Sunday, July 11, 2010
1998 Bowman, Jose Amado
#212 Jose Amado
Here is a card that I got signed earlier this season at a Wichita Wingnuts game. Jose is the Nuts hitting coach and I was able to get this card signed prior to one of their preseason games in May.
Just like the last couple of guys I have posted on here, Jose never made it to the Major Leagues. He played seven years of affiliated ball in the Mariners, Royals, and Reds organizations and the highest level he reached was AA. While in AA, he played for the Wichita Wranglers who play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, the present day home of the Wingnuts.
After his affiliated days were over, Jose moved onto the independent route for three seasons before bouncing around the Mexican League and other indy leagues. His final season playing was 2008 and he actually finished his career playing for the Wingnuts. This is his first year on their coaching staff.
Jose's first name in his signature is easily readable, but I have no idea what is going on with his last name or the little squiggly that follows it.