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Kurt Pfeffer helped rookie league team: Baseball Profiles

Kurt Pfeffer 1990 Elizabethton Twins card

Kurt Pfeffer's Elizabethton Twins held on to win this night in August 1990, narrowing their magic number to clinch the playoffs to three, The Johnson City Press wrote.

Pfeffer, who did his part with three hits and two RBI, looked forward to the team finally clinching, despite then-recent troubles, The Press wrote.

"It's a good feeling to know you're so close to winning it, but the way we've been playing lately, we better be close," Pfeffer told The Press. "It's like in Kingsport the other night, we fell apart with the lead, and tonight we had to get the big hit to win."

Pfeffer spoke to The Press that year in his first year as a pro. He played in just one more. He topped out at single-A.

Pfeffer's career began that year in 1990, taken by the Twins in the 34th round of the draft out of the College of Marin.

He went to the College of Marin out of the San Francisco-area's Drake High School. He won one game there 10-4, despite having a ripped knee on his pants, The San Francisco Examiner noted.

With the Twins, he started at rookie Elizabethton. He saw 29 games and hit .281.

In one July game, he was credited with "outstanding defensive plays in right field." He hit a home run in a late-July contest, one of two he hit on the year. He hit his other home run in an August game.

Pfeffer moved to single-A Kenosha and saw the rookie Gulf Coast League for 1991, but his season proved brief. He saw 13 games at Kenosha and three in the GCL to end his career.

Kurt Pfeffer 1990 Elizabethton Twins card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,390
Made the Majors:1,415-32.2
Never Made Majors:2,975-67.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:576
10+ Seasons in the Minors:354

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