Thursday, February 25, 2010

Baseball photo story from Bean Stringfellow

Bean Stringfellow pitched for five years in the Braves and Mets organizations, going 24-18 with a 3.57 ERA. After his retirement he became a successful agent. He is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Proformance Sport, which represents over 40 current and former major leaguers, including Francisco Cordero and Billy Wagner. When I wrote to him about his baseball card experiences, he shared this funny story about the 1987 Greenville Braves team photo:

"Only story would be for a team poster of the Greenville Braves in 1987 and I was teammates with Ned Yost. We were friends and when it came time to do the poster Ned and I wanted to stand beside each other but the photographer insisted that we be separated due to height or something. Ned and I decided to protest by giving a scowl during the picture. We did too."

Thanks! I couldn't find this picture online, but here is a card of Stringfellow from his time with the Richmond Braves.