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Peter Kolb helped teams win as trainer: Baseball Profiles

Peter Kolb 1989 Denver Zephyrs card

El Paso Diablos trainer Peter Kolb taped ankles and treated minor injuries, The El Paso Herald-Post wrote in June 1986.

He also worked to prevent injuries, all toward the on-field goal, The Herald-Post wrote.

"I like to think that I do something to help teams win," Kolb told The Herald-Post. "I try to make the manager's job easier."

Kolb started his training career in 1981. He did his undergraduate work at Rutgers University and got his Masters from the University of Virginia.

By 1982, Kolb was at rookie Pikeville, then AA El Paso by 1986. In between, he served as trainer in 1984-1985 for the Houston Gamblers in the USFL.

In May 1986, he spoke with The Herald-Post about the importance of ice, and getting pitchers on programs.

"We encourage them to stretch and use weights to prevent injuries," Kolb told The Herald-Post. "If there's indication of a serious injury, anything I can't handle, I send them to the team doctor."

Kolb made AAA Denver as trainer in 1988 and remained there in 1990. 

Kolb ended up spending 17 seasons in the Brewers organization before moving to the Diamondbacks and AAA Tucson in 1997. In July 1998, he worked to get MRI results on two injured players.

Kolb is most recently recorded as serving as trainer at Tucson in 1999.

Peter Kolb 1989 Denver Zephyrs card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,378
Made the Majors:1,410-32.2
Never Made Majors:2,968-67.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:574
10+ Seasons in the Minors:354

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