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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Michael Brewington set college records, saw 3 pro seasons

Michael Brewington 1990 Augusta Pirates card
A look down the Methodist University record book and Michael Brewington's name is right there.

Many times. It's there more than 20 years after he last played at the school, then known as Methodist College.

With that kind of run, Brewington became a 30th-round draft pick by the Pirates in 1989. But he couldn't duplicate that run as a pro.

Brewington played just three seasons, never getting above high-A.

Brewington's professional career began that year in 1989, playing at short-season Welland and single-A Augusta. At Welland, Brewington played in 40 games, hitting .293. At Augusta, Brewington hit .250 in 22 contests.

That fall, in the Florida Instructional League, Brewington went 2 for 4 in a game, knocking in two on a single.

For 1990, Brewington started back at Augusta. He played in 60 games, hitting .310. At high-A Salem, Brewington hit just .237 in 21 games.

Brewington's third season ended up being his last. Brewington played in just 28 games in 1991 at high-A Salem. He hit .164, ending his career.

But it was at Methodist where Brewington had the most success. In 1986, 1988 and 1989, he was First-Team All-Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the conference that later became the USA South Athletic Conference. He was Second Team in 1987. In 1988 and 1989, he was also First Team All-American.

In 2005, Brewington was inducted into the Methodist University Hall of Fame. He was then still in the top 5 in 11 offensive categories, the induction note reads.

Brewington is still in the top five in 11 total categories. He holds the school record in four: home runs, RBIs, doubles and walks.
Originally published Feb. 2, 2012
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,080
Made the Majors: 658 - 60.9%
Never Made Majors: 422-39.1%
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 287
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 169

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