Address: Palm Springs Stadium
1901 East Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-778-HITS (4487)
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm M-F
Andrew Starke has been the sole Owner and President of the Palm Springs POWER Baseball Organization since its creation in the fall of 2003. The POWER organization is the parent company of the California Winter League, thus his responsibilities cover all day-to-day operations of the CWL as well. Mr. Starke started the company from the ground up since he was 23 years old and has seen it grow at a rapid pace to its current employment of over 75 full and part-time staff.
Mr. Starke currently serves as an executive board member for the Palm Springs Police Officers Association’s Memorial Fund Honorary Board. In June 2007, he received the Palm Springs Small Business of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Palm Springs. In addition to owning the POWER & the CWL, Mr. Starke works part time as an associate scout for the Philadelphia Phillies and has done so since 2010.
On the field, he was a four-year scholarship baseball player and graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, with a degree in Business Administration. Throughout college he not only earned All-Conference honors on the field, but also was a member of the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team.
Mr. Starke is a full-time resident here in Palm Springs with his wife, Vicky, and their two sons Christian and Caleb. He is very proud of the accomplishments and growth of the POWER organization over the past 12 years and looks forward to keeping baseball here at Palm Springs Stadium for many years to come.
Justin graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. He began his career in the sports industry as a director for Skyhawks Sports Academy, overseeing sports-themed day camps in the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon graduation, Justin began working for the Golden Baseball League as director of media relations. In 2011, Justin assisted with the league’s transformation as it expanded and became known as the North American League. In October of 2012, Justin joined the California Winter League as Vice President of Business Operations.
Justin is originally from Alamo, CA in the East Bay Area, and is an avid fan of the Athletics, Sharks, 49ers, and, of course, the Buckeyes. He also enjoys skiing in Tahoe and playing hockey when time allows.
Alex Gratys joined the California Winter League in August 2017 to serve as their Director of Marketing. Prior to joining the full-time staff, Alex served as a broadcasting intern for the 2016 and 2017 Palm Springs POWER seasons. Before joining the CWL staff, Alex was Production Manager and Assistant Program Director of KDKT Sportsradio 1410 AM, a CBS affiliated network in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Alex was born in Talladega, Alabama, but grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, graduating from Maine South High School in Park Ridge in 2005. While baseball (and the Chicago Cubs) are his main passion, he changes gears in the fall to focus on his other love, hockey (and the Chicago Blackhawks).
Casey has managed 9 years of professional and summer collegiate baseball generating an overall record of 371-229 with four league championships. A graduate of Major League Baseball Scout School, Casey also works as an Associate Scout for the Atlanta Braves and Head Coach of the Atlanta Braves Scoutball team.
He has coached collegiality at CSU Chico, New Mexico Highlands University and Harris-Stowe State University and currently manages the Palm Springs POWER of the SCCBL since June 2016. Casey has graduated from CSU Chico with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.