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Friday, October 25, 2019

Rick Mundy gained confidence his first pro season; He played in four, didn't see AA

Rick Mundy gave an update to his hometown St. Louis Post-Dispatch on his new career in late-June 1988.

Mundy had taken his first professional hit for a home run, though success as a whole seemed initially hard to come by, The Post-Dispatch wrote.

"I'm not exactly tearing up the league, but I'm learning and I'm feeling more comfortable with every game," Mundy told The Post-Dispatch. "I haven't had many hits yet, but I'm hitting the ball hard. It's an adjustment time for me, but I'm confident that I can handle it."

Mundy's confidence took him to time in four professional seasons. He made single-A in three of them, but he didn't make it higher.

Mundy's career began that year in 1988, taken by the Cubs in the 36th round of the draft out of Pattonville High School in Missouri. Mundy was also credited as Richard Mundy.

Mundy started with the Cubs at short-season Geneva. He got into 41 games and hit .141. That one home run for his first hit proved his only home run on the year.

Mundy moved to single-A Peoria and returned to Geneva for 1989. Between them, he saw 55 games and hit .221.

Mundy then played all of 1990 and 1991 at Peoria. He hit a two-run single in a June win. He hie .236 in 43 games overall in 1990 and then .226 in 64 games there in 1991 to end his career.

Mundy later returned to the St. Louis area, taking part in a baseball camp as an instructor.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,199
Made the Majors:1,157-36.2%
Never Made Majors:2,042-63.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 480
10+ Seasons in the Minors:283

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