Brandon Inge Returns to Detroit to take on New Role with Legacy Baseball Organization
Former Detroit Tigers All-Star Brandon Inge is back in Detroit to ll a new roster spot with the Legacy Baseball Organization.
The Legacy Center Sports Complex in Brighton, Michigan, today announced the addition of Brandon Inge as the Player Development Director of its Legacy Baseball Organization. Inge, a fan favorite who played third base and catcher for 12 years with Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers (2001-2012), has returned to Detroit to help develop Michigan’s young athletes at the Legacy Baseball complex.
“My family and I are thrilled to be back in Detroit,” said Inge. “Detroit has always felt like home to a my wife Shani and me – our kids were pretty much born and raised here. We’re so excited to be back, and I’m really looking forward to this new opportunity to work with kids and help them develop through the baseball culture at Legacy.”
Inge’s professional baseball career spanned 13 years, 12 of which he played for the Detroit Tigers. He was drafted by the Tigers in the 2nd round of the 1998 MLB Draft, and developed a loyal fan following during his long tenure with the team. He was part of the 2006 American League Championship team, played for the American League All-Star Team in 2009, received the MLB Players Choice Man of the Year award in 2010, and was twice was awarded the MLBPAA Tigers Heart and Hustle Award (2009, 2010) while in Detroit.
This will be Inge’s first project back in Detroit. As the Player Development Director at Legacy Baseball, he will oversee a full line up of baseball programming for young athletes, with a progressive curriculum that focuses on building sport fundamentals, teamwork, and a love of the game.
Inge will be formally introduced to the Organization on April 2, 2018. He will be hosting a fielding camp that day, along with a hitting camp and additional clinics that week at the Legacy Center Sports Complex Training Center. As Inge transitions into his new role, additional youth baseball development camps and clinics will be added to the schedule.
Inge will join a Legacy Baseball Organization staff of highly-skilled, accredited coaches, instructors, and administrators dedicated to providing players of any age and skill level the best short and long-term opportunities for growth in a world-class, year-round facility.
The Legacy Baseball Organization is recognized as a force in Midwest youth baseball development. The Organization runs 33 teams from 8U to 18U competing at all levels, from Community to Select, as well as recreational and Little Legends baseball programs for kids ages 3-13.
“We’re proud to welcome Brandon into the Legacy Family,” said Rodney Goble, Founder and Managing Partner of The Legacy Center Sports Complex. “Brandon is a first-class leader with a rich history of experience. We’re con dent his baseball knowledge, passion, and dedication to the game will help enable our young athletes to develop the critical skill sets, both on and off the field, to take their game to the next level.”
Inge, his wife, Shani, and their two sons, Tyler and Chase, will be making the move back to Detroit from a 400-acre farm in his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia, where they have resided for the past several years.
For more information on Legacy Baseball programs contact Legacy Baseball Director, Ryan Ford, at 810-231-9288 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.