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Are any of the former Wilmington Waves baseball players in professional baseball?

Dan Spears

The Wilmington Waves only lasted one season in the Port City, but there are still several members of that 2001 minor-league season that are still active in baseball.

Outfielders Jason Repko and Reggie Abercrombie both have had several trips through the majors, but are currently in Triple A baseball. Repko is with the Dodgers’ affiliate in Albuquerque, while Abercrombie is with the Round Rock Express, Houston’s high affiliate.

Koyie Hill has had a career as a backup catcher and is currently with the Chicago Cubs after stops in Los Angeles and Arizona.

Willie Aybar is currently a reserve infielder for the Tampa Bay Rays. He is hitting over .280 in 56 games so far this year for the defending American League champs.

Pitcher Joel Hanrahan was recently traded from the Washington Nationals to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has pitched in 43 games this season, all in relief.

The most successful so far has been Shane Victorino. The Phillies center fielder has found a home in the City of Brotherly Love and was voted into this year’s All-Star Game by a fan vote for the final spot on the National League squad. He is batting .320 on the season and is on pace for several career highs in other offensive categories.

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