The Pecos League is sometimes confused with Double-A Minor League baseball teams. This is not the case as Pecos League teams service desert/mountain cities that do not have a minor league team. As of this writing Alpine,Texas Roswell,NM Alamogordo,NM Trinidad, Colorado Santa Fe,NM and Las Cruces, NM are the cities with Pecos League professional baseball teams.
The following photograph was taken at Joe Bauman Stadium in Roswell, New Mexico. (Bauman for many years held the professional baseball single season home run record at 72 until Barry Bonds hit 73)
Now the point of this article. Famous people, dignitaries, and luminaries frequently yearn for a plain and simple life. Madonna once said she would have given anything to go back to the days where she could go out in public and not be hassled by the general public for autographs etc.
Well, a celebrity figured out a way to go out in public like an everyday Joe one night in Roswell, New Mexico. The picture you see below was taken in the top of the 5th inning at a Roswell Invader/Alpine Cowboy Pecos League professional baseball game. Professional baseball is not very popular in the Alien City and yes that is where the Invaders got their name!
If you are good at recognizing profiles, then you should recognize the profile of this older famous individual attending the baseball game. Locate the guy in the Philadelphia Philly jersey and then come a little toward the foreground of the picture. You should be able to recognize this celebrity a little past his prime and out of the limelight. It may help to copy the digital picture and then zoom in with the viewer of your choice.
What was amazing about this particular celebrity was that he was only approached once for an autograph! I just don’t think anybody at an Invader’s baseball game expected somebody of this person’s status to attend an event so wide open to the general public!
We are so used to seeing a famous person all made up and exquisitely attired and I think this particular celebrity was kind of betting that nobody would recognize him. His strategy worked!
HINT: What does the movie The Firm and Quaker Oats have in common?
I was fascinated that a rich celebrity like this enjoyed spending his time this way. Most of the spectators at this rundown baseball stadium have to spend a lot of their time worrying about how to pay their next mortgage payment. This celebrity is set for life financially but he still enjoys hanging out with the commoners.