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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

1990 Spokane Indians, short-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres

Features on each member of the 1990 Spokane Indians, short-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres, as included in that year's team set. 

Spokane Indians (28)

  1. Dave Adams helped in comeback wins at Spokane; Saw three pro seasons, made single-A, 10/19/22
  2. Bruce Bensching started pro career strong, had nothing to lose; Saw three seasons, made high-A, 11/1/22
  3. Brent Bish got some at-bats at high-A; Played four seasons, topped out at AA, 10/7/22
  4. Mike Bradley returned from college injury to make pros; Saw two injury-slowed pro seasons, made single-A, 10/15/22
  5. Julio Bruno impressed short-season manager; Later became minors manager himself; Saw 11 seasons, made AAA, 10/27/22
  6. Jim Elliott played two pro seasons, then turned to medicine; Moved to Australia, got his PhD, 10/29/22
  7. Kevin Farlow made transition from aluminum bat to wood; Saw seven pro seasons, made high-A, 10/6/22
  8. Scott Fredrickson saw a high school injury turn into a pitch that helped get him to bigs with Rockies, 10/31/22
  9. Jay Gainer homered in his first major league at bat, on the first pitch he saw; Saw 23 total ML games, 10/9/22
  10. Russ Garside turned in good pitching performance at Spokane; Saw three pro seasons, made single-A, 10/8/22
  11. Darius Gash worked hard to turn heads after late start; Saw five seasons, made AA, 11/8/22
  12. Gene Glynn projected players on to bigs with Spokane; Soon got there himself as coach, 10/28/22
  13. Larry Hawks played multiple positions in college, then as pro for three seasons; Briefly made AAA, 11/5/22
  14. Rob Hays had a good enough arm to turn pro, play two seasons; Made single-A, 10/29/22
  15. Keith McKoy hit, used his speed enough to see three pro seasons; Made single-A, 10/11/22
  16. Matt Mieske showed his capabilities over eight big league seasons, five teams, 10/4/22
  17. Tony Mortensen changed colleges, turned out well enough to make pros; Saw three seasons, made high-A, 10/9/22
  18. Jeff Ordway won MVP award in high school; Later turned pro, played single season, 10/20/22
  19. Bill Ostermeyer used diet to help get from college to pros; Saw pros over four seasons, made high-A, 10/30/21
  20. Lance Painter learned enough to pitch in the majors over a decade, later coach, 10/24/22
  21. Jeff Pearce started as an outfielder, finished as a pitcher; Saw six pro seasons, made high-A, 11/6/22
  22. Scott Sanders worked to avoid surgery, returned for playoff start; Saw seven ML seasons, 11/7/22
  23. Steve Siebert showed speed and hitting in high school; Played two pro seasons, later coached HS, 10/13/22
  24. Rusty Silcox chose rehab over surgery early on; Saw four pro seasons, made AA, 10/22/22
  25. Bruce Tanner followed his father Chuck to the majors, coaching; Later became advance scout, 10/10/22
  26. Ryan Thibault aimed the ball in first pro start; Saw four pro seasons, made high-A, Australia, 10/18/22
  27. Kevin Towers played, coached, scouted, served as ML GM almost two decades; Passed in 2018, 10/17/22
  28. Jim West hit title-winning fielder's choice; Saw two pro seasons, made single-A, 11/3/22

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