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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
Jason BulgerRP2005Posted 5.40 ERA over 10 IP in '05 rookie season.
Baltimore Orioles
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsOrioles highlights
Rex Hudler2B1986Collected 1 AB, 1 SB in 14 G with BAL.
Gary MatthewsOF2002-03Batted .253 with 9 HR and 58 RBIs over 506 AB.
Boston Red Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRed Sox highlights
Darren OliverSP, RP2002Went 4-5 with 4.66 ERA over 58 IP with BOS.
Chicago Cubs
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCubs highlights
Gary MatthewsOF2000-01Batted .207 with 13 HR and 44 RBIs during CHC tenure.
Cincinnati Reds
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsReds highlights
Steve PhysiocBroadcaster1983-87Also served as play-by-play man for Cincinnati Bengals.
Ron RoenickeOF1988Batted .135 over 37 AB in brief tenure with CIN.
Cleveland Indians
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsIndians highlights
Alfredo GriffinSS1976-78Got feet wet with 54 PA over three years with CLE.
Colorado Rockies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRockies highlights
Brian FuentesRP2002-08Holds COL career record with 115 SV.
Darren OliverSP2003Went 13-11 with 5.04 ERA during lone season with COL.
Detroit Tigers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTigers highlights
Orlando MercadoC1987Journeyman made 24 PA in brief stint with DET.
Florida Marlins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMarlins highlights
Darren OliverRP, SP2004Went 2-3 with 6.44 ERA over 18 G with FLA.
Houston Astros
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAstros highlights
Bobby AbreuOF1996-97Batted .248 with 3 HR over 210 AB in 1st ML seasons.
Darren OliverRP, SP2004Posted 3.86 ERA with 13 Ks over 14 IP with HOU.
Kansas City Royals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRoyals highlights
Mark GubiczaSP1984-962-time All-Star notched 20 W in banner '88 campaign.
Jose Mota2B1995Made 2 PA in brief stint with KC.
Los Angeles Dodgers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDodgers highlights
Alfredo GriffinSS1988-91Batted .227 with 2 HR and 118 RBIs with LAD.
Mickey HatcherOF, 3B1979-80, '87-90Batted .272 with 12 HR and 115 RBIs over two stints.
Orlando MercadoC1987Journeyman backstop appeared in 7 G with LAD.
Ron RoenickeOF1981-83Belted 3 HR with 23 RBIs in sparse PT as utility OF.
Mike SciosciaC1980-922-time All Star hit .259 with 68 HR and 446 RBIs over 12-year career.
Mike SciosciaBench Coach1997Helped manager Bill Russell guide LAD to 88-74 record.
Milwaukee Brewers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBrewers highlights
Rory MarkasBroadcaster1992-94TV play-by-play man served as substitute radio announcer during 1st 8 years.
Minnesota Twins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTwins highlights
Mickey HatcherOF, 1B, 3B1981-86Batted .284 with 26 HR and 260 RBIs over six-season tenure.
Torii HunterOF1997-2007Fan favorite won 7 Gold Glove Awards with MIN.
Orlando MercadoC1989Batted .105 over 38 AB in brief stint.
New York Mets
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMets highlights
Gary MatthewsOF2001Went hitless in lone PA with NYM.
Orlando MercadoC1990Batted. 211 with 3 HR and 7 RBIs over 90 AB.
Darren OliverRP2006Key cog in bullpen went 4-1 with 3.66 ERA over 81 IP.
New York Yankees
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsYankees highlights
Bobby AbreuOF2006-08Hit .295 with 43 HR and 243 RBIs in heart of loaded lineup.
Rex Hudler2B1984-85Former 1st-round pick hit .155 in 1st ML seasons.
Juan RiveraOF2001-03Hit .262 with 8 HR with 32 RBIs during tenure with NYY.
Oakland Athletics
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsA's highlights
Alfredo GriffinSS1985-87Career journeyman made 27 PA with OAK
Orlando MercadoC1988Career journeyman made 27 plate appearances with Oakland.
