First Pitch is a grassroots resource that introduces youth to baseball all over the world. Providing an entry-level program, First Pitch creates a compelling baseball and softball-lead experience that inspires individuals to want to play regularly.
Major League Baseball aims to increase the number of people playing baseball at all levels, from newcomers to the elite. Whether through grassroots programs that help reach people of all ages to working with local organizations and federations, the aim is to create the right opportunities to play baseball and develop talent all over the world.
MLB Cup is a youth league competition for those that have started playing baseball on a regular basis. The tournament is designed to offer an enhanced experience and a taste of the big leagues for all involved.
MLB60 is a fast-paced, simplified version of baseball and softball that can be played by anyone, anywhere, with no experience necessary. The games are self-umpired and organized by using the MLB60 App. No diamonds. No umpires. Just the game. MLB60 gives people an easier and more accessible entry point into America’s favorite pastime.
MLB Dream Cup is Japan's largest amateur baseball tournament offering participants a flavor of what it is like to play in the big leagues. With over 15,000 players and 700 teams participating a year, the tournament is unlike any other in baseball. The championship rounds take place in premier baseball stadiums - 2019's tournament ended at Petco Park in San Diego.
Development Centers are MLB affiliated baseball/softball clubs and hubs that are focused on delivering best practices for coaching, play programs and facilities. These Centers are where grassroots activities meet elite development. The Centers are rooted in community outreach and organization as they act as a focal point for baseball/softball activity within each region.