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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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Arizona Diamondbacks
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDiamondbacks highlights
Matt HergesRP2005Brief stint after spendng majority of year with SF.
Atlanta Braves
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBraves highlights
Jason MarquisSP, RP2000-2003Showed flashes of promise in first 4 ML seasons.
Don BaylorHitting Coach1999Played part in 103-win, World Series bid.
Baltimore Orioles
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsOrioles highlights
Don BaylorOF1970-75Combined for 118 SB.
Rich Dauer2B, 3B1976-85Posted career .987 fielding PCT.
Jeff HusonInf. 1995-96Registered .259 AVG during 2-year tenure.
Boston Red Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRed Sox highlights
Don BaylorOF1986-87Compiled 31 HR, 94 RBIs and career-high 35 HBP in '86.
Chicago Cubs
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCubs highlights
Don BaylorManager2000-02Offensive-minded skipper led Cubs to 440-469 record.
Jim TracyOF1980-81Posted .249 AVG with 3 HR and 14 RBIs in parts of 2 ML seasons.
Jason MarquisSP2007-08Steady 2-year run hightlighted by double-digit wins, 2 postseason appearances.
Matt MurtonOF2005-08Scrappy slugger showed promise with steady PT during '06 campaign.
Glenallen HillOF1993-94, 1998-2000Delivered .304 AVG, .546 SLG in parts of 5 seasons.
George FrazierRP1984-86Combined for 15 W, made 2nd postseason appearance in '84.
Jeff HusonInf.2000Posted 1.000 fielding PCT in 90 2/3 innings at 3B.
Chicago White Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsWhite Sox highlights
Jose ContrerasSP2004-09Found 2nd life on South Side with 15-W season that played major role in '04 World Series run.
Josh FoggRP2001Rookie campaign highlighted by 2.02 ERA, 17 Ks over 13 1/3 IP.
Paul PhillipsC2008Arrived at tail end of 2nd straight postseason berth.
Cincinnati Reds
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsReds highlights
Matt BelisleSP, RP2003-08Gave Cincy serviceable spot-starter while young prospects developed.
Josh FoggRP2008Took step backward as Cincy spot starter.
Tom Runnells2B, SS1985-86Posted 1.000 fielding PCT in 40 G.
Cleveland Indians
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsIndians highlights
Rafael BetancourtRP2003-09Top-shelf setup man posted 3.25 ERA for Tribe before midseason trade to COL.
Juan RinconRP2008Unable to regain top-reliever compusure after riding high with MIN.
Glenallen HillOF1991-93Contributed 18 HR while emerging as right-handed force to be reckoned with.
Rich DauerThird-Base Coach1990-91Team tied for 4th in AL in runs scored in 1st season as coach.
Jack CorriganBroadcaster1985-2001Longest tenure among TV announcers in Indians history.
George FrazierRP1984Posted 3.65 ERA before midseason move to CHC.
Florida Marlins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMarlins highlights
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRockies highlights
Matt HergesRP2006Key workhorse reliever appeared in 66 G.
Kansas City Royals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRoyals highlights
Joel PeraltaRP2006-08Low-priced reliever gave KC great bang for buck, with 3.80 ERA over 87 2/3 IP.
Paul PhillipsC2004-07Four seasons of shuffling between Majors and Minors yielded .258 average in 151 AB.
Jorge De La RosaSP2006-07Developing southpaw went 8-12 with 5.82 ERA in 130 IP during lone year with club.
Rick DauerThird-Base Coach1997-2002Club ranked 5th in AL in runs scored during his tenure.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAngels highlights
Joel PeraltaRP2005Impressive rookie season overshadowed by talented surroundings.
Don BaylorOF1977-82Took home AL MVP honors in '79 after raking 36 HR, 139 RBIs.
Glenallen HillOF2001Closed out notable 13-year career.
Jeff HusonInf.1999Recorded .993 fielding PCT in 260 1/3 innings at 2B.
Los Angeles Dodgers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDodgers highlights
Jim TracyManager2001-05Managed two 90-plus-win seasons, including '04 postseason berth.
Joe BeimelRP2006-08Lefty specialist enjoyed career year in '08, but injuries began to add up.
Matt HergesRP1999-2001Excelled during first 3 seasons, going 20-13 with 3.38 ERA in 234 1/3 IP.
Milwaukee Brewers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBrewers highlights
Jorge De La RosaSP, RP2004-06Strikeout stuff earned him notice, even as command was shaky.
Don BaylorHitting Coach1990-91Went 157-167 in first 2 seasons as ML coach.
Bob ApodacaPitching Coach2000-01Guided SP Jeff D'Amico to surprising career year in '00.
Rick DauerBench Coach2003-05Helped club to first .500 season in 13 years.
Jeff HusonInf. 1997Turned 10 DP in 32 G.
Minnesota Twins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTwins highlights
Joe BeimelRP2004Battling growing pains in brief stint with club.
