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Monday, January 14, 2019

Official @QBConvention Press Release on Line Up Change


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DARRYL STRAWBERRY TO REPLACE KEITH HERNANDEZ AT THE 2019 QUEENS BASEBALL CONVENTION


Former Mets slugger will pinch hit for former team captain on January 19th
Darryl Strawberry, the 1983 Rookie of the Year and 8 time All Star has agreed to appear at the 2019 Queens Baseball Convention to take the place of Keith Hernandez, organizers announced Monday morning.
Hernandez, former captain of the Mets and current SNY announcer, had been scheduled to headline the 6th annual event, but due to chronic back problems which have plagued him since his playing days, he was forced to cancel his appearance.

Organizers immediately reached out to Strawberry, the Mets all-time homerun leader, who agreed topinch hit” for his former teammate. Strawberry will take part in an hour-long panel discussion which will include taking some questions from attendees, following which he will take part in an autograph session with fans.
The QBC will kick-off at 10 am on January 19th at Katch Astoria (31-19 Newtown Ave., Astoria, NY). For more information, please go to www.QueensBaseballConvention.com or email us at QBC2016@gmail.com

ABOUT DARRYL STRAWBERRY
In 1980 Darryl Strawberry was selected as the first pick in baseball
s amateur draft. Three years later he made his debut in Flushing and never looked back. After winning Rookie of the Year in 1983, he helped lead the team to the 1986 World Series. In his 10 years with the Mets, Darryl was an All-Star 7 times, accumulating over 1,000 hits and 252 homeruns, still the franchise record.

ABOUT THE QBC
Now in its 6
th year, the Queens Baseball Convention was created as a mid-winter gathering of Mets fan, combining the essence of a “Fan Fest” with the spirit of a “Comic Con.

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