LEADERSHIP BOARD

The Baseball 7 On 7 League
Joel Bradley

Joel Bradley

Founder

Bradley conceptualized the Baseball 7 On 7 League (League 7) as a dynamic “single-entity” independent league designed to engage fans with an exciting game inside the lines while incorporating advanced technological applications outside the lines. His vision of incorporating municipalities as stakeholders in the league is revolutionary.   Innovative “groundshare” principles to maximize attendance and increase revenue margins for stadiums provide additional value to the League 7.  Bradley’s goal of using data, streaming and gamification applications to create new alternatives in baseball entertainment promises fans true “second-screen” experiences . 

Originally from Texas, Bradley’s successful record as a pitching coordinator at the high school and collegiate levels eventually led him to a scouting contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He was one of two full-time international baseball scouts with the Orioles from 2012-2018 and worked under baseball front office great, Dan Duquette during that time. He also founded International Baseball Partners (IBP), a corporation chartered in the United States with designs to develop baseball projects as anchors to positively impact economies.

Michael Powers

Michael Powers

Legal

Powers graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1987 and began a career as in-house counsel for several major U.S. bank subsidiaries including; SunTrust, Capital One, and Bank United. He is the current COO and Senior Vice President at BciCapital, a subsidiary of City National Bank of Florida.  Powers has been a noted player agent with Major League Baseball having  represented some of baseball’s top players including Hall of Fame catcher, Ivan Rodriguez as well as Reggie Sanders, Jose Mesa, Armando Benitez, and Daniel Cabrera. Along with Joel Bradley, Powers co-founded International Baseball Partners (IBP) a corporation chartered in the United States with designs to develop baseball projects as anchors to positively impact economies.

Tom Cira

Tom Cira

Accounting

Tom is a CPA, CFO and former Bank executive at three banks. Over 20 years experience in banking and financing as a bank executive vice-president as well as having served as the president of 2 de novo companies growing each to over $1.5 billion in assets. Tom leads League 7 financing strategies.

Rolando Petit

Rolando Petit

Player Recruitment

Former Director of International Scouting for the Atlanta Braves, Petit is widely known as one of the most impactful player recruiters covering Latin America and the Caribbean since 1992.   Originally from Venezuela, Rolando was signed as a player by the Seattle Mariners before moving into scouting.  He is credited with signing Andruw Jones, Ronald Acuma Jr., Rafael Furcal, Julio Teheran, and Ozzie Albies to name a few.  His MLB recruitment career is an important asset for League 7 player recruitment.

Ryan Powell

Ryan Powell

Player Development

From 2014-2017, Powell headed the independent league scouting department for the Baltimore Orioles.  Originally from Michigan, Powell has played, managed, scouted, and coached in professional baseball since 2008 with stints in the Can-Am, Continental, Pecos and Frontier Leagues.  His “One More Game For Mom” story caught national attention and was highlighted by ESPN in 2017.  The story chronicles his family’s struggle and triumph with cancer and has been selected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  In 2021, Powell was the hitting coach with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League and remains a top independent league consultant. Powell holds a B.A. degree from Florida Atlantic University.