Friday, January 27, 2017

Raphael Garcia, Entire Way - 25

Raphael Garcia went deep in this March 1990 game for Southern California College - and he did so without giving up a hit, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Garcia, however, couldn't make it the entire way for the no-hitter, The Times wrote. He gave up three hits and a run in the final frame while still picking up the win.

Garcia went on to turn pro later that year. His pro career lasted three seasons. He never made AA.

Garcia's pro career began that June, taken by the Blue Jays in the 21st round of the draft out of Southern California College, also referred to as Southern California Christian College.

In an April 1990 college game, Garcia gave up more hits, six, but still struck out nine and picked up the win. He also picked up three hits himself.

Garcia started with the Blue Jays at rookie Medicine Hat. He went 3-5, with a 5.05 ERA in 13 outings eight starts.

He moved to single-A Myrtle Beach for 1991. He improved his ERA, but not his record. He went 4-12, with a 4.02 ERA.

Garcia's final season came in 1992, playing between Myrtle Beach and high-A Dunedin. In 32 overall outings that year, five starts, Garcia went 4-3, with a 4.59 ERA, ending his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,518
Made the Majors:1,011-40.2%
Never Made Majors:1,507-59.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 419
10+ Seasons in the Minors:259

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