Beyond The Dugout is pleased to announce our 2013
LUKE'S LINEUPS
charitable campaign supporting children's leukemia research.

Proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Signed and Unsigned cards available from participating Minor League teams across the country!
New cards added as they are received!

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Beyond The Dugout congratulates...

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JOSH DONALDSON
American League Player of the Week - April 22-28

Click HERE for Josh's Game Used Gear!

2013 Baseball Battle Gear Charity Auction

Thank you for another successful auction!

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For the second year, Beyond The Dugout was proud to partner with Chad Reineke (pictured) to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project.  This year's Baseball Battle Gear Charity Auction offered fans a chance to acquire signed, game used equipment from members of the Cincinnati Reds, including Aroldis Chapman, Jay Bruce, Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton, and others!

This year's auction raised approximately $4,000 for Wounded Warrior Project! 

All paid items (except bats) shipped Thursday, April 18.  Bats will ship Monday, April 22 (delayed due to storm-related power outages Friday, April 19).

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Starting Lineup Client
Michael Choice
leads a list of top Spring performers in early camp action!

Click HERE for Michael's gear!

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Beyond The Dugout
is proud to congratulate
and
on being named
Baseball America's Top Overall Prospects
for the 2013 season

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Copyright 2012 Topps Company

Beyond The Dugout
is proud to announce a new partnership with
Southern League MVP / Brewers MiLB POY

HUNTER MORRIS

Beyond The Dugout's

END of the YEAR SALE

All Authentic Collection items will be 12% Off!  Buy two or more items and save 20.12% on each item!

Every customer who makes qualifying purchases of $250 or more before midnight on December 31, 2012 will be entered into a drawing for a Beyond The Dugout Gift Pack, including a BTD t-shirt, a BTD fleece jacket, a BTD visor, and a $50 Go Beyond Gift card!

GO BEYOND CASH BACK CARDS

Regular Price $50...Sale Price $39.95

2.5% CASH BACK for every purchase of an item
from our Starting Lineup Collection!
5% CASH BACK for every purchase of an item
from our Authentic Collection!

Click HERE for more info!

GO BEYOND GIFT CERTIFICATES

Purchase a $50 Gift Certificate,
get a BONUS $5 Gift Certificate!

Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate,
get a BONUS $15 Gift Certificate!

Click HERE for more info!

GO BEYOND BONUS BUY CARDS

Regular Price $50...Sale Price $39.95

5% BONUS BUY Store Credit for every purchase of
an item from our Starting Lineup Collection!
10% BONUS BUY Store Credit for every purchase of
an item from our Authentic Collection!

Click HERE for more info!

Beyond The Dugout is proud to support
The Miracle League
by donating
5% of our November
Starting Lineup Collection
sales proceeds
to the
Miracle League of Arkansas

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Beyond The Dugout congratulates
Starting Lineup Client
on signing a Major League contract with the Miami Marlins and getting his 1st MLB At-Bat!

Click HERE to see more on Adam's incredible story!

Beyond The Dugout is proud to support
Breast Cancer Awareness
by donating
5% of our October sales proceeds
to the
M.D. Anderson/Nellie B. Connally
Breast Cancer Research Center

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Beyond The Dugout congratulates new Starting Lineup Client
on becoming the first Texas Ranger to ever HR in his 1st MLB At-Bat!

Beyond The Dugout is proud to have
been selected by Baltimore Orioles
2011 1st Round Draft Pick
DYLAN BUNDY

to manage the sale of his Delmarva Shorebirds
cap worn during his professional debut.

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The MEMORABLE MOMENTS Collection
a collection of items significant to our clients...representing an important achievement or recognition in their career

The
Portland SeaDogs (AA)
Collection

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INTRODUCING THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR
BTD STARTING LINEUP...

We are excited to add Trevor, Erik, and Daniel to our growing list of clients!

Trevor, a 31st round selection of the Detroit Tigers in the 2008 Draft out of Northern Illinois University, finished the 2011 season with appearances at three levels: Lakeland (A - FSL), Erie (AA - EL), and Toledo (AAA - IL).  His combined stats at all three stops were an 8-13 record with an ERA of 4.94 and 111 Strikeouts vs. 36 Walks.

Erik, originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 200 Draft, finished off the 2011 season with a return to the Major Leagues with the Phillies (he made his Major League Debut in 2010 with the Pirates).  Erik spent the majority of the 2011 season with AAA Lehigh Valley, batting .288 with 15 homeruns, 53 RBI and 167 TB's in 103 games, earning both International League All-Star Honors and being named a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star.  He also earned IL All-Star honors in 2010 and 2009, as well as being named the Triple-A All-Star Game Top Star in 2009.  

Daniel, selected in the 21st round of the 2009 Draft out of Central Michigan University, competed at two levels during the 2011 season: South Bend (A - MWL) and Visalia (A - CAL).  Taylor compiled a 5-3 record with a 2.84 ERA and 89 Strikeouts in 79.1 Innings Pitched at the combined levels.

Beyond The Dugout invades the Twitterverse!

