YORK -- The York Revolution is rubbing together the old with the new.
The Revolution is holding a special exhibition game between this year's team and a group of past Atlantic League All-Stars as part of its Fan Fest at Sovereign Bank Stadium on April 13.
The alumni team will include former major leaguers John Halama, Wayne Franklin and Val Majewski.
Other former York players scheduled to appear in the alumni game: pitchers Franklin, Daryl Harang, Eric Ackerman, and Sean Stidfole; catcher Kevin Kotch; infielders Rayner Bautista, Travis Hake, Enohel Polanco; and outfielders Jason Aspito, Majewski, and Justin Singleton.
Matt Hagen (Somerset, Sugar Land), Vito Chiaravalloti (Road Warriors, Somerset, Camden), and Matt Cavagnaro (Long Island) will likely play, as well. Halama, now York's pitching coach, will manage the alumni all-stars.
"It's an awesome idea," said Franklin, who started the first game in club history in 2007, in a statement. "I'll be traveling from California and can't wait to take the field in York again. I'm hoping John will give me some innings in the outfield that day, too."
The Revolution has also designed a special jersey for the alumni team, featuring a logo from every Atlantic League franchise -- past and present.
"We're really excited about this idea, and particularly for our fans, to be able to bring back so many players from past seasons that they'll remember fondly, not only from our team, but from around the entire Atlantic League," said Revolution President Eric Menzer in a statement. "It's been a lot of fun putting the team together and getting in touch with these guys, and it will be great to actually get them together here at the same time again, and play this game. We're all looking forward to it, as are the players."