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Worcester Bravehearts Sold, Staying in Worcester

By Tom Marino | February 7, 2024
Last Updated: February 7, 2024

WORCESTER – The Worcester Bravehearts have been sold to a local businessman who will keep the team in Worcester and continue hosting games at Fitton Field at the College of the Holy Cross.

John Creedon Jr., who has owned the team since its founding for 10 seasons, sold the team to Frank Vaccaro. Vaccaro and his family owns Masis Staffing Solutions. With its headquarters in Worcester, the company has over 60 branches across the country. Masis has been a corporate sponsor of the Bravehearts since 2017.

Vaccaro and his sons, Matt and Frankie Jr.,  coach the Shrewsbury American Legion Post 397 and hosted the Northeast Regional Tournament at Fitton Field on six occasions. The team appeared in the American Legion World Series in 2017, 2019, and 2022.

General Manager Dave Peterson, who has been with the team since its founding, will continue in that role under the Vaccaro’s ownership. Peterson has won three William J. Terlecky Executive of the Year awards and led the team to four championships, the second-most in Futures League history.

The upcoming season will be the 11th for the Bravehearts, making it tied with the Worcester IceCats as the longest running sports organization in Worcester’s history.

“My family and I could not be more excited to pass the Bravehearts’ torch to our friends and neighbors, the Vaccaro family. They will continue the incredible run that the Bravehearts have enjoyed over the last decade,” said Creedon.

“We are honored to continue the tradition of the Worcester Bravehearts and will strive to deliver a product that the city can be proud of, both on and off the field,” said new President Matt Vaccaro.

Over 505,000 have attended Bravehearts games since its founding, including over 53,000 last season.

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