Friday, September 30, 2016

Marc Niethammer

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the St. Petersburg Devil Rays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
A fellow autograph collector had an extra set of these Tampa Bay Devil Rays cards and gave me one. As I'm getting autographs and sorting through the set, a guy standing near me is talking to the players and they're all greeting him by his name, Hammer. I noticed I had a card of Marc Niethammer, but also knew that he had been released by the Devil Rays a couple weeks prior. I then realized it was him, visiting his former teammates.

Marc signed a 1996 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=nietha001mar

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Greg Blosser

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the St. Petersburg Devil Rays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Greg signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #260.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/blossgr01.shtml

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Joe Pomierski

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the St. Petersburg Devil Rays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Joe signed a 1993 Classic Best Gold card #145.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=pomier001jos

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Julio Aquino


I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the St. Petersburg Devil Rays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Julio signed a 1994 Sport Pro Great Falls Dodgers Team Set card #2.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=aquino001jul

Monday, September 26, 2016

André King

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the St. Petersburg Devil Rays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
He later went on to play in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns.

André signed a 1993 Classic Four Sport Draft Picks card #283.

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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Desi Relaford

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1997.

Desi signed a 1991 Topps Stadium Club card #152.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/relafde01.shtml

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mike Robertson


I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1997.

Mike signed a 1991 Topps Stadium Club card #156.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/robermi01.shtml

Friday, September 23, 2016

Charles Nagy

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Cleveland Indians came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Charles signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #243.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nagych01.shtml

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Terry Clark

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Cleveland Indians came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Terry signed a 1991 Line Drive AAA Pre-Rookie card #607.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/clarkte01.shtml

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Garrett Stephenson

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1997.

Garrett signed a 1996 Fleer Excel card #8.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stephga01.shtml

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ryan Karp

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1997.

Ryan signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #108.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/karpry01.shtml

Monday, September 19, 2016

Matt Buckles

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1997.

Matt signed a 1995 Martinsville Phillies Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=buckle002mat

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ken Westray

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1997.

Ken signed a 1994 Classic Batavia Clippers Team Set card #29.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=westra001ken

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ken Oberkfell

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1997.

Ken signed a 1984 Topps card #102.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/oberkke01.shtml

Friday, September 16, 2016

Douglas Aguiar

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1997.

Douglas signed a 1995 Martinsville Phillies Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=aguiar001dou

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Scott Hatteberg

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Scott signed a 1993 Classic Best card #7.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hattesc01.shtml

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pat Mahomes

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Pat signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #SR16.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mahompa01.shtml

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Arquimedez Pozo

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Arquimedez signed a 1994 Classic card #198.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pozoar01.shtml

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bo Dodson

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Bo signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #311.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=dodson001bry

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Randy Brown


I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Randy signed a 1991 Classic Best card #131.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=brown-004ran

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tim Naehring

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Tim signed a 1991 Classic Baseball card #T20.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/naehrti01.shtml

Friday, September 9, 2016

Al Osuna

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Al signed a 1992 Fleer Ultra card #207.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/osunaal01.shtml

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Johnny Ruffin

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Johnny signed a 1991 Classic Best card #95.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ruffijo01.shtml

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Vaughn Eshelman

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Vaughn signed a 1991 Topps Stadium Club card #44.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/eshelva01.shtml

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Darren Bragg

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Darren signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #221.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/braggda01.shtml

Monday, September 5, 2016

Mo Vaughn

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Mo signed a 1992 Leaf card #103.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/vaughmo01.shtml

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Jimy Williams

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox, whom he was managing, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Jimy signed a 1987 Topps card #786.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/williji03.shtml

Saturday, September 3, 2016

John Cumberland


I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Boston Red Sox, whom he was the pitching coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

John signed a 1986 ProCards Tidewater Tides Team Set card.
This is an error card that was later corrected. Instead of showing the Tidewater Tides logo, it has the NY Mets logo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cumbejo01.shtml

Friday, September 2, 2016

Luis Andujar


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Luis signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #33.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/andujlu01.shtml

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Darrell Whitmore


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1997, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Darrell signed a 1993 Classic Best card #268.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/whitmda02.shtml