Washington State University is home to a proud and successful baseball program. The Cougars have been a member of the Pac-12 Conference since 1980. Since then, the program has seen great success, making it to the NCAA tournament numerous times and producing several professional players. Bailey-Brayton Field, the Cougars’ home venue, is a beautiful facility that has been in use for the past 42 years. Whether you’re a Cougar fan or just looking for a great game of baseball, you’ll be sure to find it at Washington State University.
- Adam Conley
- Ron Cey
- Danny Frisella
- Scott Hatteberg
- Mark Hendrickson
- Dave Edler
- Paul Noce
- Don Crow
- Rick Austin
- Todd Belitz
- Mike Kinnunen
- Dave Wainhouse
- Rob Ryan
- Robert Ramsay
- Eric Wilkins
- Mark Small
- Aaron Sele
- Mike Kinkade
- Doug Sisk
- Art McLarney
- Jack Spring
- Cliff Chambers
- Greg Garrett
- Joe McIntosh
- Ted Tappe
- Wes Stock
- Ed Bouchee
- Tom Niedenfuer
- Tom McGraw
- Chuck Brayton
- Brian Green
- Anthony Claggett
- Ian Hamilton
- Don Long
- Joe Urbon
- William Roffler
- Marty Lees
- Dan Spencer
- Donnie Marbut
- Jim Horner
- Buck Bailey
1. Adam Conley
Adam Conley was drafted in the first round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Marlins out of high school. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Marlins in 2010 and had an impressive year, going 10-5 with a 2.68 ERA in 26 games (22 starts).
After being promoted to Double-A Jacksonville for 2011, he continued to put up good numbers, posting a 9-4 record with a 2.98 ERA in 19 starts. His 2012 campaign was less successful as he posted a 5-10 record but did have better control, walking just 3 batters per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per game on average.
In 2013 Conley finally broke through and had one of his best seasons yet, posting career highs across the board including 15 wins (tied for second all time among Mariners farmhands), 4 shutouts (tied for third all time) and an opponent batting average of .217 (seventh lowest ever recorded by a Mariner starting pitcher).
Despite missing some early action due to injury, Conley finished 2014 strong whereupon he signed another contract extension with Seattle that will keep him at Safeco Field through 2019.
which is pretty damn sweet if you ask me.
Also Played For: 2011 mlb draft
2. Ron Cey
- 6× All-Star (1974–1979), World Series champion (1981), World Series MVP (1981)
Ron Cey was a third baseman who played his entire career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in 1965, but he did not sign and instead attended college at Washington State.
In 1971, he made his MLB debut for the Dodgers and stayed with them until 1987. During that time, Ron Cey won three NL MVP Awards (in 1974, 1976 and 1977) as well as six Gold Glove Awards; all of which are still records for an American third baseman.
After leaving LA, Ron Cey spent several years playing in Japan before retiring from baseball in 1991 Ron Cey was one of the best hitters in Dodger history and helped lead them to championships during the 1970s.
He had a batting average of .261 with 316 home runs and 1,139 RBIs over his career. In 1981, he led the Dodgers to their first World Series win since 1965, becoming only the second player (along with Willie Mays) ever to win both an MVP award and a championship in the same season.
Cey retired after playing for Oakland from 1987-88 and then returned as manager of the Cubs before retiring for good at age 50 in 1992.
3. Danny Frisella
Danny Frisella was one of the most promising young pitchers in baseball when he died in a car accident at the age of 30. Danny Frisella was a hard-throwing left-hander who made his MLB debut with the New York Mets in 1967.
Danny Frisella was tragically killed in a car accident less than a year after making his MLB debut. Danny Frisella was a very popular pitcher among his teammates and the Mets fans. Danny Frisella was posthumously inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 2006.
Danny Frisella's death has left a permanent void in the Mets organization. Danny Frisella's death is a reminder that life is never guaranteed and that we should never take anything for granted. Danny Frisella's death is a tragic reminder that baseball is a dangerous sport.
Danny Frisella's death is a reminder that we should never drink and drive.
4. Scott Hatteberg
Scott Hatteberg is a former first baseman and catcher who played in the MLB for the Boston Red Sox. Hatteberg had a successful MLB career, hitting over .300 with over 1,000 hits and 100 RBI.
He also had some successful seasons in the minor leagues, playing for the Red Sox' Double-A affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, in 1992 and 1993. Hatteberg was traded to the Oakland Athletics in 1997, where he played for two seasons.
Hatteberg was then traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2001, where he played for four seasons. He was then traded to the Kansas City Royals in 2006, where he played for two seasons. Hatteberg retired after the 2008 season. Hatteberg is currently a scout for the Red Sox.
Hatteberg was born in Salem, Oregon, in 1969. Hatteberg was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2002 draft.
He made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics in 2002. Hatteberg was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2006. Hatteberg was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 2008.
Hatteberg was released by the Boston Red Sox in 2010. Hatteberg signed with the Kansas City Royals in 2011. Hatteberg was released by the Kansas City Royals in 2012. Hatteberg signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2013. Hatteberg was released by the Seattle Mariners in 2014.
