Tri-State Hot Stove League Announces Lineup for 2017 Night of Memories Fundraiser
The Tri-State Hot Stove League announced a stellar lineup for their upcoming Night of Memories fundraiser on January 7th.
During a press conference at the Tropicana Evansville’s Executive Conference Center, League Vice President, Paul Gries, flanked by hometown big leaguers, Don Mattingly and Jared Eickhoff, announced appearances by not only Mattingly and Eickhoff, but St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, former pitching great, Roger Clemens, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, and Evansville native, Bob Griese, plus former St. Louis Cardinals and Central High School pitcher, Andy Benes, along with former Cardinals pitcher and current color commentator for Fox Sports Midwest, Al Hrabosky.
Also scheduled to attend is two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and current member of the Indiana University swim team, Lilly King.
Each guest will be available for autographs for a donation to the League, with the exception of King due to NCAA regulations. The League announced the various prices Wednesday afternoon on their Facebook page.
The following auction items were also on display during the press conference:
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These aren’t just any baseballs. No, each one of these 11 balls have been autographed by the only 11 players to win both the Cy Young Award (given each year to the best pitcher in the American and National Leagues), and League MVP in the same season. The picture makes it difficult to reach each name plate, but the names include Willie Hernadez, Roger Clemens, Dennis Eckersley, Justin Verlander, Clayton Kersaw, Don Newcombe, Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, Vida Blue, and Rollie Fingers.
Autographed Mini Colts Helmets
These would look great on any Colts fan’s shelf. Two mini team helmets, one signed by Peyton Manning, the other by current Colts QB, Andrew Luck.
Other items up for bid include an autographed photos, including a Pete Rose photo from his first game in 1963, an autographed basketball, and more.