MLB Legend Brandon Phillips Becomes Owner of Dallas Franchise

Oklahoma City, OK — Women’s Professional Fastpitch adds its fourth franchise, located in Dallas, Texas, which is set to begin play in 2023. Major League Baseball legend Brandon Phillips is leading the charge as its sole owner.

“I’m very excited to become an owner of a franchise in the WPF. I’m looking forward to branching off into something new but very similar. It’s time to provide more opportunities for women to prolong their passion of this amazing game long after college to achieve their dreams.” — Brandon Phillips, Dallas Franchise Owner

Phillips’ baseball career was one for the ages, beginning in 2002 with the Cleveland Indians. He became one of the best second basemen in baseball during his tenure with the Cincinnati Reds, stretching from 2006-2016. Phillips won four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, one Silver Slugger award, and was selected to three National League All-Star teams.

“The league is happy to welcome such a storied athlete and individual to the WPF family. His passion and work ethic will naturally translate to his franchise. It is refreshing and exciting to see a baseball great see the investment opportunity in professional softball. This is a strong business decision and I’m excited to see what his team will bring to the Dallas market.” — Lauren Chamberlain, WPF Commissioner

The Dallas franchise will roll out team branding in the coming months as it prepares for a June 2023 start.

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About WPF

Women’s Professional Fastpitch (WPF) is the official professional softball league in the United States, founded by USA Softball, USSSA, and Smash It Sports. WPF showcases the best athletes in softball, provides a world-class experience for fans, and connects young fans to their idols.

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