Thomas Jeffrey Zimmer (born June 30, 1952, in Mobile, Alabama) has held multiple roles in professional baseball. He played in the minor leagues non-consecutively from 1971 to 1979, coached for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1976,managed in the minor leagues from 1977 through 1980 and coached the St. Petersburg Pelicans in 1989. He is currently a scout for the San Francisco Giants.
A catcher, he began his professional career in 1971 at the age of 19 after being taken in the third round of that year's draft. He played until 1979, missing 1976 and 1978, hitting .247 in 318 games. He played in the Cardinals (1971–1975) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1979) organizations.
He managed the Victoria Rosebuds (1977), Butte Copper Kings (1978), Shelby Pirates (1979) and Salinas Angels (1980).
He has scouted for the Giants since at least 1981.
His father was longtime baseball figure Don Zimmer. His uncle, Hal Zimmer, played in the minor leagues in the early 1950s.
Octavio Víctor "Cookie" Rojas Rivas, is a Cuban former professional baseball second baseman / outfielder, coach, and manager, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Royals. A five-time All-Star player, Rojas is currently the Miami Marlins' Spanish-language television color commentator. During his playing days, he stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall, weighing 160 pounds (73 kg). Rojas batted and threw right-handed.
George Arthur Foster is an American former professional baseball player and scout. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder from 1969 through 1986, most notably as an integral member of the Cincinnati Reds dynasty that won four National League pennants and two World Series championships between 1970 and 1976. He also played for the San Francisco Giants, New York Mets and the Chicago White Sox.
Donald William Zimmer was an American infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmer was involved in professional baseball from 1949 until his death, a span of 65 years.
Rufus James Marshall is an American former professional baseball player, manager and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as a first baseman from 1958 through 1962. Marshall managed the Chicago Cubs (1974–76) and the Oakland Athletics (1979) but never enjoyed a winning season in either post. His career big-league managing record was 229–326 (.413) and his 1979 A's squad lost 108 of 162 games (.333). Born in Danville, Illinois, and raised in Long Beach, California, he threw and batted left-handed and was listed as 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall and 190 pounds.
Lawrence William Shepard was an American professional baseball player, manager, and pitching coach. He managed the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball to a 164–155 win-loss record in 1968 and 1969. Although he was born in Lakewood, Ohio (USA), Shepard lived with his family after the age of 14 in Montréal, Québec (Canada), where he attended McGill University.
Brant Michael Brown is an American former professional baseball outfielder and current hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Preston Gómez was a Cuban-born infielder, manager, coach and front-office official in Major League Baseball best known for managing three major league clubs: the San Diego Padres (1969–72), Houston Astros (1974–75) and Chicago Cubs (1980). He was born Pedro Gómez Martínez in Central Preston, Cuba, and was given his nickname in U.S. professional baseball from his birthplace.
Vernon Fred "Vern" Rapp was a Major League Baseball manager and coach. A career minor league catcher and a successful skipper in the minors, Rapp had two brief tours of duty as a big league manager.
David Garcia was an American coach, scout and manager in Major League Baseball who spent over 65 years in professional baseball. He served as manager of the California Angels (1977–78) and Cleveland Indians (1979–82). Including three games as acting manager of the 1975 Indians, during his first coaching tenure there, he compiled a career record of 310 wins and 311 defeats (.499).
Timothy John Foli, is an American former professional baseball player, coach and minor league manager. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a shortstop for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels and New York Yankees from 1970 to 1985. At age 17, Foli was the first pick in the Major League Baseball Draft in 1968 and went on to be a member of the 1979 World Series champion Pirates. Foli was known as a fiery player who was a reliable fielder but only an average hitter. Foli was a free swinger, especially in 1982 when he walked only 14 times, the lowest total ever for 150 or more games played. His free swinging did not aim for the fences, however, as he averaged less than two home runs per season.
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Vernon Adair Benson was an infielder/outfielder, coach, scout and interim manager in American Major League Baseball. During his playing career, he stood 5'11" (180 cm) tall, weighed 180 pounds (82 kg), batted left-handed, and threw right-handed.
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