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Jim Poole, Chairman

Jim Poole was a left-handed pitcher from 1990-2000, primarily with the Orioles and Indians. He pitched in two LCS and one World Series, as member of the 1995 pennant-winning Indians. Poole posted 22 wins and four saves over his career. As a go-to situational reliever, he carried a career 2.47 postseason ERA.

Bill Bray

Bill Bray played for six seasons in Major League Baseball as a left-handed pitcher, spending time between the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds. Bray made his Major League debut in 2006 and pitched in 258 games during his career.

Orestes Destrade

Orestes Destrade Cucuas is a retired Major League Baseball infielder. He played four seasons (1987-88 and 1993-94) for three teams including two seasons for the Florida Marlins. He is currently a broadcaster with ESPN.

Evan Kaplan

Evan Kaplan is the Director of Licensing and Business Development for the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Al Leiter, Vice President

Al Leiter was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1984, and the left-hander made his Major League debut for the team on Sept. 17, 1987. He played in parts of 19 Major League seasons with four teams (the Yankees, 1987-89, 2005; Toronto Blue Jays, 1989-95; Florida Marlins, 1996-97, 2005; and New York Mets, 1998-2004).

Brian McRae

Brian McRae was a center fielder from 1990-1999, playing for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays. In his 10 seasons, McRae collected 1,336 hits for a career batting average of .261 as well as 103 homers. McRae had one 20-home run season, one season in which he scored 100 runs and was the NL at-bats leader in 1995. In 2010, McRae coached for the United States in the 2010 World Junior Championship.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers was a left-handed pitcher from 1995-2007, playing with nine teams in his 13-year career. Myers was a member of the 2004 Red Sox World Series championship team and twice led the American League in single-season games pitched. He currently serves as a special assistant with the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Ethan Orlinsky

Ethan Orlinsky is Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Major League Baseball Properties.

Jim Thome

Jim Thome was a first baseman and desginated hitter, who played for the Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers, Twins and Orioles over the course of 22 seasons. Thome hit 612 home runs in his storied career and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Ed Weber

Ed Weber is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Major League Baseball Advanced Media.

Fergie Jenkins, Vice President - Non-Board Member

One of the premiere pitchers of the 1960s and 70s, Ferguson Jenkins played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. Jenkins will best be remembered for his two stints with the Cubs from 1966-73 and again from 1982-83. As a Cub, he won his only Cy Young Award in 1971, going 24-1 with a 2.77 ERA. Jenkins was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

Dave Winfield, Vice President - Non-Board Member

A true five-tool athlete who never spent a day in the Minor Leagues, Dave Winfield played 22 seasons, earning 12 All-Star Game selections. At 6-foot-6, he was an imposing figure and a durable strongman with the rare ability to combine power and consistency. In tours of duty with six Major League teams, Winfield batted .283, hit 465 home runs and amassed 3,110 hits. He was a seven-time Gold Glove winner and helped lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their first World Championship in 1992. Winfield was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.