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Cal Ripken Baseball Division - Ages 5-12

Keeping baseball FUN-especially in the early stages of youth baseball-is a primary concern of Babe Ruth League's Cal Ripken Division, which is comprised of the following divisions:

Rookie: Recommended for ballplayers ages 5-6. Players learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a coach pitch, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team environment.

Burdick: Recommended for ballplayers ages 7-8. Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork. Participants can experience their first post-season tournament competition in this level...the year end Carl Burdick Tournament, played at Clover Field.

60s: Recommended for ballplayers ages 9-10. Features a 46' pitching distance and 60' base paths, games consist of six innings. Special base running rules are also in effect, as well as a maximum number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a calendar week. This division includes a tournament trail from District competition through the World Series.

70s: Recommended for ballplayers ages 11-12. Featuring a 50' pitching distance and 70' base paths, games consist of six innings. In order to encourage the league to train more pitchers, there are rules that set the maximum number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a calendar week, Includes a tournament trail from District competition through the World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland at the Ripken Baseball Complex featuring 8 International Champions. 


Babe Ruth Baseball - Ages 13-15

Founded in 1951, Babe Ruth Baseball League was created for ballplayers ages 13-15 who wished to continue their baseball playing experience beyond the age of 12. This is where players get their baseball cleats muddy for the first time on standard 90' diamonds under Official Baseball Rules used by Major League Baseball. In this division, teams are eligible to enter tournament competition and move along the tournament trail, culminating in a World Series. Three World Series are held in this division: one for 13 Year-Old players, one for 13 and 14 Year-Old Players, and the renowned 13-15 World Series.

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