Under Armour All-America game back at Wrigley
Set for Aug. 24, contest featuring top high school players returns for sixth straight year
The 2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, is scheduled to return to Wrigley Field for the sixth consecutive year this summer.
The game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CT on Aug. 24 and will air live on MLB Network.
"Under Armour is excited to be back at the historic Wrigley Field proudly supporting the world's most elite high school baseball players at the sixth annual Under Armour All-America Game," Under Armour senior vice president of global brand and sports marketing Matt Mirchin said in a release. "Our brand is dedicated to making all athletes better and providing the next generation of baseball athletes with the resources to develop their talents and learn from some of baseball's greatest players."
The Under Armour All-America Game features 36 of the nation's best high school players. The four-day period the players are in Chicago also includes a formal workout for MLB scouts and a home run derby. In the last five years, 118 of the 138 Draft-eligible players who have participated in the game have been chosen in the First-Year Player Draft.
Former player Bill Ripken will return as a team manager and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will again serve as the official game ambassador.