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
FrontOffice@FoundationForBaseball.org

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.

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

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 D1 Baseball Pitcher who knows recruiting process from a parent’s perspective

  • Dale Dickerson – Local area business man with a passion for baseball

STAFFING

  • Volunteer Director of Operations – Brian Becker

COACHING STAFF

  • Sr Babe Ruth Head Coach – 

  • 16U Showcase Coaches – Doug Gatewood, Tristan Holmes

  • Jr Babe Ruth Head Coach – Jeff Baller 

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

2019 ACTION ITEMS

Field Three Teams: Jr Babe (15U) Ruth, 16U Showcase and Sr Babe Ruth (16-19 years old) with a maximum of 45 players. Compete in the Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournaments with hopes to continue on to Midwest Plains Regionals and the Babe Ruth World Series. Compete at five prominent college showcase tournaments and maximize exposure to players.

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.

 

FieldLevel:  help each player develop a strong FieldLevel account with video and player information. Work with each player to develop a strategy and select target schools. Help each write a unique letter of interest.

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

Increase our connectivity with other Cardinal Owner Families through the "Cardinals Legacy Club: Owners"

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.

LONG TERM GOALS

Attending the Arizona Fall Classic Tournaments in October

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 chapters in the central Missouri and northern Missouri areas.

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

Cardinals Legacy Foundation for Baseball: College Exposure based on TALENT not pocketbook!
Our Board Know Baseball

We have 40 years of MLB player experience; Two decades of minor league and college coaching; and the current Manager of NY Mets minor league St Lucie Mets.

OUR SERVICES

- ACT Prep

- Leadership Training

- Rules of Baseball Training

- Social Media Interaction

- Media Interview Training

- Baseball Skills Training

Mailing Address

Cardinals Legacy Foundation for Baseball

P.O. Box 71
Williamsville, MO 63967

CALL US

Tel: 573-778-6500 | Fax: 417-322-6020

EMAIL US
OPENING DAY

Thursday, May 31 at SIU-Edwardsville

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