If you’re a pro baseball family, we are here to resource, connect, and cheer you on every step of the way.
If you’re a fan, we are here to offer you a glimpse into what life in professional baseball is all about (hint: it’s not like what you see on reality TV).
Whoever you are, we’re so glad you’re here!
Lory Ankiel, Founder
16 Years Pro
Cardinals, Royals, Braves, Nationals, Astros, Mets
Hi! Im Lory Ankiel. Thank you so much for being here! I’ve been in Baseball since 2005 when my then boyfriend was a pitcher with the St Louis Cardinals. Within weeks of us dating, he decided to change positions to become an outfielder and a crash course in baseball life was upon me. By 2010 we had been married a few years and he got traded for the first time. I was newly pregnant and we had our 2 dogs with us. As you know, the guys leave immediately so I was left behind to pack everything up (puking in between packing) and get us moved ASAP, the only problem was I was clueless about our new city! I had an idea. What if we could put all the info a player or family needed when they are traded or sign with a new team in one place? And OurBaseballLife.com was born. Since 2010 we have grown and expanded our network to include other sports leagues. Through my partnership with Brijet Whitney, (NHL) The Athlete’s Guide is now the umbrella for all 6 major sports and an exclusive app for families to find and share information and resources. (Download it here) The Resource Guide is our private baseball community and together with these amazing women by my side, we are building a one stop shop for all you need to make our unique lifestyle as easy as possible!
Alysa Bajenaru, COO
6 yrs as a player, 9 as a coach
White Sox, Diamondbacks
Now the Pitching Coach for AAA Reno Aces
My name is Alysa Bajenaru and I have been in professional baseball since the summer of 2000 when my brand new boyfriend signed with the Chicago White Sox. That boyfriend became my husband, and 19 years later we are still in the game. We have two well-traveled kids and have experienced every level of baseball on the playing and now coaching end of the game. Through it all, the thing we love most about life in baseball is the people. In this unstable rollercoaster life, friends quickly become family because who else really understands?
As someone who has spent her entire adult life in this game, my mission is to connect, inspire, and empower families in baseball by providing a platform to share stories, advice, and encouragement. And let’s be honest, it is also nice to give people a glimpse into the real life of pro baseball WAGS to prove that it’s not as glamorous, or as dramatic, as what you might see on TV.
Paige Murphy, Managing Director
14 Years Pro
Royals, A’s, Orioles, Marlins, Cubs, Rangers, Reds, Braves, Brewers
My name is Paige Murphy. I have been in professional baseball since 2004 when I started dating my husband of 11 years. We have two amazing kids who have become my most favorite little travel companions. As a family we have lived in countless Minor and Major League cities; navigating the ups, downs, ins and outs of this thing we lovingly call "baseball life". Some of our closest friends were made throughout our many years of baseball and we have loved every second of this unique experience.
I love being a part of a brand that gives back to the community who shaped, supported and held me up through all of my adult years. I hope to be able to help bring positive light to this strong group of women and their families, who have taught me so much about love, respect, and how to be a real friend in this game.
Sara Stock, Podcast Producer
Husband: Robert Stock
11 Years Pro
Cardinals, Astros, Pirates, NJ Jackals, Reds, Los Charros de Jalisco, Padres
My name is Sara Stock and I am from St. Louis, MO. I am in my 6th season of baseball alongside my husband, Robert Stock, who is in his 11th professional season. He is a journeyman who has been through many ups and downs, and I absolutely love supporting him and watching him fight for his dreams.
I feel very lucky to be a part of Our Baseball Life and to work with such strong, intelligent, and compassionate women. This community has helped me feel less alone as my husband and I have jumped around from team to team (6 different organizations in just the last 5 years!). I think it is so important to be a part of something bigger than just myself, and this community helps me feel grounded, loved, and welcome wherever this crazy baseball life takes us.
Ashley Barden, Photographer
Hi! My name is Ashley and I founded Ashbstarr Photography in 2009. At the time I was also a WAG who needed a job I could do anywhere!!! I am so thankful to have remained good friends with Alysa and Paige, both of whom we played with during our baseball days. I am a huge supporter of Our Baseball Life. I love the culture Alysa, Lory, and Paige have created and I am so excited to be on this team!