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Monday, July 26, 2021

1990 Elmira Pioneers player profiles, Boston Red Sox

Features on each member of the 1990 Elmira Pioneers, short-season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, as included in that year's team set.

Elmira Pioneers (27)
  1. Dave Alvarez provided punch at Elmira; Saw three pro seasons
  2. Randy Brown experienced much over 11 pro seasons, made AAA
  3. Chris Davis could pitch when needed; Saw three seasons, made high-A, 7/25/21
  4. Tim Davis enjoyed playing baseball, then got injured; Played four seasons, made high-A, 7/9/21
  5. Joe Demus helped his manager early in 1990 as bullpen catcher; Saw three pro seasons, made AA, 7/18/21
  6. Jim Dennison impressed Red Sox scouts as a lefty; Saw four pro seasons, made high-A, 6/29/21
  7. Willie Dukes enjoyed his brief pro baseball experience; Made high-A, then became a firefighter, 6/21/21
  8. Gar Finnvold proved his point in brief AAA shot; Later made bigs for eight starts, 7/15/21
  9. Jason Friedman reminded one legend early of Fred Lynn; Saw nine pro seasons, made AAA, became lawyer, 7/10/21
  10. Tim Graham worked on his swing and improved; Saw eight pro seasons, briefly made AA, 7/14/21
  11. Larry Grant proved useful as hitter and in the field; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 7/24/21
  12. John Lammon had a quick release as a catcher; Saw two pro seasons, both at Elmira, 6/26/21
  13. Jeff Limoncelli got hit in big club spring training game; Saw two pro seasons, played for hometown Elmira, 7/16/21
  14. John Locker played the game over two seasons; Saw Elmira over both, 7/20/21
  15. Jose Lora used speed to make up for mental mistake in 1990 game; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 7/19/21
  16. Jose Malave had great day early for Red Sox in Boston; Saw two ML campaigns, 7/23/21
  17. Jeff McNeely played eight pro seasons, made bigs for 21 games, then went into education, 7/5/21
  18. Old Pioneer & Friend - The Elmira Pioneers put more fun in their mascot, with a baseball cap, 7/8/21
  19. Erik Plantenberg got John Olerud out for the Mariners; Saw three ML campaigns, 6/27/21
  20. Mike Quatrine served as the Elmira Pioneers trainer, one of a line of Pioneers trainers, 7/21/21
  21. Dave Ring set them up with his curve over three pro seasons; Made short-season Elmira, 7/3/21
  22. Silverio Santa Maria could throw frequently, if asked; Saw six pro seasons, made high-A, 6/28/21
  23. Cedric Santiago threw junk, but around the plate; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 7/11/21
  24. Tim Smith started slow at AA; Saw three seasons there, played five overall, missed bigs, 7/17/21
  25. Mike Verdi learned from father, then followed him to minors
  26. Shea Wardwell helped college to conference title game; Saw four pro seasons, later turned coach, instructor, 6/19/21
  27. Brian Young hoped to progress in pros, saw 5 seasons, high-A, 7/22/21

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