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Monday, October 3, 2022

1990 Quad City Angels, single-A affiliate of the California Angels

Features on each member of the 1990 Quad City Angels, single-A affiliate of the California Angels, as included in that year's team set. 

Quad City Angels (30)

  1. Dave Adams worked to keep them off stride over four pro seasons; Topped out at AA, 9/26/22
  2. Erik Bennett had enough funkiness to make bigs in two seasons, later coach in minors, 9/4/22
  3. Mick Billmeyer spent nine seasons in the minors, made AAA; Then made the bigs as a bullpen catcher, 10/2/22
  4. Roberto Castillo earned praise from manager in 1990 start; Saw three seasons, Mexico, Venezuela, 9/3/22
  5. Chad Curtis played in 10 ML seasons; He then went to prison for criminal sexual conduct related to three teenage girls, 9/9/22
  6. Damion Easley stayed healthy, showed what he could do; Played in 17 ML seasons, 10/1/22
  7. Jeff Gay returned to pros and found new start at single-A Reno; He saw six seasons, made AA, 9/16/22
  8. Joe Georger played, then coached with satisfaction of watching players do well, move up, 9/20/22
  9. Larry Gonzales achieved 'unbelievable feeling' of ML call-up; Saw two games, got a hit, 9/30/22
  10. Les Haffner got his opportunity after broken hand, then turned pro; Saw three seasons, made high-A, 9/13/22
  11. Rick Hirtensteiner did his job over six pro seasons as player, many since as college coach at alma mater, 9/23/22
  12. Mike Hook worked to make most of opportunities; Played seven seasons, made AA, 9/2/22
  13. Robert Horowitz didn't want to be stuck in an office, then found athletic training, 9/3/22
  14. Bobby Jones turned around single-A slump with Joe Maddon's help; Saw four seasons, made AA, 9/15/22
  15. Corey Kapano took late draft selection to 12-season career; Made AAA, Taiwan, missed bigs, 9/14/22
  16. Steve King worked for the Department of Defense, then resumed playing career in minors; Made AA, 9/24/22
  17. Don Long played, but he liked teaching the game more; Later became ML coach for three teams, 9/10/22
  18. John Marchese proved versatile in college; Saw three pro seasons as reliever, made single-A, 9/8/22
  19. Justin Martin liked relieving, showed what he could do; Saw four seasons, made single-A, 10/1/22
  20. Fili Martinez finished a college shutout; Later hoped to finish by making bigs, never made it, 10/2/22
  21. Ray Martinez played over two decades in U.S., Mexico, made AAA; Later turned coach, manager, 9/25/22
  22. Marcus Moore played a decade, made bigs in three seasons; Third came after serious allegations, 9/18/22
  23. Dave Neal pitched well in single-A loss; Saw four seasons then had elbow surgery, 9/7/22
  24. Ronnie Ortegon had brief pro career, then turned to coaching and instruction, wrote hitting book, 9/11/22
  25. Edgar Rodriguez signed as outfielder, then tried catching; Saw six seasons, made high-A, 9/5/22
  26. Mitch Seoane played in minors, then managed there with respect from his players, 9/17/22
  27. Chris Threadgill used his speed over three pro seasons; Topped out at single-A, played alongside brother, 10/1/22
  28. Henry Threadgill had brief career, but had career night in August 1990; Made single-A, 9/6/22
  29. Bruce Vegely continued to pitch from college to the pros; Saw four seasons, made high-A, turned HS coach, 9/29/22
  30. Reggie Williams worked to make the most of his big league opportunities; Saw time in four seasons, 9/27/22

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