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The Israel Baseball League (IBL) (Hebrew: ליגת הבייסבול הישראלית, Liget ha-Beisbol ha-Israelit) is a new professional six-team baseball league in Israel. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. The Beit Shemesh Blue Sox ( בית שמש בלו סוקס) are an Israeli Baseball team from Bet Shemesh. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. The first game was played on June 24, 2007. Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The league will add a seventh team in Jerusalem in 2008.
The six league teams are the Tel Aviv Lightning, Netanya Tigers, Bet Shemesh Blue Sox, Petach Tikva Pioneers, Modi'in Miracle, and Ra'anana Express. The Tel Aviv Lightning ( תל אביב לייטנינג) is an Israeli Baseball team from Tel Aviv in the Israel Baseball League. The Netanya Tigers ( נתניה טייגרס) is an Israeli Baseball team from Netanya in the Israel Baseball League. The Beit Shemesh Blue Sox ( בית שמש בלו סוקס) are an Israeli Baseball team from Bet Shemesh. The Petach Tikva Pioneers ( פתח תקווה פיונירס) is an Israeli Baseball team from Petach Tikva in the Israel Baseball League The Modi'in Miracle ( מודיעין מיראקל) is an Israeli Baseball team from Modi'in in the Israel Baseball League. The Ra'anana Express ( רעננה אקספרס) is an Israeli Baseball team from Ra'anana in the Israel Baseball League. 
The teams play games at three ballparks. The Yarkon Sports Complex, seating 15,000, in the Baptist Village in Petach Tikva, just outside of Tel Aviv, is home to the Ra’anana Express and the Petach Tikva Pioneers. Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination. Petah Tikva (פֶּתַח תִּקְוָה "Opening of Hope" known as Em HaMoshavot ("Mother of the Moshavot " is a city in the Tel Aviv-Yafo (תֵּל ־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ تل أبيب Tal ʾAbīb) (usually Tel Aviv) is the second-largest city in Israel Gezer Field, about 25 minutes from Jerusalem, approximately halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, sits on Kibbutz Gezer, in one of Israel’s wine districts. Kibbutz Gezer Field is the home ground for Israeli Baseball teams Modi'in Miracle and Bet Shemesh Blue Sox in the Israel Baseball League Jerusalem (יְרוּשָׁלַיִם, he-Latn Yerushaláyim; Arabic: ar القُدس, ar-Latn al-Quds) is the Jerusalem (יְרוּשָׁלַיִם, he-Latn Yerushaláyim; Arabic: ar القُدس, ar-Latn al-Quds) is the Tel Aviv-Yafo (תֵּל ־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ تل أبيب Tal ʾAbīb) (usually Tel Aviv) is the second-largest city in Israel A kibbutz ( Hebrew: קיבוץ קִבּוּץ lit "gathering clustering" plural kibbutzim) is a collective community in It is home to the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox and the Modi’in Miracle. And Sportek Baseball Field, in the southern end of Tel Aviv’s largest outdoor public park, a 10-minute walk from seaside Tel Aviv hotels, is shared by the Tel Aviv Lightning and the Netanya Tigers.  A fourth field, which will be the home field for the Blue Sox, is under construction in Bet Shemesh. It is expected to be ready for the 2008 season. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
The league has an eight-week, 45-game season. The Beit Shemesh Blue Sox ( בית שמש בלו סוקס) are an Israeli Baseball team from Bet Shemesh. The Modi'in Miracle ( מודיעין מיראקל) is an Israeli Baseball team from Modi'in in the Israel Baseball League. The Netanya Tigers ( נתניה טייגרס) is an Israeli Baseball team from Netanya in the Israel Baseball League. The Petach Tikva Pioneers ( פתח תקווה פיונירס) is an Israeli Baseball team from Petach Tikva in the Israel Baseball League The Ra'anana Express ( רעננה אקספרס) is an Israeli Baseball team from Ra'anana in the Israel Baseball League. The Tel Aviv Lightning ( תל אביב לייטנינג) is an Israeli Baseball team from Tel Aviv in the Israel Baseball League.  Bet Shemesh (29-12; . 707), led by hitters Gregg Raymundo and Jason Rees, had the best regular season record in the league, and finished with a 2. 5 game lead over Tel Aviv (26-14; . 650), led by pitchers Aaron Pribble and Daniel Kaufman. 
