York Revolution President Eric Menzer announced on Thursday that the 15-year-old professional baseball team has added seven new members to the ownership group.
Four founders and partners Anthony Moore and Fred Walker will be among this group of new owners; and join Bill Shipley, chairman and majority owner, and eight other owners to form the York Revolution Professional Baseball Club ownership group, according to a press release.
Four Squares Development LLC is a York City-based real estate development firm dedicated to engaging local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in the process of improving the socio-economic conditions of York City’s historically disadvantaged residents through a holistic, neighborhood-centric revitalization approach, according to the release. This mission is supported by the founders, Moore and Walker, both local entrepreneurs and experienced real estate investors.
Both Moore and Walker, who are black, said they were happy to join the revolution’s ownership group and the opportunity to invest in the hometown team. “Investing in our community is very important to me personally, and it is integrated into our business model at Four Squares Development. “We see this as an opportunity to leverage society’s connections to shed light on York City and all it has to offer, including an all-star team,” Moore said in the release.
As partners in a minority and veteran-owned company, Moore and Walker also see this as an opportunity to attract a more diverse audience and fans. “Baseball is the all-American pastime,” Walker said, “but it is also enjoyed in different cultures and in many countries, so it’s the perfect sport to bring people together. We want to ensure that our local York City community feels welcome at PeoplesBank Park, so we’re excited to engage with a more diverse audience around the love of baseball and community. ”
Menzer noted that “when we add owners, their financial investment strengthens our ability to present a great product to the public.”
He continued: These owners have business and community wisdom and experience that is invaluable to us when it comes to making the revolution successful far beyond the baseball field. We are focused on building unwavering, long-term community partnerships and continually reaching new audiences in York, and all of these people are helping us to do so. ”
York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The revolution was the Atlantic League Champions in 2010, 2011 and 2017. The 2021 season is the team’s 14th.