Following the 1996 season, Mike McClaine was hired as general manager, with Raul Silverman remaining as manager. The 1999 Splashes finished 6th, led by 15-game winners Isaak Yarrington and Nick Quickstone. Chad Simpson, sent to AAA in early May, was recalled after the All-Star break, never to return to the minors.
History of club
Splashes improved to 69–85 and finished 6th in the American League, led again by 1st baseman Harry Underwood with 21 homers and 85 RBI. Future Hall of Famer Liam Jackson was acquired from the Fast Sneakers in late May and became the first Splash to start in an All-Star Game.
What fans are saying
“Benny and his coaches have a strong understanding of the game of baseball. They create clear objectives and give honest feedback to each player and family. They know how to best highlight each players strengths and develop an individual plan. They’re highly organized and committed to guiding the boys so they respect the game, have fun and attain their personal best results.”
“What makes TB SoCal Baseball so unique is they truly care about the players – this is not a “pay to play” organization. Not only do they focus on player development and fundamental/competitive skills needed to play in high school, college and beyond, they also emphasize character development on and off the field. They really want what is best for the player and provide assistance and tools to help find the right fit for playing after high school. Great competitive environment that focuses on a team mentality which is essential in baseball.”
They are the best in the country at representing each player with college scouts. No over promises and they always deliver.
Yes, we have been approached by numerous clubs. And, honestly, it does feed the daddy – ego. But in the end, we stayed with TB SoCal because they are genuine people and fantastic coaches of both baseball and reality. We have no regrets whatsoever. TB SoCal should be at the top of every parent’s wish list.
TB SoCal provides that opportunity better than any travel club we have observed.