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South Atlantic League announces year-end awards

South Atlantic League President Eric Krupa announced the recipients of the 2012 South Atlantic League Outstanding Achievement Awards, as voted on by teams, field managers and umpires. Club Merit Award: The Charleston RiverDogs have been selected as the winner of this prestigious award, which is awarded for outstanding overall club operations. Excellence in Marketing Award: The […]

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Election yields bounty of candidate bobbleheads

If it’s an election year, you can bet on a raftload of bobbleheads from minor-league and summer-collegiate baseball teams to commemorate the occasion — and maybe grant a little guidance to voters. We’ve already seen at least two teams holding Obama vs. Romney bobblehead/wobblehead giveaways this season — the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) […]

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Sally League All-Star game to feature unusual home-run derby: on a flight deck

When the Charleston RiverDogs host the 2012 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, the traditional home-run derby will be held on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown. The competition, set for June 18, will feature Sally League sluggers launching drives into the Charleston harbor. The USS Yorktown is a historic venue: the decommissioned aircraft carrier is the […]

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Riley, McKee, Murray to be honored by South Atlantic League

Pretty strong trio of inductees in the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012: Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Bill Murray and Carolyn McKee.  The list of inductees was announced today by league president Eric Krupa. They’ll be honored at the 53 Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game, scheduled for June 19, 2012, at Joseph P. Riley, […]

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Pfander new GM in Charlotte

Jim Pfander is the new general manager of the Charlotte Stone Crabs (High Class A; Florida State League), exiting his previous job as executive vice president/COO of the Akron Aeros (Class AA; Eastern League). The Ohio-native began his career as a broadcasting and special events intern for the Cleveland Indians, followed by his first minor […]

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Houston new Voice of the RiverDogs

Sean Houston is the new Voice of the Charleston RiverDogs (Low Class A; Sally League), hired as the club’s new director of broadcasting and media relations. A 2008 graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication-News, Houston replaces Danny Reed, who held the position for 2½ years before leaving in August to […]

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Reed steps down as voice of RiverDogs

Danny Reed, the voice of the Charleston RiverDogs (Low Class A; Sally League), is stepping down but isn’t going too far: he’s accepted a position as the new voice of The Citadel athletics. Reed will remain with the club through their August 18-21 series at Augusta, and College of Charleston announcer Jeff McCarragher will complete […]

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