This last weekend, six 15u teams pilgrimaged to Cooperstown, New York to play at the Historic Doubleday field. The ghosts of Cooperstown still echo through this hallowed ground where one of the early versions of baseball was played(1839). The Old Phinney Farmhouse, built in 1805, still stands where many of these early versions of "town ball" were played. Many of the MLB greats from 1939-2008 also played at Doubleday field.
What a great baseball town. Cooperstown is a small town focused solely on baseball. The mom and pop restaurants had great food, with excellent service(Try Cooley's if you are in town). Everything is within walking distance and the small town atmosphere and historical significance of the town cannot be beat. You might even spot a sporting celebrity or two in town(Peyton Manning was there on Thursday). The Hall of Fame was amazing and affordable for kids and families.
The stadium was packed every day with families from the teams and passerby's that just wanted to take in a game. Several high level 2025's-2027's were playing. On Saturday, two 2025's from TBR Select were offered to play at a Division 3 College in Michigan and another got some serious looks from a local four-year institution. Congrats to those kids on their first offer. There was some high-level baseball going on all weekend. In the End, TBR Select's bats came alive to beat Rawlings Tigers 7-4 to win the tournament.
If you have a 14u-17u team interested in playing in Cooperstown in 2024 at Doubleday field next year inquire here. We expect it to fill quickly. We also have affordable housing at a local college available.