Thursday, March 31, 2016

Marc Marini

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

Marc signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #160.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=marini001mar

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Scott Leius

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

Scott signed a 1992 Topps Stadium Club card #350.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leiussc01.shtml

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

John Wehner

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

John signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #469.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wehnejo01.shtml

Monday, March 28, 2016

Nelson Liriano

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

Nelson signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #360.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/liriane01.shtml

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mark Johnson

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

Mark signed a 1995 Upper Deck Minor League card #209.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/johnsma01.shtml

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Orlando Merced

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

Orlando signed a 1991 Fleer Ultra card #284.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/merceor01.shtml

Friday, March 25, 2016

Jeff King

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

Jeff signed a 1993 Upper Deck SP card #185.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kingje01.shtml

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Marc Pisciotta

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I had met his brother, Scott, the previous year.

Marc signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #149.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/piscima01.shtml

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lee Hancock

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

Lee signed a 1993 Classic Best card #137.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hancole01.shtml

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Denny Neagle

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

Denny signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #34F.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/neaglde01.shtml

Monday, March 21, 2016

Milt May

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Pittsburgh Pirates, whom he was the hitting coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Milt signed a 1984 Topps card #788.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/maymi01.shtml

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Jason Kendall

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I was standing outside the visitor's side clubhouse entrance. A ten foot high fence separated me from the door, which was about 5 feet away. Jason opened the door from the inside with barely enough room for his head to peek out. He was obviously looking for someone or something. I recognized him immediately and called out his name. He looked at me surprised and asked, "how'd you know it was me?" as he walked on over. I told him that I study these cards so that I can recognize players without having to see their jersey numbers or names on the back.

Jason signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #14.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kendaja01.shtml

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Dave Clark

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

Dave signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #314.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/clarkda05.shtml

Friday, March 18, 2016

Steve Cooke

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

Steve signed a 1992 Classic Best card #43.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cookest01.shtml

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Dan Miceli

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

Dan signed a 1993 Classic Best card #222.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/micelda01.shtml

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mike Dyer

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

Mike signed a 1990 Upper Deck card #374.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dyermi01.shtml

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Esteban Loaiza

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

Esteban signed a 1995 Fleer Excel card #256.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/loaizes01.shtml

Monday, March 14, 2016

Joe Klink

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

Joe signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #715.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/klinkjo01.shtml

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Jay Bell

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

Jay signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #115.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bellja01.shtml

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jacob Brumfield

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

Jacob signed a 1992 Fleer Ultra card #481.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brumfja01.shtml

Friday, March 11, 2016

Mike Kingery

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

Mike signed a 1991 Leaf card #224.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kingemi01.shtml

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Al Martin

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

Al signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #340.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martial03.shtml

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Kevin Young

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

Kevin signed a 1991 Classic Best card #239.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/youngke01.shtml

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Charlie Hayes

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

Charlie signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #208.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hayesch01.shtml

Monday, March 7, 2016

Jim Leyland

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Pittsburgh Pirates, whom he was managing, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Jim signed a 1987 Topps card #93.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=leylan001jam

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Joe Garagiola

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1996.
He was there to speak to the Minor League players about the dangers of chewing tobacco.

Joe signed a 1993 Ted Williams card #89.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garagjo01.shtml

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Anthony Sanders

I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Anthony signed a 1994 Classic St. Catharines Blue Jays Team Set card #19.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sandean01.shtml

Friday, March 4, 2016

Lorenzo De La Cruz

I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Lorenzo signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3749.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=delacr001lor

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Rick Langford

I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Toronto Blue Jays, whom he was a pitching coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rick signed a 1984 Topps card #629.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/langfri01.shtml

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Donnie Elliott

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1996.

Donnie signed a 1992 Classic Best card #369.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/elliodo01.shtml

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Craig Holman

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1996.

Craig signed a 1995 Reading Phillies Team Set card #18.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=holman001cra