The topic: Playing in the minor leagues.
"He played and taught me almost everything about what is going on right now," the younger Terrell told Scout, "so it's pretty fun. It is just exactly what I thought it was going to be like."
The younger Terrell completed his third season as a pro in 2017. The older Terrell completed four seasons a pro. He made it to high-A. He never made AA.
The older James Terrell's career began in 1989, taken by the Mariners in the 58th round out of Hogan High School in California.
At Hogan, Terrell won all-league honors twice. He also earned the nickname "Hawk," according to his team card.
Terrell started with the Mariners in the rookie Arizona League. He hit .247 in 42 games. He then moved to short-season Bellingham for 1990. By mid-July, Terrell carried a .350 average. He cooled off by the end of the year with a total .223 average.
Terrell returned to Bellingham 1991. He hit .286 over 65 games with three home runs. He then played 1992 at high-A Peninsula. In 101 games there, he hit .192 to end his career.
Terrell as since returned to Vallejo. In 2014, he shared his memories of an old local ball field for a documentary in a clip on YouTube.
- Scout, Aug. 30, 2016: Oakland A's prospect Q and A: James Terrell, OF
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