Alumni auctions to assist Under 18 World Cup squad

Team Australia 18U will be heading off in late August in pursuit of the World Cup. With these young men having to pay for the honour of representing their country, Australian Baseball Alumni will again be offering a series of auctions.

 

We are most appreciative of the support of some of our former MLB players and current members of the Alumni, allowing us to offer a number of unique and desirable items that will be valued in any collection of  baseball memorabilia.

 

BIDDING ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS CLOSES TONIGHT (Sunday 23 August).

 

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David Nilsson and Graeme Lloyd need no introduction when it comes to their baseball careers both in the major leagues and for Team Australia. The second and third Australian players in the modern era to reach the major league, both had outstanding 10-year major league careers, paving the way for so many Australians to follow them.

 

On 14 April 1994, Nilsson and Lloyd created history together when formed the first all-Australian battery in an MLB game. To commemorate this achievement Major League Baseball produced a poster “Australian Rules Baseball” that featured both players in Brewers uniform.

 

This poster (see below) adorned many aspiring baseball players’ walls during the mid 90s and is sure to spark some special memories of a brilliant era for Australian baseball.

 

The Australian Baseball Alumni has been able to acquire an Aussie Rules Baseball poster by both David Nilsson and Graeme Lloyd. The proceeds of the sale of this poster will go towards the Australian National 18U team who will compete in Japan in Early September.

 

Thanks to Alumni patron for 2015/16 David Nilsson and to Graeme Lloyd for their continued support.

 

Bidding on this remarkable piece of Australian baseball memorabilia will be open until Sunday 23 August. Follow the eBay link:

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Graeme-Lloyd-amp-David-Nilsson-Signed-poster-/321834278620?

 

Scroll down for other items available for bidding. All proceeds of this series of Alumni auctions will go directly to the Australian squad that will be contesting the upcoming Under 18 Baseball World Cup.

PAT KELLY SIGNED PLACARD

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Signed-Pat-Kelly-Yankees-Old-Timers-Day-Locker-Placard/321834156228?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107090050%26meid%3D3721b32dbc2d425792a69d68eac598d8%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D321827602559

 

This item is a Pat Kelly signed, Yankees Old Timers Day locker placard. These placards adorn the lockers in Yankee stadium for players who attend Old Timers Day. Old Timers Day involves many Yankees greats who take part in the event every year.

 

Pat Kelly played in the major leagues for nine seasons. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the ninth round of the 1988 amateur draft, and made his playing debut at the Major League level May 20, 1991 at age 23. In 1995 with the Yankees battling for the AL Wild Card, Kelly hit a crucial 2- run home run in the 9th inning against the Blue Jays in Toronto to cap a Yankee rally from a 3-0 deficit in the 3rd to last game of the season. Thanks to Kelly's go-ahead home run, the Yankees won the game 4-3 and were able to qualify for the playoffs two days later. Kelly played seven seasons with the Yankees (1991–1997), spent 1998 with St. Louis Cardinals, and spent the first part of the 1999 season with the Toronto Blue Jays. He played his final MLB game on June 5, 1999. On March 22, 2000, he retired.

 

Pat Kelly now resides in Adelaide with his family and has been a player, coach and administrator in the sport for many years here in Australia. We thank PK for his support of Alumni and baseball here in Australia.

 

A huge thanks to Alumni member and Australian baseball great Graeme Lloyd for collecting the placards and getting them signed.

CECIL FIELDER SIGNED PLACARD

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Cecil-Fielder-Signed-Yankees-Old-Timers-day-Locker-Placard/321834158668?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107090050%26meid%3D3721b32dbc2d425792a69d68eac598d8%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D321827602559

 

This item is a Cecil Fielder signed, Yankees Old Timers Day locker placard. These placards adorn the lockers in Yankee stadium for players who attend Old Timers Day. Old Timers Day involves many Yankees greats who take part in the event every year.

 

Cecil Fielder is a former professional baseball player who was a noted power hitter in the 1980s and 1990s. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He played with the Toronto Blue Jays (1985–88), Hanshin Tigers (1989), Detroit Tigers (1990–96), New York Yankees (1996–97), Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians (both in 1998). In 1990, he became the first player to reach the 50-home run mark since George Foster hit 52 for the Cincinnati Reds in 1977. He is the father of Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, who has similarly established himself as a premier power hitter over the past decade.

 

1996 ALCS Gm5: Fielder, Strawberry go back-to-back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjy2d5HeNzk

 

A huge thanks to Alumni member and Australian baseball great Graeme Lloyd for collecting the placards and getting them signed.

DAVID CONE SIGNED PLACARD

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/David-Cone-Signed-Yankees-Old-Timers-day-Locker-placard/321834277453?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107090050%26meid%3D3721b32dbc2d425792a69d68eac598d8%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D321827602559

 

This item is a David Cone signed, Yankees Old Timers Day locker placard. These placards adorn the lockers in Yankee stadium for players who attend Old Timers Day. Old Timers Day involves many Yankees greats who take part in the event every year.

 

David Brian Cone is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, and current color commentator for the New York Yankees on the YES Network.  A third round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals in 1981 MLB, he made his MLB debut in 1986. During a 17-year baseball career, he pitched until 2003 for five different teams. Cone batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

 

Cone pitched the sixteenth perfect game in baseball history in 1999. On the final game of the 1991 regular season, he struck out 19 batters, tied for second-most ever in a game. The 1994 Cy Young Award winner, he was a five-time All-Star and led the major leagues in strikeouts each season from 1990–92. A two-time 20 game-winner, he set the MLB record for most years between 20-win seasons with 10.

 

He was a member of five World Series championship teams – 1992 with the Toronto Blue Jays and 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 with the New York Yankees. His 8–3 career postseason record came over 21 games and 111 innings pitched, with an earned run average (ERA) of 3.80; in World Series play, his ERA was 2.12.

 

Watch all 27 outs of David Cone's perfect game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xE83Kj2tEQ

 

A huge thanks to Alumni member and Australian baseball great Graeme Lloyd for collecting the placards and getting them signed.

TRENT OELTJEN SIGNED BLUE SOX CAP

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Trent-Oeltjen-signed-Blue-Sox-cap/321834252829?_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107090229%26meid%3Ddb8c84c5c76a486ab7fc6524afe87ac3%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D321827602559

 

This item is a Trent Oeltjen signed, Sydney Blue Sox cap.

 

Trent Oeltjen is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010 and 2011. In 2004, he was part of the Australian national baseball team, who achieved a Silver Medal in the baseball tournament at the Athens Olympics.

 

In a career that spans well over a decade, Trent was a fan favorite everywhere he has played, known for his energy, smile and love of the game. Trent retired earlier this year after another great season for the Sydney Blue Sox.

 

Thanks to Trent for his continued support of the Alumni.

 

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL ALUMNI AUCTIONS..........MORE BELOW.

 

Please help us as we seek to help ease the financial burden on our young players representing Australian baseball.