Special Recognition Events

The Greater Westfield League will be holding special events during the 2019 World Series to recognize individuals and teams for their contribution to the league’s legacy.

Thursday, August 8th

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies will be held at 6:30 PM. All participating teams will be welcomed to Bullens Field for the World Series. Teams will assemble at Bullens Field at 6:15 PM for preparation for the ceremony. Players and Manager/Coaches will wear their game uniforms. Following the Opening Ceremonies Westfield Babe Ruth will play the Midwest Plains Regional Champion at 7:00 PM.

Friday, August 9th

Kevin Sullivan Dedication

Westfield Babe Ruth will dedicate the 2019 Thirteen Year Old World Series to the memory of Kevin Sullivan. The dedication will be held at 6:30 PM on Friday, August 9th. Kevin Sullivan was a special person that passed away too early in his life. He was a past player in Westfield Babe Ruth (1978 – 1980), a Manager and Coach within our league from 2008 – 2011 and an active member of the Westfield School Committee from 2002 – 2018. Kevin’s family, long time members of the Westfield community and ardent supporters of Westfield Babe Ruth will be invited to participate in our special dedication ceremony. Following the Dedication Ceremony Westfield Babe Ruth will play the Southwest Regional Champion at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, August 10th

Honoring Past Westfield World Series Teams

Westfield Babe Ruth has invited past league World Series teams to return to Bullens Field for special recognition. Players, Managers and Coaches have been invited back to be recognized for their accomplishments. This special recognition will be held at 6:30 PM on August 10th. Teams from Westfield Babe Ruth played in World Series events in 1989 – Millville, NJ, 1992 – Vallejo, CA, 2012 – Kitsap County, WA and in 2014 – Ocala FL. Permanent plaques will be dedicated for the 1989 and 1992 teams. Following the Recognition Ceremony Westfield Babe Ruth will play the Ohio Valley Regional Champion at 7:00 PM.

Monday, August 12th

Salute to Westfield

It takes a special community to host a successful Babe Ruth World Series. The Westfield Babe Ruth League has planned a special salute to the City of Westfield for hosting this World Series.

Including:

  • Salute to Westfield 350th Birthday (Invite Harry Rock and other Volunteers)
  • Salute City of Westfield for Hosting World Series
  • Salute to World Series Volunteers
  • Salute to City Councilors an School Committee Members
  • Salute Westfield Babe Ruth
  • Salute Westfield Bank and Advance Manufacturing as Sponsors

This special recognition will be held at 6:30 PM on August 12th. Following the Salute Westfield Babe Ruth will play the special invited team from Calgary, Alberta Canada at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, August 15th

World Series Championship Game

The championship game for the 2019 Thirteen Year Old Babe Ruth World Series will be played at 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 15th. Following the game there will be special presentations to the winning team as well as announcements for the All Tournament Team.