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From mayor to manager: Bruchey new GM of Hagerstown Suns

Hagerstown SunsRobert Bruchey II, who led the fight for a new downtown ballpark as mayor of Hagerstown, is now the interim general manager of the Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League), replacing Bill Farley.

Farley is leaving to pursue the proverbial new opportunities.

“I want to thank [Bruce] Quinn and the rest of the Suns ownership for the opportunity to work here in Hagerstown,” Farley said. “It was truly an honor to be part of the Hagerstown Suns. I will miss both working with our fantastic front office staff and cheering along with our fans this summer. Bob is a proven leader in this community – I am confident that the Suns are in good hands.”

Bruchey will be responsible for overseeing the daily team and business operations for the upcoming season. “We are fortunate to have a very good experienced senior staff here at the Suns that will continue our efforts to increase Fan and Customer experience at the ballpark and throughout the community,” said Majority Owner Bruce Quinn. “I also want to thank Bill Farley and wish him the best in both his future endeavors and with his upcoming marriage and family plans.”

Bruckey served as Hagerstown mayor from 1997 through 2001 and again in 2006 through 2012, when he was defeated for reelection.

The Suns will also promote Josh Mastin and Lori Kendall to interim assistant general manager status. Both have been with the club for the last two seasons. Mastin will assist with operational management and player relations while Kendall will handle internal organizational management duties for the Hagerstown Suns.

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