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