Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on April 28, 1991 · Page 40
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4D Reno Gazette-Journal Sunday, April 28,1991 8 16 Cliff Gonzales ' Position: OF Born: 4-18-67; Height: 5-10; Weight: 175 Uvea: Bronx, N.Y. Last yean Sarasota (A). .239, 9 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 2 HRs, 40 RBI. 12 assists Favorite movie: The Outlaw Jo-sle Wales Favorite book: Wired Playing in the major leagues: I would have fulfilled one of my biggest goals in life. Favorite activity: Walking, reading. 17 Mike Norris Position: Pitcher (RH) Born: 3-19-55; Height: 6-2; Weight: 200 Lives: San Leandro, Calif. Favorite sports figure: Dave Stewart. He has overcome so much adversity to become one of the better pitchers in baseball and one of the better persons in the sport. Major leagues: Debuted with 3-hit shutout over Chicago April 10, 1975 for Oakland. Won 22 games and finished second in Cy Young voting to Steve Stone in 1980. Was 1-0 with 3.00 ERA with A s last season in 14 games. 24 Dion Beck Position: Pitcher (LH) Born: 3-26-64; Height: 6-0; Weight: 160 Lives: Lakewood. Calif. Family: Uncle Dick Wantz pitched one inning for 1965 Los Angeles Angels. Last active season: 1987 with Reading (AAA) Phillies. High school: Mayfair H.S., 1982. Harbor City, Calif. College: Cerritos J.C., Cal State Fullerton Off-season: Works for Mercedes Benz in parts department. First organization: Phillies, 1985 Hobby: Basketball 30 Joe Olker Position: Pitcher (LH) Born: 6-4-63; Height: 6-0; Weight: 195 Lives: Mundelein, Illinois. Last season: Pitched one inning for Indianapolis (AAA) Indians of Montreal Expos organization. Had knee surgery. Career highlight: Was 15-2 for Shreveport (AA) Giants in 1988 with 3.46 ERA. Allowed 152 hits in 151 innings. Struck out 94 and walked 58. Was 8th in Texas League in ERA and second in victories. 38 Cliff Williams III Position: Catcher -Born: 1-16-69; Height: 6-0: . Weight 185 Lives: East St. Louis. Illinois. Favorite movie: New Jack City Favorite book: Black Boy . Favorite TV show: Bill Cosby ; Favorite vacation spot Balfr-1 more. Md. Favorite sports figure: Michael ' Jordan Playing hi the major leagues: A 1 dream come true ever since Little League baseball. Favorite activity: Working out. i 1 Mark Krumback Position: OF Born: 12-30-64; Height: 6-1; Weight: 170 Lives: Albuquerque. N.M. Last yean Cedar Rapids (A), Reds organization Wife: Penny. Favorite movie: Pretty Woman Playing in the major leagues: It would mean a great deal to me. It's been my dream since I was a little boy. I put my trust in God. Favorite activity: Go to the lake with my wife Penny and maybe do a little fishing. 15 Mike Songini Position: 3B Born: 3-12-67; Height: 5-10; Weight: 175 Nickname: Sonj or Sonjo Lives: East Longmeadow, Mass. Last season: Played for Mai Fichman at ClassA Erie. Hit .321 with 58 RBI. High school: East Longmeadow H.S. College: South Carolina Biggest thrill in baseball: Playing on ESPN with South Carolina. Once went 6-for-6 with 7 RBI. Original organization: Cincinnati Reds, 1988. 23 David Voit Position: Pitcher(RH) Born: 9-27-66; Height: 6-2; Weight: 175 Lives: Lexington, Ky. First organization: Milwaukee Brewers, 1988 High school: Henry Clay (Lexington), 1984, lettered in baseball College: Kentucky, 1984-88 Off-season: Pitching coach for the Sydney Wave of the Australian Baseball League. Cal League trivia: 37 players have hit 3 homers in one game, the most recent is Stockton's Frank Bolick against Reno, April 8.1990. 29 Todd McCray Position: Pitcher(RH) Born: 1-22-68; Height: 6-2; Weight: 205 Lives: Mayo. Fla. How acquired: On loan from Seattle Mariners organization. Cal League trivia: The Silver Sox had an all-time League record of 2,405-2,415 in 35 seasons entering the 1991 campaign. The .499 winning percentage is sixth-best, behind San Bernardino. Stockton, Santa Barbara. Fresno and San Jose. 36 Dom Johnson Position: Pitchcr(RH) Born: 8-9-68; Height: 6-4; Weight 235 Lives: Poway. Calif. Last season: San Jose (A) Giants. 5-8. 