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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

1990 West Palm Beach Expos, high-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos


Features on each member of the 1990 West Palm Beach Expos, high-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos, as included in that year's team set.

West Palm Beach Expos (35)
  1. Felipe Alou enjoyed himself over 17 major league seasons as a player, 14 as a manager, 12/27/20
  2. Willie P. Bananas once got ejected from a game; Served as West Palm Beach's mascot nine seasons, 12/26/20
  3. Rod Boddie hoped for the majors, but knew he'd go to law school; Missed on bigs, then became lawyer, 1/29/21
  4. Marianne Carlisle wanted to be a mascot since age 6; As a theater major, she became Willie P. Bananas, 12/27/20
  5. Paul Ciaglo worked to get comfortable at single-A; Played in to pro seasons, saw five total outings, 1/8/21
  6. Reid Cornelius turned pro out of high school; Saw three ML seasons, later turned coach, 1/1/21
  7. Sean Cunningham served as minors trainer, later on staff in Montreal and as head trainer with Marlins, 1/16/21
  8. Wayne Cunningham didn't really play baseball, but what he did do, came in television, 1/9/21
  9. Bret Davis threw enough strikes to make it from college to the pros;  Saw four seasons, made AAA, 1/13/21
  10. Jim Faulk challenged the wind over five pro seasons, made AA, 1/18/21
  11. Rob Fletcher helped his team break 1989 losing streak; Saw four pro seasons, made high-A, 12/25/20
  12. Kevin Foster made switch from infield to pitching, saw bigs over seven seasons; Passed in 2008, 12/28/20
  13. Dan Freed started strong in Expos organization; Played five pro seasons, made AA, later became scout, 12/28/20
  14. Dan Gakeler settled down to see 31 outings over only ML season; Played in 12 pro campaigns, 1/5/21
  15. Eddie Gonzalez made brief return after wrist injury; Played in five seasons, made high-A, 12/31/20
  16. Dave Jauss helped Felipe Alou as minors coach, helping his son for 2021 as majors coach, 1/31/21
  17. Rob Kerrigan signed as pro with backing of uncle; Played five seasons, made high-A, 12/28/20
  18. Ken Lake hit a key home run in 1990 game; Saw four pro seasons, made AA, 1/15/21
  19. Richie Lewis knocked game-winner as pitcher in 1993; Saw seven ML campaigns, 1/19/21
  20. Rob Mason helped youth team to title as coach; Played four pro seasons, made high-A, 1/4/21
  21. Todd Mayo knew in baseball the outcome is never certain; Saw four pro seasons, made AA, 1/26/21
  22. John Mello had nerves of steel over three pro seasons, made high-A; Later became instructor, 12/26/20
  23. Pat Murphy saw what went on over three decades as West Palm Beach sports anchor, got own card, 1/11/21
  24. Doug Piatt couldn't believe he was in the majors; Saw 21 games with Expos in 1991, 1/30/21
  25. Chris Pollack returned from rotator cuff surgery for four more seasons, but had no Hollywood ending in bigs, 1/22/21
  26. F.P. Santangelo knew he'd make the majors; Later made the Mitchell Report, became broadcaster, 2/3/21
  27. Joe Siddall learned a lot over 12 pro seasons; Made bigs, became Blue Jays broadcaster, endured loss of son, 12/29/20
  28. Joel Smith sped his way from Tennessee to the pros; Saw four seasons, made high-A, 1/2/21
  29. David Sommer hoped for a no-hitter to win bet with dad; Saw five pro seasons, passed away in 2019, 1/28/21
  30. Matt Stairs thought about moving on, then made the next 15 major league seasons, 12/31/20
  31. Adam Terris dedicated himself, then returned to college field; Made pros, saw two seasons, 1/12/21
  32. Dave Wainhouse gave it another shot, saw five more ML seasons; Played in seven total, 12/30/20
  33. John Wenrick got good action on his fastball in 1986; Saw five pro seasons, made high-A, 1/23/21
  34. Fred Williams got back to basics and improve hitting at AA; Saw nine pro seasons, missed bigs, 1/20/21
  35. Pete Young made the majors with the Expos over two seasons, helped start agent's career, 1/3/21

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