About

The story of Baseball and Business can be told by taking a close look at the logo.

As pro and college players, baseball is a journey in every way possible from the places it takes us all over the world to the highs and lows we experience playing the game.

Regardless of where and when, eventually this path we’ve been walking down runs out of road whether that is after a couple decades in the big leagues or after playing college ball.

In the past, there has been a large chasm between the path that is baseball and business.

Until now…

The baseball and bats along with the shirt and tie in the middle of the logo represent the bridge to this gap.

The situations and circumstances we as players past and present face are unique within the game and business.

As such, the best way to reach our full potential is to learn from those who’ve gone out ahead of us and done what we’ve yet to do in baseball and business.

Created by players, for players…Baseball and Business is an exclusive network empowering current and former college and pro baseball players to reach their full potential on the field and in business.

We do this by giving current and former players a platform to share their experiences on the field and in business.

As a result, those still playing learn how to get the most out of their time as an active player while those who’ve already crossed to the other side learn how to create long term success in business.

There are guys within the network that played as many as 15+ years in pro ball, some that saw the journey end in college and everywhere in between.

Baseball and Business is designed to help bridge the gap between the baseball field and the business field by bringing like-minded people together that understand the unique circumstances you are facing wherever you are at.

No different from baseball, nothing great can be accomplished alone.

Welcome to the Baseball and Business network!

A Message from the Founder

Baseball and Business was created out of my journey of navigating the transition from playing college baseball to being in the business world full time.

After completing my junior year of college on the field and classroom, I decided to forgo my senior year to pursue an entrepreneurial venture with high upside potential and much risk. After treading water for three years, I decided to return to school and finish my senior year. The experience of completing a undergraduate degree at 25 in the process of figuring out what I wanted to do next was humbling and planted a seed to a bigger idea which years later would become Baseball and Business.

My first two jobs after graduation ranged from working for a smaller company mostly concentrated in one state to a publicly traded company with a nationwide presence. Along the way, I started to connect with like-minded current and former college and pro baseball guys. In having these conversations, a common thread I heard from many players was that they didn’t feel adequately prepared when the time came to transition from playing baseball to being full time in business. After hearing these stories and going through the highs and lows of the transition myself, I wanted to create resources that would allow current and former college and pro players to be better positioned to succeed in business.

This led to starting Baseball and Business to help current players learn how to maximize business opportunities while on the field and those who are no longer in the game learn how to create long term success in business. The exclusive network brings current and former college and pro baseball players together that can relate to the different phases of the journey in both baseball and business.

The most valuable lesson I learned from playing baseball that carries into business is focusing on playing one specific position and relying on teammates to do what is outside of it. No one would go out on a baseball field and compete by themselves and believe that should hold true in business too. The Baseball and Business team is here to help you in whatever way we can.

Thanks for visiting the website and hope to hear more about your story soon!

Luke Melms

Connect with Luke on LinkedIn or by email at luke@baseballandbusiness.com

“There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.”

–TOMMY LASORDA

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