Fans of Independent Baseball may want to consider an August 8-9-10 junket to Reading, PA. It has been pointed out that when Eastern League foes Bowie and Reading met a few days ago in Bowie at least 10 onetime Independent players were on the two rosters. That's pretty impressive.
The only other meeting of the two teams this season will be on those August dates at FirstEnergy Park.
Reading had former major league outfielders Peter Bergeron and Jim Rushford plus pitchers Evan Fahrner, Nick Mattioni, Brian Mazone and Tim McClaskey. Bowie had catcher Sandy Madera and outfielder Noah Hall plus hurlers Craig Anderson and James Johnson.
It would be fun hearing about any minor league matchup with more than 10 Indy players.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
10 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN EASTERN LEAGUE MATCHUP
Former chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth. Six years as publicity director for the Kansas City Royals, and a background in newspaper, radio and television. Started Wirz & Associates, a sports PR and consulting firm, in 1985. Has written extensively on Independent Baseball since 2003.