The American West Baseball League has been created by seasoned professional baseball executives to bridge the future economic gaps in development baseball. The American West Baseball League is funded by initial membership fees, league dues and league assessments.
Sean P. Smock has worked for Tucson’s Professional Baseball organizations since 2003, serving 6 seasons as Assistant General Manager for the Tucson Sidewinders; the Triple-A Affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2006, the Sidewinders won the Pacific Coast League and Triple-A Championships, respectively. In 2009 Sean helped launch the highly successful Tucson Toros of the Independent Golden Baseball League (GBL) and served as the team’s General Manager. Under Sean’s tutelage the Toros broke league records for single game and season attendance and vied for the League Championship in their inaugural season. The Toros held the longest winning streak in the GBL with 15 consecutive wins that season. In 2010, Smock coordinated and hosted the International Minor League All Star Game. In 2011 he began consulting minor league teams with stadium lease agreements, team formation and branding.
William Joyce is president of the American West Baseball League. He has previously owned and operated a minor league baseball franchise and is a former Major League Baseball scout in southern California. He currently owns a family operated Allstate Insurance agency in Temecula, California and serves as a consultant to minor league baseball franchises.
Mr. Joyce spent over 30 years in private business and was the owner/operator of a successful electronic security and fire alarm business until 2010. However, his primary passion has always been baseball.
Mr. Joyce is a graduate of Glendale College, in Glendale CA and Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA with a degree in business administration. He and his wife, Sheri Joyce, have been married for 30 years and have four children, John, Michelle, Michael and Brian..
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