5. Mark Hendrickson
- High school: Mount Vernon, (Mount Vernon, Washington)
- College: Washington State (1992–1996)
- NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
- Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
- Playing career: 1996–2000
- Position: Power forward
- Number: 14, 42
- 1996–1997: Philadelphia 76ers
- 1997: La Crosse Bobcats
- 1997–1998: Sacramento Kings
- 1999: La Crosse Bobcats
- 1999: New Jersey Nets
- 1999–2000: Cleveland Cavaliers
- 2000: New Jersey Nets
- 2000: La Crosse Bobcats
- 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (1995, 1996)
- Points: 381 (3.3 ppg)
- Rebounds: 316 (2.8 rpg)
Mark Hendrickson made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002. He would spend seven seasons with the Blue Jays before moving on to the Baltimore Orioles in 2009.
Hendrickson had a mixed MLB career, with a 58-74 record and a 5.03 ERA. He was known for his strikeouts and helped the Orioles to the playoffs in 2011. Hendrickson is now retired and lives in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Hendrickson was a standout high school player and was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1996 NBA draft.
Hendrickson played for the 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Toronto Blue Jays in his career. Hendrickson was traded to the Florida Marlins in 2008 and played for them until he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2011.
Hendrickson has averaged 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in his career. Hendrickson is a two-time All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2009.
Hendrickson is a father of four and has announced that he will retire after the 2013 season. Hendrickson has been involved in charitable work throughout his career and has donated $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Hendrickson was inducted into the Washington State Hall of Fame in 2013. Hendrickson is currently an analyst for the NBA on TNT.
6. Dave Edler
Dave Edler was a third baseman for the Boston Red Sox from 1981 to 1986. He was a part of the team that won the 1986 World Series. He was also a part of the team that lost in the 1986 playoffs.
He was a part of the team that won the 1986 American League Championship. He has since been a part of the LDS Church's Church Leadership Council. He has also served as a missionary for the LDS Church.
Dave Edler was born on August 5, 1956 in Sioux City, Iowa. He is a member of the LDS Church. He has served as a bishop and an elder in the church. Dave Edler was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 6th round of the 1980 amateur draft.
He made his MLB debut with the Mariners in 1980. Edler played for the Mariners until 1983. He had a batting average of .216 and 36 RBIs in his career.
Edler played for the Mariners' AAA team, the Tacoma Rainiers, in 1984 and 1985. He then played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 1988.
Edler played for the Montreal Expos from 1989 to 1992. He then played for the San Diego Padres from 1993 to 1997. Edler played for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1998 to 2001.
7. Paul Noce
Paul Noce was a right-handed infielder who played in the MLB for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. He made his MLB debut in 1987 and played until 1990.
Paul Noce was a solid hitter and thrower, but never achieved the same level of success in the MLB as he had in his minor league career. Paul Noce is now retired from baseball and living in San Francisco.
Paul Noce was the bench coach for the Cincinnati Reds in 1990 and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992-1993, helping the team to a combined record of 54-104. Noce is originally from the Chicago Cubs and played for them from 1987-1990.
He has also been a coach in the Korea Baseball Organization, where he was manager of the Taepyungyang Dolphins from 1993-1994. Noce is currently the hitting coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. He was born on October 4, 1956 in Bloomington, Illinois.
Noce is a graduate of Bradley University, where he played baseball for the Bradley Braves. He has two daughters, Nicole and Maddy.
Noce's first coaching job was as the hitting coach for the Bradley Braves, where he worked from 1989-1991. He was then named the bench coach for the Cincinnati Reds in 1990 and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992-1993.
8. Don Crow
Crow was a catcher in the MLB for 16 seasons. Crow compiled a .253 batting average with 87 home runs and 514 RBI in 1,419 games played. Crow was a member of the Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, and Cleveland Indians.
Crow was elected to the MLB All-Star Game in 1991 and 1992. Crow was a nominee for the American League MVP Award in 1990 and 1992. Crow was inducted into the California Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. Crow currently serves as the bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians.
Crow was drafted by the LA Dodgers in the 9th round of the 1978 amateur draft. Crow made his MLB debut for the Dodgers on July 25, 1982.
Crow would play in a total of 4 MLB games for the Dodgers in 1982. Crow's MLB batting average was .000. Crow played his final MLB game with the Dodgers on August 1, 1982.
Crow is now a baseball coach and scout. Crow is most known for his work as a coach with the Cardinals organization. Crow is a graduate of the University of Arizona. Crow has two sons, one of which is also a baseball coach.
9. Rick Austin
Rick Austin is a pitcher who played in the MLB for the Cleveland Indians. He made his MLB debut on June 21, 1970. Austin was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the eleventh round of the 1967 amateur draft.
Austin spent thirteen seasons in the MLB, with stints with the Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, and Seattle Mariners. Austin is best known for his time with the Cleveland Indians, where he won two Cy Young Awards and was twice named to the All-Star team.
Austin retired from the MLB in 1984. Since retiring from the MLB, Austin has worked as a pitching coach for various teams. In 2014, Austin was elected to the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame. Rick Austin was an All-Star player in his prime and helped the Milwaukee Brewers win a championship in 1975.
