Joe Hart is in his third season as president of the South Bend Silver Hawks. Hart’s dream was to play major league baseball, like many, but the dreams were ended when he injured his shoulder while getting his degree in sports management.
Hart had never been to a minor league game until after he got his first job. He was intrigued that the game was more about the fans than the actual game. In major leagues it is focused on the game and the players, where as in minor leagues it is all about the fans’ experience. This is what makes Hart want to stay in minor leagues; he loves to see kids come with their families and catch their first foul ball or have a blast running the bases after the game.
“We’re very customer service-oriented,” said Hart to Write on Sports before the game on Thursday night. Recently the Silver Hawks spent five million dollars on renovations making a bouncy house, fun zone for kids, and a splash pad.