The Burkburnett Blacksox organization believes in the importance of hard work, dedication and teamwork.

We instill it in our players and we reflect it in how we operate our organization.

We want those individuals who share this work ethic to be a part of our team.



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Jeff Byrd“1989 was one of the very best summers of my life. Great memories with a great group of young men. I still stay in touch with many of our teammates. As a former high school coach I have sent several of my former players to utilize the program to farther their careers! Mickey and the Blacksox organization work tirelessly to make sure athletes that want to play collegiately have an opportunity to do so. They always keep the players best interest at heart. The kids will enjoy a great experience, are monitored at all times and will be provided an opportunity to play against some of the best competition in the country!”
– Jeff Byrd

“I can’t say enough good things about this organization and about Mickey Cornelius. Blacksox has been a blessing for us. My son considers the boys on his team, who he lives with for the summer, to be his brothers for life. Blacksox has helped my son grow as a baseball player and as a man. Thank you Blacksox. #BFFB”

– Valeri Malone



Mickey Cornelius
Mickey CorneliusGeneral Manager
Mickey has been general manager of the Blacksox organization for over 35 years. For over 4 decades he has helped young men become great leaders, mentors, and true ambassadors of the sport of baseball. Mickey has a great recollection of each of his players. To him they are not just players but truly members of his family.
Diane Bigford
Diane BigfordAdministrative Assistant
Diane has been working with the Blacksox organization since 2002. She handles registration and player relations. Diane loves baseball and has had two sons who have gone through the Blacksox program. Her daughter Halie is an invaluable asset to the organization also. When not at the office you'll find Diane at the baseball field.

“Baseball isn’t just a game. It’s life being played out on a field – a field of dreams – on diamonds of green, where players pursuing their dreams try to be the best they can be on the grandest stage of all – where men become boys and boys become men, all speaking one universal language without uttering a single word.”