South Jersey Surf

Jeff Ball

It all started in the backyard playing catch with my dad when I was four years old. It was at that point I had a passion for the game of baseball. I had many great teachers along the way and hope to pass on the knowledge that I learned over the years. Throughout my career I played with and against some of the greatest players ever. For example: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki, Bobby Abreu, Billy Wagner and Barry Zito to name a few. I can’t leave out one of my best managers, Dusty Baker, who taught me a lot.

I’ve been around the game for many years and I have a lot of in-depth knowledge to help you become a better ballplayer.

  • 13 years of professional baseball experience (Astros, Giants, A’s)
  • 3 years as manager of the Atlantic City Surf (2004 Manager of the Year)
  • 4 years of winter ball (Venezuela, Mexico, Dominican Republic)
  • 7 years of AAA Baseball
  • 2 years of AA Baseball
  • 2000 played for the Hiroshima Carp (Japan)
  • 1999 made Major League debut with the San Francisco Giants
  • 1990 12th rough draft pick by the Houston Astros
  • 1989-1990 1st Team All-American (San Jose State)

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