Wednesday, May 15, 2024

They Minored in Modesto


Ted Simmons - Reds (Cardinals)

First Base

Mark McGwire - A's (Oakland A's)

Second Base

Joe Morgan - Colts (Colt .45s)

Third Base

Nolan Arenado - Nuts (Rockies)


Troy Tulowitzki - Nuts (Rockies)


Rickey Henderson - A's (Oakland A's)

Dwayne Murphy - A's (Oakland A's)

Jose Canseco - A's (Oakland A's)

Designated Hitter

Reggie Jackson - Reds (Kansas City A's)

Starting Pitchers

John Denny - Reds (Cardinals)

Kevin Tapani - A's (Oakland A's)

Bob Forsch - Reds (Cardinals)

Matt Keough - A's (Oakland A's)

Rick Honeycutt - A's (Oakland A's)

Relief Pitchers

Rollie Fingers - Reds (Kansas City A's)

Al Hrabosky - Reds (Cardinals)

Pedro Borbon - Reds (Cardinals)

Jay Howell - A's (Oakland A's)

Tom Burgmeier - Colts (Colt .45s)


Mickey Tettleton - A's (Oakland A's)

Jason Giambi - A's (Oakland A's)

Tony Batista - A's (Oakland A's)

Miguel Tejada - A's (Oakland A's)

Joe Rudi

Charlie Blackmon - Nuts (Rockies)


Sparky Anderson - Reds (Cardinals)

Note:  The cards are all in my collection and the pics are from TCDB (per usual). 


  1. A lot of history there on that field. If I could go back in time I would have liked to see a young Joe Rudi play there.

  2. There are a lot of big names from my childhood on this list. I wanted to see a Modesto A's game back in the 80's and 90's but never got around to doing it.

    1. Outfield was strongest, with guys like Jermaine Dye and Jose Cruz Sr. not making the team. Second base was probably the weakest. Mike Gallego would've been my #2 guy there if I hadn't opted for Giambi (2nd first baseman).