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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
Chad DurbinRP2004Allowed 9 ER in 9 1/3 IP over 7 G.
Atlanta Braves
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBraves highlights
Paul BakoC2000-01Became personal catcher for Greg Maddux; batted .286 with 1 HR in '01 NLDS.
Gary MatthewsOF1977-80Hard-hitting OF batted .288 with 81 HR in 588 G; named All-Star in '79.
Milt ThompsonOF1984-85Batted .302 with 23 SB over parts of 2 seasons.
Baltimore Orioles
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsOrioles highlights
Paul BakoC2007Backup batted .205 in 60 G.
Davey LopesFirst-Base Coach1992-94Helped BAL to 3 straight winning seasons.
Jamie MoyerSP, RP1993-95Went 25-22 with 4.42 ERA in 76 G (66 GS).
Sam PerlozzoThird-Base Coach, Bench Coach, Manager1996-2007Went 122-164 in parts of 3 seasons as BAL skipper.
Boston Red Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRed Sox highlights
Pedro MartinezSP1998-2004Dominant righty went 117-37 with 2.52 ERA in 203 G; won AL Cy Young in '98-99.
Jamie MoyerSP, RP1996Went 7-1 with 4.50 ERA in 23 G (10 GS) before midseason trade to SEA.
J.C. RomeroRP2007Lefty setup man posted 3.15 ERA over 23 G.
Matt StairsOF, DH1995Batted .261 in limited action with '95 AL East champs.
Chicago Cubs
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCubs highlights
Paul BakoC2003-04Caught 6 of 7 games in '03 NLCS.
Miguel Cairo2B, SS, 3B1997, 2001Utility player batted .285 in '01.
Scott EyreRP2006-08Veteran lefty posted 4.03 ERA in 148 G.
Davey LopesOF, 2B, 3B1984-86Batted .287 with 17 HR, 67 SB in 174 G with CHC.
Gary MatthewsOF1984-87Placed 5th in '84 NL MVP voting with .291 AVG, 14 HR, 82 RBIs, 101 R, 17 SB.
Gary MatthewsHitting Coach, First-Base Coach2003-06Helped offense finish second in NL in AVG, HR in '05.
Jamie MoyerSP, RP1986-88Began ML career with CHC; posted 28-34 record, 4.42 ERA in 85 G (79 GS).
Matt StairsOF2001Provided left-handed pop with 17 HR in 340 AB.
Cincinnati Reds
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsReds highlights
Paul BakoC2008Played in 99 G as club's primary catcher.
Pete MackaninInterim Manager2007Led CIN to 41-39 record.
Sam PerlozzoThird-Base Coach1990-92Helped CIN to World Series sweep of OAK in '90.
Cleveland Indians
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsIndians highlights
Ruben Amaro Jr.OF1994-95Batted .205 in part-time role over 2 seasons.
Chad DurbinRP, SP2003-04Swingman posted 5-7 record, 6.75 ERA over 20 G (9 GS).
Ben FranciscoOF2007-09Batted .261 with 28 HR in 235 G; included in July '09 trade that sent Cliff Lee to PHI.
Cliff LeeSP2002-08Posted 83-48 record in 182 G (178 GS); went 22-3 with 2.54 ERA to win '08 AL Cy Young.
Charlie ManuelHitting Coach, Manager1993-2002Led CLE to 220-190 mark as manager from '00 through mid-'02.
Colorado Rockies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRockies highlights
Milt ThompsonOF1996Went 1-for-15 (.067 AVG) in limited action in final ML stint.
Chicago White Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsWhite Sox highlights
Scott EyreSP, RP1997-2000Broke into bigs with CWS; went 9-14 with 5.66 ERA in 78 G (29 GS).
Detroit Tigers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTigers highlights
Paul BakoC1998Rookie batted .272 in 303 AB as primary backstop.
Chad DurbinRP, SP2006-07Swingman went 8-7 with 4.58 ERA in 39 G (19 GS).
Matt StairsDH2006Posted .463 SLG in limited action with '06 AL champs.
Florida Marlins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMarlins highlights
Paul BakoC2000Batted .242 in 161 AB during short stint in FLA.
Houston Astros
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAstros highlights
Paul BakoC1999-2000Part-timer batted .253 with 2 HR over 74 G.
Eric Bruntlett2B, SS, 3B, OF2003-07Utilityman batted career-best .277 in '06.
Brad LidgeSP2002-07Big-time strikeout reliever recorded 123 SV; posted 0.73 ERA in '04 postseason.
