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Bowman Field HOF & Lycoming County Sports Walk Inductees Revealed

December 19, 2019 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - Williamsport Crosscutters News Release

The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced the latest inductees to the Bowman Field Hall of Fame and the Lycoming County Sports Walk. Each will be honored at the 14th Annual Hot Stove Banquet being held on Wednesday, January 15 in the Grand Ballroom of the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport. The event is presented in part by Panda Patriot Power, River Valley Transit, WRAK 1400AM, and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

Special guests at this year's banquet include Phillies legend Greg Luzinski, ESPN Baseball Analyst Tim Kurkjian and Cutters manager Pat Borders.

As part of the event, the latest members of the Bowman Field Hall of Fame and the Lycoming County Sports Walk will be inducted.

Entering the Bowman Field Hall of Fame will be longtime Public Address announcer Rob Thomas. Thomas has been behind the Bowman Field microphone for over 20 years while also serving as the PA Announcer for two of the three MLB Little League Classics.

Joining the Lycoming County Sports Walk will be Williamsport native Hal Spooner. Spooner quarterback Navy's 1960 football team to a 9-1 record and a trip to the Orange Bowl. He was the MVP of the first Navy-Air Force game and an honorable mention All-American. In 1961, he served as the quarterback coach of Navy's Plebe Team with Roger Staubach at quarterback.

In addition to the inductions, the Hot Stove Banquet will include a full-course dinner, live and silent auctions of sports memorabilia along with interviews and question and answer segments with the special guests.

The ballroom doors open at 5:30 PM with the dinner and entertainment portion of the event kicking off at 6:30 PM. A limited autograph session will take place at the close of evening.

Tickets are $59 per person and can be purchased by calling the Cutters offices at (570) 326-3389 or ordering online at This event is a sell-out every year, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets now. Business sponsorships for the event are also available.

The Crosscutters 2020 home opener is scheduled for Friday, June 19 as Williamsport hosts the rival State College Spikes.

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