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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
Jon GarlandSP2009Righty went 8-11 with 4.29 ERA in 27 GS before 8/31 trade to LAD.
Orlando Hudson2B2006-08Slick-fielding 2B won GG in '05, '06; batted .294 with .814 OPS in 403 G; named All-Star in '07.
Vicente PadillaRP1999-2000Promising righty posted 3.35 ERA in 32 G; sent to PHI 7/26/00 as part of trade for Curt Schilling.
Steve LyonsBroadcaster2003Served as color analyst for 50 games.
Atlanta Braves
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBraves highlights
Rafael FurcalSS2000-05Strong-armed shortstop batted .284 with 269 SB in 817 G; won NL ROY in '00; named All-Star in '03.
Joe TorreC, 1B1960-685-time All-Star batted .294 in 1,037 G; set club record for C with 36 HR in '66.
Joe TorreManager1982-84Began '82 season with 13 straight wins en route to NLCS; Went 257-229 overall.
Steve LyonsOF, 2B1992Appeared in 11 G over 1st month of season before trade to MON.
Baltimore Orioles
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsOrioles highlights
Casey Blake1B2001Batted .133 with 1 HR in 6 G.
Juan CastroSS, 3B2008Joined BAL after 1st 3 weeks with CIN; hit .205 with 2 HR in 54 G.
George SherrillRP2007-08Closer recorded 3.71 ERA, 51 SV in 99 G; named All-Star in '08; traded to LAD 7/30/09.
Fernando ValenzuelaSP1993Returned to bigs following year off; went 8-10 with 4.94 ERA, 5 CG.
Boston Red Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRed Sox highlights
Mark Loretta2B, 1B2006Named All-Star, set club record at 2B with .994 FPCT.
Doug Mientkiewicz1B2004Defensive specialist joined BOS for stretch run; recorded final out of WS.
Manny RamirezOF2000-08Earned 8 All-Star selections with BOS; helped team win '04, '07 WS; named '04 WS MVP.
Steve LyonsOF1986-86, '91-93Batted .264 in rookie year; traded for Tom Seaver 6/86; retired after '93 campaign.
Chicago Cubs
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCubs highlights
Juan PierreOF2006Speedy OF batted .326 with 58 SB, led NL with 204 H, 699 AB in lone season.
Larry BowaSS1982-85Brought veteran leadership to CHC; helped club to '84 NL East title.
Jeff PentlandHitting coach1997-02Given 1st chance to work as hitting coach at ML level; '02 team led NL with 200 HR.
Ned CollettiPublic relations operative1982-94Won Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence in '90.
Rick MondayOF1972-76Enjoyed most productive years as member of CHC; slugged career-high 32 HR in '76.
Chicago White Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsWhite Sox highlights
Jon GarlandSP2000-07Went 92-81; won 18 G in '05, '06; posted 2.25 ERA in '05 postseason for WS champs.
Charlie HaegerRP 2006-07Knuckleballer went 1-2 with 4.85 ERA, 1 SV in 15 G.
Jim Thome1B, DH2006-09Veteran provided pop with 134 HR, .542 SLG in 529 G; traded to LAD 8/31/09.
Steve LyonsINF, OF1986-90Batted .255 in 497 G; colorful personality remembered for dropping pants during 7/16/90 game.
Cincinnati Reds
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsReds highlights
Juan CastroINF2000-04, '06-08Utilityman batted .237 with 25 HR in 571 G.
Mariano DuncanSS, 2B, OF1989-91, '95Versatile glove man batted .306, led NL with 11 3B for '90 WS champs.
Cleveland Indians
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsIndians highlights
Ronnie Belliard2B2004-06Hit .285 with 37 HR, 193 RBIs in 390 G; named All-Star in '04.
Casey Blake3B, 1B, OF2003-08Emerged as big league regular with CLE; hit .266 with 116 HR in 810 G; batted .346 in '07 ALCS.
Guillermo MotaRP2006Setup man posted 6.21 ERA in 34 G; traded to Mets 8/20.
Manny RamirezOF1993-2000Slugging outfielder batted .313 with 236 HR, earned 4 All-Star selections; led ML with 165 RBIs in '99.
Jim Thome1B, 3B1991-20023-time All-Star set club single-season record with 52 HR, career record with 334 HR.
Colorado Rockies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRockies highlights
Ronnie Belliard2B2003Batted .277 with 8 HR, 50 RBIs in 116 G.
