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Sunday, April 26,1992 Moana Stadium Meet the&m 339 ft. N 2D Reno Gazette-Journal i . 3 : Scott Budner Position: Pitching coach. Born: Nov. 14, 1956, New London, Conn. Height: 6-1. Weight: 170. Playing career: Left-handed pitcher in the San Francisco Giants and Baltimore Orioles organizations from 1976-82. Played at Fresno in the California League. Last season: Pitching coach under manager Gary Jones at Madison of the Midwest League. Six current Silver Sox pitchers played at Madison last season. Hugh Gulledge Position: Pitcher. Throws: Right. Born: Eufala, Ala., Oct. 3, 1968. Height: 6-2. Weight: 185. How obtained: Selected 46th round, June 1989. Last season: Madison (A): 3-7, 4.70, 67 SO, 76 IP. Favorite movie: The Natural. Heroes: My parents. Favorite ballpark: Yankee Stadium. Proudest achievement: Being drafted by the Oakland A s. Doug Johns Position: Pitcher. Throws: Left. Born: South Bend, Ind., Dec. 19, 1967. Height: 6-2. Weight: 185. How obtained: Selected 16th round, June 1990. Last season: Madison (A): 12-6, 3.23, 104 SO, 128V3IP. Person I'd most like to meet: Thomas Jefferson. Favorite movie: The Great Santini. Hobbies: Golf, chess, movies, billiards. Fabio Gomez Position: Infield. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Born: Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic, May 12, 1968. Height: 6-0. Weight: 185. How obtained: Signed as free agent, Jan., 1992. Last season: Columbus (A): .227, 0HR.6RBI. I'd most like to meet: George Bush. Hobbies: Hispanic music. Heroes: Juan Pablo Duarte. Shane Borchert Position: Trainer. Hometown: Calispell, Montana. Experience: Was a trainer in the Giants organization before moving to the Athletics last year. Worked with Silver Sox manager Gary Jones at Madison, Wise, last season. Did you know: The 1 961 Silver Sox had the best record in team history, with a 97-43 record and a .693 winning percentage. The 1988 Sox struggled to a 39-103 record, the worst in team history. RENO 7 t rf tttA I Tf (j (20) (16 J (24 J r m (31 1 Z l ' L Gary Jones Position: Manager. Born: Henderson, Texas, Nov. 11,1960. Height: 5-9. Weight: 163. Playing career: Lifetime .275 average in Cubs, A's organizations. Hit .31 1 with 34 stolen bases and 1 1 6 runs for Huntsville (AA) in 1 986. Former All-Southwest Conference infielder at the University of Arkansas. Last season: Madison (A): 77-61 (won first half title, named Manager of the Year). Scott McCarty Position: Pitcher. Throws: Left. Born: San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 23 1969. Height: 6-0. Weight: 165. How obtained: Selected 1 8th round, June 1989. Last season: Madison (A): 4-5, 2.58, 74 SO, 76 IP. Favorite movie: Silence of the Lambs. Heroes: Nolan Ryan. Hobbies: Swimming. Notable: McCarty decided to re tire Friday, April 24. Jim W aggoner Position: Infield. Bats: Left. Throws: Right. Born: Nashville, Tenn., April 17, 1967. Height: 5-11. Weight: 175. How obtained: Selected 44th round, June 1989. Last season: Modesto (A): .224, 2HR.19RBI. Favorite food: Pasta. Heroes: My parents. Person I'd most like to meet: Mariah Carey. 