This is a personal / passion project dedicated to my son Wesley and his love of baseball as well as the 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 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.
See a collection of still images from the production along with production credits for those who came out to support the shoot on the JCP blog: jonathanchapman.com/blog/minneapolis-millers/
Find out more about Minneapolis Youth Baseball and the Millers organization at: myba.us/