Juan PierreOF2000-02Fleet-footed OF finished 6th in NL ROY in '00; batted .327, led NL with 46 SB in '01.
Detroit Tigers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTigers highlights
Brad AusmusC1996, '99-2000Batted .266 with 20 HR, 26 SB in 352 G; named All-Star in '99.
Jeff WeaverSP1999-2002First-round pick from '98 Draft went 39-51 with 4.33 ERA in 111 G, 109 GS.
Florida Marlins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMarlins highlights
Guillermo MotaRP2004-05Posted 4.74 ERA, 5 SV in 82 G; traded to BOS as part of package for Hanley Ramirez 11/24/05.
Juan PierreOF2003-05Speedster played 162 G in all 3 years with FLA; led ML with 65 SB in '03; led NL with 221 H, 12 3B in '04.
Houston Astros
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAstros highlights
Brad AusmusC1997-98; 2000-08Batted .246 with 41 HR in 1,259 G; won GG '01-02, '06; played for '05 NL pennant winners.
Mark LorettaINF2002; '07-08Versatile infielder hit .424 in 21 G in '02; batted .284 from '07-08.
Randy WolfSP2008Veteran southpaw boosted rotation with 6-2 record, 3.57 ERA following July trade from SD.
Kansas City Royals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRoyals highlights
Doug Mientkiewicz1B2006Veteran helped shore up 1B defense for KC; batted .283 in 91 G.
Jeff PentlandHitting coach2002-05KC offense batted .274, fell 6 HR shy of club record in '02.
Bob SchaeferFirst-base, bench coach1988-91, 2001-05Twice took over interim manager job, going 1-0 in '91 and 5-12 in '05.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAngels highlights
Jon GarlandSP2009Traded from CWS for SS Orlando Cabrera on 11/19/07; went 14-8 with 4.90 ERA in 32 GS.
Jeff WeaverSP2006Went 3-10 in 16 GS; traded to STL 7/5, replaced by younger brother Jered in LAA rotation.
Larry BowaThird-base coach1997-99Served under manager Terry Collins; team went 220-237 during tenure.
Fernando ValenzuelaSP1992Former All-Star southpaw made just 2 starts with club.
Los Angeles Dodgers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDodgers highlights
Mariano DuncanSS, 2B1985-87, '89Speedster finished third in NL ROY in '85; notched career-high 48 SB in '86.
Milwaukee Brewers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBrewers highlights
Ronnie Belliard2B, 3B1998-2002Batted .263 with 30 HR, 174 RBIs in 489 G.
Mark LorettaINF1995-02Emerged as quality versatile infielder with MIL; batted .316 in '98.
Guillermo MotaRP2008Veteran setup man went 5-6 with 4.11 ERA, 1 SV in 58 G; posted 1.59 ERA in 2nd half.
Minnesota Twins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTwins highlights
Casey Blake3B, 1B2000-02Appeared in 29 G; batted .318 in '01.
Juan CastroINF2005-06Batted .248 in 147 G; 7th in AL in sac hits in '05.
Doug Mientkiewicz1B1998-2004Emerged as strong defensive 1B; Batted .306 with 15 HR, won GG in '01.
New York Mets
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMets highlights
Doug Mientkiewicz1B2005Served as NYM primary 1B; batted .240 with 11 HR in 87 G.
Guillermo MotaRP2006-07Posted 1.00 ERA in 18 G after 8/20/06 trade from CLE; earned W in Game 1 of '06 NLCS.
Larry BowaSS, 2B1985Veteran INF finished 16-year ML career following 14-G stint with NYM.
Joe Torre3B, 1B1975-77Former MVP batted .306 in '76; finished 18-year playing career with NYM.
Joe TorreManager1977-81Spent 18 days as player-manager in '77; posted 286-420 record at helm.
New York Yankees
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsYankees highlights
Doug Mientkiewicz1B2007Veteran hit .277 with 5 HR as backup 1B.
Jeff WeaverP2002-03Swingman went 5-3 with 4.04 ERA, 2 SV down stretch for '02 AL pennant winners.
Mike BorzelloCoach1996, '98-2000Worked under manager Joe Torre; served as bullpen catcher, threw batting practice.
Larry BowaThird-base coach2006-07Served under manager Joe Torre; team went 191-133, reached playoffs twice during tenure.
