Anyone who has visited NYSEG Stadium over the last 24 seasons has seen Richard Tylicki hard at work. Tylicki is the Director of Stadium Operations for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.  He joined the Binghamton Mets in the 1994 season as an intern and then was hired to stay on with the organization.

Tylicki is representing the Rumble Ponies and the Eastern League as a nominee for Minor League Baseball's Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award.  This annual award is presented to a team or individual employed by a ball club for outstanding support of and engagement with the United States Armed Forces and veterans.

In a press release from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies it is noted that Tylicki has served as a member of the United States Army Reserve throughout his employment in Binghamton.  Tylicki holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He has been sent overseas on four different occasions during his time with the Binghamton Mets and Rumble Ponies and has received 23 medals so far including the Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone.

The Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award was created in 2016 by Minor League Baseball to honor the late Charles K. Murphy, a United States Army Lieutenant Colonel and former president of the Florida State League. The winner of the award will be announced at the annual Baseball Winter Meetings at Disney World in December.

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