Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September 7, 2016 "Friends of Ray Peters"..... Bill Ferrell and Al Yates, Bill McNulty and Garry Jestadt

Bill Ferrell  
Mr Peters got in touch with the son of Bill Ferrell, who passed away in 2005. They were teammates in Jacksonville and Portland in 1970. Bill pitched from 1965 to 1970 after being picked in the 1965 Draft by the Minnesota Twins.

Al Yates
Ray also got in touch with the son of Al Yates, who passed away in 2007. Al  played regularly in the Mets and Red Sox organizations from 1964 to 1970 because of his good bat. He was traded by the Red Sox to the Brewers and he made his major league debut in 1971 against the Yankees.

Bill McNulty
was signed by the Kansas City Athletics as a free agent in 1965 and made his major league debut
with the A's in 1969. A good power hitter, he hit 237 home runs in the minor leagues with 55 coming in 1974 with the Sacramento Solons and their short left field fence.

Mr McNulty's SABR bio is here.....SABR Bio


Garry Jestadt
played infield for the Chicago Cubs , Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres from 1969 to 1972. He then went to Japan to play for a few years.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

August 30, 2016  Keith Erickson

I originally sent to Keith Erickson, former UCLA, Bulls, Lakers and Suns basketball player back in 2014 but since wrote it off as a failure after not getting a return. I then got a letter last month from Mr Erickson apologizing for losing my customs after showing them to his wife. He said to make up another set for him and he would sign whatever I needed.

Monday, July 4, 2016

One Year Later......More Friends of Ray Peters....Fred Stanley, Bill Edgerton, Bob Richmond, Joe Jabar and Steve Saradnik.

Well, I haven't posted anything new for almost a year now as I have not had time to sit down and type. This July 4th weekend gives me time to add to the blog. So here is the latest installment of "The Friends of Ray Peters". Ray Peters was a pitcher for the Seattle Pilots and Milwaukee Brewers and I, along with Keith from NYC have been making baseball cards for Ray's former teammates and opponents. We make the cards, send them out and have the former players sign a few for our own collections.

Fred Stanley
played on the 1969 Seattle Pilots as well as the Indians, Padres and Yankees. He was originally drafted by the Houston Astros. The 1969 Astros Rookies is also signed by Roric Harrison.

Bill Edgerton
was originally signed by the Mets, spent a few months with the Cleveland Indians but made his debut with the Kansas City Athletics in 1966. He also pitched on the 1969 Seattle Pilots before finishing his career in the Dodgers and Brewers organizations in 1971.

Bob Richmond
never pitched in the Major Leagues. He was originally signed by the Philadelphia Phillies, then played in the Washington Senators organization until he was selected by the Seattle Pilots in the 1969 Expansion Draft. 

In a  note enclosed by Mr Richmond along with my returned cards, he asked if I had any images of him as a Phillie, I told him I didn't but could make one up using Photoshop. So here it is.....I used the two Pilots images and changed them to Phillies uniforms.

Joe Jabar and Steve Saradnik
were teammates with Mr Peters with the Newark Co-Pilots in the NY-Penn League in 1969. For both players, it would be their only year in Pro Ball. Ray emailed me a photo he got from Joe Jabar to make the cards of his former teammates...

And Finally
a few Ray Peters cards......and two with teammates

Ray said after he was drafted by the Mets in 1968, he was brought to Shea to work out during the All Star break. So here's a Met card.....

and he finished his career in the Phillies organization, so......

The image used in the first card was from a Seattle newspaper and the other two need no explanation