Philadelphia Phillies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPhillies highlights
Bobby AbreuOF1998-2006Named to 2 All-Star teams and 1 won Gold Glove Award with PHI.
Rex HudlerOF1997-98Scrappy part-timer closed out ML career with PHI.
Ron RoenickeOF1986-87Collected career-best 42 RBIs in '86 campaign.
Pittsburgh Pirates
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPirates highlights
Gary MatthewsOF2001Batted .245 with 5 HR and 14 RBIs over 46 G.
San Diego Padres
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPadres highlights
Gary Matthews OF1999, 2003Batted .266 with 4 HR and 29 RBIs over two stints with SD.
Jose Mota2B, SS1991Part-time player batted .222 over 36 AB.
Steve PhysiocBroadcaster1995Also announced Pac-10 football games.
Ron RoenickeOF1984Appeared in 12 G with World Series-bound club.
Seattle Mariners
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMariners highlights
Brian FuentesRP2001Posted 4.63 ERA over 11 2/3 IP during rookie season.
Orlando MercadoC1982-84Hit .198 AVG over three seasons with SEA.
Ron RoenickeOF1983Batted .253 with 4 HR and 23 RBIs in 59 G.
San Francisco Giants
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsGiants highlights
Matt PalmerSP2008Posted 8.53 ERA over 12 2/3 IP.
Steve PhysiocBroadcaster1987-88Announced SF games during run to NLCS.
Ron RoenickeOF1985Batted .256 over 133 AB as utility OF.
St. Louis Cardinals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCardinals highlights
Rex HudlerOF, 2B, 1B1990-92Racked up 18 SB in 89 G during '90 campaign.
Darren OliverSP1998-99Went 13-13 with 4.26 ERA over 40 GS.
Tampa Bay Rays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRays highlights
Scott KazmirSP2004-09Holds TB career records for W (55), Ks (874) and IP (834).
Mike ButcherPitching Coach2006Helped guide TB staff to 4.97 ERA.
Texas Rangers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRangers highlights
Gary MatthewsOF2004-06Earned lone career All-Star berth during breakout '06 season.
Orlando MercadoC1986Batted .235 with 1 HR and 7 RBIs over 102 AB.
Darren OliverSP, RP1993-1998, 2000-2001Compiled 27-18 record from 1996-97.
Toronto Blue Jays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBlue Jays highlights
Kelvim EscobarSP/RP1997-2003Compiled 58 saves during tenure with TOR.
Alfredo GriffinSS1979-84, 1992-93'79 AL ROY earned lone All-Star berth in '84.
Washington Nationals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsNationals/Expos highlights
Vladimir GuerreroOF1996-2003Earned 4 All-Star selections, 3 Silver Slugger Awards with MON.
Rex Hudler2B, OF, SS1988-90Batted .262 with 10 HR and 27 RBIs over 649 AB with MON.
Maicer Izturis2B, SS2004Batted .206 over 107 AB during '04 rookie season.
Orlando MercadoC1990Journeyman appeared in 8 G with MON.
Juan RiveraOF2004Batted .307 with 12 HR and 49 RBIs over 134 G with MON.
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International: Australia | Cuba | Dominican Republic | Puerto Rico | Venezuela
Arizona
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brandon Wood3BHigh School: Horizon (Scottsdale)
Mickey HatcherBatting CoachHigh School: Mesa
Arkansas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Torii HunterOFBorn: Pine Bluff, Ark.; High School: Pine Bluff
California
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Trevor BellSP, RPBorn: North Hollywood, Calif.; High School: Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta)
Brian FuentesRPBorn: Merced, Calif.; High School: Merced; College: Merced JC
Kevin JepsenRPBorn: Anaheim, Calif.
