USA Baseball Tournament of Stars
June 20-24 at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
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Event OverviewWhat: 2012 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars presented by Major League Baseball
The Tournament of Stars (TOS) is made up of 144 of the nation's best ballplayers that are international age-eligible (born in 1994 or 1995) for 18U National Team consideration. They are invited by USA Baseball to play for one of our seven National Member Organizations (AABC, American Legion, Babe Ruth, Dixie, PONY, NABF and RBI) or via an "at-large" team selected by USA Baseball (Stars). Official invites for the tournament will be sent from the USA Baseball office in late April. USA Baseball and Major League Baseball cover all costs associated with the event which includes players' travel, lodging (USA Baseball Host Family Program) and uniforms. TOS participants form the pool of talent from which USA Baseball will select its 18U National Team to represent our country in international competition. To nominate a player for consideration, please click on the Player Profile Form link above.
The 18U National Team program has a storied history with alumni including superstar Major Leaguers Paul Konerko, Mike Mussina, and John Smoltz, and recent No. 1 overall picks in the MLB First-Year Player Draft -- Joe Mauer (2001), Delmon Young (2003), Justin Upton (2005), Luke Hochevar (2006) and Bryce Harper (2010). Additionally, 2005 AL Rookie of the Year Huston Street played in the 2001 TOS. The typical TOS player is highly motivated to be the next person added to this esteemed list.
Where: USA Baseball National Training Complex at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. (click here for directions)
When: June 19-24, 2012 (game schedule TBA)
Tuesday, June 19: Players arrive, event orientation
Wednesday-Saturday, June 20-23: Pool play
Sunday, June 24: Championship Day, 18U National Team Trials selections announced
Monday, June 25: Non-selected players depart
June 25-July 3: 18U National Team Trials, Prospect Classic