Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pete Smith

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Pete signed a 1989 Score Rising Stars card #74.

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