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Organization Overview: 
World Series Tournaments, Inc. is the local host for the World Series. This all-volunteer group is responsible for the funding and staffing requirements of the event along with all other related activities.

Tournaments, Inc. solicits funding from businesses and individuals and invites additional volunteers and workers to handle the myriad activities in advance of and during the World Series, including maintenance, field preparation, souvenir and concession
stands, press box operations, gate and parking staff, local transportation, and security.

Working in conjunction with PONY Baseball and Softball through the qualifying tournaments and with Washington Youth Baseball, the local program, Tournaments, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of the World Series except the actual playing of the games themselves.

This co-op benefits all three organizations and the local community as well, drawing national and international attention on Washington, Pa., the home of PONY Baseball. 

World Series Facts:
  • PONY Baseball was founded by Lew Hays in 1951 as the first organized baseball league for 13- and 14-year-old children. Starting with six original teams in Washington, Pa., the first World Series was held in 1952 on Washington High School's football practice field.
  • Today, PONY has over 500,000 players in over 50 countries, but the culmination of its 13- and 14-year-old age division is the DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series.
  • Lew Hays PONY Field was constructed for the 1953 World Series and is still the historic site of all World Series games. 
  • The World Series features ten teams: four international teams (Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, and Asia Pacific) and six domestic teams. PONY divides the United States into four domestic zones: North, East, South, and West. Washington County gets an automatic bid as the host team, and the final team comes from the Host-Area Zone, which includes leagues within a 75 mile radius of Washington, Pa.
  • The World Series annually attracts over 25,000 fans and injects over $5 million into Washington County's economy. All games are internationally livestreamed, with multiple others airing on television networks throughout the U.S. and many foreign countries. 
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Media Contact:

Please email all media inquiries to Stephen Rydzak at [email protected]

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