BILLINGS — The Pioneer Baseball League has named former Baltimore Orioles government Michael Shapiro as its new president.
Shapiro was unanimously elected to the place, the league introduced in a press launch. Jim McCurdy, league president for the previous 27 years, will stay as senior vp.
Shapiro most just lately served as the chief vp for planning and growth for the Orioles. Previous to that, Shapiro was senior vp for enterprise affairs with the Washington Nationals and vp and basic counsel for the San Francisco Giants.
He additionally was senior counsel for the Atlanta Braves and vp of enterprise affairs for Turner Sports activities.
In 2021, the Pioneer League will function as an independent partner league of Main League Baseball; the league’s groups weren’t tendered skilled growth licences after the expiration of the 30-year Skilled Baseball Settlement in September.
“I’m honored to have been chosen because the president of the Pioneer League,” Shaprio said within the league’s launch. “That is an thrilling time for the league because it transitions from an affiliated league to an MLB companion league.