Q. Who is eligible to become a member of the Association? A. Anyone who has served as a player, manager, umpire, scout, trainer, and certain front office personnel for any professional baseball club in Organized Baseball.
Q. How much are annual dues? A. $125 for players on a major league roster, $125 for major league umpires, $20 for minor league players, $20 for scouts, trainers and members no longer active in baseball.
Q. May I continue my membership after I am no longer active? A. Yes and we encourage you to do so. Dues for inactive members are $20 per year.
Q. How do I become a Life Member? A. You become a Life Member by paying dues for 20 years. No dues are paid after that, and you receive a Gold Membership Card, signifying your long association with the Game.
Q. How may I obtain assistance? A. You present your situation to the Secretary, along with a statement of your resources, and he will review it. If he approves, he will make his recommendation to the Board of Directors who will make the final decision. In some extreme situations, the Secretary may allow an emergency check. All assistance is granted with discretion. We do not reveal the names of those who receive assistance. Q. May I borrow from the Association? A. The Association does not make loans to members.
Q. I never played in the major leagues. Am I still eligible for assistance? A. All due paying members and other members of the baseball family are eligible for assistance. The Association does not distinguish between major and minor leaguers in this regard. Q. Does the Association provide a pension for minor league players? A. The Association does not provide pensions for any of its members.
Q. Does my membership card get me into ball games? A. It depends. Some clubs honor our cards, others may not. Some of our members have had success by going to the Pass Gate, but there doesn't seem to be a consistent policy. It is a matter of club courtesy.
Q. I signed the Dues List with my team, but I never received my card. A. Please call the office at (714) 528-2012. We will research our files. Sometimes the following situations can occur:
1. Player is no longer with the team with whom he originally signed the Dues List.
2. The deduction from the member's paycheck wasn't completed.
3. The moneys were received after the season was over and we don't have a current address on file.
Q. How can I help the Association fulfill its mission? A. Although membership in the Association is only open to those who been employed in professional baseball, one may still participate in the Association's mission by becoming an Honorary Member. If you are interested, please fill out our contact form.
Q. Where are you located? A. Our address is:
101 S. Kraemer Avenue, Suite 112 Placentia, California 92870
(714) 528-2012 M-F, 8AM - 4PM Pacific Standard Time (714) 528-2037 fax
President, Roland Hemond
1st Vice-Pres., Jim Marshall
2nd Vice-Pres., Stephen Cobb
3rd Vice-Pres., Tony Siegle
Sec.-Tres., Dick Beverage
Association of Professional Ball Players of America 101 South Kraemer Avenue, Suite 112 Placentia, California 92870