1986 Charleston Rainbows Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 63-69
Finished 3rd in the SAL's South Division
Manager: Pat Kelly (63-69)
Affiliation: San Diego Padres
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Ballpark: Hampton Park
Attendance: 131,696, Avg. 1,995
1986 Charleston Rainbows Statistics

The Charleston Rainbows of the South Atlantic League ended the 1986 season with a record of 63 wins and 69 losses, finishing third in the league's South Division.

The Rainbows plated 587 runs and allowed 592 runs. Bill Stevenson paced Charleston with 11 home runs Jim Tatum and Chris Knabenshue each drove in 62 runs. Carlos Baerga led hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .270 clip. Greg Harris topped the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 2.64 ERA, leading regular hurlers.

Rodney McCray, Rafael Valdez, Carlos Baerga, Eric Nolte, Matt Maysey, Jim Lewis, Greg Harris and Jim Tatum were all players from the 1986 Charleston Rainbows who played in the Majors during their careers.

Pat Kelly served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Carlos BaergaSRNovember 4, 19685'11"165Santurce, PR
Miguel BatistaRRJuly 6, 19656'3"180
Bill BlountLLSeptember 27, 19636'4"180
Vic CabreraRRJanuary 8, 19655'11"185
Rafael ChavesRRNovember 1, 19686'0"195Isabela, PR
Jeff CiscoSRNovember 13, 19625'11"185
Roberto ClementeRRAugust 17, 19655'11"175Rio Piedras, PR
Carl FerraroLAugust 7, 19626'0"185
Greg HarrisRRDecember 1, 19636'3"190Greensboro, NC US
Chris KnabenshueLROctober 30, 19636'1"185Aurora, CA US
Jimmy LesterRRJune 24, 19636'2"180
Jim LewisRRJuly 20, 19646'2"200Jackson, MI US
Bill MarxRRNovember 6, 19646'3"200
Matt MayseyRRJanuary 8, 19676'4"225Hamilton, ON CA
Rodney McCrayRRSeptember 13, 19635'10"175Detroit, MI US
Tom MeagherRJune 1, 19636'2"195San Francisco, CA US
Jaime MorenoRRSeptember 22, 19636'0"170
Jim NavilliatLOctober 27, 19636'2"195
Eric NolteLLApril 28, 19646'3"205Canoga Park, CA US
Juan ParisRRSeptember 7, 19665'11"160
Joe PlesacRRNovember 8, 19606'5"205
Ramon RodriguezLApril 10, 19656'2"190
Kevin RussLLAugust 10, 19666'2"185
Greg SparksLLMarch 31, 19646'0"185Chandler, AZ US
Bill StevensonLROctober 31, 19636'0"200
Jim TatumRROctober 9, 19676'2"200San Diego, CA US
Kevin TowersRNovember 11, 19616'1"185
Rafael ValdezRRDecember 17, 19675'11"165Nizao, Peravia DO
Jim WasemRRMarch 6, 19625'11"175
Craig WileySRSeptember 4, 19635'11"170

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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