from midfield. He moved on to Cagliari and then Perugia and Napoli before returning to Pescara. Brief spells at Pistoiese and Aglianese followed before his retirement from active football in 2003. He was banned for one-year in 2001 with others six Italian footballers for match-fixing following an Italian Cup tie in year 2000. "The Italian Football Federation handed one-year suspensions to Fabio Gallo, Sebastiano Siviglia and Luciano Zauri of Serie A side Atalanta, and Alfredo Aglietti and Massimiliano Allegri of Serie B's Pistoiese." Allegri started a coaching career in 2004,
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    4 votes
    107
    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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    2 votes
    108
    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,
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    2 votes
    109
    Marcus Allbäck

    Marcus Allbäck

    Marcus Christian Allbäck (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmarkɵs ˈal.ˈbɛk]; born 5 July 1973 in Gothenburg), is a retired Swedish footballer and coach, who currently is assistant coach for the Sweden national football team. He is a well-travelled striker known for his sharp finishing ability Allbäck started his professional career with Örgryte IS. He then proceeded to have two modest stints abroad, with Lyngby Boldklub and A.S. Bari, before rejoining his first club. From 2000–04, he would play two seasons each, with moderate individual success, with SC Heerenveen and Aston Villa, respectively, joining Hansa Rostock in 2004–05. In the summer of 2005, aged 32, Allbäck signed with F.C. Copenhagen. On 1 November 2006, Allbäck scored F.C. Copenhagen's first goal ever in the UEFA Champions League – a winner against two-times competition winners Manchester United F.C. In that match, he was also awarded the fans' Man of the Match award. 20 days later he also scored against S.L. Benfica at Estádio da Luz – a match lost 3–1. Allbäck scored again in the last group stage match against Celtic at Parken in a 3–1 win. After the final homegame of the Danish Superliga 2006–07 season, he was presented with
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    2 votes
    110

    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
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    2 votes
    111
    Adam Gilchrist

    Adam Gilchrist

    Adam Craig Gilchrist AM (born 14 November 1971), nicknamed "Gilly" or "Churchy", is an Australian international cricketer who currently captains Kings XI Punjab and recently captained Middlesex. He is an attacking left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australian national team through his aggressive batting. He is considered to be one of the greatest wicket-keeper-batsmen in the history of the game. He holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket keeper in One Day International cricket and the most by an Australian in Test cricket. His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both One-day and Test cricket; his century against England at Perth in December 2006 is the second fastest century in all Test cricket. He is the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket. His 17 Test and 16 ODI centuries are the most by a wicket-keeper. He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007) and is one of only three players to have won three titles. Gilchrist is renowned for walking when he considers himself to be out, sometimes contrary to the decision of
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    1 votes
    112
    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
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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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    1 votes
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    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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    1 votes
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    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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    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
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    3 votes
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    Luiz Felipe Scolari

    Luiz Felipe Scolari

    Luiz Felipe Scolari (Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈiz fiˈlipi iskoˈlaɾi]), ComIH (born 9 November 1948 in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul), also known as Felipão in Brazil and internationally as Big Phil, is a World Cup-winning Brazilian football manager. He currently doesn't manage any team. He served as the manager of the Portuguese national team from 12 July 2003 to 30 June 2008. As Portugal's manager, he led them to the UEFA Euro 2004 Final, which they lost 1–0 to Greece in an upset, as well as leading them to a fourth place in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Scolari also led Portugal in Euro 2008, but resigned after Portugal lost 3–2 to Germany in the second round. He was succeeded by Carlos Queiroz on 5 July 2008. A defender regarded as more uncompromising than skilful, he was known among his contemporaries as "perna-de-pau" (literally translated as "wooden leg", a Brazilian-Portuguese term for a bad player), Scolari followed in the footsteps of his father Benjamin, who was also a Brazilian professional footballer. His playing career encompassed spells with Caxias, Juventude, Novo Hamburgo, and CSA, and often captained his sides. It was with CSA that he won his only major title as a
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    3 votes
    118
    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
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    3 votes
    119
    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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    3 votes
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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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    Zvonimir Soldo

    Zvonimir Soldo

    Zvonimir Soldo (born 2 November 1967) is a retired Croatian football player who is now a manager, having recently (October 2010) parted with German Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln. During his playing career, he mostly played in defensive roles, as sweeper or centre back, but occasionally also in defensive midfield. After studying law for six semesters at the University of Zagreb, Soldo's parents convinced him to pursue a career as professional football player. Soldo's professional career began with NK Dinamo Zagreb which he left for NK Zadar after two years. 1991 through 1994, he played for NK Inter Zaprešić before returning to his former club NK Dinamo Zagreb. Runner-up in both Croatian league and cup in his first season back at Zagreb, the next campaign saw Soldo's side complete a domestic double in 1995/96. After achieving all he could in domestic football, Soldo headed for German side VfB Stuttgart. Soldo made his Bundesliga debut on 17 August 1996 against FC Schalke 04. This was the beginning of his time in Stuttgart which would last for ten years and during which he would lead the VfB Stuttgart on the pitch as captain nearly 200 times. During this period, Zvonimir Soldo played
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    3 votes
    122

    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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    4 votes
    123
    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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    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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    2 votes
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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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    126
    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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    Mickey Arthur

