Thursday, September 9, 2010

TTM Success-Charlie Locke

While still recovering from the excitement of a walkoff Frederick Keys playoff win last night in the first round of the single A Carolina League playoffs, I present to you Charlie Locke. 

He pitched in only 2 games for the Orioles during the 1955 season but didn't allow any hits or runs during his 3 MLB innings while walking one and also striking a batter out.  Before and after his brief time in the Majors, Chuck spent 9 seasons in the Minor Leagues from '1950-58, mostly with the Browns/Orioles organization.

Charlie signed my TTM request in only 6 days, which is an extremely fast turnaround from Maryland to Missouri.  He also included a nice long letter thanking me for my request and telling me a little bit about his career. 

Thanks Chuck!

3 comments:

kmsals said...

That's cool that he responded so quickly.
He may feel good to be remembered.

phaedrusX said...

Very cool. Could you post any of the content of his letter, or summarize it?

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Sals- I agree, it certainly seemed like he didn't get much fan mail.

Pheadrus- Thanks. I've temporarily misplaced the letter, but will share it if I can locate it!