Scott M. Hunsicker ’92
Currently in his 12th year as general manager of the Reading Fightin’ Phils, Scott Hunsicker previously served as the team’s assistant general manager, director of group sales and tickets, director of sales and marketing, and intern. In his capacity as general manager, Hunsicker oversees all of the team’s business operations, manages 23 full-time employees, interacts with the fans, and serves as one of the team’s on-field MC’s.
Following the 2007 and 2012 seasons, Hunsicker received the Eastern League Executive of the Year Award. In 2012, the Fightins hosted the Baseballtown All-Star Classic and Home Run Derby, and 2016 marked Reading’s 50th Season affiliated with the Phillies, the longest such affiliation in all of baseball. To celebrate, the Fightins hosted the first-ever Phillies Futures Game, which featured the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies playing against the Phillies Futures team made up of the top 25 Phillies prospects.
In 1998, his first season as assistant general manager, the Reading Phillies drew more than 400,000 fans. Reading went on to draw more than 400,000 in 16 consecutive seasons, including their highest single season attendance of 486,570 in 2002, and their highest average attendance of 7,138 per game in 2004. This is an all-time record for Double-A Baseball. During this time, the 50-plus year-old franchise has also drawn its 25 largest crowds of all time. Hunsicker’s primary responsibilities with the franchise as assistant general manager included designing and implementing the Fightins extensive and innovative promotional schedule, overseeing the teams advertising campaign, and handling many of the club’s major partnership accounts.
In 1999, the Reading Fightin Phils were presented the prestigious Larry MacPhail Trophy given annually to the best promotional team in the Minor Leagues. Baseball America awarded Reading the 2000 Class-AA Bob Freitas Award, given annually to the best operation in each classification. Reading was also named the Class-AA Bob Freitas winner for the decade of the 90s. In 2003, the Reading franchise was awarded the John H. Johnson President’s Trophy, the top honor given by Minor League Baseball. In 2017, Reading again was awarded with the prestigious Class-AA Bob Freitas Award, becoming only the second franchise to ever win the Freitas award three times.
Hunsicker is the vice president of Baseballtown Charities, and serves on the board of directors for Visit Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, and the Van Reed Youth Athletic Association.