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Staten Island Yankees Announce 2001 Roster

June 17, 2001


Staten Island, NY – The Staten Island Yankees today announced the roster for the 2001 season.  Led by manager Dave Jorn, the 28 newest Baby Bombers are set to defend the 2000 New York-Penn League Championship as they open the season Sunday, June 24th, at 6:35 p.m. versus the Hudson Valley Renegades.


Leading the names on this season’s roster is the New York Yankees first round pick from this year’s amateur draft.  John-Ford Griffin (Florida State/Sarasota, FL) will sign with the Yankees on Sunday, June 17th at the Staten Island Yankees “Under the Lights” celebration.  Upon signing, Griffin will be assigned to the Baby Bombers.  Griffin had a stellar three-year career at Florida State, posting a program-best .427 career batting average.  In his three years, Griffin hit 31 home runs, 292 hits, with 112 of those for extra bases.  He drove in 168 runs while scoring 193 times.



2001 Staten Island Yankees


Jason Arnold, RHP

Casey Baker, IF

Juan Camacho, IF

Andy Cannizaro, IF

Jeff Christensen, OF

Ryan Clark, LHP

Wes Cooksey, RHP

Rik Currier, RHP

David Duncan, OF

Mitch Evans, C

Todd Faulkner, IF

Alejandro Fernandez, C

Ryan Gill, RHP

Kevin Goodrum, LHP

John-Ford Griffin, OF

Sean Henn, LHP

Reggie Leplante, RHP

Charles Manning, LHP

Deivi Mendez

Jim Peeples, LHP

Jared Pitney, IF

Ivan Reyes, IF

Aaron Rifkin

Christopher Russ, RHP

Omir Santos, C

Jeff Segar, OF

Jon Skaggs, RHP

Brian Strelitz, RHP

Kaazim Summerville, OF

Trevor Tacker, RHP

Kevin Thompson, OF

Bobby Wood, RHP


Manager: Dave Jorn

Pitching Coach: Neil Allen

Hitting Coach: Kevin Higgins

Trainer: E.J. Amo

Clubhouse Manager: Bernie Rogan



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