St. Joe Mustangs Owner, ‘The Big Biscuit’ Founder & Baseball Fantatic Dan Gerson
Continuing on the theme of Chicago natives, Dan Gerson grew up loving the game of baseball. He was a Sox fan but grew to enjoy baseball in Chicago regardless. He found his way to KC after a successful run at Chicago’s Board of Trade, bringing his strong business sense and love of baseball with him.
Since 1934, baseball has been played in St. Joseph, MO at historic Phil Welch stadium, where the likes of Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and many others have roamed the diamond. In recent years, the crowds began to diminish as the stadium aged. Upgrades were a necessity, and a partnership between the St. Joe community and Dan Gerson was born!
A financial commitment to upgrade the stadium brought in fans by the thousands, and at recent Mustang games fans may number upwards of 5,000 in it’s 4,000+ capacity! Join me as I talk to the man who partnered with a community to bring some of the best amateur, college-level baseball in the Midwest!