The Hartford Yard Goats (Class AA; Eastern League) have announced a series of promotions within their front office. As part of those moves, Tim Restall has been promoted to President and Mike Abramson has been elevated to General Manager.
In addition, Josh Montinieri and Dean Zappalorti were promoted to Assistant General Managers. The Yard Goats just finished their first season at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford and attracted 395,196 fans, the most of any professional baseball team in the history of Connecticut.
“We are pleased to announce promotions to our senior leadership team, they are well deserved,” Yard Goats owner Josh Solomon said. “Tim Restall has done a remarkable job as a dedicated team leader and we are fortunate to have several very talented professionals who have earned the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and new challenges as we continue to grow as an organization.”
“I am especially proud of how our staff embraced the community and, in turn, how the community embraced the Yard Goats,” added Solomon. “From our collaborations with Hartford restaurants, the neighborhoods and our sponsors, to the incredible game day activities that made attending a Yard Goats game such a fun experience, our staff worked tirelessly to make our inaugural season a resounding success.”
Earlier this summer, Dunkin Donuts Park was the winner of the “Best of the Ballparks” vote from Ballpark Digest, Ballpark of the Year by Baseballparks.com, and Best Place to see a game by Connecticut Magazine.