The Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series brings together 10 12U teams. Of the 10 teams, eight are regional champions. The host team, the Hammond Bulldogs managed by Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr., received an automatic bid in the tournament, and the Crown Point Bulldogs, the Northern Indiana state champions, received an automatic bid. Games will be played Friday, Aug. 9, through Friday, Aug. 16, at the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex.
To watch the games, attendees may purchase a one-day pass for $10 or an individual tournament pass for $20. Family tournament passes, which are good for four people, cost $50.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.12uworldserieshammond.org.