Orioles’ Double-A workforce Bowie Baysox, former affiliate Frederick Keys change possession – Baltimore Solar

For almost 15 years, Ken Younger owned three of the Orioles’ 4 full-season minor league associates. Within the span of 13 months, he’s gone down to at least one.
Attain Sports activities and Leisure, based mostly in McLean, Virginia, introduced Thursday it has purchased the Bowie Baysox and Frederick Keys from Younger, who retains possession of Baltimore’s Triple-A workforce, the Norfolk Tides, in addition to the Albuquerque Isotopes and Biloxi Shuckers. The Baysox are the Orioles’ Double-A affiliate, whereas the Keys spent three many years tied to the Orioles earlier than shifting to the MLB Draft League as a part of December 2020′s reshuffling of the minor leagues.
Greg Baroni, Attain Sports activities and Leisure CEO and principal common accomplice, and Richard Roberts, president and common accomplice, will function the groups’ new house owners.
“As a Maryland resident of greater than 30 years, I’ve deep roots within the area and am excited by the chance to carry next-level baseball experiences to our space,” Greg Baroni stated in a press release. “All through my profession, I’ve had a ardour for constructing nice groups, and it is a pure extension of that focus. The Baysox and Keys provide a pipeline alternative to the Main Leagues and proceed the custom of offering high quality leisure to households and communities. It’s about constructing groups and serving the gamers and followers, and that resonates with me.”
Baroni beforehand held senior roles at KPMG, KPMG Consulting and Unisys Company. He and Roberts have objectives of “elevated group outreach, stadium enhancements, and a deal with the fan expertise” as house owners of the Baysox and Keys, based on a information launch. The Keys’ removing from affiliated baseball largely stemmed from a facility in want of recent upgrades, common supervisor Andrew Klein just lately instructed The Baltimore Solar.
Maryland Baseball Holding LLC, a bunch led by Younger, purchased the Baysox and Keys in 2006. The subsequent 12 months, the Tides, which Younger has served because the president of since 1993, grew to become the Orioles’ Triple-A workforce. Younger was named Baseball America’s Minor League Govt of the Yr in 2009.
“It’s not nearly baseball, it’s about offering household enjoyable leisure — Attain Sports activities and Leisure understands that and is positioned to put money into the Baysox and Keys to additional improve the groups’ influence on their communities and followers,” Younger stated in a press release. “I’m assured that the groups are in nice fingers with Greg and Wealthy, every of whom carry a confirmed observe file of success all through their spectacular careers. I’m excited to observe them construct on the momentum that we’ve created.”