    Mickey Arthur

    John Michael "Mickey" Arthur (born 17 May 1968) is a South African cricketer who played South African domestic cricket from 1986 to 2001. He coached the South African national team from 2005 to 2010, and is the current coach of the Australia national cricket team. Arthur was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. He is an old boy of Westville Boys' High School. Arthur scored 6557 runs playing for Orange Free State, Griqualand West and South Africa A before retiring 2001. He started his coaching career by coaching Griquas in the domestic competition before taking over the Eastern Cape side in 2003. In his last two series in charge Arthur managed to guide them to the finals of the Standard Bank Pro20 Series. He was a surprising choice to take over as the national coach in May 2005, succeeding Ray Jennings. He had a tough introduction into international cricket with his first two Test series as coach happened to be against a rampant Australia, both away and at home, during which South Africa were easily beaten. An injury-hit South Africa failed to make the finals of the 2005-06 VB Series, but they did clinch a tense one-day series win over Australia at home, which culminated
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    2 votes
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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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    2 votes
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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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    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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    131

    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
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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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    3 votes
    133
    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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    3 votes
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    Bob Pettit

    Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit Jr. (born December 12, 1932, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965). He was the first recipient of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970. He also went by the nickname "Dutch" in college. He also won the NBA All-Star MVP award four times. Pettit's basketball career had humble beginnings. At Baton Rouge High School, he was cut from the varsity basketball team as both a freshman and sophomore. His father, Sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish (1932-1936), pushed him to practice in the backyard of the Kemmerly house until he improved his skills. It worked: Pettit became a starter as a junior, and led Baton Rouge High to its first State Championship in over 20 years in his senior year. After high school, Pettit accepted a scholarship to play at Louisiana State University. He was a three-time All-Southeastern Conference selection and a two-time All American as a member of the LSU men's basketball team. (Freshmen were not allowed to play varsity basketball in those
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    3 votes
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    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
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    3 votes
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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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    3 votes
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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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    3 votes
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    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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    3 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
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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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    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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    Christoph Daum

    Christoph Daum

    Christoph Daum (born 24 October 1953 in Oelsnitz, Erzgebirge) is a German football manager and former footballer. Daum began his football career in 1971 in the youth league with Hamborn 07, transferred in 1972 to Eintracht Duisburg and then in 1975 to 1. FC Köln, where he played in the amateur league. After finishing his career as a player, he earned his coaching licence at the DFB and began working in 1981 as amateur coach with 1. FC Köln. In the 1985/86 season he was promoted to assistant coach and in 1986 to the top position. During the 1990 FIFA World Cup, Daum was released from his position by Cologne's president Dietmar Artzinger-Bolten. In November 1990 he transferred to VfB Stuttgart, where he won the German championship in 1992. In the following season Daum committed a mistake in the first round of the European Cup against Leeds United on 30 September 1992 by illegally putting in a fourth foreign player. A replay was scheduled, which Leeds won. The UK newspaper 'The Sun' dubbed him 'Christoph Dumb' following this incident. The VfB missed out on the Champions League and Daum was released. Beginning in 1994 Daum worked with the Turkish club Beşiktaş J.K. in Istanbul. He won
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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 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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    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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    Leigh Matthews

    Leigh Matthews

    Leigh Raymond "Lethal Leigh" Matthews AM (born 1 March 1952) is a former player and coach of Australian rules football. He played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (now Australian Football League) from 1969 to 1985, coached Collingwood from 1986–1995, and coached the Brisbane Lions from 1999 to 2008. As a player he is the official "Best player of the 20th century", according to the AFL, is a Legend in the AFL Hall of Fame, is on the Hawthorn and AFL Teams of the Centuries, has polled the most Brownlow votes without winning a Brownlow and is one of the most successful AFL coaches of all time. In 2008, Matthews was named second, behind Wayne Carey, as part of Mike Sheahan's list of the top 50 players of all time, published in the book 'The Australian Game of Football', which was released by the AFL to celebrate 150 years of Australian rules football. He is now an AFL commentator on television with the Seven Network and on Radio with 3AW Football. Matthews played his junior football at the Chelsea Football Club, and joined Hawthorn at the age of sixteen, having already played senior suburban football. Part of a footballing family, Matthews' brother Kelvin had played 155
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    Mike Brown

    Mike Brown

    Michael “Mike” Brown (born March 5, 1970) is an American basketball head coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was previously the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from June 2, 2005 until May 24, 2010. After learning the game under Gregg Popovich, Brown is widely regarded as a defensive specialist. He turned the Cavaliers into one of the top defensive teams in the NBA and guided them into the 2007 NBA Finals. Brown was honored as NBA Coach of the Year for leading the Cavaliers to a team record and league best 66 wins in 2009, and 61 wins, again a league best, in 2010. However, after losses to both the Orlando Magic in the conference finals in 2009 and the Boston Celtics in the 2010 conference semifinals, he was fired after failing to win an NBA title with the Cavaliers. On May 25, 2011, Brown succeeded Phil Jackson as the head coach of the Lakers. Brown was born in Columbus, Ohio, but spent parts of his childhood overseas. He graduated from Würzburg American High School in Würzburg, Germany in 1988, where he excelled in basketball and football. After studying and playing basketball at Mesa Community College for two years, Brown went
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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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    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.
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    Alberto Zaccheroni

