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CUBBIE CORNER SPOTLIGHT: Allen Hanton

This week's Spotlight is with Al Hanton, camera operator and director extraordinaire.
January 23, 2020

Allen (Al) Hanton is currently an employee of the Production Department with the South Bend Cubs. He will be entering his eighth season with the South Bend Cubs. Al is a native of Detroit, Michigan and has lived 9 states, mostly in the Midwest. He and his wife, Karen, have

Allen (Al) Hanton is currently an employee of the Production Department with the South Bend Cubs. He will be entering his eighth season with the South Bend Cubs. Al is a native of Detroit, Michigan and has lived 9 states, mostly in the Midwest. He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters that keep them busy watching their sporting events - when not at Four Winds Field.

What do you currently do for the South Bend Cubs? I am part of the Production Crew. On game day, my main assignments are operating a camera or directing the telecast on MiLB.tv.
What do you enjoy most about being a Cubs employee? I like most meeting new friends, learning new things and watching baseball.
What do you do for work outside of being a Cubs employee? I am a custodian for Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen and a freelance media content producer.
 
Quick pitches
Favorite TV Show: Psych
Walk-up Song: Gimme Some Lovin' - Blues Brothers cover
Favorite Vacation Spot: Walt Disney World
Favorite Food: Pizza Pot Pie from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.
Favorite Sports Team (besides the South Bend Cubs):  Detroit Red Wings
Is a Hot Dog a sandwich?: Yes, but this is an argument? 
Favorite Athlete Growing Up: Mark "The Bird" Fydrich
If stranded on an island, what three objects/things you want with you?: Bible, musical instrument, sunscreen 
Favorite Subject in School: History
You may not see Al on the concourse, but keep an eye out for him when he's running camera Four Winds Field. More "Cubbie Corner Spotlight," features are coming soon at SouthBendCubs.com and our social media pages.