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Bill Waliewski

Assistant General Manager


Bio: Bill will begin his fifth season with the ThunderBolts in 2019 and his seventh year overall in professional baseball. He was named Assistant General Manager on May 3, 2019. Bill uses his extensive sales experience to boost both corporate & group sales for the club. His past experience will be important in developing new relationships on the southside of Chicago. He was named Senior Sales Executive when he joined the ThunderBolts in 2014 serving in that role through the 2018 season. He graduated high school from Hinsdale Central High School in 1983. He earned his degree in Sociology at Texas Lutheran University in 1988.

Bill left a 23-year career in commercial real estate in the fall of 2010 to become President of the Joliet Slammers in their inaugural season. Bill was the leader of a staff that had the daunting task of creating a brand new team from the ground up. That 2011 season was a landmark year. The Slammers would win the Frontier League championship in that first season. Waliewski was named Frontier League co-Executive of the Year as well as Minor League Executive of the Year by the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago. Bill would serve as President of the Slammers through the 2012 season and his leadership laid the groundwork for what the franchise is today.

Birthday: November 3, 1965
Walk-Up Music: Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones
Top-3 Favorite Sports Teams: 1. Chicago White Sox, 2. Chicago Blackhawks , 3. Chicago Bears
These are a few of my favorite things: BBQ, Ballpark Food, Mexican Food, Elvis, MLB Network, Family, Food in General
Interesting fact: I can't whistle. I watch Perry Mason every night! I won a 3rd grade pie eating contest as a 1st grader. Will only read non-fiction books. Thinks Pete Rose should NOT be in the Hall of Fame. Created the now famous "Circle Defense" in Whirlyball and once was considered the best pure shooter in Nerf history.

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