Jim Lett
American baseball player and coach
Jim Lett
James Curtis Lett is the bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals wearing #9.
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Trevor's time: Hoffman getting number retired - SignOnSanDiego.com
Google News - over 5 years
in the Sally League, (manager) Jim Lett saved me from being released.” Lett, now a coach with the Nationals, saw Hoffman's arm. He saw a pitcher. “My dad wanted to protect our arms, so we weren't allowed to pitch after we were 12,” Hoffman says
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Kimball feels no pain after two throwing sessions - MASNsports.com
Google News - over 5 years
Nationals right-handed reliever Cole Kimball had two throwing sessions Saturday under the supervision of bullpen coach Jim Lett and head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz to test his injured shoulder. He said the sessions went very well and his throwing
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Nationals' Mattheus "amazed" by quality MLB debut against Cards - MASNsports.com
Google News - over 5 years
"Right when Jim Lett said my name, all the excitement hit me right at once. I got up there, started throwing (in the bullpen). It was a little erratic just throwing to the catcher. Once I slowed it down and started breathing a little bit,
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Shawn Green: Who knew? - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
He had asked Garth Iorg, a minor-league instructor, filling in while coach Jim Lett was away, to throw to him in the cage. Iorg said: “Make sure you ask Willie.” Green and Iorg came across Upshaw, who asked: “What's wrong with facing me?
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Zimmermann pitches 7 innings, drives in go-ahead run for Nationals in 2-1 win ... - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Bullpen coach Jim Lett served as Washington's pitching coach while Steve McCatty attended his son's high school graduation. McCatty is expected to rejoin the team before Wednesday's game. ... The Giants have sold out all 26 home games so far this
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Around Kentuckiana | WKU's Rice is Academic All-American of Year - The Daily News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
McCarthy hit a team-best .371 and became the first UK third baseman selected to first team since Jim Lett in 1972. Meyer, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound right-handed starting pitcher, led the SEC in strikeouts with 110. Wright, an outfielder, hit .359 and
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3 Cats Makes All-SEC Teams - LEX18 Lexington KY News
Google News - over 5 years
McCarthy became the first Kentucky third baseman selected to first-team by the league coaches since Jim Lett in 1972. Meyer and Wright earned second-team All-SEC accolades, with Meyer tabbed as a starting pitcher and Wright as an outfielder
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The Beatles invade the Tonawandas - Metrowny.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The cast includes Dick Cunico, Bobby Potter, Monte Mann, Clenn McCallum, Danny Leavitt, Jim Lett, Rich Fazzi, John Hepburn, Bob Graham and Bellezzo. Photo courtesy of Yesterday Productions. Beatle mania: Yesterday Productions has announced Yesterday
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The Nationals, Jason Aldean and Randy Savage - MASNsports.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The death of former professional wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage on Friday hit home for Nationals bullpen coach Jim Lett, who roomed with Savage (then going by his real name, Randall Poffo) when they played together at Single-A Tampa, then the Reds'
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Changing sports scene, and a lot to like about the Nats - MASNsports.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Back to Nats baseball, how does one explain Steve McCatty and Jim Lett's pitchers? The starters have the sixth-best ERA in the National League and have issued the third-fewest walks behind the Phillies and Brewers. When Tom Gorzelanny takes the hill,
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NYTimes - over 11 years
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Signed RHP Sendy Rleal, RHP Marino Salas, LHP Scott Rice, LHP Carlos Jan, LHP Jason Pearson, 1B Leo Daigle, OF Noah Hall and SS Ed Rogers to minor league contracts. OAKLAND ATHLETICS--Agreed to terms with RHP Jay Witasick on a two-year contract. Declined the 2006 contract option on DH Scott
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NYTimes - about 12 years
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS -- Agreed to terms with LHP C.J. Nitkowski on a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS -- Designated RHP John Webb for assignment. National League FLORIDA MARLINS -- Named Mike Gazda media relations manager. LOS ANGELES DODGERS -- Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Erickson on a minor league contract. Named
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NYTimes - over 13 years
BASEBALL American League YANKEES--Declined to exercise their 2004 options on the contracts of RHP Antonio Osuna and LHP Gabe White. Fired Rick Down, hitting coach. CHICAGO WHITE SOX--Exercised their 2004 option on RHP Esteban Loaiza. DETROIT TIGERS--Claimed LHP Cliff Bartosh off waivers from the San Diego Padres. KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Signed Tony
