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USA

USA

IBAF WORLD RANK: 2

When baseball was officially granted Olympic medal status in 1992, Team USA secured their first official baseball medal in the 1996 Atlanta Games, defeating Nicaragua for the bronze. Team USA defeated two-time defending Olympic Champion Cuba to capture the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The United States won gold at both the 2007 and 2009 IBAF Baseball World Cups, and finished 4th in 2011. They have finished 2nd in the past four editions of the Pan-American Games. 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 of 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 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 in by eventual champion Japan.

USA Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Jeremy Affeldt 41 L-L 6'4" 225 Jun 6, 1979
Heath Bell 21 R-R 6'3" 250 Sep 29, 1977
Steve Cishek 40 R-R 6'6" 215 Jun 18, 1986
Tim Collins 55 L-L 5'7" 170 Aug 21, 1989
Ross Detwiler 48 R-L 6'5" 210 Mar 6, 1986
R.A. Dickey 43 R-R 6'3" 215 Oct 29, 1974
Gio Gonzalez 47 R-L 6'0" 205 Sep 19, 1985
Luke Gregerson 57 L-R 6'3" 200 May 14, 1984
David Hernandez 26 R-R 6'3" 230 May 13, 1985
Derek Holland 45 S-L 6'2" 210 Oct 9, 1986
Craig Kimbrel 46 R-R 5'11" 220 May 28, 1988
Glen Perkins 15 L-L 6'0" 205 Mar 2, 1983
Vinnie Pestano 52 R-R 6'0" 200 Feb 20, 1985
Ryan Vogelsong 32 R-R 6'4" 215 Jul 22, 1977
Catchers
J.P. Arencibia 9 R-R 6'0" 205 Jan 5, 1986
Jonathan Lucroy 22 R-R 6'0" 195 Jun 13, 1986
Joe Mauer 7 L-R 6'5" 230 Apr 19, 1983
Infielders
Willie Bloomquist 18 R-R 5'11" 190 Nov 27, 1977
Eric Hosmer 35 L-L 6'4" 225 Oct 24, 1989
Brandon Phillips 4 R-R 6'0" 200 Jun 28, 1981
Jimmy Rollins 11 S-R 5'8" 180 Nov 27, 1978
David Wright 5 R-R 6'0" 205 Dec 20, 1982
Ben Zobrist 12 S-R 6'3" 210 May 26, 1981
Outfielders
Ryan Braun 8 R-R 6'2" 200 Nov 17, 1983
Adam Jones 10 R-R 6'3" 225 Aug 1, 1985
Giancarlo Stanton 27 R-R 6'6" 240 Nov 8, 1989
USA Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Joe Torre Manager
Gerald Perry Batting Coach
Greg Maddux Pitching Coach
Dale Murphy First Base Coach
Willie Randolph Third Base Coach
Larry Bowa Bench Coach
Marcel Lachemann Coach