WAPPINGERS FALLS – The Hudson Valley Renegades are slated to be sold to Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), a subsidiary of Endeavor Group Holdings. DBH is purchasing the team from the Goldklang Group, which has interests in several Minor League Baseball teams. The new ownership is the second major change for the team, following the transition to becoming an affiliate of the New York Yankees for the 2021 season.
Endeavor, the parent company of DBH, owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) series and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) series. Pat Battle and Peter B. Freund will run DBH with Battle serving as chairman and Freund being the CEO. Freund is a minority owner of the New York Yankees and the primary owner of the Memphis Redbirds, one of the nine teams Endeavor is acquiring.
Following the closing of the transaction, the Renegades will continue to be led by GM/President, Steve Gliner, and remain an MLB affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, a NY Mets fan that has cheered for the Renegades despite their affiliation with the NY Yankees said, “We congratulate the Hudson Valley Renegades on being the newest member of Diamond Baseball Holdings, and we, as a community, look forward to an even better fan experience as a result of this DBH’s investment and innovation.”