|Ned Skeldon Stadium in 2011. Ned Skeldon was home to the 1990 Toledo Mud Hens. (G21D Photo)|
1 - Dennis Burtt, Got There
In his major league debut, Dennis Burtt fought to remain still
2 - Phil Clark, That Opportunity
Phil Clark got his opportunity to hit in the majors and he felt like he belonged.
3 - Tom Gamboa, Accomplished Something
A Southern California native, it didn't sink in for Tom Gamboa that he was in the majors until his team visited Dodger Stadium.
4 - Steve McInerney, Side of Caution
Steve McInerney served more than a decade in the minors as a trainer. He later became a high school athletic director near Chicago.
Toledo Mud Hens (27)
1 - Scott Aldred, Left-Handed Longevity
Scott Aldred returned to the majors in 1996 after a two-year hiatus. He played until 2000.
2 - Dennis Burtt, His Chance
Dennis Burtt just tried to do well and take advantage of his chances. He got them in two seasons with the Twins.
3 - Phil Clark, Bat Took Him
Phil Clark's bat took him to the majors for five seasons, and to Japan.
4 - Milt Cuyler, Ran Into
Milt Cuyler ran into third in 1991 Rookie of the Year vote. He played in eight major league seasons.
5 - Dean Decillis, Being Drafted
Dean Decillis saw being drafted as a dream. He played eight seasons as a pro, but never made the other dream, the bigs.
6 - Lavel Freeman, Tough Decision
Lavel Freeman wanted to contribute to the Brewers in any way he could. He did for just two games, the extent of his major league career.
7 - Travis Fryman, Blue Collar
Travis Fryman had strength and fast hands, enough for 13 seasons in the majors.
8 - Tom Gamboa, On The Field
Tom Gamboa was happiest on the field. He was there as a manager and a coach. He was also on the field in 2002 with the Royals.
9 - Shawn Hare, Big Year
Shawn Hare tried to put up big numbers in his 1994 to return to the majors.
10 - Shawn Holman, Warm Feeling
Shawn Holman debuted with the Tigers in his eighth pro season. He got just five games.
11 - Jeff Jones, Basic Things
Jeff Jones worked with many pitchers in his two decades as a coach, including in the majors with the Tigers.
12 - Matt Kinzer, Last Chance
Matt Kinzer played for both the baseball Tigers and the football Lions. He played in the majors for nine games.
13 - Jim Lindeman, Hoped For
Jim Lindeman was in the right place for the Cardinals. By 1990, he was still looking for a regular major league place.
14 - Scott Livingstone, Would Hit
Scott Livingstone was ecstatic about his 1994 move to the Padres. He played in eight major league seasons.
15 - Torey Lovullo, Be Consistent
Torey Lovullo tried to avoid slow major league starts. He eventually made the bigs in eight seasons and later as a coach.
16 - Scott Lusader, Took It
Scott Lusader dreamed about hitting a home run in a big game. He then did it.
17 - Steve McInerney, Athletic Director
Steve McInerney started as a minor league trainer, later became a high school athletic director.
18 - Domingo Michel, Dodger Relative
Domingo Michel followed his cousin Pedro Guerrero into pro ball. He couldn't follow him to the majors.
19 - Randy Nosek, Needed Confidence
Randy Nosek did well in his first major league start. His second was a nightmare.
20 - Phil Ouellette, Two Home Runs
Phil Ouellette hit 52 home runs in a decade as a pro. On one night in 1990, he hit two. He got 10 games in the bigs.
21 - Jose Ramos, Big Positive
Jose Ramos' first save at AAA was a big positive. He never got the chance to save a game in the majors.
22 - Kevin Ritz, Strong Kid
Kevin Ritz was a strong pitcher who played in nine major league seasons.
23 - Aurelio Rodriguez, Super Fielder
Aurelio Rodriguez played 17 seasons for the Tigers and Yankees. He died in an accident at the age of 52.
24 - Mike Schwabe, Big Pitch
Mike Schwabe's family rushed to see his first major league start. He only had three more.
25 - Steve Searcy, Positive Attitude
Steve Searcy believed he would make the Orioles in 1993. He didn't make it, but did play in five major league seasons.
26 - Eric Stone, Locked Down
Eric Stone helped the Tigers in spring 1990. He never could help a major league team in the regular season.
27 - Don Vesling, Too Fine
Don Vesling did well enough in 1989 to stick in AAA for another year. He didn't do well enough to make the Tigers.