Monday, May 4, 2015
Minor League Monday - Manager and Coaches, 1990 ProCards Tulsa Drillers.
Leading off we have manager Tommy Thompson on card 1172. I can find no record of Thompson ever playing pro ball at any level. He was a long-time minor league manager though, beginning in 1977. 1990 was Tommy's 13th season as a skipper and his second in the Rangers system. He managed the Drillers to a 68-68 record and would be promoted to manage the Triple A Oklahoma City 89'ers for the 1991 season.
I believe Walt continued as hitting coach with the Drillers in 1991 before moving to a manager's position with Single A Gastonia in 1992.
He knew pitching though and it didn't take long for him to move into coaching. He joined the Rangers as a minor league instructor in 1986. In 1987 he was the pitching coach for Single A Charlotte. The Rangers moved Jeff up to Double to start the 1988 season and apparently liked his work there. 1990 was his third season with Tulsa. I wasn't able to find out how much longer Andrews stayed with Tulsa and where he went from there.
Well, that's it for the 1990 ProCards Tulsa Driller team set. I hope you enjoyed the sporadic walk through of the team. Looks like the next set up for Minor League Monday is the 1990 CMC Oklahoma City 89'ers.