2012 Leadoff Banquet Tonight

The 2012 Tennessee Baseball Leadoff Banquet, presented by Coca-Cola, will take place tonight at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event will open with a reception and silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the start of the program at 6:30 p.m.

Fresh off of his journey to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, former Vol and current New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey will become the 18th person inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Former Boston Red Sox manager and two-time World Series champion Terry Francona will also serve as the featured speaker. Andrew Gribble of the Knoxville News Sentinel caught up with Francona to preview tonight's banquet.

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