Brooklyn Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen was named the 2007 New York-Penn League Executive of the Year, following one of the club's most successful seasons.
The Cyclones led the league in attendance for the seventh straight year, drew its two millionth fan faster than any club in the classification's history, and broke its own single-game attendance record three times (10,073). The Cyclones drew 294,972 fans in 36 openings for an average of 8,194 per game (up from 7,820 in 2006), and filled the ballpark to over 100% capacity for the seventh straight year.
The team also organized a variety of community fund-raising initiatives, including “24 Hours of Baseball to Fight Hunger,” and the “Take Your Base Walk for Cancer Research.” In addition, Steve serves on the Board of Directors and is an active participant at the
“This is a tremendous honor,” said Cohen, “that is a testament to the hard work of everyone in the organization, and the loyalty and support of the
“Steve has done a fantastic job,” said NYPL President Ben Hayes, “and has proven himself as a leader within our league. In addition to the success he has achieved with the
The 2007 season was Cohen’s 18th in professional baseball. He has been the Cyclones’ GM since the team’s inception in 2001, and also held the same position during the franchise's temporary stop in Queens (as the Queens Kings) in 2000, playing an integral part in the transition to
His first professional baseball experience came in 1990, after graduating with a Sports Management degree from the
In 2001, Steve received the J. Frank Cashen Award, presented to a member of the organization who best exemplifies total commitment in establishing a superior environment in which to develop players for the New York Mets.
Born in Brooklyn, Steve currently lives in
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