The CABC is proud to announce that Waterbury, CT will be hosting both the Roberto Clemente (8U) and Mickey Mantle (16U) World Series in 2017. These promise to be 2 great events.
The Clemente World Series (which was also held in Waterbury in 2015 and 2016) will be played from July 20-23. Up to 16 teams are expected to participate. Pool play will be followed by a Championship Bracket. There will also be a consolation bracket. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of 4 games.
The 2016 Clemente World Series, which was won by Puerto Rico, featured a reception, skills competition and cookout at Quassapaug Amusement Park. 8 teams participated. The Bunker Hill Reds were the runner-up.
The 2016 Mantle World Series featured 12 highly competitive teams. The Tournament included a reception at Qyuassapaug Amusement Park, a Golf Outing at the Country Club of Waterbury, a corporate dinner at Roma's and a parade and Opening Ceremonies at Municipal Stadium. Opening night comcluded with a spectacular fireworks display. The festivities were filmed by a drone. AABC President Richard Neely attended the World Series, which was won by Knights Baseball. The runner-up was the CT Outlaws. Games were also played at Muzzy Field and Holy Cross High School.
Up to 16 teams are expected to participate in the 2017 Mantle World Series.