Freedom Pro Baseball League

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Freedom Professional Baseball League
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Sport Baseball
Founded 2012
No. of teams 4
Country USA
Most recent champion(s) Phoenix Prospectors
Official website Freedom Pro League

The Freedom Pro Baseball League is an independent professional baseball league based in Arizona. The league started with 4 teams in 2012. [1] The Copper State Prospectors won the initial league title in 2012.[2]

Joe Sperle is the President and League Founder of the Freedom Pro Baseball Minor League. Joe has over 20 years playing and coaching experience and has an interesting life story which he shares during motivational speaking to organizations, youths, churches, schools and colleges, and corporations.

The vision of the Freedom Pro Baseball League came from Joe’s years of playing baseball and doing baseball pitching and hitting lessons and mentoring Little League, high school and college players. Many of Joe’s players after his instruction and mentoring had record setting seasons and were selected to Little League All-Star teams and high school All Conference and All-State teams and offered baseball college scholarships. [3]

Growing up in Sacramento, Joe overcame the death of his mom and dad becoming ill at an early age, helped raise a younger brother and excelled in baseball, basketball, football, and had a huge passion and talent for baseball.

From Joe’s life and sports experiences, he realized the need for a professional baseball league in Arizona for talented players for whatever reason were not given the opportunity to improve their skills, live their dream and play professional baseball. In 2012, the inaugural season of the Freedom Pro Baseball League, one overlooked talented college player said as he was signing his first pro contract, “I will play in the Freedom Pro Baseball League for a Snicker’s bar, I have been dreaming of playing pro baseball since I was 10″. In 2012 and 2013 over 200 talented college players not drafted by a MLB team signed their first pro contract with the Freedom Pro Baseball League and the level of play was rated as AA.

Current teams[edit]

Team City State/Province Stadium
Goodyear Centennials Goodyear Arizona Goodyear Ballpark
Peoria Explorers Peoria Arizona Peoria Sports Complex
Phoenix Prospectors Phoenix Arizona Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Prescott Montezuma Federals Prescott Arizona Roughrider Park