Johnny Blanchard, perhaps the most famous backup catcher in baseball history, played in five World Series, hitting .400 with two home runs in the ’61 Series.
Minneapolis South graduate Hy Vandenberg appeared in 90 major league games, going 15-10 with five saves during seven seasons spread out over an 11-year period (1935–1945) with the Red Sox, Giants, and Cubs.
1965 Minneapolis Edison grad and longtime Pioneer Press sportswriter Charley Walters went 7-2 with a 1.94 ERA for the 1967 Northern League champion St. Cloud Rox. He made six appearances with the Twins in 1969.