The new owners of the Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) decided that continuity was an important thing for their first season at the reins, promoting former AGM Bill Farley to the general-manager post.
The promotion of Farley came after a month-long hunt conducted by team management to fill the position.
“We have to be different and we needed some fresh eyes on creating a better whole baseball experience for our faithful fans and also for new customers to the Suns product,” said Team President Bruce Quinn. “Bill is a perfect fit for Hagerstown. He is a good, young professional who has played sports and holds the traits we were looking for to lead the Suns into a new era,
The Brielle, N.J. native was brought into the Suns’ fold in August after serving as a franchising agent for Jersey Mike’s Subs, where he assisted in the establishment of 30 franchises nationwide.
“No one wants this job more than I do,” Farley explains. “I love baseball and I love the minors. Bruce and I have a great working relationship. I knew what he was looking for in a general manager, but he wants someone who can get it done that way he wants it done.”
Farley replaces former Suns GM Bob Flannery, who left the Suns at the conclusion of the 2010 season to become the ticket manager of the AHL’s Oklahoma City
In other Suns front-office news, Jon Peterson has been hired as a consultant to Quinn in the areas of marketing and promotions. Peterson comes to the Suns after front office tenures with the New Orleans Zephyrs (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), the Kinston Indians (High Class A; Carolina League) and the Aberdeen IronBirds (short season A; NY-Penn League).