11/20/2009 – Valley Baseball League Newsroom
Linda Keen Retires from Valley Baseball League Executive Board
HARRISONBURG, Va. – VBL President Dave Biery announced Friday that Linda Keen has retired from her post as Valley Baseball League Secretary.
Keen, who has been the league’s Secretary since 2006, leaves the Valley after being associated with it since 1993.
In 1993, Keen became involved with the Valley as a host family participant with the Front Royal Cardinals. In ’95, she took a directors role with the Cards and then became the team’s President in 1996.
Keen led the organization until 2007, stepping away to spend more time with her business interests.
It is because of these business interests that Keen is now retiring from the Valley. She has recently been promoted in her job to full-time status and so she cannot give the Valley League position the time it needs.
“I certainly want to thank Linda for all of her time and effort,” Biery said. “She has been an important member of our Board since 2006 and the Valley has grown because of her involvement. I am sure she is going to stay involved as a fan and I look forward to seeing her at games.”
Biery also announced that Bruce Alger from the New Market Rebels will take over the VP position vacated by Todd Thompson and Ken Newman from Rockbridge will serve as Secretary.
Both men, along with Biery and Treasurer Jim Phillips, were elected to the positions Thursday night at the league’s regular monthly meeting.
The terms for all four positions are one year.
In other league business, it was voted to open the 2010 season on Thursday, June 3 at Harrisonburg. The Turks will host local rival New Market in the first-ever “Opening Night” for the league – this will be the only game scheduled for that evening and every team in the league will be represented at the contest.
The Turks, who are moving into a new home this coming summer after Veteran’s Memorial Stadium was razed in the fall of 2008, will also host the 2010 All-Star game. Luray, who was scheduled to host in 2010, will now host the mid-summer classic in 2014.