After serving on the USA Baseball Board of Directors for 10 years, John Gall was elected president on December 12, 2023. An Olympian, three-time Team USA alum and former big leaguer, Gall is a native of Palo Alto, Calif.. He played collegiately at nearby Stanford University, where he was a four-year starter for the Cardinal and earned a spot on USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team in both 1998 and 1999. Gall played in 67 games for Team USA over two summers, batting .370 overall with seven home runs and 61 RBIs. The all-time Pac-12 hits leader was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th round of the 2000 MLB Draft. After playing parts of three seasons with the Cardinals and the Florida Marlins, the outfielder was selected to compete for the USA Baseball Olympic Team at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Gall started eight of Team USA’s nine games in Beijing, batting .242 and hitting a clutch home run against Chinese Taipei to help the U.S. secure a spot in the medal round and eventually earn a bronze medal.
In addition to his contributions to the organization on the field, Gall joined the USA Baseball Board of Directors in January 2013. As one of six former athletes on the board, he assisted the organization in making key decisions in the advancement of the game of baseball throughout the United States. Gall was also previously USA Baseball’s rep to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Commission (USOPC AC), which serves as the representative group and voice of Team USA’s athletes. Additionally, he has spent time as a member of five different USA Baseball committees: the Athletes Advisory Committee, the Finance and Audit Committee, the Medical Safety Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Term expires 12/31/2025