Remembering the late Stu Miller’s “batting average” and mine

You could read every letter of his autograph!

I missed out on Stu Miller.

The former pitcher died last week at age 87. 
I looked him up on the ever-amazing www.sportscollectors.net. He had signed 355 of 362 requests. Collectors had replies as recent as Dec. 31 from Miller.
I noticed that he used was signing for pay back in 2002, getting $8 for signatures. Somehow, that agreement was short-lived…giving collectors a second chance with this autograph dynamo.
No idea why I wasn’t one of the replies. 
Let’s hope heaven’s winds don’t knock him off that mound!

When Baseball Hall of Fame losers made winners of collectors

An autographed, personalized copy!
Superb storytelling. A great gift
from a great friend. Thanks, Judy!

The Baseball Hall of Fame results brought me more questions than answers.

I received amazing notes in past years from old-timers like Enos Slaughter or Doug Harvey, men touched that their Hall of Fame potential meant something to a fan.
Years ago, it was easy to look at the near-miss names on the ballot. If you wrote them soon after their election letdown, the chances of a response soared.
Newer inductees or “maybe next year” names like Mike Piazza? Good luck.
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