Saturday, March 16, 2013

An Interview with former Oriole, Tom Patton

A few years back, I sent a TTM request to Tom Patton, a former catcher who appeared in just a single MLB game (for the 1957 Orioles) during his professional career. If you don't feeling like clicking on the link and searching for my autograph of Tom, here it is:

And along with the autograph, he included this nice note:

So I decided to write him back and ask him a few questions about his time around the Orioles team. I don't really recall when I sent the letter to him, but I received it back sometime over the past few months while I was in the process of moving, so that also means that I don't honestly know exactly when it made it back to me. Anyway, he was nice enough to not only answer my questions but also included this cool signed picture along with his responses. 

Without further ado, here is my "interview" with Tom...(I apologize for my sorry penmanship. But it is what it is.)

And there you have it. In retrospect, I wish I had asked a few more/different questions, and maybe I'll get around to that one day. So check back here in 2018 for part two of this interview!


Commishbob said...

That's really cool, Ryan. I'm fascinated by the armband on his uniform in the picture he sent. I'm off to do a little O's related research, which is my favorite kind.

Commishbob said...

Found it. It's a 1956 shot, or at least a '56 uniform and the armband memorializes former club treasurer Howard Jones.

Orioles Magic said...

Commish-Great work on tracking down the info on the uniform. I have to sadly admit that I hadn't even noticed it. (I'm clearly too focused on the autographs!)