International high school-aged amateur baseball players arrive in Arizona for the MLB College Showcase Tour
- VideoPlay Ball: States Play
Recapping the States Play on Play Ball
- VideoBreakthrough Series Team at WWB
Donovan Jeffrey and Jonathan Griggs use their experience with MLB Develops to ready themselves for WWB Underclass Championships
- VideoSwingman Classic Mentee recap
MLB partnered with Getty Images to give young photographers the opportunity to develop their craft through a Mentee Program at the 2023 HBCU Swingman Classic.
- Royals employees advise youngsters on finding work in baseball
KANSAS CITY -- Jonathan Rosa, the Royals’ manager of charities and community impact, knew he would have to make a strong impression when he was applying to jobs in the competitive professional sports world. Rosa's story provided one of the best examples of perseverance for around 100 teens in attendance...
- VideoWillits, Pack on being co-MVPs
Eli Willits and Anthony Pack talk about being named co-MVPs of States Play
- Vandy commit Seo dazzles with glove, repertoire at States Play
TEMPE, Ariz. -- One night removed from a 25-run outburst during Game 1 of States Play, right-handed pitcher Minjae Seo set the tone for what would be largely a duel between high-octane arms from the 2025 Draft class. Seo, a Vanderbilt commit, flashed both his style and explosive repertoire for...
- VideoZach Strickland K's 5
Zach Strickland strikes out five over three innings of work in his start in the 2023 States Play Invitational
- Offense front and center in Game 1 of 2023 States Play Invitational
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Known as a pure hitter with the ability to barrel the ball to all fields, Kayson Cunningham wasted little time opening eyes on the opening night of the 2023 States Play Invitational. On a night that was infused with offense and speed, no prep star popped more...
- VideoCunningham's three-hit game
Kayson Cunningham collects three hits, including a triple and double, for Team East in the States Play Invitational
- MLB awards 12 Nike RBI athletes with college scholarships
Major League Baseball has awarded partial college scholarships to 12 incoming college freshmen who are alumni of the Nike Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (Nike RBI) program -- the baseball and softball initiative operated and funded by MLB to serve youth from underserved communities -- which will total $240,000 to...
- Clemente's spirit alive in Puerto Rico's youth baseball programs
Few people gave more to the game of baseball and Puerto Rico than Roberto Clemente. In 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Hall of Famer had 3,000 hits, won four batting titles, 12 Gold Gloves and an MVP (1966). He also won two World Series (1960 and '71) with...
- VideoUreña receives a JFEA
Daniela Ureña receives the inaugural Jennie Finch Empowerment Award presented by Arm & Hammer at the Breakthrough Series
- VideoYouth Academy Pitching Tour
As part of her Youth Academy Pitching Tour, Jennie Finch met with 30 softball players for a clinic at the Phillies' UYA Softball Fields
- VideoSeason 8, Episode 23
On this week’s episode of Play Ball, get to know Reds rookie Matt McLain with AJ Andrews on “First Things First”!
- VideoGrowth Shown at Softball Events
Players at the 2023 Softball Breakthrough Series show their progress after attending MLB Develops Softball Events throughout the year
- California wins Little League World Series on walk-off HR
Louis Lappe hit more home runs than any player at the 2023 Little League Baseball World Series. His fifth and final dinger came on the final swing of the tournament Sunday and put California on top of the Little League world once again. The 6-foot-1 third baseman crushed a walk-off...
- The teenage pitching sensation who's putting French baseball on the map
Playing in the final group game of the 2022 U-18 European Championships, France needed a victory to advance. It was a difficult task against the eventual champions, Spain. After falling behind, 4-2, in the bottom of the fourth, France couldn't afford to give up any more runs. So, manager Gerardo...
- VideoExpanding Softball Skills at BTS
Girls baseball players Maggie Foxx and Maddie Tse attend the Softball Breakthrough Series with goals of playing at the college level
- VideoPlay Ball: Little League Classic
On this week’s episode of Play Ball, check out all the best highlights from last week’s Little League Classic!