About Triple Crown All Stars Baseball & Softball Academy
Brent Bowers is the owner and founder of Triple Crown All Stars Baseball & Softball Academy.
He brings more than 30 years of practical baseball experience and knowledge to the Academy, together with years of coaching know-how at the youth, high school, and professional levels. Brent has played, coached and worked with some of the greatest names in professional baseball.
Throughout all of his vast baseball experiences, Brent has learned and strives to bring the physical and mental components of the game to each and every student who walks through the Triple Crown All Stars doors. He especially encourages fun and a love for the game. Brent founded TCAS with that philosophy in mind, and focuses on student training that reflects his positive learning experiences gleaned throughout his baseball career.
With 25 years of professional baseball experience, and more years of knowledge covering all facets and levels of the game, Brent offers a unique training perspective to all students at Triple Crown All Stars Baseball & Softball Academy.
As Brent says, “Remember… when you’re not practicing, someone else is!” It is this statement which has led to the success of owning and managing Triple Crown All Stars since 2010.
Major League Baseball Career
Brent was drafted in the 2nd round — 56th pick overall — in the 1989 Major League Baseball draft. He was drafted by Toronto Blue Jays General Manager and Hall of Famer Pat Gillick. He played for the Toronto Blue Jays for six years with players such as Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green and Alex Gonzalez of the Chicago Cubs.
Brent was a left fielder who threw right, but batted left. He continued his MLB career with the Baltimore Orioles, helping his team to a wild card berth in 1996 and advancing to the American League Championship Series. The Orioles lost the AL Championship Series to the eventual 1996 MLB World Champion New York Yankees.
Brent furthered his career and went on to play with the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and Houston Astros. Brent has had the privilege of playing with Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr., Roberto Allamor Jr., Eddie Murray, and Rafael Palmeiro.
His career also sent him off to the adventures of international play in Korea with the Hyundai Unicorns, and then winter ball in Venezuela with the Barquisimeto Cardinelles and Pastora de los Llanos, and in the Dominican Republic with the Licey Tigres.
Brent started his managerial career in 2002, managing in the Western League with the Solano Steelheads in California. Brent went on to be the Hitting/Third Base Coach with the Gary SouthShore Railcats under Manager Gary Templeton in the Northern League. Brent also managed the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League for two years before moving on to a bench coach position in the Northern League with the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
Brent then received the opportunity as Manager of the Edmonton Capitals in the Golden League, which he continued for three years. During this time he also managed in the Colombian Winter League with the Barranquilla Electricos, Sincelejo Toros, and the Monteria Leones. As Manager, he guided his team to the Colombian Winter League Championship, and had the privilege of managing two All Star games with the likes of MLB players Donavon Solano of the MInnesota Twins and Jose Quintana of the New York Mets, as well as two former MLB players Orlando Cabrera of the Chicago White Sox, and Edgar Renteria of the St.Louis Cardinals.
Brent was born in Bridgeview, Illinois, in 1971. He graduated from St. Laurence High School, in Burbank, Illinois, in 1989, the year he was drafted to the Major Leagues. He has been married to his wife Shayla since 2011.
Brent and his staff provide a unique approach in helping their students obtain their optimum potential. Player enhancements are achieved through hard work, dedication and adherence to proven performance strategies.
The Triple Crown All Stars staff is unified in their approach to ensure that every one of their students is able to achieve his or her personal best in a respectful and enjoyable atmosphere. They know that if a student finds enjoyment and personal satisfaction from their efforts that they will only improve!
What the patrons of Triple Crown All Stars are saying…
Amazing staff and atmosphere. Definitely has a little bit of everything for everyone
Good Place for our kids and families! Reccomended! A+
Awesome place to have some batting practice and some training been back a couple of times already and I'll be back again.. great job triple crown..5 stars all the way..
I just finished a 3-month membership at Triple Crown for my daughter and we could not have asked for a better experience. The facility is great, the people even more so. The front desk folks were always very polite and helpful. Brett, Will and Marv are great people. Each took a sincere interest in getting to know me and my daughter. Everyone we encountered was positive, encouraging and friendly.
Very family friendly place. My 10 year old son loves Tommy (the batting coach). Well worth the money for a private hitting lesson with Tommy.
Great wasn't crowded at all. Plan on going back soon.
Great people and facility. Brent is top notch
We've been coming here for years. Brent and his crew make this the best baseball/softball training facility around!
Good place and clean
Great place..... Excellent facility