News and Announcements
April 1, 2023
DBB announces the launch of its rebranded national website. Visit: https://www.dbbusa.org to view the new website. You might wish to bookmark the new website for easier access.
The link to the franchise website remains the same. Click
2023 MISSISSIPPI Umpires can use the link below to register.
Please call on us if we can be of service! We hope you have a great 2023 season.
Step up to the Majors with Pitch Hit & Run!
Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run is a free event that provides boys and girls — ages 7 to 14 — an opportunity to showcase their baseball and softball skills, while earning a chance to attend and perform during the MLB® World Series!
Athletes are tested, and their measurements are recorded. Based on their scores, they advance from a local event to a Team Championship held in MLB stadiums. Top scores then qualify for an all-expenses-paid trip for two to compete at the National Finals, which is hosted at the World Series.
The document PHRJrHRD_flyer.pdf was attached to this post.
Sterlington, Louisiana………July 27, 2022………..In one of the most competitive DBB World Series in the history of the organization, Hattiesburg, Mississippi emerged as champions following a 2-0 victory over the squad from Brunswick County, NC. This was the 60th World Series held in the Boys division. Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with the 2022 title, has now won six Dixie Boys World Series championships. In 2021, the Hattiesburg team won the 2021 Junior Boys World Series. Hattiesburg, Mississippi battled three times on the field with the Brunswick County, North Carolina team. The two teams split their games before Hattiesburg won the decisive championship game. Hattiesburg had its way with the North Carolina team in their game one matchup, winning 15-3. On championship day, Brunswick County, NC turned it around by defeating Hattiesburg, MS by a score of 9-2. After the win, three teams were all alive with one tournament loss. Hattiesburg drew the bye, forcing Brunswick County to meet the Sterlington, Louisiana (host team) in the nightcap game. The North Carolina state champs beat a sound Sterlington team by a final score of 5-3 and thus set up the rematch between Brunswick County, NC. and Hattiesburg, MS in the “if game” of tournament play. Hattiesburg, Mississippi (5-1) scored 66 total runs and won the title game with late-inning runs and a solid performance on the mound resulting in a shutout. Washington County, Georgia was awarded the “Jim Thornton Sportsmanship Award.”
J. Sandy Jones, Commissioner/CEO stated, “ We were treated to exciting baseball in the 60th year of World Series play in our Boys division. The 2022 tournament featured many teams with a legitimate chance of winning the title. Congratulations to Hattiesburg, Mississippi on winning the event and eclipsing their own record of Boys World Series championships. It is not easy to win one championship, much less with recording six titles. The brand of baseball displayed was highly competitive from the teams in the 2022 Boys World Series. Tommy Hailey, Boys Deputy Commissioner, did an outstanding job as the Tournament Director. Maintaining pitch eligibility records, communicating with twelve team managers, and handling all tournament related issues isn’t easy and requires a great deal of patience and experience. Tommy was aided by the attending DBB directors and a great tournament host. I wish to thank Kerry Elee, Sterlington Sports Complex operator and Scott Bruscato, local host tournament director. We were treated to great hospitality by the staff of Discover Monroe –West Monroe. The 60th tournament of the Dixie Boys World Series will long be remembered for the excellent baseball and all involved in making the event a memorable experience for everyone in attendance. It would be impossible to personally thank everyone!”
The document 2022_DBB__Boys__WS_Box_Scores_-_Tournament_Completed_7-27-2022.pdf was attached to this post.
2023 Season Information
I. Franchise Deadline: May 15th, 2023. (National & State fees- $30.00 each)
II. League Materials: All forms available on website at www.dixie.org/boys
III. Rulebooks and Media Guide: Available from Boys & Majors State Director.
IV. Scholarship Program: Eleven National Scholarships awarded in 2023.
V. DBB Alumni Program Available: $25.00 annual fee to join.
VI. Age Control Date- The age control date remains April 30th for any 13 year old entering the program. At the upper end of our age groups, a 19 year old that had his 19th birthday after August 1, 2022 is eligible to participate. No one, that will turn age 20 before August 1, 2023 is allowed to participate in the program at any time! The age control dates are in the rulebook and on the website.
VII. 2023 World Series Information-
Junior Boys (age 13) Opelika, AL (July 21-26, 2023)
Boys (age 13-14) South Hill, VA (July 21-26, 2023)
15U World Series (age 13-15) Sterlington, LA (July 19-21, 2023)
Pre-Majors (age 15-17) Sterlington, LA (July 21- 26, 2023)
Majors (age 15-19) North Charleston, SC (July 21-26, 2023)
VIII. 2022 World Series Champions-
Jr. Boys (age 13) Central/Clemson, SC
Boys (age 13-14) Hattiesburg, Mississippi
15U Division (age 15 under) JRPD East, Louisiana
Pre-Majors (age 15-17) Southland, Louisiana
Majors (age 15-19) North Charleston, SC
2023 Mississippi Dixie Boys/15U/Dixie Majors information can be found on the State News page listed on the drop down menu. We will continue to update the site as needed. We are looking forward to a great spring/summer season.
The document 2023_DBB_Promotional_Materials.pdf was attached to this post.
The DBB Child Protection Plan was developed to protect our minor participants and assist the leagues in complying with the Safe Sport Act. This overview (see attachment) is a brief summary of the DBB Child Protection Plan that will give you the tools to protect the youth in our leagues and help you become compliant with Federal Law. The complete plan that a league must adopt is located the “League Risk Management” tab on the DBB website at dixie.org/boys.
The Safe Sport Act requires our league affiliates to report suspected child abuse (including sexual abuse) within 24 hours to law enforcement, to establish procedures to limit one-on-one interactions between an amateur athlete who is a minor and an adult (who is not the minor’s legal guardian) at an event or facility under the jurisdiction of the league, to provide consistent training to all adult members who are in regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors. And subject to parental consent, to provide information for parents to train their children regarding prevention and reporting of child abuse. DBB and its affiliated leagues must prohibit retaliation against any individual who makes a report under the Safe Sport Act.
Taking steps to protect our youth is paramount in the DBB program. The purposes of this risk management plan is to reduce and/or prevent the occurrence of misconduct in DBB and affiliated league baseball programs as well as to reduce the liability potential for DBB and its leagues. Misconduct can negatively impact participants, league officials/staff members, family, friends, and the sport.