Christopher Hall is stepping aside as commissioner of the summer-collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) effective December 31, 2018 to pursue other opportunities. Hall was a founding member of the Futures League and its first commissioner dating back to the league’s inception in 2011.
“After 8 years at the helm of the Futures League, now is the right time for me to step aside as commissioner. I am so proud of the league that we founded and rapidly built into one of the greatest summer collegiate leagues in the entire country,” said Hall.
“This past summer, the Futures League again had the best attendance in New England and ranked second in the entire country for average attendance,” Hall continued. “Also, two of our alums–Chris Shaw and Tyler Bashlor–made their MLB debuts with the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets, respectively. Beyond that, we have had upwards of 150 FCBL players, including many local New England players, drafted by MLB organizations and dozens of others playing professionally with independent teams.”
Futures League Board Chair and Worcester Bravehearts owner, John Creedon, Jr., said, “The entire Futures League family–owners, staff, players, coaches, and fans–owe Chris Hall a huge debt of gratitude for creating and leading such a spectacular baseball league.”
“The impact that the Futures League has made under Chris’s leadership in such a short time–not only in the baseball world, but also in our teams’ host communities–is truly special and remarkable,” Creedon said. “As we conduct and complete the search for our next Commissioner, that person will certainly be standing on the shoulders of a giant. And I’m happy to state that Chris Hall will continue to be an important voice for us in a new capacity starting in 2019 as an advisor while he also explores new expansion franchise opportunities for the League,” said Creedon.
The Futures League is conducting a nationwide search for its next commissioner. Interested candidates may email their cover letter and resume to: Data@WorcesterBravehearts.com.