FISHKILL, NY (November 2, 2018) - The Hudson Valley Renegades announced that Executive Vice President/General Manager Eben Yager has stepped down to pursue other opportunities. Renegades President Steve Gliner will assume the General Manager responsibilities.
Yager spent the last 11 years as Renegades General Manager after joining the club in 2007 from another Goldklang Group owned team, the St. Paul Saints. Under his guidance and leadership, the Renegades experienced steady corporate growth, while maintaining their status as the premiere family entertainment option in the Hudson Valley. In 2013 the Renegades were named Business of the Year in Dutchess County by the Think Dutchess Business Excellence Awards. Yager was awarded the New York-Penn League Executive of the Year Award in 2014 and the past season, the league honored the Renegades with its nomination for Minor League Baseball's Larry MacPhail Promotional Trophy, which is given for outstanding promotional efforts by the team.
"Eben leaves behind a wonderful legacy of hard work and strategic growth," said Jeff Goldklang, President of the club's ownership group. "Two decades in Minor League Baseball is a heck of a run, and I have no doubt that whatever he chooses to do for the next chapter of his career will prove to be as successful."
In addition to his work with the Renegades, Yager was President of another Goldklang Group team, the Pittsfield Suns, a Futures League, collegiate wood bat team, since 2015. He began his tenure with the Goldklang Group in 2002 where he spent five years with the Saints, eventually being promoted to Assistant General Manager. Yager began his career in baseball in 2000 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as an Account Executive and spent one year with the Portland Beavers as Director of Ticket Sales and Operations in 2002.
"I'd like to thank the Goldklang Family for their support over the years toward myself and my family. They are a first-class organization and I'm truly lucky to have been a part of such a great organization for most of my career. I'm not sure yet what the second chapter of my career will bring, however I am very excited about the prospect of getting to spend more time with my family and kids during the summer," said Yager.