Meet The Team
Barry is the newest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He played 19 Major League seasons, all with the Cincinnati Reds, and was a 12-time MLB All-Star. In 1995 he was named the National League MVP, the first time a shortstop had won the award in 33 years. After a career-best batting average of .342 in 1989, he hit .353 in the 1990 World Series, helping the Reds to a four-game sweep of the defending champion Oakland A’s.
There have been only six left-handed pitchers to win 300 games in the major leagues. Tom is one of them. A 10-time All-Star, he won the National League Cy Young Award twice. He was also MVP of the 1995 World Series, the only time the Atlanta Braves have won a world championship.
Time magazine called Jennie the most famous softball player in history, and it’s easy to understand why. As a pitcher at the University of Arizona, she went 119-16 and won an NCAA-record 60 games in a row. She then went 36-2 for the U.S. National Team, earning a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games and a silver medal at the 2008 Games.
Respected as one of the finest hitting coaches in baseball, Kevin has held that position with the New York Yankees since 2007. That year the team led the majors in virtually every offensive category. Under his tutelage, they topped the AL in offense again in 2009. Kevin’s autobiography is titled Cage Rat: Lessons from a Life in Baseball.
Jack Cust Jr.
Jack is a co-founder of Diamond Nation. Drafted out of high school in the first round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1997, Jack is known for his powerful swing and patience at the plate. He's averaging one home run for every 19 at bats. After joining the Oakland Athletics, he hit six home runs in his first seven games and 97 during the next four seasons. With over 325 home runs as a professional, Jack led the American League in walks from 2007-2011.
Dana is currently the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the New York Yankees working to create speed, strength, and power development programs for players. He holds multiple certifications and specializes in lifestyle enhancement, strength, speed, power, motivation, success, and weight loss.
Occasionally current and former professional players, college coaches and professional scouts will drop by CDN to share insights or demonstrate techniques. Star cameos include:
• Alex Rodriguez (NY Yankees) • Mike Trout (LA Angels) • Eric Davis (Cincinnati Reds) • Andruw Jones (NY Yankees) • Raul Ibanez (NY Yankees) • Russell Martin (NY Yankees) • Crystl Bustos (3X Olympian) • Laura Berg (4x Olympian) • Leah O'Brien-Amico (3x Olympic Gold Medalist) • Mackenzie Vandergeest (National Champion)