After a long tenure with the West Michigan Whitecaps (Low A; Midwest League), Mickey Graham is joining the Traverse City Pit Spitters (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) as their new general manager.
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity!” said Graham. “Northern Michigan is a wonderful part of the state and I’m looking forward to getting to know the Traverse City area and becoming a part of this community.”
Graham spent 19 years with the Whitecaps, including the last 14 as their Director of Marketing and Media. In 19 years with the Whitecaps, Graham developed a track record of creating unique promotions. Among the promotional highlights include entries such as the Fifth Third Burger, Star Wars Night and Peanut Free Days just to name a few.
In his new role as General Manager, Graham will oversee all aspects of the Pit Spitters operation.
“Mickey is the right person at the right time to lead this franchise. I am confident that he has the experience to reinvigorate the market, creatively use that ballpark for outside events and to bring our organizational core values of providing fun and family-friendly entertainment to Traverse City and Northern Michigan,” said Whitecaps and Pit Spitters CEO Joe Chamberlin. “He has been a huge part of cementing the Whitecaps in the West Michigan community, which will translate well as we work to make Pit Spitters baseball a summertime staple in Northern Michigan for years to come.”
The Pit Spitters open the 2019 Northwoods League season at home on Tuesday, May 28 against the Green Bay Booyah.