With the score tied at five in the seventh inning, Carmona knocked a single and later scored with the go-ahead run, according to The Deseret News. His team, though, went on to take the loss.
Carmona was in his third professional season that year. The outfielder got into three more, trying his hand at pitching in his final season. Carmona, though, never made AA.
Carmona's career began in 1989, signed by the Phillies as a free agent out of his native Venezuela. Carmona's name was also spelled Willliams Carmona.
Carmona started at rookie Martinsville. He got into five games there in 1989. He returned there for 43 in 1990. He hit .225, with three home runs that year.
He moved to rookie Pocatello in 1991. In 39 games there, he hit .245. He then returned to Martinsville in 1992. His average dropped to .196.
In 1993, Carmona got into just four games at single-A Spartanburg. He went 2 for 10.
Carmona signed with the Reds for 1994. He also tried pitching. Playing between rookie Princeton, single-A Charleston and high-A Princeton, Carmona got into 29 games, starting nine. He went 5-4, with a 4.48 ERA. It was his final season as a pro.
- Deseret News, July 5, 1991: Trappers' late fireworks surprise Pocatello again
Made the Majors: 880 - 45.8%
Never Made Majors: 1,042-54.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 375
10+ Seasons in the Minors:218