Mariano Duncan2B, OF1996-97Veteran contributed .340 AVG for '96 WS championship team.
Rick HoneycuttRP1995Veteran lefty pitched in 3 G.
Don MattinglyFirst baseman1982-95Popular 1B won '85 MVP, 9 GG; set ML single-season record with 6 GS in '87.
Don MattinglyHitting, bench coach2004-07NYY set franchise record with 242 HR in '04; team led ML with 930 R, 902 RBIs in '06.
Joe TorreManager1996-2007Helped reestablish NYY dynasty; led team to postseason in all 12 years, won WS titles in '96, '98-00.
Charlie SteinerBroadcaster2002-04Served as play-by-play man with John Sterling; called Aaron Boone's 2003 ALCS-ending HR in final game.
Oakland Athletics
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsA's highlights
Rick HoneycuttRP1987-93Veteran lefty posted 3.10 ERA, 32 SV in 387 G; Threw 3 1/3 scoreless IP in '90 WS.
Bob SchaeferBench coach2007Served under manager Bob Geren; team went 76-86.
Rick MondayOF1966-711st overall Draft pick in history batted .263 with 62 HR, 53 SB in 639 G; named All-Star in '68.
Philadelphia Phillies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPhillies highlights
Vicente PadillaP2000-05Went 49-49 with 3.98 ERA in 162 G, 111 GS; twice won 14 G; named All-Star in '02.
Jim Thome1B2003-05Big bopper anchored middle of PHI linep; led ML with 47 HR in '03; named All-Star in '04.
Randy WolfSP1999-2006Southpaw went 69-60 with 4.21 ERA in 194 G, 190 GS; earned career-high 16 W, named All-Star in '03.
Larry BowaSS1970-1981Five-time All-Star hit .264 with 288 SB in 1,739 G; helped PHI to 1980 WS championship.
Larry BowaThird-base coach1988-96Returned to PHI after 12-year tenure as player; coached '93 NL pennant winners.
Larry BowaManager2001-04Fiery manager went 337-308 at helm; named NL Manager of the Year in '01.
Mariano DuncanINF, OF1992-95Versatile veteran hit .345 in '93 WS; made lone All-Star appearance in '94.
Ken HowellSP1989-90Former 3rd-round pick of LAD went 20-19 with 3.85 in 51 G, 50 GS; earned career-high 12 W in '89.
Fernando ValenzuelaSP1994Former All-Star lefty posted 3.00 ERA in 8 G, 7 GS; allowed 1 ER in 8 IP for lone win in final start 8/11.
Pittsburgh Pirates
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPirates highlights
Doug Mientkiewicz1B, 3B2008Hit .277 with .374 OBP; saw significant time at 3B for 1st time in career.
Manny MotaOF1963-68Capably handled all 3 OF positions in semi-regular role; batted .297 in 642 G.
San Diego Padres
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPadres highlights
Brad AusmusC1993-95, '96Appeared in 303 G; batted .293 with 16 SB in '95.
Charlie HaegerRP 2008Knuckleballer earned late-season callup, appeared in 4 G.
Mark Loretta2B2003-05Emerged as quality 2B with SD; batted .335 with 16 HR, named All-Star in '04.
Randy WolfSP2008Went 6-10 with 4.74 ERA in 21 GS ; traded to LAD 7/22.
Larry BowaManager1987-88Became manager shortly after playing career ended in '85; went 81-127.
Fernando ValenzuelaSP1995-97Veteran lefty delivered best season in years by going 13-8 with 3.62 ERA in '96.
Seattle Mariners
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMariners highlights
George SherrillRP2004-07Developed into one of game's quality setup men; went 10-8 with 3.65 ERA, 4 SV in 195 G.
Jeff WeaverSP2007Veteran righty went 7-13 in 27 GS, led AL with 2 SHO.
Larry BowaThird-base coach2000Served under manager Lou Piniella; team went 91-71, lost to NYY in ALCS.
Rick HoneycuttP1977-80Broke into bigs with SEA, went 26-41 with 4.22 ERA in 99 G, 85 GS.
Jeff PentlandHitting coach2005-08Served under managers Mike Hargrove, John McLaren.
San Francisco Giants
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsGiants highlights
Manny MotaOF, 3B, 2B1962Rookie appeared in 47 G for NL pennant winners.
