Mike Marshall, a front-office vet in indy baseball, assumes the reins of the Golden Baseball League club.The Chico Outlaws (independent; Golden Baseball League) has a new president and general manager: former major-leaguer Mike Marshall. Marshall replaces Bob Linscheid as president and Curt Jacey as GM.
"We believe that Mike Marshall is uniquely qualified to succeed in this position and bring success on the field, to the business and even more entertainment and value to our fans and business partners," said David Kaval, CEO of Diamond Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Chico Outlaws. "He has played at the highest levels of this sport and he has managed for years in the independent minor leagues, he has also served as General Manager in the NorthEast League, Vice-President of Baseball Operations for the Northern League and President and General Manager of the Yuma Scorpions."
Marshall, 49, was an All-Star first baseman and outfielder during an 11-year major league career primarily with the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of the heroes of LA's 1988 World Series Championship, he has managed or been an administrator in the minor leagues for the last ten years. He held on-field management positions in Albany, NY; El Paso, TX; and Yuma, AZ. He held executive front office positions in Albany, Dallas, and Yuma. His organizations are well known for winning on the field, and even more importantly for a focus on community involvement and partnering with charities and youth sports organizations wherever he has been.
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity in a city that has proven to be one of the best communities for minor league baseball in the country," said Marshall. "This is a baseball town, with Nettleton Stadium being a tremendous facility, along with the great history of Chico Heat and Outlaws championship teams. The fans are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, the business community has partnered very well with the team, and the university has been such a fine partner over the years."
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