Tiger Spring Break Camp, Act Now, Space Limited

Dallas Tigers Spring Break Camp

Where: Railroad Park, Lewisville, TX
When: March 15-18, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Who: ALL AGES
Cost: $125
* MUST pre-register and payments must be received by March 11.  Pay at www.paypal.com to dtigerdonna@hotmail.com

Tiger Fundraiser : Act Fast!!

Dallas-Tigers-ShirtThe 13U Tigers team is having a fundraiser. The team is selling Dallas Tigers shirts (pictured here) for only $20 each. The shirts come in small, medium, large and XXL.

Email your order with number of shirts in each size to rick.gatt@sbcglobal.net, and make check payable to Rick Gatt. Team parents Lonnie and Lisa Morse generously donated the shirts and the embroidery work. All proceeds benefit the 13U Tigers.

Let’s support this team. And make sure you let us know about your team’s fundraiser, as well. If you have a fundraiser or special event coming up, let us know so we can get it on the website or in the newsletter. Also, make sure you post the info on our new forum.

Be sure and watch for our next community service project. As I said last month, we are fortunate to play select ball and we always want to be good citizens and give back to our community. You guys (and girls) are the best of the best and I’m so proud of each one of you!

Tigers take Several Championships in 2010 Openers

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This past weekend the 11U Dallas Tigers opened their 2010 season with a championship in the USSSA 12UAAA Metroplex Opener at Texas Star Park in Euless. After losing the pool opener 7-5, they fought back to win 5 straight, winning the championship game in extra innings (7th) 6-5 against the 12U AAA Dallas Redbirds.

Next, the 12U Tigers took home 1st place hardware in their Waco tournament.

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And finally, our 14U Tigers won the tournament championship down in Austin.

Great way to start off the season for the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club!  Congratulations!

Backpacks and Beanies on Sale Now!

Dallas-Tiger-BeanieWe now have string backpacks and beanies in stock. The beanies come in two styles with the fold over toboggan style or the simple beanie. Each comes in white or navy.  Backpacks are navy only. Please submit orders (preferably by team) to dtigertommy@hotmail.com with number and color of each.

ASU Baseball Camp Huge Success

ASU-Dallas-Tigers-Baseball-CampDallas Tigers and Centerfield Academy would like to thank all the instructors from ASU and MLB who helped make this camp a great success!

Tim Spehr (Royals, Expos, Braves, Mets)

Arizona State Assistant Coach Mike Benjamin (Giants, Phillies, Red Sox, Pirates)

Arizona State Head Coach Tim Esmay

Dallas Tigers Vice President Linty Ingram (Tigers, Padres)

Seattle Mariners Manager Don Wakamatsu (Angels, Rangers, Athletics).

Tiger Alum Blake Beavan Heads to Big League Camp

Blake Beavan who played his Dallas select baseball with the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club and was a 1st round pick in the 2007 MLB draft heads off the big league camp.  Check out the video.

UT Alumni Game, News, and More

By now, our older guys are gearing up to start their high school season while our younger guys should be getting started with pratices.  Scrimmages and first tournaments are just around the corner.  Good luck to everyone.
Our college guys are kicking off their seasons too, and I wanted to share this photo that a dad sent me today from Sunday’s UT Alumni game.  Below are former Dallas Tigers Curtis Thigpen (currently with the Oakland As) catching while Jonathan Walsh is hitting.  Walsh is the third Tiger catcher that has played for UT in recent years (Thigpen-’01 Tigers, Preston Clark-’04 Tigers and Walsh-’09 Tigers).  For me, it is awesome to watch Tigers of all ages still playing together.

By now, our older guys are gearing up to start their high school season while our younger guys should be getting started with pratices.  Scrimmages and first tournaments are just around the corner.  Good luck to everyone.

Our college guys are kicking off their seasons too, and I wanted to share this photo that a dad sent me today from Sunday’s UT Alumni game.  Below are former Dallas Tigers Curtis Thigpen (currently with the Oakland As) catching while Jonathan Walsh is hitting.  Walsh is the third Tiger catcher that has played for UT in recent years (Thigpen-’01 Tigers, Preston Clark-’04 Tigers and Walsh-’09 Tigers).  For me, it is awesome to watch Tigers of all ages still playing together.

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Other big news came from Tusla with Dennis Bigley (Tigers ’01) was inducted into the Oral Roberts Hall of Fame this last weekend.  Dennis was drafted by the Blue Jays and played pro ball for several years.  His younger brother Evan is currently playing in the Twins organization.

That’s news from our older guys, and now to our youngest guys. I want to welcome our newest Dallas Tigers team – our eight year olds!  Think back to when each of you older guys were 8, playing coach pitch and just starting your baseball careers.  Remember, these guys not only look up to you, but you set the standard for them to follow in your footsteps.  Tigers, keep making us proud!

And what about the girls?  I am also proud to announce that for the second year, we are welcoming the Dallas Tigers Softball Club-yes, girls! My neice, Sara Hernandez, is heading up the Tigers Softball Club.  Sara is a graduate of UT-El Paso and is a four year letterman in softball and a two-year soccer letterman.  We are excited and proud to have the girls join us.

But it’s not all about baseball.  We are fortunate to be able to play select baseball and I expect every member of the Club to give back to our community.  Along those lines, we are participating in a new service project with the softball club. See the details below about the service project and please make an effort to participate.  Let’s turn out to help our servicemen and women!

Sincerely,
Tommy Hernandez, President
Dallas Tigers Baseball Club

Dallas Tigers Operation Paperback

We will be collecting gently used books and magazines to send them to American troops deployed overseas.  The collection begins 2/1/2010 and concludes 2/21/2010.  The magazine do not need to be current issues.

Many of our troops are serving far from home and living in facilities that provide few of the comforts of home. At the end of the duty day, the opportunity to escape into a good book or magazine is welcomed. Our service members make sacrifices every day for our country. It takes so little to let them know that we appreciate what they are doing for us. When you donate to Dallas Tigers Operation Paperback, you will let our troops know that you support them, and you have not forgotten them.

You can drop off boxes at 224 Cove, Coppell any time up until the deadline.  THEN, later in the month we’ll go out to the airport to meet the troops when they come in.  Watch your emails for the date and time.  If you haven’t done this before, it is an amazing experience for kids and adults to show our troops we appreciate them.

DFWTournamentBaseball.com at Brand New Railroad Baseball Park

DFW-Tournament-BaseballDFW Tournament Baseball is set to open baseball tournaments at the NEW Railroad Baseball Park in Lewisville, TX.  Magnificent facility and ready to be played.   Find a tournament for your team and register today.  Tournaments start in February 2010.  Numerous tournaments are World Series Qualifiers.

DFW Tournament Baseball is an organization specializing in providing competitive baseball tournaments and leagues in North Texas as well as venues for national tournaments for select and travel baseball teams. For more information and to receive emails regarding upcoming events, please register with us.

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