Thursday, December 24, 2015

Baseball card story from Joel Estes

Joel Estes pitched in the Astros and Giants organizations from 1986 to 1990. In 216 games he went 21-24 with 24 saves and a 2.60 ERA. Now a financial advisor at Wells Fargo in Tucson, AZ, he kindly shared this baseball card story.

"My favorite card is with the Columbus Mudcats.  As a pitcher, I used to hit thousands of fungoes to the infielders during batting practice. So in my card, I took the fungo, blacked out the GO, so it said “FUN” and got my picture taken with it.  It might be the only baseball card ever with someone holding a fungo."
Thanks! I don't have that card, but I do have this one from his time with the San Jose Giants.

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