Thursday, August 27, 2015

1990 Pulaski Braves

Features on each member of the 1990 Pulaski Braves, rookie-level affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.

Pulaski Braves (31)
1 - Brian Bark, Broke Through
Brian Bark knew a lot of people didn't get as far as he did.
2 - Cloyd Boyer, Own Man
Cloyd Boyer spent 40-plus years in the game as a player and as a coach.
3 - Mike Cerame, Long Enough
Has long been an athletic trainer. Continues in 2017 in college.
4 - Barry Chiles, In Front
Barry Chiles got to play in front of the first President Bush, but not in the bigs.
5 - Jamie Crump, All-Region
Jamie Crump made his college's all-region team. He played one pro season.
6 - Pat Dando, Grand Slam
Pat Dando hit an independent league grand slam. He played seven pro seasons.
7 - Travis Dunlap, Wasn't Nervous
Travis Dunlap helped his rookie ball team to a title. He never made AA.
8 - Stewart Ford, Closed Out
Stewart Ford closed out a rookie ball no-hitter. He played three pro seasons.
9 - Wallace Gonzalez, Offensive Praise
Wallace Gonzalez got offensive praise in high school, not enough as a pro.
10 - Brett Grebe, Dedicated To
Brett Grebe had an on-again, off-again career.
11 - Troy Hughes, Big Choice
Troy Hughes chose pro baseball over college football.
12 - Randy Ingle, Two Priorities
Randy Ingle believed in being aggressive and executing.
13 - Vincent Jiminez, More Fleeting
Vincent Jiminez remains in his high school record book. He played three pro seasons.
14 - Anthony Johnson, College List
Anthony Johnson came out of college to play pro for 47 games.
15 - Brian Kowitz, Fantasy Land
Brian Kowitz described the majors as fantasy land. He got there for 10 games.
16 - Ray Mack, Over With
Ray Mack was once literally charged with murder. He was also acquitted.
17 - Keith Morrison, Encouraging Effort
Keith Morrison gave an encouraging effort at single-A. He never made the bigs.
18 - Larry Owens, Loves Baseball 
Larry Owens wants great students who love to play baseball.
19 - Randy Phillips, Something Better
Randy Phillips started as a player, then coached.
20 - Mike Place, Showed It
Mike Place showed frustration in his seventh season. He'd yet to make AA.
21 - Jimmie Pullins, Big Win
Jimmie Pullins knocked a home run in rookie ball. He played three pro seasons.
22 - Hector Roa, Just Like
Hector Roa played in the U.S., Mexico and Taiwan. He also inspired his son.
23 - Joe Roa, Meant More
Joe Roa knew how hard it was to get to the bigs.
24 - Armando Rodriguez, Big Class
Armando Rodriguez was part of a big college pro class.
25 - Karl Rudison, Brief Career
Karl Rudison helped get a big summer league win. He played one pro season.
26 - Mike Shepherd, Head Start
Mike Shepherd got a head start on the pros. He never made single-A.
27 - George Virgilio, Took Some
George Virgilio took some spotlight in a minors game with a grand slam.
28 - Johnny Walker, Play Both
Johnny Walker played baseball and football briefly as a pro.
29 - Henry Werland, Started Strong
Henry Werland started a 1991 outing strong. He played just two seasons.
30 - Dave Williams, Final Win
Dave Williams' final pro win came in 1993. He never made AAA.
31 - Juan Williams, Lead Stuck
Juan Williams played a decade as a pro, made AAA, not the bigs.

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