MOBILE, AL—The Mobile Sports Authority and Mobile County Babe Ruth Baseball League are excited to host the 2021 Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 World Series. The tournament, consisting of 10 teams, will begin July 31.
Even though Mobile is famous for baseball thanks to legendary player and MLB Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron, the tournament will mark the second time in history that Mobile has hosted. Coincidentally, 1982 was the year Hank Aaron was inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
In a city known for its penchant to celebrate—Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras—players, coaches, families, and fans will be treated to a festival-like atmosphere in and around the historic Hank Aaron Stadium downtown.
The festivities begin July 30 with a Fanfest and Home Run Derby beginning at 2 p.m. Both events are free to the public.
The Opening Ceremony festivities are set to begin July 31 at 6:30 p.m with a walking Mardi Gras parade, followed by an Alabama Rawdogs match-up with the Dexter Missouri Tropics. After the game, the night will close with fireworks.
The tournament will then swing into action with 4 games being played each day from Saturday-Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, the tournament shifts to a single elimination format before the championship game scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday, August 7.
Tickets will be $10 each day with children 10 and under getting in for free.