Renowned Brooklyn Cyclones right-hander Dylan Owen has been named the Topps New York-Penn League Player of the Year, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The 21 year has already won several other honors in his short career.
"The way he pitched all year, he was our ace," Brooklyn manager Edgar Alfonzo said after watching his No. 1 hurler lead the Y-Penn in victories (nine) and ERA (1.49).
What's exciting is not just Owen's personal success, but the success and popularity which the Cyclones as a team have been enjoying. The Cyclones have only been in Brooklyn for six years, and are the first professional Brooklyn baseball team since the Dodgers left. With all the talk about the decline of Coney Island and its attractions over the last few decades, it's great to see a newer attraction thrive.
What’s Next … An Oscar? Cyclone Right-hander Owen Receives Another Award [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]