Article By: Ben Brink
Eric Zmuda was named League Commissioner by a unanimous vote on Wednesday at the Cape Cod Baseball League’s January board meeting in Yarmouth. Zmuda will be taking over for longtime League Commissioner Paul Galop. “I’m very enthusiastic about stepping up and trying to fill Paul’s shoes,” Zmuda said. “It’s been great to have the opportunity to shadow Paul, and to get to know him personally as well.” In his acceptance speech Zmuda expressed appreciation for “the league, the players, the board members, volunteers, and interns who give support, guidance, and a love for the league.
Zmuda is a lifetime resident of Cape Cod and a US Army veteran. He was born and raised in Falmouth. After graduating from Falmouth High School, he entered the U.S. Army where he served four years of active duty. As part of the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment, he served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in Saudi Arabia.
Eric and his wife Lisa got their start with the CCBL in 2010 as a host family and franchise volunteers. A father of two, Eric loved the experience of hosting young ballplayers and was eager to find additional ways to serve his hometown team. He became a Commodore’s board member in 2012, and served as Assistant GM prior to taking on the role of General Manager in 2013. Eric has also coached for the Falmouth Little League, and he served as a coach and board member for Falmouth Babe Ruth.
Sporting a military haircut and a warm smile, Eric is a well-respected member of the Cape League family, and it is no surprise that he was nominated for the role of League Commissioner. “Eric is a superb choice” said former commissioner Galop. “He has been a very proactive GM in Falmouth. He has a lot of experience, and a ton of common sense, and he is the kind of guy that at the end of the day when his head hits the pillow, he can reflect on the day knowing he made the right decisions.”