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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Alan Lewis worked to hit them where they weren't over seven pro seasons; Made AA

Alan Lewis went 3 for 3 in this May 1992 game, including hitting a key single, The El Paso Times wrote.

But Lewis told The Times afterward he believed he could have been better.

"Actually, I didn't hit the ball as hard as I would've liked," Lewis told The Times. "I just hit it where hey weren't."

Lewis attempted to hit it where they weren't over seven seasons. But he couldn't do it enough to get himself higher than AA.

Lewis' career began in 1987, taken by the Dodgers in the 15th round of the draft out of Davidson College in North Carolina.

Lewis started with the Dodgers at rookie Great Falls. He got into 65 games and hit .335. That June, Lewis took an intentional walk, a move that backfired. But opposing manager Eddie Dennis stuck with his decision, praising Lewis to The Great Falls Tribune.

"It's the right play," Dennis told The Tribune. "(Lewis) is a good hitter. It's the play you have to make."

Lewis moved to single-A Bakersfield for 1988. He hit .249 there. He then moved to single-A Vero Beach for 1989, then Vero Beach and Bakersfield for 1990. He hit .310 over his 1990 campaign.

He returned to Bakersfield for much of 1991, but also saw 16 games at AA San Antonio.

Lewis moved to the Brewers system and AA El Paso for 1992. He hit .271 in 112 games there. He returned to El Paso for 1993. He hit .258 in  113 games to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,843
Made the Majors:1,291-33.6%
Never Made Majors:2,552-66.4%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:528
10+ Seasons in the Minors:322

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