Longtime Portland Sea Dogs Team President Charlie Eshbach is stepping down after a 45 year career in baseball. That career includes the last 25 years with the Sea Dogs.

The team has announced Eshbach will be a senior advisor and that Executive VP and General Manager Geoff Iacuessa will assume the role of President and GM.

Eshbach was the first employee when the Portland Sea Dogs began operation in 1992. He is the longest serving active member of the Eastern League, dating back to 1974.

"On behalf of John Henry, Tom Werner, all the men and women of the Boston Red Sox, I congratulate Geoff Iacuessa on this well-earned promotion and we look forward to continuing to work with him to develop future Red Sox," stated Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy.   "We also congratulate Charlie Eshbach for his incredible run with the great Portland Sea Dogs organization and are forever grateful for all that he has done for us and our colleagues here in Boston and his contributions to world championship teams. We wish him well and hope to see him a lot in Fenway Park." - Team press release

Eshbach was inducted into the Sea Dogs Hall of Fame this year. Check out more on the Eshbach legacy...