Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/26/09 at 07:23 PM ET
from Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Jounral-Constitution,
Don Waddell is a sports fan. Just like most fans, he loves to get an autograph.
The Thrashers general manager has accumulated an extensive collection over his career. While many of his autographs have come because of the executive positions he has held, most have not.
He’s driven to Cincinnati with cereal boxes to get Pete Rose and Johnny Bench signatures.
He’s waited outside Detroit’s Tiger Stadium to get autographs of childhood heroes. He even got the famed double-play combination of Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker to sign the same baseball. It’s one of over 200 signed baseballs has collected, many with Hall of Famer signatures.
He has books signed by Jack Nicklaus, Bill Walton and Howard Cosell.
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