Walkup Resigns as NBC World Series Tournament Director

PRESS RELEASE – The National Baseball Congress World Series announced Friday that Tournament Director Casey Walkup has stepped down from his current position to pursue other opportunities.

“What makes this so hard is the passion and love I have for the NBC, baseball in the United States and the friendships I have developed with co-workers, owners, coaches, GM’s, players and fans over the last three years,” said Walkup.

Walkup has helped oversee the World Series since 2010, and has headed such projects as securing a title sponsor for the tournament, as well as the retirement of Satchel Paige‘s number.

“Casey’s time here was short lived, but his impact was great,” said Wichita Wingnuts’ and NBC World Series’ President Josh Robertson. “He truly had a passion for the NBC and he will be missed. We have discussed several changes we would like to see happen to make the tournament more attractive for out-of-state teams, and will try to implement them under the new regime. You can count on our organization, as well as the City of Wichita, to take our time in making sure the absolute best person is put in this prestigious role.”

Walkup is expected to take a position within his family’s business and can be contacted via email at c.walkup@pebuildingservices.com

The National Baseball Congress World Series will be conducting a search for a new Tournament Director. Interested applicants should contact Josh Robertson at josh@wichitawingnuts.com

The 79th annual NBC World Series begins next July. For tournament information, call the NBC World Series’ main office at (316) 264-6887, or visit the tournament’s official website at http://www.nbcbaseball.com.

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