WELCOME TO THE CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES!
Count Down Begins!
Check out the 2018 CMWS Pools & Schedule (HERE)
How do I get tickets?
Reserved seat tickets are sold out at this time. Occasionally someone will turn in his or her reserved tickets for sale at the ticket booth. Ask at the booth before each game for availability.
General admission tickets will be on sale the day of the game at the ticket booth at Ricketts Park. The booth opens one hour prior to game time.
Ticket prices are $4 for students (18 and under); $5 for adults for a double game session and $3 and $4 for a single game.
When is the Connie Mack Parade?
The CMWS parade is at 10:00 a.m. on Friday July 28th at Bowman and Main Streets. The parade will proceed east and will end close to the intersection of Main Street and Miller Street. Entry forms are available at www.cmws.org.
When are Opening Ceremonies?
Friday July 28th, 7:30 PM
Who is the host team for Farmington?
To be determined by City Tournament
How do I become a foster family?
Email email@example.com or click here.
How do I buy handicapped seating tickets?
Tickets for handicapped spectators will go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Thursday July 27th at the Farmington Recreation Center.
You may purchase one handicapped seat and one companion seat. Tickets for the week are $45 each.
TEAM HOTEL INFO
Please confirm your rooms for the Connie Mack World Series from August 1 – 12, 2018 as soon as you are qualified from your specific qualifier or regional.
Only APPROVED CMWS hotels must be utilized during these dates. Specific rates have been established for you and your teams and families.
|Chick-Fil-A||4910 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM 87401||505-327-7000||https://www.facebook.com/FarmingtonCFA/|
|Papa John’s||3030 E. Main Street, Suite X5 Farmington NM 87401||505-326-7575||http://www.papajohns.com/|
|Taco Bell||2226 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-327-5481|
|McDonald’s||2215 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-327-4925||http://www.mcnewmexico.com/3397|
|Smoothie King||3554 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87402||505-258-4335||http://www.smoothieking.com/location/view?store=1141|
|Mikasa||400 W. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-327-2255||http://www.mikasafarmington.com/|
|Clancy’s||2701 E. 20th Farmington NM 87402||505-325-8176||http://www.clancys.net/|
|Fuddruckers||4601 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87402||505-326-2089||http://www.fuddruckers.com/local/location.php?s=3017|
|Los Hermanitos||3501 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87402||505-326-5664|
|TJ’s Diner||119 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-327-5027|
|Wendy’s||1820 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-326-3456||http://www.wendys.com/|
|Serious Texas BBQ||3745 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87402||505-327-4422||http://www.serioustexasbbq.com/|
|Great Harvest Bread||4009 E. Main St. Ste A Farmington 87402||505-327-4422||http://www.farmingtonbread.com/|
|Jimmy John’s||3060 E 20th St, Farmington, NM 87402||505-327-2100|
|Spare Rib BBQ Company||1700 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87401||505-325-4800|
HISTORY OF RICKETTS PARK
Hosting the longest running baseball tournament for any age group anywhere has led to Farmington, New Mexico being known as the “The Amateur Baseball Capital of the World.”
Our tournament is named after Connie Mack, who was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. He was the longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history and holds records for wins, losses, and games managed (7,755), with his victory total being almost 1,000 more than any other manager.
The Connie Mack World Series is also the single largest event for Major League Baseball scouts each year.
On the average, the tournament hosts 56 draft choices each year.
In 1964, Farmington was given the bid to host the 1965 Connie Mack World Series. The series was held on land that was once home to the San Juan County Fair, until the fair moved to McGee Park.
The city of Farmington kicked in more than $3,000 for maintenance and the Connie Mack World Series was held at what was then called Babe Ruth Field.
In 1967, the field was renamed Orvil Ricketts Park and over the years, the park has become a landmark to area residents and fans of young baseball players around the country.
Operated by the City of Farmington year-round, the seating capacity at this top-ranked baseball field is over 6,100.
In 2011, a more than $600,000 renovation was completed. The first phase of the multi-year project was completed.
Residents and businesses raised a large portion of the funds for phase one through donations.
At the entrance, the grounds boast hundreds of bricks with donors’ names etched into them. Plaques that also recognizing the donors, line the redesigned entrance to the park.
A “larger than life” original bronze sculpture, created by local artist Steve Meyers, will be a focal point of the renovations. Keeping that spirit alive for amateur baseball players and their fans is what improvements to Ricketts Park is all about.
Ricketts Park is located at 1101 Fairgrounds Rd. and the Farmington Civic Center is located at 200 W. Arrington in Farmington, N.M.
