Autograph Tips For Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

The Autograph Tips For Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • Get autographs with ease at either dugout
  • NYPL players are traditionally great signers
ValleyCats players are accessible in front of the home-side dugout prior to first pitch.

Minor League Baseball, and especially A ball, is ideal for autograph seekers. In the low-A New York-Penn League, players actually approach fans in order to sign, and very little calling to players is necessary.

The ValleyCats are no different, and Joseph L. Bruno Stadium makes autograph gathering easy. Before the game, you're able to walk down to the railing or directly over either team's dugout and ask for autographs. As the players warm up and stretch between batting practice and first pitch, most will obligingly sign for you without much coaxing.

A lot of these players, given it's the first stop in pro ball for many, aren't featured on standard baseball cards. But you can buy team cards at the ballpark store or a team logo ball and easily get the majority of the ValleyCats to sign.

Some NYPL facilities have conjoined clubhouses that make for easy autograph collecting because every player emerges from the same area prior to the game. Joseph L. Bruno Stadium does not, meaning Tri-City's players stick to the third base side and the visiting team stays around the first base-side dugout. Still, it's possible to scurry back and forth to get the signatures you need.