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Danny Lewis got chance in 17 seasons: Baseball Profiles

Danny Lewis 1990 San Jose Giants card

Shreveport Captain Danny Lewis noted to The Shreveport Times in July 1991 there was good and bad about making an all-star game. 

The Texas League all-star could get a few days off by not making it. But it wasn't about that, he told The Times.

"By playing in an all-star game, you're getting the opportunity to show a lot of people that you're a good ballplayer," Lewis told The Times

Lewis made that AA all-star game in his sixth season as a pro. He went on to play a total of 17 pro campaigns, eight in independent ball. He topped out at AAA.

Lewis' career began in 1986, taken by the Astros in the third round of the January draft out of El Camino College in California.

Lewis started in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He made short-season Auburn in 1987, then single-A Asheville for 1988. He hit .239 in 107 games there.

He played 1989 at single-A Osceola, then moved to the Giants system and high-A San Jose for 1990. He made the all-star game there and hit .292 in 116 games.

Lewis saw AA Shreveport for 1991, then spent part of the offseason playing winter ball in Venezuela, The Associated Press wrote

"Latin players have a knack for doing things in a different way," Lewis told The AP of his experience. "You can pick up a lot of tricks from these guys."

Lewis returned for 1992 to Shreveport. He also saw 70 games at AAA Phoenix. He moved to the Cubs and AAA Iowa for 43 games in 1993, then 24 games with the Mariners at AA Jacksonville in 1994 to round out his affiliated time.

He then moved to independent ball at Sonoma County for 1995. He saw Sioux Falls, Thunder Bay and Madison for 1999. He had a key extra-inning hit for Madison in an August 1999 game. "It's starting to come together and happening," Lewis told The Wisconsin State Journal after that game.  

Lewis then played 2000 between Tri-City and Feather River, 2001 at Chico and 2002 at Yuba-Sutter to end his career.

Danny Lewis 1990 San Jose Giants card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,361
Made the Majors:1,403-32.2%
Never Made Majors:2,958-67.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:571
10+ Seasons in the Minors:353-X

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