Jumbo Shrimp Manager to Serve on MiLB Diversity Committee

Mar 12, 2021

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Executive Vice President and General Manager Harold Craw has been named to Minor League Baseball’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 

Craw is among seven members of the new committee, the first of its kind in the minor leagues. 

“It is an honor to be asked to serve on this committee alongside such talented executives from across MLB and MiLB,” Craw said in an email to WJCT News. “I am excited to work together and continue growing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the baseball industry. I look forward to learning from the other committee members as well tapping into my experiences to collaborate on new initiatives as well as enhance those initiatives currently in place.” 

The goal of the committee is to improve representation throughout baseball.  

Craw has led the Jacksonville club since September 2015. He was voted the 2017 Southern League Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year by the general managers of the league members clubs, making him the only African-American to win Executive of the Year for any league in Minor League Baseball. 

In December, the Jumbo Shrimp announced they would move up to Triple-A status, a move that brought the highest level of Minor League baseball back to Jacksonville for the first time since 1968.

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