Hey folks. Yesterday we had some fast and the furious guest announcements for QBC 2020. The Queens Baseball Convention 2020 will be held on January 18th 2020 at Mulcahy's in Wantagh. Let me start with our first announcement from last week. 1969 World Champion Jerry Koosman. Jerry doesn't come around too much for events these days and we are lucky enough to get him for a panel and autograph/photo package. It's great to have Jerry being at the QBC especially since he this is his first time in front of a live crowd since it was announced his jersey number is being retired in Flushing in 2020.
Yesterday we were able to get the ink to the paper with a 30/30 club member. What is the 30/30 club some of you might ask? It was a big deal back in the day. It's when a player hit 30 or more home runs and 30 or more stolen bases in the same season. This player also won the NL Home Run and RBI title in the same year. Did we mention that he was also a 1986 World Champion? Who are we talking about? Howard Johnson. You know HOJO. HOJO will be at the QBC 2020 having an hour panel with crowd Q and A and also signing autographs.
We have heard a ton of noise about a minority of fans who want the black jerseys back into the fold. Since that is a thing going on, we decided that maybe we should bring someone to the QBC who wore them. We also wanted to bring in someone that us fans don't hear from very often. We were able to secure former Mets closer Billy Wagner. Billy will be doing an hour panel with crowds Q and A and also signing autographs.
We have announces that the Host of the QBC is going to be Dennis Holden. We are lucky to have him again this year. He does a great job and we can't say enough about how talented he is.
Mark Healey of Gotham Baseball will be hosting the State of the Mets panel again.
Joe DeMayo aka @PSLtoFlushing will be hosting a panel about the Minor League and what is going on with the prospects down there.
We will be announcing more info later today about ticket sales, etc. This Friday, Blue Friday, we will be offering the tickets up for sale at discounted prices. We also have made the tickets General Admission without autographs attached. You fine folks asked for that so we want to give you what you want. Make sure you keep an eye out on this blog, QueensBaseballConvention.com, on twittah with @QBConvention, @mediagoon, @dtwohig, on Facebook. Also want some QBC merch for holiday gifts or just for yourself? Hit QBCMerchStand.com.