10-year-old send letter, receives autograph from Red Wings Hall of Famer

Updated: August 19, 2020 06:49 AM
Created: August 19, 2020 06:34 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A 10-year-old boy helped brighten the day of a baseball legend, all by writing a letter.

Phillip is from Maryland and is a huge Baltimore Orioles fan. He wrote a letter to a Rochester Red Wings icon Joe Altobelli, asking the World Series champion coach for an autograph.

Altobelli is a resident of the Edna Tina Wilson Living Center in Greece.

With help from staff and Altobelli's family, Phillip got a letter back and a signed photo.

Phillip said it wasn't just about getting a signature, but also about cheering Altobelli up by receiving a letter.

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