St. Petersburg natives Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin were on the field at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, before the game against the Rays was postponed, as part of an extensive tour promoting their book, Inseparable.
The book details the twins’ inspirational journey from Lakewood High to the University of Central Florida and to the NFL, and the challenges Shaquem dealt with after the amputation of his left hand as a child.
“This has been fun," Shaquem said.
Rays hitting coach Chad Mottola, who played baseball at UCF until being drafted in 1992, was excited to meet and talk with them.
“Just some fellow Knights discussing what it feels like to be national champs," Mottola said. “I just thanked them for all they did for the school and how much pride they brought to all the alumni. And how enjoyable it’s been to take all the heat from the jealous haters."