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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1990 London Tigers

Labatt Memorial Park in August 2014. Labatt was home to the London Tigers in 1990. (G21D Photo)
Features on each member of the 1990 London Tigers, AA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

2014 Labatt Memorial Park Photos

Interview (2)
1 - Mike Lumley, Little Details
Mike Lumley went from a pro tryout to college and then to the pros. He played six seasons in the minors.
2 - John Toale, Promise to Parents
John Toale promised his parents he'd finish his degree. He did. But he never made the majors.

1990 London Tigers (21)
1 - Tom Aldrich, Unbelievably Excited
Tom Aldrich was unbelievably excited when he was drafted out of Bowdoin College. He played three seasons as pro.
2 - Chris Alvarez, His Best
Chris Alvarez knew he had work to do in the field, thought his best was as a hitter. Never made the majors.
3 - Arnie Beyeler, Was Speechless
Arnie Beyeler made the majors for 2013 as a coach, after a quarter century in the game. It left him speechless.
4 - Rico Brogna, He Belonged
Rico Brogna felt like part of the team with the Mets. He played in nine major league seasons.
5 - Basilio Cabrera, Came Around
Basilio Cabrera has helped young hitters as a coach and manager. He was once a young player himself.
6 - Lou Frazier, Pitcher Watching
Lou Frazier knew he could steal bases. He just needed the opportunities.
7 - Luis Galindo, Three Hits
Luis Galindo had three hits in a 1989 game, played five seasons as pro. He never made the bigs.
8 - Steve Green, Four Hits
Steve Green played well one night for AA London. He played in six seasons, never made the bigs.
9 - David Haas, Remember Most
David Haas wasn't totally satisfied with his win in his first major league start. That's because he got pulled mid-inning.
10 - Riccardo Ingram, His Will
Riccardo Ingram knew the odds didn't mean much. He made the bigs, then survived cancer.
11 - John Kiely, Some Innings
John Keily helped the Tigers with his sinker in 1992. He played in three major league seasons.
12 - Tim Leiper, Long Wait
Tim Leiper had a long wait in the minors with the Tigers, never made majors. For 2013, he was an adviser with the Blue Jays.
13 - Mike Lumley, Hometown Player
Mike Lumley pitched for his hometown team in London, Ont. He never got to pitch in the majors.
14 - Rusty Meacham, Not Afraid
Rusty Meacham showed by the way he pitched that he wasn't afraid of anyone.
15 - Steve Pegues, Raw Talent
For one night in 1995, Steve Pegues was a home run hitter.
16 - Dave Richards, More Aggressive
Dave Richards tried being more aggressive, then extended career in independent ball.
17 - Ron Rightnowar, Ever Leave
Ron Rightnowar finally made the majors, but it wasn't the experience he thought it would be.
18 - Rich Rowland, Pursued It
Somebody told Rich Rowland he had baseball ability, he then pursued it all the way to the majors.
19 - John Toale, Played Professionally
John Toale knew not making the majors didn't mean he was a bad player. He played professionally.
20 - Mike Wilkins, Every Time
Mike Wilkins almost threw a no-hitter for AA London. He never got the chance to in the majors.
21 - Ken Williams, Complete Game
Ken Williams got a complete game at single-A, never got to try in the majors.

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