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AFP, ND editor named GM of Waynesboro Generals

The Waynesboro Generals are announcing today that Chris Graham of Waynesboro has been named the team’s new general manager.
Graham, 36, is the co-owner of Augusta Free Press Publishing in Downtown Waynesboro and the editor of The New Dominion monthly print magazine and Augusta Free Press Online based in Waynesboro. The Staunton native grew up in Augusta County and is a graduate of Wilson Memorial High School and the University of Virginia.

“High on my list of things that I really wanted to do in life was being involved in a meaningful way with baseball. So in many ways, this is a dream come true for me,” said Graham, who will oversee business operations for the Waynesboro Generals franchise in the Valley League, a summer college baseball league with teams in 12 communities in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia.

New Generals co-owners Jerry Carter and John Leonard feel that Graham is a perfect fit for their plans for the franchise.

“We feel we located the perfect person to represent what we’re trying to do,” said Carter, who leads the ownership group that bought the team from longtime owner Jim Critzer in January.

“I’m thrilled that the Generals organization can add such a quality person like Chris Graham,” Leonard said. “He will help our team continue the fine tradition of Valley League Baseball in Waynesboro.”

All eyes of the new ownership and management team are focused on the June 5 Opening Night.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do behind the scenes to get things ready for that first pitch,” Graham said. “We all know that June 5th will be here sooner than we think it will.”


– Staff Report