Card of the Day: Anthony McFarland 1999 Pacific Revolution #166

PHOTOS: Barnstormers vs. Revolution

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Last night I attended a Lancaster Barnstormers vs. York Revolution minor league game.  It was the first time I had ever been to a game on the 4th of July.  This is the 5th anniversary of the Barnstormers, so I picked up a few pins and a team set for my collection.  Check out some of the photos!

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Barnstormers Manager Von Hayes

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Tom Herr

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Pete Rose, Jr

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Tom Herr’s son Aaron Herr

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Aaron Herr & Pete Rose, Jr

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My 4th of July was Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!

2007 Inaugural Season York Revolution Team Set Break

For the longest time I usually never broke open team sets from minor league teams.  This is because I usually knew what was inside and didn’t really expect to find anything else except what was on the checklist.  That was until I opened a team set from the Williamsport Crosscutters, (single A of the Phillies), and pulled out a randomly inserted autograph of Brad Eldred #’ed/23.  So, from that day forward I decided to open every minor league team set I buy.  Here are the results from the 2007 York Revolution Inaugural Season Team Set.

Checklist:

  1. Ryan Baerlocher
  2. Byron Batson
  3. Rayner Bautista
  4. Peter Bergeron
  5. Greg Brown
  6. Frank Castillo
  7. Chris Cooper
  8. Luis Cotto
  9. Matt Dryer
  10. Nate Espy
  11. Jeff Farnsworth
  12. Matt Ford
  13. Wayne Franklin
  14. Dave Gil
  15. Travis Hake
  16. Willie Matos
  17. David Maust
  18. Ramon Nivar
  19. Franklin Nunez
  20. Jason Olson
  21. Steve Smyth
  22. Chris Steinborn
  23. Kazunori Tanaka
  24. Luis Taveras
  25. Al Bumbry
  26. Down Town
  27. Chris Hoiles
  28. Tippy Martinez
  29. Ryan Minor 

York Revolution vs. Long Island Ducks

This was my first trip to Sovereign Bank Stadium to see the York Revolution play last night.  I picked up a team set and an Atlantic League pin for my collection.  Looking down through the roster of the Revolution I didn’t recognize any names except for the manager, Chris Hoiles, who played 10 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, and Ryan Minor, the hitting coach, who replaced Cal Ripken, Jr the night he ended his consecutive game streak.  When looking at the roster for the Long Island Ducks, I saw a few names that stood out like Pete Rose, Jr and Carl Everett.  Pete Rose, Jr, has been playing minor league ball for awhile and has only had a small taste of the majors when he was called up back in 1997.  Carl Everett is a two time All-Star and a 2005 World Series Champion.  I wasn’t surprised to see that Everett was batting .371 and the beginning of the game.  The Revolution won 8-7 after being down 4-0 at the beginning of the game.  Before the game started I was able to get Matt Dryer, who plays first base for the Revolution, to sign my ticket stub.  I was able to get a bunch of photos.

 

Thats me at the Brooks Robinson statue.

This is Downtown.

Carl Everett going to bat.

Matt Dryer 1b – I got him to sign my ticket stub!

Pete Rose, Jr at 1b.

Minor League Game Tonight

Tonight I will be going to see the York Revolution play against the Long Island Ducks.  I will pick up a team set and a pin.  I will also take my camera and get some photos to share.

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