Davey LopesOF, 3B1986-87Set ML record for 40-year-old with 25 SB in '86 (since broken).
Milt ThompsonOF1994-95Veteran OF batted .299 over 101 G.
Kansas City Royals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRoyals highlights
Paul BakoC2006Backup batted .209 in 153 AB.
Chad DurbinSP1999-2002Posted 6.01 ERA in 48 G (47 GS); notched career-best 9 W in '01.
Raul IbanezOF2001-03Emerged as offensive threat with KC; batted .291 with 55 HR, 247 RBIs in 398 G.
Matt StairsOF, DH, 1B2004-06Delivered 39 HR, 164 RBIs over 2-plus seasons in KC.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAngels highlights
Ruben Amaro Jr.OF, 2B1991Went 5-for-23 (.217 AVG) in lone season with Halos.
J.C. RomeroRP2006Produced 6.70 ERA over 65 G.
Los Angeles Dodgers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDodgers highlights
Paul BakoC2005Hit .250 in part-time action.
Davey Lopes2B, OF1972-814-time All-Star collected 418 SB, helped LAD make 4 WS appearances.
Charlie ManuelOF1974-75Went 3-for-18 (.167 AVG) in parts of 2 seasons with LAD.
Pedro MartinezSP, RP1992-93Future ace went 10-6 with 2.58 ERA in 67 G (3 GS).
Chan Ho ParkSP, RP1994-2001, '08Went 84-58 with 3.77 ERA in 275 G (181 GS) in 2 stints with LAD.
Milt ThompsonOF1996Nearing end of career, batted .118 in 51 AB.
Jayson WerthOF2004-05Showed promise with 16 HR, .486 SLG in '04 before being slowed by injuries.
Milwaukee Brewers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBrewers highlights
Paul BakoC2002Batted .235 with 4 HR in 87 G.
Davey LopesManager2000-02Led MIL to 144-195 record during 2-plus years at helm.
Gary MatthewsHitting Coach2000Team struggled to .246 AVG in lone season as hitting coach.
Matt StairsOF2002Blasted 16 HR with .478 SLG over 270 AB for MIL.
Minnesota Twins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTwins highlights
Pete Mackanin2B, SS, 1B, 3B, DH1980-81Utilityman hit .252 over 544 AB.
Charlie ManuelOF1969-72Batted .199 over 366 AB with MIN.
Sam Perlozzo2B, 3B1977Went 7-for-27 (.292 AVG) in lone season with MIN.
J.C. RomeroRP, SP1999-2005Emerged as quality setup man; went 9-2 with 1.89 ERA in '02.
New York Mets
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMets highlights
Miguel Cairo2B, 1B, 3B, OF2005Batted .251 while primarily serving as backup 2B.
Pedro MartinezSP2005-08Went 15-8 with 2.82 ERA in '05; slowed by injuries over final 3 seasons.
Chan Ho ParkRP, SP2007Allowed 7 ER over 4 IP in lone start with NYM.
Sam PerlozzoThird-Base Coach1987-89Helped NYM to 100-W campaign in '88.
Tyler WalkerRP, SP2002Allowed 7 ER in 10 2/3 IP over 5 G (GS) after breaking in with NYM.
New York Yankees
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsYankees highlights
Miguel Cairo2B, SS, 3B, 1B2004, '06-'07Batted .292 while seeing bulk of action at 2B for '04 AL East champs.
Oakland Athletics
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsA's highlights
Joe BlantonSP2004-08Went 47-46 with 4.25 ERA in 122 G (118 GS); notched career-high 16 W in '06.
Davey Lopes2B, OF, 3B, DH1982-84Versatile veteran compiled 37 HR, 62 SB in 347 G.
Matt StairsOF, DH, 1B1996-2000Batted .268 with 122 HR in 632 G; slugged career-high 38 HR in '99.
Pittsburgh Pirates
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPirates highlights
Pete MackaninBench Coach, Interim Manager2005Led PIT to 12-14 record during tenure as interim manager.
Matt StairsOF, 1B2003Lefty slugger batted .292 with 20 HR in 305 AB.
San Diego Padres
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPadres highlights
Clay CondreyRP, SP2002-03Posted 1.69 ERA over 26 2/3 IP in rookie campaign of '02.
Davey LopesFirst-Base Coach1995-99, 2003-05Helped club reach postseason in '96, '98, '05.
Chan Ho ParkRP, SP2005-06Veteran righty went 11-10 with 5.08 ERA in 34 G (30 GS).
Sam Perlozzo2B1979Went hitless in 2 AB with SD.
