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Under Armour All-America Baseball Game

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The Under Armour High School All-America Baseball Game is a high school baseball all-star game held annually to spotlight the United States' top high school players who are juniors or seniors. The game is played in late July or August, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Since 2008 and through the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, 318 of the 361 draft-eligible players from the game have been selected in the MLB draft, including 98 first round picks.[1]

HistoryEdit

The game was first played in 2005 as the Cape Cod High School Baseball Classic presented by Under Armour (or simply the Cape Cod High School Classic) and was played at Spillane Field in Wareham, Massachusetts.[2] Since 2008, Under Armour has served as the title sponsor, with the game hosted at Wrigley Field and enjoying a national audience.[3] Under Armour and the Chicago Cubs have a partnership that preexists Under Armour's title sponsorship.[4] Baseball Factory and Team One Baseball have been involved in both versions of the event, with a committee of their scouts selecting players for each year's game.[2][3]

For several years starting in 2009, Cal Ripken served as the official ambassador of the game.[5][6] In 2014, Kyler Murray became the first athlete to play in both the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and the Under Armour All-America Football Game.[7] Through January 2019, Murray, A. J. Brown, Jerrion Ealy, and Maurice Hampton are the only players to appear in both games.[8] At least three Canadian players have appeared in the game; Phillippe Aumont in 2006,[9] Jake Eliopoulos in 2008,[10] and Evan Rutckyj in 2009.[11]

The game is usually played on a Saturday, with related events beginning several days before, including a home run derby.[11][12] In 2017, the game celebrated its 10th anniversary of title sponsorship by Under Armour; it was decided in extra innings and featured a walk-off hit, both firsts in the game's history, and was won by the American team, 2–1 in 11 innings.

Game resultsEdit

Year Date Site Winning team Losing team Players Network Ref.
Cape Cod High School Baseball Classic presented by Under Armour
2005 July 29 Spillane Field Baseball Factory East 5 Team One West 0 36 ESPNU [2][13]
2006 July 28 Spillane Field Team One 6 Baseball Factory 1 36 MLB.com/ESPNU [14][15][9]
2007 July 27 Spillane Field Baseball Factory 6 Team One 5 36 MLB.com [16][17][18]
Under Armour All-America Baseball Game
2008 August 17 Wrigley Field Baseball Factory 5 Team One 4 35 ESPNU [3][10]
2009 August 8 Wrigley Field Baseball Factory 11 Team One 6 36 ESPNU [19][11]
2010 August 15 Wrigley Field American 7 National 0 36 MLB Network [20][21]
2011 August 13 Wrigley Field National 6 American 4 (8) 36 MLB Network [22][12]
2012 August 18 Wrigley Field American 7 National 6 36 MLB Network [23][24]
2013 August 24 Wrigley Field American 8 National 7 36 MLB Network [25][26]
2014 August 16 Wrigley Field American 2 National 1 38 MLB Network [27][28][29]
2015 August 15 Wrigley Field National 11 American 5 40 MLB Network [30][31][32][33]
2016 July 23 Wrigley Field National 5 American 4 (7) 40 MLB Network [34][35][36]
2017 July 29 Wrigley Field American 2 National 1 (11) 39 MLB Network [37][38][39]
2018 July 20 Wrigley Field American 8 National 2 40 MLB Network [40][41]
2019 July 22 Wrigley Field TBD 40 MLB Network [42]

Note: games broadcast on MLB Network are usually streamed on MLB.com

Notable alumniEdit

2005Edit

 
2005 alumnus Brandon Belt with the San Francisco Giants in 2011

Source: [13]

2006Edit

Source: [9]

2007Edit

 
2007 alumnus Casey Kelly with the San Diego Padres in 2013

Source: [18]

2008Edit

 
2008 alumnus Mychal Givens with the Baltimore Orioles in 2016

Source: [10]

2009Edit

Source:[11]

2010Edit

 
2010 alumnus Addison Russell with the Chicago Cubs in 2017

Source: [43][20]

2011Edit

Source: [12]

2012Edit

 
2012 alumnus Dominic Smith with the New York Mets in 2016

Source: [24]

2013Edit

Source: [26]

2014Edit

 
2014 alumnus Kyler Murray with the Texas A&M Aggies in 2015

Source: [29]

2015Edit

 
2015 alumnus Bo Bichette with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2017

Source: [33]

2016Edit

 
2016 alumnus Drew Waters with the Rome Braves in 2018

Source: [36]