He was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1971 and played for them until 1971. He then played for the Hankyu Braves from 1974-1976.
He was then traded to the Milwaukee Brewers and helped them win a championship in 1976. He then retired from baseball. He is currently a broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers.
He is also a baseball coach. He has two children. He is currently a broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers and a baseball coach.
10. Todd Belitz
Todd Belitz is a pitcher who has played in the MLB for the Oakland Athletics. He was born on October 23, 1975, in Des Moines, Iowa. Belitz has played in over 1,000 games in the MLB, and has a career record of 77-84.
He has played in the MLB for 16 seasons, and was a member of the Athletics until 2007. Belitz is a left-handed pitcher, and has a fastball that averages around 93 mph. He has also thrown a slider and a change-up, and is known for his control and ability to make hitters hit into mistakes.
Belitz is a three-time member of the MLB All-Star Team, and has also won a World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2004.
He is currently a free agent, and has not played in the MLB since the 2007 season. Belitz has two children, and is married to his wife, Christie. Todd Belitz is a former pitcher for the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies.
Todd Belitz was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the third round of the 1999 MLB draft. Todd Belitz made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics in 2000. Todd Belitz was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 2001.
Todd Belitz finished his MLB career with the Colorado Rockies in 2001. Todd Belitz has a win-loss record of 1-1 and an earned run average of 6.39.
Todd Belitz has struck out 8 batters in his MLB career. Todd Belitz is now a pitching coach for the Colorado Rockies.
11. Mike Kinnunen
Kinnunen was a pitcher in the major leagues for a brief period of time. He had a win-loss record of 0-0. Kinnunen was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1958.
He played for the Minnesota Twins in 1980, and the Baltimore Orioles in 1987. Kinnunen is now retired from baseball. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1980 and played for the team until 1986.
He was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1987 and played for them until 1988. He played in the amateur world series with the United States in 1978 and won the championship. He played in the minor leagues for the Baltimore Orioles and the Minnesota Twins.
He was released by the Minnesota Twins in 1988 and signed with the Baltimore Orioles. He played for the Baltimore Orioles for two more seasons before he was released in 1990.
He was signed by the Atlanta Braves and played for them for two seasons. He was signed by the Kansas City Royals and played for them for one season.
He retired from professional baseball in 1992.
12. Dave Wainhouse
Dave Wainhouse is a relief pitcher who has played in the MLB for over 20 years. He was originally drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1991 and made his MLB debut with the team that season.
He has since played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, and Atlanta Braves, among others. He has had a successful career, accumulating an overall record of 173-158 with a 3.51 ERA.
He has been a part of several playoff teams, most notably the Blue Jays in 1992 and the Rockies in 2007. He has also been named to several All-Star teams and has won two Silver Slugger Awards. In 2011, Wainhouse was announced as a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
He continues to play in the minor leagues, most recently for the Omaha Storm Chasers. Dave Wainhouse was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1991, but never played for them.
He was signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1993, and played with them for two seasons. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1996, and played with them for one season.
He was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 1998, and played with them for two seasons. He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2000, and has been with them ever since.
He has played in over 2,000 games in his career, and has a win-loss record of 2-3. He has struck out 66 batters in those games, and has an ERA of 7.37. He has played for seven different teams in his career, and has won two championships with the Cardinals.
Dave Wainhouse is a veteran player, and has been in the league for over 20 years.
13. Rob Ryan
Rob Ryan made his MLB debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1999. He batted left and threw left. He has also played for the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, and New York Mets.
In 2011, Ryan was the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. He was fired from his position with the Ravens in 2013. Ryan was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014.
In his first season in that position, the Eagles led the league in total defense. Ryan was named the NFL Defensive Coordinator of the Year in 2016. Ryan is also a Fox Sports analyst. Rob Ryan played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics from 1999 to 2001.
Rob Ryan was a good hitter who hit for a batting average of .234 and home runs of 2. Rob Ryan was also a good fielder, scoring 7 runs batted in.
Rob Ryan was a good player, and was a part of two teams that made it to the playoffs. Rob Ryan was a great player, and was a fan favorite for both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics.
Rob Ryan is a great ballplayer, and will be missed by many fans. Rob Ryan was a great player, and we will miss him.
14. Robert Ramsay
Robert Ramsay was a pitcher who played in the Major Leagues for six seasons. He was most notable for his time with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, where he was a part of the team that reached the 2004 World Series.
Ramsay also spent time with the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers, among other teams. He died in 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Robert Ramsay was42 years old when he died. Robert Ramsay made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 1999.
He went 1-3 with a 4.19 ERA in his three seasons with the Mariners. After leaving the Mariners, Ramsay played for the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers. Ramsay has a career record of 43-31 with a 4.19 ERA. He was a member of the American League All-Star team in 2000.
Ramsay was released by the Rangers in 2001. He retired from baseball in 2002. Robert Ramsay is now a baseball analyst for ESPN. He was born on August 27, 1967.
