Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Celebrity Jersey Cards #551 Philip Bailey & Michael Connelly

Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys. Today, I continue working my way alphabetically through all MLB teams.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Philip Bailey is a  singer, songwriter and percussionist, best known for his time as co-lead singer for Earth, Wind & Fire. He sang "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch of Game three of the 2007 World Series, the first World Series game played in his hometown of Denver. He also threw out the first pitch on June 30, 2012 at Tropicana to earn this Celebrity Jersey Card.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native Michael Connelly graduated from the University of Florida and became a beat writer for the Daytona Beach News Journal before becoming a famous novel writer. He has won virtually every award a writer can get and now he is awarded a Celebrity Jersey Card for tossing a pitch at Tropicana Field for the Tampa Rays.

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