Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jason Isringhausen

I met him at a Minor League game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994, when the St. Lucie Mets came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Jason signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #235.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/i/isrinja01.shtml

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mark Tranberg

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Mark signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #249.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=tranbe002mar

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kevin Legault

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Kevin signed a 1993 Classic Best card #216.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=legaul001kev

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ken Tirpack

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Ken signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #99.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=tirpac001ken

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dan Serafini

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Dan signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #98, which incorrectly lists his first name as Ken.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/serafda01.shtml

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mike Juhl

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Mike signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2680.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=juhl--001mic

Friday, July 25, 2014

Albert Belle

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida, when the Cleveland Indians came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.
When Albert came over to sign for me, I was with my brother and there was also a husband and wife with their young baby. My brother and I are never greedy when it comes to asking for autographs. We each get one thing signed and that's it. The guy who was there who was getting things signed had a handful of Albert Belle baseball cards. You could tell Albert was getting annoyed. I remember one card he signed for the guy, he just wrote "A B" across the card in big capital letters.

Albert signed the back of the September 1993 issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/belleal01.shtml

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Alan Benes

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the St. Petersburg Cardinals came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Alan signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #257.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/benesal01.shtml

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nick DelVecchio

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Nick signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #101.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=delvec001nic

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Keith Heberling

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Keith signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #105.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=heberl001kei

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ray Suplee

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Ray signed a 1992 Classic Draft Picks card #113.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=suplee001ray

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mike Buddie

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Mike signed a 1992 Classic Draft Picks card #77.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/buddimi01.shtml

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Matt Luke

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Matt signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #109.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lukema01.shtml

Friday, July 18, 2014

Professor Griff

On June 6, 2013, The Kings of the Mic Tour (LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul) performed at The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The weather was absolutely horrible on this day with heavy rain and strong winds. That didn't stop me from arriving at the theater at 11am that morning (completely soaked), hoping I'd get the chance to meet the artists as they showed up for sound checks.
A couple of hours after I had met Ice Cube, I recognized DJ Lord and Professor Griff of Public Enemy arriving together. Both guys were really cool.

Professor Griff signed the front cover of Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation: The First London Invasion Tour 1987 DVD.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ben Rivera

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, while he was on a rehab assignment.

Ben signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #389.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riverbe01.shtml

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dave Manning

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Dave signed a 1992 Classic Best Draft Picks card #68.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mannida01.shtml

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tommy Thompson

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Charlotte Rangers, whom he was managing, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Tommy signed a 1991 Line Drive AAA Pre-Rookie card #324.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=thomps009tho

Monday, July 14, 2014

Dan Brown

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Dan signed a 1992 Fleer Pro Cards card #2047.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=brown-005dan

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Steve Solomon

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Steve signed a 1993 Classic Best Gold card #153.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=solomo001ste

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ronnie Allen

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Ronnie signed a 1991 Front Row Draft Picks card #13.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=allen-011jam

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rafael Palmeiro

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Rafael signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/palmera01.shtml

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jimmy Gonzalez

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Osceola Astros came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Jimmy signed a 1991 Classic Best Draft Picks card #36.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gonzal001jim

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Jim Waring

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Osceola Astros came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Jim signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #50.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=waring001jam

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jimmy Lewis

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Osceola Astros came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Jimmy signed a 1991 Classic Best Draft Picks card #44.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lewis-003jam

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tommy Eason

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Tommy signed a 1993 Classic Best Gold card #135.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=eason-001sam

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Shawn Livesey

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Osceola Astros came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Shawn signed a 1991 Classic Four Sport Draft Picks card #75, which incorrectly spells his last name.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=livese001sha

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Donovan Mitchell

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Osceola Astros came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Donovan signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #204.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=mitche003don

Friday, July 4, 2014

Balls Mahoney

I met him after an ECW show at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 27, 2000.

Balls signed a page out of an issue of World of Wrestling magazine.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tim Tolman

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Osceola Astros, whom he was managing, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Tim signed a 1986 Topps card #272.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tolmati01.shtml

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jimmy White

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Osceola Astros came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Jimmy signed a 1993 Classic Best card #294.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=white-001jim

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chris Durkin

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Osceola Astros came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Chris signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #177.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=durkin001chr