The night's opposing starter out of this May 1990 game, Mike Easley and his Reno Silver Sox capitalized, The Reno Gazette-Journal wrote.
With runners on second and third, Easley hit a two-run single to give Reno the lead, The Gazette-Journal wrote.
"(The starter) kept us off-balance with his forkball and his movement," Easley told The Gazette-Journal. "He did a good job of mixing up his pitches. We kept chasing the fastball."
Easley picked up that hit in his second season as a pro. He went on to play in two more. He topped out at AA.
Easley's career began in 1989, signed by the Indians as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A and M University.
With the Indians, Easley started in the rookie Gulf Coast League and at single-A Kinston. He saw 57 games in the GCL and six at Kinston and hit .302 overall.
He moved to high-A Reno for 1990. He hit .263 over 124 games, with six home runs. He then saw Kinston again in 1991, for the full season. He hit .277 over 109 games.
That April, The Shreveport Times asked Easley about his uniform number that year: 13. Easley had a simple answer, one that had nothing to do with superstition.
"Size 44," Easley told The Times. "I needed a size 44 and that's what No. 13 was."
Easily saw 88 games overall that year and hit .206. That season marked his last as a pro.
- Reno Gazette-Journal, May 20, 1990: Reno finds relief in Salinas bullpen for 5-3 triumph
- Shreveport Times, April 26, 1992: What's in a number? Don't ask these guys
Made the Majors:1,227-34.7%
Never Made Majors:2,307-65.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:509
10+ Seasons in the Minors:304