Saturday, November 28, 2009
#436) MICKEY WESTON
Mickey Weston was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 1982 amateur draft. He would play in the Mets farm system until they granted him free agency in 1988. The Baltimore Orioles signed Mickey and he finally made his major league debut with them on June 18, 1989. A full seven years after being originally drafted. Following Baltimore his career had stops in Toronto and Philadelphia. It was after a short time with the Phillies that Weston became a free agent and resigned with the Mets on January 4, 1993.
Weston began the 1993 season with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. On April 13th his contract was purchased from Norfolk. Mickey took the roster spot of outfielder, Wayne Housie who then joined the Tides. He would make his New York Mets debut at Shea Stadium on April 22, 1993. Weston only made four appearances before being returned to the Norfolk Tides to finish the season. He was granted free agency on October 15, 1993. "Wish I could say I had a great memory from being at Shea," Mickey said in 2012. "I wasn't there very long and had only a couple of opportunities to pitch there. I guess the best memory was getting Tony Gwynn (Hall of Famer) to groundout to short."
A devout Christian throughout his baseball career, Mickey now currently serves with Unlimited Potential, Incorporated. UPI is a ministry that conducts evangelistic baseball clinics both in the United States and cities throughout the world.
Mickey Weston signed his card in the set from an autograph request sent to UPI on November 27, 2009.
"That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." (Romans 10:9-10)