McKinney, Tx. – Al Alford Field will once again play host to one of the premiere gatherings of youth baseball talent in the United States as the AABC Mickey Mantle World Series comes to town Aug. 3-7.
Teams from all across North America and from as far away as Puerto Rico descend on North Texas in a bid to come out on top after five days of intense youth baseball. 2011 marks the 16th consecutive year that the 16-Under division of the American Amateur Baseball Congress will be held in McKinney.
MMWS is a unique event as teams have to win their way in through qualifying tournaments. There will be nine teams that will have won the right to compete for the MMWS title in 2011. The host city for this prestigious event is given the honor of having a host team and this year the Frozen Ropes Titans will do the honors. The DBAT Mustangs- Sharp won the 2011 MMWS Qualifier held at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch earlier in the year, while the other teams will have to win their state and regional tournaments to advance to the MMWS.
Another unique feature of the MMWS is that teams do not pay any entry fee to compete. With the help of our sponsors, McKinney Baseball Tournaments, Inc., pays for the hotel rooms for the players and coaches. MBTI and AABC also provide a travel stipend for each team to help offset a significant portion of their travel expenses.
This will be a great opportunity to watch some of the best 16-year-old players in the country play this great game. Many of tomorrow’s stars will be playing in McKinney, TX for the right to be called World Series champions.
Tuesday, 8/2 6:30 Dinner for players and coaches at Rock Creek Ranch.
Barbecue available for purchase for fans and family members.
Entertainment – The Dusty Perkins Band
Wednesday, 8/3 Games
For updated bracket and teams, please visit our Web site at www.themmws.com.
Admission: 12 & under FREE
Single game tickets $6
Day Passes $10
Series Pass $35 **
**NOTE – On Tuesday, 8/2 the series pass will be available for $25 at the players’ dinner.
**McKinney Baseball Tournaments, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code.