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1987 Donruss #583 Mark Ryal

Mark Dwayne Ryal

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Mark Ryal played in 6 seasons for 5 different teams between 1982 and 1990. His most consistent playing time was as a membor of the 1987 California Angels. He hit 2 home runs on May 13, 1987 against the Detroit Tigers. The homers were hit off of Nate Snell and Jeff M. Robinson. The Angels lost the game 10-7. Ryal did not have a great defensive record in his time in the majors. Playing first base and the outfield, he committed 5 errors in 64 games for a career fielding percentage of .965.

According to an article, Mark had the most pinch hits in the league in 1987. His professional career ran 16 years, including two batting titles while at Buffalo and a couple years in Japan. After his playing days, he coached college and high school baseball, and was baseball coach at Inola High School in Oklahoma as of 2005. His son Rusty Ryal, in his fourth year in the minors, played in 2008 for the Mobile BayBears.

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