Sunday, November 13, 2011
Oriole #752- Aaron Rakers
Aaron made his Orioles and MLB debut on September 8, 2004 against the Twins in Baltimore. He pitched an inning and gave up four hits and two earned runs. Probably not as he had always hoped that it would go.
He appeared in 13 games for the O's over the 2004-05 season, ending his time in Baltimore with a 1-0 record, 3.50 ERA and two games finished. He has bounced around after his time in Birdland, and appeared in only one additional MLB game for the 2007 Padres. He has since pitched in the Independent Atlantic League and spent the 2009-10 seasons pitching for the La New Bears in the Chinese Professional Baseball League. It doesn't appear that Aaron pitched in 2011, so he has possibly hung up his spikes.
I wasn't actively collecting Orioles autographs when Aaron was in town, but I'm pretty happy with this card. It's a sticker autograph, but you can hardly see it and the design of the card is pretty nice.