Tuesday, March 19, 2013

TTM Success - Vito Valentinetti

I received my 71st TTM success yesterday when I found one of my mailer in my mailbox with a ball signed by former pitcher Vito Valentinetti.

Valentinetti (b. 1928) played in the majors from 1954, 1956-1959 for the White Sox, Cubs, Indians, Tigers and Senators.  He had a 13-14 record with 94 strikeouts and a 4.73 ERA.

I mailed to Valentinetti on Monday, March 11 and got my ball back yesterday, March 18, making him a 7-day TAT.  Not bad at all.

Also, Valentinetti answered the questions I asked him:

Who was the toughest hitter you ever faced?
Stan Musial and Ted Williams

Which team did you most enjoy playing for?
Cubs in Chicago

What team do you pull for today?
LA Dodgers because Don Mattingly is the manager.

I really like it when they answer my questions or write something back.  I hope to send off a few more TTMs in the coming days, but I need to pick up some more baseballs soon.