Mark Mason enters his eighth season at the helm of the York Revolution in 2020. Mason is the winningest manager in Revolution history.
The longest-tenured manager in club history, Mason also enters his 11th overall season on the staff in 2020, matching Enohel Polanco for longest-tenured staff member in club history.
The 2020 season will be Mason’s 32nd as a coach or manager 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. Mason’s accomplishments in the Frontier League are numerous, having worked with three separate organizations on that circuit. His first stint in Washington began in 2002 as pitching coach, where he remained for three seasons. In 2005, he became manager of the Ohio Valley Red Coats and was named Frontier League Manager of the Year in his lone season as skipper of the team. In 2006, Mason returned to Washington as pitching coach, before taking the managerial reins of the Chillicothe Paints, also of the Frontier League. He managed the Paints for two seasons before joining the Wild Things for a third stint, this time as manager. Mason’s pitching staffs led the Frontier League in wins in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.
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.
As a player, Mason pitched in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, ascending as high as Double-A Lynn (MA) of the Eastern League. “Mase” also pitched at Waynesburg (Pa.) College, which is now Waynesburg University.
Enohel Polanco returns to the Revs for his 11th season on the staff, 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 six of his eight years. The 2010 and 2011 championships marked the first Atlantic League titles of Polanco’s career, before adding a third ring with the Revs in 2017.
When the Revs landed Polanco, they acquired a respected veteran whose Atlantic League ties run deep. The 2020 season is his 18th in the league, and the Revs are his sixth Atlantic League team.
A native of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Polanco began his professional career in 1995 when he signed with the New York Mets. Primarily a shortstop early on, his 14-year career as a player also took him to the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Florida Marlins, and Colorado Rockies farm systems, reaching the Triple-A level with Cleveland and Florida in 2000. In total, he played for 21 different clubs, including seven during the 2000 season alone.
Polanco first signed to play in the Atlantic League in 2001 as a member of the Atlantic City Surf, batting .303 that first season. He has also played in the Atlantic League for Nashua, Southern Maryland, Bridgeport, Newark, and York, batting a combined .290 during his time on the circuit.
With the Revs, Polanco has been instrumental in the organization’s player procurement efforts and his connections, especially in the Latin American baseball community, have helped the Revs land numerous key players during the franchise’s sustained period of success.