The new owners of the Grand Prairie Airhogs (independent; American Association) brought in a familiar face to run things at QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie: Craig Brasfield, a longtime GM in the independent-baseball world, is the team’s new vice president and general manager.
Brasfield comes to Grand Prairie after two years as the VP/GM of the 2010 American Association champion Shreveport-Bossier Captains; he’ll continue as vice president with the Captains. Both teams are owned by Southern Independent Baseball.
Brasfield spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons in Shreveport, helping the Captains win the American Association title last year. Before joining the Captains, Brasfield spent three years in United League Baseball, where he served as the league president in 2007 and 2008 after spending the league’s inaugural season in 2006 as assistant to the president. He also served stints as a GM in the Texas-Louisiana League and the Central League.
The 1984 graduate from the University of Mississippi began his career in baseball with the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League) in 1985 before stints with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays (rookie; Pioneer League), Durham Bulls (Class AAA; International League) and Tidewater Tides (Class AAA; International League).
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