Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Coach Dick Cooke named to 2007 USA Baseball World Cup team

2007 USA Baseball World Cup team announced

DURHAM, N.C. -- USA Baseball announced today the 24 players who will represent the United States at the 2007 International BAseball Federation (IBAF) World Cup in Chinese Taipei from Nov. 6-18, 2007. The roster is made up of professional, non-25-man roster players of the 30 Major League-affiliated (MLB) organizations. This is the eighth time USA Baseball has utilized Major League-affiliated professional players for international competition, including the 1999 Pan Am Games, the 2000 Olympic Games, the 2001 World Cup, the 2003 Olympic Qualifier, the 2005 IBAF World Cup, and the 2006 COPABE Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

...Davey Johnson will return to the organization as the field manager and lead an experienced staff that will include Reggie Smith (Hitting Coach), Marcel Lachemann (Pitching Coach) and Rick Eckstein (Bench Coach). USA Baseball also named Dick Cooke (Davidson College) and Rolando de Armas (Philadelphia Phillies) as Auxiliary Coaches for the team. Additionally, John Fierro will serve as the Head Athletic Trainer while Dr. Fred Dicke and Dr. Angelo Mattalino will serve as the Team Physicians.

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