The baseball season may be on hold for now, but die-hard fans love their connection to the sport’s history and the chance to meet their heroes. And while in-person gatherings aren’t possible, the pop culture convention experts at Wizard World have arranged for the next best thing as two all-time greats and 1996 Yankees World Series Champions, Wade Boggs and Dwight “Doc” Gooden will participate in a free live video Q&A as well as individual personal video chat, autograph and recorded video sessions on Sunday, May 17, beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, as part of the ongoing Wizard World Virtual Experiences (www.wizardworldvirtual.com) series.
Hall of Famer Boggs and Rookie-of-the-Year and Cy Young Award winner Gooden are the first sports superstars featured among dozens of entertainment figures presented to date by Wizard Entertainment Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD).
Boggs collected 3,010 hits in his 18-year career, finishing with a .328 batting average with the Red Sox, Yankees and Devil Rays, top 30 all time and second best in the last half-century. One of the lasting memories of that 1996 Yankees season was his ride atop an NYPD horse following the Game 6 victory over Atlanta which brought the franchise its first title in 18 years. Gooden, who first gained fame as a young fireballer with the crosstown Mets a decade earlier, provided another highlight in 1996 when he tossed a no-hit victory over Seattle on May 14.
Sessions are accessible to virtual attendees on their computer and mobile devices via http://wizd.me/virtual.
As part of the events, fans across the globe can:
- Submit questions via chat during the free 45-minute panel (open to everyone, no entry fee to watch or submit). Panels available for viewing live or on demand via Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/wizardworldvirtual; YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wizardworld; and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wizardworld/
- Participate in a personal, exclusive two-minute live video chat with each player (paid)
- Purchase a recorded video from each star specifying the message if desired
- Purchase an autograph on an 8”x10” photo
Pricing begins at $55 for the individual chat, video and autographs, and vary by athlete and item, available on the Website.