Have you ever said to yourself, “I want to take a chance at my lifetime dream and goals and not wonder ‘what if?'”

Having worked at State Farm after college, I ended up leaving that for an internship with the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, San Francisco Giants) in Augusta, GA. I interned with the Giants Double-A team, the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2013. Through old friends from Richmond to connections in Georgia, I found myself taking on the media relations and marketing internship. 

Before that, I had already planned to attend the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville.

You can read more about my 2016 season with the Augusta GreenJackets here.

My experiences with Augusta include:
  • Running press box
  • Managing social media accounts – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat) including marketing campaigns (Analytics showed a 25% growth during my tenure (Feb – Sept)
  • Writing press releases and media advisories
  • Updating the GreenJackets website — editing and uploading articles and digital content
  • Creating eNewsletters via Constant Contact
  • Interviews for our PlayBall program and website stories
  • Creating daily stat packs for our manager, coaches, fans and radio broadcasters
  • Facilitating lineup card exchanges
  • Driving players to the airport following promotions and demotions
  • Interviewed former Augusta GreenJackets manager, and World Series Champion, Roberto Kelly, Los Angeles Dodger Charlie Culberson (who went on to clinch the NL west with a walk-off home run Sept. 25), former MLBer Tyler Colvin, Rick Hader aka Myron Noodleman
  • Assisted MLB Network Radio, MiLB.com and local media outlets with conducting interviews — Clay RapadaGrant WatsonBryan ReynoldsMichael ConnollyJake McCaslandMiguel Gomez

Notable Moments

  • Witnessed first no-hitter July 17th — Jake McCasland vs Delmarva Shorebirds
  • I made my first radio appearance
  • I was interviewed for a book
  • Baseball historian and columnist Lamar Garrard wrote about me in an article — GreenJackets and fans honor the military

“It was a treat for me to spend a few minutes chatting with Green­jacket Marketing and Media Spe­cialist William Chase. William wears many hats during the course of the game that may include vid­eoing, assisting with the contests and give aways, communicating with the press, and on and on. He is a very busy, but gracious young man.”