Unraveling The Mystery of Oriole Jim Frey

Posted October 30th, 2010 by Tom Owens and filed in Baltimore Orioles, Jim Frey, www.sportscollectors.net

I’ve had the image in my head for more than 30 years.

I’m outside Metropolitan Stadium, ready for the Orioles to arrive. Sharpie in hand, I’m ready for autographs.

A few, like Jim Palmer, come alone by cab. Well-dressed guys heading into The Met.

Then, I see a car pull up near the visitors entrance. A convertible. The passenger is wearing an Orioles uniform. It’s coach Jim Frey.

True story. Unfortunately, I know only the story’s beginning.

I see on http://www.sportscollectors.net/ that Frey’s signed 138 of 145 fan mail requests. I’m not wanting autographed cards. I just want to know where the O’s coach went in uniform. Think he’ll tell? It’s worth a two-stamp gamble.

2 Responses to “Unraveling The Mystery of Oriole Jim Frey”

  1. Joe says:

    He probably went somewhere to conduct a baseball clinic.

  2. Tom Owens says:

    Awesome guess, Joe. Thanks. However…

    I wouldn’t ride around the Twin Cities wearing a BALTIMORE uniform. That’s what puzzles me. Granted, it wouldn’t be the same as wearing a YANKEES uniform through the streets of Boston. And, it was during the simpler 1970s. Still…

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