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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
Troy Glaus3B2005Delivered 37 HR and 97 RBIs in lone season with ARI.
Denny ReyesRP2003Gave up 3 ER in 2 1/3 IP over 3 relief appearances with ARI.
Atlanta Braves
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBraves highlights
Mark DeRosaSS, 2B, 3B, OF1998-2004Contributed to longtime NL East champs with versatility and solid bat.
Al HraboskyRP1980-82Went 7-4 with 3.51 ERA and 7 SV over 3 seasons with ATL.
Tony La Russa2B1971Went 2-for-7 (.286 AVG) in limited action with ATL.
John SmoltzSP1988-2008Racked up 210 W and 154 SV while solidifying Hall of Fame resume.
Baltimore Orioles
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsOrioles highlights
Dave DuncanC1975-76Struggled to .205 AVG and 16 HR over 189 G with BAL.
Boston Red Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRed Sox highlights
Julio LugoSS2007-09Hit .251 with .664 OPS over two-plus seasons with Red Sox, earning World Series ring in '07.
Joel PineiroRP2007Struggled in closer role (5.03 ERA) during brief stint in Beantown.
John SmoltzSP2009Struggled to find rhythm in Beantown, going 2-5 with 8.32 ERA over 8 starts.
Joe ThurstonOF2008Went hitless in 9 AB with BOS.
Chicago Cubs
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCubs highlights
Mark DeRosa2B, OF, OF, 1B, SS2007-08Super-utilityman batted .289 with .824 OPS over 2 seasons on North Side.
Tony La RussaNA1973Never had plate appearance but scored R as pinch-runner in only CHC appearance.
Todd WellemeyerRP2003-05Turned in 6.19 ERA in 57 relief outings over 3 seasons with CHC.
Chicago White Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsWhite Sox highlights
Dave DuncanPitching Coach1983-86Helped CWS capture AL West title and Majors' best record at 99-63.
Tony La RussaManager1979-86Guided CWS to AL West crown en route to earning Manager of the Year honors in '83.
John RooneyBroadcaster1988-2005Called White Sox World Series championship in '05.
Cincinnati Reds
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsReds highlights
Ryan FranklinRP2006Delivered 4.44. ERA and 1.77 WHIP in 20 G out of 'pen in CIN.
Jason LaRueC1999-2006Steady backup slammed 84 HR over eight seasons in CIN.
Kyle LohseSP2006-07Went 9-17 with 4.58 ERA over season-plus in CIN rotation.
Hal McRaeOF, 2B, 3B1968-72Batted .257 with .716 OPS in 4 seasons after breaking in with CIN.
Hal McRaeHitting Coach1995-96CIN finished 2nd in NL in runs scored in both seasons.
Jay RandolphBroadcaster1988Worked alongside Hall of Fame C Johnny Bench.
Dennys ReyesRP1998-2001Finished with 4.39 ERA in 170 games (14 starts) over 3-plus seasons with CIN.
Cleveland Indians
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsIndians highlights
Mark DeRosa3B, OF, 1B, DH2009Smacked 13 HR with 50 RBIs while primarily playing 3B before midseason trade to STL.
Dave DuncanC1973-74Hit .215 with 33 HR in 231 G with CLE.
Ryan LudwickOF2003-05Batted .247 with 13 HR in 227 AB over 3 seasons with Tribe.
Colorado Rockies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRockies highlights
Matt HollidayOF2004-08A-lister hit .319 with 128 HR, 483 RBIs and .552 SLG in 5 seasons with COL.
John MozeliakFront Office1993-95Worked with Walt Jocketty, whom he succeeded as STL GM in '07.
Dennys ReyesRP2002Produced 4.24 ERA over 43 relief appearances in COL.
Detroit Tigers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTigers highlights
Trever MillerRP, SP1996Allowed 17 ER in 16 2/3 IP over 5 appearances (4 starts) during debut season.
Florida Marlins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMarlins highlights
Jay RandolphBroadcaster1993-2001"Was organization's first play-by-play voice.
Todd WellemeyerRP2006Posted 5.48 ERA in 18 games as reliever in FLA.
Houston Astros
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAstros highlights
Julio LugoSS, 2B, OF2000-03Hit .268 with 46 SB and 222 R over 3-plus seasons with HOU.
Trever MillerRP1998-99, 2006-07Had 3.96 ERA in 230 appearances (1 start) across 4 seasons with HOU.
Kansas City Royals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRoyals highlights
Al HraboskyRP1978-79Finished 2-year stint as Royal with 17-11 record, 3.28 ERA and 31 SV.
Jason LaRueC2007Struggled to .148 AVG in 169 AB in lone season with KC.
Hal McRaeOF, DH1973-87Finished fourth in AL MVP voting for second time and led AL with 133 RBIs in '82.
Hal McRaeManager1991-94Led KC to winning record in 3 of 4 seasons at helm.
