Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall, a Susquehannock High School graduate, has committed to attend the York Sports Night program on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall, a Susquehannock High School graduate, has committed to attend the York Sports Night program on Thursday, Feb. 6. (CHUCK BURTON -- The Associated Press)

York Sports Night will turn 50 in 2014.

A Baseball Hall of Famer and an NCAA Division I college football coach with York County ties will help mark the milestone on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center.

Former pitcher Jim Bunning and University of Maryland head coach and Glen Rock native Randy Edsall have accepted invitations to Sports Night 2014.

Bunning and Edsall are the first guests announced by the event's committee.

Bunning is one of just 23 pitchers in the 137-year history of Major League Baseball to pitch a perfect game.

The right-hander, a father of seven children, achieved the feat on Father's Day, June 21, 1964, at Shea Stadium in New York. Bunning was pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies against the New York Mets.

Jim Bunning
Jim Bunning

Elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans' Committee, Bunning won 224 games and lost 184 while pitching for the Phillies, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 17 big-league seasons, he recorded a 3.27 earned-run average.

Bunning, one of the leaders in the founding of the players' union, was a United States senator from Kentucky following his retirement from baseball.

Edsall, a three-sport athlete at Susquehannock High School, played quarterback at Syracuse University.

After serving as an assistant coach in college and the NFL, he accepted his first head coaching job at the University of Connecticut.

Edsall took the Huskies to five bowl games, including a BCS bowl game. He was 33-19 in his last four seasons at Connecticut.


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Edsall is in his third season at Maryland.

Tickets and sponsorship information for Sports Night can be found on the event's website: www.yorksportsnight.com.

The Sports Night Committee gave out two college scholarships last year to graduating high school seniors.

York High graduate Tavon Parker and Susquehannock graduate Leah Deter received the awards.

Parker is attending Millersville University and Deter is attending the University of Delaware.