    Alberto Zaccheroni

    Alberto Zaccheroni (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dzakkeˈroni]; born 1 April 1953, in Meldola, Emilia-Romagna) is an Italian football manager, currently in charge of the Japan national team, which he led to the final victory in the most recent Asian Cup. He is best known for having managed a number of top clubs in Serie A, and won a scudetto with A.C. Milan in 1999. He is renowned also for his unconventional and trademark 3–4–3 tactical system Zaccheroni's playing career was cut short by injury, and he became a manager at the relatively young age of 30 with amateurs Cesenatico. His managerial career took off during the 1997–98 season with Udinese, guiding them to third place in the league and qualification for the UEFA Cup. Zaccheroni's impressive results at Udinese attracted the attention of Italian giants A.C. Milan, who appointed him as manager after the San Siro club had endured two miserable seasons. Fellow Udinese key players Oliver Bierhoff and Thomas Helveg also joined him in Milan. Zaccheroni delivered instantly, as Milan won the league in the 1998–99 season, pipping Lazio and Fiorentina to the title. The following season was less successful for Zaccheroni as Milan
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    Arthur Beetson

    Arthur Beetson

    Arthur Henry "Artie" Beetson OAM (22 January 1945 – 1 December 2011) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach. He represented Australia, NSW and Queensland from 1964 to 1981. His position was at prop. Beetson became the first Indigenous Australian to captain his country in any sport. and is frequently cited as the best post-war forward in Australian rugby league history. He also had an extensive coaching career, spanning the 1970s to the 1990s, coaching Australia, Queensland, Eastern Suburbs, Redcliffe Dolphins and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. On 1 December 2011, Beetson died after a heart attack, aged 66. Beetson's mother was a member of the Stolen Generation. His rugby league career began with Redcliffe in the Brisbane Rugby League competition between 1964 and 1965. After winning the club's player of the year award in 1965 as well as the Brisbane Rugby League premiership with them, he moved to Sydney to play in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership with the Balmain Tigers. In his first year with them, 1966, he played in the grand final against St. George and was also selected to make his representative debut for Australia against England and scored
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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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    John Kirwan

    Sir John James Patrick Kirwan, KNZM, MBE (born 16 December 1964) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer, and former All Black, turned coach. With 35 tries in 63 tests for the All Blacks, Kirwan appears on the list of the highest try scorers in Rugby Union history. Kirwan was educated at De La Salle College, Mangere East in Auckland. He played for Marist Brothers Old Boys RFC and Auckland domstically, winning 142 caps with the latter during an era when the side dominated the NPC and Ranfurly Shield. He finished his rugby union playing career with the NEC Green Rockets in Japan. Kirwan also played rugby league for two seasons in the Australian Rugby League Premiership for the Auckland Warriors. Kirwan made 96 appearances (including 63 test matches) as an All Black from 1984 until 1994. Kirwan played a major role in the All Blacks’ 23 test unbeaten run from 1987–1990, scoring 10 tries in five tests against Wales and Australia during 1988. In all he scored 35 test tries for the All Blacks, and 67 tries in total for appearances with the All Blacks, the latter which continues to be the New Zealand record. His total of 199 first class tries remains a New Zealand record. In 2001, Kirwan
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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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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    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
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    Ken Kearney

    Ken Kearney

    Ken "Killer" Kearney (3 May 1924 – 18 August 2006) was an Australian rugby footballer – a dual-code international player – and a rugby league coach. He represented the Wallabies in seven Tests and the Kangaroos in thirty-one Test matches and World Cup games. He captained Australia in nine rugby league Test matches in 1956 and 1957. He was a hooker and captain-coach with the St. George Dragons in the first half of their eleven year consecutive premiership winning run from 1956 to 1966. He is considered one of Australia's finest footballers of the 20th century. Kearney was born in Penrith, New South Wales. He joined Parramatta's 1st grade rugby union side from school before serving in the Royal Australian Air Force in World War II and represented Combined Services in rugby union. After discharge from the Air Force he resumed playing rugby union in Australia and debuted for the Wallabies against the All Blacks playing two Tests in June 1947 then went on the 1947-48 Australian rugby union tour of Europe and North America, playing against each of the five European rugby union nations. Kearney returned to England at the end of the Wallabies tour and switched to the professional code of
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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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    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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    Zdeněk Zeman

    Zdeněk Zeman

    Zdeněk Zeman (born May 12, 1947 in Prague) is a Czech Italian football coach. He has managed numerous different teams, mostly in Italian football, over the years, and is currently in charge of Serie A club Roma. Zeman's football coaching career originates from his previous experiences as fitness teacher and started in Sicily, where he resided since the late 1960s. His first coaching experiences were for amateur football teams from Palermo neighborhood (Cinisi, Bacigalupo, Carini, Misilmeri, Esacalza). In 1974, thanks to his uncle Čestmír Vycpálek's aid, he had his first notable experience as part of the Palermo Calcio youth coaching staff, which ended in 1983. In 1975 he graduated with honours at the ISEF of Palermo (a sports school) with a dissertation about sports medicine. In 1979 he finally obtained the patentino (a kind of license for coaching football at the professional level) at the Coverciano's school for football coaches. His first opportunity as professional head coach came from Licata, a small-medium city in the province of Agrigento, where he won Serie C2 with a team mainly composed of youngsters. In 1986, he then left Licata in order to join Foggia Calcio of Serie C1,
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    Alastair Clarkson

