Alumnus and World Series Champion Recalls Journey that Began at St. John’s University

As pitching coach for the Florida Marlins team that stunned the baseball world by ending the postseason dominance of the New York Yankees and winning the 2003 World Series, Wayne Rosenthal ’87SVC has participated in something about which every Little Leaguer dreams. However, what’s most important to this former St. John’s University standout pitcher is his role as husband and father, and his devout Christian faith.

Wayne Rosenthal in his Marlins jersey holding a framed St. John's jersey

“I grew immensely at St. John’s,” he stressed. “It helped me grow, push myself harder, and finish my degree—and think about life after baseball.”

Wayne Rosenthal ’87SVC