By: Brenna Carberry
The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that baseball will return to the Olympics for the 2020 games in Tokyo.
It's exciting news for the sport, since it was taken off the Olympic slate following the 2008 games in Beijing.
In celebration of America's pastime returning to the Olympic games, here's a fun throwback for Chicago fans. Recognize these guys?
The last time the Olympics featured baseball (Beijing 2008), future Chicago Cubs teammates Jake Arrieta, Dexter Fowler and Trevor Cahill were teammates on the U.S. team that took home the bronze medal.
Who would've guessed?
The trio was part of a team that featured several future MLB stars, such as Stephen Strasburg (who is also featured in the picture above), Brett Anderson, Nate Schierholtz (who played for the Cubs from 2013-2014) and Jayson Nix (who played for the White Sox from 2008-2010).
Considering how many players on the 2008 roster wound up having relatively successful careers in the majors, be sure to pay attention to the names on the 2020 team.