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PARK POLICIES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

FOUL BALLS

Fans of legal drinking age with a valid form of identification are invited to consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible, non-disruptive manner. All fans wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage will be ID’d.

Fans are reminded to stay alert at all times, as bats and balls may enter the stands. You are welcome to keep any ball thrown or hit into the stands. Fans may not, under any circumstances, interfere with a ball that is in play by leaning over the box seating railing or outfield wall. Violators will be subject to ejection from the park.

BAG INSPECTION Fans are permitted to carry their belongings to the game in bags or backpacks. These are subject to inspection upon entry to the park. Please DO NOT bring weapons of any kind into PeoplesBank Park.

CAMERAS Fans are invited to use cameras and video recorders inside PeoplesBank Park. Photography and videography of the park, the players, or the experience may not be used for commercial sale.

CHILD TICKET POLICY Children under the age of three are not required to purchase a ticket if they plan to sit on an adult’s lap. However, they still require a free ticket, which can be picked up at the Shipley Energy Ticket Office.

CONCESSIONS PeoplesBank Park features many local York County and ballpark favorites that will make your mouth water the second you step through the gate! No outside food or beverage may be brought into PeoplesBank Park. One sealed retail bottle of water is permitted per person.

EXIT & RE-ENTRY Once inside PeoplesBank Park, fans may exit through any of the four gates. Fans wishing to re-enter the park must have a valid hand-stamp and ticket to re-enter. Re-entry is only permitted through the centerfield gate or the main gate.

GATES OPEN PeoplesBank Park gates will open one hour before the scheduled game time, unless otherwise noted.

FAN SERVICES CENTER The Fan Services Center is located on the concourse behind home plate. Stop by the Fan Services Center should you have questions, need to check the lost and found, or page a fan while you’re at PeoplesBank Park. The Fan Services Center is also where you can sign up for all drawings, contests, and park announcements.

INCLEMENT WEATHER/RAIN OUT POLICY In the event of rain, a game is considered rained out if 5 (4 1/2 if the Revolution have the lead) innings are not played. Should this occur, a ticket may be exchanged at the Shipley Energy Ticket Office for any remaining regular season home game, based on availability, for tickets of equal or lesser value. No refunds will be issued.

LAWN CHAIRS & BLANKETS Fans may bring lawn chairs and blankets into the ballpark to enjoy the game in the Appell Lawn seating area.

NON-PARK FOOD & BEVERAGE No outside food may be brought into PeoplesBank Park. One sealed retail bottle of water is permitted per person.

FAN CONDUCT

PUBLIC ADDRESS & VIDEO BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

The York Revolution strives to provide a family-friendly atmosphere. Obscene or offensive signs, clothing, language, or gestures will not be tolerated, and we ask that all fans refrain from this behavior. Fans failing to comply with these policies may be asked to leave PeoplesBank Park.

All public address and video board announcements must be submitted prior to the first pitch of the game you are attending. You may do so at the Fan Services Center. All fans making requests will be asked to make a $10 cash-only donation to benefit Community Progress Council.

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RESTROOMS

TICKET EXCHANGE POLICY

Restrooms are located in the following areas: in the centerfield All-American Grill building, behind Section 23 on the third base concourse, behind Section 5 on the first base concourse, adjacent to the First Capital Federal Credit Union Team Store, and across from the Keystone Skybox Suite on the skybox level. All bathrooms are handicap accessible and equipped with baby-changing stations.

Ticket holders may exchange expired tickets for regular season home game tickets for the Appell Lawn seating area. All other exchanges must be done at least 24 hours prior to the original game date at the Shipley Energy Ticket Office for any regular season game for comparable seating or by calling 717-801HITS. All exchanges are based on availability.

WEAPONS

SMOKING In consideration of the health and comfort of others, smoking is not permitted inside PeoplesBank Park. Fans are invited to smoke in designated Smoker’s Outlet smoking areas, which are located outside the center field gate or in the Brooks Robinson Plaza. Fans leaving the ballpark will receive a hand-stamp that will enable them to re-enter the park. Vaping and e-cigarettes of any kind are not permitted inside the park.

SPECIAL NEEDS ACCESSIBILITY PeoplesBank Park is completely handicap accessible and meets all ADA requirements. Handicap accessible parking is available in the Brooks Robinson Plaza Lot and the Somerville Lot. Accessible seating is available at all price levels.

