CHICAGO – Stadium, the first 24/7 multi-platform sports network, today announced an exclusive partnership with the 2019 Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series, a tournament of champions for players aged 12 and under. While hundreds of young, talented baseball teams from around the world are sharing one goal, only 28 of those teams will survive the tournament trail and advance to the Cal Ripken World Series, seeking to become World Champions.
Stadium will air thirty-four live games over eight days, including the International Championship, US Championship and World Championship on August 10.
The Cal Ripken Major70 Division plays by Official Baseball Rules including lead-offs, dropped strikes, and balks. It is also played on a 70 foot base paths and larger outfield dimensions to better showcase players’ skills in a truer game of baseball. The Major70 Division was created as a transitional division between the 10 and under Minor Division (60-foot base paths) and the 13-15 Babe Ruth Baseball Division, which plays on 90-foot base paths.
Alumni of the Babe Ruth League include Mike Piazza, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Frank Thomas, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Rob Gronkowski.
“Babe Ruth League players and coaches, along with their families and fans, approach our Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series as a once in a lifetime experience because it is an extraordinary opportunity,” said BRL President/CEO Steven Tellefsen. “Stadium echoes that perspective. Their warm welcome and professionalism will allow baseball fans and their families to enjoy the excitement of the World Series across Stadium’s various television and digital platforms.”
“The Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series truly is the perfect fit for Stadium. Live events have been a core part of our DNA since Stadium’s inception and the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series is a tremendous combination of world-class competition and the joy of baseball during the summer,” said Stadium CEO Jason Coyle. “We’re incredibly excited to have the next generation of baseball’s elite on Stadium this August.”
Stadium is based in Chicago, Illinois and is a free, 24/7 sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium can be viewed anytime via WatchStadium.com/Live, Stadium over-the-air channels, The Roku Channel, Sling TV, Samsung TV Plus and many others.
Stadium is the original multi-platform sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. Stadium is owned by a collection of industry leaders including Sinclair Broadcast Group, BAMTech, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, and Meredith Corp. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/
About Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Based in Hamilton, NJ, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for players ages 4 through 18. Established in 1951, Babe Ruth League currently serves over 1 million participants in Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Softball, and Bambino Buddy Ball. It is Babe Ruth League’s fundamental belief that every child with the desire to play the game shall be afforded that opportunity. For more information about Babe Ruth League, go to www.baberuthleague.org.