John Fitzgerald, Founder and Executive Director

John Fitzgerald, Founder and Executive Director of the Baseball United Foundation

John Fitzgerald is an award-winning documentary film producer. His first documentary, “The Emerald Diamond,” won the Critic’s Choice Award at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. His work has been favorably reviewed by The New York Times, NY Post and National Public Radio. The film’s story is currently being developed into a motion picture.

Following the success of “The Emerald Diamond,” John produced and directed “Playing for Peanuts,” a 10-episode documentary TV series about minor league baseball in Georgia. The film was aired nationally on Comcast Sportsnet and it has received over 6 million views on YouTube.

On August 23, 2009 he teamed up with the minor league Hudson Valley Renegades to produce the first video broadcast of a baseball game on Twitter, nearly 70 years to the day after the first live televised baseball game.

John founded the Baseball United Foundation to support the development of baseball programs in Ireland and other countries where the game is not traditionally played.

John currently owns and operates Harlem Line Media – an award-winning creative agency based in Westchester County, specializing in video production, digital advertising, and social media services.