BayBears Announce New General Manager
MOBILE, AL - The Mobile BayBears Professional Baseball Club has announced a new General Manager, Chris Morgan who will oversee the day-to-day operations of the franchise. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Morgan comes from the Senior Bowl where he served as the Director of Game Operations for over 16 years (1998-2014).
The BayBears continue to work towards a brighter future with the addition of Morgan, who played a significant role with nearly every aspect of the Senior Bowl organization, including oversight of all corporate partnerships, organization of the annual marketing and advertising plan, and management of all ancillary events that are staged by the Senior Bowl throughout the year.
Hank Aaron Stadium is a familiar sight to Morgan as he returns to the Mobile BayBears for his second stint with the team. Morgan spent 1996-1998 in the front office as the Community Relations and Marketing Manager. These duties included the development and the execution of in-game promotions, management of stadium operations, and the development of all community outreach programs.
"I am thrilled to be returning to the very organization that brought me to Mobile back in 1996. My time with the BayBears during their first two seasons still ranks as the highlight of my career and words truly can't express how excited I am to return to Hank Aaron Stadium," said Morgan.
Back in 1996, Morgan focused on building a great family friendly experience with top notch entertainment and that will be one of his priorities as he returns to the BayBears.
"I want to thank owner Mike Savit and Executive Vice-President Mike Gorrasi of the HWS Group for having the faith in me to come in and work hard to enhance the current profile of the BayBears organization and make Hank Aaron Stadium and BayBears games an entertainment destination for fans throughout the area," said Morgan.
"We conducted a nationwide search over the last 90 days and we had a lot of qualified candidates interested in the position," said Gorrasi. "Chris was clearly our first choice as his combination of industry experience and leadership skills will be a nice addition to an already strong front office staff."
A press-conference to announce the official hiring of Chris Morgan will be announced at a later date. Morgan will formally join the BayBears on August 11 and begin implementing his new ideas and strategies as the BayBears finish up the 2014 season.
Tickets to all BayBears' 2014 home games are available for sale now by calling the BayBears ticket office at (251) 479-BEAR (2327), Monday through Friday, 9-5 PM. For more information on the BayBears, or for more information on any upcoming games and promotions, visit the official team web site at MobileBayBears.com or by "Liking" the Mobile BayBears on Facebook and following the team on Twitter @Mobile_BayBears.