In August of 2019, Greater Westfield Babe Ruth will be hosting the 2019 Babe Ruth 13 Year Old World Series. Nine Babe Ruth teams from all over the United States, plus one from Westfield, will make up the World Series participants. All games will be played at Bullens Field in Westfield beginning on Thursday, August 8th and continuing through Thursday, August 15th, with an opening World Series Banquet on Wednesday, August 7th.
Bat Boys/Girls will be chosen to represent the ten teams and will participate in all team and World Series activities, except playing in the games. Once the Bat Boys/Girls are chosen, meetings will be held to familiarize them with the upcoming events. The Bat Boys/Girls will be present when their teams arrive for orientation, attend the Banquet, in addition to attending the baseball practices and games that their team plays. It is mandatory that all Bat Boys/Girls attend all scheduled events. There will be two Bat Boys/Girls per team. (10 teams)
As a Bat Boy/Bat Girl, you will get to meet and talk with the players and coaches and be involved in all the team’s games and World Series activities. You will be assigned to one team for the World Series.
This job is not for everyone – the Bat Boy/Bat Girl position is a demanding job requiring stamina and a positive attitude, so Bat Boys/Girls need to be smart, dependable, alert, and flexible. Prospective applicants and their parents must be aware that there could be a risk of injury and should consider this prior to making application.
- Working for a great team to learn more about baseball
- Great baseball experience
- Uniforms (shirt and baseball pants) will be provided
- Boys and girls 8 – 12 years old by May 10th
- Available for all World Series assigned team games and activities August 7 – 15
- Parents must sign a Likeness Agreement authorizing the use of photographs and other media used during the World Series
- Parents must sign an injury waiver
- Attend mandatory training
Informational and training meetings will be held once the Bat Boy/Bat Girls have been chosen. Attendance by the Bat Boy/Bat Girl and a parent/legal guardian is required for all chosen participants.
The Committee will not be responsible for any other expenses incurred by applicants unless authorized by the Committee. You will have to supply your own transportation to all events.
Please keep these guidelines for your records. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the Coordinator for the Bat Boy/Bat Girl Program.
To apply to be a Bat Boys/Girl, please fill out the Information Sheet. Please complete the application and mail it immediately to the following address:
Greater Westfield Babe Ruth World Series Committee
Attn: Bat Boy/Bat Girl Committee
P. O. Box 431
Westfield, MA 01086