#61 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals
May 15, 1984
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#59 / Pitcher / Seattle Mariners
Sep 19, 1986
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Everett Teaford (born "Cecil Thurston Everett Teaford III") is the first British-born Royals pitcher in franchise history. Teaford was born in a small hamlet in Northumberland called Berwick-upon-Tweed, just south of the Scottish border. His father - Nigel Teaford - was a semi-professional cricketeer who also worked in international trade, and picked up the game of baseball from clients while doing business in New York. The younger Teaford took to the game immediately, and as a left-hander had immediate advantages over other baseballers that cricket would not afford him.
Everett emigrated to the United States at the age of 16 to play baseball at the famed Glynn Academy in Georgia where he excelled in a rotation that included future Major Leaguer Adam Wainwright. That led to him to a scholarship at Georgia Southern University, where he became a 12th round draft pick by the Royals in 2006. Cheerio, mate.