Ottawa have tried their luck twice in the Can-Am Independent Baseball League. Each time, she could rely on an experienced leader.
The team that will make its debut in the new Frontier League next spring will be just as lucky.
However, there will be a difference.
In 2008, Ottawa Rapidz was led by 68-year-old Ed Nottle.
Between 2015 and 2018, the Ottawa Champions had a Septuagan manager in Hal Lanier.
This time, the new team – which has not been selected – will be led by a man with almost 1000 matches with Frontier experience.
The man in question, Steve Brook, is not yet 40 years old.
“We are proud to hire a man like Steve. We aim to establish a winning culture. Steve’s CV says everything you need to know, “said club co-owner Sam Katz in a statement.
Brook has spent his entire career in an organization. He was with the River City Rascals, a club based in Missouri.
He first spent four seasons on the mound. He maintained a cumulative record of 33-17, with an earned average of 4.14.
He became head of the team in 2010. Over the next 10 years, Rascals reached the Frontier League Championship Series six times. They have won the title twice.
With a master’s degree in physical education from Central Missouri University, Brook will be officially introduced to the media during a press conference on Wednesday.