5 40. Favorite movie: Outlaw Josie Wales Book: Ok) Man and the Sea Favorite vacation spot Hawaii Favorite sports figure: Roger Clemens He s a winner. Flaying in the major leagues: It would give me a chance to help a lot of people. Favorite activity: Watch a game or movie. n Tom Mitchell Position: I B, 3B Born: 7-26-63; Height: 6-0; Weight: 200 Lives: San Oiego, Calif. Nickname: T-Bone. Last season: Erie Sailors (Class A, NY-Penn League for manager Mai Fichman). Family: Brother Kevin plays for San Francisco Giants High school: Lincoln High (San Diego). Graduated 1980. Off-season job: Roofing. First organization: Houston Astros, 1983. Hobby: Weightlifting 14 Johnny Rabb Position: OF Born: 6-23-61; Height: 6-1; Weight: 190 Nickname: J. R. Lives: Los Angeles Last season: Played in Mexican League Childs' names: Tiffany (7), Britt-ney(2) High school: George Washington (1978) Los Angeles. Off-season: Student Hobbies: Golf, fishing, reading, auto racing. 22 Rich Buonantony Position: Pitchcr(RH) Born: 11-28-62; Height: 6-4; Weight: 215 Lives: Las Vegas Last season: Scranton (AAA, Phillies), 0-0, 13 innings, 11 hits, 7 runs, 10 Ks, 11 BBs. Favorite movie: Field of Dreams Favorite book: Reincarnation of Peter Proud Favorite sports figure: Joe Montana. Favorite activity: A movie and a good meal. 28 Dodd Johnson Position: I B Born: 8-25-64; Height: 6-4; Weight: 200 Lives: Austin, Texas Wife's name: Sherri Last season: Hit .330 in 29 games for Silver Sox. First pro organization: Atlanta College: University of Texas. 1 985. Won Junior College national championship in 1983 with McClennan Community College. Off-season: Played in Australian Baseball League with Sydney Wave. Hobbies: Music, hunting, fishing, collects baseball cards. Moana Stadium Tickets $4.00 reserved $3.00 general $2.00 -kids under 12. seniors, military Free ' 5 and under, uniformed little leaguers Parking Source: Rano Saw Sot v a Moana Stadium! ! J ' i General 'admission Wfcn . Jim Jones Position: SS Born: 9-17-66; Height: 5-11; Weight: 175 Lives: Portland, Oregon Last season: Shreveport (AA) Giants. Hit .241, 3 stolen bases, .389 OBA. Cal. League all-star shortstop in 1989 with San Jose. Wife's Name: Kelly Favorite movie: An Officer and a Gentleman Favorite TV show: L.A. Law Favorite sports figure: Ryne Sandberg, one of the best second baseman ever. Favorite activity before a game: Watching baseball. 13 Andy Postema Position: Third base Born: 9-9-66; Height: 6-0; Weight: 185 Lives: Kentwood, Michigan. College: Aquinas College. Degree: Health and Recreation Off-season: Teacher, coach Hobbies: All sports, reading, crossword puzzles ' Last season: Erie Sailors. Hit .345. (Class A, NY-Penn League. First year in pro ball). Biggest baseball thrill: Winning the 1988 NAIA state championship at Aquinas and Juco World Series in 1987 with Grand Rapids Junior College. 21 Francisco Alcantara Position: Pitchcr(LH) Born: 4-3-71; Height: 5-10; Weight: 184 Lives: Barohoha, Dominican Republic Last season: New York-Penn League (Tigers), 0-1, 10 saves, 1.70 ERA, 47 innings, 57 Ks, 16 BB. Favorite TV show: Arsenio Hall Favorite sports figure: Jose Rijo. Favorite minor league city: Reno Favorite activity: Eating ' . 27 Lonnie Phillips Position: Pitcher (RH) Born: 1-23-67; Height: 6-3; Weight: 205 Lives: Seattle Favorite movie: Dances With Wolves Favorite TV show: In Living Color Favorite vacation spot: Carribbean Favorte sports figure: Muhammad Ali. Flashy. Playing In the major leagues: Fulfillment of a life-long dream. Favorite minor league city: None. The minor leagues aren't fun. Favorite activity: Listen to music and relax. Pawl HoriV Guana-Journal a . 4 r-t : y if ; 8 O- - . -a Reserved II Ttltl F!. livifirM IS . llMi lliiKl Dean Treanor Position: Pitching coach Last season: Pitching coach at Reno during first half and managed Gulf Coast League Indians in second half. Managerial experience: Managed Fresno Suns of California League in 1988. His record that year was 27-44 in first half (fourth in Northern Division, 3 games ahead of last-place Silver Sox) and 26-45 in second half (third) for an overall record of 53-99. That was Fresno's last season in the Cal League after 45 years. 