Gary MatthewsOFBorn: San Francisco, Calif.; High School: Granada Hills; College: Mission JC
Darren OliverRPHigh School: Rio Linda
Sean O'SullivanSPBorn: San Diego, Calif.; High School: Valhalla (El Cajon); College: Grossmont CC
Jered WeaverSPBorn: Northridge, Calif.; High School: Simi Valley; College: Long Beach State
Dino EbelThird-Base CoachBorn: Barstow, Calif.; High School: Barstow
Ron RoenickeBench CoachBorn: Covina, Calif.; High School: Edgewood (West Covina); College: UCLA
Steve SolizCoachBorn: Ventura, Calif.; High School: Rio Mesa (Oxnard); College: Cal State Los Angeles
Florida
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chone Figgins3BBorn: Brandon, Fla.
Howard Kendrick2BBorn: Jacksonville, Fla.; High School: West Nassau County (Callahan); College: St. John's River CC
Jeff MathisCBorn: Marianna, Fla.; High School: Marianna
Mike NapoliCBorn: Hollywood, Fla.; High School: Charles W. Flanagan (Pembroke Pines)
Dino EbelThird-Base CoachCollege: Florida Southern
Georgia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason BulgerRPBorn: Lawrenceville, Ga.; High School: Brookwood (Snellville); College: Valdosta State
Chone Figgins3BBorn: Leary, Ga.
Illinois
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mike ButcherPitching CoachHigh School: United Township (East Moline)
Iowa
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mike DavenportPitching CoachBorn: Davenport, Iowa
Minnesota
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Robb QuinlanOF, 1BBorn: St. Paul, Minn.; High School: Hill-Murray School (Maplewood); College: University of Minnesota
Missouri
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Darren OliverRPBorn: Kansas City, Mo.
Matt PalmerRPHigh School: Caruthersville; College: Southwest Missouri State
Nevada
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Kevin JepsenRPHigh School: Bishop Manogue (Reno)
Ohio
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mickey HatcherBatting CoachBorn: Cleveland, Ohio
Oklahoma
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Reggie WillitsOFBorn: Chickasha, Okla.; High School: Fort Cobb-Broxton (Fort Cobb); College: University of Oklahoma
Mike ButcherPitching CoachCollege: Eastern Oklahoma State CC
Mickey HatcherBatting CoachCollege: University of Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mike SciosciaManagerBorn: Upper Darby, Pa.; High School: Springfield
Tennessee
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Matt PalmerRPBorn: Memphis, Tenn.
Texas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Scott KazmirSPBorn: Houston, Texas; High School: Cypress Falls
John LackeySPBorn: Abilene, Texas; High School: Abilene; College: Grayson County JC, Texas
Brandon Wood3BBorn: Austin, Texas
Virginia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Joe SaundersSPBorn: Springfield, Va.; High School: West Springfield; College: Virginia Tech
Australia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Rich ThompsonRPBorn: Hornsby, Australia; High School: St. Ives, Sydney, New South Wales
Cuba
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Kendry Morales1BBorn: Fomento, Cuba
Dominican Republic
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jose ArredondoRPBorn: San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.; High School: Ava Josefa Puello, D.R.;
Erick Aybar2B, SSBorn: Bani, D.R.; High School: Freddie Pimental, D.R.
Vladimir GuerreroOFBorn: Nizao Bani, D.R.
Rafael RodriguezRPBorn: Cotui, D.R.;
Ervin SantanaSPBorn: San Cristobal, D.R.; High School: Colegio Cristiano El Alfarero
Alfredo GriffinFirst-Base CoachBorn: Santo Domingo, D.R.; High School: San Esteban, D.R.
Puerto Rico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Orlando MercadoBullpen CoachBorn: Arecibo, P.R.; High School: Trina Padilla de Sanz, Arecibo, P.R.
Venezuela
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Bobby AbreuOFBorn: Aragua, Ven.
Kelvim EscobarSPBorn: La Guaira, Ven.
Maicer Izturis2B, SS, 3BBorn: Barquisimeto, Ven.
Juan RiveraOFBorn: Guarenas, Ven.