Follow @beyondthedugout to keep up to date on our latest client signings and new items, as well as retweets of updates from our growing list of Starting Lineup clients.  To reward our Twitter following, as soon as we pass the first 1000 followers, we will have Twitter-only contests each month to win prizes...including signed merchandise from our clients!

and make sure to follow Beyond The Dugout's clients as well...click HERE to see the list!

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Beyond A Doubt©

Certificate of Authenticity

Inside View

Beyond A Doubt©

Tamper-Proof

Holofoil Seal

Beyond A Doubt©

Certificate of Authenticity

Outside View

INTRODUCING THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR BTD STARTING LINEUP...

We are excited to add Michael, Brian, and Robbie to our growing list of clients!  All three top prospects recently wrapped up play in the 2011 Arizona Fall League, continuing to build on their impressive young careers and taking a key next step towards "The Show"!

Michael, a 2010 1st Round Draft Pick, followed up a breakout 2011 regular season campaign, in which he batted .285 with a CAL league-leading 30 HR and 82 RBI, by hitting .318 with 6 HR and 18 RBI in only 17 AFL games.  He was named to the AFL All-Prospect Team, an AFL Rising Star, a Baseball America High Class A All-Star, and a CAL Post-Season All-Star.

Brian, a 2009 8th Round Draft Pick, followed up an outstanding 2011 regular season campaign, which saw him hit a combined .320 with 9 HR and 56 RBI at High A Ft. Myers and AA New Britain, by hitting .296 with 3 HR and 22 RBI in 26 AFL games.  He was named to the AFL All-Prospect Team, an AFL Rising Star, and a FSL Mid-Season All-Star.

Robbie, a 2008 6th Round Draft Pick, followed up an outstanding 2011 regular season campaign, which saw him hit .294 with 13 HR, 56 RBI, 24 SB, and 127 Runs Scored at High A Bradenton, by hitting .375 with 7 HR, 22 RBI, and 65 Total Bases in 26 AFL games.  He was named to the AFL All-Prospect Team, an AFL Rising Star, and a FSL Post-Season All-Star.

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The
Arkansas Travelers (AA - 2008)
Collection

The
Arkansas Travelers (AA - 2008)
Collection

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JEREMY HELLICKSON
2011 BASEBALL AMERICA A.L. ROY

2007 Columbus Catfish
Alternate Jersey #16

$499.95

2008 Vero Beach Rays
Alternate Jersey #15

$499.95

INTRODUCING THE NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR
BTD STARTING LINEUP...
BRIAN DOZIER - IF - MINNESOTA TWINS

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We are excited to add Brian to our growing list of clients!  The former Southern Miss Golden Eagle is currently playing in the prestigious Arizona Fall League!  Contact us today for pricing and details.

NEW ITEM ARRIVALS

MICHAEL TAYLOR (A's)
1st MLB HR Bat, MLB Debut Spikes, 2011 Glove & Bat
DREW STUBBS (REDS)
2011 - End of Season Items (Gloves, Spikes, etc.)
ERIC FARRIS (BREWERS)
MLB Debut Cap, Mother's Day Bat, Batting Gloves, Bats
JOSH DONALDSON (A's)
2011 Game Used and Game Issued Bats
BRYAN HOLADAY (TIGERS)
2011 Catcher's Gear, July 4th Cap, Bats, Spikes

New Britain RockCats (AA)
Minnesota Twins

Portland SeaDogs (AA)
Boston Red Sox

Kansas City Royals
Major Leagues

Mobile BayBears (AA)
Arizona Diamondbacks

Erie SeaWolves (AA)
Detroit Tigers

Durham Bulls (AAA)
Tampa Bay Rays

Mississippi Braves (AA)
Atlanta Braves

Cincinnati Reds
Major Leagues

 

Beyond The Dugout Featured Items

2011 WORLD SERIES

DEREK HOLLAND
Game Used Bakersfield Blaze Jersey (2008)

$499.95

JON JAY
Game Used Rawlings Fielders Glove
(2006 PRO DEBUT)

SOLD

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The
Mobile BayBears (AA)
Collection

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The
Mississippi Braves (AA)
Collection

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The
Erie SeaWolves (AA)
Collection

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The
Louisville Bats (AAA)
Collection

The
Portland SeaDogs (AA)
Collection

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The
Sacramento RiverCats (AAA)
Collection

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The
Durham Bulls (AAA)
Collection

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BTD REMEMBERS 9/11

Beyond The Dugout is proud to offer items
used by Starting Lineup Client
DREW STUBBS
as Major League Baseball remembered
the events of September 11, 2001
on the 10th Anniversary of that day

BTD CONGRATULATES
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BTD Starting Lineup Clients
MICHAEL TAYLOR
on his MLB Debut with the A's (9/2/11)
MIKE TROUT
on being named BA Minor League POY

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2011 ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

Beyond The Dugout congratulates the following
Starting Lineup Clients on their selection:
JOSH PHEGLEY - MESA
ROBBIE GROSSMAN - MESA
HANK CONGER - SCOTTSDALE
MIKE TROUT - SCOTTSDALE
ANGELO SONGCO - SURPRISE

BEYOND THE DUGOUT
is pleased to welcome new
STARTING LINEUP CLIENTS

ANGELO SONGCO
LOS ANGELES DODGERS

JOSH DONALDSON
OAKLAND ATHLETICS

Our business connects players and their fans in several exciting ways...

