Paul Zuniga, Manager: 1995 to 2007
Team: Crimson Rum La Crows
Paul Zuniga began his managerial career in the early 1990’s where he assembled the famed Crimson Rum and led them to back-to-back Championships at the Balboa Park League in ’92 & ’93. Once Paul moved the Rum into the PCBL in 1995 they became an instant success in the league and the tournaments they attended. The Crimson Rum will always be known as one of the most respected and competitive teams during their tenure in the PCBL. Creator and Editor of the PCBL Newsletter 1995 – 1997Managed teams in the PCBL from 1995 – 2001, 2005 – 2007Summer Ball National League Champion 1995 – Crimson RumLas Vegas Wood Bat Tournament Champions Triple A 1996 & 1997Phoenix World Series Triple A Final Four 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999Phoenix World Series World Series Runner-Up 2000Summer Ball American League Champion Runner-Up 2006 Although he was a soft spoken manager on the field, Paul’s love for his team and his deep passion for the game of baseball helped bring out the best in his players and they in turn tried to play their best for him.
Scott Sharts, Manager: 1994 to 2007
Team: Plain Wrap
Scott Sharts began his college career at the University of Miami, and then at Cal. St. Northridge, where he led his team to the Div II College World Series Final in 1990. Scott holds several records at Cal State Northridge. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1991 where he played professionally for 4 years. Scott began his PCBL career in 1994 joining the Simi Pirates. Two years later he became the cornerstone player for the powerful Plain Wrap. Scott led the league every year in Home Runs, and is considered the most feared hitter to ever play in the PCBL. Although an excellent first baseman, Scott also dominated as a pitcher, but will mostly be remembered for his presence at the plate. Although extremely competitive, Scott always played the game with the highest level of professionalism and class. He was an advocate for good sportsmanship. Scott's passion for the game will not be forgotten. He will always be remembered as one of greatest players ever to play in the PCBL
Tim Degrasse, Manager: 1997 to 2007
Team: Plain Wrap
After an all conference career at UCSB and four years pitching in the St Louis Cardinals farm system, Tim joined the PCBL in the summer of 1997 with the Plain Wrap. He played a big part in their winning four of the next six National League Championships as a pitcher and catcher. Through ten years in the league, Tim played on several teams in various seasons and posted a 9-3 record in PCBL Championship games. In those games Tim was and impressive 6-1 on the mound. Tim also represented the PCBL winning tournaments in Arizona, San Diego, and several Toys for Tots competitions. Tim always brought enthusiasm and a fierce desire to win to the ball park whether it was the Arizona World Series or a regular season game. Tim will always be considered was one of the toughest pitchers in the league during his ten year PCBL career.Summer Ball National League Champion 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 – Plain WrapSummer Ball National League Champion 2005 – Southern California QuakesFall Ball League Champion 2005, 2006, 2007 – SharksMid Week Wood Bat League Champion 2002 – Wallace Bros.Mid Week Wood Bat League Champion 2007 – Team Easton
Dirk Deem, Manager: 1993 to 2007
Team: Thousand Oaks Dodgers
Dirk Deem joined the PCBL as a manager in 1993, and soon built a winning tradition with his famed T.O. Dodgers. From 1994 to 1998 Dirk and his Dodgers won 7 consecutive championships, including two in the Phoenix World Series Tournament, a record that remains in the league today. Highly competitive with a great passion for the sport, Dirk believed in good sportsmanship and his teams always showed great professionalism on the field. Dirk was also a great recruiter. Most, if not all, of the best players that ever played in the PCBL have, at one time, been managed by him. Dirk is considered one of the winningest and most respected managers in the history of the PCBL. Managerial record from 1993 - 2007 s 272 - 72 - 1 s Playoff record 24 - 17 Consecutively managed teams in the PCBL from 1993 – 2007
Paul DuPrey, Manager: 1993 to 2005
Team: Southern California Quakes
From the beginning & throughout the first nine years of the league, Paul helped develop & build PCBL into the largest men’s adult baseball league on the West Coast. His concepts for the name, logo design, Jethawk Championship games, All Star games, player try-outs even the Hall of Fame are still being used today. Managerial record from 1993 - 2005 s 267 - 116 - 2 s Playoff record 24 -17Consecutively managed teams in the PCBL from 1993 – 2005Assembled/Managed So. Cal. Quakes from 1999 - 2005 record 100 - 43 – 2Summer Ball American League Champion 1997 as Asst. Mgr - T.O. DodgersSummer Ball American League Champion Runner-Up 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004Summer Ball National League Champion 2005Fall Ball American League Champion Runner-Up 1997Manager PCBL All Star Game 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005
Ted Maier, Manager: 1994 to 2006
Team: Southern California Quakes Crimson Rum
Ted Joined the PCBL in 1994 after graduating from the University of Arizona. He played for: White Sox, Astros, Yankees, Crimson Rum, Team Easton, and Southern California Quakes. Ted was a respected player in the league who led by actions more than words. He was named MVP of the first PCBL All-Star game in 1994 and started in the next 7 All-Star games. a near fatal car accident sidelined him for the 2001 season. Ted returned to the PCBL and won his only league Championship in his final season of 2005 as member of the Southern California Quakes. Ted was a valued member of tournament teams that won wood bat Championships in Las Vegas and the California State Championship in San Diego, as well as the starting shortstop for “A” division PCBL teams in the Phoenix World Series tournament. Ted had a career average of .400, 40 HR’s, over 300 RBI’s, and 80 SB’s in his 10 seasons in the PCBL. Ted once hit 10 triples in one World Series tournament in Phoenix, 7 of which were consecutive.
