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Saturday, June 27, 2015

1990 Savannah Cardinals, St. Louis: Baseball Profiles

Luis Faccio 1990 Savannah Cardinals card

Features on each member of the 1990 Savannah Cardinals, single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Interview (2)
1 - Jim Ferguson, Better Way
Jim Ferguson helped the 1987 Salt Lake Trappers to a 29-game winning streak.
2 - Kevin Tahan, To Himself
Kevin Tahan got a late start. He did not take it for granted.

Savannah Cardinals (29)
Jose Arias 1990 Savannah Cardinals card
1 - Jose Arias saw 3 pro seasons with Cardinals, made single-A
2 - Ernie Baker played four minor seasons, then hit numbers game
3 - Scott Banton saw 3 pro seasons with Cardinals, made single-A
4 - Marcos Betances threw rookie ball no-hitter, saw 3 seasons
5 - Jeff Brannon helped his Savannah team, saw five pro seasons
6 - Johnny Calzado tied game at Savannah, saw six pro seasons
7 - Rick Colbert played in minors, coached
8 - Paul Coleman impressed, missed bigs
9 - Steve Dixon, Much Energy
Steve Dixon pitched with much energy. He made the bigs in two seasons.
10 - Ignacio Duran, Bases Cleared
Ignacio Duran knocked a bases-loaded double in 1990. He played six seasons.
11 - Willie Espinal, First Class
Willie Espinal was called a 'first-class' pitcher in college.
12 - Luis Faccio struck out his share over six seasons; Made AA
13 - Jim Ferguson, Best Summer
Jim Ferguson's summer in 1987 was probably the best of his life.
14 - Dennis Fletcher, Come-Backer
Dennis Fletcher snagged a come-backer in his second pro season. He never made AA.
15 - Russ Gaston, Early Jams
Russ Gaston got out of early jams in 1990. He played three seasons as a pro.
16 - Don Green, Two Seasons
Don Green got his chance at high-A. It was the highest he got.
17 - Larry Gryskevich, Home Run
Larry Gryskevich helped his Savannah Cardinals to a win with a home run. He played two seasons.
18 - Mike Keating, Came Back
Mike Keating helped his single-A team come back. He played one season.
19 - Anthony Lewis, Helped Them
Anthony Lewis helped his AA teammates in 1996. He never helped himself to the bigs.
20 - Nicio Martinez, Too Little
Nicio Martinez came through with a single, but it was too little, too late.
21 - Tony Ochs, Missing Bat
Tony Ochs brought his bat to college. He played three seasons as a pro.
22 - Mark O'Neal, Service Provided
Mark O'Neal started as a trainer with Savannah. He made the bigs as a trainer with the Cardinals and Cubs.
23 - Mateo Ozuna, Bright Spot
Mateo Ozuna's speed made him a bright spot, not a major leaguer.
24 - Al Pacheco helped HS to state title game; Played two pro seasons, 7/28/11
25 - Andy Rincon, Bad Fortune
Andy Rincon was pitching well for the Cardinals, until a come-backer broke his arm.
26 - Rick Shackle helped college to big win, saw 5 pro seasons
27 - Kevin Tahan, His Night
Kevin Tahan had his night in 1998.
28 - Mark Tolbert, Not Enough
Mark Tolbert hit two doubles for his Legion team. It wasn't enough.
29 - Joe Turvey, Old Time
Joe Turvey played in the mold of old-time catchers. He never made AA.

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