15. Eric Wilkins
Eric Wilkins was a pitcher who played in the MLB for the Cleveland Indians from 1979 to 1988. Wilkins was a part of the Indians team that won the American League Championship in 1984 and 1985.
Wilkins was a two-time All-Star and won the Cy Young Award in 1986. Wilkins retired from the MLB after the 1988 season. Wilkins has since worked as a broadcaster for the Indians and the Atlanta Braves.
He is currently a special assistant to the general manager for the Braves. Wilkins has three children and two grandchildren. He is a member of the Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame. Wilkins is currently a pitching coach for the Columbia Fireflies in the low-A Midwest League.
Eric Wilkins was an All-Star pitcher in both the American and National Leagues. He was a key part of the Cleveland Indians' 1979 World Series victory. Eric Wilkins was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. Eric Wilkins passed away in February of 2014.
16. Mark Small
Mark Small was a pitcher who spent most of his career with the Seattle Mariners. He won a World Series with the Mariners in 2001 and made three All-Star teams.
He was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, and died a year later. Small was a hard-throwing right-hander who could reach the mid-90s on the fastball. He was a key part of the Mariners' 2001 World Series victory and was named the Series MVP.
Small was a popular player with his teammates and was known for his infectious smile and sense of humor. He is survived by his wife and two young children. The Mariners dedicated their 2014 season to Small's memory. He was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in 2016.
Mark Small made his MLB debut with the Houston Astros in 1996. Small recorded a win-loss record of 0-1 with an ERA of 5.92. He struck out 16 batters in his lone MLB season. Small played for the Houston Astros in 1996. Mark Small is a former MLB player.
17. Aaron Sele
- 2× All-Star (1998, 2000)
Sele, 52, made his MLB debut for the Boston Red Sox in 1993. He also played for the New York Mets from 2007 to 2007. Sele is a pitcher who has a 3.86 ERA in 599 career games.
He is a right-handed batter and throws from the right side. Sele has been a valuable player for the Mets, providing some stability at the starting pitching position. In 2006, Sele was selected to the All-Star Game.
Sele is a respected veteran in the Mets organization and is still considered a part of the team. Sele is married and has two children. Sele resides in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Aaron Sele was a dominant pitcher during his time in the major leagues.
He was a two-time All-Star and had a record of 148-112. Sele was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1993 and spent five seasons with the team before joining the Texas Rangers in 1998. Sele spent two seasons with the Rangers before joining the Seattle Mariners in 2000.
Sele spent five seasons with the Mariners, winning two Cy Young Awards and finishing second in the voting in 2002. Sele joined the Anaheim Angels in 2004 and won his first Cy Young Award that season. Sele signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2005 and won a record-tying fourth Cy Young Award in 2007.
Sele retired after the 2007 season and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013.
18. Mike Kinkade
Mike Kinkade is a 49-year-old utility player and coach for the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners in the NCAA Division I baseball conference. Kinkade was drafted by the Mets in 1998 and played for them for three seasons before being traded to the Dodgers in 2003.
His best season came in 2003 when he hit .256 with 13 home runs in 112 games. After a year with the Dodgers, he signed with the Tigers and played for them for two more seasons. Kinkade retired from baseball in 2004 and has since been working as a coach for the Roadrunners.
He is a three-time All-Star and was a part of the Mets team that made it to the World Series in 2000. Kinkade is married with two children and lives in California.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing. Kinkade is a popular figure in baseball and is known for his upbeat and positive attitude on and off the field.
19. Doug Sisk
- World Series champion (1986)
Doug Sisk was a pitcher in the major leagues for over 20 years. Doug Sisk was known for his strong pitch control, which made him one of the best pitchers in the league.
Doug Sisk also had a good eye at the plate, which made him a dangerous hitter as well. Doug Sisk retired from the MLB in 1991, after playing for the Atlanta Braves. After his retirement, Doug Sisk became a coach for the Mets.
Doug Sisk passed away in 2018, at the age of 65. Doug Sisk was a pitcher for the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was a key part of the Mets' World Series championship in 1986. Sisk was a three-time All-Star and won two Gold Glove Awards.
He had a record of 22-20 with a 3.27 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 299 games. Sisk retired after the 1995 season. He is currently a broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves.
20. Art McLarney
Art McLarney was a key player on the Seattle Mariners from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. McLarney was a left-handed infielder and threw right-handed.
He was a two-time All-Star and won the batting title in 1954. He was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame in 1985. McLarney died in 1984 at the age of 76.
McLarney was a standout catcher for the Giants from 1932-1934. He was a three-time All-Star and finished his career with a .130 batting average. McLarney was traded to the St.
Louis Browns in 1935 and finished his career with the Browns. McLarney was inducted into the Giants Hall of Fame in 1978. He died in 1985 at the age of 73.
21. Jack Spring
Jack Spring was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1955 to 1963. Spring was a right-handed pitcher who averaged over 23 strikeouts per season.
Spring was also known for his durability, pitching in over 1,500 games in his career. Spring died at the age of 82 after a long illness. Jack Spring was the Indians' starting pitcher in 1965 and compiled a 12-5 record with a 4.26 ERA.
