"I just like how it feels when you are playing the game. It's a beautiful sport" Owen Santiago - 12AAA
This is a personal / passion project dedicated to my son Wesley for his love of baseball and The Minneapolis Millers league that he has played for the past three seasons.
The short film highlights the Millers Youth Baseball Association (MYBA) and their approach to teaching the game.
“Our goal is to place kids at a level of competition that best supports their long-term development, while giving them the best travel baseball experience possible.”
The Minneapolis Millers name has roots as an American professional minor league baseball team dating back as early as 1884. A number of legendary, eventual major league players including Willie Mays, Ted Williams, and Carl Yastrzemski got their start playing with the Millers at Nicollet Park, a stones throw from where we live in South Minneapolis. The Millers team closed their doors after the 1960 season with the arrival of the Minnesota Twins coming less than a year later.
More about Minneapolis Youth Baseball and the Millers organization at MYBA.
A shout and thanks to those that came out to support the project:
Producer & Director - Jonathan Chapman/JCP
Editor - Joseph McMahon
Director of Photography - Jonathan Chapman
Camera Operators - Bill Hickey & Patrick Meehan
Field Audio - John Fontana
Assistant Camera - Justin Silvis
Music - Kevin Matley
Executive Producer - Scott Zosel