Autograph of the Day: Anthony Manuel

With all the big name players on the Newark Bears this year, it’s easy for the less-experienced guys to get lost in the shuffle — even if they have a famous last name.


For a time this season, Anthony Manuel was the starting second baseman for the Newark Bears. He was the 45th round draft choice of the New  York Mets in 2005. Manuel played for Kingsport in 2005 and 2006 and was promoted to Hagerstown for a handful of games in 2006. After apparently sitting out the 2007 season, Manuel appeared in a couple of games for the Schaumburg Flyers in the Northern League last year.

This year, he’s a Newark Bear and he’s one of the nicest players on the team. He always takes the time to great the fans and he’s one of the few players who can make it seem like he actually enjoys signing autographs.

Unlike some other sons of former MLB players who are in the Atlantic League, Manuel also seems happy to talk about his father.

2008 Topps Mets Jerry Manuel

Hopefully the Bears will continue to find some playing time for Anthony Manuel in the second half — he’s one of the guys I enjoy rooting for on the team.


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Posted on July 2, 2009, in Autographs. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. MetsManiacinNH

    Which Atlantic Leaguer wasn’t happy to talk about his father? My guess is Jeff Nettles.


  2. Manuel is no longer a Bear.


    • Yeah, I found out today that they cut him after yesterday’s game. I can see it from a baseball point of view… he was hitting just .243 with no home runs and 7 RBIs in 74 at bats. If I were running the team, he’d have a bench job as long as he wanted one, though.


  3. Manuel got picked up by the York Revolution on Friday, so I imagine I’ll see him again before the end of the season.


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