Shane VictorinoOF2003Collected 7 SB in 73 AB in rookie season.
Seattle Mariners
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMariners highlights
Miguel Cairo1B, 3B, 2B, OF2008Batted .249 while primarily serving as part-time 1B.
Greg Dobbs3B, 1B, OF2004-06Cornerman hit .257 over first 3 big league campaigns in SEA.
Raul IbanezOF1996-2000, '04-'08Steady contributor batted .291 with 113 HR during 2nd stint with SEA.
Gary MatthewsOF1987Batted .235 over 119 AB in lone season with SEA.
Jamie MoyerSP1996-2006Crafty lefty went 145-87 with 3.97 ERA, won 20 G twice.
Sam PerlozzoThird-Base Coach1993-95, 2008Helped SEA advance to '95 ALCS.
San Francisco Giants
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsGiants highlights
Scott EyreRP2002-05Durable lefty posted 2.63 ERA, led NL with 86 G in '05.
Pedro Feliz3B, OF2000-07Slugged 20-plus HR from '04-07; emerged as quality defensive 3B.
Gary MatthewsOF1972-76Won NL ROY in '73 with .300 AVG, 12 HR, 58 RBIs, 17 SB.
Jack TaschnerRP2005-08Posted 1.59 ERA in '05; appeared in 130 G from '07-08.
Tyler WalkerRP2004-06Posted 4.40 ERA over 205 G; collected 23 SV in '05.
St. Louis Cardinals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCardinals highlights
Miguel Cairo2B, SS, OF2001-03, '07Versatile gloveman batted .455 over 22 postseason AB for STL.
Jamie MoyerSP, RP1991Went 0-5 with 5.74 ERA in 8 G (7 GS).
Milt ThompsonOF1989-1992Hit .274 with 86 SB over 514 G.
Tampa Bay Rays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRays highlights
Miguel Cairo2B1998-2000Stole 69 bases over 3 years as starting 2B.
Tyler WalkerRP2006Posted 4.95 ERA, 10 SV over 20 G.
Texas Rangers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRangers highlights
Davey LopesFirst-Base Coach/Dugout Coach1988-91Helped TEX to 3 straight winning seasons from '89-91.
Pete MackaninSS, 3B1973-74Batted .104 in 96 AB with TEX.
Jamie MoyerSP, RP1989-90Went 6-15 with 4.74 ERA over 48 G (25 GS) in 1st taste of AL.
Chan Ho ParkRP, SP2002-05Went 22-23 with 5.79 ERA over 68 GS.
Matt StairsDH, 1B, OF2006Batted .210 with 3 HR following July trade from KC.
Toronto Blue Jays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBlue Jays highlights
Miguel Cairo2B1996Received 27 AB during rookie campaign.
Scott EyreRP, SP2001-02Posted 4.67 ERA over 66 G (3 GS).
Gary MatthewsHitting Coach1998-99TOR offense ranked 5th in AL in AVG, R in '99.
Matt StairsDH, 1B, OF2007-08Veteran slugger batted .270 with 32 HR over 230 G.
Jayson WerthOF2002-03Broke into bigs with TOR; batted .261 over 46 AB in '02.
Washington Nationals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsNationals highlights
Davey LopesFirst-Base Coach, Baserunning Instructor2006Club finished tied for 4th in NL in SB during lone season.
Pete Mackanin2B, 3B, SS, OF1975-77Batted .225 over 299 G with MON.
Pete MackaninThird-Base Coach1997-2000Served under manager Felipe Alou.
Matt StairsOF1992-93Hit .211 over 38 AB after breaking into bigs.
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PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
J.C. RomeroRPCollege: University of Mobile
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Cliff LeeSPBorn: Benton, Ark.; High School: Benton; College: University of Arkansas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Eric Bruntlett2B, SS, OFCollege: Stanford University
Greg Dobbs3B, 1B, OFBorn: Los Angeles, Calif.; High School: Canyon Springs (Moreno Valley)
Scott EyreRPBorn: Inglewood, Calif.; High School: Cyprus (Magna); College: Southern Idaho JC
Ben FranciscoOFBorn: Santa Ana, Calif.; High School: Servite (Anaheim); College: UCLA
Cole HamelsSPBorn: San Diego, Calif.; High School: Rancho Bernardo (San Diego)
Brad LidgeRPBorn: Sacramento, Calif.