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The MAJOR LEAGUES Collection
- these items are provided directly by our Starting Lineup Major League clients from their personal collections;

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The MINOR LEAGUES Collection
- these items are provided directly by our Starting Lineup Minor League clients from their personal collections;

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The PLAYER DIRECT Collection
- a way for collectors to submit offers for specific items not currently in stock from Starting Lineup Major League and Minor League clients;

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The MEMORABLE MOMENTS Collection
a collection of items significant to our clients...representing an important achievement or recognition in their career

The BTD AUTHENTIC Collection
a collection of items have been obtained from other licensed distributors, including our Team Partners, throughout the Major and Minor Leagues

Our Mission

Beyond The Dugout, a division of C3 Sports, 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, we also work through our parent company, C3 Sports, 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.

Our Officers

Matthew S. Elliott – President/CEO of C3 Sports & Entertainment

A fifteen year veteran of both the banking and retail industries, Matthew has actively worked to establish a strong professional background required to build a strong reputation for our company throughout the baseball industry.  In addition to his current roles as President of Beyond The Dugout and CEO of parent-company C3 Sports & Entertainment, Matthew also serves in a community leadership and sales management role with a leading regional bank in Northeast Arkansas.

In addition to his responsibilities overseeing the operation of our company, Matthew specializes in developing strategic partnerships with both current and prospective clients, agents, and charitable organizations, overseeing all contracts and investments.

Joey Newell – Principal Consultant, Web Development

Joey Newell, is founder and President of MediaLogix, a Ridgeland, Mississippi based web design and development firm.  Joey serves a crucial role in assisting our staff in the introduction of new technologies in insuring the on-going availability of our websites and our company databases.

J. Chad Elliott  – VP, Facilities/Inventory Management

Chad, founder and president of C3 Sports, oversees the storage facilities utilized in the storage of our client equipment.  He also manages relationships with our packaging suppliers and shipping partners to insure our clients’ products are maintained in the best manner possible and our customers receive their items in pristine condition.

Caison Elliott – Office Coordination

Caison, serves as Office Coordinator/Administrator, assisting in the organization of client files, partnership records, and item storage.

Lucas Elliott – Office Entertainer

Lucas serves as Office Entertainer, doing his best at all times to insure constant commotion, especially in the presence of our Starting Lineup clients and business partners.

James R. (Jim) Elliott  – President, The Elliott Group, LLC (Principal Investor)

As founding partner of The Elliott Group, LLC, the parent company of Beyond The Dugout and C3 Sports, Jim serves in an advisory role for matters of growth and investment.

Features   -   Beyond The Dugout   -   Features
November 2008
"Starting Lineup"
Item
Matt Harrison MLB Debut Package (Glove, Cap, Spikes)
from his MLB Debut on July 7, 2008
Beyond The Dugout Charity Partner
The MIRACLE League
of Arkansas
"Authentic Collection"
Item
Tommy Hanson (Atlanta Braves)
2008 Game-Used Cap Collection

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A true Miracle League star, Katie, with her big league "buddy", Starting Lineup client Jai Miller at the Miracle League field in Little Rock, AR.

The weekend of November 14-16, Beyond The Dugout was pleased to partner with and renew our support for The Miracle League of Arkansas, an outstanding organization dedicated to providing disabled children and young adults throughout Arkansas and surrounding states with the facilities and support to participate in America's favorite past time...the game of baseball.

Starting Lineup client Jai Miller participated with a number of Major and Minor League players from the Little Rock area, including 2008 American League Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee, 2008 American League Strikeout Leader A.J. Burnett, Dustin Moseley (Angels), Billy Traber (Yankees), Matt Miller (Pirates), Ben Broussard (Yankees), and many others...serving as coaches at the annual Miracle League All-Star Skills Camp, "buddies" at the annual Miracle Leaguers season finale celebration, and special guests at the annual "Evening with the All Stars" benefit dinner and auction.

Additionally, Jai, along with Starting Lineup clients Trevor Crowe, Jordan Brown, and Brett Gardner made significant contributions to The Miracle League thru the donation of game used items and autographed memorabilia that was auctioned throughout the weekend, raising approximately $1500 for this worthwhile cause.

Beyond The Dugout would like to offer a special thank you to our clients who participated in the event and those who have already offered to help with future events, as we work with The Miracle League to further their mission...

"Every Child Deserves A Chance To Play Baseball"

Click here to see photos from the weekend's activities.

This one-of-a-kind Memorable Moments package includes three game used items from Matt's Major League Debut with the Texas Rangers on July 7, 2008:  1)  his Mizuno Pro Limited Spikes; 2)  his Texas Rangers Home Baseball Cap; and 3)  his Mizuno Pro Limited GZP13 Fielders Glove.  Each item has been signed by Matt and each is accompanied by a signed "Beyond A Doubt" Certificate of Authenticity.  Both the items and their corresponding COA's carry our tamper-proof holofoil "Beyond A Doubt" labels with matching serial numbers.

