Thank you Gene! Welcome Ryun!

Last Friday was the last day for longtime ValleyCats bookkeeper Gene Gleason, who has hung up his calculator after 11 years with the ‘Cats.

This is actually Gene’s second retirement. He worked for D&H Railroad for 35 years before joining the ValleyCats, first as an usher, then becoming the bookkeeper/accountant. We are all going to immensely miss Gene around the office and at the ballpark, and wish him nothing but the best during his official retirement.

We presented Gene with two gifts. A framed photo of “The Joe” with a written message from each member of the front office:

“Gene Gleason, Tri-City ValleyCats, 11 Years of Service”

Gene is a HUGE RPI Hockey fan and goes to almost every game, so we thought it would be fitting to get him a personalized jersey to wear to the games:

Below is a photo of Gene with Media/Production Manager Chris Chenes, who both worked together during the first year of ValleyCats baseball in 2002 as ushers.


With Gene’s departure, we welcome Ryun Girmindl aboard, full-time. Ryun spent the past two seasons as an intern in our Food & Beverage Department.

Ryun grew up in Niverville, NY and graduated from Ichabod Crane High School in 2008. He then went on to study Business and Information Science at SUNY Albany.

In his free time, Ryun enjoys spending time with family, friends and following his favorite sports teams, the NY Yankees, NY Giants and Chicago Bulls.

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