MLB Alumni

Rick Anderson (Pitcher) was drafted in the 24th round of the 1978 MLB Draft.  Rick graduated from Mariner High School in Everett and attended Everett Community College and the University of Washington. He pitched for the New York Mets (1986) and the Kansas City Royals (1987-88).   Following his laying career, he coached with the Minnesota Twins (2002-14) where he won a World Series championship in 1986. 

He is currently coaching with the Detroit Tigers a position he has had since 2018.

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Justin Athchley (Pitcher) played for the Cincinnati Reds during the 2001 season. He attended Sedro-Woolley High School, Texas A&M University and Walla Walla Community College. He was drafted four times in his career eventually signing with the Cincinnati Reds after they picked him in the 12th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft

He made his major league debut on April 7, 2001 and appeared in 15 games with the Reds all out of the bullpen.

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Tony Barnette (Pitcher) is from Federal Way, Washington and played college ball at Arizona State University and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers (2016-2018) and Chicago Cubs (2019). He has a career 11-16 record with a 3.58 ERA and 336 strikeouts.

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In 1964, only two seasons after Wally Bunker (Pitcher) was with the 1962 Everett Orioles he found himself on the mound with the Baltimore Orioles going 6-0 to start his career. Bunker finished the 1962 season 19-5 (to date, the 19 wins are an Oriole rookie single-season record) with a 2.69 earned-run average and won The Sporting News American League Rookie pitcher of the Year Award. A member of the Orioles 1966 World Series championship team, he started the first ever game in Kansas Royals history in 1969.

He retired following the 1971 season with a 60-52 record.

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Tim Cullen (Infield) was a two-sport star at Santa Clara University and played in the College World Series. Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1964, Cullen debuted with the Washington Senators in 1966. A Topps Rookie All-Star in his inaugural season, he appeared in the 1972 World Series with Oakland Athletics.

In a six-season career, Cullen was a .220 hitter with nine home runs and 134 RBI in 700 games

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Jason Ellison (Outfielder) attended Bellevue College and Lewis–Clark State College He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 22nd round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. He played six seasons in the big leagues with the San Francisco Giants (2003-2006), the Seattle Mariners (2007), the Cincinnati Reds (2007) and the Texas Rangers (2008).

In total he appeared in 344 big league games and posted a career .251 batting average.

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Jeff Francis (Pitcher) played in Major League Baseball for the Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays from 2004-2015. Francis was selected in the 1st round (9th pick overall) by the Colorado Rockies in the 2002 Major League Baseball draft and in 2004, Francis was named Minor League Player of the Year by both Baseball America and USA Today, Over 11 seasons, he appeared in 254 games going 72-82

Francis was selected for Canada national baseball team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2015 Pan American Games.

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Mark Hendrckson (Pitcher) is one of just 13 athletes to play in both MLB and the NBA. The native of Mount Vernon, WA attended Washington State University where he played both basketball and baseball. Upon his college graduation he was selected by the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers (2nd pick, 2nd round, 31st overall) of the 1996 draft and MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays (20th round) of the 1997 Draft.

He appeared in 114 games in the NBA over four seasons before concentrating on baseball. Mark played ten years in the big leagues with a 58-74 record.

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Todd Linden (Outfield) played college ball at the University of Washington as well at Louisiana State University.  Besides playing for the Merchants, he also played in the Cape Cod league. Drafted in the first round of the 2021 MLB draft, Todd played six years in the major leagues with the San Francisco Giants (2003-2007) and the Florida Marlins (2007).  Linden, in only his 24th major league at-bat, became just the 12th player to hit a home run into the second deck at Dodger Stadium, which opened in 1962. 

After he retired as a coach, he coached professional in the Giants minor league system.

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A member of the 1962 Everett Orioles, Jim Lonborg (Pitcher) played with Boston Red Sox (1965–1971), Milwaukee Brewers (1972), and Philadelphia Phillies (1973–1979) during his 15-year career. Jim best season was 1967 when he went 22-9 and won the American League Cy-Young award. Overall he was 157-137 with 1,475 strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA.

He is a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

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Chad Orvella (Pitcher) played collegiate baseball for Columbia Basin College. After two years there, he transferred to North Carolina State University as a shortstop. He was drafted in 2003 in the thirteenth round of the MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and converted to a pitcher in the minors.

Chad spent three seasons with the Devil Rays going 4-10 in 69 appearances all out of the bullpen. Three of his four wins in the big leagues were over future Hall Of Famer Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees.

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Lyle Overbay (Infield) played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and Milwaukee Brewers from 2001 through 2014. A native of Centralia, he played college ball at University of Nevada-Reno.

In 14 big league seasons, he appeared in 1,587 games hitting 151 home runs, 356 doubles while driving in 675 runs. He won a World Series ring with the Diamondbacks in 2001

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Ian Parmley (Outfielder) attended Monroe, Washington. Undrafted out of high school, he then played two seasons of baseball for Bellevue College before transferring to Liberty University. Selected in the seventh round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, he made his debut with the Blue Jays on June 23, 2017.

In total he appeared in three games with the Blue Jays going 0-3.

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Jerrod Riggan (Pitcher) played for the New York Mets (2000-2001) and Cleveland Indians (2002-2003). Originally from Brewster, WA he played college baseball at Edmonds Community College and at San Diego State where he was drafted twice. Jerrod made his big league debut in 2000 and ended his big league career with a 5-4 record in 67 games.

He is a member of the Edmonds Community College Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Ron Stone (Outfield) played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball between 1966 and 1972 for the Kansas City Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies. A native of Corning, California, Stone attended San Joaquin Delta College and California State University, Sacramento and played for Everett in 1962.

All told, Stone appeared in 388 games, and collected 194 hits, with 28 doubles, eight triples and six home runs. He drove in 89 runs and batted .241 lifetime.

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Mason was drafted three times – first, in the 15th round of the 2005 amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves. Next, by the Braves in the 45th round of the 2006 amateur draft, and last by the Anaheim Angels in the 16th round of the 2007.  He made his big-league debut on April 2, 2011 as a member of the Texas Rangers.  That season he made four appearances before suffering a career ending injury. 

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