Limbert Rivas in this early April game, but they got it anyway.
In a game his Tourists would win 13-2, Rivas came on late and pitched a perfect inning.
"The most pleasing thing to me has been our defensive play, and today we got some good pitching," Asheville manager Frank Cacciatore told The Post-Courier afterward of the team's early success. "That makes my job easy."
Rivas was in his second year in the minors that year with Asheville. It was also his last.
Rivas' career began in 1987, signed by the Astros, out of his native Dominican Republic.
He hit the field in the United States in 1989, playing in the rookie Gulf Coast League. In the GCL, Rivas got into 27 games, picking up four saves and three wins. His ERA came in at 4.82.
For 1990, Rivas moved to Asheville. There, he got into 33 games, picking up five saves, and two wins. His ERA also hit 2.79. But it was also Rivas' final year as a pro.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Made the Majors: 706 - 54.8%
Never Made Majors: 582-45.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 305
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 181