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Old 04-24-04, 09:29 AM
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Whatever happened to......(baseball thread)

Be my guest and mention someone that you may have lost track of but I am looking for an infielder in the Orioles farm system who was with the big league team a few seasons ago-Ivanon Coffie.Does anyone know where he is playing now?Yet another example of Baltimore not giving younger players a chance for the big-time.
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Old 04-24-04, 09:45 AM
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He's not listed in baseball prospectus, which means that he's not on an MLB roster and he's not a decent enough prospect to bother talking about...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/coffiiv01.shtml
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Old 04-24-04, 10:15 AM
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I think he was at Bowie last year.
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Old 04-24-04, 10:34 AM
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In '88 or '89 the Cubs drafted a guy by the name of Ty Griffin. He played at the minor league level locally for a bit. Drove a brand new BMW around town because of the big signing bonus. Never heard anything about him once he left town.
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Old 04-24-04, 06:36 PM
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He's stinking up the Astros system now (AA, I think.), and was with the indy leagues last year.
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Old 04-24-04, 10:46 PM
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Eric Anthony. I watched his first MLB at bat when he homered at the Astrodome. Probably around 89 or 90. Out of baseball?
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Old 04-24-04, 11:02 PM
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Eric Anthony played in 25 games his first season (1989), then 84 in his first "full?" season ('90). His last year in the majors was 1997, when he was with LA.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlbhist/al...d?playerId=295
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Old 04-25-04, 03:27 AM
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In addition to http://www.baseball-reference.com/ one can look up players via..

http://www.sports-wired.com/

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http://www.forecaster.ca/demo/baseball/playerindex.cgi
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Old 04-25-04, 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by Tommy_Harn
Eric Anthony. I watched his first MLB at bat when he homered at the Astrodome. Probably around 89 or 90. Out of baseball?


I remember when I was around 11 or 12 and collecting baseball cards, Anthony and Todd Ziele were the 2 big rookies that year that everyone had to have.
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Old 04-25-04, 07:16 PM
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Didn't Eric Anthony and Todd Ziele play on the US Olympic team? I'm thinking they played in 1988 in Korea.
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Originally posted by MrX


I remember when I was around 11 or 12 and collecting baseball cards, Anthony and Todd Ziele were the 2 big rookies that year that everyone had to have.
I remember that - actually went to a Todd Zeile autograph signing that summer when he was destined to be the Cardinals catcher of the future.
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I remember a kid down the street buying Ken Griffey Jr. rookie cards for $70 the year they came out
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Originally posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc.
Didn't Eric Anthony and Todd Ziele play on the US Olympic team? I'm thinking they played in 1988 in Korea.
And Jerome Walton, who was rookie-of-the-year.
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Old 04-27-04, 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Shadow Ace
In '88 or '89 the Cubs drafted a guy by the name of Ty Griffin.
That was around the time they drafted Earl Cunningham, the same year the Sox took Frank Thomas.
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Originally posted by Aphex Twin
And Jerome Walton, who was rookie-of-the-year.
Don't forget about his partner in crime, Dwight Smith.
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I was just wondering what happened to him the other day. I still remember he he hit 20 HRs in like 70 games... then you never heard anything about him.
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Old 04-27-04, 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by MrX


I remember when I was around 11 or 12 and collecting baseball cards, Anthony and Todd Ziele were the 2 big rookies that year that everyone had to have.
Don't forget about Gregg Jefferies or Kevin Elster. Seems like all they had to do was slap that "Rated Rookie" label on any random card, and it was the next big thing.
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Griffin was on the '88 team as well. He actually had a hell of a season with the olympic team that year. I think he still ranks fairly high (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in a number of season records.

At least the rest (Walton, Smith, Anthony, Zeile, etc.) played at the major league level. I don't think Griffin ever made it past AA.

Edited to add, his stats are in the link below:

http://www.usabaseball.com/natl_reco...dvseasbat.html
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You guys can rip on these has-beens/never-weres all you want, but I sure would have loved to play baseball(or any sport) for a living for any amount of time in my life.
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You guys can rip on these has-beens/never-weres all you want, but I sure would have loved to play baseball(or any sport) for a living for any amount of time in my life.
Are you saying that smallball doesn't count?
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Are you saying that smallball doesn't count?
Like real sports, tainted by money(training tickets). But heck, it's fun!
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