    Alastair Clarkson

    Alastair Clarkson (born 27 April 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer and current coach of the Hawthorn Football Club. Clarkson was recruited from Kaniva, Victoria to the North Melbourne Football Club, where he made his VFL debut in 1987, kicking the winning goal after the siren in his first senior game for the Kangaroos. Clarkson was 19 and at the end of his first season with North Melbourne when the Kangaroos met Carlton in October, 1987 in the notorious Battle Of Britain an exhibition match at The Oval in London . Several players from both teams were suspended after a spiteful game, Clarkson's four-match penalty the heaviest for king hitting Ian Aitken, who was hit from behind. Aitken and had his jaw broken from the blow. He played mainly as a half-forward and stood at 171 cm, before moving into the midfield. In 1995, he was made Captain of the reserves side, with chances of senior selection unlikely due to the presence of midfielders such as Wayne Schwass, Anthony Stevens and Anthony Rock. He played just 91 games with the Kangaroos for 61 goals in his nine seasons there until '95. With limited opportunity at the Kangaroos, Clarkson was drafted by the Melbourne
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    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.
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    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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    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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    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
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    Ricky Stuart

    Ricky Stuart

    Ricky Stuart (born 7 January 1967 in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian rugby league football coach, a former player of the 1980s and 90s and the current head coach of the Parramatta Eels rugby league team. He was also the head coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team, having replaced Craig Bellamy following a fifth consecutive failure in the 2010 series, before he was himself sacked following the 2012 series following a record seventh consecutive series loss. Stuart had previously been coach of the Australian national side, and has coached National Rugby League clubs, the Sydney Roosters (taking them to three consecutive grand finals from 2002–2004) and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. A former international representative rugby league and rugby union player – a dual-code international – Stuart also played State of Origin for New South Wales in the first Gould era. At club level, Stuart was the half-back of the "Green Machine", the Canberra Raiders team that won three premierships in 1989, 1990 and 1994 and were runners-up in 1991 who were coached by Tim Sheens. As a player Stuart was noted for his ability to throw long, spiralling passes to both the
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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
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    Jock McHale

    Jock McHale

    James Francis "Jock" McHale, (12 December 1881 – 4 October 1953) was an Australian rules football player and coach for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League in a marathon career that extended from 1903 to 1949. The son of an Irish-born policeman, John Francis, and his wife Mary (née Gibbons), the young McHale was born in Sydney, New South Wales but moved to Melbourne with his family at age 5. He attended St Bridget's primary school in North Fitzroy and St Paul's in Coburg, then moved on to Christian Brothers' College (Parade) in East Melbourne and completed three years of secondary school. Having just turned 15, he left school to take a position with the McCracken Brewery. McHale joined Coburg, at the time a junior club, and came to notice with his consistency, which led to an invitation to play at Collingwood. McHale made his league debut in 1903 for the black and white, playing as a half-back before moving into the centre. Durability was the cornerstone of his reputation as a player – he set a VFL record by playing 191 games consecutively between 1906 and 1917. This record was not beaten until 1943. He served as captain-coach from 1912–1913 and as a
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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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    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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    Oscar Tabárez

    Oscar Tabárez

    Óscar Wáshington Tabárez Silva, known as El Maestro (The Teacher) (born 3 March 1947 in Montevideo) is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a defender, and the current manager of the Uruguayan national team. After an unassuming career as a player and after working as a primary school teacher, he embarked on an extensive coaching career which has lasted more than 30 years and included coaching teams in Colombia, Argentina, Italy and Spain. Tabárez managed the Uruguay national football team from 1988–1990, returning to the job for a second time in 2006. He led the team to fourth place in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and to victory in the 2011 Copa América. During his 12-year senior career, Tabárez played mainly for modest clubs, representing Sud América, Sportivo Italiano (Argentina), Montevideo Wanderers, Fénix, Puebla in Mexico and Bella Vista, retiring at the age of 32. In 1980, a year after retiring as a player, Tabárez took up coaching at Bella Vista. The following year, he was named the Uruguay under-20s manager. He would coach the side on two separate occasions. He subsequently worked in many clubs in his country, without settling anywhere. However, in 1987, he led
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    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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    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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    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
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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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    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
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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,
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    Kevin Sheedy

    Kevin Sheedy

    Kevin John Sheedy AM (born 24 December 1947) is an Australian rules football coach and former player. On the field, he represented Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s and 1970s, and then coached fellow Victorian side Essendon for nearly three decades. He holds the Australian Football League (AFL) record for the most games combined as a player and coach. In November 2009, it was formally announced that Sheedy had been signed as coach of newly-formed Greater Western Sydney for a three-year deal that would include 2012, the Giants' debut season in the AFL. Sheedy was born to devout Catholic parents Tom and Irene Sheedy (maiden name Nixon), the third of seven children. He had three sisters (Barbara, Kathleen and Anne-Maree) and three brothers (Patrick, Bernard and John). Sheedy played junior football with the local Try Boys society team whilst attending De La Salle College, Malvern, where future teammate Kevin Bartlett also spent a brief time. In 1963, he joined Prahran in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), and spent a year with the thirds. The next year at the age of 16, he played senior football with the Two Blues and was soon a regular with the
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    Mike Marsh

