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Ben Wanger

School

Miami

Position
Pitcher/Utility
Major
Masters in International Business

Classroom

Wanger graduated from Yale in 2019, earning his bachelor’s degree in economics and environmental engineering.

He transferred to USC in 2020, starring for the Trojans while completing a master’s in entrepreneurship.

Character

Wanger, an experienced player, is a team leader for Miami. He tries to instill his maturity and work ethic in his teammates.

Community

Wanger is very proud of his Jewish heritage. He is involved in promoting baseball in Israel.

He will represent the country in the next Olympics as a member of Team Israel.

Competition

Wanger has had a decorated career so far. Heading into 2021, he was named a pre-season Collegiate Baseball All-America second team selection.

In 2020, Wanger was named to the Collegiate Baseball All-America second team while at USC.

At Yale, he earned 2018 All-Ivy first team honors as a pitcher and 2018 All-Ivy second team honors as a first baseman. Wanger was also named to the NEIBA Division I All-New England third team. In 2017, he was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Division I Northeast All-Region first team, NEIBA Division I All-New England first team, and All-Ivy first team as a designated hitter.