Eric Krupa Tabbed SAL President

We’re going to have something on this in the upcoming issue, but I just wanted to get the news on here as well before the magazine hits the newsstands.

We’ve got it from several sources that Minor League Baseball executive Eric Krupa has been selected by the South Atlantic League presidential search committee and will be introduced as John Herny Moss’ replacement at the league all-star game later this month’"pending approval by the board of directors.

Lexington president Alan Stein, who served as chairman of the search committee, declined to comment regarding the results of the committee’s search due to a confidentiality agreement, confirmed that a nominee has been selected and will be proposed to the board of directors at the all-star game.

“I totally expect that to happen,” Stein said regarding the board’s approval. “We worked hard so that we can have a candidate that we can build a consensus around . . . We’ll announce it immediately at the all-star game if it gets ratified.”

Krupa, who would not comment when reached by telephone, has served as MILB’s director of business and finance since 1997. He also serves as the administrator of MILB’s umpire program. Krupa got involved with professional baseball after working for Walt Disney World Sports in a variety of financial and operations positions.

Chip Moore, vice president of the South Atlantic League, also served on the search committee and said it had several good candidates to choose from.

“It was a very good process and a lot of good candidates and the reason has been because of John Henry Moss . . . The candidates that participated all would have made the league continue that growth pattern that John started.”