    Mike Marsh (born 21 July 1969 in Kirkby, Liverpool) was a footballer and is now a coach, who came through the ranks at Liverpool and was part of their 1992 FA Cup-winning side. A midfield player or full back, he was spotted playing for his local side Kirkby Town by, then, Liverpool reserve team coach, Phil Thompson who advised manager Kenny Dalglish to sign the talented youngster, which he did on the 21 August 1987. Marsh made his Liverpool debut on the 1 March 1989 in the 2–0 win over Charlton Athletic at Anfield, when he came on as a 58th minute substitute for Jan Mølby. Marsh graduated from the reserves and established himself as a first-team regular in the 1991–92 season. His first goal also came during this season in one of the most memorable matches ever played at Anfield, on the 6 November 1991 in a UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg tie against Auxerre. The game saw Liverpool turn a 2–0 deficit from the first leg in France into a 3–2 aggregate win. Marsh's 29th minute equaliser swung the game in Liverpool's favour. Marsh was an unused substitute in the 1992 FA Cup Final where he picked up a winners medal as Liverpool beat Sunderland 2–0. He continued to be a regular squad member in
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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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    Phonse Kyne

    Alphonsius E. "Phonse" Kyne (29 October 1915 – 8 April 1985) was an Australian rules footballer who played for and coached Collingwood in the Victorian Football League. He is an inductee of the Australian Football Hall of Fame and a member of the official Collingwood Team of the Century. Along with Allan La Fontaine (Melbourne Football Club), he is widely regarded as one of the two best footballers to graduate from St Kevin's College, Toorak. A centre half-forward and ruckman during his playing career, Kyne was a member of Collingwood premiership sides in 1935 and 1936. He won his first best and fairest in 1946, winning the award again the following two seasons to become the first player to win the Copeland Trophy three years in succession. Kyne had his first stint as captain in 1942 before getting the role permanently from 1946 to 1949. He had served in the Australian Army (22nd Battalion) between 1942 and 1945. A regular Victorian interstate representative, Kyne played a total of 11 games for the state and captaining them at the 1947 Hobart Carnival. In 1950 Kyne was appointed coach of Collingwood and took the field seven times that season before becoming a non-playing coach from
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    Ted Rowell

    Ted Rowell

    Edward M. "Ted" Rowell (c. 1877 – c. 1967) was a leading Australian rules footballer in the early twentieth century Victorian Football League (VFL). Born in Victoria, Australia (or Kalgoorlie, Western Australia according to another source), as a teenager in the 1890s Rowell was attracted to the goldfields in Western Australia and as a youngster was proficient in cricket, foot running and Australian rules football. Playing in the Kalgoorlie based Goldfields Football League for five years, Rowell booted over 250 goals, which earned him representation in Perth in the first Australian rules goldfield representative side in 1896. Rowell made his VFL debut with the Collingwood Football Club during the 1901 VFL season (at 24 years of age). He was not an overly tall player at 178 cm and weighing 80 kg but his great advantage was his speed (which had also been useful in his career as a professional runner). Rowell scored 31 goals in the 1901 season and 33 goals in 1902, playing as a key position forward. Rowell played in the 1903 Collingwood premiership side before moving back to Western Australia in 1904, however this was only a one-off and he attempted a return to Collingwood in 1905, but
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    Viktor Goncharenko

    Viktor Goncharenko

    Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka, (Belarusian: Віктар Міхайлавіч Ганчарэнка; born 10 June 1977 in Khoiniki, Belarus), is a Belarusian football manager and the current manager of BATE Borisov in the Belarusian Premier League. He is the youngest ever manager to lead a team in the final group stage of the UEFA Champions League. He set this record on September 17, 2008, in a match against Real Madrid, at the age of 31. Viktar Mihailavich Hancharenka was born in 1977 to a middle-class family in Khoiniki, Belarus. He is the son of Mikhail Hancharenka, a Belarussian engineer who died in 1993 after the infamous Chernobyl disaster, he was also a big football fan. His mother was the manager of a small shop in Belarus. Viktor joined a football school at the young age of 9 years old where his parents encouraged him to do his best to be as successful as possible. Football was a major part of his life and his father was very impressed with his knowledge of the sport. In 1995, after his father's death, Viktor became a student at the Republic College of Olympic Reserve in Minsk, Belarus. In the RCOR, Viktor got most of his footballing knowledge. He also met other famous Belarussian footballers
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    Wayne Bennett

    Wayne Bennett

    Wayne James Bennett AM (born 1 January 1950) is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player who's the current head coach for the Newcastle Knights of the NRL. An Australian international and Queensland interstate representative winger or fullback of the 1970s, he also worked as a Queensland Police officer before becoming a Brisbane Rugby League premiership-winning coach, and in the 1980s earned selection as Queensland's State of Origin coach. After starting his NSWRL Premiership coaching career with the Canberra Raiders, in 1988 Bennett was appointed the inaugural coach of the new Brisbane Broncos club, later winning several premierships with them, and in 1998 was first selected to coach the Australian national team. He has since coached the St. George Illawarra Dragons and set Australian coaching records for most grand final wins (7) and most seasons with a single club (21). Born in the small township of Allora, Queensland, Wayne Bennett grew up in a working-class family in nearby Warwick with an alcoholic father who deserted the family when he was eleven years old, forcing Wayne to enter the workforce at an early age. He has two sisters, Michelle and
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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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    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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    Christian Fiedler

    Christian Fiedler

    Christian Fiedler (born 27 March 1975 in Berlin) is a former German football goalkeeper, who spent his entire career playing with Hertha BSC. Fiedler led Hertha Berlin's amateurs to the 1993 Cup final, losing to a lone Ulf Kirsten strike, 15 minutes from time. He started his professional career in the second division, helping the side promote in 1996–97. For most of his topflight career, however, he was only second-choice to Hertha, successively to Gábor Király and Jaroslav Drobný; his best years came in 2004–07, before the Czech's arrival. On 2 August 2008, in a test match against Newcastle United, Fiedler sustained a serious injury, which ultimately forced him to retire at the end of the 2008–09 season. On 1 July 2009, he began working as goalkeeper coach for Hertha, having totalled 234 matches (both major divisions combined).
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    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
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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
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    Huub Stevens