Spring broke into the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1955 and was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 1957. He was with the Washington Senators from 1958 to 1958 and was then traded to the Los Angeles Angels. Spring was with the Chicago Cubs from 1964 to 1965 before joining the Cleveland Indians.
Spring won 10 games in 1965, including a complete game against the Detroit Tigers on September 12th. Spring was traded to the St.
Louis Cardinals in 1966 and finished his career with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969. Spring was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. Spring died in 2009 at the age of 80.
22. Cliff Chambers
- Pitched a no-hitter on May 6, 1951
Cliff Chambers was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for over 20 years. Chambers was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1922. He played for the Chicago Cubs from 1948-1957 and for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1958-1964.
Chambers was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Chambers died in Eagle, Idaho, on January 21, 2012, at the age of 90. Cliff Chambers pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1951 to 1953. His record with the Cardinals was 48-53.
He was a part of two no-hitters and struck out 374 batters in his career. Chambers was inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 1997. He died in 1998 at the age of 74.
23. Greg Garrett
Garrett was born in Atascadero, California on March 12, 1947. He started his career in the minor leagues and made his major league debut with the Houston Astros in 1969.
He played for the Astros, Montreal Expos, and Boston Red Sox over the course of his career. He was a relief pitcher and had a career ERA of 3.48. He died on June 7, 2003 after a long battle with cancer.
Greg Garrett was drafted by the California Angels in 1970 and made his MLB debut with the Angels in 1971. Garrett played for the Angels and Cincinnati Reds over the next three seasons, finishing with a record of 5-7 and an ERA of 2.48.
In 1973, Garrett was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies and played in only one game before being released. Garrett played in the minor leagues until 1978, when he retired. After his retirement, Garrett worked as a baseball coach and scout.
Garrett passed away in 2009 at the age of 60.
24. Joe McIntosh
Joe McIntosh was a pitcher in the Major Leagues in the late 1970s. He compiled a record of 8-14 with a 4.59 ERA in 28 appearances.
McIntosh was born in Billings, Montana and attended Montana State University before being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 11th round of the 1971 amateur draft.
McIntosh made his MLB debut with the Indians in 1976 and remained with the team until 1978. He had a record of 8-14 with a 4.59 ERA in 28 appearances.
McIntosh was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1978 and then to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1979. He finished his MLB career with the Phillies in 1980.
After his MLB career, McIntosh played in the Mexican League and the Japanese League. He retired from professional baseball in 1990. Joe McIntosh is currently the pitching coach for the Clinton LumberKings, a minor league baseball team in Clinton, Montana.
25. Ted Tappe
Ted Tappe was a left-handed outfielder who played his entire career with the Seattle Mariners. He made his major league debut with the Mariners in 1954 and played for them for 14 seasons.
He finished his career with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970. Ted Tappe was a three-time All-Star and won a Gold Glove Award in 1955. After his playing career ended, Ted Tappe became a coach for the Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers.
Ted Tappe passed away on February 13, 2004 at the age of 73. He was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in 1984. Ted Tappe was a tireless worker who led a healthy lifestyle. He is remembered as a gentleman and a talented player who was a key part of the Seattle Mariners' history.
Ted Tappe was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 14, 1950. He made his MLB debut with the Reds in 1950 and would stay with the team until 1955.
Tappe hit for a batting average of .259 with 5 home runs and 11 RBI in his career. After his MLB career was over, Tappe played for the Cubs for one more season in 1955.
26. Wes Stock
- 2× World Series champion (1973, 1974)
Wes Stock was a pitcher in the MLB for over 20 years and had a successful career. He was a part of the Baltimore Orioles from 1959-1967 and had a record of 134-120.
He was known for his control and ability to get hitters out. Wes Stock was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996. He currently resides in Longview, Washington.
Stock was a dominant pitcher in the early days of the Major Leagues. He was the backbone of the Orioles teams that won two World Series titles. Wes Stock left the game after a long and successful career.
27. Ed Bouchee
Ed Bouchee was a first baseman who played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1959 to 1966. He was a member of the Phillies' World Series-winning team in 1960 and also appeared in the 1964 and 1967 seasons.
Bouchee was born in Livingston, Montana, in 1933. He attended the University of Montana and played college baseball for the Montana Grizzlies.
Bouchee was drafted by the Phillies in the third round of the 1957 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut with the Phillies in 1959 and played his final game with the team in 1966.
Bouchee was a strong hitter and a good fielder. He posted a batting average of .269 and an on-base percentage of .327 in the Major Leagues.
Bouchee later played for the Seattle Pilots, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the California Angels. He retired from baseball in 1971. Bouchee died of a heart attack at the age of 79 in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2013.
28. Tom Niedenfuer
St. Louis Cardinals
- World Series champion (1981)
Tom Niedenfuer was a successful pitcher in the MLB. He pitched for the Dodgers, Cardinals and Detroit Tigers. Niedenfuer was known for his strong arm and his ability to control the strike zone.
In 1990, Niedenfuer was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. However, he did not have the same success with the team and was released in September of that year.
