Earley was selected originally by the Kansas City Royals in the 11th round of the 1977 MLB Draft, but did not sign. He later played from 1978 through 1985 in the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers Minor League systems before joining the Louisville Redbirds of the American Association, the Cardinals highest affiliate team.
In 1986, Earley led the Redbirds with 15 saves (second in the league) in 52 pitching appearances (third in the league), while topping the league with 42 games finished. Overall, his 15 saves were the most by a Cardinal AAA pitcher since Mike Proly, who saved 17 games in 1975.
Besides, Earley played winter ball with the Leones del Caracas and Aguilas delZulia clubs of the Venezuelan League between the 1982 and 1984 seasons, as well as for the Indios de Mayaguez of the Puerto Rico League in the 1986 Carribbean Series.
Jackie Cornelius (Bedel) has given private catching lessons and has coached high school softball since 2006. On top of a D1 collegiate career at Cleveland State University, Jackie competed professionally in the states, as well as abroad. Jackie has coached Nationally taking teams over to England and Germany to compete. Jackie coached 4 years at Mount Notre Dame High School and just wrapped up her 11th season as the head coach at Oak Hills High School.
Jackie has worked with some of the area’s to catchers. She is currently giving instruction to over 56 catachers throughout the tri state area.
He played at Colerain HS, Columbia State Junior College, and Xavier University. Also played in men’s AABC, NABF, Roy Hobb’s and Cincinnati Recreation League until age 46. Ran Baseball Camps and coaches’ clinics for Griffey International nationwide for 5 years from 1994-1999. He started doing private hitting and pitching lessons in 1994 and has continued until present time. He was a partner of Sports of all Sorts from 2004-2014 and ran baseball camps and player evaluations every year while open and also ran the Westside Coaches clinics for 3 years having George Foster, Ron Oester and Scott Williamson as the guest speakers at the clinics. Started Dipstiggy’s in August of 2019 to make a difference on the westside of Cincinnati. His passion is baseball, and he can help players of any age get better along the way. He’s been coaching select baseball for 10 years for Haubner Hornets, Mason Grizzlies, and currently the 12u coach for JB Yeager.