The 2013 Night of Memories will be held at the Vanderburgh County 4H Center on January 12, 2013.
Autograph pricing is listed on the right, those tickets will be sold at the door to the autograph session.
Montreal Expos & Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame Outfielder
“The Hawk” was an 8-time NL All-Star and was named the league’s Rookie of the Year in 1977. He won the Most Valuable Player Award in 1987 after leading the league with 49 homers and 137 RBI; he had been runner-up for the award in both 1981 and 1983. He batted .300 five times, drove in 100 runs four times and had 13 seasons of 20 home runs. He also stole 30 bases three times. He is one of eight MLB players with at least 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases during his career. Dawson led the NL in outfield putouts three consecutive years (1981–1983), and won eight Gold Glove Awards. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 2010.
Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame Quarterback
The former Evansville Rex Mundi High School & Purdue University star, Bob was 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. Griese’s talents eventually resulted in his induction to the College Football Hall of Fame and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1984. Post playing days, he worked as a television commentator for college football on ESPN and ABC. Griese was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Harlem Globetrotter Hall of Famer
For 26 years, Lemon was known as the “Clown Prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters. He played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters. Lemon first applied to the Globetrotters in 1954 at age 22. In 1980, he left to form one of his Globetrotters imitators, the Bucketeers. He played with that team until 1983, then moved on to play with the Shooting Stars from 1984 to 1987. In 1988, he moved on to “Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem All Stars” team. In 2000, Lemon received the John Bunn Award, and was inductee to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.
St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher/Broadcaster
Hrabosky was the Cardinal’s #1 pick in the 1969 draft. In his rookie season he posted back-to-back 17 strike-out games. In 1975, Al was named the National League Fireman of the Year by posting a 13-3 record with league high 22 saves and a 1.67 ERA with the Cardinals. Hrabosky made a smooth transition from one of St. Louis’ best-loved athletes, the “Mad Hungarian” of the Cardinals 1970′s bullpen, to one of the town’s favorite broadcasters. Currently, Hrabosky brings his expert commentary to baseball fans through his radio show on St. Louis station KFNS and Fox Sports Mid-West’s coverage of Cardinals baseball.
University of Kentucky and Boston Celtic Forward
The Evansville, Indiana native and University of Kentucky standout, Walter was a key member of the 1996 National Championship team. That same year he was drafted in the first round by the New York Knicks as the 19th pick. McCarty played for the Knicks until October 1997, when he was traded to the Celtics where he spent 8 of his 10 year NBA seasons. He became a fan favorite in Boston for his gutsy play, hustle, and penchant for making the big shot. After his playing career Walter joined his former coach, Rick Pitino, as an assistant for the Louisville Cardinals. He left the Cardinals in 2010 to join the Indiana Pacers for one season as an assistant coach.
MLB Pitcher & Coach
A native of Batesville, IN, Dyar played in seven seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Mets. Miller appeared in 251 games compiling a 23-17 record with a 3.23 ERA, 22 saves and 235 K’s. After his playing career Dyar turned to coaching where he spent many years instructing in the St. Louis farm system and spent 2012 as the bullpen coach for the Cardinals big league club. In December, Dyar signed on with the Houston Astros as their minor league pitching coordinator.
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.
Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher
Jay is a native of Evansville, where he attended Reitz High School. After four years at Purdue University he was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 14th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft. He made his Major League debut on Thursday, May 27, 2010 against the Atlanta Braves.
Cincinnati Reds 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.
New York Mets Broadcaster
Wayne has been the MC for Night of Memories since 2011 and the Hot Stove League is honored to have him back for his third NOM. Wayne has been broadcasting Major League Baseball for over 28 years and is in his fifth season of broadcasting for the New York Mets on WFAN Radio.