WELCOME TO THE CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES!
Connie Mack World Series 2019
Pools and Schedules Coming Soon…
BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION
AABC HAS INSTITUTED A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY AS IT RELATES TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, MANDATORY REPORTING, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL MISCONDUCT AND ABUSE AWARENESS.
AABC SHALL REQUIRE EACH PERSON WHO MAY BE A “COVERED INDIVIDUAL” UNDER P.L. NO. 115-126 TO SUBMIT TO A BACKGROUND CHECK THAT, AT MINIMUM, SEARCHES THE NATIONAL CRIMINAL DATABASE AND NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY. ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO COMES INTO CONTACT WITH A MINOR MUST CONDUCT A BACKGROUND CHECK.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO COMPLETE YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK!
Download the schedule pdf ⇒ here
Thursday, July 18, 2019:
Foster Family Meeting: Farmington Recreation Center -Gymnasium 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2019:
Final Committee Meeting: San Juan Country Club (San Juan Room) 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2019:
Team Arrival: Farmington Civic Center All Day
Burger Fry: Farmington Civic Center Noon
Foster Family Assignments: Farmington Civic Center 10:00/12:00
Seating Ambassadors Meeting: Farmington Civic Center 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 25, 2019:
Managers’ Meeting: Farmington Civic Center 8:30 am
Runners & Ball Boys Meeting: Farmington Civic Center 8:30 am
CMWS Parade: Main Street 10:00 am
Team Pictures: Ricketts Park Noon
Coaches Fungo 5:30 pm
Home Run Derby 6:30 pm
Opening Ceremonies 7:30 pm
Umpires Arrive TBA
Friday / Saturday, July 26-27, 2019:
Pool Play: Complex (Field 1), Worley, Ricketts SC-9:30/1:30/5:30
Sunday, July 28th 2019
Managers Meeting 8:30 am
All Church Baseball Service – Ricketts Park TBA
Sunday-Saturday, July 28-August 3, 2019:
Bracket Play – Ricketts Park Evening 5:30 / 7:30
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Hospitality Room: Distill 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Hospitality Room: Bandits, Bistro and Billiards 7:00-12:00 am
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Hospitality Room: Distil 7:00 pm
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|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|
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|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.
- Scout table for registration will open Thursday August 1st at 5pm located at Rickets entry gate. Registration will continue all day Friday and Saturday.
- 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 email@example.com
TEAM HOTEL INFO
Please confirm your rooms for the Connie Mack World Series 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.
Download the Committee Member List pdf ⇒ here
*Tyson Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org 970-903-3449
*Mark Varley 327-4631 326-5496 email@example.com 505-330-3496
*Carol May firstname.lastname@example.org 505-360-0216
*Kim Stradling 325-2801 email@example.com 325-2802 505-320-1631
*Brad Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org 505-947-0327
*Kirk Carpenter 326-7503 email@example.com 505-330-4912
*Shana Reeves 599-1402 firstname.lastname@example.org 505-320-2314
*Rick Tedrow email@example.com 505-330-4474
NATIONAL CONNIE MACK VICE-PRESIDENT
*Kim Stradling 325-2801 firstname.lastname@example.org 325-2802 505-320-1631
NATIONAL AABC PRESIDENT
Richard Neely 505-327-3120 email@example.com 327-3132 505-320-9666
NATIONAL AABC EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT
Mike Dimond 327-2033 327-3120 firstname.lastname@example.org 327-3132 505-330-9483
Carla Stimac email@example.com 505-320-0496
Eva Armenta firstname.lastname@example.org 505-330-9201
Gary Groomer / Fire Dept. 599-1430 email@example.com 505-419-4558
Kari Miller-Chairperson 632-8311 firstname.lastname@example.org 505-947-6221
Lyle Love 326-1111 email@example.com
Bev Owens 326-1111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Miller email@example.com
Jake Foust firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Wieland email@example.com
Todd Crampton firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslee Beasley email@example.com
Rick Simmons 320-5310 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Stevens 350-1041
Mike Brown email@example.com
Chuck Harrington 327-7990 326-1111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kacy Snyder email@example.com
Celeste Stradling firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyndsie Valdez Lyndsie77@hotmail.com 505-947-7356
Robin Hudgens Rhudgens7477@hotmail.com505-947-6154
MASCOT / MACK
Shawn Jessee 505-330-1928
Zach Jessee 505-402-4869
Kevin Wilcox email@example.com 505-486-4740
POLICE / SECURITY
Captain Taft Tracy firstname.lastname@example.org 505-320-7932
Captain Kyle Dowdy email@example.com
Sergeant Roque Velarde firstname.lastname@example.org 505-330-4907
PRESS BOX & SPECIAL EVENTS
Brittany Bearce email@example.com 505-402-7902
Bryan Sandoval firstname.lastname@example.org 505-419-4332
Aaron Estrada email@example.com 505-787-7992
Albert Velarde firstname.lastname@example.org 505-701-2222
Carrie Thompson 327-1868 email@example.com 505-320-0562
Cindy Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org 505-947-2291
PUBLIC RELATIONS & DIGNITARIES
Tonya Stinson 326-7602 email@example.com 505-330-4654
PUBLICITY & ADVERTISING
AABC 327-3120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susie Neely email@example.com
Roger Evans 327-5855 firstname.lastname@example.org 505-793-2753
Larry Conaway email@example.com
Daniel Evans 505-860-9624
Doug Estes firstname.lastname@example.org
SCOUTS / PROFESSIONAL & COLLEGE
Don Lorett email@example.com 505-486-2125
Sean Trotter firstname.lastname@example.org 505-330-6517
Brad Campbell email@example.com 505-947-0327
Natalie Spruell 566-2480 firstname.lastname@example.org 505-258-9040
Johnny Curry email@example.com 505-330-9737
Larry Moore 327-0941 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shana Reeves 599-1402 email@example.com 505-320-2314
Richard Neely 325-1274 324-0747 firstname.lastname@example.org 505-320-9666
TEAM SPONSORS & TEAM FLOATS
Lisa Akins email@example.com 505-330-9565
Kim Stradling 326-3112 325-2801 firstname.lastname@example.org 325-2802 505-320-1631
Leslie Mueller 566-2261 email@example.com 325-7079 505-320-3703
Grant Allred 325-1911 firstname.lastname@example.org 505-486-6662
Perry Max Webb 325-1911 email@example.com
Lloyd Husted III 327-7426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is Team Arrival, since there is construction at the Civic Center? Wednesday July 24 All Day. Location changed, this year, to Piñon Hills Community Church 5101 N. Dustin Ave. Farmington.
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 Thursday August 1st 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?
Opening Ceremonies – Honoring Aztec Strong 1st Responders – 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 9:00 a.m. Wednesday August 1st at Piñon Hills Community Church. 5101 N Dustin Ave, Farmington, NM 87401
You may purchase one handicapped seat and one companion seat. Tickets for the week are $45 each.
Download the Umpire list pdf ⇒ here
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