Thursday, January 13, 2011
2009 Long Island Ducks Jason Norderum
Who is this? Long Island Ducks pitcher Jason Norderum
What is this? An autographed card from the 2009 Long Island Ducks team set
Where'd I get it? Norderum signed it for me at a Newark Bears game last year.
Why is this so special? Jason Norderum began his pro career in the Montreal Expos system in 1999. He advanced as far as AAA in 2006 before being cut loose. Since then, he's played in a variety of independent leagues. I've seen him pitch for both the Lancaster Barnstormers and the Ducks.
Last year, Norderum was 1-1 with a 5.16 ERA in 31 relief appearances for Long Island. His autograph looks a bit like a seismograph reading, don't you think?