Mickey Mantle World Series – A McKinney Tradition!

10 Jul

ImageThe brackets are set and now 12 teams-worth of 16-year-old baseball players (some of whom will be tomorrow’s Major League players) are preparing for a trip to McKinney to play in the prestigious AABC Mickey Mantle World Series set for July 30-Aug. 4.

The American Amateur Baseball Congress tournament, now in its 18th year, brings teen ballplayers (16U) from across the country, Canada and Puerto Rico to play for the title in a series of games that will take place at McKinney’s Al Alford Field (at White and Duvall streets) and the Ballfields at Craig Ranch. The final game when the champ will be determined is set for The Gabe, the big field at the Craig Ranch Ballfields complex.

The all-volunteer tournament MMWS committee for the 501c3 organization is publishing a “Where Are They Now?” blog of posts, highlighting past MMWS players who became big college or major league ball players. We recommend you check it out for some interesting reading!

Each year, the week-long tournament provides some good, clean (and yes, hot) entertainment that’s perfect for a night out with the family. It’s inexpensive fun (admission is $6 per adult until you leave or $25 for an event-long pass, with discounted or sometimes free admission for kids) where you can enjoy munching on baseball stadium snacks while watching some exciting baseball right here in your hometown.

You can’t get much more all-American than that, can you?

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