After making history by winning the first ever New York-Penn League Championship since the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers the Cyclones are going to be seeing a ton of new faces at MCU Park as they enter the 20th Season in Coney Island.
A new page and new excitement surrounds the team as the franchise named Ed Blankmeyer as the newest manager. Blankmeyer has spent more than two decades in Queens at St. John’s University becoming the winningest coach in Red Storm history. With this announcement, Blankmeyer becomes the 12th different manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones
During his illustrious career with the Red Storm, Blankmeyer went 829-500-4, including a BIG EAST record 347 conference victories, and has guided the Red Storm to five BIG EAST Tournament crowns and six BIG EAST regular season titles. The 65-year-old led St. John’s to nine 40-win seasons during his tenure and has had 91 of his players drafted or signed to professional contracts.
The 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee played collegiately at Seton Hall, where he graduated in 1976. He was selected in the 21st round by Baltimore and spent one season in the Orioles farm system before beginning his coaching career.
The rest of the 2020 Brooklyn Cyclones coaching staff will be announced at a later date.
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