WHITING – The Northwest Indiana Oilmen have named Jim Taipalus general manager for the pre-minor league team, said club president Don Popravak.
“After searching nationally for a general manager to lead the Northwest Indiana Oilmen we are extremely excited with the hiring of Jim Taipalus. With is demonstrated track record of delivering impressive attendance and revenue results in the No. 2 ranked Coastal Plains League we are looking for him to replicate his success for the Oilmen.”
Most recently Taipalus was general manager for the Martinsville, Va., Mustangs. He also has been with the Yuma, Ariz., Scorpions, and with the Arizona Summer League.
The Oilmen are one of eight teams in the Midwest Collegiate League that include teams from Chicago, Rockford and DuPage, Will and DeKalb counties in Illinois.