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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

1990 Miami Miracle player profiles, high-A independent

Tom McKinley 1990 Miami Miracle card

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 (52)

  1. Dave Alexander impressed as walk-on, saw two pro seasons
  2. Joe Beaulac signed 1st contract by headlight, saw 2 seasons
  3. Bruce Bielenberg used surprises, quality as Miami Miracle GM
  4. Tommy Boyce had big 1988 night for Salt Lake, saw 3 seasons
  5. Miah Bradbury waited, then got drafted by the Miami Miracle
  6. Matt Cakora progressed enough to make AA in four pro seasons
  7. Paul Carey put on hometown show in bigs; Saw 18 ML games
  8. Sherri Clemans served as Miami Miracle office manager
  9. Ben Creed started as Miracle sales director, later moved up to roles with the Marlins in bigs, 4/7/22
  10. Greg D'Alexander played to win, get noticed; Saw six independent seasons, 11/17/23
  11. Clay Daniel worked to make bigs over six seasons; Later turned scout, 11/26/23
  12. Tim Delgado pitched good ballgame after AA promotion; Saw six pro seasons, and Taiwan, 4/13/22
  13. Marty Durkin he had the green light in Legion ball; Saw five pro seasons, made high-A, 3/26/22
  14. Mike Easler helped Mo Vaughn become top hitter; Turned from long playing career to coaching, 4/15/22
  15. Mike Ericson helped his teams over five pro seasons then turned scout, 11/29/23
  16. Seth Fogler worked hard as a trainer in college, then worked hard as trainer over his career, 3/20/22
  17. Bob Fralick's playing career ended on Peleliu in WWII; His coaching, scouting career continued a lifetime, 3/26/22
  18. Librado Garcia helped Helena with 1987 win; Saw four seasons, 12/3/23
  19. Ed Garczyk hit a game-winning sacrifice at Salt Lake; Played two pro seasons, made high-A, 3/23/22
  20. Marc Giordano helped his college team to World Series; Later saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 4/22/22
  21. Pierre Gomez hoped to get back to pros after brief minors stint; He didn't return, 4/23/22
  22. Fredi Gonzalez showed work ethic early, took that to bigs as coach, manager with Marlins, Braves, 3/31/22
  23. Brad Gregory threw enough to make Florida State, pros; Saw two seasons, 12/11/23
  24. Jackie Gutierrez took his defense to time in six ML seasons; First Columbian regular in bigs, 3/27/22
  25. Lance Hudson played over a decade, sometimes got tagged a hot dog; Made AA, 4/19/22
  26. Jericho the Bat Dog got his break from Mike Veeck, became among team's most popular members, 4/2/22
  27. Anthony Kelley struck out Bo twice at AA; Saw eight pro seasons, made AAA, 4/2/22
  28. George Kerfut kept his independent team close, got win; Saw five pro seasons, made high-A, 3/22/22
  29. Dennis Kidd saw his speed as his strength; Took it to three pro seasons, made high-A, 3/26/22
  30. Tito Landrum felt like Ali after Orioles home run; Saw 9 ML seasons, 11/15/23
  31. Mike Lansing used mental approach to see nine ML seasons, 12/11/23
  32. Angel Lugo played his game over four pro seasons; Later turned youth instructor, 3/26/22
  33. Tim MacNeil turned solid reliever in college; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 4/16/22
  34. Javier Magria pitched well in high school, later turned pro; Injury slowed career, made high-A, 3/21/22
  35. Tim McKinley helped his pitchers in college and in the pros; Saw four pro seasons, made AA, 3/19/22
  36. Tom Michno proved himself in college, played six pro seasons, 12/9/23
  37. Billy Miller broke up a double play in college; Played two pro seasons, made high-A, 4/20/22
  38. Rhonda Miller helped welcome back an injured bat boy in 1992; Served as account executive, in promotions, 4/4/22
  39. Angel Morris made the majors late, as a bullpen catcher; Saw 12 pro seasons, made AAA as player, 4/1/22
  40. Jorge Pascual got out of jam at short-season; Saw four pro campaigns, made high-A, 3/29/22
  41. Kevin Ponder showed confidence on the field; Played four pro seasons, made high-A, 3/21/22
  42. Tommy Raffo paid his dues, missed bigs; Then turned college coach, 11/21/23
  43. Mike Reitzel had to wait after strong first spring; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 3/20/22
  44. Tim Rigsby kept up bigs hopes; Saw three seasons, made high-A, 11/27/23
  45. Charlie Rogers' fastball worked well in 1990 game; Saw six pro seasons, 11/18/23
  46. Rich Sauveur returned from college injury to see long pro career, 12/7/23
  47. Harry Shelton showed enough potential to turn pro; He made high-A, then turned scout, 3/20/22
  48. Chad Smith turned pro after high school no-hitter; Saw five seasons, 5/21/23
  49. Lee Smith hoped there was room for her; Went from assistant to independent GM to the NHL, 4/3/22
  50. Dave Taylor hit a late home run in college game; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A, 4/17/22
  51. Pat Varni hit well in college series; Later turned pro, saw two seasons, made high-A, 4/17/22
  52. 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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