Features on each member of the 1990 Oklahoma City 89ers, AAA affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Players are as included in that year's team set.
Oklahoma City 89ers (31)
1 - Gerald Alexander, Perfect Inning
Gerald Alexander picked up a 13th-inning win in 1992. He played in three major league seasons.
2 - Brad Arnsberg, Showed Some Poise
Brad Arnsberg showed poise with the Yankees in 1987. He played in six major league seasons.
3 - John Barfield, Challenged Them
Barfield challenged them in rare start for the Rangers in 1991, then
picked up the win. Played in three major league seasons.
4 - Mike Berger, Working His Trade
Mike Berger worked away in the minors for a decade plus. He later became a Diamondbacks scout.
5 - Nick Capra, Made It
Nick Capra took advantage of a bad pick off as a rookie. He played in 45 major league games over five seasons.
6 - Pat Dodson, Impressive Spring
Pat Dodson hit well in the spring of 1987. He made the Red Sox that season and in two others.
7 - Dick Egan, Evaluation Skills
Egan had an unorthodox method of helping Bobby Witt as a coach for the
Rangers. Now a special assistant to the Tigers general manager.
8 - Dave Engle, Best Shot
Dave Engle got lessons from Ted Williams. He then played in nine major league seasons.
9 - Pat Garman, That Night
Pat Garman once hit four home runs in one night. In five seasons, he hit only 16 others. He never made the bigs.
10 - Juan Gonzalez, Contract Hitter
Juan Gonzalez lived up to one big contract. He then famously turned down another.
11 - Gary Green, With It
Gary Green tried to stay positive at AAA. He made the majors in five seasons.
12 - Jack Hardy, His Job
Jack Hardy worked at a supermarket in college. He later worked as baseball player, plus five games with the White Sox.
13 - Ray Hayward, Best Shot
Ray Hayward waited his turn, then got his call up to the Padres. He later became a college coach.
14 - John Hoover, Some Only Dream
John Hoover threw good pitches and bad in his career. One in the 1984 gold medal game was a bad one.
15 - Stan Hough, Career in Baseball
Stan Hough delivered promotion news as minor league manager. He never got the big promotion himself.
16 - Bryan House, Only Problem
Bryan House was a catalyst for his Peoria team. It was enough to make AAA, but not the majors.
17 - Steve Lankard, His Personality
Steve Lankard's knee was in pieces. He came back, but he couldn't get to the majors.
18 - David Lynch, Curve Worked
David Lynch's curve served him well and got him to AAA for seven seasons. It never got him to the majors.
19 - Craig McMurtry, See Why
Craig McMurtry had a great rookie year with the Braves, a bad final year with the Astros.
20 - Gar Millay, Good Ballplayer
Gar Millay was remembered as a strong ballplayer, strong under pressure. He passed away in 2011 from cancer.
21 - David Miller, Complete Game
David Miller made AAA Oklahoma City, but he never made the majors.
22 - Robo Niner, Baseball Head
Robo Niner was Oklahoma City's new mascot in 1990. He also wasn't from Oklahoma.
23 - Dean Palmer, More Relaxed
Dean Palmer got more relaxed, started playing his game. He also started hitting home runs.
24 - Mark Petkovsek, Showing His Age
Mark Petkovsek played in nine major league seasons. He tried a comeback in 2003, but didn't make it.
25 - Ray Ramirez, Mets Trainer
Mets trainer Ray Ramirez spent his early days training in the minors, including at Oklahoma City.
26 - Kevin Reimer, A Lot of Interest
Kevin Reimer opened up eyes playing at AA Tulsa. He went on to open eyes in six major league seasons.
27 - John Russell, Big Enough Thrill
John Russell caught Nolan Ryan's sixth no-hitter, then went on to manage the Pirates.
28 - Jeff Satzinger, Errant Pitch
Jeff Satzinger helped spark his AA team to a win through errant pitch in 1989. He never could do so in the majors.
29 - Steve Smith, Did A Lot
Steve Smith has been a player, a manager and an Amazing Race contestant.
30 - Bernie Tatis, Dominican Prospect
Bernie Tatis first played as a pro at age 19. He rose through the minors to hit AAA, but he never made the majors.
31 - Ron Washington, Playing Options
Ron Washington waited on his coaching career. It eventually took him nearly to the top of the game.
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