The 13-15 year old Babe Ruth World Series will be held at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field from August 7-15. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event and are $10 for adults, $6 for students (ages 12-17), $4 for youth (ages 3-11), and 2 and under get in for free. Tournament passes are also on sale.
Check out more information at https://www.bisparks.org/2019-babe-ruth-league-13-15-year-old-world-series/ and in the press release about the event below!
PRESS RELEASE – BISMARCK TRIBUNE – August 28, 2018
Bismarck officially awarded Babe Ruth World Series
It takes more than a ballpark to bring a Babe Ruth world series to town.
Which is why Robert Faherty is excited about bringing the 2019 Babe Ruth 13-15 World Series to Bismarck.
“We looked at Municipal Ballpark as a home base for our baseball event and found that it would be a perfect venue for our teams and players and coaches to come in and have a big league experience,” Faherty said.
Faherty, the Senior Vice President/National Commissioner of Babe Ruth Baseball Inc., was in Bismarck on Tuesday to sign the contract officially awarding the 2019 event to Bismarck.
The tournament will be held Aug. 8-15, 2019. It will feature regional champions from across the country. Bismarck will have a team in the tournament field as the host city. The week-long event will begin with pool play, leading to a single-elimination bracket to determine a champion.
It will be the first time Bismarck has hosted a Babe Ruth World Series.
The newly-remodeled Municipal Ballpark played a big role in landing the event, but Faherty said Babe Ruth baseball looks for sites where the event can take center stage.
“We really don’t bid one group against another,” he said. “You can’t bid more money to bring us here, you can’t give incentives beyond what you think your community can provide. We’re really looking at a place that would be where the Babe Ruth World Series and the players that are here become very important, that they’re special.
“Having a first-class baseball field to play on is very important. We saw Municipal Ballpark, the improvements that have been made down there, we knew there was a home while we were here. Meeting with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the sports commission, the Chamber of Commerce, everyone that’s involved here – they want to do it for the right reasons, they want Babe Ruth to come here because they are proud of Bismarck and they want to show off what they have here. That resonates very clearly with our organization.”
And the baseball tradition of Bismarck and North Dakota is a draw as well.
“You have a history with Babe Ruth League. Our North Dakota teams have done well in events, they’ve been well-represented,” Faherty said. “We’ve hosted World Series in Dickinson and Williston and we know that we can be here and be successful. … North Dakota has a baseball history that probably most people don’t know and we like to expose that to kids from all around the country.”
It will also be a chance for local baseball fans to see some of the best teams from around the nation.
“I think people will be amazed at the level of baseball that’s here,” Faherty said. “When you get a chance to see these players turn double plays and make great, athletic plays at 13-15 years old, they’ll really be impressed.”
And it will be a new experience for players and coaches coming to Bismarck as well.
“What’s unique about the Babe Ruth World Series is it’s not necessarily just the 10 best teams from California would be here,” said Faherty. “We’re going to have representation from the New England region, from Maine and Rhode Island, right down to Florida, Texas, California, Hawaii, Washington state, Oregon, so we will have people come here from all over the place. More than likely for a lot of them, it will be the first time they’ve visited the Midwest or certainly North Dakota and they’re going to experience that me personally, who gets a chance to travel and meet good people that I think the world of and so I like to show that.”