Ned CollettiPR operative, assistant GM1994-2005Took over assistant GM job in '97; club made postseason 4 times during tenure.
St. Louis Cardinals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCardinals highlights
Ronnie Belliard2B2006Batted .237 in 54 G; played for '06 WS champs; hit .462 in '06 NLDS.
Jeff WeaverSP2006Helped pitch STL to WS championship with 3 W, 2.43 ERA in postseason.
Rick HoneycuttRP1996-97Closed out 21-year career with STL; posted 2.85 ERA, 4 SV in 61 G in '96.
Joe TorreC, 3B, 1B1969-74Won '71 NL MVP after leading ML with .363 AVG, 137 RBIs in '71; named All-Star in 4 of 6 seasons with STL.
Joe TorreManager1990-95Took over for long-time skipper Whitey Herzog; posted 351-354 record.
Fernando ValenzuelaSP1997Veteran lefty made final 5 starts of 17-year big league career before retiring.
Texas Rangers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRangers highlights
Vicente PadillaP2006-09Went 15-10 with 4.50 ERA in 1st year with club; led staff with 14 W in '08.
Rick HoneycuttSP1981-83, '94Developed into quality LHP with TEX; led AL with 2.42 ERA before 8/19/83 trade to LAD.
Toronto Blue Jays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBlue Jays highlights
Casey Blake3B1999Broke into bigs; batted .256 in 14 G; hit 1st ML HR 10/2/99.
Orlando Hudson2B2002-05Emerged as one of AL's top defensive 2B; won '05 GG; batted .270 in 462 G.
Mariano Duncan2B1997Finished career with 39-G stint in TOR following July trade from NYY.
Washington Nationals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsNationals highlights
Ronnie BelliardINF2007-09Veteran infielder atted .281 with 27 HR, 126 RBIs in 329 G; traded to LAD 8/30/09.
Guillermo MotaRP1999-2001Hard-throwing righty posted 2.93 ERA in 51 G as rookie; homered in 1st ML AB 6/9.
Manny MotaOF1969Batted .315 in 31 G before 6/11 trade to LAD.
Steve LyonsOF1992Hit .231 over 16 G before June trade to BOS.
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Alabama
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Juan PierreOFBorn: Mobile, Ala.; College: University of South Alabama
Ken HowellBullpen coachCollege: Tuskegee University
Arizona
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Andre EthierOFBorn: Phoenix, Ariz.; High School: St. Mary's (Phoenix); College: Arizona State University
Jeff PentlandHitting instructorCollege: Arizona State University
Rick Monday BroadcasterCollege: Arizona State University
Arkansas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Rick MondayBroadcasterBorn: Batesville, Ark.
California
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jon GarlandSPBorn: Valencia, Calif.; High School: John F. Kennedy (Granada Hills)
Mark LorettaINFBorn: Santa Monica, Calif.; High School: St. Francis (La Canada)
James McDonaldP Born: Long Beach, Calif.; High School: Long Beach Poly; College: Golden West CC
Jeff WeaverPBorn: Northridge, Calif.; High School: Simi Valley; College: California State University, Fresno
Randy WolfSPBorn: Canoga Park, Calif.; High School: El Camino Real (Woodland Hills); College: Pepperdine University
Mike BorzelloBullpen catcherCollege: California Lutheran University
Larry BowaThird-base coachBorn: Sacramento, Calif.; High School: C.K. McClatchy (Sacramento); College: Sacramento City CC
Rob FlippoBullpen catcherBorn: Stockton, Calif.; College: California State University, Fresno
Jeff PentlandHitting instructorBorn: Hollywood, Calif.
Rick MondayBroadcasterHigh School: Santa Monica
Connecticut
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brad AusmusCBorn: New Haven, Conn.; High School: Cheshire
Bob SchaeferBench coachBorn: Putnam, Conn.; High School: Norwalk; College: University of Connecticut
Florida
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Ronnie Belliard2B, 3BHigh School: Miami Central (Miami)
Blake DeWittINFBorn: Sarasota, Fla.
