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Mason becomes winningest manager in York Revolution history

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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.  (more…)


Alumni Update: Five former Revs become minor league free agents

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Major League Baseball grants free agency to all players with expiring contracts five days after the conclusion of the World Series, granted that player hasn’t re-signed with their organization.  In the case of players who had their contracts purchased from an Atlantic League team, their release is automatic following the World Series.  That’s just a point of procedure, and not necessarily a comment on how that player performed.  Five former Revolution players, and several other Atlantic League alums are now in one of those two categories:

OF Shannon Wilkerson (’15, Twins):  Upon joining Double-A Chattanooga from York on July 9, Wilkerson made an immediate impact with his new club with a hot start, not unlike his first days with the Revolution in late May.  He ended up being a fixture in Chattanooga’s lineup as  leadoff hitter, and helped them to the Southern League Championship.  Wilkerson’s .292/1 HR/22 RBI showing in 49 games with Chattanooga in his age 26 season should go a long way in Minnesota’s considerations to re-sign him.  If not, it won’t be long before he finds work elsewhere.  If he were available to the Revolution either before or following spring training, he almost certainly would be signed by Manager Mark Mason.

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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:

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Andres Perez named 2015 Revolution MVP: Celebrates by going 4-for-5 with a 3-run homer and 6 RBI

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Prior to the game on September 19, York Revolution infielder Andres Perez was presented with the organization’s Most Valuable Player award for the 2015 season, by Team President Eric Menzer and Manager Mark Mason.  All Perez did to celebrate the occasion was go 4-for-5 with a two-run double and a three-run homer, and his six total RBI helped the Revs beat Somerset 11-6 in the penultimate game of the season.  The Saturday night crowd at Santander Stadium was a season-high 6,291.

In his third season as a Rev, Perez has re-written a good portion of the York record book. On July 19 at Lancaster, he became the Revolution all-time hit leader with his 384th in franchise history, and sits at 465 career hits with York after September 19.  That’s now 82 more hits than the man Perez passed, James Shanks (383).

Perez is also the career-Revolution leader in doubles (105), extra-base hits (163), total bases (738), games played (395) and at-bats (1556). His 248 RBI in a Revs uniform makes him the all-time franchise leader in that category as well.  (The night Perez became the franchise RBI leader August 14 at Bridgeport, he also drove in six runs, in a 3-for-6 effort, also with a double and a homer in a 13-5 win.)  Perez is currently second on the Revolution career home run list; his 16 this season makes for a total of 52, seven shy of Chris Nowak’s 59.

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Andres Perez goes 12-for-17 in four-game sweep of Blue Crabs

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Prior to the game on August 7, Andres Perez was presented with a commemorative bat by Revolution President Eric Menzer and Manager Mark Mason, for becoming the all-time franchise hits leader and the first Rev to reach the 400-hit plateau.

Already having taken over the top spot on the Revolution all-time hits list July 19, and the all-time total bases tally a day later, Andres Perez truly kicked his summer into high-gear August 5-8 in a four-game home sweep of Southern Maryland.

The sweep saw York pound out a season-high 18 hits twice, (11-18-17-18), outscoring SOMD 39-13 while piling up 64 hits (seven homers).  The sweep also extended York’s home winning streak to nine consecutive games, the second longest in franchise history.  The only 10-game Revolution home win streak to date came between August 19 and September 1 in the 2011 championship season.

The 39 runs in a four-game series is the third-highest total for the Revs in such a series in their history, and the most since 2010 when they scored 42 runs in four games at home against Camden in July, and 52 in four against Lancaster later that season in September.

As impressive as the team accolades were however, the straw that stirred the drink to get the York offense going was Perez, who began the Southern Maryland series 7 for his first 8 and 10 for his first 12 at the plate. He doubled in all four games and drove in at least one run in all four:

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Shawn Hill leaves Revolution

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Revolution starting pitcher Shawn Hill has departed but is still planning to play somewhere. The news came down the day after his final start for York, a 6-5 loss at Camden on August 1.  Hill helped the Canadian Senior National Team to their second gold medal in as many Pan-Am Games with a six-inning shutout of Cuba last month, and pauses his season despite winning two of his three starts for the Revs after re-joining the club from Team Canada.  Hill allowed just an earned run in each, a five-inning performance in a 5-1 win at Long Island on July 21, and a six-inning effort in a 5-3 home win against Camden on July 26.  Hill turned 34 in April, and said he does not plan to retire yet.