 

After being traded to the Rangers from the Braves in a package for Mark Texeira while on the DL in mid-2007, Matt returned to action in the 2007 Arizona Fall League, going 5-0, 2.00 with 19 K's in 27 IP.  He followed that up in 2008 going 6-3, 3.43, with 55 K's in 84 IP's at AA-Frisco amd AAA-Oklahoma...earning his debut call-up and finishing his first MLB season going 9-3, 5.49 with 42 K's in 83.2 IP with the Rangers. 


Regular Price:  $999.99

Special Member Price:  $899.99

This one-of-a-kind Authentic Collection package includes two game used items from Atlanta Braves' top prospect...TOMMY HANSON.  Included are Tommy's Game-Used BP Cap from the Advanced-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans and his Game-Used BP Cap from Spring Training 2008.  These items were acquired thru PCM Sports, a licensed distributor of Tommy's game-used items.  Each item will also be accompanied by a "Beyond A Doubt" Certificate of Authenticity.  Both the items and their corresponding COA's carry our tamper-proof holofoil "Beyond A Doubt" labels with matching serial numbers.

 

After going 11-5, 2.49 with 163 K's in 138 IP's at Adv. A Myrtle Beach and AA Mississippi during the 2008 season, Tommy has continued his fantastic season by establishing himself as the top pitcher in the prestigious 2008 Arizona Fall League, going 3-0, 0.00 over 13 innings with 19 K's.  He also got the win in the AFL Rising Stars Showcase, striking out 7 on 43 pitches over 3 no-hit innings...that's right...7 of 9 outs were K's!   


Regular Price:  $199.99

Special Member Price:  $179.99

August 2008   -  Beyond The Dugout Features  -   August 2008
"Starting Lineup"
Item
BTD060671 - John Gall Mizuno MZP84
Pro Model Fielders Glove
Featured "Starting Lineup" Client...
Justin Thomas
Pitcher - Seattle Mariners
"Authentic Collection"
Item
BTD060527 - Rick Ankiel Game Worn
Palm Beach Cardinals Jersey (2004)

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The next time the Mariners go fishing on the farm for a starting pitcher, Triple-A Tacoma might not be the spot to cast the line.  Justin Thomas has begun to turn a corner at Double-A West Tennessee, and has the brightest future among healthy starters at either level.
Thomas, 24, began the 2008 season with three solid starts in four tries, but lost control in May, surrendering 56 base runners in just 33 innings of work, including 20 bases on balls.
"He's got quality stuff, but you have to throw strikes," an American League scout said after Thomas' most recent outing. "When he does so, you see what he can do. He's getting good hitters out consistently."
The left-hander's control and command both have been up and down since he made his professional debut four summers ago, but his past three starts give cause for excitement. Thomas issued just five bases on balls in 22 1/3 innings, and tossed a complete-game, five-hit shutout at Huntsville on June 8 while striking out 10 not walking a batter.
"I caught that start, too," the scout said. "I was there to see Huntsville, the Brewers' affiliate, who have three high-end bats in their lineup in Alcides Escobar, Matt Gamel and Matt Laporta. All three will play regularly in the big leagues, and Thomas made them all look pedestrian. Very impressive. My notes were supposed to be on them, but he kind of stole the show."
The Mariners have long believed in Thomas' abilities, but the command problems and a bout with shoulder pain last season have held up his development.  Right now, Thomas seems to be hitting his stride and putting himself into position to be called up to the big leagues sometime in 2008.
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Mizuno MZP84 Fielders Glove, game used by John Gall, former St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year and current Florida Marlins prospect and member of Team USA participating in the 2008 Summer Olympics.  This glove was used during the 2007 season and has John's name embroidered along the ring finger.  John jas signed the glove above his embroidered name, on the outer thumb panel, and on the inside palm using a black Sharpie.


John signed this glove on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the Triple-A All Star Game.

 


Regular Price:  $349.99

Special Member Price:  $299.99

This Palm Beach Cardinals jerseys was worn during the 2004 season by current Cardinals centerfielder Rick Ankiel...while playing as a pitcher!  This was the last jersey ever worn by Rick as he attempted to overcome his sudden lack of pitching control. 
Rick gave up pitching for good after only a few appearances in this jersey during the 2004 season...before beginning his improbable and unbelievably successful comeback as one of the top centerfielders and power hitters in the Major Leagues.
This jersey was purchased directly from the Palm Beach Cardinals following the 2005 season, as they cleared out old jersey inventory to replace sets for both the Cardinals and the Jupiter Hammerheads (Caitlin Balkum was the Merchandising Director who sold this jersey to us).
Regular Price:  $349.99
Special Member Price:  $299.99 

July 2008   -  Beyond The Dugout Features  -   July 2008
"Starting Lineup" Item
Featured "Starting Lineup" Client...
Nick Green
Pitcher - Los Angeles Angels
"Authentic Collection" Item