August 19th in Petach Tikva, Ron Blomberg’s Bet Shemesh Blue Sox shut out Art Shamsky’s Modi’in Miracle 3-0 in the IBL’s inaugural championship game. Californian RHP Rafael Bergstrom (7-2, 2. 44) pitched a complete game shutout for Bet Shemesh, downing Dominican RHP Maximo Nelson (5-3, 3. 55 ERA) who pitched for Modi’in.
The Israel Baseball League announced on February 20, 2008 that eight of its players who starred in the inaugural 2007 IBL season have been given the opportunity to advance their baseball careers and pursue their dreams.
“One of our stated goals has been to become the “Go To” league for the international player. It isn’t easy to establish credibility on the professional level, so it is extremely heartening to see the opportunities that have presented themselves to our players after just our first year of play,” Dan Duquette said.
The eight players are:
Eladio Rodriguez, who was signed by the New York Yankees
Jason Rees, who also was signed by the New York Yankees
Maximo Nelson, who signed with the Japanese champions Chunichi Dragons
Juan Feliciano, who turned down AAA offers from the Nationals, Astros and Pirates to sign with the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League
Rafael Bergstrom, who signed and played with the Bridgeport Bluefish ( Atlantic League)
Jason Benson, who signed and played with the Newark Bears (Atlantic League)
Josh Doane, who has been invited to spring training to try out for the Boston Red Sox
Noah Walker, who has also been invited to spring training to try out for the Boston Red Sox
The IBL had many objectives when it was launched. It particularly wanted to provide its players with a great experience while in while also showcasing their skills so that they could continue their career pursuits.
The IBL had 120 players from nine countries in 2007: the United States (77 from 19 states), the Dominican Republic (16), Israel (15), Canada (9), Australia (7), Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, and Ukraine. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. The league hopes to be made up of at least 25% Israelis by its fifth year. About 40% of the league is Jewish. 
The League held tryouts in 2007 in Los Angeles, Massachusetts, Miami, Israel, and The Dominican Republic. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with Those selected were current and former U. S. minor leaguers, professional baseball players from other countries, and starting college players. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North Baseball is a team sport which is played by several professional leagues throughout the world College baseball is Baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of Higher education, predominantly in the United States. The quality of play is similar to low Class AA ball in the United States. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North 
The first pick in the draft was infielder Aaron Levin, 21, who played for Cuesta College and was selected by Modi'in. Baseball teams take turns one "out" in the field and one "in" at bat Cuesta College is a public Community college located in San Luis Obispo County off the Central Coast of California. The first player signed was former Midwood High School and Binghamton University left-handed hitting outfielder Dan Rootenberg. Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, is a public urban Co-ed high school located on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, New York City. The State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton or Binghamton University is one of the four university centers in New York State’s system of He hit . 407 for Binghamton during his senior year, garnering All-SUNYAC and All-State honors, played in the Frontier League, the Swiss professional league,  and for the Pleasantville Red Sox, and in 2006 batted . The Frontier League, based in Troy Illinois, is a professional independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern United States and 351 in the Westchester Rockland Wood Bat League.  Right-handed 6' 5" pitcher Leon Feingold, among the players first signed, pitched for the State University of New York at Albany, and then in the Cleveland Indians system from 1994-95, was signed by the independent Atlantic League in 1999, and later pitched for the Pleasantville Red Sox. Someone who is right-handed will prefer to use this hand for everyday activities such as writing, maintaining personal hygiene, Cooking and so forth The University at Albany State University of New York, commonly known as the University at Albany is a Public university located in the capital of New The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar)
