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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Geovany Miranda, Packages Home - 723

Check out the revisited Geovany Miranda feature from September 2012, Geovany Miranda, No Rest

Geovany Miranda regularly sent stuff home to his mother during his playing days. The Panama-native first sent part of his check home. When his mother insisted he keep the check, Miranda sent home newspaper articles of his work, according to The Eugene Register-Guard.

"In Panama," Miranda told The Register-Guard in July 1990, "being a pro baseball player is good."

Miranda was playing with the short-season Eugene Emeralds, after starting the year at the Midwest League's Appleton Foxes. The move saw his batting average improve from just .227 to .338. He was signed by the Royals out of Panama in 1988 as a free agent.

Miranda would return to Appleton for 1991. His batting average would return to its lows, as well, at .236. He didn't make AA until 1993, by then with the White Sox system. In 1994, he made it up to AAA Nashville for 16 games, but that would be as high as he would get.

Miranda went on to become a Panama scout for the Blue Jays in 1995. In 2000, he spent the year at the Blue Jays' short season team in Medicine Hat as hitting coach, the next year he was with the Devil Rays' South Atlantic League team in Charleston, S.C.
1990 CMC Tally
Cards Reviewed:
93/880 - 10.6%
Made the Majors: 56 - 60%
Never Made the Majors: 37 - 40%
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 20
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 32

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