Kirk Sipila returns as Team Manager for the Dallas Spirits (45+) squad dating back to the 2016 season. As a perennial All-Star and Team MVP vote-getter, Sipila’s natural leadership thrives through performance on the diamond and a positive demeanor that’s infectious to those around him, both in the dugout and off the field.
Kirk was a 3 year varsity starter at Oliver Wendall Holmes High School in San Antonio, TX before transitioning to the college level. He left OWH with a number of achievements including, 1987 All District Second Team and All City Honorable Mention (1B), as well as 1988, 1989 All District and All City Honors. Sipila attended Ranger College in 1990 where he batted .358, with 7 HR, 29 R, 32 RBI, and 31 SB. He continued with receiving honors which included North Texas JC All Conference (CF) and North Texas JC Freshman of the Year awards. His 1991 stats included a batting average of .349, 11 HR, 31R, 47 RBI, and 27 SB while reaching North Texas JC All Conference and Midwest JC All Region Tournament Team honors. From 1992-1993, Kirk played with the Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes in the Mexican Independent League.
Sipila is a Dallas Spirits Baseball Club, Inc. board member and director, and you can expect to find Kirk’s on-field statistics to be either at the top or among the leaders in nearly every category, both offensively and defensively. His charismatic nature and fun sense of humor appeals to players and managers throughout the league and extends to the baseball community in and outside of the city of Dallas. Sipila and his wife, Michelle reside in Prosper, TX along with their 5 children.