1985 Kinston Blue Jays Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: A
Team Record: 64-73
Finished 3rd in the CL's South Division
Manager: Grady Little (64-73)
Affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays
Location: Kinston, North Carolina
Ballpark: Grainger Stadium
Attendance: 74,722, Avg. 1,091
1985 Kinston Blue Jays Statistics

Playoffs - Winston-Salem Spirits 2 games, Kinston Blue Jays 0

The Kinston Blue Jays of the Carolina League ended the 1985 season with a record of 64 wins and 73 losses, finishing third in the league's South Division.

The Blue Jays plated 546 runs and gave up 589 runs. Glenallen Hill paced Kinston with 20 home runs Pat Borders drove in 60 runs. Nelson Liriano topped hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .288 clip. Mark Clemons led the squad with 12 wins, while Tony Castillo recorded a 1.91 ERA, tops among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Members of the 1985 Kinston Blue Jays who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Tony Castillo, Nelson Liriano, Glenallen Hill, Jeff DeWillis, Enrique Burgos, Pat Borders, Gerónimo Berroa, Oswaldo Peraza, Eric Yelding, José Segura, José Mesa and Webster Garrison.

Grady Little served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Dane AnthonyRRAugust 29, 19596'1"185Chambersburg, PA US
Omar BencomoRRJune 26, 19646'2"195Barinas, Barinas VE
Gerónimo BerroaRRMarch 18, 19656'0"165Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Pat BordersRRMay 14, 19636'2"190Columbus, OH US
Enrique BurgosLLOctober 7, 19656'4"195Chorrera, PA
Tony CastilloLLMarch 1, 19635'10"177Quibor, Lara VE
Eddy CastroLLMay 16, 19636'3"175Rio Piedras, PR
Mark ClemonsRROctober 20, 19596'2"190Loris, SC US
Mark CooperRRAugust 14, 19616'0"180
Mike CullenRRMarch 21, 19606'2"195
Eddie DennisRROctober 14, 19595'10"150La Romana, La Romana DO
Jeff DeWillisRRApril 13, 19656'2"170Houston, TX US
Mark DickmanRMay 12, 19616'2"175
Webster GarrisonRRAugust 24, 19655'11"170Marrero, LA US
Glenallen HillRRMarch 22, 19656'3"210Santa Cruz, CA US
Bubba HollandRRSeptember 14, 19586'1"195Florence, SC US
Jim HowardRRMarch 17, 19626'0"185
Steve JohnsonSRJanuary 30, 19616'3"173
Nelson LirianoSRJune 3, 19645'10"165Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata DO
Perry LychakLApril 29, 19586'1"180
Omar MalaveRRJanuary 17, 19636'3"154Cumana, Sucre VE
Alan McKayLLJanuary 1, 19636'0"175
José MesaRRMay 22, 19666'3"170Pueblo Viejo, Azua DO
Greg MooreROctober 30, 19596'0"190
Joe NowakowskiRRJuly 9, 19635'10"185
David PaloR6'3"185
Oswaldo PerazaRROctober 19, 19626'4"172Puerto Cabello, Carabobo VE
Jose ReyesRRAugust 27, 19666'2"155
Pablo ReyesLLNovember 17, 19646'2"190Azua, Azua DO
Drex RobertsLRMay 11, 19626'1"190
Randy RomagnaRRSeptember 19, 19625'11"175
Tim RypienRRJuly 1, 19646'0"195
José SeguraRRJanuary 26, 19635'11"180Fundacion, Barahona DO
Willie ShanksRApril 25, 19616'1"190
Joe StephensonR6'0"192
Ken WhitfieldRROctober 8, 19645'11"187Minden, LA US
Eric YeldingRRFebruary 22, 19655'11"170Montrose, AL US

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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