Juan RinconRP2001-08Poise under fire mixed with 3 straight seasons of sub-3.00 ERAs, 70-plus G as setup man.
Don BaylorOF1987Posted .385 postseason AVG en route to World Series championship.
George FrazierBroadcaster1993Spent 1st season providing regional game telecasts.
George FrazierRP1986-87Delivered 2 scoreless postseason IP en route to first World Series ring.
New York Mets
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMets highlights
Bob ApodacaRP, SP1973-77Posted 2.84 career ERA largely as long reliever.
Bob ApodacaPitching Coach1996-99Led staff to 3 straight winning seasons, including NLCS bid in '99.
New York Yankees
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsYankees highlights
Jose ContrerasSP2003-04Traded to CWS after strong rookie stint fell short of lofty expectations.
Jason GiambiDH2003-08Road bumps drew attention, but 5 seasons of 30-plus HR deserve ample credit.
Don BaylorOF1983-85Combined for 71 HR, 265 RBIs, .817 OPS during 3-year stint.
Glenallen HillOF2000Midseason trade led to .735 SLG, World Series championship ring.
George FrazierRP1981-84Collected career highs with 115 1/3 IP and 8 SV in '83.
Oakland Athletics
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsA's highlights
Jason Giambi1B1995-2001, 2009Back-to-back monster seasons earned big pay day and household notoriety.
Carlos GonzalezOF2008Athleticism, natural skills opened plenty of eyes during rookie year.
Matt MurtonOF2008Was offered little opportunity in crowded outfield.
Greg SmithSP2008Surprise soft-tosser emerged as anchorman of rotation.
Huston StreetRP2005-08Flirted with greatness and disaster during superb 4-year tenure.
Don BaylorOF1976, 1988Tallied career-high 52 SB in '76; made 3rd WS appearance in '88.
Pittsburgh Pirates
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPirates highlights
Jim TracyManager2006-07Instrumental in helping SPs Ian Snell, Tom Gorzelanny and 2B Freddy Sanchez take next step.
Joe BeimelRPMoved to 'pen after 3 years of experimenting as spot starter.
Josh FoggRP2002-05Gritty right-hander seized PIT rotation spot, collected double-digit W in 3 of 4 seasons.
San Diego Padres
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPadres highlights
Matt HergesRP2003Provided shining light on fading club with 2.86 ERA.
Seattle Mariners
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRockies highlights
Yorvit TorrealbaC2005Thrifty defense kept his bat in SEA lineup.
Glenallen HillOF1998Recorded .521 SLG before midseason trade to CHC.
Jeff HusonUtilityman1998Played 6 different positions while with club.
San Francisco Giants
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsGiants highlights
Matt HergesRP2003-05Good fortune, opportunity opened door for career-high 23 SV.
Yorvit TorrealbaC2001-05Drew notice as club's backup catcher amid '02 World Series bid.
Glenallen HillOF1995-97Delivered 20-20 season, including career-high 86 RBIs, 25 SB in '95.
St. Louis Cardinals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCardinals highlights
Randy FloresRP2004-08Revived career while helping lift club to 3 postseason berths in 5 seasons.
Jason MarquisSP2004-06Blossomed into rotation stalwart thanks to change of scenery, effective use of sinker.
George FrazierRP1978-80Registered 3.84 ERA during first 3 seasons.
Tampa Bay Rays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRays highlights
Joe BeimelRP2005Rebounding from '04 blunder, veteran lefty regained footing in brief stay with TB.
Jason HammelSP, RP2006-08Overshadowed by up-and-coming TB staff.
Texas Rangers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRangers highlights
Randy FloresRP2004-08Enjoyed career-high campaign en route to '05 World Series championship.
Jeff HusonInf. 1990-93Combined for 38 SB from 1990-92.
Toronto Blue Jays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBlue Jays highlights
Glenallen HillOF1989-91Hit 12 HR as rookie in '90.
Washington Nationals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsNationals highlights
Jim TracyBench Coach1995-98Contributed to surprising second-place finish in '96 under manager Felipe Alou.
Matt HergesRP2002Compiled 4.04 ERA in first year away from Los Angeles.
Tom RunnellsManager1991-92Short but turbulent stint came after successful Minor League managing stint.
Jeff HusonInf. 1988-89Posted .370 OBP as rookie utilityman.
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Alabama
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Paul PhillipsCBorn: Demopolis, Ala.; College: University of Alabama
Arizona
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Eric Young Jr.OFChandler-Gilbert CC
California
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Bob ApodacaPitching CoachBorn: Los Angeles, Calif.
Garrett Atkins3B, 1BBorn: Orange, Calif.; High School: University (Irvine); College: UCLA
Rich DauerThird-Base CoachBorn: San Bernardino, Calif.; High School: Colton; College: University of Southern Calif.
Randy FloresRPBorn: Bellflower, Calif.; High School: El Rancho (Pico Rivera); College: University of Southern Calif.
