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World Series

Pulse of the Postseason: Connections

Click on each team's logo to find out every postseason player, coach, front office and broadcaster's team and state/country connections.

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Atlanta Braves
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBraves highlights
Paul ByrdRP1997-98, 2004Returned in '04 to post 3.94 ERA after five-year hiatus from club.
J.D. DrewOF2004Finished sixth in NL MVP voting after posting career-best numbers.
Nick GreenSS2004Showed solid bat in rookie campaign after five-plus years on farm.
Casey Kotchman1B2007Major piece of Deadline deal that sent Mark Teixeira to Angels.
Chris Woodward3B, SS, 2B, 1B2007Provided team with versatile defensive option off bench.
Baltimore Orioles
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsOrioles highlights
Theo EpsteinSummer Intern1992-94Broke into baseball world at age 18.
Larry LucchinoPresident/CEO1988-93Seen as primary force in design of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Chicago Cubs
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCubs highlights
Dave Magadan3B, 1B1996Spelled 3B Leo Gomez vs. LHP.
Chicago White Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsWhite Sox highlights
Brian AndersonOF2005-08Scrappy center fielder held starting duties for parts of '05, '08.
Cincinnati Reds
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsReds highlights
Alex GonzalezSS2007Rediscovered power stroke in productive one-year stint.
Cleveland Indians
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsIndians highlights
Paul ByrdRP, SP1995, 2006-08Bolstered staff with 15 wins in club's '07 ALCS run.
Joe CastiglioneBroadcaster1979, 1982Handled television play-by-play duties as entrée into pro sports world.
John FarrellSP1987-90, '95Sandwiched 14-win '88 season between two campaigns of sub-4.00 ERAs.
Victor MartinezC2002-09Earned 4 All-Star nods while emerging as top offensive catcher.
Colorado Rockies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRockies highlights
Ramon RamirezRP2006-07Righty fireballer turned heads with 3.46 ERA as rookie.
Detroit Tigers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTigers highlights
John FarrellSP1996Made final start of career on May 22 at Tiger Stadium.
Florida Marlins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMarlins highlights
Josh BeckettSP2001-05Capped off memorable '03 postseason by capturing World Series MVP.
Alex GonzalezSS1998-2005Received lone career All-Star bid in '99 despite strong '03, '04 contributions.
John HenryOwner, Chairman1999-2002Purchased team from Wayne Huizenga and eventually sold it to Jeffrey Loria.
Mike Lowell3B1999-05Marlins' all-time home run leader paced club offensively during '03 WS run.
Dave Magadan3B, 1B1993-94Versatile infielder racked up respectable .281 average over 2-year span..
Dave O'BrienBroadcaster 1993-2001Served as voice of club for nine seasons following its inauguration.
Gary TuckBench Coach2006Coached alongside manager Joe Girardi before departing for Boston.
Houston Astros
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAstros highlights
Tim BogarSS, 3B, 2B1997-2000Made sole career postseason appearance in '99; went 3-for-4 in 2 G.
Dave Magadan3B, 1B1995Quietly consistent cornerman delivered third career .300-plus campaign.
Billy WagnerRP1995-2003Flamethrowing closer averaged 34 SV from 1997-03.
Kansas City Royals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRoyals highlights
Paul ByrdSP2001-02Notched career-best 17 wins in '02.
Joey GathrightOF2006-08Gave club table-setting option with speed, bunting abilities at top of order.
Ramon RamirezRP2008Emerged as one of game's top middle relievers with career-low 2.64 ERA.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAngels highlights
Paul ByrdSP2005Posted lowest career ERA (3.74) as full-time starter.
Casey Kotchman1B2004-08Notched career bests in AVG (.296) and SLG (.467) in '07.
John FarrellSP1993-94Topped 20 GS, 90 IP for final time in '93.
Jerry Remy2B, 3B, OF1975-77Averaged 37 SB over first 3 ML seasons.
Los Angeles Dodgers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDodgers highlights
J.D. DrewOF2005-06Topped 100-RBI plateau for only time in career in '06.
Takashi SaitoRP2006-08Filled Eric Gagne's void by delivering All-Star-caliber closer numbers.
Tim Bogar3B2001Closed out big-league career with .333 average in 12-game stint with club.
Milwaukee Brewers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBrewers highlights
Joe CastiglioneBroadcaster1981Handled TV play-by-play duties for playoff-bound club between stints with CLE.
Minnesota Twins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTwins highlights
David OrtizDH, 1B1997-2002Showed glimpses of potential stardom by notching 20 HR, 75 RBIs in final year with club.
