Adler: Pac-12 Conference pride in the majors

From SABR member Niall Adler at on April 6, 2015:

On Opening Day 2015, the Pac-12 Conference will feature 42 former players on MLB rosters and another five as its managers. But it does not stop there, as dugouts, broadcast booths, an owner’s box and the general manager chair will feature Pac-12 affiliated personnel as well.

The MLB list includes 13 former All-Stars, including former MVP Dustin Pedroia (Arizona State) and fellow Gold Glove All-Star teammate Andre Ethier (Arizona State). Also making All-Star teams are Jacoby Ellsbury (Oregon State), Chase Utley (UCLA), Carlos Quentin (Stanford) and two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum (Washington). Another Cy Young winner, Barry Zito (USC), will start the year in Triple-A with the A’s. Ian Kinsler, a four-time All-Star, finished his collegiate career at Missouri but played with Pedroia and Ethier at ASU.

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Originally published: April 8, 2015. Last Updated: April 8, 2015.