John Showalter

John Show returns the Dallas Spirits Baseball Club in his second season playing with the Veterans (35+) team as the starting third baseman.  John will host additional duties, as he also plays and managers the latest chapter of the Spirits Baseball Club, the Dallas Spirits Open (18+) squad.

Show played high school baseball at a private prep school in Mississippi called Heritage Academy. He also played baseball in local adult leagues for several years before adult life and work put his game play on “pause.” He started playing again in Fall of 2015 following over a decade outside of the chalk. His impact in 2016 was immediate as he moved from second to third base defensively and found his natural position. Show was nearly error-free throughout his Summer and Fall season campaigns and proved to be a top defensive player for the Veterans team. He batted .346, with three doubles and 13 runs scored for the Vets, having a solid impact in playoffs for both the Veterans and the Fall Ball squad, who went 12-0 on their way to the 2016 Fall Ball Championship.

He and his wife recently relocated to Denton, TX, where John owns a small online furniture business that provides him an opportunity and freedom to play the game he loves. He has a 12 year old son named, Jackson and has been married to his beautiful wife, Therese since March of 2014.

In addition to delivering fine furniture to the great people of the DFW metroplex, Show enjoys spending time with family and friends. He and his family love off-roading and camping adventures in the mountains any chance they can get. John is also a private pilot and a PADI Certified Open Water SCUBA Diver. After getting his name in the Spirits record books and as soon as his business allows for it, he and his wife plan to move to an area of Wyoming near Jackson Hole Valley.

John will continue to bring an outstanding bat and great defense to the Spirits infield, as well as an outrageously competitive and positive attitude for the game of baseball. He’ll continue to be an asset early and often in the 2017 campaign.

Nickname: “Show”

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Position 3B/2B/OF