Sunday, April 19, 2015

Autographs: Bobby Winkles

Yes, you are about to read a post from me.

I've been to some events this year but haven't had the chance to sit down and write about it. I'll try to catch up.

From January 28, 2015.

Private event with College Baseball Hall of Famer Bobby Winkles.

From Wiki {linked here}

..........former baseball coach at Arizona State University. Bobby Winkles coached from 1959–1971 and was the first varsity baseball coach at Arizona State University. Winkles laid the foundation for the legacy that has become Sun Devil baseball. His overall record while head coach at ASU is 524-173. In his 11 years at work at ASU, Winkles coached ASU to its first three national titles (1965, 1967, and 1969). Winkles coached several great players while he was at the helm of the Sun Devils, including Rick Monday, Sal Bando, Reggie Jackson, Sterling Slaughter, and Larry Gura. He was named the 1965 and 1969 NCAA Coach of the Year and The Sporting News Coach of the Year in 1965, 1967, and 1969. Winkles was inducted into the ABCA Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. After coaching at ASU, Winkles went on to manage four years in Major League Baseball with the California Angels (1973–1974) and the Oakland Athletics (1977–1978). His No. 1 jersey is honored at Packard Stadium where the field is named in his honor.

It was great meeting Winkles. One ball on the sweet spot and three Topps cards.

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Thank you Bobby Winkles!

Bobby Winkles

I'll write another post in a day or two.

Another former Angels player. Sorry. :)

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