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The York Revolution is a well known baseball team based in York, Pennsylvania. It is a professional team, along side some of the biggest team names in baseball.
The York Revolution has Freedom Division membership in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. From 2007 to date, the York Revolution has played all its home games at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
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Prior to The York Revolution playing professional baseball, fans in York waited for more than 35 years to see baseball at this level. Prior to this, the York White Roses stopped playing after the 1969 season.
In 2006, the Yorkers were named ?Revolution' in preference to White Roses, which was the result of a name-the-team contest. This chosen name is believed to be reminiscent of York's colonial past.
This was when the Continental Congress convened in York to pass the Articles of Confederation. At the time of the American Revolution, York was among the first capitals of the United States. This name is also symbolic due to the city's renaissance efforts.
The thousands of votes received is another indication of the tremendous momentum that is building for minor league baseball in York," stated Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson.
Robinson further said: "I am excited about the name ?Revolution' as it pays homage to the historical significance of York County, while representing a new era of baseball in this great city.
"The main goal all along has been to listen to the community and allow the people of York to have the honor of naming its new team," said Brooks. "We thank all fans who voted in the contest and who have helped give York's new team a great, new name. I am looking forward to the Revolution playing ball next season."
The York Revolution has engaged itself in a decade long effort to restore professional baseball to the city. The process appeared promising in 2003, until of course politics put the breaks on the project.
While the new baseball stadium should have been located at Small Athletic Field, which is York City School District property, the district's board voted against it; they didn't think the location would make the best use of district money invested and land available.
The political and financial discussions went on, and finally a new site for the stadium was decided upon in the Arch Street neighborhood.
During April 2006, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball officially declared an expansion team for the city of York, Pennsylvania. An important member of the team's management is Brooks Robinson. Robinson had played with the York White Roses and the Baltimore Orioles for 22 years [1955 to 1977].
The York Revolution has honored Brooks Robinson. Robinson is one of the greatest icons in baseball history, and this is why the Brooks Robinson Plaza and also the address of Sovereign Bank Stadium [5 Brooks Robinson Way] include his name.
The Brooks Robinson Plaza connects with the stadium's main entrance with York's downtown. It has a statue of Brooks alongside other important items and information that highlight Brooks' 23-year career in professional baseball. Below is a brief outline of Brooks Robinson's career:
Brooks made his debut in professional baseball at the age of 18 when he played for the York White Roses. His contract was sold to the Baltimore Orioles later that season.
Brooks was chosen as the MVP for the 1966 All Star game as well for the 1970 World Series. He was also selected as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983. At that time only 16 players could be honored on the first ballot.
Brooks was also named to the All Century Team in 1999. This j honored the best 25 players in baseball during the 20th century.
Robinson was the chief initiator who helped to bring baseball back to York. He served part-owner of Opening Day Partners, which was the ownership group of the York Revolution.
The statue at the Brooks Robinson Plaza was made by local artist Lorann Jacobs. Jacobs was inspired by the Norman Rockwell painting entitled "Gee, Thanks Brooks". In this painting, Robinson is seen signing an autograph for a young fan.