Cooperstown Baseball World -- Great Baseball in a Great Setting!

Rick Cundiff - May 24, 2019
Cooperstown Baseball World -- Great Baseball in a Great Setting!

When it comes to summer youth baseball tournaments, Cooperstown Baseball World is right up there with the best of them.

Unlike Little League, the Cooperstown event is primarily a showcase for traveling youth teams, with age groups up to 16 represented. Like Little League, it's a hotbed of baseball pin trading as well as great baseball.

The Home of Baseball, the Hall of Fame, Doubleday Field, and More

Long beloved as the “home” of baseball, Cooperstown attracts youth league fans from around the world throughout the summer months. With its team accommodations and playing fields primarily on the beautiful campus of the State University of New York – Oneonta, the Cooperstown Baseball World offers young players a chance to both enjoy the game they love and experience a collegiate atmosphere.

Players can attend CBW in one of six weekly tournaments held each summer between early July and mid-August. Weather permitting, teams play in 8 games over the course of the week. CBW has seen teams from almost every state in the U.S., and multiple foreign nations as well.

The attractions of Cooperstown (24 miles from Oneonta) include the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, historic Abner Doubleday Field and many other baseball related events and attractions.

Participants at Cooperstown Baseball World live in dormitories on the SUNY-Oneonta campus for the week, and have access to campus facilities. Teams play on fields specially designed for each age group.

Trading Pins: A Treasured Tradition

As always with youth league baseball, trading pins are a valued part of the Cooperstown experience. Each player receives a free pin as part of their registration fee. Keep in mind it's always a good idea for your team to have plenty of your own pins for trading with others!

One important aspect of CBW that's different from Little League is that there are no restrictions on the number of pitches a player can throw in a game. It's left to each coach's discretion. Little League sets strict limits on the number of pitches a player may throw per game, with required rest days after specific numbers of pitches.

More Opportunities for Older Players and a Collegiate Atmosphere

Cooperstown Baseball World is less age-restrictive than Little League as well. While the Little League World Series only allows players up to age 13 (12 as of 2018), the Cooperstown program allows teams (age-matched, of course: 12 and under, 13 and under, etc.) up to age 16. It gives older players a chance to play longer and get the college campus experience as well.

As with several other Cooperstown-area baseball experiences such as Cooperstown Dreams Park and Cooperstown All-Star Village, the emphasis at CBW is on the players having fun. A weeklong competitive event in a pastoral setting is ideal for forming lifelong friendships. The collegiate setting is a perfect background for fun, friendship and family entertainment.

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Rick Cundiff

Rick Cundiff

Content Director, Blogger

Rick Cundiff spent 15 years as a newspaper journalist before joining TJM Promos. He has been researching and writing about custom trading pins and other promotional products for more than 10 years. He believes in the Oxford comma, eradicating the word "utilize," and Santa Claus.