Monday, May 18, 2015

Xavier Hernandez

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

I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Xavier signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #319.

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