Friday, March 29, 2019

Pete Falcone on baseball cards

Pete Falcone pitched ten seasons in the major leagues, mostly for the Cardinals and Mets. In 325 games he went 70-90 with a 4.07 ERA. Now the owner of Falcone's Table Catering in Alexandria, LA, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I guess my best story about baseball cards is that, a number of years before I met my wife, her little brother was playing with some cards in front of their house. Her ex-boyfriend happened to look at one of the cards that her brother was handling and one of them was an old St Louis card of me. He took the card and said my name and that he knew me from High School. My wife then took this certain card and made a comment about me, then eventually placed my card on her vanity mirror. She does not know why till this day. Of course she broke up with this fella and I came into her life some 5 years later. True story.
My favorite card is one of me when I was in spring training with the Mets. I am sitting down at my locker, showing a card of me to the cameraman. Also, to my right is a bare backed Pat Zachry. LOL

No I do not collect cards."
 
Thanks!

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