Please refrain from bringing weapons of any kind into PeoplesBank Park.

WELLSPAN HEALTH NURSING MOTHERS STATION The WellSpan Health Nursing Mothers Station is located by the Main Gate in the Press Box Room. Visit the Fan Services Center for access.

WELLSPAN HEALTH FIRST AID The WellSpan Health First Aid Station is located on the concourse behind Section 9 on the first base side. Please report all injuries, accidents or any illnesses requiring assistance at this location, and do not leave the ballpark without reporting injuries.

SHIPLEY ENERGY TICKET OFFICE The ticket office is located at the main entrance of PeoplesBank Park on the left side of the building. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On game days, the ticket office is open from 10 a.m. until the end of the fifth inning.

If you would like to be relocated to a seat behind the protective netting, please see an usher, who can reseat you.

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PARK AND TICKET INFO • Park Owners: York County Industrial Development Authority • Groundbreaking: September 29, 2006

• Heritage Boxes: 12 Heritage Boxes behind home plate with eight seats each, includes in-seat food and beverage service • Luxury Suites: Four luxury suites are available for rent on the Skybox Level, ranging from 20 to 150 in total capacity

• First game played: June 15, 2007 • Total number of seating sections: 26

• 1741 Club presented by UPMC: Stylish décor and enhanced menu options in a space for up to 150 people

• Appell Lawn seating capacity: 1,600 • Seating bowl capacity: 4,167 • Total park capacity: 7,312 • The Arch Nemesis: The tallest wall in pro baseball, it stands 37 feet and 8 inches tall in left field • Manually operated scoreboard: Located on the Arch Nemesis • Bullpen Balcony/Home Run Patio: Group hospitality areas located by the right field wall with up to a 400-person seating capacity and arcade games • Birthday Zone: Covered party area in right center field • Skybox Level: 13 skyboxes, each with a 25-person capacity and private restroom • Planet Fitness Diamond Deck: Group hospitality area behind home plate with a 50-person seating capacity

• Concession Stands: Foul Line Fare, on the first base side behind Sections 8-10 and the All-American Grill, located behind center field. • Arch Street Eats: Featuring Macho Nacho, Savory’s Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, and Breakers Brewhouse • Brooks Robinson Plaza: The York Revolution pay tribute to Brooks Robinson, one of the greatest icons in the history of baseball, through the plaza and statue located at the entrance to PeoplesBank Park. Before a 23-season career with the Baltimore Orioles, Robinson began his professional career as a member of the minor league York White Roses in 1955. • PeoplesBank ATM: Conveniently located inside the park’s main gate behind home plate, next to the press box • Dimensions: LF 300’; CF 405’; RF 325’

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS Three ways to order tickets. It’s easy! 1. Online at YorkRevolution.com 2. By phone at 717-801-4487 3. In person at the Shipley Energy Ticket Office located at

PeoplesBank Park 5 Brooks Robinson Way York, PA 17401

Ticket Prices:

Ticket Office Hours: Non-Game Days: Monday–Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Game Days: 10 a.m. to end of 5th inning.

Appell Lawn: Field Box: Dugout Box:

Advance: *$9 *$13 *$15

Game Day: *$11 *$15 *$17

*taxes where applicable

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Official Sign Provider: FastSigns Official Publisher: YGS Group Official Health Care Provider: WellSpan Health Official Fitness Center: YMCA of York County Official Hotel: Wyndham Garden York Team Store: First Capital Federal Credit Union ATM & Official Banking Partner: PeoplesBank 50/50 Raffle: Community Progress Council Team Mascot DownTown: Downtown Inc DownTown’s ATV: Action Motorsports Free Wi-Fi: Splashwire Water Fountains: York Water Company National Anthem Sponsor: AmeriChoice Financial Grand Slam Inning: Shipley Energy - If the Revs hit a grand slam during the designated inning, a selected fan will win $5,000. Sign up at Fan Services for the chance to be selected. Time & Temperature: Klepper’s Grounds Crew: Messick’s Handicap Seating: Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital Waste & Refuse: Penn Waste Kids Eat Free Everyday: PeoplesBank Sunday Funday: Weis Markets Playground: Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

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Self-Serve Concession Kiosks DownTown’s Snack Shack

