Black Bears


Front Office Staff

Jim Appleby

General Manager
Phone: 360.703.3195

Jim Appleby was named General Manager following the 2013 season. Jim is a veteran of the Black Bears front office, beginning his career as a member of the sales staff and spending two seasons as Director of Baseball Operations. A three-sport athlete from Rainier, Oregon, Jim played college baseball at Lower Columbia College under former head coach Steve Farrington. Having grown up locally, he has many deep local connections in the Lower Columbia region. Jim is responsible for the club's year-round operations, including sponsorship and group sales, stadium operations, and ticket sales. Widely recognized for his big smile around the ballpark, Jim is also easy to recognize around Longview and Kelso, usually sporting Black Bears gear and apparel.