Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014 Jerry Bell

In another installment of "The Friends of Ray Peters" ( teammates and friends of the former Brewers' pitcher) we have.....

Jerry Bell
Mr Bell was originally drafted by the Seattle Pilots in the second round of the 1969 Amateur Draft. He made his debut in 1971 and had a 2-1 record. In 1972 he was a relief pitcher appearing in 25 games and finishing with a 5-1 record. In 1973 Jerry was a starting pitcher in 25 games and finished at 9-9.

Jerry mentioned to Ray that he had 3 cards but he shared his rookie card with 2 other players and his 1973 and 74 cards used the same picture so I made up 8 new cards using images I had plus ones supplied by Keith Olbermann.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 24, 2014 Steve Cox

Got one return today and it came about in a round about way.....

Steve Cox
was a first baseman who played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1999 to 2002. Usually I prefer making cards and mailing to older players from the 1950s, 60s and 70s but I made some cards of Mr Cox after the wife of a "Friends of Ray Peters" teammate said their daughter was "married to a pro ballplayer" and the player turned out to be Steve Cox. She agreed to get the cards signed for me...Thanks Julie.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4, 2014 Mike Swain and Buzz Stephen

And in another installment of "The Friends of Ray Peters"........

Buzz Stephen
was a teammate of  Ray's with the Jacksonville Suns and the Portland Beavers in 1970 as they were both in the Seattle Pilots organization. Mr Stephen pitched in two games in the majors with the Minnesota Twins in 1967 with a 1-1 record. He was then selected by the Seattle Pilots in the 1968 Expansion Draft.

Mike Swain
was a teammate of Ray's in 1969 with the Pilots' Instructional League team and in Clinton in the Midwest League.  He went to Ohio State and was a pitcher on the 1966 NCAA Championship team and was also a member of the basketball team that went to the 1968 Final Four before losing to North Carolina.

May 3, 2014 Pro Football HOFer John Hannah

Got my Patriots HOF customs back from a public signing by HOFer John Hannah who was at Doug Keating's Manfield, MA show last weekend.

John Hannah
played guard for the New England Patriots from 1973 to 1985 after playing for Bear Bryant at Alabama. He made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991