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SJU Legend Ed Blankmeyer Named Cyclones Manager

BROOKLYN, NY -- January 6, 2020 -- On June 18th, the Brooklyn Cyclones will begin their 20th season with a new manager at the helm. After spending more than two decades in Queens, Ed Blankmeyer - the winningest coach in the history of St. John’s University - will head to a different borough this summer as the 12th different manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

During his illustrious career with St. John’s, Blankmeyer went 829-500-4, including a BIG EAST record 347 conference victories, and has guided the Red Storm to five BIG EAST Tournament crowns and six BIG EAST regular season titles. The 65-year-old led St. John’s to nine 40-win seasons during his tenure and has had 91 of his players drafted or signed to professional contracts.

The 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee played collegiately at Seton Hall, where he graduated in 1976. He was selected in the 21st round by Baltimore and spent one season in the Orioles farm system before beginning his coaching career.

The rest of the 2020 Brooklyn Cyclones coaching staff will be announced at a later date. Single game tickets for the 20th season of Cyclones baseball will be available in April. Full-season, partial-season, group and premium ticket packages are available now by calling 718-37-BKLYN.

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