Monday, January 12, 2009

HALL OF FAME BABY!!!

Today at 11am, Rickey Henderson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame! I plan to be there this July for the induction ceremony! I'm so excited!

For those of you who don't know the story... it's a LONG one, but suffice to say that I've been his NUMBER 1 fan since I was 5 years old. Click HERE for a really good article that explains a lot! It's worth reading :) It was an article printed in the September 13, 1993 Sports Illustrated! This is actually a pretty emotionally good day for me! I'm so proud of my friend!!!I'm going to ask my Dad for some pictures of me and Rickey from back in the day so I will post those soon.
I presented that Bronze Base to Rickey in 1996... Over the phone we thought that the Padres were presenting him with a Bronze Vase and didn't get the significance, but a BASE makes much more sense! :)

6 comments:

Katie said...

That is so neat Erin. What a beautiful story. I read the article and nearly cried. I didn't know you were such a baseball fan! Just look at that curly red hair- you were such a cute little girl!
Do you still have any contact with him?

Kings said...

ha i love it. I was so star struck when you told me this story YEARS ago :)

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

I'm Jill's sister in law...I blog browse you on occasion. =)
I went to the SI article and started to cry. I just wanted to tell you that is an AWESOME story. Wow! Thanks for sharing. I want to be there too!

Ashley said...

Good times with the bronze vase!!

Shauna said...

Somehow I knew you'd be posting today!! (well, Tuesday actually!) HUGE Congrats to Rickey! ....first time around too! Way to go! So awesome you're planning to be there, though I'm not surprised at all! Keep us posted on your travel plans even though it's months from now! Can't wait to see your pics--old and new!

k N d said...

okay. that story is so cute! i had heard bits and pieces of it before, but i love it! how fun!