Greg McVey is Hannibal Cavemen's New GM
The Hannibal Cavemen are proud to announce Greg McVey is team's new general manager and field manager. Co-owners Rick DeStefane and Bob Hemond have hired McVey to replace John Civitate as General Manager and Jay Hemond as the Field Manager. Civitate has spent the last 4 years as our club’s General Manager and are very thankful for everything John has done for us. “I have really enjoyed being a part of Cave Nation and will take a lot of great memories with me," Civitate said.
Civiate said he and his wife, Judy, are returning to the Lake of the Ozarks. "We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone in Hannibal that made us feel so welcome in their hometown," he said. "It is our goal to make the transition in the Cavemen organization as smooth as possible. We will be working with Greg in the upcoming months to get him settling in before leaving. We feel Greg is a perfect choice and hope the community embraces him as warmly as they have us.”
Hemond, who has been the field manager for the last six seasons, said he is going to coach and scout for a baseball team in Italy. "I am excited by the opportunity and adventure to coach, live, and help spread my love for the game of baseball overseas and to be opening a new chapter in my personal and professional life," Hemond said. "I want to thank everyone who made my 6 seasons in Hannibal so enjoyable; the loyal fans who were at so many games, the players who put in the work to improve and strive toward the goal of playing in the Major Leagues, and the host families, especially Debbie Walden, who take care of the players and make having a team in Hannibal possible. I am going to miss wearing the Black and Gold.”
McVey, an Indianapolis, Indiana native, comes to the Cavemen organization with 22 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics most recently as the Director of Athletics at Culver-Stockton College in Canton. "I want to personally thank co-owners Rick DeStefane and Bob Hemond for putting their faith in me to continue the hard work of John, Judy and Jay moving forward," said McVey, 44. "At the end of the day, I want everyone in America’s Hometown to be proud of the Cavemen organization."
The 2014 Hannibal Cavemen come off a 4th place finish in the West Division where they finished 17-22 a full 8 games back of the eventual Prospect League Champion Quincy Gems. The 2015 Schedule that consists of 30 home games and 30 away games will be announced later this month and season tickets are available now by contacting the Cavemen Ticket Office at 573-221-1010.
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