Dennys ReyesRP2004Sported 4.75 ERA in 40 outings (12 starts) with KC.
Todd WellemeyerRP2006-07Finished with 5.08 ERA in 40 relief appearances over parts of 2 campaigns.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAngels highlights
Troy Glaus3B, DH, SS1998-2004Smacked 182 HR -- including AL-leading 47 in '00 -- over 7 seasons with Halos.
Los Angeles Dodgers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDodgers highlights
Julio Lugo2B, 3B, OF2006Struggled to .219 AVG while playing 2B, 3B and OF over half season.
Trever MillerRP2000Surrendered 6 ER over 2 1/3 IP out of 'pen.
Dennys ReyesRP, SP1997-98Sported 4.16 ERA in 25 appearances (8 starts).
Joe Thurston2B2002-04Batted .275 in 40 AB over parts of 3 seasons.
Minnesota Twins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTwins highlights
Kyle LohseSP, RP2001-06Finished with 51-57 record and 4.88 ERA primarily as SP over 6 seasons in MIN.
Dave McKay3B, SS1975-76Batted .228 in 263 AB over 2 seasons.
Dennys ReyesRP2006-07Dominated AL opponents with 10-1 record and 2.14 ERA in 191 relief appearances over 3 years.
New York Mets
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMets highlights
Jose OquendoSS1983-84Batted .217 with 18 SB in 201 G after breaking in with NYM.
Oakland Athletics
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsA's highlights
Dave DuncanC1964-72Earned All-Star honors in '71, batting .253 with 14 HR and 40 RBIs.
Dave DuncanPitching Coach1986-1995Helped OAK lead AL in ERA from '88-90.
Matt HollidayOF2009First-time American Leaguer batted .286 with 11 HR and 12 SB during half season in OAK.
Tony La RussaSS, 2B, 3B1963-71Batted just .195 in 169 AB with A's.
Tony La RussaManager1986-95Led OAK to 3 straight Fall Classic appearances from '88-90, winning '89 World Series.
Dave McKay2B, 3B, SS1980-82Posted .237 AVG in 3 seasons of part-time action with OAK.
Dave McKayBullpen Coach, Bench Coach, First-Base Coach1989-1995Helped A's to '89 World Series championship as first-base coach.
Philadelphia Phillies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPhillies highlights
Ryan FranklinRP2006Posted 4.58 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 46 relief appearances.
Kyle LohseSP, RP2007Produced 3-0 record and 4.72 ERA in 13 G (11 starts).
Hal McRaeHitting Coach1997-2000Helped PHI finish fourth in NL in AVG in '99.
Trever MillerRP2000Gave up 13 ER over 14 IP as reliever.
Joe Thurston2B, OF2006Went 4-for-18 (.222 AVG) in lone stint with PHI.
Pittsburgh Pirates
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPirates highlights
Dennys ReyesRP2003Allowed 12 ER in 10 1/3 relief IP with PIT.
San Diego Padres
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPadres highlights
Khalil GreeneSS2003-08Defensive wizard racked up 27 HR, 44 2B and 97 RBIs en route to career year in '07.
Dennys ReyesRP2005Posted 5.15 ERA over 36 appearances in SD.
Seattle Mariners
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMariners highlights
Dave DuncanPitching Coach1982-1983Helped SEA lead AL in Ks in '82.
Ryan FranklinRP1999-2005Went 35-50 with 4.34 as starter and reliever after breaking in with SEA.
Joel PineiroSP, RP2000-06Went 37-20 in first 4 seasons with club before going 21-35 in last 3.
San Francisco Giants
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsGiants highlights
Joe PettiniSS, 3B, 2B1980-83Struggled to .203 AVG in 4 seasons of part-time action during lone big league stint.
Tampa Bay Rays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRays highlights
Julio LugoSS2003-06Batted .287 with 40 HR and 88 SB in 3-plus seasons as everyday SS.
Trever MillerRP2004-05, '08Delivered 3.75 ERA in 189 relief outings across 3 seasons with TB.
Texas Rangers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRangers highlights
Mark DeRosaOF, 2B, 3B, SS2005-2006Thrived in first season as everyday contributor, finishing '06 with .296 AVG, 13 HR and 74 RBIs.
Ryan LudwickOF2002-03Hit just .215 in 107 AB over parts of 2 seasons after breaking in with TEX.
Dennys ReyesRP2002Struggled to 6.38 ERA in 15 outings (5 starts) with TEX.
Toronto Blue Jays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBlue Jays highlights
Chris CarpenterSP, RP1997-2002Went 49-50 with 4.83 ERA during first six big league seasons.
Troy Glaus3B, 1B, SS, DH2006-07Cranked 58 HR and plated 166 runs during 2-year stint in TOR.
Dave McKay2B, 3B, SS1977-79Hit .238 with .619 OPS during only big league season as everyday player in '78.