New York Mets
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMets highlights
Paul ByrdRP1995Compiled 2.05 ERA in 22 IP as rookie.
Tim Bogar3B, 2B, SS, 1B1993-96Posted career-high .290 average in '95.
Dave Magadan3B, 1B, SS1986-92Finished third in NL in AVG (.328), second in OBP (.417) during career-best '90 campaign.
Dave O'BrienBroadcaster2003-05Handled TV play-by-play duties before departing for BOS.
Billy WagnerRP2006-09Solidifed place in record books by notching 300th career save in '06.
Chris WoodwardSS, OF, 2B, 3B, 1B2005-06Super utilityman played 7 different positions with NYM.
New York Yankees
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsYankees highlights
Nick Green2B2006Homered in 1st start for club after midseason trade.
Jonn HenryLimited Partner1991-?Permanently entered world of MLB by buying small share of club.
Mike Lowell3B1998Played eight games as September callup before offseason trade to FLA.
Gary TuckBullpen Coach; Catching Instructor1990, 1997-99, 2003-04Made pro coaching debut with club; returned to help lead WS winners in '98, '99.
Oakland Athletics
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsA's highlights
Dave Magadan3B, 1B1997-98Delivered only career back-to-back .300-plus efforts.
Pittsburgh Pirates
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPirates highlights
Jason BayOF2003-08'04 NL ROY topped 30-HR, 100-RBI mark in 2 of first 3 years.
Tim WakefieldSP1992-93Lifted Pirates to playoff berth by going 8-1 with 2.15 ERA in first 13 ML starts down stretch.
San Diego Padres
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPadres highlights
Jason BayOF2003Made ML debut with SD before late-summer trade to PIT.
Theo EpsteinDirector of Baseball Operations1995-2001Earned role after working in communications and public relations deptartments.
Larry LucchinoPresident/CEO1995-2001Put together pennant-winning '98 team; led design of PETCO Park.
Tom WernerCo-owner1990-94Left world of television for sports by leading group that bought club.
Dave Magadan3B, 1B1999-2001Finished career with .268 average over parts of 3 seasons.
Dave MagadanHitting Coach2003-06Oversaw development of Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz into game's most prolific 1-2 punch.
Seattle Mariners
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMariners highlights
Nick GreenSS2007Spent most of season in Minors after being acquired in midseason trade.
Dave Magadan3B, 1B1993Provided steady corner-infield production before midseason trade to FLA.
Chris Woodward3B, 2B, SS2009Contact hitter filled in for injured Adrian Beltre.
St. Louis Cardinals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCardinals highlights
J.D. DrewOF1998-2003Fifth overall pick in '98 most remembered for big numbers (.323 AVG, 27 HR, 73 RBIs) in '01.
Tampa Bay Rays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRays highlights
Rocco BaldelliOF2003-08Former top prospect turned heads by nearing 200-hit mark as rookie.
Joey GathrightOF2004-06Turned heads with speed, defensive abilities after cracking bigs in '04.
Nick GreenSS2005-06Posted career highs in hits, runs scored during '05 campaign.
Toronto Blue Jays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBlue Jays highlights
Chris WoodwardSS, 3B, 2B, 1B1999-2003Part-time starter was first ever Blue Jays SS to hit 3 HR in one game ('02).
Washington Nationals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsNationals/Expos highlights
Brad Mills3B, 1B, 2B1980-1983Posted .256 average over parts of 4 seasons with MON.
Brad MillsBench Coach2003Served as right-hand man to manager Frank Robinson for MON club that went 83-79.
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International: Canada | Puerto Rico | Venezuela
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Paul ByrdSPBorn: Montgomery, Ala.; High School: North Montgomery; College: Alabama University
Dave MagadanBatting CoachCollege: University of Alabama
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brian AndersonOFBorn: Tucson, Ariz.; High School: Canyon de Oro (Oro Valley); College: Arizona University
Dusty BrownCHigh School: Bradshaw Mountain (Prescott Valley)
Dustin Pedroia2BCollege: Arizona State University
Terry FranconaManagerCollege: University of Arizona
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Dusty BrownCBorn: Orange, Calif.
Jed LowrieSSCollege: Stanford University
Dustin Pedroia2BBorn: Woodland, Calif.; High School: Woodland
Chris WoodwardSSBorn: Covina, Calif.; High School: Northview (Covina); College: Mount San Antonio CC
Brad MillsBench CoachBorn: Exeter, Calif.; High School: Exeter; College: College of the Sequoias
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
J.D. DrewOFCollege: Florida State University
Nick GreenSSBorn: Pensacola, Fla.
