PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Elsinore Storm has officially announced that Vice President/General Manager, Bruce Kessman and Assistant General Manager, Tracy Kessman will be leaving the Storm Family and relocating to Goodyear, AZ. Continue reading
Category Archives: Personnel & Operations
PRESS RELEASE – The Wilmington Sharks are pleased to announce that Peter B. Freund, a minority owner of the New York Yankees and partner in the Class-A Charleston RiverDogs, has purchased the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Pacific Baseball Ventures, the group that was awarded a West Coast League (WCL) franchise to begin play in Yakima for the 2014 season, has hired Noel Zanchelli (pronounced “zan-kelly”) to the be the first Director of Operations for the Yakima franchise. Zanchelli will oversee all day-to-day activities of the team in the Yakima market, including ticket sales, stadium Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Blue Sox today named Hunter Golden as the team’s new General Manager. Owner & President Clark Eckhoff made the announcement on behalf of the organization. The team will officially introduce Golden at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, December 4 at 3pm at La Quinta Ins & Suites in Springfield, MA, 100 Congress Street. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Steven M. Violetta, a p roven leader in the sports & entertainment industry for over 20 years, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Staten Island Yankees. The Staten Island Yankees are the short-season single “A” affiliate of the New York Yankees. Continue reading
The news here is how things are developing since Communist authorities in Cuba lifted a 50-year-old ban on players’ signing professional contracts abroad, but we thought you would find interesting this NPR description about the baseball experience for fans at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana: Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After another record-setting season in 2013, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox are excited to announce three promotions within the team’s front office staff. Those staff promotions are: Chris Phillips has been promoted to Assistant General Manager and Director of Corporate Sales, Whitney Shellem moves up to Senior Director of Ticketing and Keith Hodges has Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Baseball America has announced that Omaha Storm Chasers President and General Manager Martie Cordaro has been named Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year, the first time Cordaro has received the award in his 15 years in the industry. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The new General Manager of the Victoria HarbourCats brings with him a love of the game and an extensive background in baseball operations, marketing and media. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Greenville Drive announced today that they are promoting a key front office member to lead the South Atlantic League club, as Eric Jarinko has been named as the organization’s new General Manager. Jarinko has been with the Drive since their inaugural season in 2006, most recently serving as the organization’s Assistant General Manager. In his new role, the 31-year-old will oversee the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – HWS Baseball announced today that Jordan Taylor will be promoted to Vice President-HWS Baseball effective immediately. Taylor will continue his duties as General Manager of the Scrappers as well as have increased involvement in the other teams owned by HWS Baseball. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits have made a pair of offseason acquisitions, as they announced on Tuesday their two new assistant general managers, whom the Midwest League club will have oversee the baseball operations of the franchise and the year-round special events at Modern Woodmen Park. Continue reading
Northwoods League President Dick Radatz, Jr. announced that ownership of the Green Bay Bullfrogs has been transferred from the Northwoods League to Green Bay Baseball LLC. The new ownership group consists of seasoned Northwoods League operators including lead owner Steve Schmitt, Vern Stenman, Conor Caloia and Liz Kern. The group has been involved as owners or operators in Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Ryan Sturm as the team’s new Assistant General Manager. Continue reading
Chris English, chairman of the Brockton 21st Century Corp. and former owner of the defunct indy pro Nashua Pride (Atlantic League) from 1998-2004, was introduced as the new owner of the summer collegiate Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) at press conference on Monday. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club is proud to announce that JC Fraser has accepted the position of General Manager, the 12th in club history dating back to 1978. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With the departure of General Manager, Taylor McCarthy, the Raging Tide have remained consistent in naming Taylor Fisher, of Merrimac, MA, as McCarthy’s replacement. The move comes just days after McCarthy accepted a job as the Marketing Director for the Stockton Ports, the Oakland Athletics Single-A Affiliate, of the California League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has scheduled a press conference for 1 pm Tuesday, November 19 to announce the new ownership group of the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The media event is open to the public and will be held at the Bullfrogs office at 1306 Main Street in Green Bay. Continue reading
