Arlington, Texas - Major League Baseball and USA Baseball will hold the inaugural States Play Tournament, showcasing some of the best rising seniors from Texas and California, in a three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Friday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m.; and
Arlington, Texas - Major League Baseball and USA Baseball will hold the inaugural States Play Tournament, showcasing some of the best rising seniors from Texas and California, in a three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Friday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Admission and parking to all three games is free of charge. Fans can park in the J Lot and enter Globe Life Park in Arlington through the Home Plate Gate, which opens two hours prior to first pitch each day.
Each team will consist of rosters of players living in various parts of each state. The vast majority of the high school players have already committed to some of the best collegiate baseball programs in the country. Players were selected by MLB and USA Baseball, with several being chosen after participation in other joint MLB/USA Baseball development-focused events, such as the Tournament of the Stars, Breakthrough Series, Elite Development Invitational, the DREAM Series, and the Prospect Development Pipeline. The Texas team will include INF Mason Greer, the son of Rangers Hall of Fame OF Rusty Greer, and INF Bobby Witt, Jr., the son of former Rangers pitcher Bobby Witt. Both players attend Colleyville Heritage High School.
Former Major League players with personal or professional histories in Texas or California will serve as coaches for each team. These coaches include Jerry Manuel, Homer Bush, Royce Clayton, Ken Hill, Gerald Laird, Darren Oliver and Andy Stankiewicz.
Additionally, players will participate in morning training sessions at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota in West Dallas. Workouts will be held on Friday and Saturday August 24-25 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
All three games of the inter-state rivalry tournament will stream LIVE on MLB.com. MLB Network's Daron Sutton will call play-by-play while former MLB All-Star pitcher Tom "Flash" Gordon will provide analysis. MLB.com's Dani Wexelman will provide on-air reporting.