CMWS INFORMATION & ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE
2023 CMWS Schedule
*The “IF game” on the CMWS bracket will NOT change.
Thursday, July 20th
Team Arrival: Farmington Civic Center – All Day
Burger Fry: Farmington Civic Center – Noon-till?
Jumbo-Tron Pictures: Farmington Civic Center – All Day
Foster Family Assignments: Farmington Civic Center – 10:00 am/12:00 pm
Information Ambassadors Meeting: Farmington Civic Center – 6:00 pm
Ball Boys Meeting: Ricketts Park – 6:00 pm
Umpires Arrive – TBA
Friday, July 21st
Managers’ Meeting: Farmington Civic Center – 8:30 am
Runners Meeting: Ricketts Park – 8:30 am
CMWS Parade: Main Street (Parade Marshal: Mark Williams) – 10:00 am
Team Pictures & JT pictures: Ricketts Park (as needed) – Immediately after Parade
Friday July 21st
Pool Play: Complex (Field 1), Worley, Ricketts
SC-2:30 pm/5:30 pm; R-2:30 pm/7:00 pm
Saturday, July 22nd
Pool Play: Complex, Worley, Ricketts
C/W- 8:00 am & 11:00 am/2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
R- 8:00 am & 11:00 am/2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 23rd
Grounds Crew Breakfast & Executive Board (Ricketts Park) – 6:00 am
Managers Meeting: Civic Center – TBD
All Church Service: Ricketts Park – 9:00 am
Opening Ceremonies Ricketts Park – 7:00 pm before 2nd game
Master of Ceremonies – Devon Neeley
Katy Sayler – National Anthem
Armed Forces Color Guard
Sunday-Saturday, July 23th – July 29th
Bracket Play – Ricketts Park (Late game 8:15 pm/Sunday Only)
Evening- 5:15 pm / 7:30 pm
Daytime- 10:00 pm / 1:00 pm
Monday, July 24th
2022 CMWS Hall of Fame Inductee: Ricketts Park – 7:00 pm (before game)
Jay Payton & Mike Everitt
1st Pitch- Jay Payton & Mike Everitt
Tuesday, July 25th
1st Pitch – Mrs. New Mexico ( Kimberly Dearing) – 5:00 pm (1st Game)
1st Pitch – Foster Family Leadership – 7:00 pm (2nd Game)
Grounds Crew Dinner-Four Corners Ambulatory Surgery Center – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 26th
1st Pitch-PMS (Dr. Daniel Clark) – 5:00 pm (1st Game)
All City/County Night: Ricketts Park – 7:00 pm
1st Pitch – All City Mayor’s (Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield, Kirtland) – Before 2nd Game
Grounds Crew Dinner-Farmer’s Market – 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 27th
Military Re-Enlistment- SSG Carter – 7:00 pm
Grounds Crew Dinner-Clancy’s – 6:00 pm
Friday, July 28th
Farmington Fire Dept. Color Guard – 4:30 pm
1st Pitch – Wounded Warriors (1st game) – 5:00 pm
1st Pitch – Ronald McDonald House (Championship game) – 7:00 pm
God Bless America – Four Corners Harmony – Stretch of Champ. Game
Championship Friday (Game Times) – 1:00 pm/5:15 pm/7:30 pm
Closing Ceremonies (If needed) – Following Champ. Game
Grounds Crew Dinner -American Equipment – 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 29th
Farmington Fire Dept. Color Guard – 7:00 pm
1st Pitch – Ronald McDonald House – 7:00 pm
Championship “IF” Game – 7:30 pm
Closing Ceremonies (If needed) – Following Champ. Game
If you are a season ticket holder, please check your email for additional information.
HISTORY OF RICKETTS PARK
Hosting the longest running baseball tournament for any age group anywhere has led to Farmington, New Mexico being known as the “The Amateur Baseball Capital of the World.”
Our tournament is named after Connie Mack, who was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. He was the longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history and holds records for wins, losses, and games managed (7,755), with his victory total being almost 1,000 more than any other manager.
