Night of Memories

The 2018 Night of Memories will be held on January 13, 2018 at the Vanderburgh County 4H Center. Featured guests included MLB Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Tony La Russa, NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Bob Griese, Don Mattingly, Jerad Eickoff and Al Hrabosky! Tickets are available for purchase online.

Night of Memories Tickets

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Bob Gibson
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tony La Russa
Hall of Fame Manager

St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox.

Don Mattingly
Miami Marlins Manager

Memorial HS

Bob Griese
Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame Quarterback
Rick Ankiel
Retired MLB Pitcher/Outfielder

St. Louis, KC, Atlanta, Washington, Houston & New York Mets

Jerad Eickhoff
Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher

Mater Dei HS

Wayne Hagin
Master of Ceremonies

About the Night of Memories

The Night of Memories is the main fundraising event for the Tri-State Hot Stove League. Since 1993, we have raised over $1.25 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 $25/person, you must also purchase autograph tickets for each item you would like signed. 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 $25/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.

Past Guests

Yogi Berra

Yankees Hall of Fame Catcher

One of only four players to be named the American League MVP three times and is one of only six managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series. Yogi was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Raymond Berry

Hall of Fame Baltimore Colts Wide Receiver

Raymond played for the Baltimore Colts during their two NFL championship wins. He ended his NFL career in 1967 with an NFL record 631 receptions for 9,275 yards and 68 touchdowns. He later had a career in coaching, highlighted by his trip to Super Bowl XX as head coach of the New England Patriots. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1973.

Steve Carlton

Hall of Fame Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher

Steve pitched from 1965 to 1988 for six different teams in his career, but it is his time with the Philadelphia Phillies where he received his greatest acclaim as a professional, winning four Cy Young Awards. He is still the last National League pitcher to win 25 or more games in one season. He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.

Andre Dawson

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.

Bob Feller

Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians Pitcher

One of the best right-handed pitchers in baseball history, Feller entered the major leagues when he was 17. He played for the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1956. He became the first pitcher to win at least 20 games in a season before the age of 21, threw three no-hitters and 12 one-hitters, led the American League in strikeouts in seven seasons, and pitched 279 complete games. Feller was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

George Foster

Cincinnati Reds Left Fielder

A five-time All-Star (1976–79, 1981), Foster was a member of the 1970s Big Red Machine, leading the league in home runs in 1977-78 and RBI’s from 1976–78. He helped lead the Cincinnati Reds to back to back World Series titles (75-76), was named the All-Star game MVP in ’76 and NL MVP in ’77.

Bob Griese

Hall of Fame Miami Dolphins 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.

Wayne Hagin

Wayne has been the MC for Night of Memories since 2011. He was a Major League Baseball broadcaster for over 28 years, working stints with the Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals & New York Mets. Wayne stepped away from the booth in 2012 to spend more time with his family.

Paul Hornung

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Halfback

Hornung was the first selection overall in the 1957 NFL Draft. He was taken by the Green Bay Packers, with whom he would go on to win four league championships, including the first Super Bowl in January 1967. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Al Hrabosky

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.

Jim Kiick

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.

Harmon Killebrew

Hall of Fame Senators/Twins Third Baseman

Harmon was signed by the Washington Senators in 1954 at the age of 17. In his 22 year career, he was named American League All-Star 13 times. He was the 1969 American League MVP and a six-time American League home run leader. In 1984, Killebrew joined baseball’s immortals with his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Meadowlark Lemon

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.

Larry Little

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.

Don Mattingly

LA Dodgers Manager

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.

Walter McCarty

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.

Brooks Robinson

Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame Third Baseman

Brooks played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977). Nicknamed “The Human Vacuum Cleaner”, he is generally acclaimed as one of the greatest defensive third-basemen in major league history. He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards during his career. Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

Scott Rolen

Cincinnati Reds Third Baseman

A native of Jasper, IN, Scott was the 1997 National League Rookie of the Year for the Philadelphia Phillies. In his 14 big league seasons he has received 8 Gold Glove Awards and was selected to the All-Star team 7 times. Rolen won a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 and in 2010 led the Cincinnati Reds to their first division title in 15 seasons.

Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Shortstop

“The Wizard” set major league records for career assists (8,375) and double plays (1,590) by a shortstop, as well as the National League record with 2,511 career games at the position. Smith won the NL Gold Glove Award for play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons (1980–1992). A 15-time All-Star, he accumulated 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases during his career, and won the NL Silver Slugger Award as the best-hitting shortstop in 1987. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002.

2018 Night of Memories

Autograph Session

All Ages Welcome

The autograph session is from 3:30pm-5:30pm. This is an all ages event, children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone in attendance must have an admission ticket, if you would like to have any items signed you will need to purchase autograph tickets (not available online, only sold at the door). Pricing per autograph varies by guest and is listed below.
Guests participating in the autograph session are:

Bob Gibson

Flats & Balls - $55
Jerseys & Bats - $75
Inscriptions - NA

Tony La Russa

All Items - $50
Inscriptions - $10

Don Mattingly

Flats & Balls - $35
Jerseys & Bats - $75
Inscriptions - $10

Bob Griese

Flats & Balls - $30
Jerseys & Helmets - $50
Inscriptions - $10

Rick Ankiel

All Items - $20

Jerad Eickhoff

All Items - $15

Chat Session & Auction

Ages 21 & Over

  • 5:30-6:30pm - Silent Auction Begins
  • 6:30-7:00pm - Introduction of Guests/Presentation of the Legends Award
  • 7:00-8:00pm - Chat Session
  • 8:10-9:30pm - Live & Silent Auction