How to Get a Baseball Player’s Autograph


How to Get a Baseball Player’s Autograph. You say it’s just for your son or daughter,
but you’re still a kid when you’re around a pro ballplayer. Getting an autograph is like bagging your
prey — here’s how to do it without getting clubbed with an autographed bat. You will need Pen Paper Stamps Fan events
Ball games Audacity Community events Road trips Internet access and child (optional). Step 1. Research and network to find out where a player
lives. Don’t stalk, but write a letter telling them
what a huge sports fan you are and ask for their autograph, point blank. Step 2. Attend the fan events teams will usually put
on, like Tiger Fest in Detroit, where some players sign balls, programs, and jerseys
and interact with fans. Beyond a small fee to get in, there are no
charges for autographs. Bring a child any time you try to get an autograph. Borrow one from a friend or relative if you’re
not a parent yet. Ballplayers are more inclined to connect with
them. Step 3. Go to batting practice hours before a game
and hang out in the box seat area near the dugout as they come out, watching them throw
and play. Joke with them when they roam nearby until
you get the gumption to pop the question. Step 4. Visit baseball card shows and pay for an autograph. Get some value added by asking them about
the game, rumors, and predictions. Have the items you want signed and the pen
ready. Make it easy for them. Step 5. Meet the player at a community charitable
event, perhaps something for their own foundation, where you will also encounter other active
and retired players. Let a ballplayer have their privacy when they’re
out and you happen to run into them. Don’t intrude on them at a public place with
their family. Step 6. Take a trip to a minor league game to see
a player who is there during a rehab stint. They will be much more accessible — possibly
pleased that someone remembers them. Step 7. Catch the player outside the park long after
a game as they walk to the car. Step 8. Buy autographs online if all else fails. It’s not as fun, and for all you know a machine
signed it, but the story you make up about how you got it is still yours. Did you know Into the early ’60s, Detroit
Tigers star Al Kaline regularly held free baseball clinics for kids every Saturday morning
when the Tigers were in town. He invited pros from the visiting team to
teach skills, answer questions, and sign autographs — all for free.

10 thoughts on “How to Get a Baseball Player’s Autograph

  1. I ran into Caleb Joseph's (catcher for the Orioles) wife, her mother and kid today at the zoo and they were so nice and I got to take a picture with the kid who's like 18 months and so adorable. U wouldn't even know they were a major league catcher's family.

  2. great advice nice video thank u …me n my son just sent some cards to pnc park pirates stadium…..1 came back…just found out mclutchen got traded

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