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One of the cheapest prospects on any list, Green turned down $80,000 from the Astros as an 11th-rounder out of high school only to sign with the Angels two years later for $1,500.  He took home Double-A Texas League All-Star honors last year before taking the series-ending loss in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.  He took the biggest step forward of any Los Angeles prospect in 2007, earning a spot on the 40-man roster.  Green pounds the zone with an 86-93 mph fastball, mid-70's curve and a dastardly changeup.  His changeup graded as a 70 pitch for more than one TL scout, with late sink resembling that of a screwball.  He works quickly, pitches to contact and is efficient, spotting his stuff to both sides of the plate.  He repeats his simple yet deceptive delivery well.  He's durable and hasn't missed a turn in his rotation in two years.  Green doesn't have the upside of some of the Angels' bigger arms.  He gets a lot of flyball outs and can be prone to homers.  His fastball and changeup are not swing-and-miss pitches, and he already has maximized his feel for pitching.  Green's sleeper t has expired, and he has a ceiling as a reliable No. 4 starter.  He'll spend 2008 in the Triple-A rotation.

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Black/Gray Nike Huarache Spikes, used by Florida Marlins' prospect Jai Miller during road games for the 2007 Carolina MudCats...the Marlins' AA Southern League affiliate.  Both spikes show significant wear.  Jai has signed both spikes across the toe using a Silver Sharpie and has added the inscription "3 HR in 1 Game, July 24-25, '07" in black Sharpie above each autograph (Jai was wearing these spikes versus the Tennessee Smokies in a game that began the evening of July 24th.  In his first at-bat, Jai homered.  Before reaching his second at-bat, the game was called due to rain and was scheduled to resume the following afternoon.  On the 25th, in his 1st AB of the day and 2nd of the game, Jai again homered...this time off of rehabbing Cubs' Major League starter Wade Miller!  Jai homered again in his next at-bat, recording three homeruns in one game spanning two days...possibly the first time the feat had ever been accomplished under such unique circumstances!)

Jai signed these spikes at his home on November 25, 2007.

Regular Price:  $129.99
Special Member Price:  $114.99
 

This fantastic jerseys was worn during the 2001-2004 seasons by the following players:
Brandon Webb (2001)
Dan Uggla (2002)
Jon Zeringue (2004).
Jersey is JetHawks purple with embroidered logos and lettering.  Jersey comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Lancaster JetHawks identifying the players who wore this jersey.















Regular Price:  $349.99
Special Member Price: 
$314.99
 

Beyond The Dugout Features
- March 2008 -

"Starting Lineup"
Item

Featured "Starting Lineup" Client...
Jai Miller
Outfielder - Florida Marlins

"Authentic Collection"
Item

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Jai and Caison in Pearl, MS

Jai, the first three sport All-State athlete in Alabama High School Athletic history (football, basketball, and baseball) was selected in the fourth round of the 2003 MLB First Year Player/Amatuer Draft following his senior season at Selma High School in Selma, Alabama.  The Marlins were able to attract Jai away from a dual sport scholarship commitment with Stanford to play both football and basketball.

Following three seasons in which Jai struggled to learn the intricacies of the game he had focused least on during his high school career, his baseball skills finally began to catch up with his natural athletic talent during the 2007 season with the Carolina MudCats, where Jai batted .261 in 129 games with 14 homeruns (after hitting none in spacious Roger Dean Stadium in 2006), 58 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and a combined on-base plus slugging percentage of .792.

Following the 2007 seaon, Jai was selected to participate in the prestigious Arizona Fall League, where scouts remained impressed with his improvements in both offensive and defensive discipline.  After the AFL season ended, the Marlins purchased Jai's contract and placed him on the 40-man roster, leading to Jai's first invitation to Major League camp in the Spring of this year.

Baseball America recently named Jai as one of the Marlins' Top 30 Prospects, projecting him as the starting Centerfielder at Triple-A Albuquerque and predicting his Major League debut sometime during the 2008 season.  BA's writers said of Jai "...(Miller) took a huge step forward in 2007.  The five-tool threat made strides with his plate discipline, began to drive balls with more authority and appeared more confident in all areas of the game.  The owner of as much bat speed as anyone in the organization, Miller learned to stay back on pitches and drive the ball to right-center.  Timed at 4.1 seconds to first base from the right side of hte plate, he's still learning to use his plus-plus speed on the bases.  He has plenty of range and a strong arm in center field, though he must continue to improve his routes and the accuracy of his throws."

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New York Yankees Baseball Cap worn
during Spring Training 2007 by
Yankees' Top 10 Prospect
Brett
Gardner.  Cap shows light use from
wear. Size 7 1/8.  Brett 
signed the
top of the bill using a silver
Sharpie and added the inscription

“2007 1st Spring Training”.

Special BTD Price:  $79.99

This Batting Practice Jersey (#32) was
worn during the 2007 Arkansas
Travelers baseball season by
pitcher and top prospect Nick
Adenhart.  Because the team
lacked a red BP jersey to match
 Nick's home and road uniform
number (#24), Nick wore this
jersey early during the season
for BP, warmups, and select games.
This jersey comes with a letter of
authenticity from the Arkansas
Travelers signed by Assistant GM
Pete Laven.  This item is unsigned.