Trever MillerRP2003Sported 4.61 ERA in 79 relief appearances with TOR.
Washington Nationals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsNationals highlights
Hal McRaeHitting Coach1990Helped Expos to 85-77 mark in lone season with club.
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Alabama
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Marty MasonBullpen CoachHigh School: Central Alabama Academy (Barachias)
Colby RasmusOFHigh School: Russell County (Seale)
Arkansas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Ryan FranklinRPBorn: Fort Smith, Ark.
California
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Troy Glaus3BBorn: Tarzana, Calif.; High School: Carlsbad; College: UCLA
Kyle LohseSPBorn: Chico, Calif.; High School: Hamilton Union (Hamilton City); College: Butte CC
Brendan RyanSS, 2BBorn: Los Angeles, Calif.; High School: Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks)
Skip Schumaker2BBorn: Torrance, Calif.; High School: Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo); College: University of California-Santa Barbara
Joe Thurston3BBorn: Fairfield, Calif.; High School: Vallejo; College: Sacramento City CC
Florida
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Rick AnkielOFBorn: Fort Pierce, Fla.; High School: Port St. Lucie
Khalil GreeneSSHigh School: Key West
Tony La RussaManagerBorn: Tampa, Fla; High School: Jefferson (Tampa); College: University of South Florida
Ryan LudwickOFBorn: Satellite Beach, Fla.
Hal McRaeBatting CoachBorn: Avon Park, Fla.
Joel PineiroSPHigh School: Colonial (Orlando); College: Edison CC
Georgia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mitchell BoggsSP, RPBorn: Dalton, Ga.; High School: Dalton; College: University of Georgia
Joe PettiniBench CoachCollege: Mercer University
Colby RasmusOFBorn: Columbus, Ga.
Adam WainwrightSPBorn: Brunswick, Ga.; High School: Glynn Academy (Brunswick)
Idaho
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brendan RyanSS, 2BCollege: Lewis-Clark State College
Kentucky
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Marty MasonBullpen CoachBorn: Central City, Ky.; College: Western Kentucky University
Trever MillerRPBorn: Louisville. Ky.; High School: Trinity (Louisville)
Todd WellemeyerSP, RPBorn: Louisville, Ky.; High School: Eastern (Louisville); College: Bellarmine
Michigan
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jason MotteRPBorn: Port Huron, Mich.
John SmoltzSPBorn: Warren, Mich.; High School: Waverly (Lansing)
Missouri
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Kyle McClellanRPBorn: Florissant, Mo.; High School: Hazelwood West (Florissant)
Jeff MurphyCoachBorn: St. Louis, Mo.
Albert Pujols1BHigh School: Fort Osage (Independence); College: Maple Woods CC
Nebraska
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jeff MurphyCoachCollege: University of Nebraska
Nevada
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Ryan LudwickOFHigh School: Durango (Las Vegas); College: University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Brad ThompsonRP, SPBorn: Las Vegas, Nev.; High School: Cimarron Memorial (Las Vegas)
New Jersey
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mark DeRosa2B, 3B, OFBorn: Passaic, N.J.; High School: Bergen Catholic (Oradell)
New York
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Julio LugoSSHigh School: Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn)
Jason MotteRPHigh School: Valley Central (Montgomery); College: Iona
New Hampshire
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chris CarpenterSPBorn: Exeter, N.H.; High School: Trinity (Manchester)
Oklahoma
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Ryan FranklinRPHigh School: Spiro; College: Seminole JC
Matt HollidayOFBorn: Stillwater, Okla.; High School: Stillwater
Julio LugoSSCollege: Connors State JC
Pennsylvania
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mark DeRosa2B, 3B, OFCollege: University of Pennsylvania
Khalil GreeneSSBorn: Butler, Pa.
South Carolina
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Khalil GreeneSSCollege: Clemson University
Texas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Dave DuncanPitching CoachBorn: Dallas, Texas
Jason LaRueCBorn: Houston, Texas; High School: Smithson Valley; College: Dallas Baptist University
Utah
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brad ThompsonRP, SPCollege: Dixie State JC
Washington
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Blake HawksworthRPHigh School: Eastlake (Sammamish); College: Bellevue CC
West Virginia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Joe PettiniBench CoachBorn: Wheeling, W.V.; High School: Brooke (Wellsburg)
Canada
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Blake HawksworthRPBorn: North Vancouver, B.C.
Domincan Republic
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Julio LugoSSBorn: Barahona, D.R.
Albert Pujols1BBorn: Santo Domingo, D.R.
Mexico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Dennys ReyesRPBorn: Higuera de Zaragoza, Mex.; High School: Ignacio Zaragoza
Puerto Rico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Yadier MolinaCBorn: Bayamon, P.R.; High School: Ladislao Martinez (Maestro Ladi)
Jose OquendoThird-Base CoachBorn: Rio Piedras, P.R.
Joel PineiroSPBorn: Rio Piedras, P.R.