Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Board:
Jim Hannan, Chairman
Fred Valentine, Vice President and Secretary
Joseph Garagiola Jr.
Jim "Mudcat" Grant
Brooks Robinson, President Non-Board Member
Sam Moore, Assistant Secretary
Major League Alumni Marketing Board:
Jerry Moses, Chairman
Fergie Jenkins, Vice President Non-Board Member
Tom Seaver, President Non-Board Member
Dave Winfield, Vice President Non-Board Member
Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Officers:
Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Board:
Notre Dame graduate Jim Hannan's 254 strikeouts (in only 196 innings) in his first pro season led the New York-Penn League in 1961, but he was always plagued by control problems. Taken from the Red Sox organization by the Senators in the second expansion draft, his best year was 1968, when he went 10-6 for the 65-96 Washington team. The lifetime .091 hitter struck out in 13 consecutive at-bats in 1968, an AL record. Hannan was a player representative, and his master's thesis on the Major League pension plan was used by Marvin Miller to acquaint himself with baseball's benefit system.
Fred Valentine was an outfielder in 1959 and 1963-68 primarily with the Senators. He was the Carolina League player of the year hitting .319. In 1966, he had 16 homeruns and led the Senators with 29 doubles and 140 hits. He was also Sports Illustrated's Player of the Week and MVP of the Senators in 1966.
Sandy Alderson is the CEO of the San Diego Padres and was formerly the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball. He guided the Oakland Athletics to four division titles, three pennants and the 1989 World Series while he was the team's general manager.
John Doherty was a right-handed pitcher from 1992-1996, primarily with the Detroit Tigers. He led the Tigers in ERA in 1992, when he posted a 7-4 record with 3 saves. In 1993, he led the Tigers in wins with 14.
Denny Doyle was a second baseman from 1970-1977, primarily with the Red Sox and Phillies. A career .250 hitter, he hit .298 for 1975 American League Champion Boston Red Sox.
Brian Fisher was a right-handed pitcher from 1985 to 1992, primarily with the Pirates. His career totals include 640 innings pitched with 370 strikeouts. A relief star for the 1985 Yankees, he led AL rookies with 14 saves while posting a 2.38 ERA. He became a starter in 1987 after 126 straight relief appearances and proceeded to finish among the league leaders in complete games and shutouts.
Joe Garagiola Jr. is the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball. He was previously the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Doug Glanville was an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers from 1996-2004. In his nine-year career, Glanville batted .277 with 1,100 hits and 168 stolen bases.
The colorful "Mudcat" Grant was not only a 14-year Major League pitcher but a broadcaster and entertainer. He spent his first seven-plus seasons with the Indians, compiling a 67-63 record. He then reached his pinnacle with the 1965 pennant-winning Twins, leading the AL in victories and winning percentage (21-7, .750) and in shutouts (six). He defeated the Dodgers in the World Series opener, 8-2, lost Game Four, 7-2, and won Game Six, 5-1, helping himself with a three-run homer. He worked mostly in relief after his trade to the Dodgers in November of 1967 and in 1969 recorded the expansion Expos' first win. With Oakland and Pittsburgh in 1970, he went 8-3 (1.87) with 24 saves. Sporting muttonchop sideburns, he was the lead singer of a group called "Mudcat and the Kittens."
Rich Hand was a Major League righty from 1970-1973, primarily with the Indians and Rangers. He won 10 games for the Rangers in 1972, while carrying a 3.32 ERA. Hend posted 24 wins and three saves before arm troubles cut his career short.
Steve Rogers was a right-handed pitcher from 1973 to 1985 with the Montreal Expos. His career totals include 2,839 innings pitched, 158 wins and a 3.17 ERA. The winningest pitcher in Expos history, he cracked double figures in wins in 10 of his first 11 Major League seasons and was a five-time NL All-Star selection. He led the NL in ERA in 1982 while winning a career high 19 games. He currently serves as a special assistant with the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Will Royster joined the Orioles as a catcher in the 1981 season. He was selected the Double-A Charlotte Orioles MVP in 1981 after setting club records with 31 home runs, 88 RBIs and 53 stolen bases. He finished among the Southern League leaders in at-bats (2nd), home runs (3rd), total bases (3rd), runs (4th) and RBI (9th).
A pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1974, Jim Sadowski appeared in four games.
Jose Valdivieso was a shortstop from 1955-56 and '59-61 with the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins. He hit a lifetime .219 with 85 RBIs.
Major League Baseball Players Alumni Marketing Board:
Jerry Moses played catcher for the Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox from 1965-1975. Moses was an All-Star in 1970, hitting .275 with six home runs and 35 RBIs.
Orestes Destrade Cucuas is a retired Major League Baseball infielder. He played four seasons (1987-88 and 1993-94) for three teams including two seasons for the Florida Marlins. He is currently a broadcaster with ESPN.
Noah Garden is the senior vice president of e-commerce for Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
Paul Hartzell played six seasons for the California Angels, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers. On Sept. 9, 1976, while with the California Angels, Hartzell set a franchise record for most hits allowed by a starting pitcher in one start.
Al Leiter was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1984, and the left-hander made his Major League debut for the team on Sept. 17, 1987. He played in parts of 19 Major League seasons with four teams (the Yankees, 1987-89, 2005; Toronto Blue Jays, 1989-95; Florida Marlins, 1996-97, 2005; and New York Mets, 1998-2004).
Ethan Orlinsky is Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Major League Baseball Properties.
Jim Poole was a left-handed pitcher from 1990-2000, primarily with the Orioles and Indians. He pitched in two LCS and one World Series, as member of the 1995 pennant-winning Indians. Poole posted 22 wins and four saves over his career. As a go-to situational reliever, he carried a career 2.47 postseason ERA.
Setting the standard by which all who follow him are judged, Brooks Robinson played third base with style class, and an uncanny ability to turn in spectacular plays with startling regularity for 23 seasons. In 16 of those seasons, he was the Gold Glove award winner. For 15 straight seasons, he was the American League's starting All-Star third baseman. He led AL third basemen in assists eight times and in fielding 11 times. He holds almost every lifetime defensive record for third baseman by a wide margin: most games (2,870), best fielding percentage (.971), most putouts (2,697), most assists (6,205), most chances (9,165), and most double plays (618). Brooks Robinson played third base from 1955-1977 with the Baltimore Orioles. Robinson's career totals include 2,896 games played, a career batting average of .267 with 1,357 RBI and 268 home runs. Robinson appeared in five American League Championship Series and four World Series and was the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1964. He won an amazing 16 Gold Gloves and, for 15 straight seasons, was the American League's starting third baseman in the All-Star game. He led American League third basemen in assists eight times and in fielding 11 times. One of the game's greatest ambassadors both on and off the field, he was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1983, which drew one of the largest crowds in Cooperstown history and was also selected to Major League Baseball's All-CenturyTeam in 1999.
One of the premiere pitchers of the 1960s and 70s, Ferguson Jenkins played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. Jenkins will best be remembered for his two stints with the Cubs from 1966-73 and again from 1982-83. As a Cub, he won his only Cy Young Award in 1971, going 24-1 with a 2.77 ERA. Jenkins was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
Tom Seaver was a right-handed pitcher from 1967-1986, primarily with the New York Mets. His career totals include 311 wins, a 2.86 ERA and five 20-win seasons. The 1967 Rookie of the Year, he is a three-time Cy Young winner (1969, '73, '75), led the league in wins three times (1969, '75, '81) and was an 11-time All-Star selection. The 17th 300-game winner in Major League history, he set a Major League record by striking out 200 or more hitters in 10 seasons, with nine in a row from 1968-76. He helped lead the Miracle Mets to a World Championship in 1969. Seaver was elected to the Hall of Fame with the greatest majority in history in 1992.
A true five-tool athlete who never spent a day in the Minor Leagues, Dave Winfield played 22 seasons, earning 12 All-Star Game selections. At 6-foot-6, he was an imposing figure and a durable strongman with the rare ability to combine power and consistency. In tours of duty with six Major League teams, Winfield batted .283, hit 465 home runs and amassed 3,110 hits. He was a seven-time Gold Glove winner and helped lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their first World Championship in 1992. Winfield was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.