Casey Kotchman1BBorn: Clearwater, Fla.; High School: Seminole
Mike Lowell3BHigh School: Coral Gables; College: Florida International University
Jonathan PapelbonRPHigh School: Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville)
Jason Varitek CHigh School: Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs)
Tim WakefieldRPBorn: Melbourne, Fla.; High School: Eau Gallie (Melbourne); College: Florida Tech University
Dave MagadanBatting CoachBorn: Tampa, Fla.; High School: Jesuit (Tampa)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
J.D. DrewOFBorn: Valdosta, Ga.; High School: Lowndes (Valdosta)
Nick GreenSSHigh School: Duluth; College: Georgia Perimeter JC
Josh ReddickOFBorn: Savannah, Ga.; High School: South Effingham (Guyton); College: Middle Georga JC
Jason VaritekCCollege: Georgia Tech University
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Michael BowdenRPBorn: Winfield, Ill.; High School: Waubonsie Valley (Aurora)
Tim BogarFirst-Base CoachHigh School: Buffalo Grove, Ill.; College: Eastern Illinois University
DeMarlo HaleThird-Base CoachBorn: Chicago, Ill.; High School: Vocational (Chicago)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Tim BogarFirst-Base CoachBorn: Indianapolis, Ind.
Gary TuckBullpen CoachCollege: Indiana University
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Paul ByrdSPCollege: Louisiana State University
Joey GathrightOFHigh School: Bonnabel (Kenner)
Jonathan PapelbonRPBorn: Baton Rouge, La.
DeMarlo HaleThird-Base CoachCollege: Southern University
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Manny DelcarmenRPBorn: Boston, Mass.; High School: West Roxbury
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason VaritekCBorn: Rochester, Mich.
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Joey GathrightOFBorn: Hattiesburg, Miss.
Jonathan PapelbonRPMississippi State University
New Jersey
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
John FarrellPitching CoachBorn: Monmouth Beach, N.J.; High School: Shore Regional (West Long Branch)
New York
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Gary TuckBullpen CoachBorn: Amsterdam, N.Y.
North Carolina
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Daniel BardRPHigh School: Charlotte Christian; College: University of North Carolina
Billy WagnerRPHigh School: T.C. Roberson (Asheville)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
George KottarasCCollege: Connors State JC
John FarrellPitching CoachCollege: Oklahoma State University
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Kevin Youkilis3B, 1BBorn: Cincinnati, Ohio; High School: Sycamore (Cincinnati); College: University of Cincinnati
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jacoby EllsburyOFBorn: Madras, Ore.; High School: Madras; College: Oregon State University
Jed LowrieSSBorn: Salem, Ore.; High School: North Salem (Salem)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Terry FranconaManagerHigh School: New Brighton Area (New Brighton)
Rhode Island
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Rocco BaldelliOFBorn: Woonsocket, R.I.; High School: Bishop Hendricken High School (Warwick)
South Dakota
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Terry FranconaManagerBorn: Aberdeen, S.D.
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Daniel BardRPBorn: Houston, Texas
Josh BeckettSPBorn: Spring, Texas; High School: Spring
Clay BuchholzSPBorn: Nederland, Texas; High School: Lumberton; College: Angelina JC
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Billy WagnerRPBorn: Tannersville, Va.; College: Ferrum College
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason BayOFCollege: Gonzaga University
Jon LesterSPBorn: Tacoma, Wash.; High School: Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma);
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason BayOFBorn: Trail, B.C.; High School: J. Lloyd Crowe (Trail, B.C.)
George KottarasCBorn: Scarbrough, Ont.; High School: Milliken Mills (Markham, Ont.)
Dominican Republic
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
David OrtizDH, 1BBorn: Santo Domingo, D.R.; High School: Estudia Espallat
Ramon RamirezRPPuerto Plata, D.R.
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Daisuke MatsuzakaSPBorn: Tokyo, Jap.; High School: Yokohama
Hideki OkajimaRPBorn: Kyoto, Jap.; High School: Higashiyama (Kyoto)
Takashi SaitoRPBorn: Miyagi, Jap.
Puerto Rico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mike Lowell3BBorn: San Juan, P.R.
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Alex GonzalezSSBorn: Cagua, Ven.; High School: Liceo Ramon Bastidas
Victor MartinezC/1BBorn: Ciudad Bolivar, Ven.