January 30, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mobile BayBears
MOBILE, AL - The Mobile BayBears have announced a new partnership with Gulf Coast Sports Fields to become the new official groundskeepers of Hank Aaron Stadium. GCSF services many high schools in the region along with Ladd-Peebles Stadium. ...
The partnership between the BayBears and GCSF marks the return of original Hank Aaron Stadium head groundskeeper, Pat White. He is a 25 year veteran of maintaining competition sports fields. His experience includes 11 years in professional minor league baseball with the Mobile BayBears and the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. White was responsible for overseeing the construction of Hank Aaron Stadium field and has hosted many events including Major League Baseball exhibition games and the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. When asked what it was like to return to "The Hank," White said, "It is a dream come true to come back and oversee the field that I helped build from the very beginning." In terms of providing an improved experience for the Arizona Diamondbacks, White said, "I look at that field as the office for the coaches and players of the Dbacks. That is where they come to work everyday and it needs to be an environment they appreciate and enjoy."