Beer: Section 8, 15, Breakers Brewhouse, 1st + 3rd Base Concessions, Closer’s Bar Burgers: 1st Base Concessions, Smok’n Hogs, All-American Grill (featuring White Castle sliders)

Chicken Tenders: 1st Base Concessions + Smok’n Hogs Martin’s Chips: 1st + 3rd Base Concessions Desserts: 3rd Base Concessions, Arch Street Eats Fries: 1st Base Concessions, All-American Grill Fruit Cups: 1st Base Concessions Hot Beverages: 1st Base Concessions Hot Dogs: 1st Base Concessions, All-American Grill, Smok’n Hogs Cannonball’s Creamery Ice Cream: Section 19 Kids’ Meals: 1st Base Concessions Nachos: Arch Street Eats (Macho Nacho) Peanuts: 1st Base Concessions Pizza: 3rd Base Concessions (The Pizza Box) Popcorn: DownTown’s Snack Shack Foltz’s Soft Pretzels: 1st Base Concessions Salads: 1st Base Concessions, Home Run Hoagies Sandwiches: 3rd Base Concessions Pepsi Products: 1st + 3rd Base Concessions, All-American Grill Dippin’ Dots: Section 11 Burger Alternatives: 1st Base Concessions Wine and Mixed Drinks: Closer’s Bar

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Lebanon Farmers Market 146 South 8th Street Lebanon, PA 17042

Newberrytown Peddlers Market 700 York Road Dover, PA 17315

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AROUND THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE The mission of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. is to bring a high level of professional baseball and affordable family entertainment to selected communities not being served by Major League teams or affiliates. The Atlantic League began play in 1998 with six franchises: the Atlantic City Surf, Bridgeport Bluefish, Nashua Pride, Newark Bears, Newburgh Black Diamonds, and Somerset Patriots. The league currently has eight teams.

GASTONIA HONEY HUNTERS

HIGH POINT ROCKERS

LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS

JOINED ALPB: 2021

JOINED ALPB: 2019

JOINED ALPB: 2005

MANAGER: Mauro Gozzo

MANAGER: Jamie Keefe

CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2006, 2014

GM: David Martin

GM: Christian Heimall

MANAGER: Ross Peeples

BALLPARK: FUSE Ballpark

BALLPARK: Truist Point

GM: Mike Reynolds

CITY: Gastonia, NC

CITY: High Point, NC

BALLPARK: Clipper Magazine Stadium

WEBSITE: gohoneyhunters.com

WEBSITE: highpointrockers.com

CITY: Lancaster, PA WEBSITE: lancasterbarnstormers.com

LEXINGTON LEGENDS

LONG ISLAND DUCKS

JOINED ALPB: 2021

CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2004, 2012, 2013, 2019

MANAGER: P.J. Phillips

MANAGER: Wally Backman

MANAGER: Stan Cliburn

GM: Jesse Scaglion

GM: Michael Pfaff

GM: Courtney Knichel

BALLPARK: Whitaker Bank Ballpark CITY: Lexington, KY

BALLPARK: Fairfield Properties Ballpark BALLPARK: Regency Furniture Stadium CITY: Waldorf, MD CITY: Central Islip, NY

