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22 Facts About USA Baseball
Team USA Baseball made it to the championship game of every international tournament it appeared in, taking home 11 gold medals – including nine in World Championships – and three silvers.
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Team USA Baseball did not place in the 1992 games, but won bronze on home soil during the Atlanta 1996 Games.
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USA Baseball started using professional-level athletes for the first time in 1999 with the 2000 Olympic Team being one of the first professional national teams to represent the US in international competition.
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Since 1999, USA Baseball has been selecting teams of professional-level Minor and Major League players to represent the United States in various international competitions, including the World Baseball Classic.
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In 2011, USA Baseball fielded one team of professional minor league players to compete in both the World Cup and Pan American Games.
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USA Baseball fielded a professional national team in 2019 for the WBSC Premier12.
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Pitch Smart is a joint initiative by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball that provides a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.
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USA Baseball ACE is an educational program for any and all individuals who are currently coaching baseball or aspire to coach at any level of the game.
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Since 1978, USA Baseball has honored the top amateur baseball player in the nation with the Golden Spikes Award.
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In 2020, USA Baseball announced that it would forego naming a Golden Spikes Award winner given the canceled 2020 college baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Every year, USA Baseball recognizes the top National Team coach, developmental coach, volunteer coach, player, performance and team from the past season with its organizational awards.
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