Familiar Faces and Different Places – National League

Mark BenderCorrespondent ISeptember 30, 2008

With the start of the 2008 Major League Playoffs, 4 teams from last year’s playoffs (Cubs, Phillies, Red Sox, and Angels) have made it to the dance.  4 teams who haven’t made it to the playoffs with much frequency (Brewers, Dodgers, White Sox, and Rays) are joining them.  While the teams may change from year to year, many faces on those teams might have been on (or coaching) the opposing team in the past.  In this installment, I’ll cover the National League:


Rich Harden – Former Oakland A’s Starting Pitcher

Ted Lilly – Toronto and Oakland A’s Starting Pitcher

Jason Marquis – St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher

Jim Edmonds – Angels and St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder

Reed Johnson – Toronto Outfielder

Alfonso Soriano – Yankees Infielder

Lou Pinella – Rays, Mariners, Reds, and Yankees Manager/Player

Alan Trammel – Former Detroit Manager and Player



Joe Blanton – Oakland A’s Starting Pitcher

Brad Lidge – Houston Astros Pitcher

Jamie Moyer – Seattle Mariners Starting Pitcher

J. C. Romero – Twins/Angels Pitcher

Tadahito Iguchi – White Sox Infielder

Geoff Jenkins – Brewers Outfielder

Jayson Werth – Dodgers Outfielder

Davey Lopes – Brewers Mangers/Dodgers Player



Eric Gagne – Dodgers and Red Sox Relief Pitcher

C.C. Sabathia – Indians Starting Pitcher

Jeff Suppan – Cardinals Starting Pitcher

Craig Counsell – Diamondbacks Infielder

Mike Cameron – Mets, Padres, and Mariners Outfielder

Robin Yount – Diamondbacks Coach and Brewers Player



Derek Lowe – Red Sox Starting Pitcher

Scott Proctor – Yankees Pitcher

Greg Maddux – Cubs and Braves Starting Pitcher

Casey Blake – Indians Infielder

Nomar Garciaparra – Cubs and Red Sox Infielder

Manny Ramirez – Red Sox Outfielder

Joe Torre – Yankees Manager

Larry Bowa – Phillies Manager and Yankees Coach

Don Mattingly – Yankees Coach and Player