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Friday, July 30, 2021

Adam Wagner served as trainer in high-A All-Star game and in Venezuela; Minors career proved brief

Adam Wagner made the Carolina League All-Star team in 1991 - as one of the two teams' trainers, The Raleigh News and Observer wrote.

Wagner served the Northern Division team, with several of the players he regularly worked for on the high-A Prince William Cannons.

Wagner worked on that All-Star team in his third season as a minor league trainer. He would stay on for one more.

Wagner started with the Yankees in 1989, as trainer for their Gulf Coast League entry that went on to win the league title.

He then moved to high-A Fort Lauderdale for 1990 and served as trainer there. 

Soon, he took some off-season work as he headed to Venezuela in the winter of 1991 to serve as the trainer for Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League, the league's runner-up.

He returned stateside and served as trainer for the Yankees at high-A Prince William in 1991 and 1992. His 1992 ProCards card back identified Wagner as an "avid history buff and connoisseur of fine foods."

Wagner soon left baseball and appears to have gone on to jobs in the health and fitness industry.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,707
Made the Majors:1,257-33.9%
Never Made Majors:2,450-66.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:522
10+ Seasons in the Minors:309

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