The Connie Mack World Series is also the single largest event for Major League Baseball scouts each year. On the average, the tournament hosts 56 draft choices each year.
In 1964, Farmington was given the bid to host the 1965 Connie Mack World Series. The series was held on land that was once home to the San Juan County Fair, until the fair moved to McGee Park.
The city of Farmington kicked in more than $3,000 for maintenance and the Connie Mack World Series was held at what was then called Babe Ruth Field.
In 1967, the field was renamed Orvil Ricketts Park and over the years, the park has become a landmark to area residents and fans of young baseball players around the country.
In 2011, a more than $600,000 renovation was completed. The first phase of the multi-year project was completed.
Residents and businesses raised a large portion of the funds for phase one through donations.
At the entrance, the grounds boast hundreds of bricks with donors’ names etched into them. Plaques that also recognizing the donors, line the redesigned entrance to the park.
A “larger than life” original bronze sculpture, created by local artist Steve Meyers, will be a focal point of the renovations. Keeping that spirit alive for amateur baseball players and their fans is what improvements to Ricketts Park is all about.
Ricketts Park is located at 1101 Fairgrounds Rd. and the Farmington Civic Center is located at 200 W. Arrington in Farmington, N.M.
The stadium was developed by volunteer efforts and community donations. Continued improvements to Ricketts Park are funded with proceeds from the Connie Mack World Series.
Ricketts won the Beam Clay National Baseball Diamond of the Year Award for 1987 and the 1992 Diamond Dry Groundskeeper of the Year Award, sponsored in conjunction with the National High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Operated by the City of Farmington year-round, the seating capacity at this top-ranked baseball field is 6,100. Dimensions of Ricketts field – RF 330’, RCF 370’, CF 400’, LCF 370’, LF 330’ with Pitching mound – 60’6”. For more details, visit the City of Farmington Sports Facility Guide.
HISTORY OF THE CMWS
Fifty eight years ago, a delegation of Farmington businessmen traveled to the A.A.B.C. Annual Meeting in Chicago in what many thought was a futile effort to bid to host the 1965 Connie Mack World Series.
With their 1963 Babe Ruth World Series and the 1964 Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tournament experience behind them, the delegation presented a convincing story and won the bid by ONE vote.
On this, the 50th anniversary of the series, we celebrate the support of the foster parents, the civic clubs, the sponsors, administrators, coaches, players, and fans that have made the Connie Mack World Series one of the finest amateur tournaments in baseball.
The American Amateur Baseball Congress is the sponsoring organization of the Connie Mack World Series. The A.A.B.C. provides activities for youth and young adult baseball players through seven league divisions in the United States and Puerto Rico. Connie Mack regular season play allows players ages 16 to 18 to participate.
Farmington’s Connie Mack World Series Committee received the 1995 Sponsor of the Year Award at the national meeting of the Amateur Baseball Congress in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The Committee is known for the quality and quantity of work that it accomplishes year-round in order to successfully host this world-famous baseball tournament.
Since Farmington hosted the first tournament in 1965, the Connie Mack World Series has grown to be the largest and most prestigious tournament in amateur baseball. The quality of the Connie Mack World Series Committee continues to amaze those intricately involved with the World Series.
“Few committees are capable of maintaining the quality and quantity of this Committee. The Committee is structured in such a manner that every task is assigned to individuals with valuable experience, and those individuals add new persons to eventually take their place,” said Joe Cooper, former National AABC President.
BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION
AABC HAS INSTITUTED A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY AS IT RELATES TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, MANDATORY REPORTING, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL MISCONDUCT AND ABUSE AWARENESS.
