Thank you fans for a great 2015 season!
The video above is just a small token of our appreciation for what was a wonderful ninth season in Downtown York. You may have heard rumblings by now, but big things are in store for next season when we’ll celebrate our 10th anniversary. (CLICK HERE to vote for the 10th Anniversary team.) As usual, Revolution fans were the truth during the 2015 season, and right through the final series against Somerset. The second to last game of the season September 19 drew a season-high 6,291 fans to Santander Stadium (11-6 win), and a day later the season ended with the third-largest crowd of 2015, when the Little League National Champions from Red Land were in the house in front of 6,053 (7-3 win).
It says a lot about the fans when two of your three 6,000-plus crowds for the season are on the final two days when the team is out of the playoff race, but our most fervent fans know better than anyone the second half Revs were a much different club than the first half this season:
- After posting a 24-46 record in the first half, the Revolution owned the best second half record in the Atlantic League, and 40-29 was good for the fourth-best half of the 18 the club has played in nine seasons.
- Andres Perez slashed .291/16 HR/92 RBI to win the club triple crown, and is the third player in franchise history to do so. He joins distinguished sluggers Nate Espy (.316/22 HR/90 RBI in 2007) and Chris Nowak (.325/25 HR/66 RBI in 2011) to lead the Revs in average, homers and RBI in a single season.
- Perez also led the Atlantic League in RBI; his 92 led the ALPB by nine over Sugar Land’s Chris Wallace. It’s the second consecutive season and the third in four that a Rev led the league in RBI, as Perez joined Nowak (107, 2012) and Chad Tracy (97, 2014). It makes official what we knew a couple posts ago, when Perez was named the Revolution’s 2015 Most Valuable Player, and celebrated in style. Perez finished fifth in the league in batting and fourth in homers, to go with the RBI crown.
- There are pitching accolades to recognize as well: LHP Rommie Lewis finished third in the Atlantic League in wins (10), and fourth in strikeouts (116). RHP Matt Neil finished sixth in strikeouts (109).
If you’ve been following the blog here for the past four years, you might be interested to know this is our 600th post! It all started with a dream and a bunch of winter ball stats we didn’t know what to do with, and so here we are. Thanks for reading!
Best of luck to Southern Maryland, Somerset, Lancaster and Long Island in the playoffs. If Lancaster wins it all, it would be the fourth consecutive time an Atlantic League Champion repeats, following Somerset (2008-2009), York (2010-2011), and Long Island (2012-2013).