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Friday, August 5, 2022

Marc Tepper played four pro seasons, made high-A; He then taught the game to his son

Asked by The Falmouth Enterprise to both tell his baseball story and who his hero was, Falmouth Commodore Mikey Tepper didn't look far. He looked to his dad, a former player himself, Marc Tepper.

"I'm gonna say my dad," Mikey Tepper told The Enterprise on the hero question. "He's been the one teaching me baseball and has always been there to push me to be my best self both as a person and a player. He's always been there for me, and my mom and family. My mom has been great too, she's always been my biggest fan."

Mikey Tepper continued in 2022 in college, at Mississippi State. His dad, Mark Tepper, played more than three decades earlier. The dad saw four seasons. He topped out at high-A.

Marc Tepper's career started in 1988, taken by the Indians in the 39th round of the draft out of Lubbock Christian University.

With Lubbock Christian, Tepper knocked in three runs in a March 1988 game, two of those runs on a single.

Tepper started with the Indians in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He hit .275 in 58 games. He then moved to single-A Miami and short-season Watertown for 1989. He hit .321 between them in 97 games. His Watertown numbers came in at .347 in 68 games.

He arrived at high-A Kinston in 1990. He made the league's all-star game, knocking in a run on a double in the contest. He then homered and knocked in two in an August game. He hit .276 overall in 108 games.

Tepper then returned to Kinston for 1991. He hit .271 in 109 games to mark his last season as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,989
Made the Majors:1,327-33.3%
Never Made Majors:2,662-66.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:543
10+ Seasons in the Minors:329

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