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Travel Baseball Tournament Organizers and Tournaments in Maryland

Maryland Youth Baseball
Baseball tournament organizer in Maryland. Hear they put on some great ones.

Articles For Those New to Travel Baseball

What is Travel Baseball?
Clarkstown Baseball Association provides a cut and dry overview of what travel or elite baseball is and the differences between it and "Recreational" baseball.

Choosing a Youth Travel Baseball Team
This is a great introductory article for those new to the travel baseball scene that can help you narrow down what you are looking for.

Picking the Right Travel Baseball Team
By John Pinkman
Taking a look at Coaches, Mission, costs, size of team and much more.

Overuse Injuries in Youth Baseball
Pitchers aren't the only ones with overuse injuries in baseball. Check out the latest data and prevention tactics.

Pros and Cons of Parent Coaches and Being One Yourself
Parent coaches in travel baseball, good thing or bad thing? Is it a good fit for you?

Youth Sports: Maintaining Reasonable Expectations
What are the chances your kid will play college baseball or softball? Professional baseball or softball? You should read this article.

Where the Elite Kids Shouldn't Meet
By Tim Keown, ESPN Writer
A raw and honest look into Travel / Elite Baseball

Sites, Organizations and Articles We Like

American Legion Baseball
Teams from 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Regional tournaments, State tournaments and a World Series make this one of the most popular baseball organizations around.

Dixie Youth Baseball
They play great baseball and players have an opportunity to play in tournaments and a league World Series. Find a team or start a franchise.

Babe Ruth League Youth Baseball
Great organization and great baseball. This is another option for youth baseball players to continue developing their skills. Start or find a charter here.

Travel Ball Select
Travel Ball News, Forums, Scores, Travel Ball TV and other cool stuff.

Game Changer
Sign your team up, keep stats during the game, track other teams. It's great!

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Travel Baseball Teams in Maryland

MLB Players from Maryland

Historically, Maryland has produced some great baseball players, people like Cal Ripken Jr. There are 16 current players ( Among them are Mark Texeira, Brett Cecil, Steve Clevenger, Steve Lombardozzi Jr., and Daryl Thompson.

Mark Texeira

Infielder Mark Teixera was born in Annapolis in 1980. He enjoyed hitting and fielding even as a preschooler. He was in good company! One of the other children in his neighborhood would also grow up to be a pro ball player.

Texeira played baseball (as well as basketball and soccer) at Mount St. Joseph High School; his position was third base.

School sports weren't quite enough for Texeira. He also played baseball with the American Legion.

Texeira continued his baseball career at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There he set some records. He was selected National Collegiate Player of the Year in 2000. He also made Team USA.

Texeira was 21 when he was selected in the 1st round of the 2001 draft. He played for the AA Tulsa Drillers. He also put in an appearance in the Arizona Fall League. His MLB debut came on April 1, 2003.

Texeira has supported many charities, including those that advance education and athletics. His work in DC had him briefly teaching baseball alongside Prince Harry!

Brett Cecil

Pitcher Brett Cecil was born in Dunkirk in 1986. He began playing youth ball when he was about eight. As a preteen, he pitched and played first base. His father would take him to Bowie, a drive of about 20 miles (

Cecil honed his ball skills at DeMatha High School and then at the University of Maryland. He was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft. The Class A Auburn Doubledays, AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and AAA Syracuse Chiefs were among the teams he played for.

Cecil made his MLB debut in 2009 at age 22. In 2013, he made All-Star.

Steve Clevenger

Steve Clevenger was born in Baltimore in 1986. He started tee ball when he was only five and progressed through youth leagues. He was in the Linthicum-Ferndale Little League during elementary school. He later played for the Dean Albany's Maryland Orioles for a number of years.

Clevenger also enjoyed watching baseball. He remembers his mother letting him take the day off from school to watch the Orioles on Opening Day.

Clevenger played shortstop in high school; he attended Texeira’s alma mater, Mount St. Joseph High School. His team won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) title his senior year.

Clevenger went on to play for Southeastern Louisiana University. He was selected in the 7th round of the 2006 draft when he was 20. The Boise Hawks and Iowa Cubs were among his minor league teams. He made his major league debut in 2011.

Now Clevenger is with the home team. Like Steve Lombardozzi, he is a Baltimore Orioles.

Tomorrow's Ball Players

Today's ball loving youth can benefit from the same things this trio did: the opportunity to play on teams. Even if they don’t make it as far, they can take pride in their developing skills.

Texeira has offered the following insight: "If you have the same approach and work ethic each day that you come to the ballpark, good things can happen over time ("

Good coaches and role models can be instrumental. Clevenger has said that a number of his former coaches played a role in his success ( He called his high school coach when he heard he had made the 25 man roster and was (at last) a major leaguer.

But academics are important even for those who, like Texeira, dream of the MLB as five-year-olds. "I would tell everyone to go to college, no matter what," he has said, "It gives you time to grow up."

Travel Baseball Teams in Maryland

Maryland Storm Baseball

  • Address: 17639 Cool Rd., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
  • Phone: 301-447-3644
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  • Contact: Tammy Harrington
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  • Ages: 12U and 14U
  • About Program: The Maryland Storm Baseball Club focuses on consistent hard work and striving to become a better ballplayer. We believe in pushing your teammates to be better, picking them up when they are down, and always believing in yourself.

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