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Monday, September 25, 2023

The 1990 Watertown Indians player profiles, Cleveland

Kelly Stinnett 1990 Watertown Indians card

Features on each member of the 1990 Watertown Indians, short-season affiliate of the Cleveland Indians as included in that year's team set. 

Watertown Indians (28)

  1. Chad Allen knew importance of school, saw four pro seasons
  2. Teddy Blackwell knew being a minors trainer meant teaching
  3. Willie Canate made bigs over 1 season, also saw World Series
  4. Mark Charbonnet came through in clutch over 12 pro seasons; Made AA, played in independent ball, 9/20/23
  5. Brian Cofer had speed, tremendous arm; Turned from fielding to pitching in four seasons, made high-A, 9/11/23
  6. John Cotton saw 15 pro seasons, AAA in five of them; Missed bigs, 8/23/23
  7. Mike Davis had big night at Watertown in 1990; Saw two pro seasons, 8/20/23
  8. Mark DelPiano showed his work ethic as player, coach, scout, 8/19/23
  9. Tim Ellis threw hard enough in high school to make college, pros; Saw two pro seasons, 8/13/23
  10. Jim Gabella worked on his major league goal as player, then as coach; Missed the bigs, 9/24/23
  11. Brian Giles believed he could produce, if every day player; Saw 15 ML seasons, 9/2/23
  12. Mike Gonzales heled his high school team to win; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A, 8/21/23
  13. Dane Kallevig helped his amateur team to a title with relief work; Played two seasons, made single-A, 8/26/23
  14. Dennis Kluss showed confidence in college; Played two pro campaigns, made short-season, 9/17/23
  15. John Lorms hit game-winner at single-A in 1991; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 9/13/23
  16. Oscar Munoz had rough welcome to bigs, saw 10 ML games over seven pro seasons, 8/30/23
  17. Joe Perez drew big comparisons out of high school; Saw five pro seasons, made high-A, 9/23/23
  18. Clyde 'Pork Chop' Pough played in front of plenty over 16 pro seasons; Nickname proved memorable, 9/20/23
  19. Tracy Richardson grew up in Watertown, then turned minor league intern and assistant GM, 9/6/23
  20. Roberto Rivera jumped from AA to bigs as lefty; Saw majors over two seasons, 8/28/23
  21. Bobby Ryan loved pressure in college; Played in five pro seasons, briefly made AAA, 9/4/23
  22. Keith Shepherd got noticed by two stars, saw time in four ML seasons, 9/17/23
  23. Ken Silvestri saw time in eight ML seasons; In between, he fought in World War II; Also coached, 9/19/23
  24. Kelly Stinnett had attitude, frame of mind to make bigs over 14 seasons, 8/13/23
  25. Paulino Tena got thrown at in 1991 game; Saw four seasons, made high-A, 9/10/23
  26. Tom Van Schaack helped Watertown to attendance gain as GM; Had long career in baseball, 9/14/23
  27. Ken Welch hit well in college; Played two pro campaigns, made short-season, also in semi-pro, 9/24/23
  28. Bill Wertz made major league debut in hometown; Saw time over two big league seasons, 9/10/23

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