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Revolution enjoy a monster attendance weekend, complete franchise-record ninth walk-off win

When the Revolution avoided a three-game sweep and salvaged their final home series of the month with a 3-2 win in 14 innings over the Somerset Patriots on August 23, a list of fun milestones were reached:

  • The RBI base hit from James Simmons which tied the game, and the RBI base hit from Jose Constanza which won it in the 14th after trailing 2-1 (watch the video above), gave the Revolution their ninth walk-off victory of 2015.  That is a new franchise high for a single-season, surpassing the total of eight by the 2009 Revs.  Like 2009, where York compiled a franchise-worst overall record of 53-87, the numerous walk-off wins this season have also been a silver lining in an otherwise challenging season.  The Revolution was 47-65 (but 23-19 in the second half) as of August 23, and just 22-34 at home.  However, an eye-popping 41% of their home wins this season as of 8/23 have come in walk-off fashion.  As of 8/23, the Revs are 12-3 in one-run games decided at home this year.
  • Over the weekend, the Revolution drew 15,828 fans to Santander Stadium, a season-high for a three-game series.  (6,268 Friday, 5,781 Saturday, 3,779 Sunday.)  That is over 2,000 fans better than the previous high for a three-gamer this season.  The weekend also came within 800 fans of the best-ever attendance for a three-game home series, when 16,643 fans were turnstiled from September 16-18, 2011 against Southern Maryland.

  • The 14 innings tied the longest game innings-wise in Santander Stadium history, equaling a 7-4 loss to Somerset on May 6, 2013.  Therefore, the game is now the longest win innings-wise at home in franchise history.  The Revolution won the only game they’ve ever played into the 15th inning, a 4-3 win at Long Island on May 31 of this season.  Santander Stadium has still never seen a 15th inning, which is rather stunning in the Revolution’s ninth season of existence.
  • Just five days after setting a new franchise record for a single season by playing in their 12th extra-inning game of the season, a 5-4 win in 11 at Southern Maryland, York extended that mark to 13 on 8/23.  Now 7-6 in extra-inning games this season, the seven victories after the ninth is also a single-season record, extending the record of six achieved August 18 at SOMD

-Paul Braverman & Darrell Henry



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