Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mark DeJohn

I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the St. Louis Cardinals, whom he was coaching, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Mark signed a 1991 ProCards card #2932.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dejohma01.shtml

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dwight Lowry


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1995, when the Detroit Tigers, whom he was coaching, came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sadly, he was the first person I had an autograph of to pass away. Less than 2 years after signing this card for me, he unfortunately suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 39.

Dwight signed a 1987 Topps card #483.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lowrydw01.shtml

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mark Sievert

I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Mark signed a 1994 Classic St. Catharines Blue Jays Team Set card #21.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=siever001mar

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Kendall Rhine

I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Kendall signed a 1994 Classic Best Gold card #17.

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Jeff Ladd

I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Jeff signed a 1994 Classic St. Catharines Blue Jays Team Set card #14.

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

Monday, October 26, 2015

John Crowther

I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

John signed a 1994 Topps Stadium Club Draft Picks card #33.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=crowth001joh

Sunday, October 25, 2015

J.J. Cannon


I met him at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1995, while he was a Toronto Blue Jays instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

J.J. signed a 1994 Classic St. Catharines Blue Jays Team Set card #27.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cannojo01.shtml

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cameron Smith

I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1995, when the Detroit Tigers came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Cameron signed a 1993 Classic Four Sport Draft Picks card #298.

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

Friday, October 23, 2015

Leonardo Oliveros

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
He was there in attendance, as his season had already finished and he was awaiting the start of the Florida Instructional League.

Leonardo signed a 1994 Classic Martinsville Phillies Team Set card #15.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=oliver001leo

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mike Gordon

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Mike signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #466.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gordon002mic

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Steve Luebber

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
He was there as the Texas Rangers Minor League roving pitching instructor.

Steve signed a 1991 ProCards card #2473.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/luebbst01.shtml

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Jamie Northeimer



I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Jamie signed a 1994 Classic Batavia Clippers Team Set card #15.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=northe001jam

Monday, October 19, 2015

Terrell Lowery

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Terrell signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #81.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lowerte01.shtml

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Chris Sabo

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the St. Petersburg Cardinals, whom he was on a rehab assignment with, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Chris signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #94F.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/saboch01.shtml

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Elston Hansen

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Elston signed a 1992 Classic Best card #148.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hansen001els

Friday, October 16, 2015

Frank Lankford

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Frank signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #489.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lankffr01.shtml

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Steve Shoemaker

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Steve signed a 1994 Topps Stadium Club Draft Pick card #52.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=shoema001ste

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Scott Standish

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Scott signed a 1995 Fleer Excel card #105.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=standi001sco

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Eric Knowles

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Eric signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #483.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=knowle001har

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sloan Smith

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Tampa Yankees came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Sloan signed a 1994 Topps card #748.

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Elliott Gray


I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

It was fan appreciation night and Elliott just happened to be in attendance for that game as a spectator. When I saw he was there, I went to the gift shop where I knew they had a large box of opened Clearwater Phillies team sets. Thankfully, I was able to find a card of him in the box.

Elliott signed a 1991 ProCards card #1616.

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

Saturday, October 10, 2015

David Tuttle

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Lakeland Tigers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

David signed a 1991 Topps Stadium Club card #187.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=tuttle001dav

Friday, October 9, 2015

Bryan Ward


I met him at a Minor League game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995, when the Brevard County Manatees came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

I remember being inside the stadium before the gates were opened. As I'm wandering around, I see Bryan in full uniform at a pay phone. I kept my distance and waited for him to finish his phone call before approaching him.

Bryan signed a 1994 Classic Kane County Cougars Team Set card #26.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wardbr01.shtml

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Robert Dodd

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Robert signed a 1995 Fleer Pro Cards #210.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/doddro01.shtml

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Shelby Rama

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Shelby signed a 1994 Classic Spartanburg Phillies Team Set card #17.

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Shawn Hill

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Daytona Cubs came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Shawn signed a 1995 Fleer Excel card #163.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hill--002sha

Monday, October 5, 2015

Brian Stephenson

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Daytona Cubs came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Brian signed a 1994 Signature Rookies Draft Picks card #43.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=stephe002bri

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Brad Erdman

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Daytona Cubs came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Brad signed a 1992 Classic Best card #317.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=erdman001bra

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jason Ryan

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Daytona Cubs came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Jason signed a 1995 Fleer Excel card #169.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ryanja04.shtml

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bobby Morris


I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Daytona Cubs came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

I had met his brother, Hal, at the same stadium just a few months prior.

Bobby signed a 1995 Upper Deck Minor League card #172.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=morris003rob

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Richie Zisk

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Daytona Cubs, whom he was the hitting coach for, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Richie signed a 1984 Topps card #83.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/z/ziskri01.shtml