USA Baseball Schedule
Since its founding in 1978 USA Baseball has served as the governing body of amateur baseball
in the United States. It fields a team of college freshmen and sophomores who go on to represent the country in the Summer
Olympics every four years. Additionally, the team goes on a the Red, White, and Blue Tour each year, taking on other national
teams in exhibition games to the delight of baseball fans all over the country. Many of the best young amateur baseball players
are represented on Team USA, several of whom go on to become stars in Major League Baseball. Seeing these future all-stars
compete in more intimate ballparks where youngsters can get autographs and pictures is the perfect family outing and a great
way to show support for the US national baseball team who will be competing for the gold medal in 2016.
has a couple of exciting games coming up this summer that will surely attract baseball fanatics from all over the country.
On July 4th USA Baseball takes on Chinese Taipei at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. It is always a treat
to see the US national team compete, but getting the chance to see them take on a Chinese team on the Fourth of July is an
extra special event. What better way to celebrate the birth of the United States and show your patriotism than seeing the
US national team play a baseball game. Surely this will be one of the most popular events of the summer and will draw in baseball
fans from all over to celebrate our national pastime on the Fourth of July. If you already have pans for the Fourth you can
still catch USA Baseball in action the following day on July 5th when they will play their second game against Chinese Taipei.
More exciting contests for USA Baseball will be added throughout the year so keep checking back in StubHub to see when they
will be playing near you.
USA Baseball is made up of the best college baseball players in the
country, and attending a game offers baseball aficionados the chance to see all of the best amateur athletes in the game take
the field at the same time. Several former USA Baseball players have gone on to become superstars in Major League Baseball
including Mark Prior, Nomar Garciaparra, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Troy Glaus, Cory Snyder, and more. In addition to the
national team that goes on to compete in the Olympics, USA Baseball also assembles a Junior National team which is their under
18 team, and a Youth National Team which is under 15. The organization gives out the Golden Spikes Award each year to the
best amateur baseball player in the country.
Nothing quite compares to the long standing
tradition of enjoying a baseball game, and seeing the national team compete makes the game even more exciting. After all,
there is a reason baseball has long been referred to as America's Pastime. From the smell of the freshly cut grass to the
National Anthem echoing through the stands and the crack of the bat as a hitter connects with a pitch, to the sight of a ball
flying over the outfield wall and the taste of a fresh hot dog or Cracker Jacks, attending a baseball game is a a sensory
experience like no other and the memories it produces will last a lifetime. The perfect day out, a college baseball game is
the ultimate bonding experience whether you are seeing the game with friends, family, or co-workers. As the innings and pitches
add up everyone in attendance can feel the intensity pick up as every pitch, run, and base runner, begin to have more and
more importance. By the time the seventh inning stretch rolls around a break from the action is welcome just to calm the nerves
briefly and enjoy a traditional song before getting right back to all the excitement for the final two and a half innings.
As you file out of the stadium after the last out you likely will already be wanting to start making plans to attend the next
USA Baseball game.
USA Baseball Fans
If you thought baseball fans got excited when seeing their favorite
MLB team play, you will not believe the level of passion fans of USA Baseball display when they see the national team out
on the diamond competing for national pride. USA Baseball fans are known to be some of the most dedicated in all of sports
and being in the stands for a game surrounded by such devoted supporters is an experience every baseball fan should experience
at least once in their lifetime.
While USA Baseball is traditionally made up of the best collegiate
freshmen and sophomore players in the country, the 1996 Olympic team was made up of minor league baseball players. The team
earned a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.