The cities of York and Lancaster have a historic tradition as baseball rivals, and that tradition continues its rejuvenation in the Revolution’s fifth season in the Atlantic League, and the Barnstormers’ seventh. Named after the English cities of York and Lancaster, the “War Of The Roses” Series between the Revolution and Barnstormers is named after the 15th century English civil war conflict in which York was represented by the White Rose, and Lancaster the Red Rose. The current rivalry also echoes the former nicknames of prior professional baseball clubs in the two cities.

Beginning in the late 1880s into the 1960s, the York White Roses and Lancaster Red Roses engaged in fierce competition on the diamond for local supremacy much like the Revolution and Barnstormers do today.

The winner of the War of The Roses series is awarded the “Community Cup.”

The modern rivalry has been as hotly contested as ever, which each club claiming the Community Cup in alternating years since 2007. That year, Lancaster staged a furious late-season rally, sweeping the final regular season series and claiming the Cup by a 10-8 count. The favor was returned in 2009, when the Revolution claimed their first cup with an 11-9 season series win that again went down to the final weekend of play. The last two seasons, there has been decidedly less drama, with the Barnstormers corralling the 2009 Community Cup by a 14-6 count, only to see York post a 16-4 triumph in 2010.

Thanks to Travis Metcalf's game winning homerun in the top of the ninth in York on August 18TH the Barnstormers took the 2011 Community Cup, 10 games to 8.


2012 War of the Roses Schedule


Date
Time
Result
unavailable
May 18
7:00pm
L 10-6
May 19
7:00pm
W 4-3
unavailable
May 20
1:30pm
L 6-3
unavailable
June 22
6:30pm
W 5-0
unavailable
June 23
6:30pm
L 3-2
June 24
5:00pm
L 13-10
unavailable
June 29
7:00pm
L 4-3
June 30 (gm 1)
12:00pm
L 7-4
June 30 (gm 2)
7:00pm
W 7-3
July 1
6:00pm
W 8-5
July 13
7:00pm
W 8-1
July 14
11:00am
W 3-1
unavailable
July 15
6:30pm
W 4-2
unavailable
Jul 27
6:30pm
W 17-6
unavailable
July 28
12:00pm
L 7-2
July 28
7:00pm
L 3-2
July 29
7:00pm
L 6-2
unavailable
August 7
7:00pm
W 4-3
unavailable
August 8
7:00pm
L 6-9
unavailable
August 9
7:00pm
W 4-3

Cylo and Downtown with the Community Cup


The 2011 Lancaster Barnstormers
Community Cup Winners!

 



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