ADELANTO, Calif. -- With less than one month to go before Opening Day of the 2013 season, the High Desert Mavericks have a new general manager. The Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners announced on Tuesday it has named Cory John to fill that role.
John brings more than 10 years of sales experience to the California League club that during the offseason has doubled the size of the front office staff and worked closely with the City of Adelanto to renovate several areas of Mavericks Stadium.
"Cory John has the experience, talent, determination and vision to lead the Mavericks as we start a new chapter of pro baseball in the High Desert," said team owner, Dave Heller. "Cory is an incredibly talented guy and will be working around-the-clock to change the culture at Mavericks Stadium, and make it a place for memorable baseball games, community gatherings and affordable, family-friendly fun."
John comes to the Mavericks from EAC Product Development Solutions, a 3D Engineering CAD Software company, where he won several awards for sales excellence. John has also worked for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League and the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League. John studied at the University of Minnesota and got his start in pro sports with the Greeneville Astros of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.
"I am thrilled to be following my dream, and thankful to be part of a great organization like Main Street Baseball," John said. "I am also excited to work with the new front office staff, all of whom are dedicated to making sure our fans have the best experience every time they come to the ballpark, and show people in the High Desert region what real, affordable family-friendly fun looks like."
The announcement comes during an offseason in which the team and the City of Adelanto have brought major improvements to Mavericks Stadium. Both the team and the City of Adelanto are hard at work on a wide range of improvements to the ballpark, all of which are expected to be completed before Opening Day, April 4.
The Mavericks open the 2013 season at Lancaster on Thu, April 4, and will play their home opener Thu, April 11, against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at Mavericks Stadium.
Main Street Baseball is bringing its ticket policy -- the most liberal ticket return policy in baseball -- to the High Desert. Beginning next season, any ticket purchased for any game can be exchanged up to one hour prior to game time for similar seats to any future Mavericks game, so long as space is available. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, by calling (760) 246-6287 or at HDMavs.com online. Ticket packages start as low as $55 per seat for 10 games. For more information, please call the Mavericks Front Office at (760) 246-6287 (760-246-MAVS).
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