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Sunday, April 24, 2022

1990 Miami Miracle, independent team in high-A Florida State League

Features on each member of the 1990 Miami Miracle, high-A independent team in the Florida State League, as included in that year's team set. 


Miami Miracle (36)

  1. Dave Alexander impressed as college walk-on; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A, 3/28/22
  2. Joe Beaulac signed his first pro contract by car headlight; Saw two seasons, made high-A, 4/2/22
  3. Bruce Bielenberg tried to be full of surprises as independent Miami GM; Iowa, NBA, 4/8/22
  4. Tommy Boyce had big night for Salt Lake in 1988; Saw three seasons, made high-A, 4/10/22
  5. Sherri Clemans served as the Miami Miracle office manager, a member of the team's 'office personnel', 4/5/22
  6. Ben Creed started as Miracle sales director, later moved up to roles with the Marlins in bigs, 4/7/22
  7. Tim Delgado pitched good ballgame after AA promotion; Saw six pro seasons, and Taiwan, 4/13/22
  8. Marty Durkin he had the green light in Legion ball; Saw five pro seasons, made high-A, 3/26/22
  9. Mike Easler helped Mo Vaughn become top hitter; Turned from long playing career to coaching, 4/15/22
  10. Seth Fogler worked hard as a trainer in college, then worked hard as trainer over his career, 3/20/22
  11. Bob Fralick's playing career ended on Peleliu in WWII; His coaching, scouting career continued a lifetime, 3/26/22
  12. Ed Garczyk hit a game-winning sacrifice at Salt Lake; Played two pro seasons, made high-A, 3/23/22
  13. Marc Giordano helped his college team to World Series; Later saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 4/22/22
  14. Pierre Gomez hoped to get back to pros after brief minors stint; He didn't return, 4/23/22
  15. Fredi Gonzalez showed work ethic early, took that to bigs as coach, manager with Marlins, Braves, 3/31/22
  16. Jackie Gutierrez took his defense to time in six ML seasons; First Columbian regular in bigs, 3/27/22
  17. Lance Hudson played over a decade, sometimes got tagged a hot dog; Made AA, 4/19/22
  18. Jericho the Bat Dog got his break from Mike Veeck, became among team's most popular members, 4/2/22
  19. Anthony Kelley struck out Bo twice at AA; Saw eight pro seasons, made AAA, 4/2/22
  20. George Kerfut kept his independent team close, got win; Saw five pro seasons, made high-A, 3/22/22
  21. Dennis Kidd saw his speed as his strength; Took it to three pro seasons, made high-A, 3/26/22
  22. Angel Lugo played his game over four pro seasons; Later turned youth instructor, 3/26/22
  23. Tim MacNeil turned solid reliever in college; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 4/16/22
  24. Javier Magria pitched well in high school, later turned pro; Injury slowed career, made high-A, 3/21/22
  25. Tim McKinley helped his pitchers in college and in the pros; Saw four pro seasons, made AA, 3/19/22
  26. Billy Miller broke up a double play in college; Played two pro seasons, made high-A, 4/20/22
  27. Rhonda Miller helped welcome back an injured bat boy in 1992; Served as account executive, in promotions, 4/4/22
  28. Angel Morris made the majors late, as a bullpen catcher; Saw 12 pro seasons, made AAA as player, 4/1/22
  29. Jorge Pascual got out of jam at short-season; Saw four pro campaigns, made high-A, 3/29/22
  30. Kevin Ponder showed confidence on the field; Played four pro seasons, made high-A, 3/21/22
  31. Mike Reitzel had to wait after strong first spring; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 3/20/22
  32. Harry Shelton showed enough potential to turn pro; He made high-A, then turned scout, 3/20/22
  33. Lee Smith hoped there was room for her; Went from assistant to independent GM to the NHL, 4/3/22
  34. Dave Taylor hit a late home run in college game; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A, 4/17/22
  35. Pat Varni hit well in college series; Later turned pro, saw two seasons, made high-A, 4/17/22
  36. Mike Veeck got his start in the bigs, then came disco, and success in minors with help from a dog and a pig, 4/9/22

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