CEO Baseballcamps.com, Collegebaseballcamps.com, Former Pro Player and new owner of Baum Bat Enterprises
Ben is the president & owner of abcsportscamps.com, baseballcamps.com collegebaseballcamps.com, softballcamps.com, campbasketball.com and is the new owner of Baum Enterprises, makers of Baum®Bats, America's #1 wood BBCOR composite bat. A former 7th Round draft pick & professional player for the Chicago White Sox Org. Won a Minor League batting title while he was in professional baseball hitting .332 in the South Atlantic League in 1994. He is known around the country for his vast knowledge of the game and enthusiasm towards children are evident at every camp location and within the companies he runs. From a small idea off a laptop after professional baseball to a few multiple million dollar companies, Ben's drive to be successful shows in everything he has done on the field and off the field.
Ben was born and raised in Monte Sereno, CA where he had the opportunity to represent the West in the 1984 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA for Los Gatos Little League. While in High School Ben was named High School Freshman player of the year for Northern California. As a Junior at Los Gatos High School, Ben was selected to play on one of the first Area Code teams or Junior Olympic Teams in Northern California. That following year, Ben was selected in the 1990 Major League draft by the Expos out of High School, but turned down that offer to head to college where he received a baseball scholarship to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He was able to help lead the team to two NCAA Division II College World Series, where he was selected to the All Tournament Team.
In 1993 or his junior year of College, the Chicago White Sox selected Ben in the seventh round. During his first full season in professional baseball Ben lead the South Atlantic League in hitting with a .332 batting average and won a batting title. After that year he was named "up and coming player" by Baseball America. After five years of playing professionally through the Chicago White Sox Minor League system, Ben decided to go a different direction with his career. He was still starting everyday, but felt lead to start running companies and start raising a family.
- Current owner of companies- Baseballcamps.com, collegebaseballcamps.com, softballcamps.com, collegesoftballcamps.com, campbasketball.com and new owner of Baum Enterprises (makers of Baum®Bats, America's #1 wood BBCOR composite bat)
- Former Professional Player Chicago White Sox Organization
- Former Minor League Batting Champion in Professional Baseball
- Former Owner Ballpark Arizona- Indoor Baseball Academy in Scottsdale, AZ
- Former Professional Baseball Sports Agent
- Inventor and Owner of "The Hitting Disk" Training Tool
- Two Time College World Series Player and Former Little League World Series Player
- Author of Hitting DVD Series "Beyond the Bat"
Once retired, Ben became a professional Sports Agent for four years with Sports Management Services and was helping represent players like Tim Hudson to Carlos Lee. Living in Arizona at the time, Ben traveled the world to take care of his companies clients. From evaluating players on a professional level to signing up new recruits, he was able to learn off the field as well as on the field.
During those four years as a agent, Ben began to create Baseballcamps.com or America's Baseball Camps. With about 1000 camps he has personally directed under him, Ben has grown it to be the largest baseball camp company in the country and still growing daily. Also around that time he created the world famous "Hitting Disks" training tool. This great hitting invention currently sells nationwide and always a camp favorite.
Around 2001, Ben was part owner/creator of the largest indoor baseball academy in Arizona at the time. Ben helped with layout, concept start to finish + was in charge of all programs in the academy and managing the pro instructors at the facility. He trained and work with directly the pro instructors from different organzations to make sure the entire program was on same page. The facility was almost 12,000SQ with 9 cages and 3 mounds.
During that same time, Ben became nationally certified in baseball Vision training. He worked individually with current 40 man roster players with the San Francisco Giants on improving vision skills, drills and techinques to help them improve their hand eye skills on hitting.
In 2005, Ben created his first personal hitting video series called "Beyond the Bat" that currently sells nationwide today. With the growth of baseballcamps.com into a multi-million dollar company, Ben still finds time to give back with many appearances at Boys and Girls clubs or other speaking engagements around the country.
In 2007, Ben added Collegebaseballcamps.com to the family. Thousands of baseball Players around the country register each year through Collegebaseballcamps.com from over 100 NCAA College Baseball Programs. Our marketing expertise help camps and events succeed.
In 2014, Ben became the new owner of Baum Enterprises. Currently located in Traverse City, Michigan, Baum Enterprises is the leading manufacturer of wood composite baseball bats in the world. Baum®Bats hit, feel and look exactly like professional wood bats, and the Baum®Bat's amazing durability outlasts wood 200-500 to one. In 2015, Baum Enterprises will relocate to Arizona, the heartland of baseball.
While Ben is extremely busy running his few companies, he still finds some time to work with his current clients in professional baseball and college baseball around the country. Plus, he finds time to train his instructors and directors along with doing coaches clinics and player clinics on a national level. From youth levels to working with his clients in professional baseball, he has directed over 1,000 camps and coaches clinics since he started the company.
Ben resides in Anthem, Arizona with his wife and two sons. Both sons have the same dreams Ben had and plan on playing college and professional baseball like their dad.
Just a few sample references on Ben:
I have had the pleasure of knowing Ben for the past 9 years. I have worked with him in a number of capacities but most recently at his baseball camps around the country. Ben has demonstrated an aptitude for connecting with athletes, coaches and parents. Judging by the number of players and coaches who have graduated from his programs, Ben's success as a leader is immeasurable. Benjamin Boulware is an outstanding individual who is beyond reproach. I would not hesitate to recommend him for whatever endeavor he pursues.
Sincerely, Orv Franchuk, Hitting Coordinator, Houston Astros.
Ben and his company ABC has been a key part of my development and success in making the transition from player to professional coach over the past five years. I have learned a lot from my time around Ben not only in how to lead and develop player skills on the field, but in how to go about building strong character as a player and person as well. Ben will be an asset to any program at any level. Ben can lead as well as be part of a staff with the best interest of his young players in mind.
Ed Campaniello, Hitting Coach, Oakland A's Organization
"Ben Boulware has taken a very complex movement and made it simple. He is an excellent teacher and understands that good communication begins with simplifying the message. This video is a great addition to any baseball person's collection. Well done Ben!"
Patrick Bailey, Assistant Baseball Coach Oregon State