23 Will Love Position: Pitcher. Throws: Left. Born: Willows, Calif., June 25, 1968. Height: 6-3. Weight: 210. How obtained: Selected 19th round, June 1988. Last season: Modesto (A): 2-1 , 5.18, 39 SO, 41 IP. Did you know: Oakland relief ace Dennis Eckersley led the Cal League in games started (31) and shutouts (5) in 1973. Enoch Simmons Position: Outfield Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Born: Riverside, Calif., Sept. 28, 1967. Height: 6-4. Weight: 205. How obtained: Selected 4th round, June 1988. Last season: Modesto (A): .242, 2 HR, 38 RBI. Favorite singergroup: Public Enemy. If I wasn't in baseball, I'd be: selling real estate. , - ,-ti irVr ( 8 ) (15 X X.tA !' VllL fl (30) (36 J Jack Patton Position: General manager. Age: 34. Service with club: Patton is in his fifth year as GM of the Silver Sox, which he took over after the club lost Its major league affiliation with the San Diego Padres after the 1987 season. Trademarks: When the club was an independent, Patton was Trader Jack, making deals with other organizations which usually was cash for players. In 1 989, he sold pitcher Tim Fortugno to Milwaukee for $2,500 and 1 2 dozen baseballs. Bill Picketts Position: Infield. Bats: Switch-hitter. Throws: Right. Born: Van Nuys, Calif., Sept. 4, 1968. Height: 5-11. Weight: 170. How obtained: Selected 1 2th round, June 1990. Last season: Madison (A): .253, 0HR.29RBI. Favorite movie: Field of Dreams. Favorite book: Anything by Stephen King. If I wasn't in baseball, I'd be: a doctor. Islay Molina Position: Catcher. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Born: New York, N. Y., June 3, 1971. Height: 6-1. Weight: 200. How obtained: Selected 22nd round, June 1990. Last season: Madison (A): .282, 3 HR, 45 RBI. Hometown: Miami, Fla. Nickname: Izzy. Hobbies: Fishing and golf. Todd Ingram Position: Pitcher. Throws: Right. Born: Bellevue, Wash., April 1 , 1968. Height: 6-4. Weight: 200. How obtained: Selected 21 st round, June 1991. Last season: Southern Oregon (A): 6-5, 3.43, 64 SO, 81 Vi IP. Favorite ballpark: Fenway Park. College: University of Arizona. If I wasn't in baseball, I'd be: a golf professional. MikeNeill Position: Outfield. Bats: Left. Throws: Left. Born: Martinsville, Va., April 27, 1970. Height: 6-2. Weight: 190. How obtained: Selected 2nd round, June 1991. Last season: Southern Oregon (A): .350, 5 HR, 42 RBI. College: Villanova. Person I'd most like to meet: Ivan Boesky. Hobbies: The stock market. IL 'l i- ' L t L ''i ' L ' 122 (29 j (35 j RENO SILVER Last year we received passing grades, but this year we fve got all A fs (Oakland A's that is). Ticket Info - 825-0678 , , , CO yfe TTj T L . 1 II m g. General i . . v admission ? Moana covered j Stadium stands i I Moana a - - - 1 J' Lane fTj : T "r h95 s i nn rzT : O 5 I J tzz Reserved c '"' seats , --. s . - ' I I "dT ' Visitor dugout BulPen I yEv', -' , , 1 n : y J F G H I , . . XwA ' General admission o . As? ) bleachers ReStroomsXfV 1 1 1 Paul Horn Concessions vW i . Gazette-Journal gW?gto mhmrm mkSm. Scott Henry Position: Infield. Bats: Left. Throws: Right. Born: Youngstown, Ohio, January 4, 1967. Height: 5-11. Weight: 175. How obtained: Selected in 49th round, June 1989. Last season: Madison (A): .289, 1 HR.51 RBI. If I wasn't in baseball, I'd be: an attorney. Hobbies: Golf. Joel Wolfe Position: Outfield. