PODCAST: S2:EP29–Jeremy Wolf, More Than Baseball

Join us for S2:EP29 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Jeremy Wolf of 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.

Jeremy is a former minor league baseball player with the New York Mets and a member of the Israeli Olympic baseball team. His time in baseball led him to create the nonprofit organization More Than Baseball as a place to assist minor league baseball players in receiving affordable housing, food, equipment, career services, financial guidance and mental health coaching.

Jeremy Wolf joins our host Roy Kessel on S2:EP29 of the Sports Philanthropy 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


Instagram: @_jeremywolf & @mtb_org

Twitter: @mtb_org

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.

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