The Celebrity Hitting Challenge is Monday Night ( June 17th ) At First Energy ParkSo next Monday come on out and be a part of this years South Atlantic League All-Star Game festivities , as Sue and I take part in the "Celebrity Hitting Challenge". I think we could definitely use the support lol From the sounds of it, Sue and I will NOT be on the same team....so that being said , now I have to beat her or I will never hear the end of it. You see Sue LOVES competition! She will turn anything into a "Shawn vs Sue" event lol and if she wins! Look out :( She once turned "blinking" into a challenge! She is obsessed with trying to defeat me! Although we all know that is not possible :) So come out and cheer on TEAM SHAWN .... It's like baseball, apple pie and .... wait it is baseball lol See you Monday, get your tickets now. Here's some of the others involved in the hitting challenge... Doc Gooden: Gooden won 194 games over 16 Major League seasons, including pitching for both the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. Gooden won the 1984 National League Rookie of the Year Award with the Mets and in 1985, won the pitching Triple Crown, leading the National League in wins (24), ERA (1.53), and strikeouts (268). He helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series championship and represented the team in the All-Star game four times. Gooden pitched for the Yankees in 1996, 1997 and 2000 and threw a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium in 1996. Artie Lange: Lange, who was raised in Union Township, New Jersey, is best known for his work on the Howard Stern Show, on which he appeared from 2001-2009. He also appeared on The Norm Show and MADtv Tito Santana: Tito Santana, who lives in Roxbury Township, New Jersey, is a professional wrestler who made his WWF debut in 1979. He is a former Tag Team Champion and Intercontinental Champion and also appeared at the first nine Wrestlemanias, a distinction held by only Santana and Hulk Hogan. Nick Clemons: Nick Clemons is the oldest son of the legendary E Street Band's Clarence "The Big Man" Clemons and the leader of The Nick Clemons Band. Jim Dowd: Jim Dowd, who played 17 years in the NHL, will participate in the Celebrity Hitting Challenge. Dowd played at Brick High School and set the national scholastic scoring record in leading Brick to the 1985-1986 state title. He helped the New Jersey Devils win the 1995 Stanley Cup and scored the game-winning goal in Game 2 of that year's Stanley Cup finals. He finished his career after the 2007-2008 season with 239 career points. Pepper Johnson: Johnson was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2nd round of the 1986 draft out of Ohio State. He played with the Giants from 1986-1992 and was a part of two Super Bowl winning teams. Bruce Harper: Harper, an Englewood, New Jersey native, played at Kutztown University and was signed by the Jets in 1977. A fan favorite, Harper played for the New York Jets from 1977-1984 and is the all-time kick return leader in franchise history. He currently is the director of the non-profit organization Heroes and Cool Kids, an organization through which high school students mentor elementary school and middle-school students from their districts. Jim Florentine: Florentine is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series "That Metal Show" . He is best known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers. Mitch Williams: Williams played three years (1991-1993) with the Philadelphia Phillies, saving 102 games, including a career-high 43 in 1993, helping the Phillies win the National League pennant. All told, Williams, known as "Wild Thing," saved 192 games in 11 Major League seasons. An All-Star in 1989, Williams is now an analyst with MLB Network. Randy Foye: Foye was born in Newark and went to East Side High School. He played collegiately at Villanova University. As a senior at Villanova, he was a First-Team All-American and Big East Player of the Year while helping the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight. He was selected 7th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft and has played for Minnesota, Washington, and the Clippers before spending the 2012-2013 season with Utah Jazz. He also runs the Randy Foye Foundation, an organization that raises funds and develops programs and projects aimed at directly improving the lives of youths in Foye's hometown of Newark. More information on the Randy Foye Foundation can be found at wws.RandyFoye.org
Mickey Morandini: Morandini, in his second season as BlueClaws manager, hit .268 over an 11-year big league career that included playing with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1990-1997. He helped the Phillies reach the 1993 World Series and was an All-Star in 1995.
Matt Stairs: Stairs homered in Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS off Dodgers relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton to give the Phillies the lead and turn momentum in a series that the Phillies would win on the way to that year's World Series title. The Canadian-born Stairs played for 12 organizations. He also holds the MLB record for home runs as a pinch hitter with 23 and hit 265 career home runs between 1992 and 2011, 38 with the 1999 Oakland Athletics.
Justin Pugh: Pugh was selected by the New York Giants in the first round (19th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft after playing collegiately at Syracuse. He started 34 games in his collegiate career and was named Second-Team All-Big East in 2010 and First-Team in 2011 and 2012. He played in high school at Council Rock South in Holland, Pennsylvania and was a recipient of the Maxwell Award, recognizing tri-state (PA, NJ, DEL) seniors that excel in athletics, academics, and community service.
So come out and be a part of TEAM SHAWN .... the Winning Team! lol