Monthly Archives: October 2010

Stark returning to York

ESPN senior baseball writer Jayson Stark (pictured above with Revolution play-by-play radio announcer Darrell Henry) will return to York for a reception following the airing of the movie “Holy Land Hardball” — a movie detailing the attempts to introduce professional … Continue reading

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Etch: Osborn ready to manage

York manager Andy Etchebarren expects Patrick Osborn, 29, to make a great manager. Etch knew Osborn from working as Southern Maryland’s bench coach when Osborn played the infield for the Blue Crabs. Osborn always asked questions, even when Etch didn’t … Continue reading

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Looking back and looking ahead

York manager Andy Etchebarren seemed in high spirits Tuesday night during a phone interview. Two weeks since undergoing back surgery, the former big league catcher can walk without pain. And the pain in his leg has subsided. Recuperating with his … Continue reading

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Lancaster’s new era

Butch Hobson will become the fifth manager in Lancaster Barnstormers history in 2011. Here’s a look back at the franchise’s four previous managers. Lancaster Barnstormers (2005-2010) Tom Herr*, 2009-2010 (225-235 overall) Von Hayes*, 2008-partial 2009 (103-122) Rick Wise, partial 2007 … Continue reading

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Hobson takes charge in Lancaster; Osborn in So. Md.

The Lancaster Barnstormers cut ties with Tom Herr, the former major league All-Star and Lancaster native who led the Barnstormers to their only league championship in 2006. To replace Herr, team ownership –Opening Day Partners — announced former big league … Continue reading

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Lancaster, So. Maryland set for announcements

So this morning the Lancaster Barnstormers and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced they will hold separate press conferences Tuesday regarding their on-field personnel. The Barnstormers remain the best draw of Opening Day Partners three teams, but the team has not … Continue reading

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Looking back: Homers at the Vault

We should have the online graphic detailing every homer hit at Sovereign Bank Stadium updated through the 2010 season in the coming weeks. Until then, here’s a look at some of the leaders and milestone homers hit at Sovereign Bank … Continue reading

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Grimes earns national recognition

York Revolution center fielder Scott Grimes (pictured above right) capped his record-setting season by earning first-team honors on Baseball America’s All-Independent Leagues Team. This year’s team is comprised of players from seven different independent leagues around the country. Grimes, 27, … Continue reading

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Updates on managing records

ATLANTIC LEAGUE MANAGERS All-time victories Sparky Lyle……………910-764 Wayne Krenchicki……..704-687 Butch Hobson………….653-551 Don McCormack……….399-371 Willie Upshaw………….335-233 Dave LaPoint…………..288-240 Tom O’Malley…………..239-246 Tom Herr………………225-235 Jeff Ball………………..220-171 Jose Lind………………200-192 Winning percentage (more than 350 games) Willie Upshaw…..335-233 (.590 pct.) Jeff Ball…………220-171 (.563 pct.) Dave … Continue reading

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Revs season-ending podcast

York Daily Record/Sunday News reporters Steve Navaroli and Jim Seip discuss the turnout by York fans during the Revolution’s league championship run. And we also discuss what players may or may not be back in 2011.

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