Monthly Archives: February 2012

League updates

* Bill Shipley, the CEO of Shipley Energy, joined York Revolution’s ownership group, becoming the vice-chairman of the Revs. * York outfielder James Shanks (pictured above) will return to York in 2012 for his third season with the Revs. * … Continue reading

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Johnson expected to sign with O’s

The Baltimore Orioles are expected to sign former Revs catcher Josh Johnson, according to MASN. Former Revs manager Chris Hoiles recommended him to the O’s. Hoiles is working as a spring training instructor for the O’s. Johnson (pictured at right) … Continue reading

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One fan will win a championship ring

The York Revolution couldn’t award championship rings for everyone in York County, but they wanted one fan to experience the joy of taking home a permanent memento of the 2011 championship season. The Revs will award one fan a real … Continue reading

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Revs will unveil new look in 2012

One of five teams in the Atlantic League with a red, white and blue color scheme, the Revs will incorporate a new look in 2012. The Revs have signed a one-year apparel deal with New Balance, and Revs vice president … Continue reading

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Gary Carter (1954-2012)

Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter died Thursday at age 57. Carter (pictured above with York manager Andy Etchebarren at Sovereign Bank Stadium) managed the Long Island Ducks in 2009. He was the first and only Hall of Famer to … Continue reading

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Revs announce giveaways

Green Bay fullback John Kuhn (pictured above) will be honored with a bobblehead giveaway by the Revs before a July 3 game against Somerset Patriots, one of several giveaways announced today. Kuhn played and graduated for Dover High School, located … Continue reading

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Unfinished business in Houston?

Even before a site for the stadium was selected, the Atlantic League’s vision for an expansion club in Texas was not viewed as a one-and-done deal. The team’s ownership group, Opening Day Partners, and league founder/CEO Frank Boulton agreed that … Continue reading

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Looking back at five-year trends

The whole foundation of the Atlantic League has been built around one idea: There are more qualified players than open roster spots in major league organizations. That’s why the Atlantic League can offer lower salaries (a league guideline is to … Continue reading

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The last five years of player movement

I’ve updated and posted the last five years of Atlantic League player signings by MLB organizations. You can find the year-by-year lists under the “Atlantic League history” subject header (pictured above) on the blog’s menu bar. The files should remain … Continue reading

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Reason behind Botts’ departure

After Sugar Land signed outfielder Jason Botts earlier this month, the Atlantic League updated its transactions page to note that his rights had been traded from York to Sugar Land. Since then I’ve been able to talk to some members … Continue reading

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