a bit about travis
Travis started out his baseball career like most kids do, playing little league baseball. His
Mill Creek Little League teams were successful, winning Washington State Championships in the 9 to 10 and 11 to 12-year-old classifications. It was known early he was a stand-out baseball player and gained national attention as a member of the Seattle Stars Baseball Program, which captured a CABA World Series Championship and USFBA World Series Championship as 14U team. The 15U Seattle Stars Team, playing in the 16U CABA World Series, brought home another championship, with Travis leading the way.
By the time Travis reached high school, playing at Jackson High School in Mill Creek, he
was a standout both in baseball and football. His senior year, his Jackson High School team went undefeated 27-0 and won the Washington State 4A Baseball Championship, and ranked the #1 High School Baseball Program in the country. By his senior year, Travis had now focused on baseball, and it paid off when he garnered USA Today All-American and Washington State Gatorade Player of the Year awards.
Shortly after graduating from high school, Travis was selected in the MLB Draft, a first-round pick, 14th overall, by the Toronto Blue Jays. His rise through the Blue Jays organization was quick. An Appalachian League MVP in 2007, only two years after he was drafted, Travis made his MLB debut with the Blue Jays in 2008 – just 20 years old. Travis spent 5 years with the Blue Jays and was traded in 2013 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He appeared in the wild card playoff games with the Pirates in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He played for 8 years in the Major Leagues and spend 14 seasons overall in professional baseball.