Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

ValleyCats, Astros extend Player Development Contract through 2020



The Tri-City ValleyCats and Houston Astros announced on Friday that they have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) through the 2020 season.

The ValleyCats organization has been affiliated with the Astros since 2002, making them Houston’s longest tenured minor league affiliate.

“We are pleased to extend our long-term Player Development Contract with the Houston Astros,” said ValleyCats President & Principal Owner Bill Gladstone. “We have had an excellent relationship with the Astros and look forward to many more years together.”

“The Tri-City ValleyCats are the premier organization in the New York-Penn League," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "They have been instrumental in our player development process over the last 17 seasons. We are honored to continue this affiliation with the ValleyCats and the Gladstone family.”

Since 2002, 55 former ValleyCats have gone on to play Major League Baseball, 42 of them with the Astros. The distinguished list of alumni includes three-time batting champion and American League MVP Jose Altuve, World Series MVP George Springer, Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, among many others.

Over the course of their 17-year partnership, the ValleyCats have won eight New York-Penn League Stedler Division titles, and two NYPL Championships (2010, 2013). Since 2012, Tri-City has posted a 297-226 (.568) record.

The ValleyCats captured the 2018 Stedler Division title on Thursday night, and are headed to the New York-Penn League playoffs. Tickets are on sale now at tcvalleycats.com, or through the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium box office. Labor Day weekend box office hours are Friday until 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Students in Hudson Valley's Automotive Technical Services program now have another vehicle to use for hands-on diagnostics and repair in their classes, thanks to a donation from the Goldstein Auto Group. Goldstein originally donated the 2010 Dodge Caravan to the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society, where it was used over the last few years to transport…
For every $25 you donate to Northern Rivers between Tuesday, November 13, and Thursday, November 15, your name will be entered to win TWO (2) BOX SUITE SEATS for Dave Matthews Band on Wednesday, December 5, at the Times Union Center. TWO WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN! Live Facebook drawing on Friday, November 16, at 10:30 a.m. www.northernrivers.org/DMB …
With the 36th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll less than four weeks away, Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the annual search for the 2018 Christmas Tree is officially underway. Members of the public are invited to submit a tree for donation and display in Monument Square in downtown Troy throughout the holiday season. Mayor Madden said, “The Troy…
Nov
15
Join us in honoring Bob Horan's legacy of collaborations between business and education to close the skills gap. Online registration has closed; member…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8-10 a.m. Event
Nov
27
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Benefits Overview
Dec
02
Attend the Northeast's largest, free holiday festival. With more than 100 entertainers, there is something for everyone! Join in the merriment as the…
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.