He asked for Davis' business card so he could send him a bottle. Before he spoke, he had everyone try the cabernet that his vineyard produces.
Tom Terrific also sat down for an interview with the Daily Pilot.
Question: What advice would you give to today's high school pitchers?
Answer: Have fun. When it becomes a business, then you can get serious. But in high school enjoy it. Learn the game, don't just learn one position. Learn how everyone is involved.
Q: Was it fun for you in Fresno (He played at Fresno High and Fresno City College before going to USC)?
A: Absolutely. I loved it. I loved every second of it. It was good for me in Fresno and Alaska and many other places along the way.
Q: What did it take for you to get to the big leagues?
A: One is love. Just the love of the game. One of the others is learning from your mistakes. We all make mistakes, but don't make them again. Right? It's pretty simple. It's not all that easy to do, but sometimes easy to forget.
Q: What do you think about today's baseball contracts?
A: These guys would not be getting the money if it wasn't there. There's a lot of money in that industry. It has made ownership push the envelope for revenue. There's no question. New ballparks, etc. It is there.
You put it in perspective. I started in 1967. It was my rookie year. I made $7,000. I'm not talking per pitch. I'm not talking for the year. I did get a raise in the middle of the year. I went from USC to triple A. The next year I was in the big leagues.
Seven thousand bucks, I never made any money in my life. I have to pay bills. I got a raise at $3,000. I thought I was in hog heaven.
Q: What's your take on Scott Boras, who is actually here to see you speak?