Just before opening day of the Harrisburg Senators inaugural game in 1987
Former Home of the Harrisburg Senators
The Senators came back to earth in 1992, falling to 3rd place but still made the post season behind their 1st All-Star product… Rondell White (.303, 99 Plate Appearances) and pitcher Mike Mathile (12-5, 2.86). Future Indians catcher Tim Laker (19 2B, 15 HR, .242) led the team in power and Len Picota was excellent as the closer going 4-3, 1.88 with a new record… 26 saves and Mike Lansing hit .280. They would take on the Binghamton Mets and future starter Bobby Jones (12-4, 1.88) and quickly lose the series. Their record of 78-59 however was certainly respectable as they played to 209,000 through the gates. Rondell White wasn’t quite finished yet here at Riverside Stadium. The next piece of the Expos outfield puzzle was about to join him as they welcomed the 4th All-Star to be produced from Riverside Stadium... 20 year old Cliff Floyd, who would come to the team and slam 17 2B, 26 HR, 101 RBI, 31 SB and bat .329 in a season for the ages. The HR and RBI marks would set new marks… or at least, tie as Glenn Murray joined Floyd for 26 HR of his own to go along with 96 RBI and a .253. Rondell White meanwhile played a full season batting a very impressive .328 with 15 2B, 10 3B and 12 HR. Future Expos’ Shane Andrews contributed as well with 29 2B, 18 HR, 70 RBI and a .260. He was joined by famed deaf ballplayer Curtis Pride (who hit a monster .356 which caused his promotion after only 200 plate appearances) and by future Expos’ Oreste Marrero (18 2B, 10 HR, .333, 255 AB).