War of the Roses

warofRosesCurrent series

Through Aug. 9

York leads Lancaster, 11 games to 6 in season series
York wins Community Cup for first time since 2010

Aug. 11: York, 6-4
Aug. 10: Lancaster, 7-3(Game 2)
Aug 10: York, 6-1 (Game 1)
Aug. 9: York, 5-4
July 7: Lancaster 5-3 (10)
July 6: York 4-0
July 5: York, 6-5
June 30: York, 7-6
June 29: York, 4-0
June 28: Lancaster, 10-1
May 20: York, 4-3
May 19: Lancaster, 3-1
May 18: York, 5-3
May 17: York, 6-4
May 12: York, 10-2
May 11: Lancaster, 8-2 (7 innings)
May 11: Lancaster, 5-1 (7 innings)

All-time series record (through Aug. 12, 2013): Revolution lead all-time series 70-63; Barnstormers have won five of eight postseason games with each team defeating the other in a postseason series.

Community Cup

With the revival of minor league baseball in York and Lancaster, the Community Cup was awarded to the winner of the War of the Roses series.

2012: Lancaster, 10-10 (Barnstormers retain cup because of series tie)
2011:
Lancaster, 10-8
2010: York, 16-4
2009: Lancaster, 14-6
2008: York, 11-9*
2007: Lancaster, 11-7

* The 2008 series was decided on the last day of the regular season. Had Lancaster won the finale, the series would have been tied 10-10 and Lancaster would have retained the cup. Down by two runs and down to its last strike, York rallied for an 8-7 victory with a four-run ninth inning. Edgard Clemente hit a two-run double, and Matt Padgett hit a two-run homer for the Revs. Lancaster loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, but the Barnstormers stranded the winning run at second and the tying run at third when Keoni De Renne made a diving stop and George Sandel dug the throw to second out of the dirt to end the game.

Years when York and Lancaster played

2007-present
Atlantic League

1958-59
Eastern League

1954-55
Piedmont League

1943-52
Interstate League

1940
Interstate League

1909-12
Tri-State

1906-07
Tri-State

1884
Keystone Association; Eastern League

 Neighboring Rivalry

Years when York and Lancaster finished next to each other in the standings

2013 — First half: Lancaster third, York fourth (separated by a half game).

2012 — First half: Lancaster first, York second (separated by 9 games); Second half: York first, Lancaster second (tied record); Overall: Lancaster first, York second (separated by 9 games). Note: Only two teams in the league with winning records.

2011 — First half: Lancaster first, York second (separated by 1 game); Second half: York first, Lancaster second (separated by 5 ½ games); Overall: York second, Lancaster third (separated by 4 ½ games)

2010 — Overall: York had the fifth-best record in the league, Lancaster sixth (separated by 5 ½ games)

2009 — First half: Lancaster third, York fourth (separated by 9 games); Second half: Lancaster third, York fourth (separated by 5 games)

2008 — First half: York third (tied), Lancaster third (tied)

2007 — First half: Lancaster third, York fourth (separated by 2 ½ games); Second half: York second, Lancaster tied for third (separated by four games); Overall: York third, Lancaster fourth (separated by 1 ½ games)

1959 — York sixth; Lancaster seventh (separated by 2 games)

1955 — Lancaster second; York third (separated by 9½ games)

1952 — York third; Lancaster fourth (separated by 1 game)

1950 — York sixth; Lancaster seventh (separated by 9 games)

1949 — Lancaster fifth; York sixth (separated by 4½ games)

1947 — York fifth; Lancaster sixth (separated by 3 games)

1944 — York third; Lancaster fourth (separated by 3½ games)

1884 — Lancaster first; York second (separated by 5½ games)

Playoff showdowns

2012 — Lancaster swept York 3-0 in first round of the postseason, including an unusual Game 2 in which the teams returned a day later to finish the game because of a torrential downpour. Lancaster advanced to championship series, losing in five games to the Long Island Ducks.

2011 — York defeats Lancaster 3 games to 2 in first round of postseason; York won deciding Game 5 by scoring four runs in top of the 10th inning of 5-4 victory in Lancaster (pictured above), and York advanced and won its second consecutive league championship series

1958 — Lancaster defeats York 3 games to 1 in first round; Lancaster eventually loses in championship series

1955 — Lancaster defeats York 3 games to 1 in first round; Lancaster eventually wins championship series

1943 — Lancaster defeats York 4 games to 3 in Interstate championship series

Bad blood

1906

York White Roses manager George Heckert publicly denounces Lancaster’s team after it changed its name from the Maroons to the Red Roses. The change was viewed as a copycat manuever since York had called itself the White Roses since 1884.

Weird year

1914

Tri-State League’s York White Roses (16-37) moved to Lancaster to become Red Roses on July 8. The White-then-Red Roses finished the season in last place.

CITY VS. CITY BREAKDOWN

YORK
Founded 1741 (incorporated borough 1787)

Named: After York, England
Nickname: White Rose City
Olde time claim to fame: Site of Continental Congress Sept. 30, 1777 to June 27, 1778
City hub: Continental Square

York baseball

Major league affiliations

Washington Senators 1963-67
Boston Red Sox 1962
St. Louis Cardinals 1958-59
Baltimore Orioles 1954-55
St. Louis Browns 1952-53
Pittsburgh Pirates 1943-50, 68-69
Boston Braves 1940
Brooklyn Dodgers 1933

League championships

2011 — Atlantic League (second-half Freedom Division champs; won postseason title)
2010 — Atlantic League (first-half Freedom Division champs; won postseason title)
1969 — Eastern League (regular season champs; playoffs cancelled)
1925 — New York-Pennsylvania League (tied for regular season title; won best-of-five series championship)
1906 — Independent Tri-State League (regular season champs, no playoffs)
1904 — Independent Tri-State League (regular season champs, no playoffs)

Team-less streak

Longest stretch without a baseball team

1970-2006

LANCASTER
Founded 1709 (incorporated borough 1742)

Named: After Lancashire, England
Nickname: Red Rose City
Olde time claim to fame: Site of Continental Congress Sept. 27, 1777
City hub: Penn Square

Lancaster baseball
Major league affiliations

St. Louis Cardinals 1961
Chicago Cubs 1959-60
Detroit Tigers 1958
Kansas City A’s 1955
Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-52
Philadelphia A’s 1944-46, 1954

League championships

2006 — Atlantic League (first- and second-half championships; postseason champs)
1958 — Eastern League (regular season champs; lost in postseason championship)
1955 — Piedmont League (second in regular season; postseason champs)
1945 — Interstate League (regular season champs; postseason champs)
1944 — Interstate League (fourth in regular season; postseason champs)
1943 — Interstate League (regular season champs; postseason champs)
1909 — Tri-State League (regular season champs)
1897 — Atlantic League (regular season champs)
1884 — Keystone Association* (regular season champs)
* — League disbanded when league-leading Lancaster left June 7.

Team-less streak

Longest stretch without a baseball team

1962-2004

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