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Warner also worked as the play-by-play announcer with the Spartanburg Phillies (South Atlantic League), Richmond Braves (International League) and the Virginia Squires of the ABA. All tolled, Warner called 34 Opening Days in professional baseball.
William L. Gladstone‐ Gladstone has been a team owner in the New York-Penn League since 1992 when he purchased the Pittsfield Mets.
In 2002, he moved the team to Troy, N.Y. where it became highly successful both on and off the field winning league championships in 2010 and 2013.
He served 12 years on the Minor League Baseball Board of Trustees as the representative of the New York-Penn League and during that time helped guide the growth of Minor League Baseball. In 1991, Gladstone became a member of the Board of Directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
He was crowned The King of Baseball at the 2015 Baseball Winter Meetings.
Buck Showalter‐ Showalter began his managerial career, at the age of 29, with the New York-Penn League's Oneonta Yankees in 1985. He led Oneonta to a record of 55-23 that season capturing the NYPL Championship. He returned in 1986 and managed the club to a short-season record 59 wins and just 18 losses for an overall winning percentage of .735.
From there, it was onward and upward for Showalter, who is now in his 19th season as a skipper in the major leagues. In 1995, he led the NY Yankees to their first post-season berth in 14 years and then guided the Arizona Diamondbacks to their first division title in just their second season of existence in 1999.
Since joining the Baltimore Orioles in 2010, Showalter has led an O's resurgence, leading them to playoff berths in 2012, 2014 and 2016. He is a three-time American League Manager of the Year
The New York‐Penn League Hall of Fame was established in 2011. Inductees are nominated and voted on by New York-Penn League club officials.
Induction ceremonies are scheduled to take place on August 15, during pregame ceremonies at the 2017 New York‐Penn League All‐Star Game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, NY, home of the Tri-City ValleyCats.