Dulom responded by buckling down, making up the needed credit hours and rejoining the team for 1989, The Herald wrote.
"I want a championship ring real bad," Dulom told The Herald at that season's outset. "Going out the way I did last year wasn't the way to end a college baseball career."
Dulom's college baseball career soon ended that year and it ended with him turning pro. His pro career, though, proved brief, a single season spent at high-A.
In his return in 1989, he hit a grand slam in a May win. The opposing team issued an intentional walk to get to a then-struggling Dulom, The South Florida Sun Sentinel wrote.
"They knew I wasn't swinging the bat well," Dulom told The Sun Sentinel. "I take that personally. I wanted a pitch I could hit hard."
His season over, Dulom signed with the Yankees that October and started on the field in 1990. Assigned to high-A Fort Lauderdale, Dulom saw 76 games. He hit .172, with two home runs and 24 RBI, marking the extent of his pro career.
- Miami Herald, Jan. 29, 1989: UM gets 2 bonus players
- South Florida Sun Sentinel, May 6, 1989: 'Canes beat Seminoles in grand (slam) fashion
Made the Majors:1,238-34.7%
Never Made Majors:2,333-65.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:514
10+ Seasons in the Minors:305