Thursday, July 28, 2011

Autograph Tales:Dennis Werth

Jayson Werth is a third generation major league baseball player.  His grandfather Ducky Schofield, uncle Dick Schofield and stepfather Dennis Werth all played in the majors.  Werth was a catcher for the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals from 1979-1982.
Years ago, I sent Dennis Werth a baseball card and asked him to sign it.  He sent back the card signed and also included a couple extra goodies.  The first was a 3x5 b/w signed photo from his time with the Yankees.  The second was a business card.
After retiring from baseball Werth had become a master lamper.  I have seen hundreds of former players go into business after retirement, but Werth is the first I have seen to become a lamper.  Pretty cool.

1 comment:

John Bateman said...

I remember Dennis - I did not know that. Nice Post