Complete Guide to the 2023 Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series

Ohio Valley beat Taiwan 2-1 to win the 2023 Cal Ripken Major 70 World Series at Ballparks of America.

[Updated August 15 with 2023 champion.] Since 2003, the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series has brought together some of the best youth baseball players from all over the world to Ballparks of America in Branson, Missouri. The Major/70 World Series event has a rich history dating back to 1976. It was first called the Bambino […]

Local umpire Vince Yanez set to call Cal Ripken World Series in Branson

Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2018 7:10 pm | Updated: 7:33 pm, Thu Aug 2, 2018. Sean Frye | sfrye@parsonssun.com Vince Yanez, a longtime Parsons resident and umpire for over 30 years, will be one of the crew members to umpire the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series at Ballparks of American in Branson, Missouri. The tournament starts Friday and goes […]

TournamentGuy.com shares experience at Ballparks of America

Ballparks of America has been fortunate enough to not only draw some of the biggest baseball enthusiasts around, but also some of the most creative. The folks at TournamentGuy.com fall into both categories. The site was started by Spiker Helms, a Missouri State University graduate, as a hub for coaches to shop and explore youth […]

Beyond Home Plate

Aug 9, 2017 4:12 PM Bailey Vassalli Ballparks of America is about more than just America’s favorite pastime. Three baseball dads had a common dream that came about whenever their sons played in baseball tournaments. Their dream would soon become what Branson, MO now knows as Ballparks of America, and what Babe Ruth League would […]