Gaylord Perry is lending his Sharpie to a quest aimed at preserving baseball history in Arizona.
He’s old enough to have heard first-hand tales of early Arizona residents who were there when they were still drilling for water.
Gaylord Perry spent a lot of time in the desert southwest for spring training during his playing days. Long retired to a Hall of Fame career he can look back on, the crafty and well-travelled Perry will leave his North Carolina home for a special autograph session aimed at turning some of the old baseball memorabilia that’s sitting in storage into something special.
Local folks have big plans including the first step–the grand opening of ‘Play Ball, the Cactus League Experience’, an exhibit that’s being viewed as a first step to a permanent Cactus League Museum.
Check out the story from Mesa, courtesy of AZCentral.com.