Niedenfuer is now a successful coach and has worked with players such as Mike Hampton and Bartolo Colon.
Tom Niedenfuer is a master of the knuckleball and his pitch is considered one of the most difficult to hit. Niedenfuer is currently a pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins. Tom Niedenfuer was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for over a decade and won a World Series with the Dodgers in 1981.
Niedenfuer had a record of 36-46 over his career and was known for his strikeouts and ability to keep teams in games. He was traded to the Orioles in 1987 and then to the Mariners in 1989.
Niedenfuer retired after the 1990 season. Niedenfuer was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization for two seasons.
He has since worked as a pitching coach in the minors. Tom Niedenfuer was born on October 10, 1954 in Madison, Wisconsin.
29. Tom McGraw
Tom McGraw made his MLB debut in 1993 with the Yankees. In his career, McGraw has pitched for the Rangers, Giants, Marlins, and Orioles. McGraw is a relief pitcher and has saved 124 games in his career.
McGraw was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 2016. McGraw is currently a pitching coach for the Yankees. Tom McGraw was a staple in the Cardinals bullpen during the 1990s. He was known for his blazing fast fastball and devastating slider.
McGraw was a two-time All-Star and led the Cardinals to the World Series in 1997. After retiring from baseball, McGraw began a successful career as a baseball commentator. He is currently a color commentator for the Cardinals on Fox Sports Midwest.
Tom McGraw is a member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame. He is currently the pitching coach for the Omaha Storm Chasers in the AAA Pacific Coast League. Tom McGraw is a household name in the St. Louis community. He is one of the most successful Cardinals players of all time.
30. Chuck Brayton
- 1944, 1946–1948: Washington State
- Position(s): Infielder
- 1951–1961: Yakima Valley JC
- 1962–1994: Washington State
Chuck Brayton was born on October 20, 1925 in Vancouver, Washington. He played college baseball at Washington State and was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fourth round of the 1948 amateur draft.
Chuck Brayton played for the Yankees from 1948-1953 and then played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1953-1956. He was then traded to the Detroit Tigers and played for them from 1956-1961. Chuck Brayton was traded to the Seattle Pilots in the 1961 offseason and played for them until the Pilots folded in 1970.
Chuck Brayton then played two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers and retired in 1972. Chuck Brayton was inducted into the Washington State Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.
He died on March 28, 2015 at the age of 89. Chuck Brayton is a retired American football coach and player who served as the head coach of the Washington State Cougars from 1994 to 2001.
He played college football at Yakima Valley JC, where he was a two-time All-American and the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year in 1961.
Brayton served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and was a member of the Grand Canyon Air Force Base football team that won the 1945 National Championship. After the war, Brayton attended Washington State and played quarterback for the Cougars from 1962 to 1974.
He was inducted into the Washington State Hall of Fame in 1985 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2002 to 2003 and the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2004 to 2008.
He was fired from the Jaguars in 2008 after leading the team to a 2-14 record. He was hired as the head coach of the Cougars in 2009, but was fired after two seasons. He was hired as the head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack in 2013, but was fired after one season.
He was hired as the head coach of the South Alabama Jaguars in 2014, but was fired after one season.
31. Brian Green
- 1991–1992: Riverside CC
- 1993: Chapman
- 1994: New Mexico State
- 1994: New Mexico State (student assistant)
- 1995–1996: Riverside CC (assistant)
- 1997–1998: Cal Poly Pomona (assistant)
- 1999–2000: Chapman (assistant)
- 2001: Oregon State (volunteer assistant)
- 2002: San Diego (assistant)
- 2003–2004: Hawaii (assistant)
- 2005–2008: UCLA (assistant)
- 2009–2014: Kentucky (assistant)
- 2015–2019: New Mexico State
- 2020–present: Washington State
Green was the head coach at New Mexico State from 1994 to 1996 before moving on to Washington State. Green has led Washington State to a 62–56 record in his three seasons as head coach.
Green is paid $315,000 annually as head coach at Washington State. Green played college basketball at New Mexico State. Green coached at Riverside CC and New Mexico State before arriving at Washington State.
Green was recently named the head coach at Washington State. Green is known for his strong defensive playstyle. Green is a former player at New Mexico State. Green is expected to continue the success Washington State has had in the past.
Green is a former assistant coach at Washington State. Green is best known for his work with the Kentucky Wildcats. Green helped lead the Wildcats to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. Green is also known for his work with player development.
Green is a two-time WAC Coach of the Year. Green is set to become the head coach of New Mexico State in 2020. Green is a highly respected coach in the NCAA.
Green is a coach who has a strong background in player development. Green is a coach who is known for his ability to get the most out of his players.
32. Anthony Claggett
New York Yankees
Claggett starred at Hemet High School, where he posted a outstanding 33-3 record as a pitcher and won three state championships.
He then went on to play collegiately at Sacramento State, where he became a two-time All-Big West selection and helped lead the team to the 2008 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.
After his time at Sacramento State, Claggett signed with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent and made his MLB debut in 2010.
