The Orioles Alumni signing yesterday were Milt Pappas, Ron Hansen & John Miller (l to r).
As I feel like this picture shows, Ron Hansen again proved to be a very nice guy. This was his second time appearing for the Alumni series this season, but the first time for Pappas & Miller.
I only had two cards for Hansen and since he is part of the only Crown set I don't have at this point, number 2 of 4, I only got one of his signed index cards. I had 2 cards for Miller and one Crown card of Pappas however.
Milt Pappas 1957-65
who also threw out the first pitch
The other Mariners who signed for me were:
At least I know have the autograph of the first player listed alphabetically in baseball history.
Jarrod Washburn signed after the rain.
And finally, with Koji Uehara facing Ichiro for the first time on US soil, there was a large contingent of both Japanese media and fans at the game. To show you the extent of this coverage here is a picture of two Japanese cameras and two Asian fans following his every move as he searched for a drink in the dugout beverage cooler. Wouldn't want to miss this earth-shattering moment right?