Although Hill departs York for the second time in his career having appeared in just 24 total games for the Revolution (22 starts), he’s made his mark as one of the more important players in Revs history:

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Johan Limonta released by Revolution

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The York Revolution has announced the release of outfielder/first baseman Johan Limonta, who played in parts of four seasons with the Revs.  He was batting just .209 in 43 games this season for York, with four home runs and 11 RBI.

Unfortunately, it’s the second time this season one of the most accomplished and popular players in Revolution history was released.  It’s yet another demonstration however that Manager Mark Mason is serious about re-tooling his roster to make a run at a second half division title, as one of the worst halves in Revolution history comes to a close.  The clubhouse is certainly getting younger as some respected veterans have been involved in some tough decisions of late.  As was the case with Corey Thurman’s release, it’s strictly based on numbers, as like Thurman, Limonta was certainly beloved by fans and respected greatly by his teammates.

It’s surprising when you look back on it, but Limonta never played a full season with York, despite donning a Revs uniform in every season since 2012.  He joined the Revolution for the final 39 games and playoffs that season after beginning the year at Triple-A Tacoma in the Mariners system and after a stint with Mexico City in the Mexican League.  In 2013 Limonta began the season in York, staying just 16 games before his contract was purchased by the Padres, where he finished the season playing in 73 games for Double-A San Antonio.  Coincidentally, Limonta hit the first Revolution home run in 2013, and the last homer of San Antonio’s season, a grand slam which wound up as the winning hit in Game 5 of the Texas League Championship Series, delivering San Antonio the title.

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Revolution release Corey Thurman

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This is the official press release from the Revolution regarding the transaction:

With Atlantic League rosters needing to be reduced to 25 active players on June 1, the York Revolution has released starting pitcher Corey Thurman. The transaction concludes the tenure of easily the most decorated player in franchise history. Thurman has 66 Atlantic League wins, all with the Revolution, placing him second on the league’s all-time win list.

Thurman, 36, first came to York for the 2008 season. Going 11-9 that year, he posted his first of four double-digit win seasons with the Revs. Thurman’s best two-season run came in 2011 and 2012, when he went a combined 27-6 those years, with a 3.58 ERA. Thurman was 66-50 career with York.

“Every decision we make with regards to our roster is a difficult one,” said Revolution Field Manager Mark Mason. “This decision was obviously the toughest, knowing how important Thurm is to our fans, our area, and to the history of this franchise. He’s a great competitor and has been a tremendous pitcher in in the Atlantic League,” Mason continued.

“Throughout my tenure here as pitching coach and manager, his contributions as a pitcher were obvious. The real intangibles; his work with young baseball players in York County, the joy he gave fans, and the way he motivated and cared about his teammates is what we’ll miss about him most,” said Mason.

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Revolution suffer first 4-game sweep at home in franchise history, historical struggles vs. SOMD continue

When it comes to the ebb and flow of a long baseball season, this might be the most ebby and flowy first 17 games the Revolution have had in their history.  Just days after completing the first ever road sweep of Lancaster, a 5-1 loss to Southern Maryland on May 11 marked the first time York has been swept at home in a four-game series in their nine seasons. It’s pretty remarkable it took this long, not that that would come as any consolation at the moment. It is a familiar feeling of despair with the Blue Crabs involved however; despite the names changing over the years, facing that club has usually not yielded positive results for the Revolution.

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Alumni Update: Revolution coaching tree

Clearly the tutelage of the three managers in Revolution history (Chris Hoiles, Andy Etchebarren and Mark Mason) has rubbed off on several former York players.  11 former Revs, spanning all three managerial eras currently hold professional or Division I college coaching positions. One is already a minor league manager just an off-season removed from playing, while another is working in the Majors.  Three Rev alums are currently coaching in the Class A Midwest League.

1B Chad Tracy (2013-2014):  After retiring as a player following a 2014 season in which he led the Atlantic League in RBI with 97, Tracy was immediately hired by the Angels to manage their Class A affiliate in the Midwest League, the Burlington (IA) Bees.  Tracy has his new club off to a good start; as of April 29 Burlington had a record of 12-7, and was just a game out of first in their division.  Managing runs in the Tracy family and Chad essentially grew up in a Major League clubhouse; his father Jim managed the Dodgers, Pirates and Rockies between 2001 and 2012.

