It was photo day at Bright House Field, which had players running from station to station for photographs for various publications and uses. Mike Schmidt happened to be taking his photos, when Jim Thome passed by and asked if he could take a photo with the Hall of Fame third baseman. At about that moment Ryne Sandberg walked past and hopped in for a shot.
That’s two Hall of Famers and one future Hall of Famer.
Unfortunately, I can’t find that photo, but I’ll look for it. Here’s Schmidt and Thome, though.
Jim Salisbury and I co-authored the book The Rotation, which is now available. Check it out here!