First Inning – Warmup

June 12, 2020
Jesse Cole

A lifelong baseball fan, Jesse Cole has seen it all. From potential big-league dreams to a journey toward finding how best to engage with the game after his career came to a close, Cole eventually landed an internship with a small team in South Carolina. Since, he’s held key roles in several organizations and innovated the entire baseball experience and laid the foundation for what he’s now accomplished in Savannah – all by dramatically rethinking what fans found frustrating and putting fans first.

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