    Huub Stevens

    Hubertus "Huub" Jozef Margaretha Stevens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦyp ˈsteː.və(n)s]; born 29 November 1953 in Sittard) is a Dutch football manager and former defender. While active, he played for Fortuna Sittard and PSV Eindhoven. During his time at PSV he won the Eredivisie three times, the KNVB Cup once and also won the UEFA Cup once in 1978. He also earned 18 caps for the Netherlands (one goal). Soon after beginning his career as head of youth development at PSV, where he helped bring and develop players and coaches such as Nick Theslof, Stevens began his managerial career in 1993 with Roda JC from Kerkrade. From October 1996 to June 2002 Stevens coached German team Schalke 04, with who he won the UEFA Cup in 1997 and the DFB-Pokal in 2001 and 2002. In 1999, the fans of Schalke 04 picked Stevens as trainer of the century. Afterwards, he was appointed head coach of Hertha BSC, but he was sacked on 4 December 2003 because of lack of success. Thereafter he was hired by 1. FC Köln, which he coached from 14 June 2004 to 22 May 2005. Under Stevens, 1. FC Köln became champions of the 2. Bundesliga and were promoted to the 1. Bundesliga. In May 2005 Stevens returned to the Netherlands
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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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    John Worsfold

    John Worsfold

    John Richard Worsfold (born 25 September 1968) is an Australian rules football coach and former player who is the current coach of the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). He made his senior debut for the South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), and was named an inaugural squad member of West Coast on their formation in 1986. After winning the club's best and fairest award in 1988, Worsfold was appointed captain of the club in 1991, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1998. During his period at the club, Worsfold played in 209 games, which including the 1992 and 1994 premiership sides. During this time, he also appeared in five State of Origin matches for Western Australia, captaining his state twice. In 2000, two years after his retirement from playing, Worsfold joined Carlton as an assistant coach, remaining in this position until the end of the 2001 season, when he was appointed senior coach of West Coast. Since assuming the position of coach, Worsfold has led the club to eight finals series, including the 2006 premiership. Overall, he has coached the club in 259 games, the most of any coach of West Coast. At
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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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    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
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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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    Michael Frontzeck

    Michael Frontzeck

    Michael Frontzeck (born 26 March 1964) is a German football coach and former footballer. For the Germany national football team, he earned 19 caps and was in the squad for Euro 1992. He is the current manager of FC St. Pauli. Frontzeck began his career in the Bundesliga in 1982 with Borussia Mönchengladbach. From 1989 to 1994, he played for VfB Stuttgart as left wing back. He returned to Borussia Mönchengladbach for the season 1995–96 but then had his first international success in the 1996–97 season with Manchester City. After playing for SC Freiburg and a last season for Borussia Mönchengladbach, he ended his player career in May 2000. He played for the German national team from 1984 to 1992 in a total of 19 games and won a runners-up medal in UEFA Euro 1992. Frontzeck started as assistant coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach from 2000 to 2003 and for Hannover 96 from 2004 to 2005. He was manager of Alemannia Aachen from 2006 until the end of the season 2006–07 when he resigned due to the club's relegation. In January 2008, he was named manager of Arminia Bielefeld and took over for interim manager Detlev Dammeier after the winter break. Eventually, it was announced that his
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    Andries Jonker

    Andries Jonker

    Andries Jonker (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑndris ˈjɔŋkər], 22 September 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager who works as assistant coach of German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg. Before that he was head coach and later manager of Willem II, MVV and FC Volendam and assistant coach of FC Barcelona. He came to Bayern Munich as assistant to Louis van Gaal in July 2009, and took over as head coach on an interim basis from April 2011 until the end of the 2010–11 season. On 1 July 2012, he joined VfL Wolfsburg as assistant coach. Updated 7 May 2012
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    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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    Jean Fernandez

    Jean Fernandez

    Jean Fernandez (born 8 October 1954 in Mostaganem, French Algeria) is a football manager, currently manages AS Nancy. He has previously managed FC Metz and Olympique Marseille, where French national team star Franck Ribéry saw him as a mentor. He managed AJ Auxerre for five years, and was named as France's manager of the year in the 2009/10 season after guiding Auxerre into the UEFA Champions League. Fernandez competed for France at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
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    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
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    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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    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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    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
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    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
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    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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    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
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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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    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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    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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    Robin Singh

    Robin Singh

    Rabindra Ramanarayan "Robin" Singh ( pronunciation (help·info), b. September 14, 1963, Princes Town, Trinidad) is a former cricketer who played as an all-rounder for India, especially in Limited Overs Internationals (LOIs). He is currently the coach of Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. He was known for his brilliant running between the wickets, diving efforts to make the crease and great fielding ability. Robin Singh was born in Trinidad and Tobago to Indian parents, he moved to India early in his life and played his early cricket in Madras. He currently resides in Adayar, Chennai, although his parents still live in Trinidad. Robin Singh started his first class career for Tamil Nadu during the 1981-82 season. He was a genuine all rounder for his club and made more than 6,000 runs and also took 172 wickets with his gentle medium fast bowling during a first class career that spanned more than two decades. Robin Singh made his debut for India in One Day Internationals against West Indies on March 11, 1989, however he was dropped after the series. Singh had to wait another seven years to secure a regular place in the Indian team. On the back of consistent performances in
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    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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    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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    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
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    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
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    José Mourinho

