Private lessons available all winter!

  • Tom (Wally) Walraven


    A Manhattan College grad Wally has  directed the Humnbirds now for 35 years. After a two year stint at  Orange County CC, he took over as the head coach at Pine Bush High  school where he recently retired after 33 years at the helm.  The  program during his tenure has produced numerous collegiate players and 7  players selected in the major league draft including former major  leaguer Joe Nathan.

    Swingin' Mickey Williams

     Well known to the Humnbird faithful, Mick has been associated with  Humnbird Baseball for over 30 years. Played his collegiate ball at  University of Buffalo and has been instrumental in the development of  numerous high school and collegiate hitters. His patient approach has  gained him a very loyal following in area baseball and softball circles. 

    Willie Fraser

     With a teaching and playing background second to none, Willie constantly  provides us with information and cutting edge technology that keeps the  Humnbird pitching program far ahead of any other program available  today. A former first round draft pick of the California Angels in 1985,  he retired from a 15 season playing career in 1999 and became a  professional scout. Currently a ML Advanced Scout with the Florida  Marlins his ties to the professional baseball world are too numerous to  mention. Our current system allows us to send Willie players ready for  an advanced instruction at the high school and collegiate level.  

    Mike Erickson

     A  standout  pitcher at Shoals CC in Alabama and Pine Bush High School,  Mike is our lefty pitching specialist. After a standout career at Shoals  he stayed with legendary coach Mark Lee to coach and work with the  pitching staff. He brings a wealth of experience along with uncanny  expertise in teaching the change up.  He will be working our  Pitchers/Hitters/Fielders classes and is  available for specialized  individual private and small group work.