Russell MartinCCollege: Chipola JC
Doug Mientkiewicz1BHigh School: Westminster Christian (Palmetto Bay); College: Florida State University
Georgia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jonathan BroxtonRPBorn: Augusta, Ga.; High School: Burke County (Waynesboro)
Illinois
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mark LorettaINFCollege: Northwestern University
Jim Thome1BBorn: Peoria, Ill.; High School: Limestone Community (Bartonville); College: Illinois Central College
Ned CollettiGeneral managerBorn: Franklin Park, Ill.; High School: East Leyden (Franklin Park); College: Northern Illinois University
Charlie SteinerBroadcasterCollege: Bradley University
Indiana
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason RepkoOFBorn: East Chicago, Ind.
Don MattinglyHitting coachBorn: Evansville, Ind. High School: Evansville Memorial
Iowa
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Casey Blake3BBorn: Des Moines, Iowa; High School: Indianola
Kansas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Casey Blake3BCollege: Wichita State University
Kentucky
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
A.J. EllisCHigh School: Paul Lawrence Dunbar (Lexington)
Louisiana
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Juan PierreOFHigh School: Alexandria
Michigan
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Charlie HaegerP Born: Livonia, Mich.; High School: Catholic Central (Plymouth)
Ken HowellBullpen coachBorn: Detroit, Mich.
Missouri
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Blake DeWittINFHigh School: Sikeston
Scott ElbertRPBorn: Joplin, Mo.; High School: Seneca
A.J. EllisCBorn: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
New Hampshire
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brad AusmusCCollege: Dartmouth College
New York
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Ronnie Belliard2B, 3BBorn: Bronx, N.Y.
Manny RamirezOFHigh School: George Washington (New York)
Mike BorzelloBullpen catcherBorn: Yonkers, N.Y.
Joe TorreManagerBorn: Brooklyn, N.Y.; High School: St. Francis Prep (Brooklyn)
Vin ScullyBroadcasterBorn: Bronx, N.Y.; High School: Fordam Prep (Bronx); College: Fordam University
Charlie SteinerBroadcasterBorn: Malverne, N.Y.
Ohio
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chad BillingsleySPBorn: Defiance, Ohio; High School: Defiance
Doug Mientkiewicz1BBorn: Toledo, Ohio
Oklahoma
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Matt KempOFBorn: Midwest City, Okla.; High School: Midwest City
Oregon
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Steve LyonsBroadcasterHigh School: Beaverton; College: Oregon State University
South Carolina
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Orlando Hudson2BBorn: Darlington, S.C.; High School: Darlington; College: Spartanburg Methodist JC
Tennessee
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
A.J. EllisCCollege: Austin Peay State University
George SherrillRPBorn: Memphis, Tenn.; High School: Evangelical Christian (Cordova); College: Austin Peay State University
Rick HoneycuttPitching coachBorn: Chattanooga, Tenn.; College: University of Tennessee
Texas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Clayton KershawSPBorn: Dallas, Texas; High School: Highland Park (Dallas)
James Loney1BBorn: Houston, Texas; High School: Lawrence E. Elkins (Missouri City)
Washington
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason RepkoOFHigh School: Hanford (Richland)
Steve LyonsBroadcasterBorn: Tacoma, Wash.
Canada
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Russell MartinCBorn: East York, Ontario, Can.; High School: Polyvalente Edouard-Montpetit (Montreal)
Dominican Republic
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Rafael FurcalSSBorn: Loma de Cabrera, D.R.; High School: Jose Cabrera (Loma de Cabrera)
Guillermo MotaRPBorn: San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.; High School: Jose Joaquin Perez (San Pedro de Macoris)
Manny RamirezOFBorn: Santo Domingo, D.R.
Ramon TroncosoRPBorn: San Jose de Ocoa, D.R.; High School: Escuela San Rafael
Mariano DuncanFirst-base coachBorn: San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.
Manny MotaCoachBorn: Santo Domingo, D.R.
Mexico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Juan CastroINFBorn: Los Mochis, Mex; High School: C B. T. I. S. 43
Fernando ValenzuelaBroadcasterBorn: Navajoa, Mex.
Japan
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Hiroki KurodaSPBorn: Osaka, Jap.; High School: Uenomiya (Osaka); College: Senshu University
Nicaragua
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Vicente PadillaSPBorn: Chinandega, Nic.
Taiwan
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chin-lung HuSSBorn: Tainan City, Tai.; High School: Nan-Ying Vocational
Hong-Chih KuoRPBorn: Tainan City, Tai.; High School: Nan-Ying Vocational
Venezuela
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Ronald BelisarioRPBorn: Maracay, Ven.; High School: Augusto Mijares (Macaray)