Barry University Sport Management Alum, Tony Ferreira (10’), was awarded a World Series Ring as a member of the Operations Staff of the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Tony, who completed his graduate degree in Sport Management, capped his plan of study with an internship for the Cardinals organization last year. Tony stayed on as a full-time employee in operations and is planning to complete MLB scout camp in Arizona where he will earn his certification to become a Major League Baseball Scout.
In his first season with the Cardinals, Tony watched his hard work pay off as his team made a furious run through the end of the regular season and playoffs, culminating in a dramatic, seven-game World Series win against the Texas Rangers. Tony spent the World Series Games collecting data for input into a Digital Scouting program, which tracks in-game statistics that is fed to the coaching staff.
Tony was a part of the team’s celebratory parade through the streets of St. Louis days after the victory.
“No words can describe the feeling.” Tony said. “Some Cardinal employees have been working in baseball twenty years to win a championship. It happened to me in my first year!”
Tony joins a list of HPLS Graduates who have earned professional championship rings with franchises such as The Miami Heat, The Florida Marlins, and now The St. Louis Cardinals.