Our Mission

Beyond The Dugout, LLC takes great pride in offering players and agents an alternative way to market and sell game used equipment, maximizing returns by engaging a larger target customer base while providing the ultimate experience in convenience by taking all the work out of the sales and marketing process for our clients.  Our efforts center around promoting the efforts and achievements of our clients and maximizing the return on their signed equipment and memorabilia.

In addition to the sales channel provided by Beyond The Dugout, LLC,  we also work to identify and pursue all available revenue streams from marketing and promotional opportunities, including national endorsements and event planning and promotion, for our client, agent, team, and charity partners.

Our History

Our company is rooted in a network of players with whom we developed friendships in the mid-to-late 1990's.  As seasons wound to a close, many of these players were left with used equipment which they would either dispose of in the trash or give away to fans.  As the popularity of the internet, and particularly eBay™, grew many of these players began to see their equipment for sale on these auction sites...and began to question how they could take advantage of this sales method themselves.

While our early efforts focused on a small number of players, and were not limited to game used items, but also items they had collected from other players during the season or during Spring Training, our “broker” business model took a new direction with the selection of a family member, Jai Miller, by the Florida Marlins in the 2003 Amateur Player Draft.  Following Jai's first professional season, we launched a website specifically designed to market and sell Jai's game used equipment.  As word of our effort spread, we developed partnerships with some of Jai’s peers and his agent, who partnered with us to offer our service to other clients.

As our company grew and word of our services spread, we decided to launch our first direct campaign to introduce our company to a select group of players participating in the 2006 Arizona Fall League.  This initial marketing effort resulted in a marketing partnership with Indians' prospect and 2005 First Round Draft Pick, Trevor Crowe...a partnership which continues to grow as Trevor fulfills his dream of playing in the Major Leagues.  With the addition of Trevor, and the increasing support of Jai's teammates and agent, we re-branded our company and "Beyond The Dugout", including the website you are visting today, officially launched in November 2006.

By design, we have worked to grow slowly, relying on client referrals and partnering with agencies across the country to offer a marketplace for players and prospects for whom other sales opportunities did not exist.  This strategy has benefitted us by allowing us to develop close relationships with not only the players who use our service, but also their agents, many of whom have continued to recommend our service to additional clients, allowing our business to continue its growth.

Today, as it was when we first launched the new site, our focus for www.BeyondThedugout.net and www.AuthenticGameUsed.com is to provide today's professional baseball players with convenient access to the growing sports memorabilia marketplace, while using the services our company provides to assist in the pricing, inventory management, and sales process of the items our clients make available to fans worldwide.  We are blessed to work with a terrific group of players and agents who support our efforts in changing the way the game-used equipment business operates.  By receiving items directly from the players, agents, and teams we work with...and being able to then offer these items to fans and collectors worldwide at fair and reasonable prices with the guarantee that they are receiving unique, game-used items from their favorite players...we hope to continue our growth to bring more players and fans together thru our business.