Signed Willie Randolph 1992 Topps Gold card from my collection

After spending the last few years as the bench coach for the Baltimore Orioles and the Milwaukee Brewers, former Mets manager Willie Randolph will not be in uniform this season for the first time in more than a decade… at least not on a regular basis.

Today, Randolph made a one-day appearance at the Somerset Patriots spring training camp at the invitation of the independent league team’s owner.

Decked out in a full Patriots Spring Training uniform with his #30 on the back, Randolph hit grounders to infielders, threw a round of batting practice, and gave advice to some of the players on hitting and fielding. He also stayed for the first few innings of an inter-squad game to help evaluate the players with Patriots manager Sparky Lyle and coaches Brett Jodie and Travis Anderson.

[source: Somerset Patriots]

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