09/02/14 5:00pm
09/02/2014 5:00 PM
Steve Ascher went 2-1 with a 2.35 earned run average as a relief pitcher for the Princeton (W.Va.) Rays in a rookie league this summer. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Steve Ascher)

Steve Ascher went 2-1 with a 2.35 earned run average as a relief pitcher for the Princeton (W.Va.) Rays in a rookie league this summer. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Steve Ascher)

Like many kids, Steve Ascher was an avid collector of baseball cards. “I was a big-time collector,” he said, estimating he had about five boxes full of them.

Now there is no question which one is his favorite. Not a Willie Mays. Not a Hank Aaron. Not a Tom Seaver.

No, his choice would undoubtedly be more personal: a Steve Ascher. (more…)