Joe Lis Sr., who started the baseball school, got drafted out of high school. He was signed out of high school with the Philadelphia Phillies. He wound up playing 17 years professionally, with 7 in the Big Leagues. Joe Lis Sr. played with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and the Seattle Mariners. He also played a year professionally in Japan. His last years professionally was with the Evansville Triplets in 1979. After that year, he retired. That’s when the baseball school started up.

He began by training his three children. The baseball school started off in Joe Lis Sr.’s garage. It became popular with the neighborhood children, and soon the demand for a baseball school outgrew the garage. After several moves to bigger spaces, the Joe Lis Baseball School found a permanent home in a warehouse. Today, the Joe Lis Baseball School is carrying on the family legacy. Joe Lis Jr. says that the school hasn’t really changed much. He wants to continue on what his father started.

Joe Lis History