Burlington Royals Front Office1450 Graham Street | Burlington, NC 27217 | Phone: (336) 222-0223 | Fax: (336) 226-2498
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: PO Box 1143, Burlington, NC 27216
Affiliation: Kansas City Royals (2007-Present)
Years in Appalachian League: 1986-Present
Front Office Staff
In his 30th year as president of the Burlington Royals' ownership group, Burlington Baseball Club, Inc., Miles Wolff is well known for his successes in all realms of professional sports. In addition to his ownership of the local franchise in Burlington, Wolff first turned his attention to ownership when he purchased a Carolina League franchise and re-started the Durham Bulls in 1980. The team enjoyed tremendous local success initially. Ten years and one Hollywood film later, the Bulls became a national phenomenon, and Wolff sold the franchise in 1991.
Wolff has owned other professional baseball teams in Butte, MT, Asheville, NC, Utica, NY, Quebec City, QC and Pulaski, VA. He also once owned the Raleigh IceCaps hockey team. For 18 years he was president and publisher of Baseball America, the trade publication of professional baseball.
More recently, Wolff founded the first modern independent league when six cities in the Upper Midwest and Canada began play in the Northern League in 1993. Under his leadership the Northern League grew to 18 teams by 2002. He is currently the commissioner of the American Association and the Can-Am League. Wolff served as the commissioner of the Northeast League from 2003-2004, and commissioner of the Central League from 2002-2005.
Among his many accolades, Wolff was recently selected as the 79th most important person in baseball history by John Thorn and Alan Schwarz in the eighth edition of Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia. He was selected as one of the best owners in sports by ESPN 25, a history of the network. In addition to Wolff's #8 ranking, the Top Ten Best Owners List includes four Major League Baseball owners, three National Football League owners and two National Basketball Association owners. In 2006, Baseball America named Wolff one of the 25 most significant people in baseball in the previous 25 years.
Wolff entered baseball in 1971. His first job was general manager of the Atlanta Braves Double-A team in Savannah, Ga., where he was named The Sporting News Class AA Executive of the Year. Later he was general manager for teams in Anderson, S.C., and Jacksonville, Fla. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the Triple-A Richmond (Va.) Braves for one year.
Wolff has written two books, Season of the Owl (1980), a novel about minor league baseball, and Lunch at the 5 & 10 (1970), an account of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins by black students at the Woolworth's eatery. He is also the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (1997).
Upon graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in liberal arts, Wolff earned a master's degree in southern history at the University of Virginia. He served active duty as a supply officer in the U.S. Navy from 1967-70 on the USS Charles P. Cecil (DD-835) and USS Puget Sound (AD-38).
|Dan Moushon||Vice President|
Dan Moushon has worked with Burlington Baseball Club, Inc., and Miles Wolff since 1995. In the nearly 20 years since then, he has served as the executive director of the Northern League (1995-1998), president of the Northern League (1998-2002), and president of the Northeast League (2003-2004). He has also served as the vice president of baseball operations for the Central League from 2002-2005. He is currently the president and chief operating officer of both the American Association and the Can-Am League. He served as the Appalachian League Corporate Secretary from 1995-2001 and served as a member of the league's executive committee.
Prior to joining the organization, he began his professional baseball career for a South Atlantic League franchise in Charleston, S.C., in 1988, moved to the Springfield (Ill.) Cardinals of the Midwest League in 1989 and got his first general manager post with the Watertown (N.Y.) Indians of the New York-Penn League in 1992. He was also general manager of the Fayetteville (N.C.) Generals (South Atlantic League) from 1993-94
|Tyler Borkowski||General Manager|
Tyler Borkowski was named General Manager of the Burlington Royals in November of 2016. Tyler was previously the Assistant General Manager of the Sussex County Miners in the Can-Am League. He is from Long Valley, NJ and graduated from Montclair State University in 2013.
|Mikie Morrison||Assistant General Manager|
Mikie Morrison was named Assistant General Manager in October of 2016. Prior to becoming Assistant General Manager he was the Director of Operations for the B-Royals for the 2015-2016 seasons, and was an intern during the 2013 season. In 2014, Mikie oversaw Stadium Operations for the Augusta GreenJackets. Mikie is a graduate of Methodist University.
|Katie Soraghan||Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Ticket Sales|
Katie Soraghan joined the Burlington Royals in January 2017. Prior to working with the Royals, she interned with the Short-Season Class-A Lowell Spinners and the Class-AAA Durham Bulls, where she gained experience in sales, marketing, promotions, and event management. Katie is from Litchfield, New Hampshire and is a graduate of Elon University.
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Stadium Name (year opened): Burlington Athletic Stadium (1960)
Location: (map) I-40/85 Exit 145. Go North on Maple Ave. Turn right on Mebane St. Turn right at Beaumont Ave. Turn left on Graham St.
Standard Game Times: Monday-Saturdays - 7:00 p.m., Sundays - 6:00 p.m.
Visiting Club Hotel: Ramada Inn (Exit 143), 2703 Ramada Road, Burlington, NC 27215