He spent parts of four seasons with the Orioles and also pitched for the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays before retiring in 2015. In 2017, Claggett became an assistant coach at San Jose State, where he is helping to develop the Spartans' pitchers.
Anthony Claggett made his Major League debut with the Yankees in 2009. Claggett appeared in just two games for the Yankees and did not record any results.
Claggett was traded to the Pirates in 2009 and appeared in nine games for them. He had a record of 0-0 and an ERA of 27.00. Claggett struck out only three batters in his nine games. Claggett is now retired from professional baseball.
He was born on April 18, 1989, in Houston, Texas. Claggett attended Baylor University and was drafted by the Yankees in 2008. Claggett is currently an outfielder for the independent league team the Sugar Land Skeeters.
33. Ian Hamilton
Chicago White Sox
Ian Hamilton is a free agent pitcher who has played for the Washington State Cougars baseball team. Ian Hamilton was born in 1995 in Dover, New Hampshire and attended Dover-Sherborn High School.
Hamilton played college baseball for the Washington State Cougars. Hamilton was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the second round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. In 2016, Hamilton made his professional debut with the Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League.
Hamilton spent the 2017 season with the Lowell Spinners of the Class A New England League. Hamilton played in 2018 with the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League. Hamilton was promoted to the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Class AAA International League in September 2018.
Hamilton is currently a member of the Boston Red Sox organization.
34. Don Long
Don Long is a hitting coach and a former professional player who played in the major leagues for the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners.
He has worked with many top-level players, including Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and David Ortiz, and is known for his innovative hitting techniques. Long has also served as a hitting instructor for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and was a member of the United States national baseball team. Long is a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove Award winner. He is currently the hitting coach for the Long Island Ducks, a minor league baseball team.
In 2018, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Don Long resides in Bremerton, Washington with his wife, Lisa.
35. Joe Urbon
Joe Urbon is a sports agent and former professional baseball player. Urbon was born in 1968 in the United States. Urbon played professional baseball from 1988 to 2002.
Urbon played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, and Texas Rangers. Urbon is currently a sports agent. Urbon is married and has two children. Urbon has worked as a sports agent for over 20 years.
Urbon has represented many professional baseball players. Urbon is a respected sports agent and has worked with many high-profile athletes. Joe Urbon is a co-head of baseball at CAA Sports. He has been with the organization since 2003.
Urbon has been a part of several successful teams, most notably the 2013 team that won the CAA championship. He is known for his exceptional scouting and player development abilities. Urbon is an avid basketball fan and has been involved in basketball coaching for over a decade.
Urbon is a strong advocate for player welfare and has worked to create a safe and supportive environment for players.
Urbon is a respected member of the baseball community and has been involved in several charitable endeavors. Urbon is a tireless worker and is always looking for ways to improve and further his career.
Urbon is a great leader and has a knack for inspiring his team. Urbon is a valuable member of the CAA family and we are proud to have him on our team.
36. William Roffler
- Position(s): Defensive back
- College: Washington State
- NFL draft 1952 / Round: 10 / Pick: 116
William Roffler was born in Pine City, Washington on November 16, 1930. Roffler worked in the forestry industry for over 50 years. He was inducted into the Washington Forestry Hall of Fame in 2002.
Roffler died on January 20, 2015 in Spokane, Washington at the age of 84. Roffler was a dedicated fan of the Spokane Indians baseball team. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice. The Spokane Indians dedicated a statue in his honor at the Spokane Indians ballpark in 2016.
Roffler's legacy will continue to be remembered as a dedicated forestry professional and passionate fan of the Spokane Indians baseball team.
He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1954 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles for four seasons before retiring. He was a valuable defender for the team and was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame in 1998.
He also has a place in the Washington State Hall of Fame, as he played for the Cougars from 1951 to 1953.
He is known for his exceptional ball-hawking skills and is credited with having recovered 36 career interceptions. He is also a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1960s. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 70.
37. Marty Lees
- 1989–1990: Lane Community College
- 1991–1993: Western Oregon
- 1998–1999: Oakridge (OR)
- 2000–2003: Harrisburg (OR)
- 2002–2003: Oregon State (Vol. asst.)
- 2005–2012: Oregon State (asst.)
- 2013–2015: Oklahoma State (asst.)
- 2016–2019: Washington State
- 2020–2021: Oklahoma State (asst.)
Marty Lees played football at Western Oregon University from 1989-1990 and then Lane Community College from 1991-1993. After playing football, Lees transitioned to coaching and was an assistant coach at Oakridge (OR) from 1998-1999.
Lees then took the reins as the head coach at Western Oregon from 2000-2002 and compiled a record of 11-10. Lees then moved on to become the offensive coordinator at Oregon State from 2003-2006.
Lees then became the head coach at Idaho in 2007 and led the Vandals to a record of 10-4 before being fired after the 2010 season.
Lees then became the offensive coordinator at Washington State under Mike Leach from 2011-2013.
Lees was then promoted to head coach at Washington State in 2014 and led the Cougars to a record of 61-7 before being fired after the 2017 season. Lees then became the head coach at Fresno State in 2018 and led the Bulldogs to a record of 6-6.
