Thursday, November 14, 2019

Kanekoa Texeira


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves, whom he was a pitching coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kanekoa signed a 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter's card #151.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/texeika01.shtml

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hal Lanier


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the South Florida Winter League, whom he was managing, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hal signed a 1966 Topps card #271.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lanieha01.shtml

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Mark Leiter


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

He was there to watch his son, Mark Jr., whom I had met 2 years earlier.

Mark signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #319.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leitema01.shtml

Monday, November 11, 2019

Jose Antequera


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2017.

Jose signed a 2016 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #02.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=antequ000jos

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Bill Scherrer


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, where he was scouting a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies.

Bill signed a 1984 Topps card #373.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scherbi01.shtml

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Cory Wade


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, where he was scouting a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies.

Cory signed a 2008 Upper Deck SP Authentic Rookie Exclusives card #RE-CW.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wadeco01.shtml

Friday, November 8, 2019

Kevin Riggs


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates, whom he was a hitting coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kevin signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #84.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=riggs-001kev

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Seth McGarry


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Seth signed a 2016 West Virginia Power Team Set card #21.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=mcgarr000set

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Bryan Hickerson


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates, whom he was a pitching coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bryan signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #667.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hickebr01.shtml

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Junior Lopez


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Junior signed a 2016 Bradenton Marauders Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=lopez-000jun

Monday, November 4, 2019

John Bormann


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

John signed a 2016 West Virginia Power Team Set card #07.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bormajo01.shtml

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Will Craig


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2017, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Will signed a 2016 Bowman Draft card #BD-39.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=craig-003wil

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Jonathan Morales


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jonathan signed a 2016 Rome Braves Team Set card #19.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=morale001jon

Friday, November 1, 2019

Travis Demeritte


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Travis signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP28.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/demertr01.shtml

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sean Newcomb


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sean signed a 2016 Bowman Prospects card #BP65.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/newcose01.shtml

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Reed Harper


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Reed signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP121.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=harper000ree

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Wigberto Nevarez


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Wigberto signed a 2016 Rome Braves Team Set card #20.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=nevare000wig

Monday, October 28, 2019

Paul Runge


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves, whom he was a manager for, came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Paul signed a 1989 Topps card #38.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rungepa01.shtml

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Ryan Clark


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ryan signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #86.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=clark-003rya

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Derrick Lewis


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves, whom he was a pitching coach for, came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Derrick signed a 2002 Topps Traded card #T149.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=lewis-001der

Friday, October 25, 2019

Luis Salazar


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves, whom he was a manager for, came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Luis signed a 1985 Topps Traded card #102T.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/salazlu01.shtml

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ivan Cruz


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2017, when the Atlanta Braves, whom he was a hitting coach for, came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ivan signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #170.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cruziv01.shtml

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Max Pentecost


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 2017.

Max signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP8.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Blaine Beatty


I met him at Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex, the Baltimore Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida in 2017.

Blaine signed a 1990 Bowman card #130.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beattbl01.shtml

Monday, October 21, 2019

Alexis Torres


I met him at Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex, the Baltimore Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida in 2017.

Alexis signed a 2016 Bowman Draft card #BD-19.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=torres009ale

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ryan Minor


I met him at Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex, the Baltimore Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida in 2017.

Ryan signed a 1999 Team Best Possibilities card #3.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/minorry01.shtml

Saturday, October 19, 2019

John Wasdin


I met him at Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex, the Baltimore Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida in 2017.

This was one of my favorite autograph experiences. My brother, my nephew and I were waiting in the parking lot for Orioles players and coaches to come out. We were also hoping to see John Wasdin, who was in his first year as Baltimore's Minor League Pitching Coordinator. John came out and I instantly recognized him. My brother called for him and he said he'd be right over as soon as he puts his stuff in his car. John walks over and we let my nephew, Braden, who was 5-years-old at the time, get his baseball card signed first. John introduces himself to my nephew and signs his card. My brother then asked to get an autograph for himself. As John is about to sign it, he notices it's a different card than what Braden got signed. He picks up the card and says to my nephew, "Braden, let me show you something." He then asks Braden if he can see his card, and holds them side by side. He points out that in each card, his finger is exposed on his glove hand. He explains that any time you see a picture of him with his finger exposed, it was only during a warmup or bullpen session. It was then that I pulled out my card, which was also different from the other two and John takes it, and sure enough, all 3 of our cards show his finger. He told us that he always kept his finger in his glove during games to avoid tipping his pitches.
It was really cool having John share that with us.

John signed a 1994 Classic card #13.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wasdijo01.shtml

Friday, October 18, 2019

Ramon Caraballo


I met him at Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex, the Baltimore Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida in 2017.

Ramon signed a 1991 Classic Best card #376.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/carabra01.shtml

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dariel Alvarez


I met him at Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex, the Baltimore Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida in 2017.

Dariel signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP145.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/alvarda02.shtml

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Michael Choice


I met him at Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex, the Baltimore Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida in 2017.

Michael signed a 2015 Topps card #89.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/choicmi01.shtml