Monday, October 26, 2009
#662) JASON ANDERSON
Jason Anderson was traded with Ryan Bicondoa and Anderson Garcia by the New York Yankees to the New York Mets in exchange for Armando Benitez on July 16, 2003. Jason would only appear in six games for the Mets during the month of September while spending most of the 2003 season in Triple-A. Anderson was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians on April 8, 2004.
He was the first Staten Island Yankees player to become a New York Yankees player earlier in 2003. The "Baby Bombers" retired Jason's #19 on July 14, 2003 in tribute. It was also proclaimed "Jason Anderson Day" in Staten Island. This occurring only two days before his trade to the Mets.
Jason Anderson signed his card in the set from an autograph request sent to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on July 21, 2009.