Hamilton, NJ… Vincennes, Indiana will roll out the red carpet to welcome the top 10-year-old talent in the country to Joe Bilskie, Sr. Field and Earl Lawson Field, two of the finest youth baseball facilities in the Midwest, for the 2022 Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old World Series. The World Series, one of the largest youth sporting events in the country, will include people from across the country and meet a variety of economic goals and community involvement.
Teams will have competed at their local District level, successfully advanced through their State and Regional tournaments, to earn the right to play in this World Series.
As the host community, Vincennes Cub League will select its own 10-year-old and 9-year-old teams to compete in the event, which will also include eight 2022 regional champions and eight 2021 9-year-old regional champions from across the country and the Indiana Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old State Champion. Games will be played August 5-13, with competition beginning with pool play before advancing to a single elimination bracket to determine the World Series champion.
Vincennes has hosted six previous Babe Ruth League World Series and 31 Ohio Valley Regional Tournaments. The city has recorded many firsts in youth baseball history. Vincennes is the first community to host two World Series in the same year – the 2001 Cal Ripken inaugural 10-Year-Old and 12-Year-Old World Series, and the first to host two successful Ohio Valley Regionals simultaneously – the 13- and 14-Year-Old in 1999 and the Bambino 10- and 12-Year-Old in 1995.
“Vincennes is a strong baseball community,” said Kirk Bouchie, World Series Host President, who also serves as President of the Vincennes Cub League. “We have been the proud hosts for several Babe Ruth League World Series and look forward to once again welcoming 20 baseball teams, players, families, and fans, from every corner of the country to participate in the 2022 Cal Ripken 10-Year-Old World Series.”
“It is an honor for us to return to Vincennes with another World Series,” said Rob Connor, Vice President/Operations for Babe Ruth League, Inc. “What kids and their families love best about the Babe Ruth League program are the friendships they build in their communities and beyond. Vincennes is one of the friendliest communities in our program, and their love of the game is exceptionally strong.”
Joe Yochum, the Mayor of the City of Vincennes, said, “We are excited and honored that Babe Ruth League has chosen our historic city for this event. We look forward to welcoming our guests from all around the USA this August.”
The World Series serves as a gateway experience for many first-time visitors, inspiring large numbers to make plans for subsequent trips and vacations to the area and region. Area hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping outlets, gas stations, entertainment venues, and other local business will experience direct spending from attendees.
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.