Special BTD Price:  $279.99

Beyond The Dugout Features
PLAY BALL! - April 2008 - PLAY BALL!

"Starting Lineup"
Item

BTD060578 - Carlos Gonzalez Game Used/Auto'd Marucci Bat

Featured "Starting Lineup" Client...
Trevor Crowe
Outfielder - Cleveland Indians

"Authentic Collection"
Item

BTD060525 - Howie Kendrick / Sean Rodriguez Game Used/Auto'd Cedar Rapids Kernels BP Jersey #8

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Trevor was drafted in the first round (14th overall) of the 2005 First Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians, following an outstanding junior season at the University of Arizona where he hit .403 with 25 doubles, 15 triples, nine homers, 54 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 60 games on his way to co-PAC 10 Player of the Year honors (with current Red Sox phenom Jacoby Ellsbury) and being named as a Golden Spikes Award finalist as one of the top five overall players in college baseball (award was won by Alex Gordon, the #2 overall pick of the Kansas City Royals).

Trevor began his professional career at Class A Mahoning Valley following the 2005 draft, particpating in 12 games before being promoted to the Lake County Captains of hte South Atlantic League.  Trevor finished his first professional season with a late season call-up to AA Akron in the Eastern League.

Following a Major League Spring Training invitation to start the 2006 season, Trevor was promoted again to Kinston in the Advanced-A Carolina League where he played an integral role in helping the Indians to a first half Southern Division championship by hitting .329 with 72 hits including 15 doubles and four homers to go along with 31 RBI and 29 stolen bases in his first 60 games.  After being selected for the mid-season Carolina League All-Star Game, Trevor was promoted to AA Akron for the remainder of the 2006 season and played a key role in the Eastern League playoffs, batting .349 with 15 hits and 25 total bases in 10 games.  Trevor played for the Peoria Javelinas in the 2006 Arizona Fall League and was selected to the first annual AFL Rising Star Showcase and was named to the AFL Top 10 Prospect list by Baseball America.

Trevor again started the 2007 season with a Spring Training invitation to Major League camp.  Assigned to AA Akron to start the season, Trevor struggled with adjustments made in the off-season to his swing before finding his rhythm at mid-season to finish the 2007 campaign with a .259 average, 183 total bases on 134 hits with 50 RBI and 28 stolen bases.  Cleveland rewarded Trevor for his dramatic mid-season turnaround with a second invitation to the prestigious Arizona Fall League, where he played for the Surprise Rafters.

In an effort to maximize his playing time given the Indians' depth in the outfield, Trevor opened the 2008 season with the Akron Aeros, but Indians' personnel expects him to contribute significantly in Cleveland before seasons end.

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Marucci Bone Rubbed CB15 Pro Model, game-used and autographed by Arizona Diamondbacks top prospect and Beyond The Dugout client, Carlos Gonzalez.  Bat shows great use with significant pine tar and cracked handle.  Barrel is engraved "Handcrafted For...Carlos Gonzalez...CB15 Pro Model".  Knob engraved with Carlos' number (#21) while playing with the Mobile BayBears during the 2007 season.  Carlos has signed this bat using a silver paint marker on the sweet spot.  Autograph does show slight smudging from Carlos' handling.  Bat was obtained from the Mobile BayBears.

Special BTD Price:  $124.99

Special BTD Member Price:  $112.50
This red BP jersey was worn by Angels rookie sensation Howie Kendrick during the 2004 season and by Angels 2006 Minor League Player of the Year Sean Rodriguez during the 2005 season while playing with the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Midwest League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).  This jersey, purchased directly from the Cedar Rapids Kernels, comes with Certificates of Authenticity from the Kernels certifying both Kendrick and Rodriuguez wore this jersey.  The jersey was autographed on front and back by Sean Rodriguez in April 2007 in Little Rock, Arkansas, while playing with the Arkansas Travelers.

Regular BTD Price:  $249.99

Special BTD Member Price: 
$224.99 

Beyond The Dugout Features
- May 2008 -

Featured
"Starting Lineup"
Item
Featured "Starting Lineup" Client...
Brett Gardner
Outfielder - New York Yankees
Featured
"Authentic Collection"
Item
BTD060629
HAINLEY STATIA
2006 World Baseball Classic Cap
Netherlands

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Brett Gardner, born August 24, 1983, in Holly Hill, South Carolina, is an outfielder in the New York Yankees organization, and plays for the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.  Gardner, who is 5' 10", plays center field and bats and throws left-handed.  In 2008, he was the 8th rated prospect in the Yankees minor league system according to Baseball America, up from #10 in 2007.

He was a walk-on and 3-year starter at the College of Charleston (CoC).  In 2004 he was a Southern Conference All Star. His .447 batting average was 3rd in the nation in 2005, and his 122 hits tied for the most hits in the country.  His 85 runs in 2005 is the all-time mark at CoC, and his 38 stolen bases led the Southern Conference.  He wrapped up his Cougar career as a 3rd team All-American and Southern Conference All Star, sporting a .382/.456/.508 career line, mostly from the leadoff spot.  He was drafted in the 3rd round in 2005 by the Yankees after his junior year.

