Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series returns to Henrico Aug. 10-20

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Henrico County will welcome about 350 youth baseball players, coaches and family members for the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-Year-Old World Series from Aug. 10-20 at RF&P Park in Glen Allen.

The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association will serve as host and will field a team to compete against nine other qualifiers from throughout the country. Henrico and GAYAA hosted the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-Year-Old World Series four other times in the past 15 years, in 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2017.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association and Babe Ruth Baseball to bring one of its signature championship tournaments – the 13-Year-Old World Series – back to Henrico,” said Dennis Bickmeier, executive director of the Henrico County Sports and Entertainment Authority. “This is a magical, family-friendly event that not only captures the exuberance of youth baseball but also promises all the action and excitement of the great American game.”

All teams will check-in Wednesday, Aug. 10 and will gather for a social, opening ceremonies and an on-field presentation of the 1993 movie “Rookie of the Year” on Thursday, Aug. 11. Play will begin Friday, Aug. 12 and continue through Friday, Aug. 19. Saturday, Aug. 20 is reserved as a rain date.

All games are open to the public with tickets. A live stream of games will be available through the HiCast Sports Network. A full tournament schedule will be posted at GlenAllenSports.com.

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