Allen Watson 1999 WS Champs New York Yankees Autographed Signed OAL Baseball COA
~~Great looking single signed baseball by former member of the 1999 World Champion New York Yankees...Allen Watson.
Allen began his career in 1993 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He played for the Cardinals 1993-95, San Francisco Giants 1996, Anaheim Angels 1997-98, New York Mets 1999, Seattle Mariners 1999 and New York Yankees 1999-2000. During his career, Allen played in 206 games and compiled a 51-55 won/loss record with 1 save. He played for the 1999 World Champion New York Yankees. Allen signed the sweet spot of this OAL Gene A. Budig baseball with a blue ballpoint pen and he also inscribed above his name, "1999 W.S. CHAMPS", to note his affiliation with the great team. He signed this baseball on December 12, 1999.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia..
Allen Kenneth Watson (born November 18, 1970 in Jamaica, New York) is a high school baseball coach and former left-handed starting pitcher in professional baseball. He is a graduate of Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, New York and attended New York Institute of Technology
Allen Watson was picked by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 1991 amateur entry draft. He spent the next two years in the Cardinals' minor league system, making his major league debut on July 8, 1993.
In 1995, he was traded, along with Doug Creek and Rich DeLucia, to the San Francisco Giants for Chris Wimmer and Royce Clayton. At the end of the 1996 season, he and Fausto Macey were traded by the Giants to the Anaheim Angels for J. T. Snow. He pitched with the Angels in 1997-1998, obtaining a career high twelve wins as a starting pitcher in 1997. On June 14, 1997, Watson gave up the first-ever grand slam in interleague play to Rich Aurilia of the San Francisco Giants
Over the next three years, he played for the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets and New York Yankees, mostly in a relief role or as a spot starter, retiring after the 2000 season.
Post baseball career
Watson is currently working as a personal pitching coach for prospective athletes in the Queens area. He works primarily out of The Cage located on Metropolitan Avenue in Ridgewood.
On December 20, 2007, Watson was named in Jason Grimsley's sworn affidavit as having used performance-enhancing drugs. Watson and Grimsley were teammates on the 1999-2000 New York Yankees. In a statement released by his agent, Watson denied these accusations by stating:
"I at no time over my professional baseball career used steroids or any performance-enhancing drugs. Not then, not now, not ever."
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