HISTORY OF THE CMWS
Fifty three years ago, a delegation of Farmington businessmen traveled to the A.A.B.C. Annual Meeting in Chicago in what many thought was a futile effort to bid to host the 1965 Connie Mack World Series.
With their 1963 Babe Ruth World Series and the 1964 Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tournament experience behind them, the delegation presented a convincing story and won the bid by ONE vote.
On this, the 50th anniversary of the series, we celebrate the support of the foster parents, the civic clubs, the sponsors, administrators, coaches, players, and fans that have made the Connie Mack World Series one of the finest amateur tournaments in baseball.
The American Amateur Baseball Congress is the sponsoring organization of the Connie Mack World Series. The A.A.B.C. provides activities for youth and young adult baseball players through seven league divisions in the United States and Puerto Rico. Connie Mack regular season play allows players ages 16 to 18 to participate.
Farmington’s Connie Mack World Series Committee received the 1995 Sponsor of the Year Award at the national meeting of the Amateur Baseball Congress in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The Committee is known for the quality and quantity of work that it accomplishes year-round in order to successfully host this world-famous baseball tournament.
Since Farmington hosted the first tournament in 1965, the Connie Mack World Series has grown to be the largest and most prestigious tournament in amateur baseball. The quality of the Connie Mack World Series Committee continues to amaze those intricately involved with the World Series.
“Few committees are capable of maintaining the quality and quantity of this Committee. The Committee is structured in such a manner that every task is assigned to individuals with valuable experience, and those individuals add new persons to eventually take their place,”
Joe Cooper, National AABC President said.
Ricketts Park was developed by volunteer efforts and community donations. Continued improvements to Ricketts Park are funded with proceeds from the Connie Mack World Series.
Ricketts won the Beam Clay National Baseball Diamond of the Year Award for 1987 and the 1992 Diamond Dry Groundskeeper of the Year Award, sponsored in conjunction with the National High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Operated by the City of Farmington year-round, the seating capacity at this top-ranked baseball field is 5,072.
Dimensions of Ricketts field – RF-330, RCF-342, CF-370, LCF-544, and LF-320.
All Scouts arriving in Farmington to attend the CMWS must check in at the Scout Table located at the front gate at Ricketts Park to receive their tournament packet for the week.
- The Scout Table will be open on Friday, July 28 at 5 p.m. for registration. The table will also be open all day Saturday and Sunday.
- Each scout will need proper MLB or NCAA credentials at signing in. Scouts will receive their tournament pass and T-shirt for the $40 fee. Please bring accurate cash.
- The tournament pass will provide entry to all three venues during pool play.
- The packet will contain the Scout pass for entrance into every game as well as rosters and player information. There is seating available in the bench seats behind home plate located on the walkway.
- The Press Box will provide a hard copy of lineups for scouts for every game.
- For questions call Don Lorett at (505) 486-2125
For information on advanced and reserved tickets call the Farmington Recreation Center at (505) 599-1184.
General Admission tickets are available for sale 1 hour before game at the box office. No advance game tickets are available for sale.
Ticket prices are $4.00 for 18 years and under and $5 for adult.
Occasionally reserved tickets are available; ask at box office for availability.
BECOME A CMWS FOSTER FAMILY!
Connie Mack World Series Foster Families provide CMWS players with homes, meals and transportation during the tournament. Being a Foster Family is an extremely rewarding experience for you and an invaluable service to the teams and players of the CMWS. So are you ready to become a CMWS Foster Family and possibly have future MLB star staying in your home?
For more information, or to become a CMWS Foster Family today, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for seating ambassadors for the week of the Connie Mack World Series (July 28th-August 6th). Shifts are 4pm-6:30pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm. You do have the option of taking an entire evening and working both shifts. All volunteers must be over the age of 18.
Seating ambassadors will assist ticket holders in finding their seats, checking wrist bands, making sure those that don’t belong or are in the wrong seats get redirected, and check on foul balls that go into the stands to make sure everything is okay. This position must be able to stand on their feet for the entirety of the shift.
We are asking for a commitment of 18 hours throughout the week or 6 shifts. However, we welcome volunteers for single shifts. During each evening of work, each volunteer will receive a meal ticket.
The orientation meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, July 27th at 7pm at the Farmington Civic Center.
I will need your email address, phone number, t-shirt size, and dates and times that you would like to volunteer.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
|Kevin||Wilcox||Parade & Team Floatsemail@example.com|
WE WANT YOU! We are looking for young people between the ages of 10 and 14 who want to volunteer to be food runners for the 2018 CMWS. The dates for this years series will be Friday August 3rd through Saturday August 11th. Runners need to be available for the entire length of the series. Runners will be scheduled for both day and evening games during the series.