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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Miguel Monegro helped seal team's comeback at Elmira; Saw four pro seasons, made high-A

Miguel Monegro sealed the Elmira Pioneers' last comeback in this July 1987 game, knocking in the winning run on a single, The Elmira Star-Gazette wrote.

Monegro's manager Bill Limoncelli praised the overall team effort afterward to The Star-Gazette.

"We needed a close one because we weren't doing well in close games," Limoncelli told The Star-Gazette. "And when we got behind, I got a little worried, but they kept battling and we hung in there."

Monegro sealed that win in his first season as a pro. He went on to see four in all. He topped out at high-A.

Monegro's career began that year in 1987, signed by the Red Sox as a free agent out of his native Dominican Republic.

Monegro started with the Red Sox at short-season Elmira. He saw 51 games and hit .214. He picked up three hits in a June game, two of them extra-base hits. 

He saw Elmira again and single-A Winter Haven for 1988. He hit .240 in 46 total games. He then returned to Elmira for an abbreviated 1989, 19 games.

For 1990, he made high-A Lynchburg. He doubled and scored in a May game and knocked in his team's only run in another game that month. Overall, he saw 69 games and hit .262, marking his last season as a pro.

Miguel Monegro 1990 Lynchburg Red Sox card, Monegro posed in throwing posture

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,129
Made the Majors:1,366-33.1%
Never Made Majors:2,763-66.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:556
10+ Seasons in the Minors:337

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