"Born Into Baseball" By Jim Campanis, Jr.

Jim Campanis, Jr. is the son of former major leaguer Jimmy Campanis, and grandson of long-time Dodgers’ General Manager, Al Campanis.  Jim Jr. is a third generation professional baseball player, whose on-the-field career included All-American honors at USC, selections to the 1985 USA Junior National Team & Team USA in 1988, plus six seasons as a catcher in the minor leagues with one year on the major league 40-man roster..

From the time he was drafted in the third round in 1988, Jim made a steady rise through the minor league ranks, and was destined to reach the majors as his father and grandfather had, until he suffered his toughest break--a broken wrist the very day he was told he was to be a September call-up.

Jim decided to leave baseball in 1995 and explore new opportunities.  He found a new career path in advertising and marketing, and then founded his own full-service agency, Campy Media, Inc.  Jim divides his time between his work, active participation in the baseball community, writing music and enjoying his family at his home in Southern California.