Mason becomes winningest manager in York Revolution history
With Friday’s thrilling 6-4 come-from-behind win over the Bridgeport Bluefish, Mark Mason became the winningest manager in the history of the York Revolution. The win was his 238th all-time at the helm, surpassing his predecessor Andy Etchebarren who won 237 games during his tenure. Mason was recognized during pregame festivities prior to Saturday night’s home game.
Fittingly, Mason’s never-say-die 2016 Revs secured his 238th win and 31st victory this season in their typical fashion: coming from behind. The win marked the Revs’ 17th comeback victory of the year and featured an exhilarating seventh-inning rally, scoring six times in one quick outburst.
Mason spoke about the wins record during Saturday night’s “Broadway Transmission Manager’s Report” on the WOYK Revs Pregame Show.
“Obviously I’m proud and I’m honored to be able to have that record,” commented Mason. “This is a wonderful organization and this is my seventh year here. Obviously we’ve had some really good players that have come through here, and the fans have been great to me since I’ve been here. I’m just happy that we’ve had the success that we’ve had and that I was just a part of that.”
Mason first joined the Revolution coaching staff as pitching coach in 2010, and along with third base coach Enohel Polanco, are both in their record seventh season on the club’s staff. Mason took over as manager prior to the 2013 season and is in his fourth year as manager of the club. He was named Atlantic League Manager of the Year on the heels of the Revs’ playoff run in 2014. This year’s club enters play on Monday night with a two-game lead for first place in the Freedom Division with 14 to play in the first half.
(photo by Mo Moschella)