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Born: Northridge, Calif., June 1 8, 1970. Height: 6-3. Weight: 205. How obtained: Selected 3rd round, June 1991. Last season: Southern Oregon (A): .303, 2 HR, 34 RBI. Favorite food: Barbeque ribs. Hobbies: Hunting, video games, body surfing. Tim Smith Position: Pitcher. Throws: Right. Born: Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 24, 1969. Height: 6-2. Weight: 185. How obtained: Selected 5th round, June 1991. Last season: Southern Oregon (A): 5-2, 3.23, 79 SO, 75V3 IP. Madison (A): 0-1 , 9.82, 4 SO, 3 IP. Heroes: Larry Bird. College: Ohio State. If I wasn't in baseball, I'd be: doing something that involved tne ouiaoors. , 2b Rob Pierce Position: Pitcher. Throws: Right. Born: Orem, Utah, Dec. 1 7, 1 970. Height: 6-3. Weight: 210. How obtained: Selected 48th round, June 1990. Last season: Scottsdale (Rookie): 2-2,5.60, 34 SO, 53 IP. Did you know: Four former Reno players have been rookies of the year Jim Lefebvre (Dodgers), Alfredo Griffin (Blue Jays), Ozzie Guillen (White Sox) and Benito Santiago (Padres). (12 J 1 21 , (34J SOX BASEBALL... Delfino Mejia Position: Pitcher. Throws: Right. Born: Bonao, Dominican Republic, Dec. 24,1971. Height: 5-9. Weight: 150. How obtained: Signed as free agent, June 12, 1989. Last season: Scottsdale (Rookie): 2-1, 2.45, 17 SO, 22 IP. Madison (A): 1 -0, 0.00, 4 SO, 4 IP. Modesto (A): 2-2,2.51,20 SO, 32 V3 IP. Favorite book: Macbeth. (10 Tom Myers Position: Pitcher. Throws: Left. Born: Los Gatos, Calif., Aug. 12, 1969. Height: 5-11. Weight: 175. How obtained: Selected 39th round, June 1991. Last season: Scottsdale (Rookie): 2-4, 3.24, 36 SO, 33Vs IP. Person I'd most like to meet: Singer Jim Morrison. If I wasn't in baseball, I'd be: a radiotelevision personality. Tony DeFrancesco Position: Catcher. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Born: Bronx, New York, April 24, 1963. Height: 5-11. Weight: 190. How obtained: Signed as free agent, Jan. 1992. Last season: Nashville (AAA): .156,2HR,12RBI. Did you know: Reno has more home run champions (8) and batting champions (13) than any other California League team. Mark Acre Position: Pitcher. Throws: Right. Born: Concord, Calif., Sept. 16, 1968. Height: 6-8. Weight: 235. How obtained: Signed as free agent, Aug. 5,1991. Last season: Scottsdale (Rookie): 2-0, 2.70, 6 SO, 10 IP. Fa vorite car: 1 966 M ustang Convertible. Heroes: My grandparents. If I wasn't in baseball, I'd be: a lawyer. (19, (26) (331 Faustio Cruz Position: Shortstop. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Born: Monte Cristy, Dominican Republic, May 1,1972. Height: 5-10. Weight: 165. How obtained: Signed as free agent, Jan. 15, 1990. Last season: Scottsdale (Rookie): .272, 2 HR, 36 RBI. Modesto (A): .207,0HR,0RBI. Did you know: Kevin McReynolds hit 28 homers for Reno in 1982. Craig Connolly Position: Pitcher. Throws: Right. Born: New York, N.Y., Feb. 16, 1968. Height: 6-3. Weight: 190. How obtained: Selected 29th round, June 1990. Last season: Madison (A): 2-1 4.34, 49 SO, 37V3IP. Favorite movie: Die Hard. Favorite book: The Bourne Identity. Favorite ballpark: Yankee Stadium. Person I'd most like to meet: Jesus Christ. 1 Rafael Mercado Position: First Base. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Born: Santiago, Dominican Republic, March 12, 1970. Height: 6-3. Weight: 170. How obtained: Signed as free agent, May 31, 1988. Last season: Madison (A): .242, 5 HR, 53 RBI. Did you know: The last league title for the Silver Sox was 1 976. 29 1 ' WW 1 '" ' ii;"Nuinm,ijli...it.. Scott Ly dy Position: Outfield Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Born: Mesa, Arizona, Oct. 26, 1968. Height: 6-5. Weight: 190. How obtained: Selected in 2nd round, June 1989. Last season: Madison (A): .259, 12 HR, 69 RBI. Favorite ballpark: Wrigley Field. Person I'd most like to meet: John F. Kennedy. If I wasn't in baseball, I'd be: a physical therapist. gil (321 j8l- 1 BASEBALL CLUB

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