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Frank Seminara pitched well-controlled over three major league seasons, then went into financial advising

Padres hurler Frank Seminara already had a few major league starts under his belt by late July 1992. He'd even gone 5-0 over his previous six appearances, Newsday wrote.

So, when the Brooklyn native returned to play his hometown Mets, with family and friends expected, he felt no pressure, he told Newsday.

"I will be excited to be playing at home, but all those emotions will be well-controlled," Seminara told Newsday then.

Seminara would ultimately play in the majors over three seasons - his third with his hometown Mets. He then went on to a career in finance.

Seminara's career began 1988, taken by the Yankees in the 12th round of the draft out of Columbia University.

Seminara started with the Yankees at short-season Oneonta. He went 4-7 in 16 appearances, 13 starts, with a 4.37 ERA. He moved to single-A Prince William in 1989 and returned there at high-A in 1990.

Seminara arrived with the Padres at AA Wichita for 1991, then saw AAA Las Vegas and made San Diego in June 1992.

Seminara went 6 1/3 shutout innings in his major league debut, The Los Angeles Times wrote.

"I have all the confidence in the world I can do the job," Seminara told The Times. "I don’t plan on going back down. I think I belong, and want to prove it."

Seminara saw 19 outings, 18 start with the Padres that year. He went 9-4, with a 3.68 ERA. He then returned for 18 more outings, 7 starts in 1993. He went 3-3, with a 4.47 ERA.

He then went to the Mets in a trade. He saw 10 outings, one start in 1994. He went 0-2, with a 5.82 ERA.

Seminara played 1995 at AAA with Milwaukee and Baltimore to end his career.

Seminara has since become a financial advisor, making Barron's 2011 list of the top 1000 financial advisors. He enjoyed the job, he told The Morris County Observer-Tribune in March 2011.

"I wouldn't trade what I have now and what I’ve built to be back on the mound and hearing the cheers," Seminara told The Observer-Tribune.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,087
Made the Majors:1,355-33.2%-X
Never Made Majors:2,732-66.8%
5+ Seasons in the Majors:551
10+ Seasons in the Minors:334

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