ESPN Zone Event: Commemorating the 1989 ‘Why Not’ Season

The ’Why Not’ 1989 Season Celebration – ESPN Zone, Balto., Md.

Last night at the ESPN Zone in Baltimore’s Inner Habor, Oriole fans got to relive some of the magic of the incredible 1989 season where a young team led by Hall of Famer Frank Robinson — that finished 1988 with 107 losses and started the season 0-21 — shocked all of baseball by contending in the American League East until the final weekend of the season.

A few stars of that season — dubbed, “Why Not” — Mike Devereaux, Larry Sheets, and Dave Johnson spent about 45 minutes reminiscing about the fun times, what life was back then, the moments, and the friendships that made 1989 so special.

The triumvirate took questions from fans and emcee Tom Davis in front of a crowd that filled the popular restaurant. After talking with fans, they went to an auxiliary room in the restuarant and signed autographs for those in attendance.

There’s audio of the event (49:00) if you desire to listen below.