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Friday, October 7, 2022

Brent Bish looked for at-bats, played four seasons, made AA

Brent Bish 1990 Spokane Indians card

Brent Bish got his opportunity with the High Desert Mavericks this night in April 1992 and he took advantage, The Victorville Daily Press wrote.

The utility man did so by knocking in two key late runs, The Daily Press wrote.

"It was kind of nice to get in, get some at-bats," Bish told The Daily Press. "That's what I'm looking for."

Bish picked up that late hit in his third season as a pro. He saw just one more. He topped out at AA.

Bish's career began in 1990, taken by the Padres in the 16th round of the draft out of Cal State Los Angeles.

Bish started with the Padres at short-season Spokane. He hit .249 in 65 games. That August, Bish knocked a two-out, bases-loaded eighth-inning single that knocked in two in a 3-1 win, The Spokane Chronicle wrote.

"We've got to give credit where credit is due," opposing manager for Yakima Jerry Royster told The Chronicle afterward. "That kid (Bish) had a good base hit."

Bish moved to single-A Waterloo and single-A Charleston for 1991. He hit .297 over 119 games on the year.

He then made high-A High Desert for 1992. He saw 96 games and hit .227. For 1993, he played at high-A Rancho Cucamonga and 24 games at AA Wichita. He hit .227 in 76 total games that year to end his career.

Brent Bish 1990 Spokane Indians card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,044
Made the Majors:1,343-33.2%
Never Made Majors:2,701-66.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:548
10+ Seasons in the Minors:333

1 comment:

  1. Too bad they'd stopped doing cards in the mall at this point. Those are some of my favorite cards of all time.