The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced today they have officially removed the “interim” tag on manager James Frisbie and he will return as manager for the 2018 season.
Frisbie began the 2017 season as the Blue Crabs Pitching Coach. He took over the helm in early August and led the team to the First Half Freedom Division Championship.
“We are very pleased James will be returning to the team in 2018,” said Courtney Knichel, Blue Crabs General Manager. “We believe he can lead the team to our ultimate goal, which is to bring an ALPB Championship to Southern Maryland.”
“I would like to thank Blue Crabs upper management for the opportunity to manage this team during the 2018 season,” said Frisbie. “I know there are many quality candidates to manage in the Atlantic League and it’s an honor and a privilege to manage this ball club again. I look forward to starting the process in building a strong team for the 2018 campaign.”
Besides the last two months of the 2017 ALPB season, Frisbie’s previous skipper duties were managing the Texas Air Hogs of the American Association in 2016. In 2013, Frisbie was named the team manager for the Rockford Aviators and was the manager of the 2015 Frontier League All-Star game.
As a player, the left-handed pitcher was signed by the Alexandria Aces in the Texas-California League in 1998. Frisbie was on staff with the Rio Grande Valley White Wings, the Jackson Senators of Central Baseball League and with the Chillicothe Paints in the Frontier League.