Alex's Autographs

Getting the mail just got a lot more fun...

Birthday Project

Since 2005, I've been working on a project with the goal of trying to acquire an autograph through the mail (or in-person, if I'm so lucky) from every living big league ballplayer who was born on my birthday, February 19. Through the end of the 2016 season, there have been 25 big leaguers born on the 19th of February who were alive when the project began, and I have received autographs from 19 of them. These are who I have received, in alphabetical order:

Keith Atherton
Miguel Batista
Tim Burke
Dave Cheadle*
Jim Cosman*
Juan Diaz
Alvaro Espinoza
Gail Hopkins
Bill Kelso*
Keith Kessinger
Jackie Moore
Russ Nixon*
Wayne Rosenthal
Bob Sadowski
Chris Stewart
Dave Stewart
Russ Sullivan*
Don Taussig
Jim Weaver

*Died since project began.

These are who I still need:

Kevin Chapman, born 1988
Brad Kilby, born 1983
Daniel Mengden, born 1993
Dan Otero, born 1985
Josh Reddick, born 1987
Michael Schwimer, born 1986

Request History

This is a brief history of the requests I sent to each player.

Keith Atherton

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 6/30/05. 66 day wait.

Miguel Batista

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o the Blue Jays. No response.
Second request sent 7/28/06, c/o the Blue Jays. No response.
Third request sent 7/30/07, c/o the Mariners. Success received on 9/20/07. 52 day wait.

Tim Burke

First request sent 4/27/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 5/21/05. 24 day wait.

Kevin Chapman

No requests sent. 

Dave Cheadle

First request sent 4/27/05, c/o his home address. Failure received on 5/6/05.
Second request sent 4/27/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 5/21/05. 21 day wait.

Jim Cosman

First request sent 4/17/05, c/o his home address. No response.
Second request sent 7/29/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 8/5/05. 7 day wait.

Juan Diaz

First request sent 6/13/05, c/o the Springfield Cardinals. No response.
Second request sent 7/28/05, c/o the Springfield Cardinals. Success received on 8/22/05. 25 day wait.

Alvaro Espinoza

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o the Pirates. Success received on 8/10/05. 107 day wait.
Second request sent 7/29/05, c/o his home address. No response.

Gail Hopkins

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 5/11/05. 16 day wait.

Bill Kelso

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. No response.
Second request sent 7/29/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 10/10/06. 438 day wait.
Third request sent 1/12/06, c/o his deli. Failure received on 2/11/06.

Keith Kessinger

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 9/22/05. 150 day wait.
Second request sent 7/29/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 10/1/05. 64 day wait.

Brad Kilby

First request sent 4/7/11, c/o Sacramento River Cats. No response.
Second request sent 7/14/12, c/o his home address. No response.

Daniel Mengden

No requests sent. 

Jackie Moore

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. No response.
Second request sent 7/29/05, c/o his home address. No response. 
Third request sent 1/12/06, c/o his home address. No response. 
Fourth request sent 7/30/07, c/o his home address. No response.
Fifth request sent 5/29/09, c/o the Rangers. Success received on 6/15/09. 17 day wait.

Russ Nixon

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 2/4/11. 2,111 day wait.
Second request sent 7/29/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 2/5/11. 2,017 day wait.
Third request sent 1/12/06, c/o his home address. No response. 
Fourth request sent 7/23/07, c/o his home address. No response.
Fifth request sent 5/29/09, c/o his home address. Success received on 1/9/10. 225 day wait. 

Dan Otero

No requests sent.

Josh Reddick

First request sent 7/21/12, c/o Athletics. No response.

Wayne Rosenthal

First request sent 2/26/05, c/o his home address. Failure received on 3/18/05.
Second request sent 4/25/05, c/o the Marlins. No response.
Third request sent 7/29/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 8/8/05. 10 day wait.

Bob Sadowski

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 5/5/05. 10 day wait.

Michael Schwimer

First request sent 10/29/12, c/o his home address. No response.

Chris Stewart

First request sent 7/30/07, c/o the Oklahoma RedHawks. Success received on 8/16/07. 17 day wait.
Second request sent 7/26/14, c/o the Pirates. Success received 8/9/14. 14 day wait.

Dave Stewart

First request sent 4/27/05, c/o his home address. No response.
Second request sent 7/29/05, c/o his home address. No response.
Third request sent 1/12/06, c/o his home address. No response.
Fourth request sent 7/23/07, c/o his home address. No response.
Fifth request sent 5/29/09, c/o Sports Management Partners. No response.
Received in-person on 6/20/12.

Russ Sullivan

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 5/9/05. 14 day wait.

Don Taussig

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 5/6/05. 11 day wait.

Jim Weaver

First request sent 4/25/05, c/o his home address. Success received on 5/5/05. 10 day wait.

Successes Sorted by Year of Birth

This is the list of successes sorted by year of birth:

Chris Stewart, 1982
Juan Diaz, 1974
Miguel Batista, 1971
Keith Kessinger, 1967
Wayne Rosenthal, 1965
Alvaro Espinoza, 1962
Keith Atherton, 1959
Tim Burke, 1959
Dave Stewart, 1957
Dave Cheadle, 1952
Jim Cosman, 1943
Gail Hopkins, 1943
Bill Kelso, 1940
Jackie Moore, 1939
Jim Weaver, 1939
Bob Sadowski, 1938
Russ Nixon, 1935
Don Taussig, 1932
Russ Sullivan, 1923