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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

1990 Rochester Red Wings player profiles, Baltimore Orioles

Rochester Red Wings championship card

on each member of the 1990 Rochester Red Wings, AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Players are as included in that year's team set. Click on the player's name to read more.

Interviews (2)
1 - Vickie Biagini: Greg Biagini got the call he waited 20 years for and he was out in the yard.
2 - Leo Gomez: Leo Gomez learned as a player to come with a good attitude.

Rochester Red Wings (40)
Leo Gomez autographed 1990 Rochester Red Wings card1 - Jay Aldrich saw three majors seasons, fell into numbers game
2 - Jose Bautista worked on location over 9 major league seasons
3 - Eric Bell was nervous in first ML start, saw 6 ML seasons
4 - Juan Bell got more seasoning, then saw bigs over 7 seasons
5 - Greg Biagini paid dues, made bigs as coach, passed in 2003
6 - Paul Blair played in majors, coached kids in college, pros
7 - Danny Boone saw 3 ML seasons, his 3rd 8 years after his 2nd
8 - Dick Bosman helped young pitchers in minors, later majors
9 - Marty Brown used hard-nosed play to make bigs, Japan, manage
10 - Tony Chance showed raw talent, saw 20 pro seasons, AAA
11 - Francisco de la Rosa provided ML bullpen relief, saw two career ML appearances; Passed in 2011 
12 - Tim Dulin: Tim Dulin's playing career lasted seven seasons. He didn't make majors. He now has his own baseball school in Memphis.
13 - Leo Gomez: Leo Gomez got his opportunity with the Orioles and he made the most of it, playing seven seasons.
14  - Vic Hithe: Victor Hithe believed in high school he'd be playing at Dodger Stadium. He played ball seven years, never made the majors.
Rochester Red Wings 1990 checklist card
15 - Chris Hoiles: A competition for a 1991 starting job only made Chris Hoiles want to work harder. He worked for 10 major league seasons.
18 - Mike Jones: Mike Jones came back from a serious car accident, a broken neck, to return to majors.
21 - Ben McDonald: Ben McDonald had high expectations put on him that he could never fulfill. He still played in nine major league seasons.
22 - Jeff McKnight: Jeff McKnight played his game, hoped it was good enough for another call. It was. He played in six major league seasons.
24 - Joel McKeon showed his abilities at AAA, then made bigs; Saw two ML seasons
25 - Darrell Miller: Darrell Miller has been known by several names, ones he's earned and ones attached to famous siblings.
26 - John Mitchell: John Mitchell survived 22 hours in the water. His teammate didn't. Mitchell came back to make the majors.
27 - Mike Mussina chose college, then became great, made Hall
28 - Donell Nixon: Donell Nixon appeared to be running straight to the majors, then he ran into a wall - literally.
29 - Chris Padget: Chris Padget started playing baseball at age 6. He stayed with the game for four decades, then left.
33 - (Texas) Mike Smith: Texas Mike Smith had a long debut outing, the type rookies don't want to have.
34 - Pete Stanicek: Pete Stanicek was tough enough, but he was just hurt. His major league career, though, was also over. (Continue)
35 - Jeff Tackett played well in front of family with Orioles; Made four ML seasons
36 - Shane Turner: Shane Turner had mixed emotions on his return to AA. He soon made the bigs.
37 - Greg Walker: Greg Walker had much go wrong. But he had much go right, too.
38 - Mickey Weston: Mickey Weston knew his chances were scarce. When he got one, he tried to do his best. It didn't always work out.
39 - Jeff Wood: Jeff Wood wanted to get into baseball, but he couldn't play. So he became a trainer.
40 - Rob Woodward: Rob Woodward was told by Tom Seaver he'd return to the Red Sox. He did, and played in four major league seasons.

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