Thursday, July 1, 2010
2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Adam Loewen
Who is this? New Hampshire Fisher Cats outfielder Adam Loewen
What is this? An autographed card from the 2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cats team set
Where'd I get it? Loewen signed it for me before a game between the Fisher Cats and Thunder in Trenton
How much did it cost? The team set was $6, plus another $7 to ship. :(
Why is this so special? Loewen was once the Orioles top pitching prospect. He reached the majors and had some success in that role. Injuries forced him to give up pitching in 2008, but he hasn't given up baseball yet. He signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays and is now trying to work his way back to the majors as an outfielder.
Through 71 games this season, he is hitting .265 / .359 / .466 with nine home runs, 45 RBI and eight stolen bases.
Loewen's autograph isn't pretty, but as you will see, some of his teammates have uglier ones.