|The remains of Bill Meyer Stadium, home to the 1990 Knoxville Blue Jays, in 2016. (Greatest 21 Days)|
Knoxville Blue Jays (28)
Pete Blohm, Same Thing
Pete Blohm did the same thing he had been doing. He played seven pro seasons. It wasn't enough to make the bigs.
2 - J.J. Cannon, Keep Learning
J.J. Cannon coached for two decades, played for one. He made the bigs as a player in four seasons.
3 - Nate Cromwell, League Record
Nate Cromwell proved he deserved his All-Star selection at Dunedin. Played decade, never made bigs.
4 - Andy Dziadkowiec, Third Round
Andy Dziadkowiec was a Blue Jays third-rounder. He never made the bigs.
5 - Juan Guzman, Ready to Pitch
Juan Guzman came ready to pitch. He pitched the Blue Jays into the 1992 World Series.
6 - Darren Hall, If Healthy
Darren Hall came back from injuries to pitch in five big league seasons.
7 - Pat Hentgen, Big Difference
Pat Hentgen spotted his fastball, then won the 1996 AL Cy Young. He played 14 seasons as a pro.
8 - Shawn Jeter, Up Here
Shawn Jeter tried to take what he learned at AAA to the bigs. He only got the chance in 13 games.
9 - Chris Jones, Good Company
Chris Jones found himself in good company at single-A in 1986. He never found himself in the bigs.
10 - Dennis Jones, So Well
Dennis Jones pitched well in winter ball, never made AAA.
11 - Randy Knorr, Stayed Ready
Randy Knorr stayed ready as a player. He's now keeping players ready as a bench coach for the Nationals.
12 - Bob MacDonald, Needed Confidence
Bob MacDonald gained confidence with the Tigers in 1993. He played in six major league seasons.
13 - Mike Maksudian, Those Guys
Mike Maksudian was valuable player. Partly because he ate bugs.
14 - Domingo Martinez, These Days
Domingo Martinez eventually got his opportunity - in Japan.
15 - Doug Merrifield, Great Career
Doug Merrifield had a career in athletics, just not as a player.
16 - Bernie Nunez, Make Contact
17 - John Poloni, Nasty Stuff
John Poloni pushed the Athletics to draft Tim Hudson and his nasty stuff. He has served as scout, coach and big leaguer.
18 - Tom Quinlan, With It
Tom Quinlan chose pro baseball over pro hockey. He made the bigs in four seasons.
19 - Chris Rauth, Pitched Aggressively
Chris Rauth pitched aggressively at St. Lucie in 1988, played eight pro seasons.
20 - Paul Rodgers, His Game
Paul Rodgers chose pro baseball over college football. He played seven seasons as pro, but he never got higher than AA.
21 - Jimmy Rogers, Hanging Slider
Jimmy Rogers hung a slider, knew it was a major league home run. He made the bigs for 19 games.
22 - Earl Sanders, Desire to Succeed
Earl Sanders took his desire to succeed to seven seasons as a pro, but not the bigs.
23 - Jerry Schunk, His Drive
Jerry Schunk tried to keep convincing people he was legitimate. Wasn't enough to get him to bigs.
24 - John Stearns, Season Changing
John Stearns coached for nearly two decades, played in bigs in 11 seasons.
25 - William Suero, Been Tattooing
William Suero tattooed the ball with the Brewers in spring 1993. He earned another 15 games in the bigs.
26 - Woody Williams, Good Time
Woody Williams remembered his first major league call-up. It was almost a wonder.
27 - Julian Yan, Fastball Hitter
Julian Yan looked fastball for much of his 22-season career. He never got the chance to look fastball in the bigs.
28 - Eddie Zosky, Confidence Builder
Eddie Zosky built confidence in his first major league call-up. He made five major league seasons.