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Travel Baseball Tournament Organizers and Tournaments in Mississippi

West Tennessee and Mississippi USSSA
Baseball tournament organizer.

Snowden Grove Park
Snowden Grove Park Baseball Complex in Southaven, MS hosts many USSSA tournaments. You can find information on upcoming tournaments on their website.

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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 Mississippi

MLB Players from Mississippi

Plenty of athletes have stepped from the playing fields of Mississippi to the major leagues! There are 30 who are listed as currently active in the pros, though some may not be on an MLB roster at the moment. The names Billy Hamilton, Brian Dozier, Mitch Moreland, and Jarrod Dyson are familiar to many.

Billy Hamilton

Billy Hamilton was born September 9, 1990 in Taylorsville. At Taylorsville High School, Hamilton played three sports: baseball, football, and basketball.

A then eighteen-year-old Hamilton was selected in the second round of the 2009 draft. His minor league teams included A Dayton, AA Penascola, and AAA Louisville. He set a minor league record for most bases stolen in a season.

Hamilton made his major league debut on September 2, 2013, just shy of his 23rd birthday. He was called up to serve as pinch runner.

Hamilton plays outfield (and steals bases) for the Cincinnati Reds (

Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier was born May 15, 1987 in Tupelo. He began playing shortstop in childhood. As a preteen, Dozer played baseball at a camp led by Brian Long. He had a competitive spirit even in informal situations, asking his older brother to clock him.

Dozier also played multiple sports at the high school level, lettering in basketball, golf, and football. He was a starter all four years of his high school baseball career and was selected as all-state twice. He began a lifelong friendship with a schoolmate with Down's Syndrome who served as water boy for the team; the two reportedly talk every day.

Dozier played shortstop at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. The Minnesota Twins selected him in the 8th round of the 2009 draft when he was 22. He had turned down a 7th round draft pick by the Cubs a year earlier and had had to do some recouping after a broken collarbone, but did make it back in time to play in the College World Series ( His Big League debut came in 2012.

Dozier's older brother has copped to making up numbers when he was supposedly clocking him years earlier. These days, there are plenty of people watching Dozier's stats. (

Mitch Moreland

Mitch Moreland was born September 6, 1985 in nearby Amory. Like Dozier, he played American Legion ball as a boy . He is an alumnus of Amory High School and Mississippi State University.

Moreland was a 17th round draft pick in 2007 at age 21. His minor league teams included the Spokane Indians, Clinton Lumberkings, Bakerfield Blaze, and Frisco RoughRiders. He made his MLB debut in 2010 at age 24; he was called up to replace an injured Ian Kinsler.

Moreland has been with the Texas Rangers his entire MLB career.

Tomorrow's Ball Players in Mississippi

For those who have big league aspirations, athleticism is crucial. Hamilton is just plain fast. But there's a lot to be said for hard work, good training – and the opportunity to play. Having recently made the big league, Hamilton is working on batting in ways that capitalize on his speed. “(The coach) explained it to me, the different ways it was just baseball. But it's way harder than what it looks like from the infield (”

Youth teams and sports camps can be good for kids, even those that don't aspire to the big league. Moreland is an avid supporter of youth sports. He conducts baseball minicamps (

Academics are an important back-up plan. Brian Dozier first decided to study accounting in college, figuring he could follow in his father's footsteps; then he decided he'd rather major in sports management. He knows there were plenty of youth back in his hometown who had big league dreams, but didn't make it as far.

Travel Baseball Teams in Mississippi

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