|Frontier Field in Rochester, NY, in 2009. Frontier replaced Silver Stadium, home of the 1990 Rochester Red Wings. (G21D Photo)|
1 - Vickie Biagini: Greg Biagini got the call he waited 20 years for and he was out in the yard.
2 - Leo Gomez: Leo Gomez learned as a player to come with a good attitude.
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1 - Jay Aldrich: Jay Aldrich was happy with his major league debut, except for one pitch. He played in three major league seasons.
2 - Jose Bautista: In the middle of a bad season in 1988, Jose Bautista threw a veritable gem.
3 - Eric Bell: Eric Bell was nervous for first major league start. He got in six major league seasons.
4 - Juan Bell: Juan Bell wasn't rushed by the Orioles. He played in seven major league seasons.
5 - Greg Biagini: Greg Biagini paid his dues, became Orioles coach after a long career in minors. He passed away in 2003.
6 - Paul Blair: Paul Blair enjoyed working with college players as coach, after a 17-year major league career.
7 - Danny Boone: Danny Boone overcame obstacles, then returned to the majors eight years after his last major league pitch.
8 - Dick Bosman: Dick Bosman helped young pitchers through early problems, after long playing career.
9 - Tony Chance: Tony Chance had raw talent, but he couldn't break through. He played 20 seasons as a pro, but never made the bigs.
10 - Tim Dulin: Tim Dulin's playing career lasted seven seasons. He didn't make majors. He now has his own baseball school in Memphis.
11 - Leo Gomez: Leo Gomez got his opportunity with the Orioles and he made the most of it, playing seven seasons.
12 - Vic Hithe: Victor Hithe believed in high school he'd be playing at Dodger Stadium. He played ball seven years, never made the majors.
Chris Hoiles: A competition for a 1991 starting job only made Chris Hoiles want to work harder. He worked for 10 major league seasons.
14 - Mike Jones: Mike Jones came back from a serious car accident, a broken neck, to return to majors.
15 - Ben McDonald: Ben McDonald had high expectations put on him that he could never fulfill. He still played in nine major league seasons.
16 - Jeff McKnight: Jeff McKnight played his game, hoped it was good enough for another call. It was. He played in six major league seasons.
17 - Darrell Miller: Darrell Miller has been known by several names, ones he's earned and ones attached to famous siblings.
18 - John Mitchell: John Mitchell survived 22 hours in the water. His teammate didn't. Mitchell came back to make the majors.
19 - Donell Nixon: Donell Nixon appeared to be running straight to the majors, then he ran into a wall - literally.
20 - Chris Padget: Chris Padget started playing baseball at age 6. He stayed with the game for four decades, then left.
21 - Curtis Schilling: Curt Schilling pitched while not 100% more than once. The results weren't always the same.
22 - (Texas) Mike Smith: Texas Mike Smith had a long debut outing, the type rookies don't want to have.
23 - Pete Stanicek: Pete Stanicek was tough enough, but he was just hurt. His major league career, though, was also over. (Continue)
24 - Jeff Tackett: Jeff Tackett's family got to see him play in the majors over four seasons.
25 - Shane Turner: Shane Turner had mixed emotions on his return to AA. He soon made the bigs.
26 - Greg Walker: Greg Walker had much go wrong. But he had much go right, too.
27 - Mickey Weston: Mickey Weston knew his chances were scarce. When he got one, he tried to do his best. It didn't always work out.
28 - Jeff Wood: Jeff Wood wanted to get into baseball, but he couldn't play. So he became a trainer.
29 - Rob Woodward: Rob Woodward was told by Tom Seaver he'd return to the Red Sox. He did, and played in four major league seasons.