Turtle Mountain native, Christian McCloud, was selected to tour with the US Military Baseball Team during the summer of 2019.
The US Military Baseball Organization is non profit organization composed of top high school, college, professional and military who play on behalf of the fallen men and women of the Armed Forces. Top selected athletes perform on some of the biggest stages of baseball in the world in bringing communities together one swing at a time.
Players are selected from across the globe to showcase their talents before US NCAA colleges, Independent baseball, international leagues and MLB affiliated clubs. Scouts evaluate the quality of players on the tour for selection.
The US Military Baseball Organization Tours across the country playing in a variety of collegiate and pro leagues in giving back to youth and inspiring thousands through the game of baseball. Military Baseball unites people together to share common interest and values of integrity, humility, compassion and kindness.
Military Baseball gives back to youth across the globe through the facilitation of youth clinics, motivation speaking engagements and presenting strong role models as Soldiers, Sailors and Marines take to the field.
ABOUT CHRISTIAN MCCLOUD
Christian McCloud, from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation, is currently chasing his dream to play Major league baseball with the US Military team. Growing up in a big Metis/Ojibwe family, being the eldest child, he has always had a big role to fill. Christian was the first athlete from the Turtle Mountain community to receive a collegiate baseball scholarship and play at an advanced level.
He graduated from college in May of 2015 with a Bachelors of Science degree, majoring in Criminology and also a minor in Coaching. He played baseball all four years with his team made regional’s 3 of the 4 years that he played and ended his pitching career there as the teams relief pitcher. A couple of months later he was selected to play with the US Military All Stars where he plays outfield and pitches, wearing #2 on his uniform.