|Falcon Park II in Auburn, NY, in 2008. The 1990 Auburn Astros played at Falcon Park I. (Greatest 21 Days)|
Auburn Astros (25)
1 - Don Alexander, Something Special
Don Alexander knows coaching has its own timetable.
2 - Dave Allen, Statewide Award
Dave Allen won a statewide award in high school. He never made the bigs.
3 - Jeff Ball, Extra Time
Jeff Ball got his first major league hit. He needed time to enjoy it.
4 - Efrain Barreiro, Very Different
Efrain Barreiro's journey went to Puerto Rico, Kentucky, and 2 seasons as a pro.
5 - Jose Flores, Hit Streak
Jose Flores hit in 18-straight games at high-A. He never made the bigs.
6 - Tony Gilmore, Much Confidence
Tony Gilmore had confidence hitting in college. He played six pro seasons.
7 - Lincoln Gumbs, Two Returns
Lincoln Gumbs twice returned to the pros. He's now an instructor.
Mark Hampton, Good Pitcher
Mark Hampton pitched well in independent ball. He never made AA.
9 - Chris Hatcher, Caught On
Chris Hatcher's future included eight games with the Royals in KC.
10 - Bob Hurlbutt, Prove Himself
Bob Hurlbutt didn't plan for injury, or for a short career.
11 - Bob Hurta, To Use
Bob Hurta played six pro seasons. He made AAA, not the bigs.
12 - Michael Irwin, Low ERA
Michael Irwin posted a low ERA in college. He played a single-season as a pro.
13 - Marty Jones, All Together
Marty Jones improved early in 1989. He never put it all together.
14 - Doug Ketchen, Pitch Consistently
Doug Ketchen looked to pitch consistently. He made AAA, but not the bigs.
15 - Layne Lambert, Only Run
Layne Lambert made AA briefly in 1992. He played three seasons.
16 - Ray Montgomery, Paid Off
Ray Montgomery stayed healthy, made the Astros over three seasons.
17 - Gary Mota, Some Things
Gary Mota was once a top Astros prospect. He never made bigs like other Motas.
18 - Rick Peters Kids' Dream
Rick Peters realized a kids' dream.
19 - Steve Powers, Freshman Outing
Steve Powers had good freshman outing in college. He played four pro seasons.
20 - Vince Roman, Big Role
Vince Roman helped his college to the Division III World Series title. He never made the bigs.
21 - Tyrone Scott, Live Arm
Tyrone Scott had a live arm in high school. He played four seasons, never made AA.
22 - Bryan Smith, Exciting Plan
Bryan Smith's own exciting baseball plan never fully came to be.
23 - Fletcher Thompson, His Speed
Fletcher Thompson showed off his speed in college and the pros. He never made the bigs.
24 - Steve Veit, Day Before
Steve Veit waited a year to sign. He played two pro seasons.
25 - David Wilson, Ready To
David Wilson popped the ball to the pros, but not well enough for the bigs.