    José Mourinho

    José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, OIH, or simply José Mourinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ moˈɾiɲu]; born 26 January 1963), is a Portuguese football manager, currently the head coach of Real Madrid. He is commonly known as "The Special One". Mourinho is regarded by some players, coaches, and critics as one of the best football coaches of all time. Mourinho started out as a player and eventually switched to management. After working as a physical education teacher and spells working as a youth team coach, a scout, and an assistant manager in the early 1990s, he became an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson. He worked with Robson at Sporting Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain. He remained at the Catalonian club after Robson's departure and worked with his successor Louis van Gaal. He began focusing on coaching and impressed with brief but successful managerial periods at Benfica and União de Leiria, taking the latter to their highest ever league finish. He returned to Porto in early 2002 as head coach, winning the Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal, and UEFA Cup in 2003. In the next season Mourinho guided the team to victory in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira,
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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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    Ståle Solbakken

    Ståle Solbakken

    Ståle Solbakken (born 27 February 1968) is a Norwegian former international footballer, who is the manager of English club Wolverhampton Wanderers. As a manager, he was named 2004 Norwegian Manager of the Year, and has won five Danish Superliga championships with Copenhagen. Solbakken was also in charge of German club 1. FC Köln during the 2011–12 season. During his playing career, Solbakken was named 1995 Norwegian midfielder of the year, and he won the Danish Superliga championship with both Aalborg BK and Copenhagen (in 1999 and 2001 respectively). He played 58 matches and scored nine goals for the Norwegian national team during the end of the 1990s, and represented Norway at the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship tournaments. He ended his active career in March 2001 following a heart attack. Solbakken, a midfielder, started his career in Norway, playing for his local lower league team Grue. After five seasons with Grue he moved to HamKam, a then-second tier club, in 1989. He was the club's top goalscorer in the 1990 season, where he netted nine times. The following season he scored 14 goals to help the club to promotion to the top-flight Norwegian Premier League.
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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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    Thorsten Fink

    Thorsten Fink

    Thorsten Fink (born 29 October 1967 in Dortmund) is a German football coach and former player, currently manager of German Bundesliga club Hamburger SV. Fink began his career with Borussia Dortmund's reserve squad before moving to SG Wattenscheid 09, where he helped them gain promotion to the German premier league, the Bundesliga, in 1990. After the club's relegation in 1994, he moved to Karlsruher SC, where he spent three seasons as a regular and impressed so much that he earned himself a move to the most successful club in Germany, Bayern Munich, in 1997. He subsequently spent seven seasons at Bayern, five of which as a regular, but lost his place in the starting lineup in 2002 and was transferred to the club's reserve squad in the German third division, the Regionalliga, in February 2003, although he managed a return to the Bundesliga squad in late April 2003. In the 2003–04 season, he became a regular in Bayern's reserve squad and only made one, his last, Bundesliga appearance that season, coming on as a substitute against VfL Wolfsburg in September 2003. His contract with Bayern's Bundesliga squad expired in June 2004 and he subsequently only continued to play another two
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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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    David Platt

    David Platt

    David Andrew Platt (born 10 June 1966) is an English former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder. He is currently a coach at Manchester City under manager Roberto Mancini. Born in Chadderton, Lancashire, Platt began his career as an apprentice at Manchester United but later moved to Crewe Alexandra where he began building a reputation as a goal scoring midfield player. In 1988, aged 22, he signed for Aston Villa and in 1989 he gained the attention of Sir Bobby Robson, the then England manager and made his debut. At the 1990 FIFA World Cup, Platt increased his continental reputation by scoring goals with both head and feet, whilst displaying passing abilities and high work rates. His performances in Italy earned him a move to Bari in 1991. In 1992 Platt moved to Juventus, where he spent one season. Platt continued scoring goals for England, playing in Euro 92 and 96. Despite his efforts, England failed to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. In 1993, he moved to Sampdoria where he stayed for two seasons before returning to England with Arsenal, taking the total amount of money spent on his transfer fees to £20 million. Platt played with
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    Jason Taylor

    Jason Taylor

    Jason Taylor (born 2 February 1971) is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player, who works at the Sydney Roosters of the NRL. He formerly coached the Parramatta Eels and South Sydney Rabbitohs clubs. A goal-kicking halfback of the 1990s and early 2000s, Taylor set a number of point-scoring and appearance records in the National Rugby League during a twelve year career with the Western Suburbs Magpies, North Sydney Bears, Northern Eagles and Parramatta Eels. Taylor spent his junior years at Green Valley United JRLFC and the Ashcroft Stallions JRLFC, in Sydney's south-western suburbs. He first attended Ashcroft High School before spending his late teenage years St Gregory's College, Campbelltown. Taylor played for Sydney's Western Suburbs Magpies from 1990 to 1993. He was also selected to play for the New South Wales team in the 1993 State of Origin series. With the North Sydney Bears from 1994 to 1999, he remained with them for their merger with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles to form the Northern Eagles in 2000, but joined the Parramatta Eels for 2001. Between 1992 and 2000 (and across three clubs) Taylor played 194 games in succession, also a
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    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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    Shane Warne

