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Chad Tracy finishes tops in Atlantic League RBI

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Although he fell three RBI short of the third 100-RBI season in York Revolution history (107 by Chris Nowak in 2012 and 105 by Jason Aspito in 2008), first baseman Chad Tracy finished with the most runs driven in the Atlantic League this season.

Tracy’s 97 RBI were two better than Long Island outfielder Lew Ford, the former Twin and Oriole.  His 23 home runs helped him get there, a mark good for second in the league behind the 26 of Lancaster outfielder Cole Garner.  Tracy becomes the second Rev to lead the Atlantic League in RBI in the franchise’s eight-season history, joining Nowak.  His 23 home runs tie the fourth-best showing in franchise history, joining Andres Perez’s 23 in 2012.  Nowak hit 34 in 2012, 25 in 2011 and Aspito hit 24 in 2008.

While 97 RBI stands as the third-best single-season mark in Revolution history, it’s also only the third highest season total for Tracy as a professional.  He drove in 107 for Double-A Frisco in the Texas Rangers organization in 2009, before driving in a career-high 109 for Triple-A Round Rock in 2011, also with the Rangers.  In each of those seasons he smacked 26 homers, a career-high.

Tracy did his damage over 133 games this season, sitting just seven.  That continues a trend of durability for the nine-season pro.  2014 is the sixth year Tracy has played in at least 130 games of a 140 to 144 game season, depending on the league.  He played a career-high 136 games for Frisco in 2009.

-Paul Braverman

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