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New GMs in Northwest Indiana, Old Orchard

Ballpark DigestSome personnel shifts in the summer-collegiate world: Taylor McCarthy is the new GM of the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (Futures League), while Jim Taipalus takes the reins of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen (Midwest Collegiate Baseball League).

McCarthy formerly worked for the Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League).

“It’s an honor and a privilege to work in Old Orchard Beach with such a great community.” McCarthy said. “With such a beautiful ballpark and a great ownership group, there is no doubt in my mind this can be a successful organization for years to come.”

McCarthy, a 2010 graduate at the University of Vermont, worked in the Catamounts Athletic Communications Department assisting in all aspects for all 16 varsity sports. He was also the exclusive PR intern for the UVM Men’s Ice Hockey team and spent time as a Sports Information Director and Media advisor.

The Raging Tide will also be led by new owners and Old Orchard Beach residents John and Pam Gallo. “Old Orchard Beach is the place where we wanted to call home and we are happy to do our part to make sure baseball and the Raging Tide stay here,” said John Gallo.

Taipalus comes to the Oilmen from the Martinsville Mustangs (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League). He began his baseball management career in 2008 with the Yuma Scorpions (independent; Golden Baseball League) before joining the Mustangs for the 2010 season.

“The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are a newest team in the MCL and I am excited to be apart of their organization, so I want to work fast in making our presence known in the community and in the Region,” Taipalus said. “My main concentration will be getting groups out to the ballpark and showing each fan that every night will be an exciting event with a winning atmosphere.  My goal is to make Oil City Stadium known as the best and most affordable family entertainment venue in Northwest Indiana.”


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