    Shane Warne

    Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is a former Australian international cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game. In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet and the only one still playing at the time. He is also a cricket commentator and a professional poker player. Warne played his first Test match in 1992, and took over 1000 international wickets (in Tests and One-Day Internationals), second to this milestone after Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan. Warne's 708 Test wickets was the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket, until it was also broken by Muralitharan on 3 December 2007. A useful lower-order batsman, Warne also scored over 3000 Test runs, and he holds the record for most Test runs without a century. His career was plagued by scandals off the field; these included a ban from cricket for testing positive for a prohibited substance, charges of bringing the game into disrepute by accepting money from bookmakers, and sexual indiscretions. As well as the Australian National Cricket Team,
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    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,
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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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    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
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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.
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    Claude Julien

    Claude Julien

    Claude Julien (born April 23, 1960) is Canadian professional ice hockey head coach of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously served as the head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils. In the American Hockey League (AHL), he coached the Hamilton Bulldogs. Julien was a NHL defenseman for the Quebec Nordiques in the 1984 and 1986 seasons. Julien had previously played in the Ontario Hockey League for the Oshawa Generals and Windsor Spitfires. In the Central Hockey League he played for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles. In the IHL, Julien played for the Kansas City Blades and the Milwaukee Admirals. In the AHL, he played for the Fredericton Express, Baltimore Skipjacks, Halifax Citadels and Moncton Hawks. Julien began his professional coaching in the QMJHL for the Hull Olympiques, with whom he won the Memorial Cup in 1997. From 2000–2003 he served as head coach for the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. In 2000, Julien won a bronze medal as the head coach of Canada's national junior ice hockey team. He also served as an assistant coach to Marc Habscheid at the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. On January 17, 2003, Julien became head coach of the
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    Craig Bellamy

    Craig Bellamy

    Craig Bellamy (born 3 October 1959 in Portland, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the NRL's Melbourne Storm club and previously coached the New South Wales State of Origin team. Bellamy also writes a column for The Australian. Bellamy played his entire NSWRL premiership career with the Canberra Raiders during the 1980s and 90s. In Canberra he played under the likes of leading coaches Tim Sheens and Wayne Bennett, and won a grand final with the Raiders in 1990. After a coaching apprenticeship as Wayne Bennett's assistant at the Brisbane Broncos, Bellamy was appointed head coach of News Ltd' other NRL team, the Melbourne Storm, for the 2003 season. There he has achieved success; winning the 2007 and 2009 grand finals but having both premierships stripped. He also won the minor premiership in 2011 and made the grand final again in 2012. He was the coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team until he was sacked in 2010 after three unrelenting seasons of disappointment which netted only two wins from nine matches. Bellamy played for Oberon in the Country Rugby League as a teenager before
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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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    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,
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    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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    Giuseppe Baresi

    Giuseppe Baresi (born 7 February 1958 in Travagliato, province of Brescia) is an Italian footballer, who spent most of his career with Internazionale. He is currently Internazionale's assistant manager. Baresi made his professional debut during the 1977–78 season, and spent a total of 16 seasons with Internazionale, playing a total of 559 Serie A matches and scoring 13 goals. He also played for Modena in the serie B for a couple of seasons before hanging up his boots in 1994, at the age of 36. A long-standing nerazzurro, he also served as Internazionale captain but achieved little success at the national team level, only playing 18 matches with the Azzurri shirt, being also surpassed in notoriety by his more famous brother Franco who played for crosstown city rivals AC Milan. After serving as head of Internazionale's club youth system, he was appointed assistant manager to new Internazionale manager José Mourinho on 2 June 2008. After Benitez was appointed he brought his own assistant coach Mauricio Pellegrino, while Baresi became a technical assistant. He returned to that position after Benitez was sacked and replaced by Leonardo. At the start of 2011–12 Serie A Gian Piero
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    Greg Pierce

    Greg Pierce

    Greg Pierce (born 1950 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby league identity - a former player and coach and a current administrator. He played at Lock forward for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League competition and for Australian national side. He captained his country on one occasion. Pierce grew up in Marrickville on the outskirts of inner Sydney and played his junior football for Sydenham in the Newtown Juniors as well as for the Belmore Old Boys in the Canterbury junior league. He was recommended to join Gymea in the fledgling Cronulla Sharks junior league after Sydenham were unable to field a team in his age group. Pierce was at university studying civil engineering when he was graded by Cronulla in 1969. Tommy Bishop also arrived at Cronulla in 1969 and after the departure of Ken Kearney as coach in 1970, Bishop took over as captain and coach. The first half of Pierce's top grade career was played under the tutelage and ball-playing wisdom of Bishop. Pierce was in the Cronulla side who made it to the Grand Final in 1973 to be beaten 10-7 by Manly in a game still regarded as one of the most brutal Grand Finals ever fought out. Pierce
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Rahul Dravid

    Rahul Dravid

    Rahul Dravid ( pronunciation (help·info); full name Rahul Sharad Dravid, born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer, who captained the national Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket teams. Born in a Marathi family, he started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later represented the state team at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. Popularly nicknamed "The Wall", he has been described as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2000 and received the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004. In December 2011, he became the first non-Australian cricketer to address at the Bradman Oration in Canberra. As of October 2012, Dravid is the third-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, and the third Indian cricketer to exceed 10,000 runs both in Tests and in ODIs. Wisden ranked him the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Don Bradman and Tendulkar. As of April 2009, he is the only cricketer to score a century in all ten Test-playing countries. As of
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    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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