Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) have announced that the team will host a meet and greet for fans with WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat during the 5:05 pm game at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, July 19th.
Steamboat will be on the main concourse to sign autographs and take pictures with fans throughout the game. Fans can bring in items for signatures or purchase an 8”x10” at the ballpark.
Steamboat, 66, enjoyed a storied professional wrestling career. During his long and prestigious run, Steamboat earned a number of titles along the way. He was a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, a four-time U.S. Heavyweight Champion, a four-time World Television Champion, a twelve-time World Tag Team Champion, a three-time Mid-Atlantic, a two-time Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion, and a one-time WWE Intercontinental Champion.
For Steamboat’s outstanding efforts, WWE inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2009, by the legendary Ric Flair.
The Hawian-born grappler’s most memorable matches came in a rivalry with Flair while with WCW in 1989 and his iconic WrestleMania III bout versus Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
Pro wrestling experts and fans alike rank the three-matches between Steamboat and Flair as among the best one-on-one contests ever held.
Additionally, the Intercontinental Title match between Steamboat and Savage before 93,000 fans at the Pontiac Superdome in WrestleMania III is an award-winning bout and also ranks among the best in history for its excitement and technical display.
Watch Flair vs. Steamboat in the video below.
— Jerry Del Priore