CK Barnstormers name Dan Norman as inaugural manager

Chatham-Kent’s new Intercounty Baseball League team continues to add pieces to the puzzle ahead of its inaugural season.

The Barnstormers have announced Dan Norman will be the team’s first manager. Norman was drafted by Cincinnati in the 1974 amateur draft. While he never played a game for the Reds, he spent several years in the minor leagues before playing in the outfield for the New York Mets and Montreal Expos. He also worked in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Florida, and Arizona in various roles.

Norman currently lives in Arizona, but says he has always adored Canada and is looking forward to returning to become part of the Chatham-Kent community.

“Our team will be comprised of future and former professional players, and I’m excited to bring championship caliber baseball to the region for this new team,” said Norman.

General Manager Harry Muir said the team is excited to bring in a very experienced manager to lead the troops.

“We’re so excited to have Dan with the team. He is a values-based leader, on and off the field, bringing a high level of experience, an impressive work ethic, and a dedication to the fans and community,” said Muir.

The expansion Barnstormers are expected to hit the field in the spring of 2024.

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