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Urban Youth Academy Timeline

  • Aug. 10, 2011: MLB ceremoniously breaks ground on a new Urban Youth Academy in New Orleans.
  • Sept. 22, 2010: MLB announces plans to build its fourth Youth Baseball Academy in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • April 10, 2010: MLB celebrates the grand opening of the Urban Youth Academy in Houston, Texas.
  • Jan. 23, 2009: MLB announces plans to build its third Youth Baseball Academy in Houston, Texas.
  • Jan. 7, 2009: MLB announces plans to build its second Youth Baseball Academy in Hialeah, Fla.
  • Feb. 28, 2006: MLB celebrates the grand opening of the Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif.
  • June 18, 2004: MLB symbolically breaks ground to begin the building of the Compton Youth Baseball Academy.
  • Aug. 5, 2003: MLB announces plans to build its first Youth Baseball Academy in Compton, Calif.
  • Aug. 2002: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School opens its doors.