Former Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Eric Junge Compliments My ‘Cool Letter’

Posted February 1st, 2012 by Tom Owens and filed in Eric Junge, Philadelphia Phillies
Junge, in this 2003 photo,
toured the Johnson Space
Center with other Phillies.
Learn more at
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 Remember when I looked up some minor leaguer senior citizens from the 2011 season?

Anyone still active in the minors past age 30 has to be in it for the love of the game.

I told that to pitcher Eric Junge, who worked the 2011 campaign with the AAA Salt Lake Bees.

I asked about his 2002 wins against the Pirates and Braves.

“Tom,

Cool letter.

I wish you all the best.

Sincerely,
Eric Junge”

Who knows? Maybe this Crash Davis-like character will recall more after he pitches his last inning. For now, it seems like he’s zoned on one more spring training.

Meanwhile, don’t miss the great profile of Junge’s nomadic career in ESPN The Magazine.

Coming Thursday: First Lady Nancy Reagan helps me ponder non-signers.

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