Monday, December 18 2017

12/6/17 – Miles Wolff, Former Owner, Durham Bulls

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Miles Wolff, Commissioner of the Can-Am Baseball League and former Owner of the Durham Bulls. Wolff entered baseball in 1971. His first job was general manager of the Atlanta Braves Double-A team in Savannah, Ga., where he was named The Sporting News Class AA Executive of the Year. Later he was general manager for teams in Anderson, SC., and Jacksonville, Fla. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the Triple-A Richmond Braves for one year.

In 1980, Wolff turned his attention to ownership. He purchased a Carolina League franchise and re-started the Durham Bulls. The team enjoyed tremendous local success initially. Ten years and one Hollywood film later, the Bulls became a national phenomenon.

Wolff has owned other professional baseball teams in Butte, MT, Asheville, NC, Utica, NY, Quebec City, QC and Pulaski, VA. He currently operates the Kansas City Royals Appalachian League affiliate in Burlington, NC. He also once owned the Raleigh Icecaps hockey team. For 18 years he was president and publisher of Baseball America, the trade publication of professional baseball.

 

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Mark Your Calendar

12/20/17 – Durham Sports Club “Christmas Party”, Luke DeCock, guest Speaker
1/3/18 – NO MEETING
1/17/18 – Elliot Avent, Head Baseball Coach, NC State


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