HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ…Babe Ruth League, Inc. International Headquarters has announced that the 2016 Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series will be hosted by Westfield, Massachusetts and played at Bullens Field. A Babe Ruth World Series has a high economic impression on any community that plays host to this prestigious event, especially with the local hotels, restaurants, businesses and resort areas.
Westfield is a city in Hampden County, in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The area is blessed with abundant natural beauty. There are streams and rivers, vast stretches of scenic rolling hills, and farmlands. These are well suited for a wide variety of activities, including swimming, water sports, camping, picnicking, fishing and hiking. There are many other things Westfield has to offer to visitors - arts & culture; museums; galleries; resort & adventure parks; Basketball Hall of Fame; parks & gardens; golf courses; fine & casual dining.
In making the announcement BRL Vice President/Commissioner Robert Faherty said, “We are honored to be going to Westfield with our 2016 Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series. I was not only impressed with their community, but was also amazed by their commitment to youth. In awarding a World Series, the main factors we consider are the facility, the Headquarters Hotel, and community support. We also look for areas that in addition to offering a competitive athletic experience, can also offer a diverse cultural and educational experience. Westfield has all of these elements and more. The 2016 Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series will be a fun and memorable time for all.”
Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for 4 through 18-year-old players. It is the basic intent of Babe Ruth League that every player who has a desire to play the sport is given the opportunity to participate and have fun.