Monday, February 29, 2016

Player Profile: Joe Bateman

I have one card of Joe Bateman, from 2003 Pepsi Grandstand Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This was a personally-autographed card received in a trade with Prowling Cat.

Playing career: Joe Bateman pitched ten seasons in the Giants, Brewers, Rays and A’s organizations. In 423 games he went 45-31 with 56 saves and a 3.00 ERA.

Where he is now: A youth baseball instructor in Pittsfield, MA.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Joe Bate, between Joe Bates Alan Biller, referring to an investment consultant, and Joe Battle, a transportation executive who oversaw the building of most of the roads in El Paso, TX. Another prominent Joe Bateman is a film festival consultant in London.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Tim Bausher.