Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Hall of Famer and a Manager



Dave Garcia managed for the Padres in the minor leagues in their inagural year, and made it to the show in 1970 as Popeyes' third base coach.  He coached in San Diego through 1973, before going on to manage the Angels and Indians.  I got this signed through the mail, I also have signatures of all the other guys on individual cards.

Ralph Garcia is in the Hall of Fame, The Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame that is.  He was 0-0 in the majors in 2 seasons.  The Los Angeles native was 147-81 in his 22 years in the two Mexican leagues.  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.  I got the card signed through the mail and Ralph also enclosed a signed card from the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame and wanted to pick up as many of this card as possible.