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1985 Charleston Rainbows Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 78-61
Finished 3rd in the SAL's South Division
Manager: Jim Skaalen (78-61)
Affiliation: San Diego Padres
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Ballpark: Hampton Park
Attendance: 105,647, Avg. 1,520
1985 Charleston Rainbows Statistics

The Charleston Rainbows of the South Atlantic League ended the 1985 season with a record of 78 wins and 61 losses, finishing third in the league's South Division.

The Rainbows plated 697 runs and allowed 591 runs. Brent Gjesdal paced Charleston with 19 home runs, and Brad Pounders walloped 20 or more, too. Randy Byers drove in 94 runs and topped all regular hitters by connecting at a .319 clip. Mike Costello led the team with 16 wins and a team-best 2.61 ERA, leading qualifying pitchers.

Players from the 1985 Charleston Rainbows who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Rodney McCray, Randy Byers, Joe Bitker, Sandy Alomar and Roberto Alomar.

Jim Skaalen served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Roberto AlomarSRFebruary 5, 19686'0"184Ponce, PR
Sandy AlomarRRJune 18, 19666'5"200Salinas, PR
Joe BitkerRRFebruary 12, 19646'1"175Glendale, CA US
Randy ByersLROctober 2, 19646'2"180Bridgeton, NJ US
Jeff CiscoSRNovember 13, 19625'11"185
Ken ClawsonRRFebruary 14, 19656'4"175
Mike CostelloRAugust 28, 19626'2"230
Trace CzyzewskiRFebruary 5, 19636'0"185
Dave DillardLLAugust 24, 19626'3"190
Rusty FordRFebruary 20, 19616'4"200Lufkin, TX US
Mike GildehausRFebruary 2, 19626'2"195
Brent GjesdalRRMay 5, 19616'0"193Portland, OR US
Bob GreenleeLAugust 9, 19636'1"190
Marlon HubbardRFebruary 13, 19616'2"190
Rodney McCrayRRSeptember 13, 19635'10"175Detroit, MI US
Jaime MorenoRRSeptember 22, 19636'0"170
Scott ParsonsRRJanuary 25, 19626'4"210Livingston, NJ US
Joe PlesacRRNovember 8, 19606'5"205
Brad PoundersRRSeptember 1, 19636'4"205Riverside, CA US
Craig ReidRRApril 23, 19626'1"170
Pablo RiveraRRAugust 3, 19665'11"175
Randy RobertsonRMarch 27, 19636'4"200
Ramon RodriguezLApril 10, 19656'2"190
Rick ScalesRRFebruary 6, 19646'0"170
Jeff StewartRMarch 21, 19636'3"190
Jorge SurisRR5'11"157
Mike VisorRMarch 8, 19656'5"210

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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