2018 will mark the Williamsport Crosscutters 20th season, and the team is planning to celebrate this milestone in a number of fun ways this summer.
It was 1999 when the Williamsport Cubs changed affiliation from the Chicago Cubs to the Pittsburgh Pirates and took on the new Crosscutters moniker. The change included new team colors, logos and a new mascot, Rusty Rouchcut. Many changes have taken place over the past 20 seasons, most notably the affiliation change to the Phillies in 2007, followed by the total overhaul of the Crosscutters brand in 2008. This rebranding included updating logos and uniforms to the Cutters current look, and the introduction of popular mascot Boomer, after it was announced that Rusty Roughcut was retiring as a baseball mascot and joining the professional Lumberjack competition circuit.
In celebrating 20 seasons of Cutters Baseball, Thursday home games will take on a whole new meaning at BB&T Ballpark. The team will celebrate Throwback Thursdays, presented by UPMC Susquehanna. Cutters players and coaches will sport throwback style uniforms in an ode to those worn during the 1999-2007 seasons. The game-worn throwback jerseys will be auctioned off to fans at the conclusion of the season.
Every Thursday game will feature plenty of throwback-themed fun. The Cutters will be bringing back retired on-field promotions that fans will remember from the past 20 seasons and have special appearances from former mascot Rusty Roughcut, along with throwback apparel giveaways for the first 1,000 fans each Thursday including:
- Cutters to the Majors T-shirt Giveaway on June 28
- Throwback Logo T-shirt Giveaway on July 12
- Throwback Replica Jersey Giveaway on July 19
- Rusty Roughcut T-shirt Giveaway on August 2
- 2003 Championship T-shirt Giveaway on August 9
The team plans to announce their complete 2018 promotional schedule in the coming weeks. Fans can pre-order 20th Season throwback merchandise using the link below.
The Crosscutters open the 2018 campaign on Friday, June 15 against the State College Spikes. MVP Membership plans, Bonus Books and mini-plans are available now by calling (570)326-3389, online or in-person at the BB&T Ballpark box office.
Pre-Order 20th Season Throwback Merchandise HERE
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