Players throwing the bat before the game in Ellwood City

Yeah... it all started here. This was the "throwing of the bat" before the first tour game of the first year of the tour. It was Friday, July 2, 2010. The game took place in Ewing Park, at Sanders Field, where Coach Potter played his ball as a youth and in high school. Since 2010 this scene has been duplicated many, many times in many, many towns. Along the way the tour has changed and evolved in so many ways! Of the over 100 players that have participated on a tour team, not one of them has played in the major leagues, or for that matter, been signed to a professional contract. Few have been fortunate enough to play college baseball, and others have failed to make their high school team. What the tour has also given each and every one of the players ... and yes...the parents.. is an opportunity to do what the tour itself has done; change and evolve.  Some of them have taken advantage of the tour and all of the chances to become more confident, a better team mate, and to better understand the concept of "giving back" and "paying forward". Some have not.

You reap what you sow........... It has been agreat ride.

"Coach Potter...organized an old fashioned barnstorming baseball tour. That is why the other boys and I were in the van. We were personally selected by Coach Potter to be part of this tour. We were invited not based on talent, but on passion, hard work, respect and selflessness . We were known at The Potter Baseball Tour and we spent the next twenty five days and nights traveling from small towns to big cities throughout the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio." - Ben