Revolution set new franchise single-season stolen base mark
When Justin Greene stole his 17th and 18th bases of the season for York in a 5-2 win at Long Island on July 18, along with the 31st theft by Wilson Valdez, it established a new single-season franchise record for team stolen bases.
The Revolution, league-leaders in that category have seen an athletic transformation this season, completely obliterating the record of 100 steals compiled by the inaugural 2007 club. The three steals by Greene and Valdez put York’s total at 102 for the season…in game 78. Whatever the new record is set at with however many thefts the Revs compile in the final 62 games this season might stand for a nice long time. When Mark Mason said he wanted to get faster and run more this year, I don’t think even he had this mind. In any event, mission accomplished.
Valdez of course has already established the new individual Revolution single-season steals mark, and did that with 69 games to go. But remember that Greene didn’t sign with York until May 23, and is on pace to potentially catch Valdez this season for that record. Nothing like breaking a single-season record and losing it all within the same season.
Next up on records watch: With two triples in York’s 5-4 win at Long Island on July 19, Eric Patterson now has 13 on the season, tying the Atlantic League single-season record with 61 games to go. 13 had been accomplished on two other occasions. With 19 career triples in a York uniform, Patterson is already the franchise all-time leader in that category. Rommie Lewis also picked up his 21st save of the season on July 20, just one short already of the Revolution single-season record. With the five saves Lewis picked up last season, his Revs career mark of 26 is just five shy of the all-time mark of 31.