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Former Cape Leaguers who Played in MLB and Now Coach

07/15/2008 10:51 AM

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Cape League Special                                                                                                    15 July 2008
Where are they now?

28 Former Cape Leaguers Played Major League
Baseball and Now Coach or Manage in the Minors

 

     It happens every summer. Hundreds of college kids descend upon Cape Cod to participate in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Many of them will be drafted by a major league club and be assigned to the minor leagues. Some will eventually make it to the major leagues -- as have more than 735 Cape League alumni who have donned major league uniforms over the years. 

     Most of the players who visit the Cape to play for a season or two, occasionally even three, move on to other careers. Some may stay in baseball as a manager or coach at the high school or college level, while others may leave baseball behind and start careers unrelated to sports. 

     Sometimes, it's easy to follow a ballplayer's career after he leaves the Cape. For example, Frank Thomas (Orleans 1988) has had a Hall of Fame career in Major League Baseball. Others may work their way up through the anonymity of the minor leagues and end up as a major league coach or manager -- such as Brian Butterfield, the current bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays, or Bob Schaefer, Joe Torre’s bench coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

     The following list identifies 28 former Cape Cod players who went on to play in the major leagues and now manage or coach in the minors. Someday, you may see these men back in the big leagues as a coach or manager. Take a look and see if you recognize any players that you thought had left the game but may yet reappear on the Major League Baseball stage.

     If you know of anyone we have overlooked, please contact us. Remember the criteria: They must have played in both the Cape League and the major leagues and now be coaching or managing in the minors. Can you add to the list?

Name Cape Team Years Current Team Position Affiliate Level
Alston, Garvin Brewster '90/'91 Stockton Ports Pitching Coach Oakland A
Bartee, Kimera Hyannis '92 Minor League OF/ Baserunning Coach Pittsburgh Roving
Beltran, Rigo Brewster '89/'90 GCL Reds Pitching Coach Cincinnati A
Bennett, Erik Brewster '88 Salt Lake Bees Pitching Coach LA Angels AAA
Bragg, Darren Cotuit '89 Dayton Dragons Hitting Coach Cincinnati A
Bream, Sid  Falmouth '80 State College Spikes Hitting Coach Pittsburgh A
Coolbaugh, Scott  Chatham '85/'86 Frisco Rough Riders Hitting Coach Texas AA
Curtis, John Chatham '67 West Virginia Power Pitching Coach Milwaukee A
Daneker, Pat Wareham '95/'96 Staten Island Yanks Pitching Coach NY Yankees  A
DiSarcina, Gary  Harwich '87 Lowell Spinners Manager Boston A
Echevarria, Angel Orleans '90 AZL Brewers Hitting Coach Milwaukee A
Forbes, P.J. Chatham '88 Reading Phillies Manager Philadelphia AA
Gale, Rich Falmouth '74 Albuquerque Isotopes Pitching Coach Florida AAA
Green, Gary Chatham '82 Hickory Crawdads Manager Pittsburgh A
Hernandez, Xavier Orleans '85 Durham Bulls Pitching Coach Tampa Bay  AAA
Hough, Charlie Chatham '64 Inland Empire 66ers Pitching Coach LA Dodgers A
Jackson, Ryan Harwich '91 Sarasota Reds Hitting Coach Cincinnati A
Magallanes, Evers Falmouth '86 Rancho Cucamonga Manager LA Angels A
Morman, Russ Orleans '82 Pawtucket Red Sox Hitting Coach Boston AAA
Schuler, Dave Y-D '72/'73 Tri-City Dust Devils Pitching Coach Colorado A
Steverson, Todd Chatham '91 Sacramento Cats Manager Oakland AAA
Teufel, Tim  Cotuit  '79 St. Lucie Mets Manager NY Mets A
Timmons, Ozzie Falmouth '90 Columbus Catfish Hitting Coach Tampa Bay A
Valent, Eric Cotuit '96 Williamsport Cutters Hitting Coach Philadelphia A
Valentin, John Hyannis '88 Inland Empire 66ers Manager LA Dodgers A
Wasinger, Mark Cotuit '81 GLC Red Sox Bench Coach Boston A
Wathan, Dusty Brewster  '94 Williamsport Cutters Manager Philadelphia A
Zinter, Alan  Harwich '88 Missoula Osprey Hitting Coach Arizona A

By Bill Watson, CCBL Public Relations Assistant (wjfwatson@yahoo.com)
 

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