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CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES UMPIRES
1) Domenic Toledo – New Mexico
2) Sam Kayea – Texas
3) Marc Lewis – Texas
4) Jeff Cluff – Utah
5) Alberto Ruiz – Nevada
6) Rob McKinley – Arizona
7) Brandon Riley – Utah
8) Anthony Preston – Utah
9) Ken Faber – Utah
10) Scott Johnson – Texas
11) Albert Boognl – New Mexico
12) Brad Hungerford – California
QUESTIONS? Please contact:
CMWS Administrator: Carla Stimac
Where is Team Arrival, since there is construction at the Civic Center? Wednesday July 20 All Day. Location this year is at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington, Farmington, NM 87401
How do I get tickets? TICKET BOOTH/GATES OPEN: 4:30 pm – General Admission Seating Tickets Available. Unless otherwise stipulated, the ticket booth and gates will open 1 HOUR PRIOR TO GAME TIME.
When is the Connie Mack Parade? Thursday, July 21, 2022 – Line up at 9:00 a.m., Bowman and Main. Team floats and all parade entries enter from intersection of Main Street and Bowman. Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. – duration is approximately one (1.5) hours.Entry forms are available at www.cmws.org.
Who is the host team for Farmington?
To be determined by City Tournament – 505 PANTHERS
How do I become a foster family?
Email email@example.com or click here.
How do I buy handicapped seating tickets?
Tickets for handicapped spectators will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday July 20th, Farmington, NM 87401
You may purchase one handicapped seat and one companion seat. Tickets for the week.
BECOME A CMWS FOSTER FAMILY!
Connie Mack World Series Foster Families provide CMWS players with homes, meals and transportation during the tournament. Being a Foster Family is an extremely rewarding experience for you and an invaluable service to the teams and players of the CMWS. So are you ready to become a CMWS Foster Family and possibly have future MLB star staying in your home?
For more information, or to become a CMWS Foster Family today, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Most places in Farmington are within 10 minutes from the ballpark. The Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to discover Farmington, New Mexico – Many links on things to do and other travel needs.
Motels, Hotels, and other Lodging Options
CMWS Administrator: Carla Stimac email@example.com 505-320-0496
|Chick-Fil-A||4910 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM 87401||505-327-7000||https://www.facebook.com/FarmingtonCFA|
|Papa John’s||3030 E. Main Street, Suite X5 Farmington NM 87401||505-326-7575||http://www.papajohns.com|
|Taco Bell||2226 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-327-5481|
|McDonald’s||2215 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-327-4925||http://www.mcnewmexico.com/3397|
|Smoothie King||3554 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87402||505-258-4335||http://www.smoothieking.com/location/view?store=1141|
|Mikasa||400 W. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-327-2255||http://www.mikasafarmington.com|
|Clancy’s||2701 E. 20th Farmington NM 87402||505-325-8176||http://www.clancys.net|
|Fuddruckers||4601 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87402||505-326-2089||http://www.fuddruckers.com/local/location.php?s=3017|
|Los Hermanitos||3501 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87402||505-326-5664|
|TJ’s Diner||119 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-327-5027|
|Wendy’s||1820 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87401||505-326-3456||http://www.wendys.com|
|Slim Chickens||3745 E. Main St. Farmington NM 87402||505-716-4200||http://slimchickens.com|
|Great Harvest Bread||4009 E. Main St. Ste A Farmington 87402||505-327-4422||http://www.farmingtonbread.com|
|Jimmy John’s||3060 E 20th St, Farmington, NM 87402||505-327-2100|
|Spare Rib BBQ Company||1700 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87401||505-325-4800|
|Yonutz Donuts and Ice Cream||3554 E Main St Suite A11-6, Farmington, NM 87402||https://www.yonutz.com/location/farmington-nm|
•All scouts arriving in Farmington to attend the CMWS must check in at the scout table located at the front gate at Ricketts Park to receive their tournament packet for the week. Or contact Sean Trotter at 505-330-6517 or Brad Campbell at 505-947-0327
*Tournament pass will provide entry to all three venues during pool play.
*The packet will contain the pass for entrance, team rosters and player information, and game schedules.
*There is seating available in the seats behind home plate located on the walkway.