Paul Cantiani says the new summer collegiate Futures League team in Worcester ought to listen to his advice to make sure the franchise is profitable. Cantiani, who has operated Cantiani Insurance Agency in the area for over 40 years, was involved with the indy pro Worcester Tornadoes (Can-Am League) when it was launched in 2005. Cantiani reportedly parted ways with the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation (“Foundation”) today announced that it has reached a strategic agreement that would rescue the financially troubled Memphis Redbirds and AutoZone Park. The Foundation has been operating the Redbirds and AutoZone Park under a Continue reading
Many years ago, in the mid-70’s, there was a short-lived movement afoot to bring all MLB player development activities into the “complex mode” at the various spring training sites, thus eliminating the need for an elaborate network of farm clubs scattered across the country. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced that Eric Freeman and Brian Hoeper have joined the front office as Director of Food and Beverages and Operations Manager, respectively. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Greeneville Astros announced today that longtime mascots Tennessee Tex and Tennessee Tess have decided it is time for them to move on and leave the job of leading the roar of the crowd at Pioneer Park to someone else. The announcement was made by Tex and Tess along with Greeneville Astros general manager David Lane during a news conference at Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Alexandria Blue Anchors, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced the hiring of Kendall Hughson as General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations. Hughson will join the organization effective immediately. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In continuing their front office plans and alignment for the upcoming 2014 season, the Drive’s ninth year in Downtown Greenville at award-winning Fluor Field, the organization announced the hiring of Emily Walker as Senior Director, Business Development. In this position, Walker will be part of the Drive’s senior leadership team with responsibilities to develop and Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After two seasons in Old Orchard Beach, Raging Tide General Manager Taylor McCarthy has accepted a job as the Marketing Director for the Stockton Ports (Oakland Athletics A Affiliate) of the California League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced the addition of former interns Jon Nally, Zach Haas, and Travis Hart to the full-time staff. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power announced the hiring of Ken Fogel as Executive Vice President. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pulaski Mariners have announced today that General Manager Ryan Kiel will be leaving the organization to become the Assistant Athletic Director at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne Florida. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain League are in search of a new general manager. Please see below for details pertaining to the opening. Should you be interested in the position, please contact Chip Pruden at (252) 482-4080. Continue reading
WGN-AM 720 said in a statement Wednesday that radio color analyst Keith Moreland is leaving after three seasons to devote more time to his family. Moreland joined the Chicago Cubs’ radio team with play-by-play broadcaster Pat Hughes in February of 2011. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Torrington Titans are excited to announce another front office addition for the 2014 season. Joey Abis has been appointed General Manager of the Titans. Continue reading
Jim Watry, a former key executive for Kansas City’s Power & Light District development, is now serving as Ballpark Village’s general manager and chief operating officer. Read more here.
City of Memphis (TN) officials are close to presenting a plan that would involve the city taking ownership of AutoZone Park in a three-party deal that would also see the St. Louis Cardinals purchase the financially troubled Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League). Read more here – subscription required.
PRESS RELEASE – MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball, announced today that the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, earned their second and third MiLBY Awards of the year as they were named the winner of “Promo of the Year” and “Mascot Clip of the Year.” Continue reading
Chris English, chairman of the Brockton 21st Century Corp. and former owner of the defunct indy pro Nashua Pride (Atlantic League) from 1998-2004, is the new owner of the summer collegiate Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League). English has already begun investing money in the field at Campanelli Stadium. Read more here.
After three years of unexpected costs and uncertainty, the Olean (NY) Local Development Corporation will sever its ties with the Olean Oilers of the summer collegiate New York Collegiate Baseball League. The franchise now needs a new owner to step up to the plate. OLDC will redirect its focus from operating the baseball team to renovating Bradner Stadium for baseball and other uses. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that A.J. Grant has been named Manager of McKechnie Field Operations and General Manager of the Bradenton Marauders. The appointment was announced by Dennis DaPra, Executive Vice President and General Manager of PNC Park and Facility Management. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits are promoting a key front office member to lead the Midwest League club, as the team announced that two-year Assistant General Manager Andrew Chesser is the Midwest League club’s new General Manager at a press conference with River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller Thursday afternoon at Modern Woodmen Park. Continue reading