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December 13, 2012


December 13, 2012


Volcanoes’ Jerry Walker

Elected  as  Northwest  League  Officer


Walker to begin his 15th Consecutive Term as one of the League’s top officers



     Jerry Walker, President and owner of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, was elected as an Officer of the Northwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs.  The Northwest League is one of the 17 member league’s in the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues.  The election came during the recent Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN.

     Mr. Walker was elected to serve his 15th consecutive term as the League Secretary and Corporate Officer of the Northwest League.  Walker will be responsible for accurately recording the League’s business affairs and working alongside new League President Mike Ellis as he presides over League Meetings and Meetings of the Northwest League’s Executive Committee.

      Walker will retain his seat on the Northwest League’s Board of Directors (25th year), and will continue to serve on the League’s three member Executive Committee – a post he has held for the past 13 years. 

      In 1997, Walker was named as the Northwest League’s Executive of the Year, an honor awarded to the one club official who did the most outstanding job for baseball during the season.  In addition, he received the League’s Joe Martin Award.  An annual award honoring the individual who did the most for the Northwest League during the season.   In 2001, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were named the Best Class A short season franchise in America by Baseball America.  The publication also rated Volcanoes Stadium as the 4th Best Ballpark in America, for all Class A short-season and Rookie level teams, and #1 west of the Mississippi. named the Volcanoes National Team of the Year in 2007.