Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Padrographs for your enjoyment

I have been off my feet since Monday and went to the doctors today and he took 120 cc of fluid off my knee. Feel a little better. Hard to sit at the computer. Thanks to Night Owl and the others who sent packages this week, someone cleaned up around me and threw away the package wrappers, and I don't remember who the package was from. Now here are 5 more Padrographs for your enjoyment. Michael Patrick Corkins was originally signed by the Giants, and then chosen by the Padres in the expansion draft. He played in 158 games going 19-28 in his six seasons in the majors all with the Padres. He may best be remembered for giving up Willie Mays 600th Home Run on September 22, 1969. Roger Lee Craig played 12 seasons in the major leagues, mostly for Brooklyn and Los Angeles. I remember him best as the manager of the Giants, but he managed the Padres for 323 games going 152-171 during the 1978 and 1979 seasons. The card is from a 1977 schedule set issued by the Padres, when he was a coach. John Reilly Costello has a 1.000% won loss percentage during his year with the Padres, his record was 1-0, although as a relief pitcher he appeared in 27 games. I got this signed through the mail about a year ago, I guess some players signatures are just too big for the card. Patrick Corrales played in 1972 and 1973 for the Padres and 1974 and 1975 in the minors for the Padres, so this would be a final tribute card to someone who has managed several teams and is now the bench coach for the Nationals since Manny Acta was fired. Callix Sadeaq Crabbe has 21 major league games to his credit, he was a rule 5 draftee from the Brewers whom the Padres returned. He became a minor league free agent after the 2008 seasons and signed with the Mariners and is playing at AAA Tacoma this year.

4 comments:

JRJ said...

I really like Roger Craig - lost 22 games for the Mets in '62! I talked to him at a show once, he was the nicest person... talked to everyone.

night owl said...

Glad you're getting around at least a little better.

zman40 said...

How did you get the Corrales card signed?

Rod said...

I got the Corrales off of eBay