Steve was appointed as President of the Hudson Valley Renegades on November 30, 2016 and later was named President/General Manager on October 30, 2018. The 2021 season will be Steve's 34th season in Minor League Baseball, and he is in his second tenure with the Renegades as he was part of the original staff that started the franchise in January, 1994.
Steve began his first stint with the Renegades as the team's Director of Sales and Marketing, later becoming Assistant General Manager in 1997. Following the 1998 season, Steve was elevated to Vice President/General Manager. In his first season as GM, the Renegades went on to win their first New York-Penn League Championship. In October of 2001, Steve was named President/General Manager of the Renegades and he remained in that role through the 2003 season.
After ten seasons with the Renegades, Steve became a part of baseball history and an answer to a trivia question. He was part of the first-ever trade of baseball General Managers. Steve moved on to the Fort Myers Miracle in the Florida State League "in exchange for" then Miracle GM Dave Burke and his dog, Rutgers, who was also the Miracle mascot.
Steve served as the General Manager of the Miracle from October, 2003 through 2009, at which time he was elevated to EVP/GM. Following the 2011 season, he was appointed as President of the Miracle and in April, 2014 he was named the team's Chief Operating Officer. In 2015, the Miracle set the all-time single season attendance mark in the team's history in Southwest Florida, and in the same season, the team also set a new all-time average per game attendance mark. In 2008, Steve was named the Florida State League Executive of the Year. Under Steve's leadership, the Miracle were nominated for Minor League Baseball awards twelve years in a row, including the John H. Johnson President's Trophy for overall team operations and the Larry MacPhail Promotional Trophy for excellence in team promotions. Steve was also the Spring Training Coordinator for the Minnesota Twins during his 13 year tenure in Fort Myers, overseeing all stadium operations for Twins Spring Training at Hammond Stadium. Steve also worked closely with the MN Twins and Lee County on a major two phase renovation of Hammond Stadium in 2014 and 2015.
Steve began his baseball career in 1988 as a Public/Media Relations intern with the Albany-Colonie Yankees in the Eastern League. After joining the Yankees full-time for the 1989 season, Steve moved on to Charleston South Carolina to become the Assistant General Manager of the Charleston Rainbows (now the RiverDogs) from 1990 through 1993.
Steve, his wife Michelle, their two sons, Aaron (24) and Ross (20) and Maltese Poodle "Oreo" are thrilled to be back in the Hudson Valley and are looking forward to once again seeing everyone at Dutchess Stadium this season.