For more great baseball stories like this one, 'like' us on Facebook -

Saturday, March 13, 2021

1990 Charlotte Knights, AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs

Features on each member of the 1990 Charlotte Knights, AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, as included in that year's team set.

Charlotte Knights (25)
  1. Alex Arias got his ring with the Marlins, saw 11 major league seasons; Started on train in Bronx, 2/10/21
  2. Dick Canan made AAA, felt no butterflies in debut; Saw eight pro seasons, never made bigs, 3/5/21
  3. Frank Castillo pitched well early in bigs, kept it up well enough over 13 ML seasons; Passed in 2013 accident, 3/8/21
  4. Rusty Crockett got hit off Clemens in college exhibition; Played six pro seasons, made AA, 3/5/21
  5. Lance Dickson felt, even as a first-round pick, he had to earn the majors; He saw bigs over three starts, 2/9/21
  6. Darrin Duffy proved capable over seven pro seasons; Made AAA, missed bigs, 3/6/21
  7. Butch Garcia hit well early in minors for Indians; Played across eight seasons, made AAA, 2/26/21
  8. Richie Grayum really learned the game in college, then played six pro seasons; Passed in 2020, 3/1/21
  9. Ty Griffin knew importance of a degree, even as first-rounder; Played nine seasons, made AA, then finished school, 2/20/21
  10. Bob Grimes used his training experience over three decades in minors, 3/4/21
  11. Phil Hannon showed persistence, got pro contract; Saw five seasons, made AA, later coached, 3/12/21
  12. Tommy Helms both played and coached in  majors with Pete Rose; In 1989, he took over after Rose's ban, 2/26/21
  13. Bill Kazmierczak threw two no-hitters in 1988, almost threw third; Then shoulder problems hit, 2/17/21
  14. Rick Kranitz has gained knowledge, experience over four decades in game, as ML coach, 2/8/21
  15. Jay Loviglio assessed talent over long minors coaching career; Saw bigs as player, 3/5/21
  16. Chuck Mount worked to be consistent over six pro seasons; Made AAA, 2/26/21
  17. Ray Mullino watched one of his players get drafted, years earlier, he was the one being drafted; Played five seasons, 2/15/21
  18. John Posey took chance to impress scouts in high school; Saw five-season pro career, made AAA, 2/27/21
  19. Brett Robinson impressed in pro debut season; Later made AA, missed bigs, 3/12/21
  20. Heathcliff Slocumb believed everything happened for reason, even worst things; Played decade in bigs, 2/11/21
  21. John Stefero signed with his hometown team, then hit back-to-back game-winners, 2/23/21
  22. Glenn Sullivan played pro baseball and college football; Made AAA in pro baseball, not bigs, 2/13/21
  23. Chico Walker knew playing time made a difference; Saw time in 11 ML seasons, 2/12/21
  24. Rick Wilkins saw time in 11 major league seasons, but none like 1993 with Cubs, 3/10/21
  25. Fernando Zarranz proved a solid starter and reliever over seven pro seasons; Made AAA, not bigs, 2/14/21

1 comment:

  1. Love this series! Great research and great nuggets of information!