WEBSITE: lexingtonlegends.com

WEBSITE: liducks.com

JOINED ALPB: 2000

SO. MD BLUE CRABS JOINED ALPB: 2008

WEBSITE: somdbluecrabs.com

WEST VIRGINIA POWER

YORK REVOLUTION

JOINED ALPB: 2021

JOINED ALPB: 2007

MANAGER: Mark Minicozzi

CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2010, 2011, 2017

GM: Chuck Domino

MANAGER: Mark Mason

BALLPARK: Appalachian Power Park

GM: John Gibson

CITY: Charleston, WV

BALLPARK: PeoplesBank Park

WEBSITE: wvpower.com

CITY: York, PA WEBSITE: yorkrevolution.com

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A WELCOME FROM THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL Dear Revs Fans, With a renewed sense of joy, I welcome you to PeoplesBank Park. Never has the world, not to mention our nation’s pastime, been faced with the challenges of this past year. Finally, it’s time to celebrate our great game of baseball, the York Revolution, and the shared communion of happiness we find at the ballpark. This year, we celebrate the 23rd season of Atlantic League baseball. The ALPB and Major League Baseball are again testing prospective rules of the game. Whether it is the automated strike zone, a designated hitter “double hook,” or other rules designed to ensure player safety and stimulate more action on the field, many of today’s test rules will someday be the norm in Major League Baseball, perhaps sooner than we think. Many of the past trials we pioneered are now being used in other levels of professional baseball. Since we last gathered, the Atlantic League has become the first MLB Professional Partner League, an unprecedented recognition. We are immensely proud of that distinction, a tribute to the league’s players, coaches, operators, and communities. The MLB Professional Partner League designation is proof-positive of the Atlantic League’s leadership throughout the sport. As we celebrate the 2021 Championship Season, please take a moment to remember those friends and neighbors who left us since we last congregated. At the same time, let’s acknowledge the heroic efforts of our country’s dedicated health care professionals. Without their efforts, we would not be here today. Thank you for joining the Revs for today’s game. Without you, the Atlantic League would not be the preeminent league in minor league baseball. With gratitude and kind regards,

Rick White President

The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. P.O. Box 5190 Lancaster, PA 17606

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REVOLUTION STAFF

ERIC MENZER President

ROB WILSON President Revolution Hospitality

JOHN GIBSON

NATE TILE

DOUG EPPLER

CINDY BROWN

General Manager/ Vice President of Operations

Vice President of Business Development

Director of Marketing and Communications

Director of Ticketing & Retail Operations

DARRELL HENRY

DAVID DICCE

CHRIS CARBAUGH

BRANDON TESLUK

WOYK GM Play-By-Play

Director of Operations

Director of Grounds & Field Operations

Director of Group & Hospitality Sales

TYLOR TOLL

JEN MARTIN

CODY BANNON

SARAH DAILEY

Director of Client Services

Finance Coordinator

Creative Director

Marketing Manager

TIFFANY LIVERING Executive Chef Revolution Hospitality

AMANDA SHUSKO Concessions Manager Revolution Hospitality

OFFICE ROSTER CHRIS GARRAFFA — WOYK Senior Account Executive MORGAN HAASE — Client Services Assistant RYAN HUTCHISON — Baseball Operations Assistant DEVIN KOLODZIEJ — Account Executive MICHAEL LOPEZ — Premium Services Manager CJ MATTHEW — Account Executive

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REAGAN MCKEON — Ticket Office Assistant KENTON MECKLEY — Ticket and Retail Assistant KATIE MUMMERT — Ticket and Retail Manager AUSTIN SCOTT — Account Executive KENDALL THOMPSON — Marketing Assistant WILL YOUNG — Creative Services Manager

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WELCOME TO From All of Us at PeoplesBank Park, Welcome! PLAY BALL! Those might be the two best words in the English language. And they are definitely the two best words of 2021! Welcome to PeoplesBank Park – the Most Welcoming Place in York. The place where everyone receives a warm greeting and great service. The place where everyone can cheer on moonshot home runs over the Arch Nemesis or a throw to the plate to nab an overly-optimistic runner. The place where everyone can set aside the cares of the day and enjoy time with family and friends. The Most Welcoming Place in York is not a political statement – it is a human being statement – a statement about how we all want to be treated, and the respect and fun we all deserve here in the best community gathering spot in York. Some years when I welcomed you to PeoplesBank Park, I talk about what we have changed. This year I want to focus on what does not.

Eric Menzer

It is true that we’ve added a few ballpark improvements – perhaps President most notably the White Claw Terrace at the top of sections 25 and 26. That’s a great new spot to enjoy my favorite view of our ballpark, with comfortable rail seating and the same great selection at the newly-renamed Breakers Brewhouse. We’ve also added self-ordering and phone-ordering options in concessions. Just visit the 1st base concession stand or download the FanFood app (see the Hungry Fan Map in this playbill for instructions) and you’ll be off and running. Among other things, these systems allow you to receive a text message when your order is ready for pickup, so you can stick with the Revs action while you’re waiting. And finally, we welcome three new teams to the league this year – you can learn more about them elsewhere in this playbill, also. But enough of that new stuff. Let’s get back to the basics. The basics include helping great athletes pursue their professional baseball dreams. There is still nothing better than knowing a former Revs player is making his Major League debut. The basics include fun group events like watching Girl Scouts pitch their tents on the field for a sleepover. The basics definitely include watching kids race around the bases in the WellSpan Fruit Race or a couple of guys test their manhood in the Shipley Energy Bubble Balls. The basics include saluting service members and first responders and celebrating America with fireworks. The basics include the indomitable Diamond Doug getting the crowd fired up for a Revs rally. And the basics always include a warm summer evening with the moon rising over right field, a cold beer in your hand, your partner or best friend in the seat next to you, and a buzz in the air. There is simply nothing better. Welcome back, friends.

