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Friday, July 28, 2017

Jerome Edwards, More Aggressive - 5

Jerome Edwards helped seal this 1998 game early for the independent Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs. He hit a grand slam in the third to put them up 5-0, The Schenectady Daily Gazette wrote.
The win helped the Diamond Dogs salvage a poor start to he series, The Daily Gazette wrote.

"The first couple games we weren't aggressive," Edwards told The Daily Gazette. "(Sunday), we were more aggressive, more focused."

Edwards used his own on-field aggressiveness to play seven seasons as a pro. He made AA, but he never made the majors.

Edwards' career began in 1990, taken by the Phillies in the 13th round of the draft out of Jackson State University. Edwards is also credited as Jay Edwards.

Edwards started with the Phillies at rookie Princeton. He hit .192 in 64 games. He moved to short-season Batavia for 1991. He hit .273 there over 67 games that year.

He played 1992 at single-A Spartanburg, scoring on a groundout in a September playoff game. He made high-A Clearwater in 1993. He picked up three hits in a May game and went 2 for 5 in a June contest.

Edwards saw AA Reading in 1994. He hit .231 over 75 games. That season marked his last in affiliated ball.

He returned to the independent circuit in 1997. He played that year at Greenville and Massachusetts and then 1998 at Albany-Colonie, ending his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,702
Made the Majors:1,033-38.3%
Never Made Majors:1,669-61.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 426
10+ Seasons in the Minors:263

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