The Pulaski Yankees (Rookie; Appalachian League) have named a new general manager, as Christina Edney is moving into the position.
Joining the Yankees in February 2017, Edney spent last season as the assistant general manager under former general manager Blair Hoke. With Hoke departing the team to take a position with a North Carolina-based club, Edney–a Pulaski native–is now stepping into the GM post. More from WDBJ7:
“I feel like I have worked really hard for the ballpark and it means a lot to me so I’m putting in all my effort to this park and to this town,” she said to WDBJ7 Friday.
“I can’t promise that I know all the ins and outs of everything that has to do with the ballpark, but I can promise you that I’m willing to learn all the ins and outs and that’s what I plan to do.”
Edney graduated from Liberty University in 2012. Her background includes stints with WDBJ7 in Roanoke as an associate producer, and at WHSV TV3 in Harrisonburg, VA as a sports reporter and morning reporter.
Over the last several years, the Yankees have helped bring new levels of success to baseball in Pulaski, and in 2017 topped the Appalachian League in attendance. Hoke, for her effort, was named the league’s Executive of the Year and received an honorable mention for the Ballpark Digest Executive of the Year Award.