And PLAY BALL!

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—Our degree and certificate programs

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—Student clubs and organizations

—Collegiate sports Baseball (M) Basketball (M, W) Golf (M, W) Soccer (M) Volleyball (W)

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COACHING STAFF MARK MASON, Manager Mark Mason enters his eighth season at the helm of the York Revolution in 2021. With 494 victories in addition to the 2017 Atlantic League championship, he is the winningest manager in Revolution history. The longest-tenured manager in club history and longest-tenured active manager in the league, Mason also enters his 11th overall season on the staff in 2021 along with Enohel Polanco as the longest-tenured staff members in club history. The two have been part of 715 combined victories. Mason oversaw an incredible turnaround during the 2019 season that saw the Revs overcome a 13-30 start, going 62-35 from June 10 on to post the league’s second best overall record at 75-65. That included a stretch on which York won 14 of 15 series, going 39-10 from June 10-August 4, and a 27-6 mark from June 25-August 4. York won 41 second half games, their most in a half since 2014 and most in a second half since 2012. The Revs offense blasted a franchise record 167 home runs, the league’s highest total since 2010, while batting a league-best .293 (league’s highest since 2012) with 762 runs scored (100 more than any other team and league’s most since 2011). Mason recruited a club record eight mid-season All-Stars, three post-season All-Stars, and the Atlantic League Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons. It was all part of leading the franchise to its eighth postseason berth and fourth under his guidance. Mason also managed the Freedom Division to victory at the Atlantic League All-Star Game for the second consecutive season, this time in York at PeoplesBank Park. Following a highly successful three-year tenure as the club’s pitching coach, Mason’s promotion to manager was announced on September 4, 2012, as he succeeded Etchebarren in becoming the third field manager in Revs history. As pitching coach, Mason’s staffs amassed a league-best 221-183 record in three seasons, and the Revs were one of only two Atlantic League teams to reach the playoffs each of those three years. Mason has also produced numerous pitchers whose contracts have been purchased by Major League organizations, nine of whom have gone on to pitch in the Majors including four who made their MLB debuts. In addition to his success as pitching coach, Mason has held a leading role in player procurement since his arrival before the 2010 season, as his far-reaching connections and tireless efforts have helped the Revs win three championships and establish a tradition of excellence. In Mason’s first two seasons with York, the Revs became just the second team in Atlantic League history to win back-to-back championships, doing so in 2010 and 2011. The team’s postseason success centered around Mason’s pitching staffs, as the Revs posted a combined 3.10 playoff ERA with a 12-5 record during those championship runs. Since Mason’s arrival in 2010, the Revs have had 29 players signed in-season by Major League organizations, 18 of whom have come from Mason’s pitching staffs. Nine of those pitchers and 10 total players have made it to the Major Leagues.

ENOHEL POLANCO, Bench/Third Base Coach Enohel Polanco returns to the Revs for his 11th season on the staff, joining manager Mark Mason as the longest-tenured members of the baseball staff in franchise history. “Polo” made the transition from player to coach during the 2010 season, initially as the club’s first ever player-coach, holding both an active roster spot as an infielder as well as a spot on the coaching staff. During his time in York, he has played a major role both on the field as the team’s third base coach and behind the scenes in helping the club reach the postseason during seven of his 10 years. The 2010 and 2011 championships marked the first Atlantic League titles of Polanco’s career, before adding a third ring with the Revs in 2017. When the Revs landed Polanco, they acquired a respected veteran whose Atlantic League ties run deep. The 2021 season is his 18th in the league, and the Revs are his sixth Atlantic League team. A native of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Polanco began his professional career in 1995 when he signed with the New York Mets. Primarily a shortstop early on, his 14-year career as a player also took him to the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Florida Marlins, and Colorado Rockies farm systems, reaching the Triple-A level with Cleveland and Florida in 2000. In total, he played for 21 different clubs, including seven during the 2000 season alone. Polanco first signed to play in the Atlantic League in 2001 as a member of the Atlantic City Surf, batting .303 that first season. He has also played in the Atlantic League for Nashua, Southern Maryland, Bridgeport, Newark, and York, batting a combined .290 during his time on the circuit.

