Little League® International remembers Michael Shull, Manager of the McAlister Park American Little League team from San Antonio that represented the Southwestern Region in the 2009 Little League Baseball® World Series. He was 56.
Mr. Shull managed San Antonio’s first team to the Little League Baseball World Series, where it finished with a 4-2 record. The team’s losses were to the eventual World Series Champion (12-2; Park View Little League, Chula Vista, Calif.) in the United States Championship Game; and the World Series Consolation Game (5-4; Guadalupe Trevino Kelly Little League). He and the 2009 McAllister Park American Little League baseball team were inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mr. Shull relocated to San Antonio, and graduated from MacArthur High School. He attended Texas Tech University on a football and baseball scholarship. His experiences in baseball were many, including as a professional pitcher in the California Angels organization.
After his pro baseball aspirations came to an end due to injury, Mr. Shull enrolled in the University of Texas-San Antonio. After graduating Suma Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting, Mr. Shull was employed by Republic National Distribution Company for 23 years.
Personally, Mr. Shull was active in his community, serving on the boards of numerous organizations, including McAllister Park American Little League, the YMCA, school booster clubs, and school parent/teacher associations. He was also involved with coaching youth football, soccer, and basketball.
Mr. Shull was predeceased by his father, John A. Shull, Sr.; and Mother-in-Law, Suwanna Cavallero. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Bernice; sons, John, James, and Christopher; his mother, Ellen; brothers, Jack and Tim; sister, Dana; and several nieces and nephews.