Pelicans’ GM Brown named CL’s Executive of the Year

The Carolina League named Myrtle Beach Pelicans general manager Scott Brown the 2012 Calvin Fallwell “Executive of the Year” Award winner, CL president John Hopkins announced Monday.

Brown, a Carolina Forest resident, joined the Pelicans in March of 2010. Before moving to Myrtle Beach, he spent five years as the GM of the Binghamton (NY) Mets for whom he was honored as the Eastern League’s version of the same award in 2005. Dating back to high school, 2012 marked the 31st season of working in baseball for the 47-year-old at the major and minor league levels. Previous stops included the Baltimore Orioles, St. Lucie Mets, New York Mets and the Binghamton Mets.

The off-season leading up to 2012 represented a busy period for the Pelicans starting with hosting the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar in late September of 2011. The team also worked in concert with the City of Myrtle Beach & Horry County in overseeing a complete field re-construction project including updated draining, irrigation, subsurface and the installation of a new turf surface that decreased the number of rainouts.

A new stadium naming rights partnership with TicketReturn began before Opening Day. Significant upgrades in the concessions operation, including the grand opening of the Ring of Fire Grille, provided the fans with even higher quality and more food options at games. Finally, the team supervised the replacement of the original 21st Avenue North marquee sign replacing it with a full-color, animated Daktronics message center.

The Fallwell award was named in 2006 for the man who had been president of the Lynchburg club since that city joined the league in 1966. Calvin Fallwell died at 90 on August 20, 2011.

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