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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Rob Resnikoff liked the excitement of relieving over five pro seasons; Made AA

The South Bend Tribune highlighted the local single-A White Sox relievers and some of their quirks, including reliever Rob Resnikoff.

Relievers had to be a little strange, Resnikoff explained to The Tribune in May 1988.

"You watch for 8 2/3 innings and all of a sudden you're in a spot where one pitch  you throw will make you a hero or a goat," Resnikoff told The Tribune. "You've got to be different and like the excitement."

Resnikoff ended up enjoying relief work over a total of five professional seasons. He made it to AA, but didn't make it higher.

Resnikoff's career began in 1987, signed by independent Boise out of Queensborough Community College.

Resnikoff started off with short-season independent Boise. He saw 17 games, 15 starts and ended with a 4.55 ERA. He also went 5-6.

He then signed with the White Sox for 1988 and played at South Bend. He also turned full-time reliever. He went 5-4, with a 2.25 ERA and eight saves.

He made single-A Sarasota for 1989, then saw 14 games at AA Binghamton for 1990. He also returned to Sarasota. He went 5-6 on the year, with a 3.65 ERA and 10 saves.

Resnikoff moved to the Astros system for 1991. He played at high-A Osceola and at AA Jackson. In 34 total relief appearances, he went 1-1, with a 2.23 ERA to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,822
Made the Majors:1,286-33.7%
Never Made Majors:2,536-66.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:526
10+ Seasons in the Minors:321

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