41 years after he retired from baseball, Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was the last player chosen in the draft. A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of Museum established for any a field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field Sanford Koufax (ˈkoʊfæks (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935) is an American Left-handed former Pitcher in Koufax, 71, was picked by the Modi'in Miracle. "His selection is a tribute to the esteem with which he is held by everyone associated with this league," said Art Shamsky, who will manage the Miracle. "It's been 41 years between starts for him. If he's rested and ready to take the mound again, we want him on our team. " He'll be working on 14,875 days rest, as has been pointed out.  Koufax wouldn't pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series for Los Angeles, so that he could observe the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. Yom Kippur (יוֹם כִּפּוּר ˈjɔm kiˈpur also known in English as the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn and important of the Jewish holidays Its In his career with the Dodgers he threw four no-hitters, including one perfect game. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA In Baseball, a no-hitter (also known as a no-hit game, or colloquially a no-no) refers to a game in which one of the teams prevented the other from getting A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a Pitcher (or combination of pitchers pitches a victory that lasts a minimum 
Hitting. Catcher and former Boston Red Sox minor leaguer Eladio Rodriguez of Modi'in was the league batting champion (. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. Minor leagues are professional Sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports Eladio Rodriguez (born April 4, 1979) is a Baseball player from the Dominican Republic. 461) and had 16 home runs in 102 at bats, and 23-year-old Australian right fielder Jason Rees led the league with 17 home runs and 50 RBIs in 130 at bats. Position description Outfielders must cover large distances so speed instincts and quickness to react to the ball are key Jason Rees (born April 5, 1984 in Newcastle Australia) is a baseball player who was signed by the New York Yankees.  Rodriguez, 28 years old, and Rees, 24 years old, were both subsequently signed in October to minor league deals by the New York Yankees, and will report to the Yankees minor-league complex in Tampa for spring training. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York.  Third baseman Gregg Raymundo, who hit . 292 in 7 minor league seasons and played for the Texas Rangers' and Pittsburgh Pirates' AAA teams, was a close second in batting with a . The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 459 batting average.
Pitching. One of the leading pitchers was Juan Feliciano of Bet Shemesh, who had pitched for the 2005-06 Hiroshima Carp in Japan. The are a professional Baseball team in Japan 's Central League. He was 7-1, with a 1. 97 ERA, and in 50. 1 innings gave up only 28 hits while striking out 73. 6' 5" lefthander Aaron Pribble of Tel Aviv was 7-2, with a league-leading 1. 94 ERA. Rafael Bergstrom was 7-2, with a 2. 44 ERA. Daniel Kaufman, who pitched for Emory University, held opposing batters to a . Emory University is a Private university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, 170 batting average. And 6' 6" Maximo Nelson from San Pedro de Macoris, in the Dominican Republic, led the league with 85 strikeouts; he pitched for the Gulf Coast Yankees in 2004 (posting a 6-5 record, with a 2. San Pedro de Macorís is a municipality ( Municipio) and the capital of the San Pedro de Macorís province in the Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with The Gulf Coast Yankees (or GCL Yankees) are the Rookie League affiliate of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. 63 ERA).
Awards. The Hank Greenberg Award for Most Valuable Player was shared by Eladio Rodriguez and Raymundo. The Commissioner's Award for Sportsmanship and Character went to Pribble and infielder Brendan Rubenstein (Ra'anana Express). The Commissioner's Award for Distinguished Service was awarded to shortstop Eric Holtz of Bet Shemesh, a player-coach who also filled in as player-manager. The award for best pitcher went to Feliciano, and the Most Valuable Israeli Player was pitcher Dan Rothem of Tel Aviv. Leon Feingold of the Netanya Tigers was named Player Of The Year in a league-wide vote of the players. 
Among the first managers of the IBL were three of the best-known Jewish former major leaguers: Ron Blomberg manages league champion Bet Shemesh (he is a former New York Yankee, and the first DH in the major leagues), Art Shamsky manages Modi’in (he hit . Ronald Mark Blomberg (born August 23, 1948, in Atlanta Georgia) nicknamed Boomer, is a former Major League Baseball Designated The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. In Baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 6 Arthur Louis Shamsky (born October 14, 1941, in St Louis Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player 300 for the '69 World Champion New York Mets), and Ken Holtzman managed Petach Tikva, a sister city of Chicago (his 174 career victories are the most in the major leagues by a Jewish pitcher), until he resigned a week before the season ended. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. Kenneth Dale Holtzman (born November 3, 1945, in St Louis Missouri) is a Left-handed former Starting pitcher in Major League  In addition, Steve Hertz manages Tel Aviv, Shaun Smith, an Australian, manages Ra'anana, and Ami Baran, an Israeli originally from Chicago, manages Netanya. Stephen Allan Hertz (born February 26 1945, in Fairfield Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player 
The League is the brainchild of Larry Baras, a businessman from Boston.
