A veteran of Minor League Baseball entering his 19th season, Tim Restall serves as President of the Hartford Yard Goats and is the winner of the 2017 Eastern League Executive of the Year.
Restall's career in the family entertainment industry began in 1989 at Canobie Lake Amusement Park in Salem, N.H. He worked his way up from Stand Manager to Assistant General Manager over 11 summers. He graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. and attended New Hampshire College and UNH Manchester.
Restall started in Minor League Baseball working for the Single A West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) of the Midwest League as the Food and Beverage Manager from 2000-2003. He also oversaw the food service operation at a half-mile race track called Berlin (MI) Raceway.
Prior to joining the Yard Goats, Restall worked for the Double A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Tim was a founding member of the front office staff for the Fisher Cats during the 2004 Inaugural Season, serving as the Director of Food and Beverage at Gill Stadium.
In 2005, Restall became the General Manager for Centerplate, a position he held through the 2007 season. In 2008, Restall became the Vice President of Business Operations for the Fisher Cats. Tim was a proud member of the 2009 Fisher Cats Front Office that was awarded the prestigious 2009 Double A Bob Freitas Award by Baseball America, recognizing the club for achieving long-term success in Minor League Baseball.
In 2013, Restall relocated to New Britain Connecticut to become the General Manager of the Rock Cats and host the Eastern League All Star game that season and later begin planning of the team relocation to Hartford.
Restall serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Advisory Board for the Miracle League of Connecticut, Board of Corporators on the IQuilt Plan and Tolland Little League.
Tim and his wife Tara reside in Tolland with their three children.