Owner/President/GM: Travis Heiser


Travis Heiser is entering his 17th season as President/GM of the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs Baseball team and his 13th as Team Owner. Heiser has had over 100 players drafted by Major League Baseball and has six former players currently in the “big leagues” with many more looking to make their Major League debut soon.  In 2015 he led the DiamondDawgs to their first-ever Championship. The DiamondDawgs finished the season ranked the #1 Summer Collegiate Team in New York State and was ranked as the #16 best team in the nation in the final national summer collegiate poll.  In 2017 Heiser led the Dawgs to their 2nd championship in three years. In 2018 he led the DiamondDawgs to the Central Division Championship. In 2019 Heiser was inducted into the Mohawk Valley Baseball Hall of Fame.  A native of Canajoharie, N.Y., and former head baseball coach at St. Johnsville (N.Y) High School, Heiser spent 2007 as the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs assistant coach. He played collegiately at Fulton-Montgomery (N.Y.) Community College, where he was a New York State College Baseball All-Star, and at Endicott (Mass.) College.   Heiser is currently in his 22nd year in education and is a Middle School Principal in Gloversville. Travis resides in Canajoharie with his wife, Emily, daughter Sofia and son Frankie.

DiamondDawgs Chairman: Tommy John



The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs proudly to have  Major League Baseball luminary Tommy John as the esteemed Team Chairman. Renowned for his illustrious career spanning over 26 years, including notable tenures with the Yankees, Dodgers, Angels, and White Sox, John brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the game to his new role.

Travis Heiser, the Owner and General Manager of the DiamondDawgs, expressed his enthusiasm for John’s appointment, emphasizing his unparalleled knowledge of baseball and his profound appreciation for the team’s significance to fans, families, and the community at large. Heiser anticipates a mutually beneficial partnership, poised for enduring success.

Tommy John articulated his profound honor and excitement to align himself with the DiamondDawgs. With a lifelong immersion in the sport, he recognizes the unique potential of the Mohawk Valley team and is committed to collaborating closely with Heiser to elevate the DiamondDawgs to preeminence within the summer collegiate baseball landscape.

Having spent considerable time in and around Little Falls, John attests to the city’s rich baseball heritage and envisions a resurgence of its status as a premier baseball destination. Reflecting on his own storied career, which includes four World Series appearances and four All-Star selections, John is poised to contribute his expertise to propel the DiamondDawgs to new heights of excellence.

With a shared vision for success and a dedication to fostering a vibrant baseball culture in Little Falls, Tommy John’s as Team Chairman heralds an exciting chapter in the DiamondDawgs’ journey towards distinction as the foremost summer collegiate baseball team in the nation.