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Baseball For The Ages

Alan Simpson -

Two years ago, Baseball America embarked on a project called Baseball For The Ages, which recognized the best baseball players in America from 12 to 60. It was an ambitious undertaking that we expected to be a one-shot deal, but it proved so popular that it has become an annual fixture. Our third edition, like the second, identifies only the game's up-and-coming players, from 12 to 25.

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Opportunity, Demands Explode For Youth Players

Alan Matthews -

The arena—the sphere of competition and exposure—for today's amateurs has changed as drastically as the arenas in which those competitions are held. While the game's fundamentals remain much the same as they were 10, 20, even 50 years ago, how youth and high school-age players are developing the tools to perform those fundamentals have become profoundly complex.

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USA Junior Squad Tops Cuba

Alan Matthews -

USA Baseball's junior national team eagerly awaited the chance to cleanse its palate. Last year's fourth-place finish at the World Junior Championships in Taipei City, Taiwan, ended a 20-year string in which the juniors had earned a medal at the biennial event, leaving it with a sour taste that served as incentive for this year's team as it prepared for international competition.

High School | #2005#Events#Team USA

Pitching Carries Team USA Junior Squad

Alan Matthews -

Team USA continued its otherworldly pitching performance with a 3-0 victory Wednesday against Panama at the COPABE AAA Pan American Junior Championships in Villahermosa, Mexico. Two junior national team pitchers, which consists of 20 of the nation's top players age 18 and under, allowed one hit in the nine-inning game, improving to 4-0 in pool play.

High School | #2005#Events#Team USA