Gardner adjusted well to wood bats in 2005, and finished the season in the New York-Penn League season ranking 5th in at bats (with 282), 2nd in runs (62), and 5th in stolen bases (19).  He was a Florida State League all star in 2006, batting .323 in 63 games with 22 RBI with the Tampa Yankees.  He was 3rd in the Florida State League in batting average, and led the league in stolen bases with 30.  Gardner also was second in the league in walks with 47.In 2007, he played 54 games for the AA Trenton Thunder, though he missed time with a broken bone in his hand.  In 203 at bats he stole 18 bases (tied for 5th in the league; while being caught 4 times), hit 5 triples, and batted .300 with a .392 OBP, before being promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  There, in 45 games he batted .260 with a .343 OBP, and stole 21 bases while being caught only 3 times. Through 2007, in the minor leagues he has a .288 batting average, .381 on-base percentage (OBP), and .374 slugging percentage (SLG). He has stolen 114 bases, and been caught 22 times.

In the Fall of 2007 he played in 26 games in the Arizona Fall League, leading the league in runs (27) and stolen bases (16), while being caught only once.  He batted .343 (5th in the league), with a .433 OBP (3rd), and ranked 3rd in walks (17).  He was also named as one of the finalists for the Dernell Stenson Leadership Award.

Gardner's legs are his strength.  He's the fastest base runner in the organization, with 80 speed on a 20-80 scale, and has solid base running instincts.  He's adept at picking spots, knowing when it's more valuable to the team for him to use the threat of a stolen base to get the pitcher to throw fastballs to the heart of the order.  He has outstading plate discipline,
draws a good number of walks, and uses the whole field while making consistent, hard contact.  Baseball America rated him as having the best strike zone discipline in the Yankees minor league system after the close of the 2006 season.  His speed and excellent sense in the outfield translate to an outstanding defensive game, among the best in the Yankee farm system. His arm is average, though fairly accurate.

BTD060526
BRANDON WEBB / DAN UGGLA
Lancaster Jethawks
BP/Alternate Jersey #25
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One-of-a-kind collectible from the 2006 World Baseball Classic!  Hainley wore this cap for his home team from the Netherlands during the tournament...and was named "Best Defensive Player" for the entire tournament!  Cap shows significant wear from use, including light sweat stains under the bill.  Cap carries the Netherlands flag on the side panel and the World Baseball Classic logo on the back.  Underside of bill still carries the WBC hologram.

Hainley currently plays for the Arkansas Travelers in the AA Texas League.  He is rated as one of the top defensive shortstop prospects in the Minors and early projections place him in the Angels starting line-up as early as 2009.  His defensive prowess was recognized not only in the 2006 WBC, as noted above, but he was also named "Top Defensive Prospect" by the Los Angels Angels organization for the 2007 season.

BTD Price:                    $124.99

BTD Member Price:     $112.49
This one-of-a-kind piece was worn by two (2) Major League All-Stars, including 2006 Cy Young Winner Brandon Webb and 2006 ROY Contender Dan Uggla.  This purple mesh jersey is trimmed in black, white, and gold and carries the JetHawks logo on the front chest panel and the #25 in tackle twill lettering sewn on the back.  This unique jersey comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Lancaster JetHawks, certifying its use during the 2001-2004 seasons by the following players:  Brandon Webb; Dan Uggla; Edgar Gonzalez; Mike Aldrete (Manager); and Jon Zeringue.

Get this great piece before Brandon wins his second Cy Young this year...he is currently 6-0 with one of the lowest ERA's in the league and a building number of strikeouts!  He is only the third player in history to start out 6-0 in April...the last to do it was Randy Johnson twice...winning the Cy Young both years!

BTD PRICE:   $349.99 $299.99

BTD Member Price:     $269.99

June 2008   -  Beyond The Dugout Features  -   June 2008
"Starting Lineup" Item

BTD060547 - Ryan Tucker Jamestown Jammers BP/Alternate Jersey #24 (2005)
Featured "Starting Lineup" Client...
Jordan Brown
First Base - Cleveland Indians
"Authentic Collection" Item

BTD060549 - Asdrubal Cabrera Buffalo Bisons #10 BP/Alternate Jersey (2006)
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Often compared to Wally Joyner in college for his aggressive approach and fluid strike from the left side, Brown has improved his stock by winning back-to-back league MVP awards in the high Class A Carolina and the Eastern leagues the past two seasons.  He led the CL with 87 RBIs in 2006 and the EL with a .333 batting average in 2007.  Brown uses the whole field with a compact, line-drive swing abd he wears out the opposite field.  His bat speed is just average, but it plays up because of outstanding plate discipline and pitch recognition.  He has good instincts on the bases and stole 12 bases in 13 attempts last year.  He's an average defender at first base with good footwork abd reactions.  The Indians praise his leadership skills.  Brown played much of the second half of 2007 with knee problems and had minor arthroscopic surgery in September, prompting his return to first base after playing left field in 2006.  Brown profiles as a first baseman in the mold of Sean Casey or Lyle Overbay.  He'll likely play most of 2008 in Triple-A.


