STADIUM RELEASES FULL CAL RIPKEN
MAJOR/70 WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
Thirty Four Games Will Air On Stadium From August 2-10
CHICAGO – Stadium, the first 24/7 multi-platform sports network, today announced the full broadcast schedule for the 2019 Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series, a tournament of champions for players aged 12 and under. While hundreds of young, talented baseball teams from around the world are sharing one goal, only 28 of those teams will survive the tournament trail and advance to the Cal Ripken World Series, seeking to become World Champions.
Stadium will air thirty-four live games over nine days, including the International Championship, US Championship and World Championship on August 10. All games will air from the Ballparks of America, St. Louis Field in Branson, Missouri. Veteran broadcaster Tom Ladd will provide play-by-play with Chuck Sebastian providing commentary.
The Cal Ripken Major70 Division plays by Official Baseball Rules including lead-offs, dropped strikes, and balks. It is also played on a 70-foot base paths and larger outfield dimensions to better showcase players’ skills in a truer game of baseball. The Major70 Division was created as a transitional division between the 10 and under Minor Division (60-foot base paths) and the 13-15 Babe Ruth Baseball Division, which plays on 90-foot base paths.
Alumni of the Babe Ruth League include Mike Piazza, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Frank Thomas, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Rob Gronkowski.
The full broadcast schedule can be found below:
Friday, August 2: New York (North Colonie, NY) vs. Southeast (Winter Park, FL) 10am ET
Friday, August 2: Japan vs. Dominican Republic 12:30pm ET
Friday, August 2: Southwest (Matthews Park, AL) vs. North Carolina (West Raleigh, NC) 3pm ET
Friday, August 2: Canada (Calgary) vs. New Zealand 5:30pm ET
Friday, August 2: Ohio Valley (Newburgh, IN) vs. Branson 8pm ET
Saturday, August 3: Midwest Plains (SE Denver, CO) vs. Massachusetts (Freetown/Lakeville, MA) 10am ET
Saturday, August 3: Republic of Korea vs. Curacao (Willemstad) 12:30pm ET
Saturday, August 3: Branson vs. Pennsylvania (Flood City, PA) 3pm ET
Saturday, August 3: Alabama (Daphne, AL) vs. Pacific Northwest (Meridian, ID) 5:30pm ET
Saturday, August 3: Puerto Rico vs. Bahamas (Nassau) 8pm ET
Sunday, August 4: Pennsylvania (Flood City, PA) vs. Pacific Southwest (Hanford, CA) 3pm ET
Sunday, August 4: Pacific Northwest vs. Massachusetts 5:30pm ET
Sunday, August 4: Kentucky (SE Lexington) vs. Alabama 8pm ET
Monday, August 5: Kentucky vs. Midwest Plains 10am ET
Monday, August 5: New England (West Hartford, CT) vs. Hawaii (Oahu, HI) 12:30pm ET
Monday, August 5: North Dakota vs. Middle Atlantic (East Fishkill, NY) 3pm ET
Monday, August 5: Oregon (Willamette Valley, OR) vs. Ohio Valley 5:30pm ET
Monday, August 5: Mexico vs. Republic of Korea 8pm ET
Tuesday, August 6: Middle Atlantic vs. North Carolina 10am ET
Tuesday, August 6: Southeast vs. New England 12:30pm ET
Tuesday, August 6: Southwest vs. Florida 3pm ET
Tuesday, August 6: Oregon vs. Pacific Southwest 5:30pm ET
Tuesday, August 6: Missouri (Mineral Area, MO) vs. New York 8pm ET
Wednesday, August 7: International Quarterfinal #1 12:30pm ET
Wednesday, August 7: US Quarterfinal #1 3pm ET
Wednesday, August 7: International Quarterfinal #2 5:30pm ET
Wednesday, August 7: US Quarterfinal #4 8pm ET
Thursday, August 8: US Semifinal #1 12:30pm ET
Thursday, August 8: International Semifinal #1 3pm ET
Thursday, August 8: US Semifinal #2 5:30pm ET
Thursday, August 8: International Semifinal #2 8pm ET
Friday, August 9: International Championship 4:30pm ET
Friday, August 9: US Championship 7pm ET
Saturday, August 10: World Championship 4pm ET
Stadium is based in Chicago, Illinois and is a free, 24/7 sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium can be viewed anytime via WatchStadium.com/Live, Stadium over-the-air channels, The Roku Channel, Sling TV, Samsung TV Plus and many others.
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Stadium is the original multi-platform sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. Stadium is owned by a collection of industry leaders including Sinclair Broadcast Group, BAMTech, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, and Meredith Corp. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/
About Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Based in Hamilton, NJ, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for players ages 4 through 18. Established in 1951, Babe Ruth League currently serves over 1 million participants in Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Softball, and Bambino Buddy Ball. It is Babe Ruth League’s fundamental belief that every child with the desire to play the game shall be afforded that opportunity. For more information about Babe Ruth League, go to www.baberuthleague.org.