About Us


HIT KING, INC. plans to open facilities in Houston, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, California, Florida and multiple other locations across the United States. All facilities will be under the brand of the Pete Rose “Hit King”Baseball Academy. Most locations will have a combination of premium fields to play and practice on along with indoor training facilities. The first location in the Houston area is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. HIT KING, INC. is being led by a tremendous group of gentlemen all with a heart for baseball, professional or semi-professional playing experience along with incredible business knowledge. The Executives of HIT KING, INC. have combined professional corporate experience of over 50 years. Each of the Executives have been successful both on and off the field in the game of baseball, in life and in day to day business.


Teaching and playing the game the right way is our main objective. Pete Rose aka “The Hit King” wants his athletes to learn and train with the best coaching and players. Every player will learn what he or she is capable of and will be taught to strive for being greater. It is our coaches’ mission to teach, train and pass on their experiences to every coach and player who walks through the door of a Pete Rose Hit King Baseball Academy.

“Be aggressive; Be more aggressive; Never be satisfied; Play to Win!” ~Pete Rose

It is our mission at Pete Rose Hit King Baseball Academy to get these players the best coaching, training; and the best scouting access, in order to continue their passion for the game of baseball at the College or Professional level. Tryouts for Hit King Teams will be announced throughout the year for Spring (Jan-May), Summer (Jun-Aug), and Fall (Sept-Nov) Teams. Players will be evaluated at each of their positions and possibly positions they haven’t played before. Fielding ability: Arm Strength: Foot Work: Hands: Athleticism: Hitting: Catching: Agility: Pop times: Speed: Awareness: Pitching: Positional Mechanics: Knowledge of the Game: Attitude: Aggressiveness! If a player does not make the Hit King team, every Pete Rose Hit King Academy has an elite team set as our “Minor League Team.” Hit King Baseball and Bull Pen Bulls work together in developing players to achieve their highest level of play from their players. A Bulls player can work their way onto a Hit King team during any point in the season; just as a Hit King player can work his way off the team. Every player at Pete Rose Hit King Baseball Academy is held accountable for their actions on the field, in the facility, and off the field. This includes; Home and Family, School, Community, Team, Coaches, and Younger players.



Derek Hurley

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Hurley attended Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, where he capped off a stellar high school career with the US Army Student-Athlete award at graduation Mr. Hurley attended Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, where he capped off a stellar high school career with the US Army Student-Athlete award at more...



Ryan Baker

Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Baker graduated in 2000 with a BS degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in business communications with a minor in marketing. During his time at UNCC he was a four year letter winner as a Conference USA starting pitcher (All Freshman Team in 97, All Conference in 98 and 2000).He was signed more...