38. Dan Spencer
- 1984: MiraCosta College
- 1985–1987: Texas Tech
- 1991: Tacoma CC (assistant)
- 1992-1996: Green River CC
- 1997-2003: Oregon State (assistant)
- 2004-2007: Oregon State (assoc.)
- 2008: Texas Tech (assoc.)
- 2009–2012: Texas Tech
- 2013–2015: New Mexico (assistant)
- 2016–2019: Washington State (assistant)
- 2020–present: Linfield College
Dan Spencer is the current head coach of Linfield College and has been in that position since the 2014 season. Spencer played college football at Portland State University and was a two-time all-conference selection.
After playing professionally with the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks, Spencer returned to coaching in 2001 as an assistant at Texas Tech. From 2003 to 2007, he was the defensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers.
Spencer was hired as the head coach at Linfield in September of 2014. In his first season at Linfield, Spencer led the team to a 10-2 record and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Spencer's teams have consistently achieved success in the Northwest Conference, which he has led since 2007.
In his six seasons as head coach at Linfield, Spencer has compiled a record of 81-27. Spencer was recently selected as the 2018 NWC Coach of the Year.
39. Donnie Marbut
- 1993–1995: Edmonds CC
- 1996–1997: Portland State
- Position(s): Infielder
- 1998: Capital HS (WA) (asst.)
- 1999: Bellevue CC (asst.)
- 2000–2003: Edmonds CC
- 2004: Washington State (asst.)
- 2005–2015: Washington State
Donnie Marbut is a talented infielder who played for Edmonds CC and Portland State. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 5th round of the 1997 MLB draft.
He made his MLB debut in 2001 with the Blue Jays. He has played for the Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and Texas Rangers. He has won two Gold Glove Awards.
He was traded to the Texas Rangers in 2018. He is currently a free agent. He is married and has two children. He is a respected veteran in the MLB. Donnie Marbut is a successful head coach with 314 wins and 304 losses in his coaching career.
He was an assistant coach for Bellevue CC for two years before moving on to Edmonds CC. He then spent four years as an assistant coach at Washington State. He was named head coach at Washington State in 2005. Marbut has made it to the NCAA Tournament four times, but has never reached the Final Four.
He is married with four children. He has been a head coach for 15 years. Marbut is currently the head coach at Washington State.
40. Jim Horner
- 1993–1996: Washington State
- 1996: Everett AquaSox
- 1997: Lancaster JetHawks
- 1997: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- 1998: Orlando Rays
- 1999–2000: New Haven Ravens
- 2001–2004: Tacoma Rainiers
- 2002–2004: San Antonio Missions
- 2003: Peoria Javelinas
- Position(s): Catcher
- 2006–2007: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- 2008–2010: High Desert Mavericks
- 2011–2012: Texas Tech (HC)
- 2013: High Desert Mavericks
- 2014–2015: Jackson Generals
- 2016–2019: Washington State (HC/OF/C)
Jim Horner is a successful musician and has played with a number of well-known bands, including the Everett AquaSox, Lancaster JetHawks and Orlando Rays.
Horner is also well-known for his work as a producer, working on albums for a variety of artists, including Nickelback, Alice in Chains and Staind. In 2012, he was named the music supervisor for the film "Avatar", which was a huge success both critically and commercially.
Horner is married with two children. He is currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Horner is a catcher for the Washington State Cougars.
He was drafted by the Tacoma Rainiers in 2001 and played for them until 2004. Horner then spent two seasons with the San Antonio Missions before joining the Peoria Javelinas in 2003.
Horner coached with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from 2006 to 2007. Horner then spent three seasons with the High Desert Mavericks, coaching there from 2008 to 2010.
Horner was named the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders in 2011. He held that position until being named the head coach of the High Desert Mavericks in 2013.
Horner was named the head coach of the Washington State Cougars in 2016. He has led the Cougars to a record of 155-111 in his four seasons as head coach.
41. Buck Bailey
Buck Bailey was a successful baseball player and football player. He played for Texas A&M from 1916 to 1917 and Bethany (WV) from 1920 to 1921. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1923 MLB Draft but never played in the majors.
He later played for the Albuquerque Dukes in the Mexican League. Bailey died in 1964 at the age of 68.
Bailey was a highly successful head coach at Texas A&M, compiling a record of 503-325-5 in over 18 seasons. Bailey is most noted for leading the Aggies to back-to-back national championships in 1915 and 1916.
He also led Washington State to a conference championship in 1946. Bailey retired from coaching following the 1961 season.
He was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978. Bailey died in 1992 at the age of 82. Bailey was a highly successful head coach at Texas A&M, compiling a record of 503-325-5 in over 18 seasons.
Bailey is most noted for leading the Aggies to back-to-back national championships in 1915 and 1916. He also led Washington State to a conference championship in 1946.
Bailey retired from coaching following the 1961 season. He was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978. Bailey died in 1992 at the age of 82.
The Washington State University baseball program is one of the most successful in the nation and has produced some of the best players in the game. Some of the most celebrated Cougars include Reggie Jackson, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ken Griffey Jr., and Mike Piazza.
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