Peter B. Freund, Principal Owner
Peter B. Freund is the Principal Owner of Trinity Sports Holdings, a portfolio company which owns and operates professional sports teams and venues throughout North America and Europe. Trinity Sports Holdings portfolio includes interests in Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and Minor League Baseball’s Memphis Redbirds, Charleston RiverDogs and Williamsport Crosscutters. Trinity Sports Holdings also owns and operates two professional soccer teams; Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club in East London, England and Memphis 901 Football Club in downtown Memphis, TN. Trinity Sports Holdings was named Ballpark Digest’s Sports Organization of the Year in 2017.
Peter currently serves as Executive Chairman of Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. and sits on the Board of both the Pacific Coast and New York-Penn professional baseball leagues, and the United Soccer League, where he is a member of their respective executive committees. Further, he is the President of the Redbirds Community Fund, an organization which supports the Memphis RBI program (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) along with numerous community outreach initiatives.
Peter graduated from the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, NY and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Peter serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rippowam Cisqua School, a coeducational independent day school for grades pre-kindergarten through nine, which he also attended. Peter resides in Bedford, NY and Big Sky, MT with his wife Mimi and twin daughters.
ABOUT THE CLUBS
The New York Yankees play in Major League Baseball’s American League East division, are 27-time World Series Champions and call Yankee Stadium, located in the Bronx, NY as their home.
The Memphis Redbirds are the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in the Pacific Coast League, 2017 PCL Champions, and play at AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
The Charleston RiverDogs are the Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees in the South Atlantic League and play at Joseph P. Riley Park on the waterfront in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Williamsport Crosscutters are the Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies in the New York-Penn League and play at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the MLB Little League Classic.
Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. plays in the National League, the fifth tier of English Football and calls Victoria Road, opened in 1917, as its home ground in East London.
Memphis 901 F.C. plays in USL Division II and calls AutoZone Park, located in downtown Memphis TN, as its home stadium.
Craig was named the General Manager of the Memphis Redbirds in April 2014, and he added the title of President in 2016. As the Redbirds’ President/GM, Craig is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate and AutoZone Park. In December 2016, Redbirds Principal Owner Peter Freund announced that Craig joined the ownership group for the franchise, along with Peter and the St. Louis Cardinals.
In four seasons in Memphis, Craig has directed numerous advancements with the franchise, including significant renovations and upgrades, which in part led to a 17 percent increase in attendance from the 2015 season to the 2016 season. That increase was fourth in all of Minor League Baseball, and the per-game change led the minors. The club built on that during the 2017 season, as its average home attendance rose an additional eight percent and included three crowds of 10,000 or more and 11 crowds above 7,500.
Before joining the Redbirds, Craig spent five years with the St. Louis Cardinals Front Office as an Account Executive, Corporate Sales and Marketing. In the position, Craig sold and managed corporate sponsorships, and oversaw club radio promotion and advertising, among other notable achievements.
Upon joining the Cardinals in 2008, Craig was tasked with bringing the team’s radio advertising in-house. From there, he played an essential role in returning the team’s radio broadcasts to KMOX (1120 AM) in 2010. Additional accomplishments included serving as the field producer for the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium, coordinating the 2011 World Series Victory Parade and leading the team’s marketing committee.
In 2013, Craig was integral in securing a long-term partnership with St. Louis-based Mercy as the Official Medical Provider of the St. Louis Cardinals. The deal gave the team access to a nationally recognized hospital, as well as an increased level of comprehensive, advanced care that is only possible from one of the leading health systems.
Maintaining his role as Account Executive, Craig also spent six months behind-the-scenes working on the acquisition of the Redbirds.
Prior to his time with the Cardinals, Craig spent nine years (1998-2007) in various positions at KTRS Radio including the role of Station Manager.
In his spare time, Craig enjoys cooking and barbecuing. He graduated from Webster University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Craig, along with his wife, Pamela, and three daughters, Emma, Ellen and Eden, reside in Memphis.
This is Doug’s 26th season in Minor League Baseball, all spent in the New York-Penn League. He previously worked for the Geneva (NY) Cubs (A) and re-located with the team in the fall of 1993 to Williamsport. He was named General Manager of the Williamsport Crosscutters in 1993 and Vice President/General Manager in 2008.
Upon the sale of the team to the new ownership group (Cutting Edge Baseball LLC) in December of 2014, Doug continued his role as Vice President of Operations & General Manager of the team and became a limited partner in the team.
He was named the New York-Penn League Executive of the Year in 2004.
Doug graduated from Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH in 1990 with a B.S. in Physical Education, and from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 1991 with an M.S. in Sports Management.
He currently volunteers as a coach for multiple soccer teams for the AYSO in Williamsport, and is a past Advisory Board Member of the Williamsport YMCA.
Doug resides in Williamsport with his wife Susan, and their two sons Ty & Trevor.
Gabe has spent over 30 years in professional baseball, all in the New York-Penn League. His full-time baseball career began with the Geneva Cubs in 1993 and moved to Williamsport, Pa., that fall when the club relocated there.
In his role, Gabe oversees all sales, marketing and promotional activities of the Crosscutters while also being in charge of game day entertainment and serving as on-field host.
Gabe’s honors include; New York-Penn League Male Executive of the Year (2011 & 2017), New York-Penn League Community & Baseball Service Award (2014) and the Ray Keyes Sports Award by the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance (2014).
He has been a frequent presenter at the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar including acting as a seminar emcee in recent years and host of Minor League Baseball’s Golden Bobblehead Awards.
Sinicropi has served as a Public Address Announcer for the Little League World Series™ since 1998. He currently serves as a board member of the Williamsport/Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce and its Executive Committee, AAA North Penn, Hope Enterprises and is Chairman of the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau. He has been a member of Kiwanis for over 30 years and serves as an emcee for many local events and banquets. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Lycoming County United Way, as well as its Funds Distribution Committee for over a dozen years.
Prior to his full-time baseball career, Sinicropi was a Program Director & Morning Air Personality for CQ-102 Radio (WECQ), Geneva, N.Y., from 1984-1991.
Gabe resides in Williamsport and spends his free time collecting vintage toys, pop-culture antiques and baseball cards.