Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz

Twenty-four years with the same organization does not happen very often in the minor leagues.

Andrew Collier, who joined the Winnipeg Goldeyes in 1994 and has been general manager since ’01 while earning Executive of the Year honors six times, is an exception and has been inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.  He also has earned high praise from Winnipeg owner Sam Katz.  “Over the last 24 years, Andrew’s time and dedication to the Goldeyes have been pivotal to the success of the organization,” Katz told The Winnipeg Sun.  “This honor is very well deserved, and we are proud to have Andrew leading our staff.”

Previously the chief spokesman for Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth, Bob Wirz has been writing extensively about Independent Baseball since 2003.  He is a frequent contributor to this site, has a blog,, and a book about his life, “The Passion of Baseball”, is available at traditional book-buying sites, or at

Source: American Association