Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series
August 3, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Babe Ruth League, Inc. International Headquarters has announced that in 2017 the All-American city of Branson, Missouri, will host the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series. All games will be played at Ballparks of America, Branson.
Babe Ruth League, Inc., the Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Ballparks of America, Branson, are teaming up to put together a big-league experience for the best 12-year-old baseball players in the world.
The 2018 Babe Ruth League tournament trail will test the mettle of every team in the Cal Ripken Major/70 division. Hundreds of young, talented baseball teams from around the world will start the 2017 season sharing one goal, but only 18 of those teams will survive and advance to the Cal Ripken World Series. And while in Branson, those teams will face their biggest challenge – a tournament of champions that will narrow the field from 18 down to one to determine a World Champion.
Ballparks of America is the only facility to feature 2/3 replicas of five iconic stadiums spanning the history of baseball. They are patterned after several classic ballparks, including Busch Stadium, Wrigley Field, Tiger Stadium, Fenway Park, and Ebbets Field. Each of these historic gems had unusual dimensions and elements that created a unique playing environment, which has been re-created at the Ballparks of America facility. Each field features the latest technology in synthetic turf for a more consistent playing surface and has covered dugouts, bullpen areas, MLB-style team suites, and stadium quality lights.
Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for 4 through 18 year-old players. It is the basic intent of Babe Ruth League, that every player who has a desire to play the sport is given the opportunity to participate and have fun.