Saturday, September 10, 2016

Yankees, RiverDogs Agree to Extend Relationship Through 2020


Yankees, RiverDogs Agree to Extend
Relationship Through 2020
Player Development Contract Extended for Additional Four Years




CHARLESTON, SC – In their 12 seasons as a Yankees affiliate, the Charleston RiverDogs have sent 52 players from The Joe to “The Show” with Yankees stars including the likes of Phil Hughes, David Robertson and Dellin Betances along with rising stars Greg Bird, Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge all once having called Charleston home.

Off the field, the RiverDogs’ have enjoyed some of their most successful seasons eclipsing attendance records almost annually with the Yankees affiliation. In a continuation of the relationship, the RiverDogs and the Yankees have announced an extension of their partnership for four years, through the 2020 season.

“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with the Yankees, the most successful and recognizable organization in professional sports,” said Marv Goldklang, principal owner of the RiverDogs. “This has been a mutually beneficial partnership since the outset, providing a first- class facility and playing surface to help the Yankees develop premium on-field talent while we entertain fans with our award-winning off-field experience.”

“We are excited to renew with the Charleston RiverDogs,” said Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. “The franchise is a jewel of MiLB under Marv’s leadership and that of President and General Manger Dave Echols, and we couldn’t be happier to partner for another four years.”

With the crop of Yankees talent flowing through Charleston during the past 12 years, it is notable that 18 players on the Yankees’ current Major League roster appeared in a RiverDogs uniform. Off the field, the RiverDogs have broken their attendance record four times in the past 12 seasons, including a record setting 293,161 fans who passed through the turnstiles in 2016.

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