About Us.

We are a Missouri-based non-profit with an IRS designation as 501(c)(3).
All donations are tax deductible.

Cardinals Legacy Foundation for Baseball
P.O. Box 187
Williamsville, MO 63967

(800) 230-6257
[email protected]

WHO ARE WE?

Cardinals Legacy Foundation for Baseball was incorporated as a non-profit in Missouri in July 2017 and granted 501(c)(3) charitable status by the Internal Revenue Service.

STAFFING

  • Director of Operations – Brian Becker
  • Sr Babe Ruth Head Coach – Jason Hill
  • Jr Babe Ruth Head Coach – TBD

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Jeffrey Null – Three Rivers College Softball Head Coach
  • Jason Gwin – Owner StrikeZone baseball facility and Three Rivers College Softball Assistant Coach
  • Kimberly McDaniel – Mom of a NCAA Division 1 Baseball Pitcher who knows recruiting process from a parent’s perspective
  • Dale Dickerson – Local area business man with a passion for baseball

EXECUTIVE BOARD

  • Chad Kreuter – Manager of NY Mets minor league team, former Head Coach USC Trojans, 17 years as MLB player
  • Gregg Olson – 14 years as MLB Pitcher, Baltimore Orioles HOF, CEO of Toolshed International
  • Mark Littell – 8 years as MLB Pitcher, Cardinals hurler and World Series Champion, Author and Inventor
  • James Becker – Grandson of former Cardinals Owner (1896 – 1917)
  • Tom Hemby – avid St Louis Cardinals baseball fan from our area with desire to help local young men succeed

MISSION

Providing college recruitment services to high school players from high poverty and low-income areas of Missouri. Our players are selected by merit, passion and work ethic regardless of their family’s financial status. We train our student-athletes in leadership, ACT prep, mental aspects of the game, scholarship submissions, social media branding and baseball skills. We provide them the opportunity to participate in college showcases, college tours, college coach interaction and community service.

 

SERVICES SHOULD BE FREE because

College Exposure should be based on Talent not Pocketbook

2018 ACTION ITEMS

Field Two Teams: Jr Babe (14-16 years old) Ruth and Sr Babe Ruth (16-19 years old) a maximum of 36 players. Compete in the Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournaments with hopes to continue on to Midwest Plains Regionals and the Babe Ruth World Series. With our older team, compete at five prominent college showcase tournaments and maximize exposure to our coaches.

Community Service: sponsoring the MLB Jr Home Run Derby and MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competitions in our areas.

Provide our players instruction and training thru online courses and team meetings:

  • Being community-service minded
  • Leadership on and off the field
  • Mental aspect of the game
  • ACT prep and scholarship help
  • Social media Interaction
  • Successful media interviews
  • Baseball skills

JUCO and NAIA Coaches in our Dugout: At each of our showcase tournaments, we will hire a coach from that area to be our head coach for the weekend. This will provide great exposure of our players to five different college programs.

Recruiting Service:  hiring a recruiting service to select our top three class of 2019 players. This will help the entire team as the service works to bring coaches out to our games, all players will be seen.

Online Sports Mentor:  OSP uses former MLB players and coaches to train in leadership, mental aspect of the game, and social media brand.

College Tours:  knowing what is available is an important part of selecting a college. On each of our tournament weekends, we’ll tour a college and meet with their baseball staff.

GOALS FOR 2019 and 2020

Expand our Jr Babe Ruth in the area to multiple teams in order to reach players earlier in their development and funnel into our older program.

Expand our program by adding a chapter in the central Missouri area

Expand our program by adding a chapter in the northern Missouri area

Provide Community Service to local school baseball programs by providing equipment, demonstration of baseball products and field renovations