Celebrity List from our February 9, 2017 Show
Bruce Sutter was born on January 8, 1953 in Lancaster County, PA. He was arguably the first pitcher to make effective use of the split fingered fastball. One of the sport's dominant relievers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he became the only pitcher to lead the National League in Saves five times (1979–1982, 1984). In 1979, Sutter won the NL's Cy Young Award as the league's top pitcher, when he finished with 37 saves and a 2.22 ERA with the Chicago Cubs.
Sutter, a Donegal High School graduate briefly attended Old Dominion University and was subsequently signed by the Chicago Cubs as an undrafted free agent in 1971. Between 1976 and 1988, he played for the Cubs ,St.Louis Cardinals, and the Atlanta Braves. In the mid-1980s, Sutter began to experience shoulder problems, undergoing three surgeries and retiring in 1989.
Sutter was inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, NY in 2006. He was the fourth relief pitcher to be inducted. He was also selected to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. He was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies as a minor league consultant.
John Anthony Randle was born December 12, 1967 and is a former NFL great who played for the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks during his 14 year NFL career. Born in Mumford, Texas he played high school football in Hearne, Texas. Randle started his college playing career at Trinity Valley Community College, before transferring to Texas A&M University-Kingsville. One of the best players in the NFL in the 1990's, he recorded 10 or more sacks during eight straight seasons and led the league in sacks in 1997. During his 11-year run with the Vikings, he never missed a game. He entered into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
Andrew Zeller RED LION HIGH SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FOOTBALL PLAYER
“The Big Z” attended High School locally at Red Lion in Pennsylvania, where he played on both sides of the line. In his senior year of high school, he led his team to the quarterfinals in Pennsylvania class 4A, posting32 solo tackles, 27 assists, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks and five pass breakups on the year. He was considered a 3-star recruit and received offers from Oregon, Duke, and Rutgers before choosing Maryland.
As a redshirt freshman, he played in nine games. As a sophomore in 2013, he appeared in all 13 games and started at right guard in the final three games. As a junior in 2014, Zeller was named an All-Big Ten Academic selection. He started all 13 games at right guard. As a senior in 2015, he started all 12 games at right guard and was named an Academic All-Big Ten selection and Honorable Mention All-Big Ten. He helped Maryland offense total 182.5 rushing yards/game, the most since 2003. On May 6, 2016, the Detroit Lions signed Zeller as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2016 NFL draft. Andrew graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from The University of Maryland in the fall of 2014. He completed his undergraduate degree in 3.5 years. Andrew then went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from The University of Maryland, Graduating in the spring of 2016.
During the 1985 and 1986 seasons at Penn State, Shane was named an All-American at outside linebacker, making him the sixth two-time All-American at Penn State. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.In the 1986 national championship game versus the University of Miami in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl, Conlan had eight tackles, two interceptions. Most memorably, he returned the second of his two interceptions
38 yards to the Miami 5-yard line to set up D.J.Dozier’s game-winning touchdown. With Penn State’s 14-10 victory, Conlan’s squad completed an undefeated season, securing the 1986 national championship.
He was selected as the No. 1 draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 1987 NFL Draft. After his rookie season,he was awarded the 1987 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. From 1988 to 1990, Conlan enjoyed three straight trips to the ProBowl. Conlan played with the Bills (1987–92), where she played in the first 3 of the Bills Super Bowl teams and the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1993–95) before retiring from the NFL in 1995. Here are some notable highlights.
• AP NFL Defensive Rookie of The Year (1987)
• 3 Time Pro Bowl (1988–1990)
• 3 Time All-Pro (1987, 1988, 1990)
• 3 Time AFC Champion (1990–1992)
• Buffalo Bills 50th Anniversary Team
• Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP (1987)
• Consensus All-American (1986)
• College Football Hall of Fame (2014)
As a true freshman, Williams was spectacular at quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. His touchdown catch late in Penn State’s matchup with Northwestern that year won the Lions that game and was nominated for a Game-Changing Performance
of the Year. The Sporting News named Williams to the freshman All-Big Ten Conference team despite having played just seven games in 2005. In 2006, he returned at wide receiver for the NittanyLions. He played both running back and wide-out in the Outback Bowl, helping Penn State to a 20-10 win against Tennessee. Williams became the first player under the coaching of Joe Paterno to score a touchdown on a catch, run and kick return in the same game, when he accomplished the feat against the Illinois Fighting Illini on September 27, 2008. The Nittany Lions won the game 38-24. At the end of the 2008 season, he was named a first team All-Big Ten selection. He ended the season with 44 catches for 485 yards and a career-high four Touchdown receptions. In his final game, the 2009 Rose Bowl loss to Southern California, he had a fourth-quarter touchdown reception. Williams was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third
Round (#82 overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed a three-year contract with the team on July 29, 2009. Here are some notable highlights.
• Sporting News Freshman All-American (2005)
• 2005 All-Big Ten Freshman Team
• 2007 Outback Bowl Champion
• 2008 First-Team All-Big Ten
• Big Ten Champion (2008)
Mark Mason MANAGER YORK REVOLUTION
Mark Mason enters his fifth season at the helm of the York Revolution in 2017. With 283 victories through his first four years, Mason is the winningest manager in Revolution history, now 46 wins ahead of his predecessor, Andy Etchebarren.
Known for his in-game tactics as well as his proven success in constructing a roster, Mason orchestrated the Atlantic League’s second-best turnaround from first half to second half in his third year as manager, as the 2015 Revs went 40-29 in the second half, their winningest second half since the 2012 campaign. Mason’s squad became one of the most exciting in the league, setting a club record with 11 walk-off wins and nine extra-inning wins, while leading the league with 29 home runs in the month of September. The Revs’ 34 comeback wins fell just short of matching a then-club record of 36, tied the season before. York finished the season ranking second in the league in batting average and homers and tied for second in stolen bases. Since Mason’s arrival in 2010, the Revs have had 23 players signed in-season by Major League organizations, 13 of whom have come from Mason’s pitching staffs. Six pitchers and seven total players have made it to the Major Leagues.
The 2017 season will be Mason’s 29th as a coach at either the collegiate or professional level. He came to York from Western Pennsylvania, where he had most recently been the manager of the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League. Before joining the pro game, Mason spent 16 seasons from 1987 through 2002 as the head baseball coach at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA.
Enohel Polanco BENCH/THIRD BASE COACH YORK REVOLUTION
Atlantic League veteran Enohel Polanco returns to the Revs for his eighth season on the staff in 2017, 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 four of his six years. The 2010 and 2011 championships marked the first Atlantic League titles of Polanco’s career.
Frank Gailey #29 YORK REVOLUTION PITCHER
Frank is a “southpaw” who hails from Philadelphia, PA
In 2 seasons with the Revs, he has appeared in 47 games, pitching 221 innings. In 2016 he made the switch from reliever to starter for the Revolution. He posted 6 wins against 5 losses with a 3.14 ERA. Gailey pitched three seasons at West Chester University before signing with Toronto. He was drafted in 2007 by the Toronto Blue Jays. He has appeared in 341 professional games. As a career reliever, Gailey has pitched nearly 700 innings and has a 2.90 ERA. He has amassed 636 K’s while issuing just 195 free passes.