Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that Arnie Longboy will continue as the manager of the Herts Raptors in 2014. He was out of the country in the week of the Annual General Meeting therefore this appointment was confirmed subsequently.
Longboy has held the managerial position since the start of the 2012 season and has had two very successful seasons so far. In 2012 the Raptors just missed out on a Single-A League playoff spot with a regular season record of 6-4 finishing in third place one-and-a-half games behind the leaders. In 2013 the team stepped up its efforts and finished at the top of their Single-A Division with 10 wins and 4 losses. They reached the national championship semi-finals where they lost 10-6 against the Haverhill Blackjacks.
We understand that the executive Board of the club will soon be looking at the question of how many Herts teams to enter and in which tiers of the British leagues. Over the years this has always been a very difficult process with so many different factors to consider. Which league will Arnie Longboy be managing the Herts Raptors in? We will keep you updated as soon as the club makes further announcements.
We are also waiting for news of who will be the manager of the Herts Eagles in 2014. Those who are interested in the Herts Eagles Manager role or would like to receive more information, can contact the club.