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The Grosse Pointe 'Redbirds' Baseball Organization celebrates our 21st year of enhancing and developing the lives of young men, while teaching the lessons of life that come from playing baseball. The Redbirds, led by former Detroit Tiger and 1984 World Champion Dave Bergman, is committed to perpetuating a love for the game. The organization provides exposure to top players from the Grosse Pointes and surrounding areas who want to develop their baseball skills by competing at the highest level. We currently have 4 alumni playing in the professional ranks and over 80 players who have gone on to compete at the college level. GPBO stresses academic excellence, high moral standards, discipline, respect, concern for others and a winning attitude in the development of their Redbird ballplayers.

TRYOUTS FOR 2016 GP REDBIRDS 13s, 14s & 15s:

The teams will play a combination league/tournament schedule, including the top division of the MABF, as well as some major tournaments in Michigan and possibly out of state. Please Note: A parent/guardian must accompany each player to authorize permission to tryout & to fill out paperwork.

13U   TBD after Farms/City 12U State tournament is over: Contact whodgman6@comcast.net if interested.

14U   Saturday, Aug 1st @ 9am at Grosse Pointe South -
Head Coach is Kevin Nugent

15U   Monday, Aug 3rd @ 6pm at Grosse Pointe South -
Head Coach is Ryan Gunderson

NO tryouts for 16s, 17s or 18s

Passing of Dave Bergman

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dave Bergman lost his brave battle with cancer on February 2, 2015. Though we knew this day would come, we can never be prepared for the great loss and grief we will feel.

Dave was a wonderful role model, remarkable man and a true inspiration to all. Though he will be deeply missed, he will never be forgotten.

The Bergman family has asked that memorial contributions be directed to our GP Redbirds website, here. Money collected will go specifically to Bile Duct Cancer Research, the Joe Niekro Foundation and the GP Redbirds.

If you wish to include a note, I will make sure that the family receives it. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

To make a donation:
Please make check payable to GPBO

(Grosse Pointe Baseball Organization is a non-profit 501c3 organization)

Mail to:
Mary Rose Hodgman
1001 Balfour
Grosse Pointe Park, MI


"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field - this game - is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and could be again."

James Earl Jones - in - Field of Dreams
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Attention Alumni!
Let us know if you are playing baseball for a college or a university so we can add you to the alumni page. Send your info to: batterup123@comcast.net
Important Dates
2015 Season
SHOWCASE - Aug 5 & 6
- to sign up, click here: michiganbaseballshowcase.com