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With the Revs, Polanco has been instrumental in the organization’s player procurement efforts and his connections, especially in the Latin American baseball community, have helped the Revs land numerous key players during the franchise’s sustained period of success. His behind-the-scenes work with the team’s hitters has paid huge dividends as well, as the Revs have led the league with a combined .279 team average, 13,114 total hits, and 6,908 total runs in the 10 years since his arrival, while ranking second with 1,270 home runs. Polanco has coached 40 position players to mid-season All-Star nods and 31 position players to all-league selections including Atlantic League Player of the Year selections Scott Grimes (2010), Alonzo Harris (2017) who was also named Baseball America’s Independent Leagues Player of the Year taking home the industry’s top national award, and Telvin Nash (2019). He has also mentored 11 position players whose contracts have been purchased in-season by Major League organizations.

SANDY DELEON, Bench Coach Sandy DeLeon enters his third season as full-time bullpen coach in 2021, having previously worked in the same role for the team on a part-time basis around his coaching and managing schedule on other circuits. DeLeon rejoined York for its 2017 second half and postseason championship run. A veteran of the Atlantic League as a player, the Revs became DeLeon’s eighth and final Atlantic League squad during his playing career, as he appeared in 18 games for York during the franchise’s first championship season in 2010, which was DeLeon’s seventh in the Atlantic League as a player. DeLeon was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Seattle Mariners in 1994. His team lost in the Dominican Summer League finals to Enohel Polanco’s Mets squad during his first pro season. DeLeon was traded to the San Francisco Giants for pitcher Salomon Torres in 1995 and played in the Giants farm system from 1995-99. His playing career later took him to the Frontier League in 2000 and the Atlantic League in 2001 when he suited up for four different clubs (BPT, SOM, AC, LV). It was the start of five straight years in the Atlantic League for DeLeon, which included stops with Long Island, Newark, and the Road Warriors. He also spent time in the Golden League in 2005 and 2006 as well as the Can-Am in 2006. DeLeon returned to the Atlantic League in 2007 for his third stint with Bridgeport. After time in the United League in 2009, DeLeon was back in the league with York as a member of the championship squad in 2010. He enjoyed two more professional seasons as a player in the Can-Am before moving toward his coaching career. As a coach, DeLeon was an instrumental figure in starting the Empire League and Thoroughbred League while spending time with York on a part-time basis before assuming his current full-time role. The 41-year-old was born in New York City and still makes his home in the Big Apple where he has worked as a nurse when not coaching baseball. DeLeon graduated from Brandeis High School in Manhattan and attended Rockland Community College before signing with Seattle.

EDDIE GONZALEZ, Bench Coach Eddie Gonzalez is a native of Mayaguez Puerto Rico entering his 15th year in professional baseball. Gonzalez is nationally recognized as a player procurement specialist who recruits players to affiliated and MLB-partnered leagues such as the Frontier League, American Association, and Atlantic League. He is the director of baseball operations for the Empire League, a rookie professional developmental league that prepares players to sign with high-level pro leagues. Known for his defensive skills as a catcher, Gonzalez played professionally for seven years and was a Frontier League All-Star in 2008 with the Florence Freedom.

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ATLANTIC LEAGUE GROWS AND TESTS THE FUTURE OF BASEBALL A month later, Major League Baseball’s well-covered reconfiguration, which had earlier prompted the departure of the ALPB’s Sugar Land Skeeters and Somerset Patriots clubs, filled those vacancies by bringing the Lexington Legends and West Virginia Power into the fold. The former Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, the Lexington Legends were three-time champions of the South Atlantic League, including back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019. They averaged more than 425,000 attendees each year at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, located near downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Start practicing the phrase now, fans, because you’re going to need it: “I was there.” It’s that phrase you hear when someone’s sense of historic significance needs to point out their connection to a monumental moment. And if you are attending Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) games in 2021 – hey, look at that, you already are! – it’s a phrase you’re going to use over and over again.

