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Mike Gonzales heled his high school team to win; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A

Mike Gonzales 1990 Watertown Indians card

Midland High's Mike Gonzales led his team to a win this game in March 1985, The Abilene Reporter-News wrote.

He did so by throwing a four-hitter in the 11-1 win, The Reporter-News wrote.

Gonzales went on to play in college and in the pros. His pro career lasted two seasons. He made high-A.

Gonzales' pro career began in 1989, signed by the Indians out of Sul Ross State University in Texas. Gonzales was also credited as Mike Gonzalez.

At Sul Ross, Gonzales recorded a March 1988 win, the first game of a double-header.

With the Indians, Gonzales started at rookie Burlington. He picked up a July win in relief. He then picked up a second win that month. Overall, he went 7-5, with a ERA in 21 outings, one start.

For 1990, he played at single-A Watertown and high-A Kinston. He saw seven relief outings at Watertown and 14 relief outings at Kinston. He went 1-0 overall, with a 2.76 ERA. That season marked his last as a pro.

Mike Gonzales 1990 Watertown Indians card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,209
Made the Majors:1,380-32.8%
Never Made Majors:2,829-67.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:561
10+ Seasons in the Minors:344

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