The Danville Braves (Rookie; Appalachian League) are promoting David Cross, who will now serve as the club’s Vice President, General Manager. The move was announced by the Atlanta Braves as part of a series of promotions within their minor league affiliates.
Cross was named General Manager in May 2000 and has been with the D-Braves ever since. During his tenure in Danville, he has been named Appalachian League Executive of the Year twice (2003, 2008) and won the Promotional Award of Excellence twice (2004, 2006). Most recently, Cross led the D-Braves to 2017 Appalachian League Organization of the Year honors.
“I am extremely honored to become a Vice President for the Atlanta Braves,” said Cross. “The Braves organization is a first class organization that it has been an honor to work for over the past 17 years. I’d like to thank Mike Plant (Atlanta Braves President of Development) and the Braves’ executives for this opportunity. I look forward to working with our excellent staff here in Danville and throughout the entire Braves system to help the organization find continued success.”