I WAS THERE WHEN THEY GREW

The West Virginia Power began in 1987 as the Charleston Wheelers and served as an affiliate of seven MLB teams while in the South Atlantic League. They played under the monikers of the Wheelers and AlleyCats before adopting the name West Virginia Power in 2005 with the opening of Appalachian Power Park, located in the east end of Charleston. “We are happy to have quickly restored our eight-team format and to have done so by attracting such successful organizations,” said Atlantic League President Rick White.

This is the year, for example, when the Atlantic League debuts not one, not two, but three new additions to the league. It started with the expansion club in Gastonia, North Carolina, whose addition to the league was unveiled in July 2020 when the City of Gastonia announced it had entered into an agreement with the ALPB and Brandon Bellamy, CEO of Velocity Companies, Inc., the league’s newest club owner. Bellamy became the only African American majority owner of a professional baseball club since the Negro Leagues. Under his leadership, the team and the city began to collaborate on economic development projects tied to the city’s 5,000-seat multi-use ballpark. “When we learned of this incredible project, we realized it was an opportunity not just to own a team but also to connect with a community that deserves to be showcased,” Bellamy said at the time of the announcement. “The City of Gastonia has a strong entrepreneurial history, and we are excited to be a part of its continued growth. We look forward to being a good neighbor and making a lasting impact in Gastonia.” By January of this year, Bellamy’s club had its name: Gastonia Honey Hunters.

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I WAS THERE WHEN MLB CALLED THEM UP Your presence at today’s York Revolution game also makes you part of the historic first year of the Atlantic League’s status as the a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. The Atlantic League, which received the designation in September 2020, was, in fact, the first professional league to receive the designation.

between innings to just one minute and forty-five seconds, all in the hopes of speeding up the game and putting more runners on bases. The latter was addressed with the introduction of the Automated Ball Strike (ABS) System, and the call NOT heard around the world. Only the umpire actually heard the first radar-marked call from the computer at York’s All-Star Game in July 2019, but the significance of that innovation is still being felt throughout the sport today. Several of the rules that were first tested in the Atlantic League got the call up to the Majors, including the three-batter rule, the extra-inning tie breaker that puts a runner on second at the top of the 10th inning, and the intentional base on balls rule. Others, like the ABS system, larger bases, and requiring infielders to be on the dirt when a pitch is thrown, are being further tested in MLB’s minor leagues. Following MLB’s announcement of these continued experiments, ALPB announced it would continue them as well. “We’ve always known that MLB tests have the potential to land in the Majors,” said White. “MLB’s announcement that several of the 2019 experimental rules will be tested this season in affiliated minor leagues is another indicator that these may be the future of our game. It’s our goal to make our players ready for that future, so we are happy to continue many of these rules and provide more performance data to our partners at Major League Baseball.”

In the joint press release from the two leagues, MLB said, “As a Partner League, ALPB will meet regularly with MLB to discuss joint marketing and promotional opportunities, including the leagues’ shared goal of providing baseball to communities throughout the United States. This designation expands the current agreement between the leagues, which permits MLB to test experimental playing rules and equipment during Atlantic League games. The existing agreement has also been extended through the 2023 season.”

But there was more of that potential future to come…and come first, again, in Atlantic League ballparks.

I WAS THERE WHEN THEY TESTED THE FUTURE Those experimental playing rules began in 2019, when MLB and ALPB tested potential changes to the game intended to improve two elements: excitement and accuracy. The former was addressed by things like requiring pitchers to face a minimum of three batters or finish an inning before they were pulled, increasing the size of the bases, and shortening the time

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In April of this year, Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League jointly announced new experimental playing rules that would be in place during the 2021 Atlantic League Championship Season: the Double Hook and the moving of the pitching rubber.

