Dave Chase, the former president/GM of the Memphis Redbirds, is the new commissioner of the summer-collegiate Prospect League.
Dave Chase, the former president/GM of the Memphis Redbirds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), is the new commissioner of the summer-collegiate Prospect League.
Chase is one of the visionaries of the game, and we're not sure there are many who have more passion for the game. As head of the Redbirds, Chase got AutoZone Park built and launched the Civil Rights Game, among other things.
The Prospect League has turned into the most aggressive player in the summer-collegiate field, expanding by four teams this past offseason, with an eye on future growth. Bryan Wickline, the head of the Chilicothe Paints who had been heading the league, will continue as president.
“Dave brings years of experience to the league; we are fortunate to have attracted him," Wickline said. "The offseason has shown tremendous growth for the league with new franchises in Nashville, Terre Haute, Beckley, and DeKalb. With today’s announcement, we have completed an ambitious offseason.”
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