Baltimore, MD (February 27, 2020) — The 10-time champion Baltimore Blast will induct three new members to its Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 29th.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Marty McGinty, Lee Tschantret and David Bascome. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the 6 p.m. game against the Rochester Lancers.

Baltimore Blast Owner Ed Hale said, “This group is one of the best of our great tradition of Hall of Famers. Each one of them brought something special to our team on and off the field.”

To honor the occasion, current Blast players will be wearing Retro 1983-84 jerseys that will be auctioned off at the end of the night.

Baltimore Blast Vice President of Soccer Operations Gianni Tumminello said, “David and Lee’s contributions to the Blast and the game of indoor soccer are well known and it’s great to see them take their spot in the Blast Hall of Fame. I have a special relationship with Marty McGinty as he taught both of my sons at Archbishop Curley and was their trainer for their respective sports teams. Marty is well loved by Curley and the Blast organization and it’s exciting to see him inducted.”

Prior to this Saturday’s Hall Of Fame night, the Blast will host a special Blast Legends Reunion Game. The game will take place from 4-5 p.m. with more than a dozen notable favorites confirmed to play including, PJ Wakefield, Marty McGinty, Lance Johnson and Mike Lookingland. Doors will open at 3:45.

The Blast will take the field against Rochester at 6:05 p.m.

— Baltimore Blast press release

Photo Credit: Sabina Moran


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