RAPIDS, Iowa – Rosters for the 12th edition of the
Perfect Game All-American Classic will be released at 2 p.m. central time on Sunday, July 20. Once the rosters are released there
will be a selection show breaking down the 50 players selected to
participate that will be streamed online at www.perfectgame.org and www.pgallamerican.com that will be hosted by Perfect Game's
Daron Sutton and David Rawnsley.
Game will also conduct a one hour radio broadcast further discussing
the roster release and the players on it that evening. The program
will begin one hour before the Sunday night baseball game between the
Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals, kicking off at 7:00
program will be available on MLB Radio's Sirius channel 209 or XM channel 89.
2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic will take place on Sunday,
August 10 starting at 5:00 p.m. PDT and will once again be played at
Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and will be televised on MLB Network.
the game's inception in 2003, 82 players that have previously played
in the event have made their big league debuts. Another 149 have been
selected in the first round of the MLB Draft, with seven of those
players going No. 1 overall – Matt Bush, Justin Upton, Tim Beckham,
Gerrit Cole, Bryce Harper, Carlos Correa, and Brady Aiken.
notable alumni include Nick Adenhart and Gio Gonzalez (20013); Buster
Posey, Jeremy Hellickson, and Andrew McCutchen (2004); Madison
Bumgarner, Matt Harvey, Jason Heyward, and Rick Porcello (2006);
Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon (2009); Jose Fernandez (2010); and
Brady Aiken, Tyler Kolek, Nick Gordon, and Alex Jackson from last
proceeds from the Perfect Game All-American Classic help in the
battle against pediatric cancer, with over $750,000 already raised.
The 2014 version of the Classic will include an even stronger focus
on raising money for the event's beneficiary, Rady Children's
Hospital. Every player selected to participate will conduct an
online fundraising contest to spread awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer and raise money for the cause.