Saturday, February 22, 2014
1989 Score, Mike Birkbeck
#496 Mike Birkbeck
Here is the third and final card that Mike Birkbeck signed for me almost two years ago. All three cards were signed for in Omaha during the College World Series.
Mike is the pitching coach for the Kent State Golden Flashes of the Mid-American Conference. This is his eighteenth season in that role. During Mike's tenure with the team, the Golden Flashes have won seven MAC regular season titles, eight MAC postseason tournaments, have appeared in eight Regionals, and made one trip to Omaha. Some of Mike's former student-athletes include Matt Guerrier, Dirk Hayhurst, and Andy Sonnestine.
In other Kent State news, I just noticed that the school has brought on Brandon Larson as a volunteer assistant. Brandon was a CWS title winner with LSU in the late '90s before getting drafted by the Reds. I posted a card of him a few years back and he is still the only former player to comment on this blog.
As for Mike Birkbeck, you can see the first card I posted of him here and the second one here.