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RBI Academy was founded in 2008 by former professional baseball player, Mike Romano. Our mission is to provide our players with a fun and positive environment that teaches individuals positive competition, personal commitment, and proper baseball mechanics and fundamentals.

We advocate training for every skill level – beginner to advanced.

FACILITY

Two enclosed batting cages. Pitching mounds. Baseball field.

RBI Academy - Romano's Baseball Instructions

MIKE ROMANO – 16 YEARS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL EXPERIENCE

1987 – Attended Chalmette High School in St. Bernard, Louisiana, where he played four years on the varsity baseball team as a shortstop and pitcher. He is Chalmette’s most recent major league athlete and was elected into the St. Bernard Hall Of Fame for high school baseball.

1991 – Played baseball at Tulane University of New Orleans, Louisiana. He was named Tulane’s all-time leader in strikeouts (389) and complete games (29.) Romano enjoyed an outstanding career during three seasons (1991-1993), earning All-American honors in 1992, when he set team records with 21 starts, 165.1 innings pitched, 17 wins, 174 strikeouts, and 15 complete games. He was named the team’s MVP in 1992 and the team’s Outstanding Pitcher in 1992 and 1993.

1993 – Drafted in the third round by the Toronto Blue Jays and made his major-league debut on September 5, 1999. He played 5 years with the Toronto organization.

1998 – Played for the Cardenales de Lara in Venezuela, winning three World Series. He pitched two complete games for the first time in the final. In the 1998 to 1999 World Series, he was proclaimed “Pitcher of the Year.”

2000 – Played for the Minnesota Twins.

2004 – Played for the Richmond Braves in Virginia.

2005 – Signed a major league contract with the Japanese big leagues, the Hiroshima Carp, from 2005 to 2006.

2007 – Signed with the SK Wyverns in South Korea. The team defeated their rival, the Doosan Bears, in six games to win the 2007 Korean Series. It was the first time they had won the Korean Series.

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