Hoiles returns

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A season after helping the York Revolution garner its first ever playoff appearance, Chris Hoiles has been rewarded for his efforts.

The only manager the Revolution has ever known will return for a third season in 2009. The length of Hoiles’ contract was not immediately divulged in a Wednesday news release from the team.

Hoiles, 43, a Wayne, Ohio native, helped York capture the second-half Freedom Division title last summer with a 41-29 second-half record. That effort led York into the playoffs for the first time in its two-year history and the Revs were ousted by Somerset, 2-0, in a best-of-three series.

York’s manager will also be joined again in ’09 by pitching coach Tippy Martinez and third base coach Sam Snider. Martinez has been with Hoiles every step of the way in York — serving with hitting coach Ryan Minor in the Revs’ first season — and Snider joined Hoiles’ staff last year after 27 years with the Baltimore Orioles. Martinez also has Oriole ties. The left-handed pitcher spent 10 years in Baltimore during a 14-year major league career and he earned a World Series ring in 1983.

Hoiles, who played 10 seasons with the Orioles and is enshrined in the Bird’s Hall of Fame, has put together a 129-137 record in two seasons leading the Revs, which equates to a .485 winning percentage. In both of Hoiles’ seasons at the helm, York has endured horrific first halves to bounce back in the second half.

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3 Responses

  1. Glad to see Hoiles, Martinez and Snyder will be returning in ’09!

  2. AMEN!

  3. Can you provide more information on this for the rest of us far-away (Europe) Dodger fans?

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