Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Welcome to Wally World

Wallace Keith Joyner was part of the Padres 1998 World Series.  He had been traded from the Royals to the Padres for the immortal Bip Roberts in 1996.  He played four of his 16 seasons in San Diego.  He was also the hitting coach for the Padres for a year before resigning because of a difference in philosphy with Sandy Alderson.  My wife and I flew to San Diego in 1998 using my flight benefit, when I worked under the Alaska planes, and we were given a sign from the local paper that said "Welcome to Wally World", I still have that sign.  Wally signed this card through the mail.

1 comment:

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Wow, that's a shiny-metallic card!