12 Doug Messer Position: Pitcher (LH) Born: 11-29-65; Height: 6-0; Weight: 185 Lives: Scottsdale, Ariz. Last active season: 1988 Everett (A) Giants. 11-3, 2.90 ERA. 100 Ks,22BBs. Favorite movie: Blue Brothers Favorite book: Bible Favorite TV show: MacGyver Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii Favorte sports figure: Nolan Ryan. He's accomplished everything a pitcher could ever want. Favorite minor league city: Reno, because that's where I am. Favorite activity: Golf, billiards 20 Rick Odekirk Position: Pitcher (LH) Born: 11-15-60; Height: 5-10; Weight: 180 Lives: Glendale, Calif. Family: Father Ron was in Yankee organization from 1952-55. Last season: Injured. High school: Glendale H.S. , 1978 College: Glendale, J.C. Off-season occupation: Couch potato. First organization: Kansas City Royals, 1979 Biggest baseball thrill: First big league exhibition game with the Texas Rangers. 26 Troy Clemens Position: Catcher Born: 1-12-68; Height: 6-1; Weight: 205 Lives: Boulder City, Nevada Last season: Springfield (A) Cardinals. Hit .272 with 16 doubles. Favorite movie: Dances With Wolves Favorite book: Tom Sawyer Favorite TV show: Cheers Favorite sports figure: Hulk Ho-gan. He's a big, bad stud. Favorite minor league city: Springfield, III. Great fans, nice people, great fishing. Favorite activity: Fishing, playing Nintendo. 34 Joe Roebuck Position: OF Born: 10-10-68; Height: 6-0; Weight 190 Lives: Bryan, Ohio Last yean Erie (A), New York-Penn League. Flayed for Mai Fichman. Was property of Milwaukee Brewers last year. Brewers tried to make a pitcher out of him. Last year's stats: .31 0,9 HRs. 45 RBI in 61 games. Cal League trivia: Reno finished 22-49 in its first season in the Cal League in 1 955. good for seventh place with manager Leonard Nor en. a a - Mai Fichman Position: Manager Age: 48 Years In pro baseball: 24. All in minor leagues. Last season: Managed Erie Sailors in New York-Penn League (Class A) and came within a game of winning championship. Wife's name: Bunny. "When we met she didn't even know what baseball was. Now you should see her. She wants to make out the lineup card for me." Lives: Boise, Idaho. Favorite sports figure: Mickey Mantle. 11 Frank Turco Position: 2 B Born: 7-3-68; Height: 5-11; Weight: 165 Lives: Cooper City, Fla. Last season: Erie Sailors (A, New York-Penn League with manager Mai Fichman). Hit .217 with 3 homers. Favorite movie: Lethal Weapon Favorite book: Pet Cemetary Favorite vacation spot: Key West, Fla. Favorite sports figure: Michael Jordan. Not only can play basketball but golf as well. Favorite activity: Watching soap operas. 18 Brian Stephens Position: OF Born: 7-3-69; Height: 6-2; Weight: 197 Last year: Bellingham (A) Mariners, .273, 7 HR, 36 RBI. Lives: Bradenton, Fla Favorite movie: Up in Smoke Favorite book: Moby Dick Favorite TV show: Happy Days Playing in the major leagues: Prestige, money and good times. Favorite activity: Chilling out and watching TV. Favorite sports figure: Johnny Bench. I've always admired him for his ability to catch and hit. Nobody was better. 25 Matt Williams Position: Catcher Born: 6-22-68: Height: 6-0; Weight: 185 Lives: Corvallis, Oregon Last active season: 1989 with Salinas of California League. Was property of San Francisco Giants that season. Hit .231 with Everett (A) Giants in 1 988. Cal League trivia: Nine current major leaguers Jack Clark, Mike Marshall. Glenn Braggs, Paul Faries. Kevin McReynolds, Gary Sheffield, Kirby Puckett, Eric Karros and Mark McGwire have been Cal League Rookies of the Year. 33 Timber Mead Position: Pitchcr(RH) Born: 1-22-65; Height: 6-4; Weight: 200 Lives Bend, Oregon Last season: Phoenix (AAA) Giants. Shreveport (AA) Giants. San Jose (A) Giants. Combined record of 3-4 and 3 saves in 40 games. Allowed 76 hits in 79 innings and struck out 51 . Career Began with Everett (A) Giants in 1985. Was Giants sixth selection in January 1 985 draft Let's Make a Dear: Was traded with Frank Williams and Mike Villa to Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Eddie Milner in January. 1987.

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