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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

1990 Stockton Ports

Features on each member of the 1990 Stockton Ports, high-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Stockton Ports (28)
1 - Chris Bando, Offered Continuity
Chris Bando returned to the bigs after six years away. 
2 - Frank Bolick, Walk-Off
Frank Bolick hit his share of home runs in the minors, also in the bigs and Japan.
3 - Jamie Cangemi, Country Hard Stuff
Jamie Cangemi threw country hard stuff over six pro seasons.
4 - Kevin Carmody, Relief Duties
Kevin Carmody served in relief for the Stockton Ports. He played three pro seasons.
5 - Chris Cassels, First Year
Chris Cassels played 13 seasons as a pro, never made AAA.
6 - Remigio Diaz, Came Through
Remigio Diaz had a long career in Mexico, played two minors seasons. 
7 - Steve Diaz, Minors Life
Steve Diaz slept till noon. He was a minor leaguer.
8 - Bo Dodson, Sunk In
Bo Dodson played a decade as a pro. He never made the bigs.
9 - Cal Eldred, Day By Day
Cal Eldred learned to be patient.
10 - John Finn, Long Career
John Finn had a long career as a pro. He never made the bigs.
11 - Dave Fitzgerald, Impressed Somebody
Dave Fitzgerald tried not to look forward.
12 - Mike Guerrero, One Way
Mike Guerrero played and coached the game 100 percent.
13 - Scott Hamilton, Thrilled To
Scott Hamilton was thrilled to return from a college injury.
14 - Mike Ignasiak, His Due
Mike Ignasiak's family saw him beat his home state's team.
15 - Kenny Jackson, Huge Help
Kenny Jackson returned to the field in 2010 for home country, the Virgin Islands. 
16 - Chris Johnson, Best Opportunity
Chris Johnson regained confidence as a pro, never made AAA.
17 - Bob Kappesser, That Role
Bob Kappesser knew the fundamentals. He never made the bigs.
18 - Curt Krippner, Good Fastball
Curt Krippner showed the Brewers a good fastball. He never made the bigs.
19 - Pat Listach, How Fortunate
Pat Listach has been fortunate all his life because of baseball.
20 - Sylvester Love, Went Fast
Sylvester Love ran from college to the pros. He played three seasons.
21 - Angel Miranda, To Understand
Angel Miranda could start or relieve, he didn't care as long as he was in the bigs.
22 - Dave Nilsson, Did That
Dave Nilsson started in Australia, then starred with the Brewers.
23 - Leo Perez, Good One
Leo Perez made it to the Brewers 40-man roster. He played five pro seasons.
24 - Tim Raley, Played For
Tim Raley made his college's Hall of Fame, could hold seven baseballs in one hand.
25 - Memo Sandoval, Top Team
Memo Sandoval pitched on a top Brewers minors team. He never made AA.
26 - James Sass, Probably Not
James Sass has a job some might envy.
27 - Juan Uribe, In Relief
Juan Uribe pitched in three U.S. seasons, then in Mexico.
28 - Mitch Zwolensky, Every Game
Mitch Zwolensky expected his players to play with ACE every at bat.

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