About the Birm

This complex was built to honor the memory of Coach Dick Birmingham and to continue to spread the love of the game that he shared with thousands of kids.

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The History

Meet Coach Dick Birmingham

Dick Birmingham was an internationally known coach and clinician. He was the president of Dick Birmingham Sports, a company specializing in baseball instruction at all levels.He was the head baseball coach at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri for 25 years and served as the Hillcrest American Legion baseball head coach for 18 years. He was formerly Head of Instruction and Sales Director at Mickey Owen Baseball School for 12 years and Partner/Director of Instruction for Baseball Schools USA for 3 years.

Dick was also a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association, in addition to serving on the Baseball Advisory Committee for the Missouri State High School Activities Association for 13 years.

The Facility

About "The Birm"

We undertook the ambitious project of saving and restoring this classic baseball complex for the enjoyment of generations to come. The results speak for themselves, from the extensive incorporation of reclaimed wood and unique outfield layouts, to “the monster” – a 25 foot high left field wall any player will just have to try to knock one over. Like its namesake, the late and legendary Hall of Fame Coach Dick Birmingham, The Birm is truly one of a kind.

The Birm offers a multitude of youth baseball tournaments and leagues, youth softball tournaments and leagues, and special events. In addition, private baseball and softball training, camps and clinics will be provided at The Birm and in our brand new indoor practice facility, “Cages at The Birm” featuring 8 indoor batting cages, an extensive weight room, observation deck for parents and a rec room for ping pong and special events.