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- Compton academy recognizes academic excellence
Seven months after holding its annual ceremony virtually due to precautions with the pandemic, the Academic Excellence Team, part of Major League Baseball's Compton Youth Academy, held its commemorative ceremony in person on Saturday at the Compton Youth Academy. The tradition awards student-athletes who had a GPA of 3.2 or...
- This 16-year-old 'unicorn' is a switch-hitter AND switch-pitcher
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Max Charles displayed an 88 mph fastball during Game 3 of the States Play Invitational on Sunday as a right-handed pitcher. Then, he displayed an 87 mph fastball as a lefty. “He’s like a switch-hitting Ohtani that pitches [with both arms],” said broadcaster Bruce Chen as he...
- Richardson claims States Play MVP honors with thunderous homer
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When Samuel Richardson dug in for batting practice Friday afternoon, a member of the States Play Invitational event staff approached and asked if he was the player who had switched clubs. When the 17-year-old University of Missouri commit replied in the affirmative, he was asked, “Going to...
- VideoSir Jamison Jones' RBI single
Sir Jamison Jones hits an RBI single to center field in the top of the 6th for Team East in the 2022 States Play Invitational
- VideoHustyn Wheeler's acrobatic catch
Hustyn Wheeler recovers to make an acrobatic catch in center field for Team West in the 2022 States Play Invitational
- Top '24 Draft prospects show tools in States Play Invitational
Who doesn’t love some state bragging rights early in the fall? Baseball fans can get their fix this weekend, emanating from the greater Phoenix area, where top 2024 Draft prospects will take center stage in the States Play Invitational. The event is being held for the first time since 2019,...
- Kim Ng catches up with Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar
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- VideoMLB and Mets honor Clemente
Employees from MLB, Mets, and Capital One help honor Clemente by packaging food for those in need in New York City with Rise against Hunger
- VideoAround the Bases
This Saturday on Play Ball presented by Nike, A.J. Andrews takes you through four of the best stories of the week in Around the Bases
- VideoGetting to know Roberto Clemente
This Saturday on Play Ball presented by Nike, Carlos Peña discusses Roberto Clemente's legacy and impact on baseball
- VideoKickin' It with Joey Votto
This Saturday on Play Ball, Joey Votto breaks down his custom cleats designed by the Nike team. Here is "Kickin' It" presented by Nike
- VideoLittle League Classic Tour
This Saturday on Play Ball presented by Nike, AJ Andrews and Mo'ne Davis take a tour of the Little League Classic in Williamsport, PA.
- Play Ball experience a hit for Queens community
Alongside a large scale backpack and sneaker giveaway, the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens, N.Y., hosted an MLB-sponsored, introductory-level baseball and softball event for children on Saturday. Hundreds gathered for the interactive Play Ball experience -- part of the MLB initiative that encourages youth to play baseball and softball....
- VideoBreakthrough Series Recap
As the 2-day camp wraps up in Oklahoma City, players and coaches reflect on their time at the 2022 Softball Breakthrough Series
- Dominant Honolulu wins Hawaii's 4th LLWS title since '05
For the fourth time in 17 years, the state of Hawaii is home to the Little League World Series champion. Honolulu Little League (Honolulu, Hawaii) took home the crown with a 13-3 win over Pabao Little League (Willemstad, Curaçao) at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday....