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York Sports Night gets two new guests

STAFF REPORT

Two new celebrities have been added to the York Sports Night guest list.

Stephen Penney

Former Baltimore Orioles pitcher "Fat" Jack Fisher and longtime York Revolution reliever Stephen Penney will attend the 52nd annual program on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Heritage Hills Golf and Conference Center.

Fisher pitched for the Orioles from 1959 through 1962, going 12-11 with a 3.41 ERA in 1960. That turned out to be his best season in the big leagues.

He may be best known, however, for surrendering significant homers. In 1961, Roger Maris hit his 60th homer against Fisher, which tied Babe Ruth's record for the most homers in a season. Maris finished the season with a record 61 homers. In 1960, Ted Williams hit a homer off Fisher in his final major league at-bat at Fenway Park. Fisher also surrendered the first homer in Shea Stadium to Pittsburgh's Willie Stargell in 1964.

Fisher pitched for the Orioles, Giants, Mets, White Sox and Reds in a big league career that lasted from 1959 through 1969. He finished his career at 86-139 with a 4.06 ERA.

Penney has pitched for York from 2012 through 2015, compiling a record of 14-11 with 14 saves and a 3.13 ERA.

Previously announced guests for Sports Night include former Penn State assistant football coach Jay Paterno and Hall of Famers Bob Lilly (football), Tony Perez (baseball) and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (boxing).

Tickets: Tickets for the Sports Night celebrity reception and silent auction, set for 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, are $80 in advance and $100 at the door.

There will be a celebrity dinner from 4:45 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., followed by public celebrity autograph session from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets for the autograph session are $40, and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be a limited amount of tickets sold.

To buy tickets, visit http://www.yorksportsnight.com/.