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NYTimes - over 15 years
BASEBALL Major League Baseball COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE--Suspended Colorado Rockies LHP Mike Hampton five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Arizona Diamondbacks LHP Randy Johnson on Tuesday. Suspended Seattle Mariners DH Edgar Martinez two games and RHP Joel Pineiro three games and fined them undisclosed amounts
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NYTimes - over 16 years
BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX--Named Rick Down hitting coach. National League CHICAGO CUBS--Exercised their option on SS Ricky Gutierrez for the 2001 season. CINCINNATI REDS--Traded LHP Ron Villone to the Colorado Rockies for two minor league players. NEW YORK METS--Fired Tom Robson, hitting coach. Announced the resignation of Dave
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NYTimes - over 16 years
BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS--Agreed to a two-year player development contract with Salt Lake of the PCL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS--Named Jim Lett director of player development, Jim Hoff field coordinator, Tack Wilson roving outfield and base running instructor, Chris Buckely scouting director, Mark Snipp assistant scouting director, Mike
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NYTimes - about 19 years
AUTO RACING TARGET-CHIP GANASSI RACING--Announced the resignation of Michael Knight, vice president of communications. BASEBALL American League ANAHEIM ANGELS--Signed INF Steve Scarsone to a minor league contract. BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Kamieniecki on a two-year contract. MINNESOTA TWINS--Agreed to terms with C Chris
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 56
    When the Pirates fired Tracy in October 2007, Lett was encouraged to seek other forms of employment.
    More Details Hide Details Lett was not retained by the Pirates and subsequently was hired by the Milwaukee Brewers to coach for his hometown team, the Class-A West Virginia Power. The team plays its home games in downtown Charleston at Appalachian Power Park. While overseeing the Dodgers bullpen, Los Angeles relievers ranked second in the major leagues with a 3.06 ERA in 2004. The year before he helped guide the pen to a major league low 2.46 ERA, the lowest mark by any bullpen since the 1990 Oakland Athletics posted a 2.35 ERA. In his tenure as a coach in the majors, Lett has worked with four Cy Young Award recipients; Toronto's Pat Hentgen (1996 winner), two-time winner Roger Clemens (1997–98) and Éric Gagné (2003).
  • 2005
    Age 54
    He was also a part of Manager Jim Tracy's staff with the Los Angeles Dodgers; as Bench Coach in 2005 and Bullpen Coach for the previous four seasons.
    More Details Hide Details In his role with the Pirates, Jim coordinated the day-to-day activities of the uniformed personnel with the manager, coaches, trainers and front office staff. He also acted as the clubs catching instructor.
    Lett was named the Pittsburgh Pirates's Bench Coach on November 1, 2005.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 49
    He was the Blue Jays' assistant director of player development in 2000.
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  • 1997
    Age 46
    After leaving the Reds, Lett was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays coaching staff from 1997 to 1999.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 39
    He managed in the minors again in 1990, coached for the Nashville Sounds in 1991-1992, and spent 1993-1995 as the Reds' minor league field coordinator.
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  • 1986
    Age 35
    He was the Reds Bench Coach from 1986 to 1989 and again in 1996.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 27
    He was selected as the league's Manager-of-the-Year in 1978 after guiding the club to a second-place finish and a 75-64 record.
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  • 1977
    Age 26
    Lett was a minor league manager in the Reds' chain from 1977 to 1985.
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    After playing three years of minor league baseball (1973–1975) and compiling a .256 batting average, six home runs and 110 RBI in 313 games, Lett began his managerial career with the Shelby Reds in the Western Carolinas League in 1977.
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  • 1973
    Age 22
    He began his career as a player with Bradenton Marauders (the Reds' Minor league baseball team) in 1973.
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    He is a 1973 graduate from the University of Kentucky, where he was selected to the All-Southeastern Conference baseball team in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details He also was a quarterback on the Wildcats football team. Lett earned a B.S. degree in Geography. Lett has worked in professional baseball as a player, coach, manager and front office executive in each of the last 32 years, having spent 24 of those years within the Cincinnati Reds organization (1973–1996).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 18
    Lett is a 1969 graduate of Winfield High School in Winfield, West Virginia, where he played football, basketball and ran track.
    More Details Hide Details He earned All-State honors in basketball as the top scorer in the state and All-America honors in football as a quarterback.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 0
    Born on January 3, 1951.
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