Former Williamsport Players Dot MLB Opening Day Rosters



Williamsport – With start of the Major League Baseball season this week, no less than 17 former Williamsport players are listed on Opening Day Rosters.

The former players and their years(s) in Williamsport include:

P-D.J. Carrasco/Chicago White Sox (1999)

INF-Brent Lillibridge/Chicago White Sox (2005)

P-Leo Nunez/Florida Marlins (2003)

INF-Jason Smith/Houston Astros (1997)

P-Justin Speier/LA Angels (1995)

P-Will Ohman/LA Dodgers (1998)

OF-Chris Duffy/Milwaukee Brewers (2001)

P-Mike Wuertz/Oakland A’s (1998)

OF-Rajai Davis/Oakland A’s (2001 & 2002)

P-Ian Snell/Pittsburgh Pirates (2001)

P-Paul Maholm/Pittsburgh Pirates (2003)

P-Matt Capps/Pittsburgh Pirates (2004)

C-Ryan Doumit/Pittsburgh Pirates (2000)

OF-Eric Hinske/Pittsburgh Pirates (1996)

OF-Nyjer Morgan/Pittsburgh Pirates (2003)

P-Scott Downs/Toronto Blue Jays (1998)

3B-Jose Bautista/Toronto Blue Jays (2001)

The 17 players will combine to earn a reported $27.25 million in salaries for the 2009 season.

In all, over 475 players who have played in Major League Baseball, have worn a Williamsport professional baseball uniform. The list includes Hall-of-Famers such as Nolan Ryan (1966), Bill Mazeroski (1955 & 1955) and baseball’s newest Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice (1971). The full list can be viewed at

The Crosscutters open their 2009 season on June 19th in State College with the home opener slated for Saturday, June 20th. Season Ticket Plans & Bonus Books are available by calling (570) 326-3389 or online at

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