USA – Chris Hoiles is stepping down as manager of the York Revolution for personal reasons. Bench coach Sam Snider will take over as manager on an interim basis.
“This is one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make,” Hoiles said. “I have appreciated the opportunity to join the York community and assist in building the Revolution from the ground up. My family has grown very fond of York and of Revolution fans who supported us during our three seasons here. Our hope is to stay close to the team.”
Chris Hoiles became manager of the Revolution in December of 2006. In 2008 he guided the team to the playoffs, after winning the Freedom Division in the second half of the 2008 season with a 41-29 record. Over the two plus seasons his career record with the club ends at 162-200.
“Chris is a good man who made a significant contribution to the York Revolution in our most formative stages,” said Jon Danos, President of the Revolution. “We offer him our gratitude and support in the future and look forward to a continued association with him and his family.”
Sammy Snider joined the Revolution as Bench Coach after spending the last 27 seasons with the Orioles, in various capacities. Snider first joined the club in 1980, helping with batting practice, infield and the bullpen. Kept on staff by Manager Cal Ripken Sr. in 1987, Snider ran the Orioles bullpen for 21 seasons, most recently under last year’s managers Sam Perlozzo and Dave Trembley.
The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Home games are played at Sovereign Bank Stadium, located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA 17401. For more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487), or visit the Revolution online at www.YorkRevolution.com.
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