PRESS RELEASE – Embark Holdings, Inc., the parent company to American West Baseball League (a Professional Minor Baseball League), is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny DiPace to the position of President/GM and the new logo of the Fullerton Flyers.
Danny signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1963. He hit .263/.358/.383 with 24 steals in 32 tries for the 1964 Salisbury Dodgers. In ’65, he moved to the Minnesota Twins chain for the Wisconsin Rapids Twins to win the Midwest League batting title by 24 points. He beat out over two dozen future major leaguers, including Joe Rudi, Sal Bando and Nate Colbert. He outhit teammate Rod Carew by 37 points and would have been second in the Carolina League had he qualified (falling 26 plate appearances shy), .001 behind Jose Calero and .001 ahead of Manny Sanguillen.
DiPace has a long history of coaching, beginning in 2000 as a first base and hitting coach for the Aberdeen Arsenal. In 2002 he went on to become a first base and hitting coach for the Allentown Ambassadors in the Northern League, and the Long Beach Armada in 2005. DiPace was a first base coach for the Orange County Flyers in 2007-2008, winning the 2008 Golden Baseball League Championship. He was a coach, and in charge of player procurement, for the Palm Springs Chill from 2008 to 2009 and was the bench hitting coach for the Victoria Seals of the Golden Baseball League in 2010. DiPace was part of the 2011 Palm Springs POWER SCCBL Championship coaching staff under Harry Gurley.
Also, unveiled was the logo for American West Baseball League’s (AWBL) Fullerton Flyers that will start its new season in 2013. The team name for Fullerton will be the Fullerton Flyers vs. the OC Flyers and you can see the logo on Twitter @FullertonFlyer1 or go to Facebook at Fullerton-Flyers.
Michael Cummings, Chief Executive Officer, commented on the appointment of Mr. DiPace saying, “We are very pleased to welcome DiPace to the Management Team of the Fullerton Flyers and view his appointment as being very positive for the team. DiPace’s desire and commitment to participate in the management of the Fullerton Flyers combined with his successful experience in business and baseball makes him especially well-suited to join our Team. I am also very pleased with the outcome of the logo; it has been done with class, shows professionalism and stays with the concept of the original Flyers that made Fullerton their home back in 2005.”