Monday, September 1, 2014

1990 Charleston Rainbows

Features on each member of the 1990 Charleston Rainbows, single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Players featured are as included in that year's team set. Click on the player's name to read more.

Interviews (1)
1 - Pedro Lopez, Different Perspective
Pedro Lopez wasn't sure the scout had the right Pedro. He did. And it led to a long playing and coaching career.

Charleston Rainbows (29)
1 - Roberto Arredondo, Big Inning
Roberto Arredondo helped Charleston to a big inning in May 1990. He played just three seasons.
2 - Lance Banks, Ate Innings
Lance Banks played three professional seasons. He never made AA.
3 - Jeff Barton, Once-in-a-Lifetime
Jeff Barton had a once-in-lifetime experience in pro ball. He also one hitting a hole-in-one for $1 million.
4 - Brian Beck, Early Start
Brian Beck played five seasons and made the transition to pitcher. He never made AA.
5 - Scott Bream, Good Evaluator
Scott Bream played a decade in the minors. He has since gone into scouting.
6 - Monte Brooks, Thankful For
Monte Brooks turned to coaching after playing. He has turned to his faith in his life.
7 - Julio Bruno, Loves Baseball
Julio Bruno loves baseball. He played it as a pro. He's now coaching it.
8 - Rico Coleman, Team Effort
Rico Coleman pointed to his team's effort in a 1989 win. He got four hits himself.
9 - Troy Cunningham, Heads Up
Troy Cunningham was a heads-up player in high school. He played two seasons as a pro.
10 - Rob Curnow, Two Singles
Rob Curnow's bat never really got going. He played just three seasons.
11 - Russ Garside, Some Credit
Russ Garside got some credit for a short-season win. He played just three seasons as a pro.
12 - Pete Guzman, Pumped Up
Pete Guzman got the short-season win and was pumped up. He played just two seasons as a pro.
13 - Lee Henderson, Throw Home
Lee Henderson played seven seasons as a pro. He made AA, but not the bigs.
14 - Billy Johnson, Polished Pitcher
Billy Johnson impressed his manager late in his first pro season. He couldn't continue that success.
15 - Jack Krol, Dream Lived 
Jack Krol lived his dream as a minors manager. He died of cancer related to chewing tobacco.
16 - Jimmy Lester, Mold Them
Jimmy Lester liked fresh arms as a scout. He played five pro seasons.
17 - Mark Littell, Not Nervous
Mark Littell wasn't nervous for his first look at the bigs. He later became an inventor.
18 - Pedro Lopez, Was Ready
Pedro Lopez played 13 pro seasons. He was then ready for a turn to managing.
19 - Pablo Martinez, First Hit
Pablo Martinez broke an Atlanta Braves hitless streak. It was his only major league hit.
20 - Bill Marx, Good Command
Bill Marx had good command for Spokane in 1985. He never made AA.
21 - Jose Mateo, Bad Night
Jose Mateo had a bad night in April 1990. He played just two pro seasons.
22 - John Maxwell, Prepared For
John Maxwell helped the Padres be prepared. Spent two decades as a trainer in the minors.
23 - Joe Murdock, Two Runs
Joe Murdock played three seasons as a pro. He never made AA.
24 - Danny Pickett, More Confidence
Danny Pickett increased his confidence in high school. He played just two seasons as a pro.
25 - Craig Pueschner, Strong Arm
Craig Pueschner used his strong arm to turn pro. He couldn't make AA.
26 - Rafael Santiago, Four Hits
Rafael Santiago played in three pro seasons. He never made AA.
27 - Charles Thompson, Too Much
Charles Thompson couldn't field a come-backer in 1990. He played three seasons as a pro.
28 - Squeezer Thompson, Best Arm
Squeezer Tompson got his name from his boa. He played just three seasons as a pro.
29 - Eddie Zinter, A Gamer
Bruce Bochy called Eddie Zinter a gamer. Zinter played four seasons as pro, never made AA.

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