Since 1978 USA Baseball has been the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of baseball. It represents the sport in the United States as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and internationally as a member federation of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).
Nearly every major national amateur baseball organization in America is united as a USA Baseball National Member Organization. As a result, USA Baseball governs more than 12 million amateur players in ballparks and playgrounds across the country.
As the commissioner’s office for amateur baseball, USA Baseball is a resource center for its various membership groups, fans, and players. USA Baseball is also responsible for promoting and developing the game of baseball on the grassroots level, both nationally and internationally.
On the field in 2015 USA Baseball witnessed one of its most successful years ever. The U.S. Professional Team won two silver medals in the 2015 Pan American Games and the inaugural Premier12™ tournament, while the Women's National Team won the first-ever gold medal in women's baseball at the Pan American Games and a gold medal in its qualifying tournament. The 18U National Team won a gold medal at the WBSC U-18 World Cup, the 15U National Team won a gold medal at the COPABE Pan Am "AA" Championships, and the 12U National Team won a gold medal at the WBSC U-12 World Cup.