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Derek Franks

Derek Franks has served his entire career with the Fresno Grizzlies, from Ticket Office Intern in 2004 to being named team president in 2018. In 2015, Franks was chosen as the Pacific Coast League’s Executive of the Year. Franks has overseen a continued bolstering of the Fresno Grizzlies and “Fresno Tacos” brand both in Central California and nationwide; with 2016 setting a new bar thanks to another all-time merchandise sales record for the franchise. In 2017, for the first time in franchise history, the Fresno Grizzlies were chosen as the Bob Freitas Award winner by national industry publication Baseball America. The honor recognizes the top overall operations in Minor League Baseball in each classification.

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This is an excerpt from Derek Franks’ chapter in “The GM’s Handbook” which is available in paperback, Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. It is cited, indexed and professionally edited, providing perspectives from 16 MiLB C-Suite Executives on leadership, hiring/firing/interviews, merchandise, tickets, concessions, corporate sales and the business of sports revenue

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