2017Edit

Source: [39]

2018Edit

Source: [41]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Under Armour All-America Game". baseballfactory.com. June 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Baseball Factory and Team One announce Top Prospects selected to play in the inaugural Cape Cod High School Classic". Cape Cod Baseball League (Press release). June 28, 2005. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "WRIGLEY FIELD TO HOST THE 2008 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME". Baseball Factory (Press release). May 23, 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Under Armour Performance Center at Cubs Park". MLB.com. February 26, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Smith, Matthew (July 29, 2013). "Cal Ripken Teams with Under Armour to Preview New All-America Uniforms". Bleacher Report. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Klingaman, Mike (April 23, 2009). "Ripken Reaches Deal With Under Armour". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  7. ^ Longenecker, Clint (August 18, 2014). "Kyler Murray Has Wild Journey To Become First Two-Sport Under Armour All-American". Baseball America. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  8. ^ Halley, Jim (July 15, 2016). "Five things we learned at the Under Armour All-America Game". USA Today. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Preps, A's Put On Better Show". Baseball Factory (Press release). July 31, 2006. Archived from the original on November 6, 2006 – via Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ a b c "Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory Recap". Baseball Factory. August 19, 2008. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d "2009 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory: Recap". Baseball Factory (Press release). August 17, 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  12. ^ a b c "2011 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory: Event Recap". Baseball Factory (Press release). August 24, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Inaugural Baseball Express Cape Cod High School Classic Presents MVP Awards". Baseball Factory. August 16, 2005. Archived from the original on November 6, 2006 – via Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "2006 Baseball Express Cape Cod High School Classic". Baseball Factory (Press release). July 20, 2006. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007 – via Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "IN ADDITION TO MLB.COM, ESPNU WILL TELEVISE THE 2nd ANNUAL BASEBALL EXPRESS CAPE COD HIGH SCHOOL CLASSIC". Baseball Factory (Press release). July 26, 2006. Archived from the original on November 6, 2006 – via Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Baseball Express Cape Cod Classic, presented by Under Armour Player Profiles". Baseball Factory (Press release). June 28, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  17. ^ "TENTATIVE SCHEDULE" (PDF). Baseball Factory. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 5, 2010 – via Wayback Machine.
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  19. ^ "WRIGLEY FIELD TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME, POWERED BY BASEBALL FACTORY". Baseball Factory (Press release). May 26, 2009. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  20. ^ a b "WRIGLEY FIELD TO HOST THE 2010 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME, POWERED BY BASEBALL FACTORY". Baseball Factory (Press release). July 22, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  21. ^ "2010 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory: Recap". Baseball Factory (Press release). August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  22. ^ "2011 Under Armour All-America Game Announcement". Baseball Factory (Press release). March 28, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  23. ^ "2012 Under Armour All-America Game Announced". Baseball Factory (Press release). March 20, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  24. ^ a b "2012 Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory Recap". Baseball Factory. August 30, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  25. ^ "2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Roster Announced". Baseball Factory (Press release). August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  26. ^ a b "Box Score – 2013 Under Armour All-America Game" (PDF). baseballfactory.com. August 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  27. ^ "2014 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME ROSTER ANNOUNCED". Baseball Factory (Press release). August 5, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
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  34. ^ Lund, Matt (July 7, 2016). "2016 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game Roster Finalized". Baseball Factory (Press release). Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  35. ^ "Rosters finalized for 2016 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game". USA Today. July 15, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  36. ^ a b Ferguson, Andy (July 24, 2016). "Box Score – 2016 Under Armour All-America Game". baseballfactory.com. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  37. ^ Lund, Matt (July 7, 2017). "Final Round of Athletes Announced for 2017 Under Armour All-America Game". Baseball Factory (Press release). Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  38. ^ "40 players chosen for Under Armour All-America Baseball Game in Chicago". USA Today. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  39. ^ a b Lund, Matt (August 10, 2017). "Box Score – 2017 Under Armour All-America Game". baseballfactory.com. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  40. ^ "2018 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game Date and First Five Players Announced". Baseball Factory. April 23, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  41. ^ a b Ferguson, Andy (July 25, 2018). "Box Score – 2018 Under Armour All-America Game". baseballfactory.com. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  42. ^ "2019 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game Date and First Four Players Announced". Baseball Factory. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  43. ^ Crasnick, Jerry (February 26, 2016). "Cubs convinced Addison Russell will thrive at shortstop". ESPN. Retrieved August 5, 2016.

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