Posted by Tony Santoro on Feb 08 2017 at 04:00PM PST

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. 



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