Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Board:
Jim Hannan, Chairman
Fred Valentine, Vice Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer
Brian Fisher, Assistant Secretary
Joseph Garagiola Jr.
Jim "Mudcat" Grant
Brooks Robinson, President Non-Board Member
David Mindell, General Counsel
Sam Moore, Legal Counsel Emeritus
Major League Alumni Marketing Board:
Jim Poole, Chairman
Jerry Moses, Chairman Emeritus
Fergie Jenkins, Vice President Non-Board Member
Tom Seaver, President Non-Board Member
Dave Winfield, Vice President Non-Board Member
Major League Alumni Services Board:
Craig Skok, Chairman
Eddie Robinson, President Emeritus
Steve Rogers, Secretary/Treasurer
Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Officers:
David Mindell, Secretary/Treasurer, General Counsel
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 general manager of the New York Mets and was formerly the CEO of the San Diego Padres and 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.
Mike Myers was a left-handed pitcher from 1995-2007, playing with nine teams in his 13-year career. Myers was a member of the 2004 Red Sox World Series championship team and twice led the American League in single-season games pitched. He currently serves as a special assistant with the Major League Baseball Players Association.
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.
A pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1974, Jim Sadowski appeared in four games.
Fernando Tatís played for 11 seasons in Major League Baseball, spending time between the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets. A versatile player, Tatís played nearly every position during his career. In his 11 seasons, Tatís collected 807 hits for a career batting average of .265, while clubbing 113 homers and posting an OBP of .344. In 1999 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Tatís had the best year of his career when he batted .298 in 149 games, clubbing 34 homers, driving in 107 runs and crossing home plate 104 times. In that same season, Tatís set a Major League record when he slugged two grand slams in one inning, also giving him the single-inning record for runs batted in with eight. Tatis officially joined the MLBPAA Board in 2017.
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.
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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.
Bill Bray played for six seasons in Major League Baseball as a left-handed pitcher, spending time between the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds. Bray made his Major League debut in 2006 and pitched in 258 games during his career.
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.
Evan Kaplan is the Director of Licensing and Business Development for the Major League Baseball Players Association.
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).
Brian McRae was a center fielder from 1990-1999, playing for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays. In his 10 seasons, McRae collected 1,336 hits for a career batting average of .261 as well as 103 homers. McRae had one 20-home run season, one season in which he scored 100 runs and was the NL at-bats leader in 1995. In 2010, McRae coached for the United States in the 2010 World Junior Championship.
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.
Ed Weber is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
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.
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Craig Skok was a left-handed pitcher for four seasons, appearing in 107 games. Skok spent his time in the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves.
Eddie Robinson was a first baseman from 1942-1957, playing for the Cleveland Indians -- with whom he won a World Series championship in 1948 -- Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles. In his 13-year career, Robinson collected 1,146 hits and clubbed 172 homers. Robinson was also a four-time All-Star, had four 20-home run seasons and three 100-RBI seasons.
Chris Archer is a current right-handed pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, having appeared in 128 games so far in his five-year career. Archer is an All-Star who boasts two seasons in which he's thrown at least 200 innings and two 200-strikeouts seasons.
Nelson Cruz is a former right-handed pitcher who spent six years in the Major Leagues, spending time between the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies. Cruz is currently a pitching coach for the Dominican Summer League Padres.
Dexter Fowler is a current center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, having also spent time with the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros. Fowler, an All-Star, won a World Series with the Cubs in 2016, has appeared in 1,064 games and collected 1,001 hits during his nine-year career in the Major Leagues. He also led the National League in triples in 2010.
LaTroy Hawkins was a right-handed pitcher from 1995-2015, spending time primarily with the Minnesota Twins during his Major League career. Hawkins pitched in 1,042 games in his 21-year career and recently coached for the Brazilian National Team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.
Jerry Kindall was an infielder who spent six years in the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins. Kindall appeared in 742 games, collecting 439 hits and clubbing 44 homers. After his professional baseball career ended, Kindall coached for Team USA in the 1979 and 1991 Pan American Games.
Jason Phillips was a right-handed pitcher from 1999-2003, spending time between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians. Phillips also pitched for Team USA in the 2001 Baseball World Cup.
Mike Sweeney was a utility player from 1995-2010, primarily spending his time with the Kansas City Royals. Sweeney appeared in 1,454 games, collected 1,540 hits and clubbed 215 homers during his 16-year career in the Major Leagues. A five-time All-Star, Sweeney also had six 20-home run seasons, two 100-RBI seasons, two seasons in which he scored 100 runs and one 200-hits season.