Kevin P. Linton will begin his 22nd season with the Blue Rocks, and first in the role of director of business development. The 45-year-old served for three seasons as a sales and group sales executive and three seasons as assistant director of media relations. After four seasons as director of promotions, Linton assumed the role of director of community affairs in 2011. He was honored as the 2012 Matt Minker Award recipient, given annually to the top employee in the Kansas City Royals Farm System. Under his direction, the Blue Rocks' Community Affairs Department won four consecutive Matt Minker Community Service Awards (2015-18), presented yearly by the Carolina League to the club that best demonstrates an outstanding, on-going commitment to charitable service, support, and leadership within its community.
A 1999 graduate of the University of Delaware, Linton earned a bachelor's degree in recreation and parks administration. Known as the "Voice of the Bob Carpenter Center," the Lancaster, PA native served 23 seasons as men's and women's basketball public address announcer at the University of Delaware. Linton has also served 20 seasons as the "Voice of Delaware Stadium" for the Fightin' Blue Hens football team. He also serves as announcer for a variety of the DIAA High School Championships including Football, Boys & Girls Basketball, and Volleyball.
On June 16, 2005, the Wilmington Blue Rocks lost a dear member of their baseball family as the longtime legendary stadium voice for the Blue Rocks, John "Johnny Mac" McAdams, passed away. In a special in-stadium memorial service for McAdams on June 18, 2005, Linton was introduced by Philadelphia Phillies stadium announcer Dan Baker as just the second public address announcer in Frawley Stadium history. The 2019 season featured his milestone 1,000th game behind the mic at Frawley Stadium. Linton will continue to serve as public address announcer for the 2023 baseball season.