The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced the latest inductees to the Bowman Field Hall of Fame and the Lycoming County Sports walk, and will honor these individuals at the 14th annual Hot Stove Banquet on January 15 in the Genetti's Grand Ballroom. As well as the inductees to the Hall of Fame and Sports Walk, this year's banquet will also include Phillies legend Greg Luzinski, ESPN Baseball Analyst Tim Kurkjian, and Cutters manager Pat Borders.
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 was a quarterback who brought the 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 and live and silent auctions of sports memorabilia, along with interviews and question and answer segments with the special guests.
Limited tickets are available for the banquet; purchase here for $59 each (scroll down to the "Hot Stove Banquet Tickets On Sale Now" heading), or order them by phone at (570) 326-3389.
The ballroom doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and entertainment portion of the event kicking off at 6:30 p.m. A limited autograph session will take place at the close of evening.