It will be a family affair in the front office of the Hillsboro Hops minor-league baseball team, with husband and wife duos making up the meat of the staff.
Mike McMurray and Laura McMurray are the majority owners of the team. Mike is also the president of the Hops, while Laura doubles as the chief financial officer. K.L. Wombacher is the Hops executive vice president and general manager, while his wife Lauren is the director of merchandise.
On Jan. 19, the McMurrays and the Wombachers put in some face time with the Oregon baseball community, attending the annual Old Timers and Active Baseball Players Association banquet at Multnomah Athletic Club.
The dinner was more a remembrance of past baseball glories than a look ahead to the future. However, the McMurray and Wombacher families impressed many of the people in attendance.
They fit in extremely well with the Oregon baseball community, said a source who attended the event.