|Dartmouth in the Pros|
Remlinger played for the Chicago Cubs in 2003 and 2004 after spending four years with the Atlanta Braves. He has posted a 7-7 mark with a 3.58 ERA in 121 games as a Cub. Remlinger also helped lead the Cubs to the 2003 NLCS and recorded his first postseason save in Game 3 against the Florida Marlins. He made his first All-Star game appearance in 2002. As the Braves' primary setup man, he went 7-3 in 73 appearances with a 1.99 ERA. Remlinger recorded a career-high 12 saves in 71 appearances during the 2000 season, tied for the second most on the Braves. On July 30, 2002, against the Houston Astros, Remlinger recorded his 500th strikeout. In 1999, he made nine playoff appearances for the Braves in their run to the World Series. Remlinger was a first round selection (16th pick overall) of the San Francisco Giants in 1987. He has also played for the Giants, New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds.
An All-Star catcher in 1999, Ausmus never donned a Green and White uniform because he was the property of the New York Yankees while attending classes at Dartmouth. He played minor league ball while attending college and graduated in 1991. Ausmus was selected in the third round of the 1992 expansion draft by the Colorado Rockies but was traded to the San Diego Padres in 1993 before suiting up for the Rockies. During the summer of 1996, Ausmus was dealt to the Detroit Tigers before being traded to the Houston Astros prior to the 1997 campaign. In Houston, he compiled a .286 postseason average over the next two season before going back to Detroit in 1999 and 2000. Ausmus was traded back to the Astros in December of 2000 and became Houston's starter, winning a Gold Glove in 2001 and 2002. One of the game's best defensive catchers, he has posted a .993 fielding percentage during his 12 seasons.
Johnson, who cracked the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting lineup in 1995, became a regular for Jim Leyland at first base in 1996. The former standout Big Green quarterback hit .274 with 13 HR and 47 RBIs for the Bucs. His first major league hit was a memorable one, as he crushed a home run against Philadelphia. The Pirates' Minor League Player of the Year in 1994 played 10 games with the Anaheim Angels in 1998 and was a member of the National League champion New York Mets during the 2000 campaign.Both Sclafani (SS) and O'Dowd (C) were selected in the MLB Draft after the 2012 spring season. Sclafani was taken in the 14th round by the Houston Astros and assigned to the Short-Season A New York-Penn League with the Tri-City ValleyCats, while O'Dowd was chosen in the 23rd round by the San Diego Padres and sent to the Eugene Emeralds in the Short-Season A Northwest League. The year before, Hendricks was selected in the eighth round by the Texas Rangers, and in June 2012 was named a Carolina League (High-A) All-Star on the mound.
Dartmouth's influence in the Major Leagues extends beyond the parameters of the diamond, as well. In fact, one of the most popular figures in baseball history, former National League President Chub Feeney, is a 1943 graduate.
Robert DuPuy '68 served eight years as Major League Baseball president and chief operating officer until resigning his post at the end of the 2010 season. DuPuy served as legal council for MLB for years prior to his appointment as president and COO.
Former Big Green football player Jimmie Lee Solomon '78 was the executive vice president of baseball operations and was on the MLB staff for 21 years before leaving during the 2012 season. Black Enterprise magazine called him, "one of the most influential African-Americans in the business of sports."
Sandy Alderson '69, the mastermind behind the powerful Oakland Athletics in the early 1990s, is currently working as the general manager for the New York Mets, working with David Howard '82 who is the senior vice president for business operations for the New York Mets. Jim Beattie, a 1976 graduate who went on to pitch for the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, spent nine seasons as the GM of the Montreal Expos before moving on to the Baltimore Orioles in a similar capacity, and now is a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Bryn Alderson '03 is a critical member of the New York Mets scouting staff while a teammate of his, Matt Klentak '02, is the assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Not to be outdone, Kevan Graves '03 serves as a baseball operations assistant for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
BIG GREEN UPDATE
Another year has passed and once again, Big Green alumni were well represented in professional baseball. Sandy Alderson '69 left the Commissioner's Office after a very successful six-year stint to join the San Deigo Padres as Chief Executive Officer. Catcher Brad Ausmus '91 followed Mike Remlinger '88 to become the second Dartmouth graduate to appear in the World Series, as he helped lead the Houston Astros to their first appearance in the Fall Classic. Finally, a pair of recent graduates continued their rise within their organizations, as Conor Brooks '00 helped the Portland Sea Dogs (AA club of the Red Sox) to a Northern Division championship while Ed Lucas '04 (Burlington Bees) led his team in hitting. Here are updates on the alumni that are still active in professional baseball.
Kyle Hendricks (RHP)
Ed Lucas (UT)
Chris O'Dowd (C)
Joe Sclafani (SS)
David Howard '82, New York Mets
Sr. Vice President of Business Operations
Matt Klentak '02, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim