Thursday, February 9

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.