Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Phorgotten Phillie Phile - Amalio Carreno
If you remembered this guy at all, it might just be because of his smile. That's a smile that could be seen all the way across Vet Stadium. This card is from the 1990 Reading Phillies Star minor league set. The Phillies traded Luis Aguayo to the Yankees for Carreno 1988. He spent the next 3 years in the minors, finally getting a call up to the Phillies in 1991. He was called up because the Phillies need a pitcher to replace Roger McDowel who was injured. In his third appearance on July 14th, he hit Steve Decker with a pitch after being warned not to. This got him ejected from the game and sent back to Scranton the next day. At the end of the season he became a free agent and was picked up by the Orioles. He appeared in spring training for them in 1992 but didn't make the club. And that was the end of his career, great smile and all.