Solons Pitcher - 1955
He was immediately recruited by the Yankees with a $74,000 bonus contract. He never pitched in the major leagues, but was optioned to the San Francisco Seals for the 1951 season at the age of 17. He then played for the Kansas City Blues, in the American Association, until he was acquired by the Solons in 1955. He threw in 25 games for Sacramento, starting 6, with an ERA of 5.81 for the season.