Herm Winningham

Herman Son Winningham (born December 1, 1961) is an American former professional baseball player. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as a center fielder, for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox.

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round of the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft, Winningham made his major league debut with the Mets on September 1, 1984. At one time a highly regarded prospect in the New York Mets chain, he was a part of the Gary Carter trade, along with Hubie Brooks, Floyd Youmans and Mike Fitzgerald. His talents never caught up to his statistics as he was primarily a reserve outfielder for most of his career. His final game was with the Boston Red Sox on October 3, 1992.

Winningham was a member of the Cincinnati Reds team that defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1990 National League Championship Series and the Oakland Athletics in the 1990 World Series. In the last game of the World Series he replaced an injured Billy Hatcher, went 2-3 and scored the winning run. During the 1990 postseason, he batted .364.

Herm Winningham
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Center fielder
Born: December 1, 1961 (age 57)
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1984, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1992, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.239
Home runs19
Runs batted in147
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Post-playing career

Winningham is currently the head coach of the Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School baseball team in his hometown of Orangeburg.

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1984 New York Mets season

The New York Mets' 1984 season was the 23rd regular season for the Mets. They went 90–72 and finished in second place in the National League East. They were managed by Davey Johnson. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

1985 Montreal Expos season

The 1985 Montreal Expos season was the 17th season in franchise history.

1985 New York Mets season

The New York Mets' 1985 season was the 24th regular season for the Mets. They went 98-64 and finished 2nd in the NL East. They were managed by Davey Johnson. They played their home games at Shea Stadium.

1986 Montreal Expos season

The 1986 Montreal Expos season was the 18th season in franchise history.

1987 Montreal Expos season

The 1987 Montreal Expos season was the 19th season in franchise history.

1988 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1988 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West. Led by manager Pete Rose, the Reds had a record of 87 wins and 74 losses, finishing seven games back of the eventual World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The 1988 season would be Pete Rose's last full season as Reds manager.

1988 Montreal Expos season

The 1988 Montreal Expos season was the 20th season in franchise history.

1989 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1989 season consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West for the first time since 1979. The season was defined by allegations of gambling by Pete Rose. Before the end of the season, Rose was banned from baseball by commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.

1990 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1990 season was the Reds' 122nd season in American baseball. Starting with a club best nine straight wins to open the season, as well as holding the top spot in the National League West every game during the season, the Reds went 41-21 after 62 games, splitting the remaining 100 games 50-50 to end up with a 91-71 record. It consisted of the 91-71 Reds winning the National League West by five games over the second-place Dodgers, as well as the National League Championship Series in six games over the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the World Series in a four-game sweep over the overwhelming favorite Oakland Athletics, who had won the World Series the previous year. It was the fifth World Championship for the Reds, and their first since winning two consecutive titles in 1975 and '76.

1991 Cincinnati Reds season

The Cincinnati Reds' 1991 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West.

1992 Boston Red Sox season

The 1992 Boston Red Sox season was the 92nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the seven-team American League East with a record of 73 wins and 89 losses, 23 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. It was the last time the Red Sox finished last in their division until 2012. The Red Sox hit seven grand slams, the most in MLB in 1992.

Floyd Youmans

Floyd Everett Youmans (born May 11, 1964) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball from 1985–89. He is one of the players dealt by the New York Mets to the Montreal Expos for Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter.

Herm (given name)

Herm is a masculine given name which may refer to:

Herm Johnson (born 1953), American racing driver

Herm Rohrig (1918-2002), American National Football League player, official and scoutPeople named Herman who are better known as Herm include:

Herman Edwards (born 1954), American retired National Football League player and head coach and current football analyst

Herm Fuetsch (1918-2010), American basketball player

Herm Gilliam (1946-2005), American basketball player

Herm Harrison (born 1942), retired football player, member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Herm Starrette (born 1938), retired relief pitcher and pitching and bullpen coach

Herm Wehmeier (1927-1973), American Major League Baseball pitcher

Herm Winningham (born 1961), American retired Major League Baseball player

Mike Fitzgerald (catcher)

Michael Roy Fitzgerald (born July 13, 1960) is an American former professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1983 through 1992 for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos and California Angels.

Norfolk Tides

The Norfolk Tides are a professional minor league baseball team in the Triple-A International League. They play at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia. Since 2007 they have been a farm team of the Baltimore Orioles; prior to that, they had a 38-year affiliation with the New York Mets.

Pat Pacillo

Patrick Michael Pacillo (born July 23, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Cincinnati Reds in 1987 and 1988. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft out of Seton Hall University, where he had played baseball for the Pirates under head coach Mike Sheppard.

He debuted on May 23, 1987. In his debut he pitched 5 innings and gave up 2 earned runs while striking out 3. In 1988 Pat was traded to the Montreal Expos along with Tracy Jones for Randy St. Claire, Jeff Reed, and Herm Winningham. He never pitched in the majors again.

Pacillo grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey and played both baseball and football at Rutherford High School.Pacillo is perhaps best remembered for replacing Pete Rose on the Reds' 40-man roster following the 1986 season. Rose, who by that point was serving as the team's player-manager, removed himself from the roster in order to make room for Pacillo.

A resident of Bradley Beach, New Jersey, Pacillo works as a financial adviser.

Stan Jefferson

Stanley Jefferson (born December 4, 1962) is a former center and left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 1991.

Sterling Award

The Sterling Awards are annual baseball awards given to the top players in the New York Mets organization at each level of the minor leagues. The two principal awards are the Sterling Minor League Organizational Player of the Year and the Sterling Minor League Organizational Pitcher of the Year. Nine additional awards are given to the most valuable player on each of the Mets-affiliated teams in Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The award was originally called the Doubleday Award in honor of former Mets co-owner Nelson Doubleday, Jr.. When Doubleday sold his shares of the team to fellow co-owner Fred Wilpon, the name of the award was changed to the Sterling Award.

Tracy Jones

Tracy Donald Jones (born March 31, 1961), is a former professional baseball player who played for five Major League teams from 1986 to 1991.Jones played at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and was drafted by the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign. In January, 1983 Jones was selected as the first overall pick of the secondary phase of the amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds.

Jones debuted with the Reds on April 7, 1986 with the Reds hosting the Philadelphia Phillies. In his first at-bat, he flied out facing Hall-of-Famer Steve Carlton. In his next at-bat, he walked, and his next time up he singled off Carlton for his first hit. In 1987, he had his most productive season as he played in 116 games, batted .290, and stole 31 bases.In 1988, Jones was traded with Pat Pacillo to the Montreal Expos for Jeff Reed, Herm Winningham, and Randy St. Claire.Jones would later be traded to the San Francisco Giants (for Mike Aldrete), the Detroit Tigers (for Pat Sheridan), and the Seattle Mariners (for Darnell Coles). He played his final game with the Tigers on October 6, 1991.

Jones was co-host (with Eddie Fingers) of a popular afternoon radio show on radio station WLW in Cincinnati and co-host with longtime Reds' announcer Marty Brennaman on "Brennaman & Jones on Baseball." He was fired and/or laid off September 8, 2017 according to press reports.Jones is also owner of Tracy Jones Financial, a financial services planning firm. He lives in Bellevue, Kentucky with his wife, Denae.Jones' son, Hunter, was drafted in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB first year player draft by the Cleveland Indians. He played for two seasons on the Indians' Arizona League rookie league team and in 2012 he played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Indians' Class A affiliate in the New York–Pennsylvania League. He was one of nine players released by the Indians on March 23, 2013.

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