Governor Wolf Attends MLB Pirates-Cardinals Game at Historic Bowman Field
August 20, 2017
Williamsport, PA – Tonight, Governor Tom Wolf attended the first-ever Major League Baseball regular season game held at the start of the weeks-long Little League World Series festivities in Williamsport. The Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the St. Louis Cardinals at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the home of the Class-A Williamsport Crosscutters of the NY-Penn League.
“It doesn’t get much better than a great baseball game,” Gov. Wolf said. “To experience Major League Baseball in the intimate setting of historic Bowman Field with so many Little League players, coaches, families, and volunteers was just a tremendous night.”
Dubbed “The MLB Little League Classic,” The Pirates-Cardinals game was introduced to celebrate youth baseball during the 2017 Little League World Series. The game aired nationally on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and ESPN Radio.
To start the day, Major Leaguers attended Little League World Series games at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. The day-long baseball celebration culminated with MLB hosting Little Leaguers and their families at the Pirates-Cardinals game.
Bowman Field had a major makeover in preparation for the game. A new deck, named Logger’s Landing, was added down the first base line and new seats were added on the grandstand’s two levels.
Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program awarded $1.25 million toward the project in November 2016. Major League Baseball made a significant investment, too.
“The only thing better than this Major-League game are the dozens of Little League World Series games being playing in Williamsport over the next two weeks,” Gov. Wolf said.
“The MLB game was a perfect kick-off for the 2017 Little League World Series. I wish all of the teams here in Williamsport a lot of spirited competition and the best of luck.”