In 1994, the Chicago Cubs signed a 5 year PDC with Williamsport. The Cubs produced Eric Hinske (20 2B, 9 HR, .298) and in 1995, Kerry Wood pitched two games here. 1999 brought another old friend to town... the Pittsburgh Pirates. A very welcome 7 year PDC was signed with Bowman Field and the new Williamsport Crosscutters were in business. A Crosscutter, is what the locals used to call their lumberjacks. "Crosscutting" had historically been a staple of the Pennsylvania job market. Usually the "crosscutting had been done by odd little stocky men with strange moustache's"