With the Double Hook, once a team’s starting pitcher is replaced, the team loses its designated hitter for the remainder of the game. The club is required to use a pinch hitter, or the relief pitcher will bat. Nearly 90% of pitching starts in the Major Leagues in 2020 lasted less than seven innings. By linking the DH to the starting pitcher, the rule aims to incentivize teams to leave their starting pitchers in longer, increase the value of starters who can work deeper into games, and increase the strategic element in the late innings of a game. In the second half of the season, the Atlantic League will move its pitching rubbers back 12 inches. The move to 61’6”, MLB said, will provide batters with more time to react to pitches. The expectation is that more reaction time will help batters make contact more frequently, putting more balls into play, and creating more action in the game. MLB said in a press release that the reaction time on a 93.3 mph fastball (average velocity in 2020) thrown from 61’6” is approximately equivalent to a 91.6 mph fastball (the average fastball velocity in 2010) thrown from 60’6”. The change, it added was also determined to be safe, as it does not require the pitcher to alter pitching mechanics and there is no evidence of increased injury risk. The American Sports Medicine Institute (“ASMI”) conducted a study in October of 2019 that measured the impact of pitching distance on biomechanics. In the study, high-level collegiate baseball players threw from distances of 60’6”, 62’6”, and 63’8”. No significant differences in key measures of rotational motion (kinetics) or acceleration (kinematics) were observed among the varying pitching distances. In addition, ball velocity and strike percentage remained consistent. And there is precedent for this change. In 1893, the National League moved the pitching rubber back 5 feet, to its current distance of 60’6”. The result was that the strikeout rate declined from 8.5% in 1892 to 5.2% in 1893, and batting average increased by 35 points (rising from .245 in 1892 to .280 in 1893). Morgan Sword, MLB’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, said, “After a successful set of tests in the 2019 season, we are excited to introduce the next generation of experimental rules. The Atlantic League is an important step in the pipeline for potential rule changes at the Major League level, and we look forward to seeing them brought to life in a competitive environment.” So, take it in, note the details, and write down the date. If the past is any indicator, you are watching history in the making… and have earned the right to say ‘I was there.’

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Over the past 56 years, CPC has provided valuable programs and services to residents across our community – from Hanover to Lewisberry, Red Lion to Delta, York City and everywhere in between.

Anayancy Gutierrez is determined. The Hanover mother is planning a future for her family and is now working to help others in her community take the steps they need to work toward becoming financially stable…just like she did. Anayancy believes that education is the key to her family’s success and has enrolled in as many classes and workshops as she can through Community Progress Council (CPC), York County’s community action agency, to help bring her family to self-sufficiency. Among the courses she has taken are GED classes, financial literacy classes, nutrition workshops, and parenting classes. But it was CPC’s bilingual “Getting Ahead” course that helped Anayancy reflect on the challenges in her life and identify resources to take the first steps toward becoming financially stable and thriving in her community. Anayancy partnered with one of CPC’s selfsufficiency coaches to establish and achieve her goals. A few months later, Anayancy has secured a job, learned to drive, paid off her credit cards, and started a savings account, and she now helps facilitate that same “Getting Ahead” class that made such an impact on her life. Anayancy is proof that progress perseveres, and she is just one example of the lives that are being changed across our community through the work of CPC.

Reaching financial stability is a journey that often takes years and comes with many challenges along the way. Realizing that it is a difficult road to travel alone, CPC’s coaches build strong relationships with participants like Anayancy and serve as mentors, advocates, and advisers by first helping individuals and families to set goals, and then by partnering with them to achieve progress. CPC has recently launched a new model for the way the agency delivers services and programs. The centerpiece of this new service delivery model is CPC’s new intake unit, where people immediately connect with a resource navigator. This team assesses participants’ needs and addresses their immediate concerns such as safety issues, food, or housing. After helping people to stabilize, navigators then connect new participants with a coach who partners with them to address their financial goals. This new process will enable the agency’s departments to work more closely with one another, assess a client’s complete financial situation, and help residents set goals as they begin to work toward a better future. Helping our community’s residents who are struggling financially isn’t just important to those in need; it’s a strength of our community to work together to end the cycle of poverty in York County.

Community Progress Council’s vision is clear – that all York County residents live free of poverty. It’s been a difficult time for most York County residents – many facing the loss of jobs, the threat of eviction, the struggle to put food on the table, and the challenge of educating their children as schools across our community closed their buildings amid the COVID pandemic. The dedicated team at Community Progress Council quickly put themselves on the front line of this economic crisis – distributing millions of dollars in rent and utility assistance to tenants impacted by the pandemic, offering employment support to those who suddenly found themselves out of work, finding creative ways to engage preschool students through remote learning, and delivering more than 50,000 meals to children enrolled in the agency’s early childhood education programs.

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