Ryan MadsonRPBorn: Long Beach, Calif.; High School: Valley View (Moreno Valley)
John MayberryOFCollege: Stanford University
Jimmy RollinsSSBorn: Oakland, Calif.; High School: Encinal (Alameda)
Chase Utley2BBorn: Pasadena, Calif.; High School: Long Beach Polytechnic (Long Beach); College: UCLA
Tyler WalkerRPBorn: San Francisco, Calif.; University (San Francisco); College: University of California-Berkeley
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brad LidgeSPHigh School: Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village)
District of Columbia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Sam PerlozzoThird-Base CoachCollege: George Washington University
Milt ThompsonBatting CoachBorn: Washington, D.C.; High School: Zadok Magruder (Washington, D.C.);
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Raul IbanezOFHigh School: Miami Sunset (Dade County); College: Miami-Dade CC
Brett MyersRP, SPBorn: Jacksonville, Fla.; High School: Englewood (Jacksonville)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Shane VictorinoOFBorn: Wailuku, Hawaii; High School: St. Anthony (Wailuku)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Scott EyreRPBorn: Inglewood, Idaho; College: Southern Idaho JC
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chad DurbinRPBorn: Spring Valley, Ill.
J.A. HappSPBorn: Spring Valley, Ill.; High School: St. Bede Academy (Peru); College: Northwestern University
Pete MackaninBench CoachBorn: Chicago, Ill.; High School: Brother Rice (Chicago); College: Illinois University
Jayson WerthOFBorn: Springfield, Ill.; High School: Glenwood (Chatham)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Eric Bruntlett2B, SS, OFHigh School: William Henry Harrison (West Lafayette); College: Stanford University
Brad LidgeSPCollege: Notre Dame
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Davey LopesFirst-Base CoachCollege: Washburn University
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Joe BlantonSPHigh School: Franklin-Simpson (Franklin); College: University of Kentucky
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Paul BakoCBorn: Lafayette, La.; High School: Lafayette; College: Southwestern Louisiana
Clay CondreyRPCollege: McNeese State University
Chad DurbinRPBorn: Spring Valley, La.
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Nick BillmeyerBullpen CoachBorn: Hagerstown, Md.
Sam PerlozzoThird-Base CoachBorn: Cumberland, Md.
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Rich DubeePitching CoachBorn: Brockton, Mass.; High School: Bridgewater-Raynham Regional (Raynham)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Ryan Howard1BBorn: St. Louis, Mo.; High School: Lafayette (Wildwood); College: Southwest Missouri State University
John MayberryOFBorn: Kansas City, Mo.; High School: Rockhurst (Kansas City)
New York
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Raul IbanezOFBorn: New York, N.Y.
North Carolina
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mick BillmeyerBullpen CoachCollege: North Carolina State University
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Paul HooverCBorn: Columbus, Ohio; High School: Catholic Central (Steubenville); College: Kent State University
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Greg Dobbs3B, 1B, OFCollege: University of Oklahoma
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jamie MoyerSP, RPBorn: Sellersville, Pa.; High School: Souderton Area (Souderton); College: St. Joseph's University
Rhode Island
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Davey LopesFirst-Base CoachBorn: East Providence, R.I.; High School: LaSalle Academy (Providence)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Joe BlantonSPBorn: Nashville, Tenn.
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Clay CondreyRPBorn: Beaumont, Texas; High School: Navasota
Kyle KendrickRP, SPBorn: Houston, Texas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Scott EyreRPBorn: Inglewood, Utah; High School: Cyprus (Magna)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Manuel, CharlieManagerHigh School: Parry McCleur (Buena Vista)
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Kyle KendrickRP, SPHigh School: Mount Vernon
West Virginia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Charlie ManuelManagerBorn: Northfork, W. Va.
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jack TaschnerRPBorn: Milwaukee, Wis.; High School: William Horlick (Racine); College: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Matt StairsOFBorn: St. John NB, Can.; High School: Fredericton
Dominican Republic
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Pedro Feliz3BBorn: Azua, D.R.; High School: Los Toros
Pedro MartinezSPBorn: Manoguayabo, D.R.; High School: Ohio Dominican
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Carlos RuizCBorn: David Chiriqui, Pan.; High School: Instituto David Chiriqui
Puerto Rico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
J.C. RomeroCBorn: Rio Pedras, P.R.; High School: Berwind Superior (San Juan); College: Mobile University
South Korea
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chan Ho ParkSP, RPBorn: Kong Ju City, S.K.; High School: Kong Ju (Kong Ju City); College: Hanyang University-Seoul
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Miguel Cairo2B, SSBorn: Anaco, Ven.; High School: Escuela Anaco
Sergio EscalonaRPBorn: El Tocuyo, Ven.; High School: U.E. Eduardo Blanco