Now Batting - Tim McDowell
Tim McDowell pitched in the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League system from 1988 through 1991. Tim is currently the Clinical Director at the New Freedom Recovery Center in Pennsylvania. He is responsible for the design and management of all treatment programs, as well as supervising the therapeutic staff and treatment planning. He has gained valuable skills through his wide range of experience to be an effective Social Worker, Case Manager, and Clinical Director.
Tim started as the B.A.T. Addiction and Recovery Consultant on February 1, 2016, taking over for his father, Sam, who held that position since 1987.
"I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the Baseball Assistance Team. I've had the opportunity to see B.A.T. up close for almost 30 years. Throughout this time, there have been many people that helped set the course for where this extraordinary organization stands today. Over the years, B.A.T. has evolved into one of the most professional and respected assistance programs in all of professional sports. I'm very passionate about the opportunity to be a part of an amazing team that's helping people in such a meaningful way. Since B.A.T.'s inception, it's hard to imagine how many lives have been saved, how much integrity restored or how much healing has occurred. Oftentimes, those in professional sports are seen more as celebrities and less as human beings. Unfortunately, the height of one's accomplishments can't shield them from life's misfortunes. Over the years, B.A.T. has dealt with every imaginable tragedy that can befall an individual and their family. Through it all, B.A.T. has never lost sight of the fact that every case involves a human being, a spouse, a daughter or a son who is behind the scenes suffering and desperately trying to keep the pieces together. Personally, I have always appreciated B.A.T.'s philosophy in which every applicant is treated the same, whether they are a Hall of Famer, front office staff, scout, umpire or minor leaguer. They approach the case with the same care, compassion and attention to detail. Every applicant is a member of the Baseball Family and deserving of B.A.T.'s best efforts. Those working for B.A.T. have a great deal of respect for the responsibility that comes with serving. Not only are we following in the footsteps of those before us but everyone is very committed to giving their best to provide the highest quality of care and support for those that need it. We get to see individuals who have been knocked down by various circumstances and watch them rise up and overcome discouraging odds. B.A.T. is just one amazing story."