NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Belmont Baseball player Joey Seals will be inducted into the Nashville Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame it has been announced. Seals will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Old Timers Baseball Association's 81stannual banquet on January 16th.
After graduating from nearby Goodpasture High School in 1985, Seals walked-on to the Belmont University baseball team where he played for legendary coach Dave Whitten. Seals proved himself a valuable asset to the Belmont squad, earning himself a scholarship. The switch-hitting catcher graduated Belmont in 1989 and went on to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers after being picked by the club in the 1989 June Amateur Draft. He played in the Dodgers organization for three years before an injury sidelined him.
After his stent with the Dodgers, Seals returned to Nashville to play in the Stan Musial League for seven years playing for both the Twitty City Records and the Nashville Sitxx. His career continued as he traveled to Michigan to play in the Stan Musial World Series.
After his playing days were over, Seals started working in the real estate auction industry and is currently the broker of CENTURY 21 Seals Realtors & Auction. Seals and his wife Shannon have been married since 1994 and have three children: Elizabeth, Jonathan and Jacob.