13 Omaha Alums Chasing World Series Ring

7 of 10 teams in MLB playoffs have Omaha connections

By Omaha Storm Chasers | October 1, 2019 10:04 AM

As Major League Baseball's postseason starts up on Tuesday with the National League Wild Card Game, 13 different members of those squads played or coached with the Omaha Storm Chasers franchise at some point in their careers and will look to earn a World Series ring. An Omaha alum has also won the World Series in ten of the last 11 seasons dating back to 2008, including each of the last seven years since 2012.

Seven of the ten clubs to make it to Major League Baseball's postseason boast at least one Omaha alum, with the Milwaukee Brewers leading the way with three. The Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals each sport two alums, while the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals each have one. The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are the three postseason squads without an Omaha alum.

All 13 members listed played with the Omaha franchise at some point in their careers, with Nationals hitting coach Kevin Long also serving as Omaha Royals hitting coach from 2002-03. The list includes seven current players and six coaches, including Astros manager AJ Hinch. Below is the full list of Omaha alums currently vying for the 2019 World Series title.

 

Player/Coach Team Years w/ OMA
Kevin Seitzer (Hitting Coach) Atlanta Braves 1986
Sal Fasano (Catching Coach) Atlanta Braves 1996-99, 2001
Zack Greinke Houston Astros 2004
AJ Hinch (Manager) Houston Astros 2001
Manny Pina Milwaukee Brewers 2010-11, 13
Mike Moustakas Milwaukee Brewers 2010-11, 14
Lorenzo Cain Milwaukee Brewers 2011-12, 14, 16
Jake Odorizzi Minnesota Twins 2012
Liam Hendriks Oakland Athletics 2014
Al Pedrique (1st Base Coach) Oakland Athletics 1992
Jose Martinez St. Louis Cardinals 2015-16
Kevin Long (Hitting Coach) Washington Nationals 1992-93, 95
Joe Dillon (Ast. Hitting Coach) Washington Nationals 2000

 

Major League Baseball's postseason begins on Tuesday, October 1 with the National League Wild Card Game. The full schedule can be viewed by clicking here.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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