Jason Giambi1BBorn: West Covina, Calif.; High School: South Hills (West Covina); College: California State University, Long Beach
Glenallen HillFirst-Base CoachBorn: Santa Cruz, Calif.; High School: Santa Cruz
Mike McCoySSBorn: San Diego, Calif.; High School: Grossmont (El Cajon); College: University of San Diego
Joel PeraltaRPCollege: Ventura CC
Ryan SpilborghsOFBorn: Santa Barbara, Calif.; High School: Santa Barbara; College: University of Santa Barbara, Calif.
Ian Stewart2B, 3BBorn: Long Beach, Calif.; High School: La Quinta (Westminster)
Troy TulowitzkiSSBorn: Santa Clara, Calif.; High School: Fremont (Sunnyvale); College: Long Beach State University
Colorado
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Tom RunnelsBench CoachBorn: Greeley, Co.
Florida
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Josh FoggRPHigh School: Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale); College: University of Florida
Matt MurtonOFBorn: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Georgia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Dexter FowlerOFBorn: Atlanta, Ga.; High School: Milton (Alpharetta)
Matt MurtonOFHigh School: Eagle's Landing (McDonough); College: Georgia Tech University
Illinois
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Matt HergesRPBorn: Champaign, Ill.; High School: Centennial (Champaign); College: Illinois State University
Indiana
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Clint Barmes2B, SS, 3BBorn: Vincennes, Ind.; High School: Lincoln, (Vincennes); College: Indiana State University
Kentucky
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Aaron CookSPBorn: Fort Campbell, Ky.
Louisiana
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brad HawpeOFCollege: Louisiana State University
Massachusetts
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Josh FoggRPBorn: Lynn, Mass.
Mississippi
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Paul PhillipsCHigh School: West Lauderdale (Collinsville)
Seth SmithOFBorn: Jackson, Miss.; High School: Hillcrest Christian (Jackson); College: University of Mississippi
Missouri
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jim WrightBullpen CoachBorn: Saint Joseph, Mo.; High School: Saint Joseph (Benton)
New Jersey
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Eric Young Jr.OFBorn: New Brunswick, N.J.; High School: Piscataway
New York
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Matt DaleyRPBorn: Queens, N.Y.; High School: Garden City
Jason MarquisSPBorn: Manhasset, N.Y.; High School: Tottenville (Staten Island)
Mark StrittmatterCoachBorn: Huntington, N.Y.
North Carolina
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chris IannettaCCollege: University of North Carolina
Ohio
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Aaron CookSPHigh School: Hamilton, Ohio
Jim TracyManagerBorn: Hamilton, Ohio; High School: Badin; College: Marietta College
Oregon
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason HammelSPCollege: Treasure Valley CC
Pennsylvania
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Joe BeimelRPBorn: St. Mary's, Pa.; High School: St. Mary's; College: Duquesne University
Matt DaleyRPCollege: Bucknell University
Rhode Island
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chris IannettaCBorn: Providence, R.I.; High School: St. Raphael Academy (Pawtucket)
South Carolina
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason HammelSPBorn: Greenville, S.C.
Tennessee
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Todd Helton1BBorn: Knoxville, Tenn.; High School: Knoxville; College: University of Tennessee
Texas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Don BaylorBatting CoachBorn: Austin, Texas; High School: Stephen F. Austin (Austin); College: Binn JC
Matt BelisleRPBorn: Austin, Texas; High School: McCallum (Austin)
Brad HawpeOFBorn: Fort Worth, Texas; High School: Boswell (Fort Worth)
Omar Quintanilla2BBorn: El Paso, Texas; High School: Socorro (El Paso); College: University of Texas
Huston StreetRPBorn: Austin, Texas; High School: Westlake (Austin); College: University of Texas
Washington
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason HammelSPHigh School: South Kitsap (Port Orchard)
Cuba
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jose ContrerasSPBorn: Las Martinas, Cuba
Dominican Republic
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Samuel DedunoRPBorn: La Romana, D.R.; High School: Liceo Gaston Frenando
Ubaldo JimenezSPBorn: Nagua, D.R.
Joel PeraltaRPBorn: Bonao, D.R.; High School: 4th Bachillerato
Esmil RogersRPBorn: Santo Domingo, D.R.
Mexico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jorge De La RosaSPBorn: Monterrey, Mex.
Panama
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Manuel CorpasRPBorn: Panama City, Pan.
Venezuela
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Rafael BetancourtRPBorn: Cumana, Ven.
Jhoulys ChacinRPBorn: Maracaibo, Ven.; High School: Liceo Jesus Enriqux Lozaela
Carlos GonzalezOFBorn: Maracaibo, Ven.; High School: Liceo Udon Perez (Maracaibo)
Franklin MoralesSP, RPBorn: San Juan de los Morros, Ven.; High School: U.E. Carlos Aponte
Juan RinconRPBorn: Maracaibo, Ven.; High School: Instituto Cervantes
Yorvit TorrealbaCBorn: Caracas, Ven.; High School: Escuela Vincente Emilio Sojo (Guarenas)