Thursday, November 5, 2009


Alberto Castillo was signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on April 15, 1987. He was only 17 years old when he was drafted and spent the majority of his time in the Mets organization with minor league teams. He was a fine defensive catcher that struggled at the plate. "If I start to hit the ball," Castillo once said with a smile, "I'll be a millionare." He appeared in a total of 92 games for New York during parts of four seasons. Alberto left the Mets when he signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies on November 5, 1988.

Alberto Castillo signed his card in the set for my good friend, Stan when the Newark Bears faced the York Revolution on August 8, 2009.

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