Grand Prairie, Texas Southern Independent Baseball has named James Frisbie as the new Texas team manager, the club announced on Friday. The managerial addition comes shortly after last week’s news that the Grand Prairie AirHogs and Amarillo Thunderheads will temporarily unite for the 2016 season. Frisbee joins the ball club after three seasons with the Rockford Aviators, who compete in the Frontier League.

Following the team’s announcement, Frisbee spoke about this new role with the ball club and league expectations in the American Association of Independent Baseball.

“It is great to be back in the state of Texas representing the communities of Grand Prairie and Amarillo,” Frisbee said. “I would like to thank Southern Independent Baseball ownership for the opportunity to manage the Texas club this season.  The American Association is a great league, and I welcome the competitiveness the league will present me and my coaching staff.”

The former Fort Worth Cats coach has spent his life dedicated to building up his baseball credentials. The new skipper played collegiately at Abilene Christian University. After college, he went on to play four seasons in the Texas-Louisiana League.

Frisbee will make his managerial debut on May 19 in Kansas City as the team is set to square off against the Kansas City T-Bones. The ball club will open its first home series in Grand Prairie on May 23, followed by the team’s debut on in Amarillo on June 6.


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