On Saturday June 29, 2013, after acquiring Scott Van Slyke's autograph (click here) and Yasiel Puig's autograph (click here), I left Frank & Son and headed over to Harry's Dugout in Whittier for their Mike Marshall signing. Marshall was scheduled to start signing at 1pm and I arrived around 12:30pm and was approximately the 8th person in line. Thanks to the Harry's Dugout staff for letting us into the air conditioned shop to wait. Mike Marshall arrived right on time and said a few words to the crowd inside the store. He commented how nice it was to see L.A. fans and receive a round of applause instead of getting booed! He is the Commissioner of the minor league Pacific Association and the former manager of the San Rafael Pacifics. He stated being that the team is in the San Francisco Bay area, he recently made an appearance at a local business and was booed because he was former Dodger!
Once he started signing, he was extremely friendly with fans and was more than happy to strike up a conversation. As you can see in the picture above, I got a ROMLB signed with the 88 World Series Champs inscription. Additionally, I have a mini helmet which already had Mike Scioscia's and Orel Hershiser's autographs on it, so I decided to add Mike Marshall and make it a 1988 World Series Champion project. When he saw Scioscia's and Orel's signatures, he told me "those are quite the autographs to have". I thanked him and he added his signature. Take a look at the picture below.
A couple of Mike Marshall signing at Harry's Dugout
As always, a great signing at Harry's Dugout!
True to the Blue!