Wednesday, October 31, 2012

1990 Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons

PNC Field, the former Lackawanna County Stadium, in 2007. The stadium was home to the 1990 Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons. (G21D Photo)
Features on each member of the 1990 Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons, the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Players are as included in that year's team set. Click on the player's name to learn more.

Interview (1)
1 - Sal Agostinelli, Got Close
Sal Agostinelli did everything he could to make bigs. He's now looking for others that could make it.

1990 Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons (27)
1 - Jim Adduci, Rather Be
Jim Adduci deserved a chance, he took that chance to time in four big league seasons.
2 - Sal Agostinelli, Watching Baseball
Sal Agostinelli enjoyed watching baseball anywhere, he's now doing so as longtime scout with the Phillies.
3 - Eric Boudreaux, More Comfortable
Eric Boudreaux kept his team in the game, earning a few more starts. He didn't earn himself a trip to the majors.
4 - Bill Dancy, Playing Hard
Bill Dancy thought he was a player's manager, but one that gave butt kickings if needed.
5 - Marvin Freeman, Fine Arm
Marvin Freeman spent time in 10 major league seasons, coming in fourth in the Cy Young voting in one.
6 - Todd Frohwirth, More Excited
Todd Frohwirth didn't have time to think of the first major league batter he faced: Andre Dawson. He also picked up the win.
7 - John Gibbons, Player's Coach
John Gibbons' career began as a first-round pick, but he only was able to manage 18 games in the bigs.
8 - Jason Grimsley, Unnatural Pitching
Jason Grimsley sometimes appeared to throw unnaturally. Turned out, he sometimes did.
9 - Kelly Heath, Drawing Comparisons
Kelly Heath made the majors in 1982 and got a single at bat. He was still playing eight years later, never got back to the bigs.
10 - Ron Jones, Sense of Competitiveness
Ron Jones' career was cut short due to knee injuries. His life was cut short by natural causes.
11 - Chris Knabenshue, Out There
Chris Knabenshue needed a game like he had in 1986. It wasn't enough to make bigs in 10 seasons as a pro.
12 - Greg Legg, Take Advantage
Greg Legg took advantage of his opportunities to make bigs in two seasons, long coaching career, all with the ‪‎Phillies‬.
13 - Chuck Malone, Benefit of the Doubt
Chuck Malone might have been jittery in his major league debut, walking home a run. He pitched in just six more games.
14 - Keith Miller, Big Hit
Keith Miller's first major league hit keyed a Phillies win. He played in two big league seasons.
15 - Brad Moore, Worked Out
Brad Moore was excited to be in the majors. He ultimately played in just eight major league games.
16 - Mickey Morandini, Reckless Abandon
Mickey Morandini signed with the Phillies and went out and did what he always did, hit.
17 - Dickie Noles, Wasn't Awed
Dickie Noles wasn't awed by the majors or the World Series. He was later humbled by addiction.
18 - Barney Nugent, Caring Guy
Barney Nugent helped tend to the San Francisco Giants for 11 seasons as an assistant trainer.
19 - Floyd Rayford, Opposite Field
Floyd Rayford told his players to hit to the opposite field. He has done so in a long coaching career.
20 - Wally Ritchie, Tough Situations
Wally Ritchie threw the pitches he could throw, he did so in four major league seasons.
21 - Victor Rosario, Develop the Bat
Victor Rosario had the tools to make majors, and made it with the Braves. He stayed a month.
22 - Bob Scanlan, His Role
Bob Scanlan tried to concentrate in major league debut, threw seven good innings. He played in nine seasons.
23 - Scott Service, Well-Traveled
Scott Service was well-traveled. He played on nine major league clubs over 12 major league seasons.
24 - Steve Sharts, Went Back
Steve Sharts tried to adjust his delivery, but it wasn't enough for him to make the majors.
25 - Steve Stanicek, Take Advantage
Steve Stanicek dreamed about making the majors. He made it for 13 games.
26 - Jim Vatcher, Only Goal
Jim Vatcher never thought he'd be good enough for the majors. He was.
27 - Jim Wright, Good Tip
Jim Wright knew what arm problems were like. He lost two seasons to arm problems, then helped pitchers return.

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