Fate - and love of baseball history - led Matthew Clifford to amazing backyard creation

Baseball card eventually turns Leland researcher into artist, fence into brilliant trip back in time

“If I hadn’t have seen that box of baseball cards that day, my fence would look a whole lot different.”

—  Matthew Clifford
Brian Hoxsey

Brian Hoxsey

I worked for 25 years as a CNC operator and in 2005 answered an ad in The Times for a freelance sports writer position. I became a full-time sports writer/columnist for The Times in February of 2016. I enjoy researching high school athletics history, and in my spare time like to do the same, but also play video games and watch Twitch.