Sherman Obando in Charleston
Not sure how many of you will remember the name Sherman Obando, but he played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1993 and 1995. He is now the first base coach for the Charleston Riverdogs.
Obando was originally signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees in 1987. He never reached the bigs with the Yanks as he was selected by the O’s in the ’92 Rule 5 Draft. In ’93, he played in 31 games for the Orioles and hit .272. Then, in ’95, he appeared in 16 games and hit .263.
Maybe you remember Obando for this reason. In 1996, he was traded to the Orioles for none other than Tony Tarasco. Of course, Tarasco was just at Perdue Stadium as the Hitting Coach for the Hagerstown Suns. Baseball is a small world, so many connections.
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