Martin Berger, President and Chief Operating Officer, is a Miami trial attorney. The league's Director of Baseball Operations is Dan Duquette, former General Manager of the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos. Daniel F Duquette (born 1958 is a former front-office executive in Major League Baseball and currently serves as director of baseball operations for the new Israel Baseball The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. Franchise history Creation of the franchise In 1960 Montreal lost its International League team the Montreal Royals (an affiliate of Berger and Duquette were involved in selecting the inaugural season players. Bob Ruxin is Director of Business Operations; Ruxin has served as vice president of a sports products and management business. Leon Klarfeld is Director of Israeli Operations; he is a resident of Even-Yehuda, and has been involved in Israeli Baseball for over 20 years, was the president of the Israel Association of Baseball (IAB) between 1994 and 2002, and is a certified umpire for the Confederation of European Baseball. Even Yehuda (אֶבֶן יְהוּדָה a town located in the central Sharon region of Israel, near the city of Netanya. The Confederation of European Baseball (Confédération Européenne de Baseball CEB is the governing body of Baseball within Europe. Jeremy Baras is the Director of Game (fan) Experience.
The Commissioner in 2007 was Dan Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt. Daniel Charles Kurtzer (born in June 1949 in Elizabeth New Jersey in the United States) served as the United States ambassador to Israel from This article contains several lists of Ambassadors from the United States. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. The league's Board of Advisors in 2007 included, among others: Bud Selig (Major League Baseball Commissioner), Wendy Selig-Prieb (former Milwaukee Brewers owner), Marshall Glickman (former president of the NBA Portland Trailblazers, and former president of a minor league baseball team), Professor Andrew Zimbalist (baseball economist), Marvin Goldklang (minority owner of the New York Yankees, and principal owner of four minor league teams), Randy Levine (President of the Yankees), and Marty Appel (former NY Yankees public relations director). Allan Huber "Bud" Selig Jr (born July 30, 1934 in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is the Commissioner of Major League Baseball and has Wendy Selig-Prieb is the former CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers team in Major League Baseball, having served in that position from 1998 to 2004, The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League The Portland Trail Blazers, commonly known as the Blazers, is an American professional Basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. Andrew S Zimbalist (born 16 October 1947) is an American Economist. Marvin Goldklang is a minority owner of the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Martin E Appel (born 7 August, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American public relations executive and author The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Public relations (PR is the practice of managing the flow of Information between an Organization and its Publics Public relations - often referred
On November 15, 2007, Kurtzer and nine advisory board members (including Zimbalist, Goldklang, Levine, and Appel) resigned. Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  They commended Baras for having the vision to bring pro baseball to Israel, but in their letter of resignation, summing up the concerns of all, Goldklang and Zimbalist wrote that: "it has become apparent that the business leadership of the league has ceased to perform in an effective, constructive or responsible manner and has failed to manage its capital and other resources in a manner likely to produce successful results. "  The advisers who resigned said the league was unwilling to provide financial information. Berger, the league president, said: "They were asking us for things that we didn’t have yet. We haven’t done our financials for this year. We are upset and disappointed that they’re leaving, but we are going ahead for next year. We have been talking to people who potentially are going to purchase the teams. " Duquette will continue to be the league’s baseball operations director. 
Baseball was first played in Palestine (now Israel) on July 4, 1927. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The first field in Israel was built in Kibbutz Gezer in 1979, and the country now has a baseball field at the Yarkon Sports Complex in Petach Tikva. Israel sends National teams of various age groups to international baseball tournaments each year. The best recent showing to date in International Play (Pool A)was a 3rd place by the Israeli Juvenile (ages 10-12) in the 2006 Eurpean Championships (CEB). Between 500 and 1,000 Israelis regularly play baseball in amateur league play. Baseball is growing at an accelerated pace, with much greater baseball identity associated with the country.
