Former Oilers pitcher makes World Series

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2003

Mark Redman, a member of the 1993 Peninsula Oilers, is pitching for the Florida Marlins in the World Series. Redman started Game 2 for the Marlins and was saddled with the loss.

Redman, who is 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, was with the Oilers in 1993 when they won the National Baseball Congress World Series. He was a teammate of Oilers coach Aric Thomas on that squad. Redman, whose hometown is Escondido, Calif., was 5-4 with a 5.16 ERA for the Oilers. He went to Masters College and then transferred to the University of Oklahoma.

A couple of more Oilers of recent vintage had an impact in the big leagues this season.

Danny Garcia, who led the team to Alaska Baseball League titles and World Series appearances in 1999 and 2000, made his Major League debut with the New York Mets on Aug. 2.

Garcia appeared in 19 games for the Mets at second base and had 56 at-bats, hitting for an average of .214 and collecting six RBIs, two home runs and two doubles.

Ken Harvey, who was with the Oilers in 1998, had a productive season for the Kansas City Royals at first base. He appeared in 135 games and had 485 at-bats, finishing with an average of .266. He had 30 doubles, 13 home runs and 64 RBIs.

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