1998 Nashville Sounds Roster

Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 67-76
Finished 4th in the PCL's East Division of the American Conference
Manager: Trent Jewett (67-76)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Ballpark: Herschel Greer Stadium
Attendance: 323,068, Avg. 4,970 in 65 home dates
1998 Nashville Sounds Statistics

The Nashville Sounds of the Pacific Coast League ended the 1998 season with a record of 67 wins and 76 losses, finishing fourth in the league's East Division of the American Conference.

The Sounds tallied 699 runs and allowed 772 runs. Chad Hermansen paced Nashville with 28 home runs, while Kevin Grijak, Freddy Garcia and Darrell Whitmore each walloped 20 or more as well. Chad Hermansen accounted for 78 RBI and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .258. Sean Lawrence led the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 5.02 ERA, leading qualifying pitchers.

Gary Wilson, Steve Mintz, Steve Decker, Marc Wilkins, Aramis Ramirez, Kevin Pickford, Tim Laker, Kris Benson, Tavo Alvarez, Steve Bieser, Jimmy Anderson, Abraham Nunez, Elmer Dessens, Pete Rose, Mark Smith, Rich Sauveur, Ron Wright, Adrian Brown, Rich Loiselle, Casey Candaele, Ricardo Rincon, Manny Martinez, Jeff Tabaka, Scott Klingenbeck, Darrell Whitmore, Jason Phillips, Freddy Garcia, Jose Silva, Tom Bolton, Chance Sanford, George Canale, Sean Lawrence, Mike Williams, Kevin Tolar, Rusty Meacham, Jeff McCurry, Chad Hermansen and Carlos Crawford were all players from the 1998 Nashville Sounds who played in the Majors during their careers.

Trent Jewett served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Tavo AlvarezRRNovember 25, 19716'3"245Ciudad Obregon, Sonora MX
Jimmy AndersonLLJanuary 22, 19766'1"195Portsmouth, VA US
Kris BensonRRNovember 7, 19746'4"190Kennesaw, GA US
Steve BieserLRAugust 4, 19675'10"170Perryville, MO US
Tom BoltonLLMay 6, 19626'2"172Nashville, TN US
Darryl BrinkleyRRDecember 23, 19685'11"210Stamford, CT US
Luis BritoSRApril 12, 19716'0"155San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Adrian BrownSRFebruary 7, 19746'0"175McComb, MS US
Randy BrownRRMay 1, 19705'11"160Dallas, TX US
George CanaleLRAugust 11, 19656'1"190Memphis, TN US
Casey CandaeleSRJanuary 12, 19615'9"160Lompoc, CA US
Gino CarusoLLJuly 20, 19696'0"180Henderson, NV US
Carlos CrawfordRROctober 4, 19716'1"190Charlotte, NC US
Dave DanielsRRJuly 25, 19736'2"182New York, NY US
Steve DeckerRROctober 25, 19656'3"205Rock Island, IL US
Elmer DessensRRJanuary 13, 19715'11"200Hermosillo, Sonora MX
Roger DomanRRJanuary 26, 19736'5"190Manhattan, KS US
Tim EdgeRROctober 26, 19686'0"210Decatur, GA US
Dave EvansRRJanuary 1, 19686'3"205Houston, TX US
Freddy GarciaRRAugust 1, 19726'2"190La Romana, La Romana DO
Phil GeislerLLOctober 23, 19696'3"200Klamath Falls, OR US
Ken GiardRRApril 2, 19736'3"219Cranston, RI US
Kevin GrijakLRAugust 6, 19706'2"215Detroit, MI US
Mike HalperinLLSeptember 8, 19735'10"170Naples, FL US
Jason HaynieLLMarch 29, 19746'0"194Savannah, GA US
Julian HerediaRRSeptember 22, 19696'1"170San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Chad HermansenRRSeptember 10, 19776'2"185Salt Lake City, UT US
Scott KlingenbeckRRFebruary 3, 19716'2"205Cincinnati, OH US
Tim LakerRRNovember 27, 19696'2"185Encino, CA US
Sean LawrenceLLSeptember 2, 19706'4"215Oak Park, IL US
Rich LoiselleRRJanuary 12, 19726'5"225Neenah, WI US
Manny MartinezRROctober 3, 19706'2"169San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Del MathewsLLOctober 31, 19746'4"224Grand Rapids, MI US
Jeff McCurryRRJanuary 21, 19706'7"210Tokyo, JP
Rusty MeachamRRJanuary 27, 19686'3"155Stuart, FL US
Steve MintzLRNovember 24, 19685'11"190Wilmington, NC US
Abraham NunezSRMarch 16, 19765'11"200Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Jeff PatzkeSRNovember 19, 19736'0"190Klamath Falls, OR US
Charles PetersonRRMay 8, 19746'3"215Laurens, SC US
Jason PhillipsRRMarch 22, 19746'6"225Williamsport, PA US
Kevin PickfordLLMarch 12, 19756'4"200Fresno, CA US
Aramis RamirezRRJune 25, 19786'1"205Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Jose ReyesRRMay 1, 19736'1"188Villa Vasquez, Monte Cristi DO
Ricardo RinconLLApril 13, 19705'10"190Cuitlahuac, Veracruz MX
Pete RoseLRNovember 16, 19696'1"180Cincinnati, OH US
Matt RyanRRMarch 20, 19726'5"195Chattanooga, TN US
Chance SanfordLRJune 2, 19725'10"165Houston, TX US
Rich SauveurLLNovember 23, 19636'4"163Arlington, VA US
Jose SilvaRRDecember 19, 19736'6"235Tijuana, Baja California MX
Mark SmithRRMay 7, 19706'3"205Pasadena, CA US
T. J. StatonLLFebruary 17, 19756'3"210Norfolk, VA US
Jon SweetLRNovember 10, 19716'0"182Indianapolis, IN US
Jeff TabakaRLJanuary 17, 19646'2"195Barberton, OH US
Steve ThobeRRMay 26, 19726'7"237Akron, OH US
Kevin TolarRLJanuary 28, 19716'3"225Panama City, FL US
Darrell WhitmoreLRNovember 18, 19686'1"210Front Royal, VA US
Scott WiegandtLLDecember 9, 19675'11"180Louisville, KY US
Marc WilkinsRROctober 21, 19705'11"205Mansfield, OH US
Mike WilliamsRRJuly 29, 19686'2"190Radford, VA US
Gary WilsonRRJanuary 1, 19706'3"190Arcata, CA US
Chris WimmerRRSeptember 25, 19705'11"175Wichita, KS US
Ron WrightRRJanuary 21, 19766'1"230Delta, UT 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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