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Richard James Wrona

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Rick Wrona was signed as a 5th round pick in the 1985 amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs and scout Ron Hollingsworth. He played in six major league seasons with 4 teams, his best year was as a member of the 1989 Cubs National League East Division Champions. He was pushed down the Cubs depth chart with the emergence of Hector Villanueva and Rick Wilkins. He played again for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. In his last 5 at bats in the major leages on July 20 and July 22, 1994, he hit 3 doubles and a home run. He had previously only had 3 MLB doubles and 2 home runs.

Wrona, as of 2006, is the only player in Major League history with a last name that starts with "Wro". There are currently no players in the minor leagues that have a chance of "threatening" this title any time soon. Retired minor leaguers whose names began with "Wro" include: Richard Wrobel, Ron Wrobel, Joseph Wroble, Bill Wrona (Rick's brother), Dave Wrona, Ron Wrona (Rick's other brother) and Randy Wroten.

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