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The Owner and Founder of "THE RAT PATROL" !

The California Cage Rats were founded in 2015 by collegiate baseball coach and former Associate Head Coach of Westcliff UNIVERSITY baseball program. 

Magno holds two masters degrees: One in Athletic Administration and one in Exercise Science. 


Coach Magno has over three decades of baseball experience. 

Magno has coached at :

  • The Jim Rice Professional Baseball School as its Director of Daily instruction. 
  • Eckerd College in Florida for four years. 
  • All-American Baseball Academy which set up operation in Florida and Long Beach, Which helped develop MLB players like Justin Turner, Travis and Chase d'Arnaud, Nick Pratto, Mark Wagner, Jonathan Singleton, Bobby Wilson, Ryan Dent, Anthony Gose, Ryan Hansen, Zach Wilson, Jon Skorupski, John Riggleman, Rick Nolan, Alex Newman and hundreds more. 
  • Long Beach Beach States Showcase and Scout Camps from 1996-98.
  • Woman’s Professional Baseball League (WBL) and became the bench coach for the Long Beach Lady Aces in 1997. 
  • 1997-99, Magno served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds.  
  • 1999, Magno was invited to assist the Long Beach Breakers of the Western, becoming the bench and hitting coach for the Western League Championship club in 2001 and served under Steve Yeager..  
  • 2001, he began Family Sports Camps (Mister Baseball Enterprises), where he and his staff ran baseball and softball camps, coaching clinics, and group and private baseball lessons and training. 
  • Magno has earned two U.S. patents for inventing baseball training tools and products – The Lighting Stick and Deflector Glove.  
  • At Cal State Dominguez Hills Baseball he was the hitting coach, strength and speed coach, and catching coach and helped the team finish second in the prestigious CCAA baseball conference state championships.
  • Coach Magno worked alongside Shigetoshi "Shiggy" Hasegawa (former Seattle Mariners and Anaheim Angels pitcher) in running the Minnesota Twins scout program (Major League Baseball Academy).
  • He also helped Shiggy run the elite orange county Mazda PTC Elite Scout Team. 
  • He was the head coach at Mayfair High School, where he lead the Monsoons to three Suburban League Championships in four seasons and was awarded the Albert Pujols Coaching Award.
  • Coach Magno is The Southern California Director of The International Sports Association.

The California Cage Rats Staff includes former MLB player Associate Head Coach Dante Powell, Former MLB Pitcher Greg Mathews pitching advisor.

Team Est. 2015

Team Owner/GM: Joe Magno

Email: misterbaseball@californiacagerats.com

Phone: (562) 879-8665 

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Home Field: St Anthony's Clark Field

Recent California Cage Rats News

Cage Rats open 2nd SBL season

By Dave Sobieraj 05/29/2021, 6:00am PDT

The California Cage Rats are in their second season in the Sunset League. While the first season saw a limited schedule due to the pandemic, the Cage Rats are eager to show why they will compete for a Sunset League championship in 2021.

It starts with a few of their key returning players. Matt Costopoulos (UC Davis) should be a middle of the lineup type of bat. He played in every Cage Rat game last season. Kyle Doughner (Westcliff) is another impact player from last season. Doughner hit .400 in his six games last season. Michael Fletcher (Bethesda) was solid on the bump last season with a 3.39 ERA and led the team in innings pitched.

Other impact players include: Tido Robles (Azusa Pacific) and Michael Mulkey (Indiana State).

The Cage Rats open their season on Tuesday, June 15 against the Trosky Red Birds.