Join us for S2:EP29 of the Legacy After The Locker Room Podcast as Jeremy Wolf, Director of Outreach for More Than Baseball sits down with our host, Roy Kessel to discuss how his minor league baseball experiences led him to launch More Than Baseball.
In 2016, Jeremy was a 31st round draft pick by the New York Mets out of Trinity University, a Division III school out of San Antonio, Texas. He started More Than Baseball as a response to Save America’s Pastime Act as a way to help minor leaguers receive the housing, equipment, and food they need to survive. More Than Baseball is built by players for the future of this game.
More Than Baseball is a nonprofit organization built to provide current and former minor league ballplayers access to housing, food, equipment, professional development services, financial guidance, and mental health coaching. Its mission is to protect and enhance the game of baseball both in the United States and around the world.
HIGHLIGHTS OF JEREMY’S PODCAST
- 00:30 Background and growth as baseball player
- 04:30 Development as player at Trinity
- 08:30 Importance of great coaching
- 13:00 Number of hours worked per week
- 16:30 Players that helped him develop
- 20:00 His experience with the MLB Draft
- 24:00 First moment at a major league locker
- 29:00 Transition to More Than Baseball
- 33:00 Getting to Israel to build a field
- 36:00 Minor League Baseball not a team sport
- 38:30 Need for host families and more support for players
- 42:00 Jeremy as Commissioner of MLB
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