July 12, 2003: Former
Bear Jack Santora continued
his odyssey through affiliated baseball by being traded on July 9 by
the Lakewood Blue Claws (Phillies
A) to the Lake Elsinore Storm
(Padres A) in southern California. This marks a return to
familiar territory for Jack, as he is a Monterey native and attended
college at UCLA.
Jack was picked up from
the Bears by the Phillies organization in June (see
story), after starting out strong for Newark. Jack had been
steadily getting his batting average up in Lakewood, and started out
in Lake Elsinore by going 3-for-6 in his first two games this week.
We'll keep our eye on
Jack and wish him success with his new organization!
August 25, 2003:
We visited Lake Elsinore on August 23 at a game between the storm and
the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Click here to
read about it!