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This jersey was worn during the 2005 Jamestown Jammers (NY-Penn League) baseball season by 1st Round Draft Pick and starting pitcher Ryan Tucker.  Jersey comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Jamestown Jammers Baseball Club.  This item is unsigned.



Regular Price:  $229.99
Special Member Price: 
$199.99
 

This green mesh BP/Alternate jersey was worn by Cleveland Indians Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera during the 2006 Buffalo Bisons baseball season.  Cabrera wore this jersey after being acquired via trade from the Seattle Mariners.  "Cabrera" tackle twill nameplate is sewn on the back of the jersey, as Asdrubal was the final player to wear this jersey before it was acquired by Beyond The Dugout.

Regular Price:  $229.99
Special Member Price: 
$204.99
 

July 2008 Beyond The Dugout Features July 2008
"Starting Lineup"
Item
Featured "Starting Lineup" Client

Nick Green - P - Angels
"Authentic Collection"
Item

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One of the cheapest prospects on any list, Green turned down $80,000 from the Astros as an 11th-rounder out of high school only to sign with the Angels two years later for $1,500.  He took home Double-A Texas League All-Star honors last year before taking the series-ending loss in the Pacific Coast League playoffs. 

He took the biggest step forward of any Los Angeles prospect in 2007, earning a spot on the 40-man roster.  Green pounds the zone with an 86-93 mph fastball, mid-70's curve and a dastardly changeup.  His changeup graded as a 70 pitch for more than one TL scout, with late sink resembling that of a screwball.  He works quickly, pitches to contact and is efficient, spotting his stuff to both sides of the plate.  He repeats his simple yet deceptive delivery well.  He's durable and hasn't missed a turn in his rotation in two years.  Green doesn't have the upside of some of the Angels' bigger arms.  He gets a lot of flyball outs and can be prone to homers.  His fastball and changeup are not swing-and-miss pitches, and he already has maximized his feel for pitching. 

Green's sleeper status has expired, and he has a ceiling as a reliable No. 4 starter.  He'll spend 2008 in the Triple-A rotation.








Beyond The Dugout Features
-   August 2008   -
"Starting Lineup"
Item
BTD060671 - John Gall Mizuno MZP84
Pro Model Fielders Glove
"Starting Lineup" Client
Justin Thomas
Pitcher - Seattle Mariners
"Authentic Collection"
Item
BTD060527 - Rick Ankiel Game Worn
Palm Beach Cardinals Jersey (2004)

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The next time the Mariners go fishing on the farm for a starting pitcher, Triple-A Tacoma might not be the spot to cast the line.  Justin Thomas has begun to turn a corner at Double-A West Tennessee, and has the brightest future among healthy starters at either level.
Thomas, 24, began the 2008 season with three solid starts in four tries, but lost control in May, surrendering 56 base runners in just 33 innings of work, including 20 bases on balls.
"He's got quality stuff, but you have to throw strikes," an American League scout said after Thomas' most recent outing. "When he does so, you see what he can do. He's getting good hitters out consistently."
The left-hander's control and command both have been up and down since he made his professional debut four summers ago, but his past three starts give cause for excitement. Thomas issued just five bases on balls in 22 1/3 innings, and tossed a complete-game, five-hit shutout at Huntsville on June 8 while striking out 10 not walking a batter.
"I caught that start, too," the scout said. "I was there to see Huntsville, the Brewers' affiliate, who have three high-end bats in their lineup in Alcides Escobar, Matt Gamel and Matt Laporta. All three will play regularly in the big leagues, and Thomas made them all look pedestrian. Very impressive. My notes were supposed to be on them, but he kind of stole the show."
The Mariners have long believed in Thomas' abilities, but the command problems and a bout with shoulder pain last season have held up his development.  Right now, Thomas seems to be hitting his stride and putting himself into position to be called up to the big leagues sometime in 2008.
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Mizuno MZP84 Fielders Glove, game used by John Gall, former St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year and current Florida Marlins prospect and member of Team USA participating in the 2008 Summer Olympics.  This glove was used during the 2007 season and has John's name embroidered along the ring finger.  John jas signed the glove above his embroidered name, on the outer thumb panel, and on the inside palm using a black Sharpie.


John signed this glove on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the Triple-A All Star Game.

 


Regular Price:  $349.99

Special Member Price:  $299.99

This Palm Beach Cardinals jerseys was worn during the 2004 season by current Cardinals centerfielder Rick Ankiel...while playing as a pitcher!  This was the last jersey ever worn by Rick as he attempted to overcome his sudden lack of pitching control. 
Rick gave up pitching for good after only a few appearances in this jersey during the 2004 season...before beginning his improbable and unbelievably successful comeback as one of the top centerfielders and power hitters in the Major Leagues.
This jersey was purchased directly from the Palm Beach Cardinals following the 2005 season, as they cleared out old jersey inventory to replace sets for both the Cardinals and the Jupiter Hammerheads (Caitlin Balkum was the Merchandising Director who sold this jersey to us).
Regular Price:  $349.99
Special Member Price:  $299.99