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Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society

5086 Dorsey Hall Dr.

Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

United States

Company Description

The mission of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is to serve as an educational resource for the Major League and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers. PBATS serves its members by providing for the continued education of the at ... more

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Employment History


Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society

Head Athletic Trainer

Baltimore Orioles

Trainer of the Baseball Team

Baltimore Orioles

Head Athletic Trainer

Orioles Hangout

Team Trainer

Major League Baseball

Head Athletic Trainer

Major League Baseball

Athletic Trainer

Major League Baseball


Baltimore Orioles



Eastern Kentucky University


Biscayne College

Miami's Biscayne College

M.S. degree

physical education

Eastern Kentucky University

master's degree

Eastern Kentucky University

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The History Of PBATS - PBATS [cached]

Subsequently, the "Spit Tobacco" designation evolved and, through the years, Mark Letendre, Jeff Cooper, Richie Bancells, and Ned Bergert have contributed numerous hours to this cause

Through the considerable efforts of PBATS' members Mark Letendre, Jeff Cooper, and Richie Bancells, MLB banned all tobacco use in short-season Single A and Rookie Leagues throughout baseball.
Richie Bancells, Baltimore Orioles, 2008-Present
Richie Bancells, Baltimore Orioles, 1994-1999
Richie Bancells, Baltimore Orioles, 2006-2007

San Diego, Calif. - The Professional ... [cached]

San Diego, Calif. - The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) announced that the organization has awarded Richie Bancells, PBATS executive board member and Baltimore Orioles head athletic trainer, with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The announcement was made as a part of the annual Baseball Winter Meetings.

Bancells, a member of the Baltimore Orioles organization since 1978, currently sits on the PBATS executive board as the immediate past president, after serving the organization's president for the past six years.
A certified member of the NATA, Bancells was a recipient of the 2011 NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. He is also a two-time recipient of the PBATS Athletic Training Staff of the Year award - 1995 with Jamie Reed and 2011 with Brian Ebel. Bancells is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
About the award, PBATS President Mark O'Neal said "PBATS is thrilled to award Richie Bancells with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.
Richie has served the entire membership for longer than most of us have been in the game. His presence has been felt in numerous ways - both as an executive board member and as one of the best athletic trainers this league has seen. We're all honored to call ourselves colleagues, and great friends, with Richie."
Bancells presently sits on the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee and during the offseason often serves as a lecturer at various seminars. He lives in Parkton, Md., with his wife, Carol.

PBATS Announces 2013 MiLB Award Winners - PBATS [cached]

Orlando, Fla. - President Richie Bancells of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) announced the winners of the Athletic Trainers of the Year Awards for the 2013 baseball season. These awards are given annually to one member of each of the 16 leagues in Minor League Baseball, as well as one award for the Dominican Summer League. An additional award is given to the Minor League Coordinator of the Year.

"I am so proud to announce these hard working individuals as PBATS' Minor League Athletic Trainers of the Year," Bancells said.
Bancells has served as president of PBATS since 2007. He is the head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Orioles, a position he has held for over 20 years.

Bancells and Ebel Named ... [cached]

Bancells and Ebel Named Athletic Trainers of the Year

DALLAS, Texas - The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) announced Friday that Richie Bancells and Brian Ebel of the Baltimore Orioles have been named the 2011 Major League Athletic Trainers of the Year.
"Richie and Brian are two of the outstanding professionals in Major League Baseball, and are each very deserving of this award," PBATS' Past President Jamie Reed said.
"Having worked alongside each of them during my career, I can say without hesitation that Richie and Brian always put the integrity of the game and needed care for their players in the forefront.
Bancells has served the Orioles organization since 1978, when he began as the athletic trainer for the Single-A Bluefield Orioles. He has been in Baltimore since 1984, spending the past 23 years as the head athletic trainer. Bancells is currently serving his second term as the president of PBATS. He has also served in the role of secretary on the PBATS Executive Board.
This is Bancells' second time to win this honor. He also won the award alongside Reed, who served as assistant athletic trainer, in 1995.
Bancells is a graduate of Biscayne College (B.A.) and Eastern Kentucky University (M.S.). He is a member of the Baltimore Orioles and Maryland Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fames.

Safety Protection For Junior Baseball Players. [cached]

Nick Senter, executive director of the Dixie Baseball League, an organization based in eleven Southern states, and Richard Bancells, trainer of the Baltimore Oriole's baseball team, joined Chairman Brown for today's announcement.

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