Every website on the Internet has a story. This is ours. A message from our "founding father", Bob Howdeshell:
The High School Baseball Web went "online" in February of 1998. The reason it was created is this:
After wearing out several search engines I found that there was very little information about the high school baseball experience. As the father of a potential college and/or professional baseball player I could find very little about the college recruiting process or the way the Major League Baseball free-agent player draft worked.
Having no knowledge about website design or how to begin getting an internet site up and running, I foolishly set out to start a high school baseball only place in cyberspace.
Now over five years later, with our oldest son recently graduating from college having completed a career as a football linebacker at an NCAA Division III college and our youngest son heading into his senior year of college as the starting shortstop on an NCAA Division I college baseball program,* I offer my experiences, thoughts and comments on the "ride." And most importantly, with the help of many wonderful people we have been able to form a community of people that share the same passion for high school baseball.
Welcome to the site ... Visit our message board forums and ask questions, share ideas and experiences. That's what makes this site special: folks sharing information and ideas. And all information on this site is free.
With a total of 450,000 high school players at 14,800 high schools we're a pretty small group. Add in a few alumni, some professional scouts, the occasional college coach and the true fan and you'll find that we're a close knit group!
BishopLeftiesDad's son diving back to base
If you have a suggestion for improving the site, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* A footnote: A few years have passed since this intro was written. In the meantime, our founder's youngest son Andy graduated from college and went on to play professional baseball.