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Pit Spitters General Manager Mickey Graham to Step Down After Season

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Pit Spitters general manager Mickey Graham will step down after the season to pursue other opportunities.

Graham made the move to Traverse City to be the team’s first general manager in 2019. Before that, he had worked with the West Michigan Whitecaps organization.

During the Pit Spitters’ first three years, they won two Northwoods League titles. They also adjusted to the pandemic by playing a pod season with three Traverse City teams competing against each other throughout the summer of 2020 before competing in a Michigan pod championship.

“It’s great to see the way our community responded to the new team and the new experience we have created. They’ve embraced the philosophy we’ve brought, specifically understanding what a vibrant stadium can do for a region,” Graham said in a press release.  “For me it’s always been about the fan experience. We’ve focused on making sure that every event is positive for the guest, whether it’s a Pit Spitters game or special event, our concern is always the fan experience.”

Graham also helped Turtle Creek Stadium host an Old Dominion concert and the Nitro Circus in 2021.

“I think the time is right to turn the reigns over to the next person,” Graham said. ” I’m proud of the work this staff has done and am confident that the organization is on solid footing and that the best is yet to come for Pit Spitters fans.”