All-Star reliever known for a heavy sinker who led the American League in saves in 2005 with 45 playing for the Cleveland Indians.
He was an all-state basketball selection at Oconto Falls High School in Wisconsin, also competing in pocket pool and horseback riding.
He was an All-Star in 2000 and 2005.
He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
All-Star hit machine Don Mattingly was his teammate on the New York Yankees.