The American Pastime
Opening Day Partners has owned and/or operated some of the most successful minor league baseball franchises in the country. We have owned and/or operated more than a dozen minor league baseball teams at all classifications from Single-A to Triple-A, teams affiliated with Major League Organizations and independent teams.

ODP and its principles have a long-standing and close working relationship with Major League Baseball and with individual MLB clubs. ODP and its affiliates have been involved in the following:

  • Operated and maintained the spring training home of the St. Louis Cardinals and Montreal Expos in Jupiter, Fla.
  • Provided the grounds crew for the Sydney, Australia Summer Olympic Games under contract to the office of the Commissioner of Baseball
  • Provided stadium refurbishment and grounds crew for the Baltimore Orioles historic exhibition game in Havana, Cuba
  • Provided field design and installation advisory services to the Houston Astros
  • Advised Major League clubs on the minor league operations
  • Operated the "Maryland Fall League" for minor league players in cooperation with the Commissioner's office
ODP retains a full staff of baseball operations personnel who scout and help players develop their talents to the fullest. In addition to ODP partner Brooks Robinson, a Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Oriole, current baseball operations staff include:
  • Butch Hobson, player and former manager, Boston Red Sox
  • Von Hayes, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Joe Ferguson, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Chris Hoiles, Baltimore Orioles
  • Tippy Martinez, Baltimore Orioles
  • Rick Wise, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Dick Such, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Andy Etchebarren, Baltimore Orioles