Butler Baseball Alumni Spotlight: Rick Sorrell

In the third edition of the Butler Baseball Alumni Spotlight, we catch up with former RHP Rick Sorrell '83, who still holds BU's record for career winning percentage. Sorrell was 20-9 in his career (.690) and threw 16 complete games.

1. What is your current occupation and where do you live?

I am an International Supply Chain Manager for Procter & Gamble Co. in Fayetteville, Ark. 

2. You graduated in 1983, what degree did you earn at Butler?
Class of 1983, a B.S. in Economics and Business Administration.

3. What are your favorite Butler baseball memory (memories)?
  1. Winning the Heartland Conference Championship my freshman year.
  2. Being named the conference MVP in 1982.
  3. Nights at Spinaker’s in Panama City during our Spring Trip

4. Who was the best hitter you faced in your baseball career?
Lloyd McClendon. I had him in the hole 0-and-2 on two curve balls my freshman year, shook off the catcher’s sign for another curve ball, and tried to blow a fastball by him. The third baseman almost caught it as it went over the fence for a home run.

5. Tell us about what you do and about your line of work. 
I have been with Procter & Gamble since graduating from Butler in 1983 (27 years in June ‘10). I have lived in Germany as well as Augusta, Ga., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Fayetteville, Ark., for the past 11 years. My current role is the International Supply Chain manager working with Walmart in the countries they have operations. I ensure our supply chain programs are consistent across the various countries and utilize best practices to allow P&G to be one of Walmart’s most valued suppliers globally.