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Roberto Clemente World Series returns to McDonough
Wednesday,July 23


From Staff Reports 

  Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2014 American Amateur Baseball Congress Roberto Clemente World Series at Richard Craig Park on South Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough.

  Tickets will be sold at the park back gate (closest to the tennis courts) beginning on Thursday morning.  Half-day session tickets are $5 each and a ticket for the entire World Series ticket is $20.

  Seven- and eight-year-olds from across the United States and Puerto Rico will take part in a private Participants’ Reception on the Square from 6-8:30 p.m. Festivities will continue at Richard Craig Park Thursday, with an Infield, Outfield, and Homerun Derby at 10 a.m.

  McDonough is hosting the series for the 14th year. Mayor Billy Copeland praised the efforts of kids who will be featured in the tournament.

  “Long hours, hard work, and dedication have culminated in eight teams reaching this pinnacle in the game of baseball for seven- and eight-year-olds,” said Copeland. “Memories for a lifetime will be made for these young people throughout the tournament, and I trust that our community with join me in making the visiting families feel welcome.”

  Series play will begin Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and go through Sunday, July 27. The championship game could take place July 26 at 6 p.m., or July 27 at 1:00 p.m. depending on wins and losses during the tournament.



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