|FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pa., in 2010. FirstEnergy, as Municipal Stadium, was home to the 1990 Reading Phillies. (G21D Photo)|
1 - Sal Agostinelli, Got Close
Sal Agostinelli did everything he could to make bigs. He's now looking for others that could make it.
Reading Phillies (29)
1 - Sal Agostinelli, Watching Baseball
Sal Agostinelli enjoyed watching baseball anywhere. He's now doing so as a scout with the Phillies.
2 - Gary Alexander, Well-Rounded
Gary Alexander went on from a seven-season pro career to a career as a high school coach.
3 - Andy Ashby, Wasn't Worried
Andy Ashby wasn't worried about getting his first major league win. He went on to get 97 others.
4 - Ramon Aviles, Making Decisions
Ramon Aviles liked the decision-making challenge that managing brought.
5 - Bob Ayrault, Time Will Come
Bob Ayrault believed his time would come and it did. He made two major league seasons.
6 - Kim Batiste, Big Bat
Kim Batiste's error in the NLCS led to the tying run. His single led to the game-winner.
7 - Frank Bellino, In There
Frank Bellino liked to play. It didn't matter how. He played eight seasons, but not in the bigs.
8 - Eric Boudreaux, More Comfortable
Eric Boudreaux kept his team in the game, earning a few more minors starts. He never saw the bigs.
9 - Cliff Brantley, Natural Thing
Cliff Brantley pitched well in his major league debut, he was just nervous.
10 - Rich Buonantony, Dad's Job
Rich Buonantony's father would have quit his job if the son had made the majors.
11 - Amalio Carreno, Compared To
Amalio Carreno worked on his pitches. He made the majors for three games.
12 - Fred Christopher, Paid Off
Fred Christopher worked on his control. It paid off at short-season, but he never got to the bigs.
13 - George Culver, Best Situation
George Culver coached in the minors. He threw a no-hitter in the majors.
14 - Marty Foley, Other Nights
Marty Foley had a bad night. But he had others to prove himself. He never made the bigs.
15 - Jeff Grotewold, Fun Run
Jeff Grotewold hit four major league home runs total. Three came on consecutive nights.
16 - David Holdridge, Which Way
David Holdridge worked on throwing strikes to make the bigs. He made it in his 11th pro season.
17 - Vince Holyfield, Good Plays
Vince Holyfield played good defense in a 1988 game. He played six seasons, but not in the majors.
18 - Steve Kirkpatrick, Waited For
Steve Kirkpatrick had new-found patience in 1990. He never made the majors.
19 - Doug Lindsey, No Joke
Doug Lindsey didn't believe his call to the Phillies in 1991. He'd already gone home.
20 - Warren Magee, Winter Roster
Warren Magee impressed at AA enough to make the 40-man winter roster. He never made bigs.
21 - Tom Marsh, Goose Bumps
Tom Marsh hit his first major league grand slam, then got goose bumps listening to the replay.
22 - Tim Mauser, Best Outing
Tim Mauser threw a no-hitter in the minors. He made the majors as a reliever.
23 - Don McCormack, Grabbed Him
Don McCormack assessed players in the minors after briefly making the bigs as a player.
24 - John McLarnan, Any Other
John McLarnan got ready quick in a 1988 game at AAA. He played seven seasons as a pro, but not in the majors.
25 - Rod Robertson, New Scenery
Rod Robertson hoped the new scenery would help him to the majors. He played 10 seasons, but he never made it.
26 - Mark Sims, Proven Winner
Mark Sims played eight seasons as a pro, but all in the minors. He's now a high school coach.
27 - Casey Waller, Get Better
Casey Waller kept it positive when he was sent down to AA. He never got sent up to the majors.
28 - Gary Wilson, Abbreviated Climb
Gary Wilson made AAA in four seasons. He didn't make it higher.
29 - Floyd Youmans, Happened To
Floyd Youmans had a big year in 1986, but he was slowed by off-field issues.