LHP Alain Quijano (2014):  Quijano joined Tracy in moving right from the Revolution roster to a coaching position.  This season he’ll be the pitching coach for the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association; their regular season begins on May 21.  It should be a seamless transition for Quijano; he pitched for the RailCats in 2013 before his lone season as a Rev.  He also played in Gary in 2011.

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Revolution settle on opening day roster and rotation

The York Revolution’s opening day roster is set after an injury, releases and third baseman Travis Garcia departing to a team in the Mexican League.

Atlantic League rules dictate teams may carry 27 active players until June 1, when rosters must be cut down to 25 for the remainder of the season.  That usually figures itself out through signings by MLB organizations, injuries and so on.

While 27 players are still in town, York will actually start with 26 active, with left-handed reliever Edward Paredes beginning on the inactive list with elbow tendinitis.  The Revolution began camp with 31 players, when the following transactions took place:

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Stephen Penney returning to Revolution, camp roster grows to 30

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“Big Pen” is returning to the Revolution pen for a fourth season. He’s appeared in the most games as a reliever in franchise history.

The York Revolution have announced three last additions to the 2015 preseason roster, highlighted by the return of reliever Stephen Penney.  Second-year catcher Steve Sulcoski also returns to York, while the team adds speedy outfielder Desmond Henry.  The signings were first announced by Revs manager and 2014 Atlantic League Manager of the Year Mark Mason yesterday exclusively on the final preseason episode of “Revs Hot Stove Weekly” on SportsRadio 1350 WOYK-AM.

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Pitchers Hill & DeMark return to York, catcher De La Cruz added

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Whoa, Canada: In 2012 Shawn Hill went from York to Toronto in the same season after posting a Revs-record 27.2-inning scoreless streak, and became the first Rev alum to earn a winning decision in a Major League game when he bested Andy Pettitte and the Yankees on September 29 in Toronto. He is one of four native Canadians to play for both the Blue Jays and Expos, joining Matt Stairs, Rob Ducey and Denis Boucher.

The York Revolution have announced three more additions to the 2015 preseason roster, as starting pitcher Shawn Hill and reliever Mike DeMark have both signed to return, along with catcher Luis De La Cruz.  The signings were first announced by Revs manager and 2014 Atlantic League Manager of the Year Mark Mason this afternoon exclusively on “Revs Hot Stove Weekly” on SportsRadio 1350 WOYK-AM.

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Rommie Returns, OF Boggs added, preseason roster now at 24

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It’s always a great day when we have the opportunity to post this headshot. Rommie Lewis is back!

The York Revolution have announced the return of all-time franchise saves leader Rommie Lewis, as well as the addition of veteran big league outfielder Brandon Boggs as the latest two signings to the 2015 preseason roster.  The transactions were first announced by Revs manager and 2014 Atlantic League Manager of the Year Mark Mason this afternoon exclusively on “Revs Hot Stove Weekly” on SportsRadio 1350 WOYK-AM.

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Pitchers McClendon & Durham, shortstop Valdez returning to York

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The York Revolution have announced the return of three more key members of the roster, agreeing to terms with starting pitcher Mike McClendon, reliever Ian Durham, and shortstop Wilson Valdez on 2015 player contracts.  The signings were first announced by Revs manager and 2014 Atlantic League Manager of the Year Mark Mason this afternoon exclusively on “Revs Hot Stove Weekly” on SportsRadio 1350 WOYK-AM.

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Episode 6: Revs Hot Stove Weekly

You can now listen to the latest episode of Revs Hot Stove Weekly in its entirety right here:

If you missed the show live, Darrell Henry and Revolution Manager Mark Mason recapped the three latest official signings to the 2015 roster:  2B/OF Eric Patterson, RHP Kyle Heckathorn and OF Nic Jackson.  The hour includes interviews with all three players

Revs Hot Stove Weekly will air every Friday at 4 p.m. on Sports Radio 1350 WOYK until the team is fully-formed in April.  It’s the only place to hear the latest additions to the 2015 roster first, as they are announced exclusively on the show.  Fans can also listen online at WOYK1350.com, or by downloading the WOYK app.


League triples champ Patterson returning to York, RHP Heckathorn & OF Jackson added

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The York Revolution have announced three more player signings to the 2015 preseason roster, re-upping Atlantic League All-Star and Major League veteran Eric Patterson, while adding right-hander Kyle Heckathorn and outfielder Nic Jackson. The signings were first announced by Revs manager and 2014 Atlantic League Manager of the Year Mark Mason this afternoon exclusively on “Revs Hot Stove Weekly” on SportsRadio 1350 WOYK-AM.