Andrew Hodgins, Manager: 1996 to 2005
Team: Plain Wrap
Andrew Hodgins began playing in the PCBL in 1996 after starring at Cal State Northridge for 4 years. He joined up and became a key member of the powerful Pain Wrap team that won 4 National Division titles over a 6 year period. Hodgins was best known for his ability to play every position at a high level and was widely considered one of the best hitters during his time in the league. A member of several All Star and tournament teams, Hodgins was respected for his competitive nature and for playing the game hard and with class. Summer Ball National League Champion 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 – Plain Wrap
Santiago de la Cerra, Manager: 1994 to 2002
Team: SFV Tigers
Starting from humble beginnings in 1994 Santiago de la Cerra entered the San Fernando Valley Tigers into the Pacific Coast Baseball adult league. He coached the Tigers from 1994-2002 posting a record of 208-108-7, he achieved 6 straight playoff appearances, a P.C.B.L. American Division championship in 1999, and was a member of the 2003 Championship team as well. In addition to these achievements, he coached the American division all stars from 1997-2000 gaining him two victories. While managing the Tigers, Santiago primarily played first base and offered the team steady and consistent play. His unselfish managing style allowed many of his players to get playing time while he sacrificed his own.His managing ability was the key to maintaining many of the original players on the team. Because of this, the SFV Tigers are the longest lasting team in PCBL history and still play to this day. The SFV Tigers and the PCBL League owe Santiago a debt of gratitude for all that he has given to his team and to this league. Santiago was known to his teammates as “softy” (among other nicknames), but there was nothing soft about him. We give thanks to Santiago for lending us his sportsmanship and expertise to the great game of baseball.
Mitch Graff , Manager: 1993 to 2003
Team: Plain Wrap
Mitch began playing in the Pacific Coast Baseball back in 1993 where he won a championship with the National Division San Fernando Pirates. Mitch played one year with the famed Simi Pirates before helping to assemble the powerful Plain Wrap in 1996. Mitch took over managing the Plain Wrap from 1997 to 2003 where he guided his team to 4 National Division championships including three in a row '99, '00, '01. Managed the National Division All Star Game consecutively from 1997 to 2003. Considered a fiery and competitive by nature, Mitch made a career in the post season averaging a playoff birth every year as both player and manager. His most notable season as a coach came in 2001 where the Plain Wrap started the season with a 1 - 5 record, they then caught fire and won 17 straight games finishing off with their 3rd straight championship.
Robert Gray was a fair and patient official who approached the game with passion and a sense of humor. He well represented his craft and his cohorts with a commanding knowledge of the rules as Umpire-in-Chief. Robert's interpersonal communication skills were utilized with his interactions on the field with players and coaches alike. He was well respected by everyone and brought an air of professionalism to the game. He appeared in League All-Star affairs and playoff games at Jethawk's Stadium. Robert volunteered his time to the League without effort, as he did in his day-to-day lifestyle. He was unassuming, compassionate, a religious, loving family man and a valued member of society.
Bob Halcovich was a lifelong baseball fan. After guiding his children through their baseball years, he turned to officiating. Bob's face was a familiar and welcome sight at youth, high school, college and adult contests. Bob could always be counted upon to officiate in a professional yet friendly manner. Bob was highly respected by all who played and umpired baseball. Bob was Umpire & Chief for Pacific Coast Baseball from 1995 – 2001. Bob was personally responsible maintaining a high level of professionalism for league officials throughout his years of service.
One of the best switch hitters in league history, Jimmy Allen was an exceptional ballplayer who gained the highest respect from all managers and players alike. Jimmy played the game with class and excellent sportsmanship and was considered one of the hardest guys to get out during the first four years of the league. Jimmy played at USC for three years where he achieved All American status. After being drafted by the Chicago Cubs and playing in the minor leagues, he joined the PCBL Simi Pirates in 1993. Jimmy consistently hit an average of 10 to 15 home runs and batted of over .500 each season during his years in the PCBL. Won Arizona World Series Titles in 1994 with the Simi Pirates and in 1997 with the Easton Bandits. Member of several California and Las Vegas tournament championship teams.
Jeff Ahern is a southpaw pitcher with a long history in baseball. Pitched for Arizona State University in the College World Series against Calvin Schiraldi. Jeff was the first dominant pitcher to play in PCBL. A master of the art of setting-up batters, Jeff kept them constantly guessing with an array of pitches he threw from all sorts of speeds and angles. To date Jeff is still considered to have the best pickoff to first move in the league's history. In the 1994 playoffs Jeff overwhelmed the competition striking out 17 batters including 13 in a row. He then led his L.A. Tigers team to the championship where he was voted league MVP. Jeff pitched a complete game in the 1999 American Division Championship at age of 40 giving up 1 earned run. Jeff is very accomplished hitter but is best known for his pitching. In 1990 Jeff struck out 21 batters in an Arizona World Series tournament game and has pitched 30 plus innings every year since the tournament's inception.