Monday, October 19, 2009
#476) BLAS MINOR
Blas Minor joined the New York Mets when he was selected off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on November 4, 1994. The man with the unusual first name pitched for the Mets bullpen during two seasons. He explained the origin of his name to the NY Daily News, "It goes back to my grandparents," Minor said. "It's from the Bible. St. Blaise blessed throats. My name is a Mexican version of that name." Blas left New York when he was traded by the Mets to the Seattle Mariners for minor-leaguer Randy Vickers on June 9, 1996.
Blas Minor signed his card from the set from an autograph request mailed to his home on August 20, 2009.
"Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for men."