The St. Louis Tigers Baseball Organization began in 1996 as a full member of the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association (SLABA). Current Tigers Director Tim Pratt took over the program in 2000 and began to rebuild. He was assisted by Terry Whitford.
Today, Tigers teams continue to play in SLABA, but also play in local and regional tournaments. For SLABA League play, players from the base schools of Ladue and Webster Groves, as well as any private school or non-base SLABA school district are eligible to play for the Tigers.
Players currently in the Tigers organization attend the following public schools: Ladue, Webster, Kirkwood, Brentwood, Clayton, Lindbergh, Hancock, Parkway South and University City, as well as these private schools: Burroughs, CBC, Chaminade, DeSmet, DuBourg, Lutheran South, MICDS, Priory, SLUH, Whitfield and Westminster Christian Academy.
In 2013, the Tigers home games will be played at Brentwood Park, Clayton High School (Shaw Park), Kirkwood High School, Forest Park, Jack Buck Field at Heman Park in University City, Deer Creek Park (14U) and North Kirkwood Middle School (14U). Team colors are black, orange and white.
The St. Louis Tigers program has been very successful in recent years, including a 7th place finish in the 2012 17U NABF World Series, a 13U Platinum Level Championship at the 2012 AAYBA World Series, a 3rd place finish at 16U in the 2012 Omaha Slumpbuster Tournament and back-to-back Missouri USSSA AA State Championships at 16U in 2012 and 15U in 2011. In 2010, the Tigers won the Super Series MO-IL 17U/18U Championship and earned a berth in the 16U PONY Zone Tournament in Joliet, IL. They also finished in 7th at the 2009 18U NABF World Series in Jackson, MS, and earned bids to the 2008 17U NABF World Series in Virginia, the 2008 16U NABF World Series in Michigan, the 2007 16U PONY Regional Championship and a berth in the 2007 16U PONY North Zone Tournament in Grand Ledge, MI.
Many former St. Louis Tigers players are now playing in colleges ranging from small NCAA DIII and NJCAA junior colleges to NAIA and NCAA Division I schools. For a list of these players, click the Alumni link above. Former St. Louis Tiger Will Wright is currently playing minor league baseball for the Chico Outlaws in California. Winter Workout instructor Kurt Wunderlich most recently played in the Oakland A's organization for the Vermont Lake Monsters.
In 2011, the St. Louis Tigers Baseball organization entered into an agreement with Easton Sports, Inc. of Van Nuys, California to become the Easton St. Louis Tigers.
Easton has been an industry leader for over 40 years in high-performance baseball and softball equipment. The St. Louis Tigers organization has been one of the fastest growing organizations in SLABA and has been steadily improving and attracting even better players over the past several years. Currently there are over 30 former St. Louis Tigers playing in college.
Our goal is to provide a baseball organization where we can have fun, while we build competitive, "select" baseball teams of players with great character, at a reasonable cost.
We are excited about our partnership with Easton and look forward to continuing to build a rich tradition of Tigers baseball.