1989 Charleston Rainbows Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 72-68
Finished 3rd in the SAL's South Division
Manager: Jack Krol (72-68)
Affiliation: San Diego Padres
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Ballpark: Hampton Park
Attendance: 78,438, Avg. 1,121
1989 Charleston Rainbows Statistics

Playoffs - Augusta Pirates 2 games, Charleston Rainbows 1

The Charleston Rainbows of the South Atlantic League ended the 1989 season with a record of 72 wins and 68 losses, finishing third in the league's South Division.

The Rainbows scored 573 runs and allowed 611 runs. John Kuehl led Charleston with 20 home runs and drove in 98 runs. Matt Witkowski paced batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .283 clip. Pedro Martínez and A. J. Sager topped the team with 14 wins each, while Pedro Martínez registered a 1.97 earned run average, best among regular hurlers.

Nikco Riesgo, Pablo Martínez, Pedro Martínez, Luis López, Bryce Florie, A. J. Sager and Jeremy Hernandez were all players from the 1989 Charleston Rainbows who played in the Majors during their careers.

Jack Krol served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Mark BeaversLJuly 9, 19636'2"190
David BondLLAugust 19, 19666'5"185
Dave BriggsRRJanuary 2, 19686'1"180Fairhaven, NJ US
Bob BrucatoRRMay 12, 19676'1"185
Renay BryandLLSeptember 22, 19665'10"170Isla Vista, CA US
Rob CantwellLNovember 29, 19656'2"190
Gerard CifarelliRRMarch 6, 19676'1"185Walnut Creek, CA US
Greg ConleyRRFebruary 24, 19666'3"205Portland, ME US
Bryce FlorieRRMay 21, 19706'0"185Charleston, SC US
Vince HarrisSRAugust 9, 19675'8"160Osceola, AR US
Jeff HartRSeptember 20, 19676'0"190
Chris HaslockRRApril 20, 19666'4"205
Jeremy HernandezRRJuly 6, 19666'5"195Burbank, CA US
Kerry KnoxLLApril 10, 19676'0"188Fullerton, CA US
John KuehlSRAugust 15, 19676'4"202Fullerton, CA US
Jimmy LesterRRJune 24, 19636'2"180
Luis LópezSRSeptember 4, 19705'11"175Cidra, PR
Pablo MartínezSRJune 29, 19695'10"155Sabana Grande de Boya, Monte Plata DO
Pedro MartínezLLNovember 29, 19686'2"155Villa Mella, Santo Domingo DO
Joe MurdockLSeptember 9, 19666'4"235
Nikco RiesgoRRJanuary 11, 19676'2"185Long Beach, CA US
A. J. SagerRRMarch 3, 19656'4"220Columbus, OH US
Greg SmithRLFebruary 2, 19666'0"185Chattanooga, TN US
Brian SpanRRSeptember 30, 19676'1"187
Matt TooleRRDecember 9, 19666'2"185
Vance TuckerRRDecember 7, 19676'5"215
Stan TukesRSeptember 6, 19666'4"225
Mark VerstandigLRAugust 11, 19656'3"200
Scot WelishLLJune 17, 19696'1"175
Shawn WhalenLLJuly 3, 19676'2"180Vancouver, WA US
Matt WitkowskiRRFebruary 5, 19706'0"175New Hartford, NY US
Brian WoodLRJuly 29, 19656'2"200

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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