The 2014 Night of Memories was held at the Vanderburgh County 4H Center on January 11, 2014.
The Night of Memories is the main fundraising event for the Tri-State Hot Stove League. Since 1993, we have raised over one million dollars that has been distributed to youth organizations, contributed to local athletic programs and to help fund our yearly scholarship. The Night of Memories consists of two events, the autograph session, which is open to all ages, is held at the 4H Activities Center. Admission is $20/person, you must also purchase autograph tickets for each item you would like signed. (Pricing for each guest is listed to the right). Admission tickets may be purchased online, autograph tickets are only available at the door. The chat session & auction, which is a 21 and over event, is held in the 4H auditorium (located at the top of the hill). Admission to the chat session & auction is $20/person, if you attend the autograph session, your admission ticket is good for the chat session & auction, as long as you are 21 or older. Our schedule of events is listed to the right and our guest list can bee seen below. Please contact us if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to get back with you. We look forward to seeing you on January 11th!
LA Dodgers Manager, NY Yankee Great
A graduate of Memorial High School in Evansville, Don led the Tigers to a state record 59 straight victories through the 1978-79 season. In 1978 the Tigers were crowned State Champions and were State Runners-up in 1979. Drafted out of high school, Don played his entire 14-year baseball career for the New York Yankees. After his playing career, he served as a hitting coach for the Yankees and Dodgers prior to taking on his current position as manager of the Dodgers.
Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame Quarterback
Drafted in 1967 by the Miami Dolphins, Griese led them to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances, including two Super Bowl victories. He is the only Dolphins Quarterback to win a Super Bowl. The former Rex Mundi High School & Purdue University star, Griese was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame Guard
Little began his career in 1967 with the San Diego Chargers, but before the 1969 season, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins. It wasn’t long before he was being praised as one of the NFL’s premier offensive linemen. Little was a dominant run blocker as he had the strength to provide excellent push and the athletic ability to get out and pull. Little played an enormous role in enabling Csonka, Kiick, and Morris to be the unstoppable three-headed monster they were. Accolades include selection to the 1969 AFL All-Star game, 5 Pro Bowl appearances, being named to the 1970’s All-Decade Team, and most prestigiously, induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
Miami Dolphins Halfback
Jim Kiick played halfback for the Miami Dolphins from 1968-1974. He was a member of the undefeated 1972 team, and was an integral part of the ball-control running game which characterized the Dolphins in the early 1970s. He played in three Super Bowls and is the Dolphins’ fourth all-time leading rusher.
Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Catcher
Born in Vincennes, IN, Nevin attended North Knox High School and played college ball at Indiana State. He was drafted in 2006 in the 6th round by the Tampa Bay Rays and began his professional career that same year. After 2012, Ashley became a free agent and signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. He spent the 2013 season in the Reds organization, batting .235/.328/.374 with six homers and 28 RBIs in 80 games for Triple-A Louisville. He threw out 26% of the baserunners who attempted to steal against him and committed only one error in 74 games behind the plate. In his eight-year Minor League career, Ashley has put together a combined .258/.352/.383 batting line.
Texas Rangers Minor League Pitcher
A native of Evansville, Jerad played college ball at Olney Central College. In 2011, he was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 15th Round of the amateur draft. Over the past three seasons he has worked his way up the ranks from rookie ball to AA Frisco. In 2013, he posted a 8-4 record with a 4.22 ERA in 145 innings pitched between High A Myrtle Beach and AA Frisco.
Montreal Expos Center Fielder
A native of Ilion, New York, Boots played all or parts of six seasons (1969–74), with the bulk of that time spent with the Montreal Expos. He appeared in 471 MLB games (449 of them with Montreal), and batted .256 with eight home runs and 98 runs batted in, in 1,151 at bats. After his playing career, he became a minor league manager and instructor in the Detroit system. He is currently the hitting coach for the Evansville Otters.
Wayne has been the MC for Night of Memories since 2011 and the Hot Stove League is honored to have him back for his fourth NOM. Wayne is a familiar voice across the country having called games for Major League Baseball with the Rockies (1993-2003), Cardinals (2003-2008) & Mets (2008-2011).