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Episode 5: Revs Hot Stove Weekly

You can now listen to the latest episode of Revs Hot Stove Weekly in its entirety right here:

If you missed the show live, Darrell Henry and Revolution Manager Mark Mason recapped the three latest official signings to the 2015 roster:  C Alberto Espinosa, LHP Joe Harris and LHP Shawn Teufel.  The hour includes an interview with Harris live in Studio.

Revs Hot Stove Weekly will air every Friday at 4 p.m. on Sports Radio 1350 WOYK until the team is fully-formed in April.  It’s the only place to hear the latest additions to the 2015 roster first, as they are announced exclusively on the show.  Fans can also listen online at WOYK1350.com, or by downloading the WOYK app.


Espinosa, Harris & newcomer Teufel bring Revolution preseason roster to 16

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The York Revolution have finalized three more player signings to the 2015 preseason roster, as catcher Alberto Espinosa and lefty reliever Joe Harris return to the squad, while adding fellow southpaw Shawn Teufel to the bullpen. The signings were first announced by Revs manager Mark Mason this afternoon exclusively on “Revs Hot Stove Weekly” on SportsRadio 1350 WOYK-AM.

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Episode 4: Revs Hot Stove Weekly

You can now listen to the latest episode of Revs Hot Stove Weekly in its entirety right here:

If you missed the show live, Darrell Henry and Revolution Manager Mark Mason recapped the three latest official signings to the 2015 roster:  OF/1B Johan Limonta, RHP Anthony Lerew and RHP Josh Judy.  The hour includes interviews with all three players.

Revs Hot Stove Weekly will air every Friday at 4 p.m. on Sports Radio 1350 WOYK until the team is fully-formed in April.  It’s the only place to hear the latest additions to the 2015 roster first, as they are announced exclusively on the show.  Fans can also listen online at WOYK1350.com, or by downloading the WOYK app.


Limonta returning to Revs, York County native Lerew is back, Judy added

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The York Revolution 2015 preseason roster continues to take shape, with three more player signings made official today. Outfielder / first baseman Johan Limonta, right-handed starter Anthony Lerew, and righty reliever Josh Judy are all set to return to York for the upcoming season as the latest three to re-sign with the club. The signings were first announced by Revs manager Mark Mason this afternoon exclusively on “Revs Hot Stove Weekly” on SportsRadio 1350 WOYK-AM.

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Episode 3: Revs Hot Stove Weekly

You can now listen to the latest episode of Revs Hot Stove Weekly in its entirety right here:

If you missed the show, Darrell Henry and Revolution Manager Mark Mason recapped the three latest official signings to the 2015 roster:  3B Travis Garcia, RHP Matt Neil and LHP Edward Paredes.

Revs Hot Stove Weekly will air every Friday at 4 p.m. on Sports Radio 1350 WOYK until the team is fully-formed in April.  It’s the only place to hear the latest additions to the 2015 roster first, as they are announced exclusively on the show.  Fans can also listen online at WOYK1350.com, or by downloading the WOYK app.


Garcia, Neil & Paredes the latest to be #AllAboard for 2015

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The York Revolution 2015 preseason roster continues to take shape, with three more player signings made official today. Infielder Travis Garcia, right-handed starter Matt Neil, and lefty reliever Edward Paredes are all set to return to York for the upcoming season as the latest three to re-sign with the club. The signings were first announced by Revs manager Mark Mason this afternoon exclusively on “Revs Hot Stove Weekly” on SportsRadio 1350 WOYK-AM.

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Episode 2: Revs Hot Stove Weekly

You can now listen to the latest episode of Revs Hot Stove Weekly in its entirety right here:

If you missed the show live, Darrell Henry and Revolution Manager Mark Mason recapped the three latest official signings to the 2015 roster:  LHP Logan Williamson, 2B Andres Perez and RHP Beau Vaughan.  The hour includes interviews with all three players.

Revs Hot Stove Weekly will air every Friday at 4 p.m. on Sports Radio 1350 WOYK until the team is fully-formed in April.  It’s the only place to hear the latest additions to the 2015 roster first, as they are announced exclusively on the show.  Fans can also listen online at WOYK1350.com, or by downloading the WOYK app.