Thursday, April 30, 2015

Armando Benitez

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Armando signed a 1994 Classic card #52.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/benitar01.shtml

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Alan Mills

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Alan signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #312.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/millsal01.shtml

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jesse Orosco

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Jesse signed a 1987 Fleer card #20.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/oroscje01.shtml

Monday, April 27, 2015

Rick Krivda

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Rick signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #124.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/krivdri01.shtml

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chris Hoiles

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Chris signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #183.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hoilech01.shtml

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Al Bumbry

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles, whom he was the first base coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Al signed a 1984 Topps card #319.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bumbral01.shtml

Friday, April 24, 2015

Will Clark


I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game in 1996.

This was one of my most memorable autograph experiences. I knew the visitor's side clubhouse manager, so he invited my brother and I to hang out in the clubhouse and help out. Around the 3rd or 4th inning, Will Clark walks in by himself, as his day was finished. I looked up in awe as I was hoping to get him to sign a picture for me. He looks at me and yells with a booming voice, "WHAT THE F*** ARE YOU LOOKING AT!?" I immediately start stumbling over my words. He then starts laughing and says, "I'm just f***ing with you."

Will signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/clarkwi02.shtml

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jeff Manto

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Jeff signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #238.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mantoje01.shtml

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sherman Obando

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Sherman signed a 1991 Classic Best card #116.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/obandsh01.shtml

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bret Barberie

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Bret signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #67F.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/barbebr01.shtml

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gregg Zaun

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Gregg signed a 1994 Upper Deck Minor League card #24.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/z/zaungr01.shtml

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Brady Anderson

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Brady signed a 1992 Topps Stadium Club card #303.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/anderbr01.shtml

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Curtis Goodwin

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Curtis signed a 1995 Upper Deck Minor League card #58.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/goodwcu01.shtml

Friday, April 17, 2015

DJ Magic Mike

I met him on July 4, 2014 as he arrived for his show at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida.

DJ Magic Mike signed the cover of the D.J. Magic Mike and the Royal Posse CD.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Russ Brock

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Russ signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #118.

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Damon Buford

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Damon signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #221.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/buforda01.shtml

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Alex Ochoa

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Alex signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #254.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/ochoaal01.shtml

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jim Wawruck

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Jim signed a 1994 Upper Deck Minor League card #72.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=wawruc001jam

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mark Smith

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Mark signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #66.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/smithma03.shtml

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Brian Sackinsky

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Brian signed a 1993 Classic Best card #59.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sackibr01.shtml

Friday, April 10, 2015

Steve Carlton

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, while he was a Philadelphia Phillies instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Steve signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/carltst01.shtml

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Scott Klingenbeck

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Scott signed a 1992 Front Row Draft Picks card #45.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/klingsc01.shtml

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jimmy Haynes

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Jimmy signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #168.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hayneji01.shtml

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Harold Baines

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Harold signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #158.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/baineha01.shtml

Monday, April 6, 2015

Anthony Manahan

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
I had met his brother, Austin, two years earlier.

Anthony signed a 1994 Classic Best Gold card #23.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=manaha001ant

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Randy Ready

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Randy signed a 1990 Upper Deck card #404.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/readyra01.shtml

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Denis Menke

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Denis signed a 1974 Topps card #134.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/menkede01.shtml

Friday, April 3, 2015

Frank Viola


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995, while he was on a rehab assignment.

Frank signed the back of the July 1990 issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/violafr01.shtml

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tyler Green

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Tyler signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #68.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/greenty01.shtml

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mike Lieberthal

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Mike signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #184.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/liebemi01.shtml