Once again it’s the time of year that STMA honors the top sports turf managers of Minor League Baseball for each league across the country. The profession as a whole takes an incredible amount of work, passion and attention to detail to achieve the desired result as we know.
While there are plenty of great turf managers out there that too have done a tremendous job maintaining their baseball fields this season, we would like to highlight those chosen as the very best for 2019.
Triple-A Overall and International League, Matt Parrott, Charlotte Knights
Doube-A Overall and Texas League, Brock Phipps, Springfield Cardinals
Single-A Overall and Midwest League, Mitch Hooten, West Michigan Whitecaps
Short Season or Rookie and Northwest League, Ross Baron, Vancouver Canadiens
Other League Winners
Pacific Coast League, Collin Doebler, Las Vegas Aviators
Eastern League, Chris Mason, Altoona Curve
Southern League, Zach Van Voorhees, Birmingham Barons
Carolina League, Stephen Watson, Down East Wood Ducks
California League, Dominick Guerrero, Inland Empire 66ers
South Atlantic League, Greg Burgess, Greenville Drive
New York Penn League, Cooper Thomson, Batavia Muckdogs
Appalachian League, Gary Martin, Pulaski Yankees
Pioneer League, Steve DeLeon, Rocky Mountain Vibes
Also, we wanted to note another special award for the Spirit of the International League, that was awarded to Kenny Magner of the Norfolk Tides.
We are proud of all those honored and are proud that each of those receiving the awards in the overall categories and many league winners are part of the DuraEdge family.
Congratulations to all those that achieved Turf Manager of the Year this season. It’s truly a testament to all of your hard work and dedication put forth all season.