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Redbirds announce 2015 tryouts


July 24, 2014
The Grosse Pointe Redbirds 15U baseball team holds tryouts for the 2015 season Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. at Grosse Pointe North High School.

The Redbirds baseball organization, celebrating 20 years, enhances and develops the lives of young men and teaches the lessons of life that come from playing baseball.

Former Detroit Tigers first baseman Dave Bergman started the Redbirds, which 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.

They have four alumnus playing in the professional ranks and more than 80 players who have gone onto compete at the college level.

The organization stresses academic excellence, high moral standards, discipline, respect, concern for others and a winning attitude in the development of its ballplayers.

Players will be evaluated at the tryouts and they should arrive for registration no later than 9:45 a.m. The tryout will run until about noon.

The team will compete in several tournaments and play selected games against other top travel teams from the Metro Detroit area. The team will not compete in the Macomb Amateur Baseball Federation.

The manager is Jonathan Zalenski and for more information, contact at jonzalenski@gmail.com or Dan Griesbaum at


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