Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mitch Lukevics


I met him at the Florida State League Hall of Fame induction ceremony on November 10, 2015 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida.
Mr. Lukevics was being honored for his work as a Farm Director.
Photo courtesy of www.milb.com
He seemed genuinely happy when I approached him for an autograph. I congratulated him on his induction and then handed him my card. He was surprised to see which card it was, then he told me where the particular picture was taken. He then went on to mention members of that team, including manager Bill Evers and a player who would later become a manager, Jared Sandberg.
I thanked him for his time and he thanked me for asking.

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

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=lukevi001mit

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Matt Morgan


I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Matt signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP107.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=morgan003mat

Monday, January 29, 2018

Aaron Mathews


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2015, while he was a Toronto Blue Jays instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Aaron signed a 2008 Bowman Prospects card #BP61.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=mathew001aar

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Doug Davis


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2015, while he was a Toronto Blue Jays instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Doug signed a 1992 Bowman card #490.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/davisdo01.shtml

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Cord Sandberg


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Cord signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP45.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=sandbe000cor

Friday, January 26, 2018

Elvys Quezada


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the New York Yankees, whom he was coaching, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Elvys signed a 2005 Topps card #326.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=quezad001elv

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Luis Torrens


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Luis signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #TP-55.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/torrelu01.shtml

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Charlie Kerfeld


I met him at a Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

He was the Philadelphia Phillies Special Assistant to the General Manager and just happened to be in attendance that day.

Charlie signed a 1987 Topps card #145.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kerfech01.shtml

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jorge Alfaro


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Jorge signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #TP-7.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/alfarjo01.shtml

Monday, January 22, 2018

Frank Cacciatore


I met him at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, while he was a Philadelphia Phillies instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Frank signed a 2014 Clearwater Threshers Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=caccia001fra

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Dermis Garcia


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Dermis signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP13.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=garcia001der

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Greg Colbrunn


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the New York Yankees, whom he was coaching, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Greg signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #15.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/colbrgr01.shtml

Friday, January 19, 2018

Kendall Coleman


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kendall signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP78.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=colema002ken

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Jimmy Cordero


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Jimmy signed a 2015 Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cordeji01.shtml

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Patrick Murphy


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Patrick signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP47.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=murphy011pat

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Andy Abad


I met him at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, while he was a Philadelphia Phillies instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Andy signed a 1999 Bowman card #132.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/abadan01.shtml

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dylan Cozens


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Dylan signed a 2015 Clearwater Threshers Team Set card.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cozendy01.shtml

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Andy Tracy


I met him at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, while he was a Philadelphia Phillies instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Andy signed a 2000 Topps Chrome Traded & Rookies card #T2.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tracyan01.shtml

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sal Fasano


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Toronto Blue Jays, whom he was coaching, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sal signed a 1995 Upper Deck Minor League card #145.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fasansa01.shtml

Friday, January 12, 2018

Anthony Alford


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Anthony signed a 2013 Topps Pro Debut card #30.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/alforan01.shtml

Thursday, January 11, 2018

RJD2



On September 26, 2015 I went to see RJD2 perform at Crowbar in Tampa, FL.

RJD2 signed the cover of his Deadringer CD.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mike Torrez



I met him at The Greatest Save Legends Softball Game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 26, 2015.

Mike signed a 1970 Topps card #312.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/torremi01.shtml

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Jeff Nelson



I met him at The Greatest Save Legends Softball Game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 26, 2015.

Jeff signed a 2002 Fleer Tradition card #395.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nelsoje01.shtml

Monday, January 8, 2018

Darrell Evans



I met him at The Greatest Save Legends Softball Game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 26, 2015.

Darrell signed a 1993 Ted Williams card #37.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/evansda01.shtml

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jim Perry



I met him at The Greatest Save Legends Softball Game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 26, 2015.

Jim signed a 1972 Topps card #220.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perryji01.shtml

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tim Foli



I met him at The Greatest Save Legends Softball Game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 26, 2015.

Tim signed a 1985 Topps card #271.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/foliti01.shtml

Friday, January 5, 2018

Butch Benton



I met him at The Greatest Save Legends Softball Game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 26, 2015.

Butch signed a 1990 Pacific Senior League card #24.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bentobu01.shtml

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Rollie Fingers



I met him at The Greatest Save Legends Softball Game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 26, 2015.

Rollie signed a 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic card #79.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fingero01.shtml

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

David Whitehead


I met him at a Minor League playoff game between the Daytona Tortugas and Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

David signed a 2015 Clearwater Threshers Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=whiteh001dav

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ulises Joaquin


I met him at a Minor League playoff game between the Daytona Tortugas and Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Ulises signed a 2015 Clearwater Threshers Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=joaqui000uli

Monday, January 1, 2018

Drew Stankiewicz


I met him at a Minor League playoff game between the Daytona Tortugas and Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Drew signed a 2015 Clearwater Threshers Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=stanki000dre