United States
United States
The sport commonly referred to as "America's National Pastime" originated in the United States in the early 19th century, evolving from colonial bat and ball games with European roots. The country's first professional teams were formed in 1869 and have since evolved to a professional league of 30 Major League teams with one in Canada and more than 220 minor league teams together attracting more than 120 million fans each year. Approximately 10 million American youth play the game at an amateur level each year.

The 2006 World Baseball Classic was the first time American Major League players had an opportunity to compete in an international tournament. Team USA advanced out of Round One by going 2-1 including a 17-run victory over South Africa. They were knocked out in Round Two, but not before earning a dramatic win over eventual champion Japan, in which Alex Rodriguez drove in the winning run on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 9th inning.

In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, David Wright drove in the winning run on a walk-off single to reach the Semi-Finals where they were knocked out of the tournament by eventual champion Japan. They are currently ranked No. 2 in the IBAF World Rankings.

In the 2013 installment, The United States fared well in the group stages, advancing from Phoenix on to the second round after convincing wins over Italy and Canada. Unfortunately, they were eliminated in the second round after back to back tough losses against the champions Dominican Republic, and runner-up Puerto Rico.

The 2017 team vowed to right the wrongs of American teams past at the World Baseball Classic and did just that. After managing their way through Pools C and F despite losses in each, the United States outmuscled Japan and Puerto Rico in the Championship Round to claim the crown of World Baseball Classic Champion.
First Round (Round Robin)
Pool C: Miami Marlins Park
Gm 2 usa
2
3
F/10
Fri, Mar 10
6:00 PM EST
Fri, Mar 10
6:00 PM EDT
Gm 4 dom
5
7
F
Sat, Mar 11
6:30 PM EST
Sat, Mar 11
6:30 PM EDT
Gm 6 usa
0
8
F
Sun, Mar 12
7:00 PM EDT
Sun, Mar 12
7:00 PM EDT
Second Round (Round Robin)
Pool F: San Diego Petco Park
Gm 2 usa
2
4
F
Wed, Mar 15
9:00 PM EDT
Wed, Mar 15
6:00 PM PDT
Gm 4 pur
5
6
F
Fri, Mar 17
10:00 PM EDT
Fri, Mar 17
7:00 PM PDT
Gm 6 dom
6
3
F
Sat, Mar 18
10:00 PM EDT
Sat, Mar 18
7:00 PM PDT
Championship Round (Single Elimination)
Finals: Los Angeles Dodger Stadium
Gm 2 jpn
2
1
F
Tue, Mar 21
9:00 PM EDT
Tue, Mar 21
6:00 PM PDT
Gm 3 pur
8
0
F
Wed, Mar 22
9:00 PM EDT
Wed, Mar 22
6:00 PM PDT

ROUND ROBIN STANDINGS

Pool C: Miami Marlins Park

Dominican Republic (3-0) and USA (2-1) advance to Pool F: San Diego

Rank Team W L
1 Dominican Republic dom 3 0
2 United States usa 2 1
3 Colombia col 1 2
4 Canada can 0 3
Pool F: San Diego Petco Park

Puerto Rico (3-0), USA (2-1) advance to Championship Round in Los Angeles

Rank Team W L
1 Puerto Rico pur 3 0
2 United States usa 2 1
3 Dominican Republic dom 1 2
4 Venezuela ven 0 3

HEADLINES

Arenado basking in glow of WBC '17 victory

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was reveling in the closeness of Team USA's World Baseball Classic-champion squad. But Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, also back with his club, sent a reminder that they're National League West rivals.



Stanton, Yelich return, riding Classic wave

Riding the adrenaline of winning the World Baseball Classic title, Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton returned to Marlins camp on Friday ready for the next step -- the regular season.



VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


Roster
Pitchers
# Name B/T Height Weight Birth Date
4 Chris Archer R-R 6'2" 195lbs. 09/26/1988
29 Tyler Clippard R-R 6'3" 200lbs. 02/14/1985
41 Danny Duffy L-L 6'3" 205lbs. 12/21/1988
47 Sam Dyson R-R 6'1" 212lbs. 05/07/1988
60 Mychal Givens R-R 6'0" 210lbs. 05/13/1990
18 Luke Gregerson L-R 6'3" 205lbs. 05/14/1984
65 Nate Jones R-R 6'5" 220lbs. 01/28/1986
51 Jake McGee L-L 6'4" 237lbs. 08/06/1986
40 Mark Melancon* R-R 6'2" 215lbs. 03/28/1985
24 Andrew Miller L-L 6'7" 205lbs. 05/21/1985
17 Pat Neshek S-R 6'3" 220lbs. 09/04/1980
57 Tanner Roark* R-R 6'2" 240lbs. 10/05/1986
30 David Robertson R-R 5'11" 195lbs. 04/09/1985
Catchers
25 Jonathan Lucroy R-R 6'0" 200lbs. 06/13/1986
28 Buster Posey R-R 6'1" 210lbs. 03/27/1987
Infielders
12 Nolan Arenado R-R 6'2" 215lbs. 04/16/1991
2 Alex Bregman R-R 6'0" 180lbs. 03/30/1994
26 Brandon Crawford L-R 6'2" 227lbs. 01/21/1987
44 Paul Goldschmidt R-R 6'3" 225lbs. 09/10/1987
5 Josh Harrison R-R 5'8" 185lbs. 07/08/1987
35 Eric Hosmer L-L 6'4" 225lbs. 10/24/1989
3 Ian Kinsler R-R 6'0" 200lbs. 06/22/1982
31 Daniel Murphy L-R 6'1" 221lbs. 04/01/1985
Outfielders
10 Adam Jones R-R 6'2" 215lbs. 08/01/1985
22 Andrew McCutchen R-R 5'11" 195lbs. 10/10/1986
27 Giancarlo Stanton R-R 6'6" 245lbs. 11/08/1989
7 Christian Yelich L-R 6'3" 195lbs. 12/05/1991
Designated Pitcher Pool
21 Brett Cecil R-L 6'3" 235lbs. 07/02/1986
33 J.A. Happ L-L 6'5" 205lbs. 10/19/1982
23 Jake Odorizzi R-R 6'2" 190lbs. 03/27/1990
Jeff Samardzija R-R 6'5" 240lbs. 01/23/1985
34 Drew Smyly L-L 6'3" 190lbs. 06/13/1989
Alex Wilson R-R 6'0" 220lbs. 11/03/1986
* Designated Pool Pitcher on the active roster that is eligible to participate in one or more consecutive rounds. After each round, these pitchers may be replaced on the Roster with another pitcher from that Federation’s Designated Pitcher Pool.
Coaching Staff
# Name Position
Jim Leyland Manager
67 Jett Ruiz Bullpen Catcher
66 Mark Reed Bullpen Catcher
Tom Brookens Coach
Rich Donnelly Coach
Jeff Jones Coach
Tino Martinez Coach
Willie Randolph Coach
Alan Trammell Coach

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