When Two Rookies Got the Call

Left to right: Dan Ardell and Tom Satriano watch as Angels farm director Roland Hemond adds their names to the Angels’ roster in late 1961.


Dan Ardell, a USC alum signed in 1961 by the Angels, loaned me the above photo of him and Tom Satriano when they were called up at the end of that year. Roland Hemond, who was the farm and scouting director, is on the right.

Listen to a 2005 interview with Dan Ardell.

Listen to a 2007 interview with Roland Hemond.

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