Welcome to Swing City where our mission is to instill the core values of the game through complete player
Swing City was created by long-time baseball player and coach, Joe Maskivish, with the goal of giving young players an opportunity to become the most well-rounded men and women, on and off the field.
Swing City provides a unique opportunity to be in a baseball atmosphere that believes in the simplicity of the game, allowing the athlete in the player to come to the forefront. Make no mistake - analytics, metrics, and data-driven technology have allowed players to make great strides, but the little things that made the greatest players great are being sacrificed. We get back to the basics along with stressing the mental side of the game to give your athlete the most organic approach in becoming their very best. Swing City would love to be part of your baseball journey and together we can achieve and exceed your goals.
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Meet Coach Joe
Former Professional Pitcher and Experienced Coach.
Coach Maskivish grew up and played his high school baseball in Shadyside Ohio. Following graduation, Joe walked onto nearby West Liberty State College where he later earned three All-Conference selections including Pitcher of the Year as a senior. Drafted in the 37th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Joe went on to play eight years professionally before retiring, settling down, and starting a family in the Chicago Suburbs. During his professional career, Joe pitched in two all-star games and recorded 75 saves. Since hanging up the spikes, Joe has been coaching at the college, high school, and travel ball levels for over 15 years. Currently, Joe is the Head Coach for the18U Raiders Baseball Academy while assisting other teams and players within the organization and abroad.