Jul 9, 2014

Stone Cold At The Plate

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Terry Francona
Veterans Stadium - Philadelphia, PA (1999)
Fifteen years ago, the former WWF Champion paid a visit to Veterans Stadium to take batting practice with the Phillies prior to their interleague game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News (left) / Courier Post (right) - July 10, 1999

Austin didn't stun too many folks with his batting practice, but his appearance kicked off a fun night in Philadelphia.  Curt Schilling pitched a complete game, giving up two runs on eight hits for his 13th win of the season.  This improved the Phillies record to 46-38 and was the first time they reached eight games over .500 since 1995.

Source: Lancaster New Era - July 10, 1999

I don't remember seeing anything about it during the game, but there was a lot of awesome footage of his appearance that aired on the July 18th episode of WWF Superstars.