In November 2007 it was announced that a new 6-team league, the Israel Professional Baseball League, was taking shape, and would play its first season in 2008. Those behind the new league include billionaire Jeffrey Rosen, a major IBL investor who also owns the Maccabi Haifa basketball team, which he bought in the summer of 2007, and is the chairman of Triangle Financial Services of Aventura, Florida; Andrew Wilson, who was a facilitator on the ground for the IBL and now works for Rosen; Alan Gardner, a lawyer from New York, who was the centerfielder for the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox; and Michael Rollhaus, a businessman from Queens and major IBL investor. Maccabi Haifa (אגודת מכבי חיפה-כרמל Agudat Maccabi Haifa-Carmel) is a Sports club in Israel, founded in 1913 and part of the Maccabi Aventura is a planned City located in northeastern Miami-Dade County Florida. 
Israel has applied to participate in the next World Baseball Classic. The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international Baseball tournament first held in March 2006. Jewish-American established major league baseball players (such as Brad Ausmus, Mike Lieberthal, Kevin Youkilis, Ian Kinsler, Ryan Braun, Shawn Green, Gabe Kapler, David Newhan, Sam Fuld, Jason Marquis, Jason Hirsh, John Grabow, Scott Schoeneweis, Mike Koplove, and Scott Feldman) would be eligible for the team. Bradley David Ausmus (born April 14 1969) is an American Catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Houston Astros Michael Scott Lieberthal (born January 18, 1972 in Glendale California) nicknamed Lieby, is a former Major League Baseball Kevin Edmund Youkilis (ˈjuːkəlɪs (born March 15, 1979 in Cincinnati Ohio) nicknamed "Youk" and "The Greek God of Walks" is Ian Michael Kinsler (born June 22, 1982 in Tucson Arizona) is a Major League Baseball Second baseman for the Texas Rangers Ryan Joseph Braun, nicknamed The Hebrew Hammer (born November 17 1983 in Mission Hills California) is an American Right-handed All Star Shawn David Green (born November 10, 1972 in Des Plaines Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player Gabriel "Gabe" Stefan Kapler (born August 31, 1975 in Hollywood California) is an Outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. David Matthew Newhan (born September 7, 1973 in Fullerton California) is an American Baseball player for the Houston Astros Samuel Babson "Sam" Fuld (born November 20, 1981, in Durham New Hampshire) is a Jewish-American Left-handed professional Jason Scott Marquis (mɑrˈkiː (born August 21, 1978) is an American Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Jason Michael Hirsh (born February 20, 1982, in Santa Monica, California) is a Starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies John William Grabow (born November 4, 1978, in Arcadia California) is a Left-handed Closing pitcher for the Pittsburgh Scott David Schoeneweis (born October 2, 1973 in Long Branch New Jersey) is an American Left-handed Relief pitcher Michael Paul Koplove (born August 30, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a sidearm Relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Scott Wayne Feldman (born February 7, 1983 in Kailua Hawaii) is a 6' 5" Starting pitcher who plays for the Texas Rangers Also eligible would be players such as Adam Greenberg, Craig Breslow, Adam Stern, Brian Horwitz, Justin Wayne, Tony Cogan, Frank Charles, and Matt Ford, and retired players Andrew Lorraine and Brian Rose. Craig Andrew Breslow (born August 8, 1980, in New Haven, Connecticut) is a Major League Baseball Relief pitcher for Adam James Stern (born February 12, 1980 in London Ontario) is a Canadian Outfielder in Major League Baseball who This article is about the baseball player for the hockey player see Brian Horwitz (hockey Brian Jeffery Horwitz, nicknamed "The Rabbi Justin Morgan Wayne (born April 16, 1979 in Honolulu Hawaii) is an American professional Baseball pitcher Anthony Michael "Tony" Cogan (born December 21, 1976, in Chicago Illinois) is an American baseball pitcher For the speedway rider see Frank Charles (speedway rider. Franklin Scott "Frank" Charles (born February 24 Matthew Lee "Matt" Ford (born April 8, 1981, in Plantation Florida) is an American Left-handed Professional Andrew Jason Lorraine (born August 11, 1972, in Los Angeles California) is a Left-handed professional baseball player who pitched in the Brian Leonard Rose (born February 13, 1976 in New Bedford Massachusetts) is a former Major League Baseball player