Celebrating its 24th Season, Cooperstown Baseball World (CBW) was founded in 1998 by Major League owner and former Vice-Chairman of the 2005 World Series Champion, Chicago White Sox, Eddie Einhorn.
CBW’s mission is to provide youth baseball players, ages 11 to 16, an opportunity to play in National, weeklong tournaments in the Cooperstown Hall of Fame area. Over its history, CBW has welcomed teams from 47 of the 50 states as well as Canada, Australia, Colombia, Guatemala, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Kuwait, and Dubai!
FIELDS & FACILITIES
CBW is the Premier week-long tournament camp of its kind, owned and run by baseball professionals. It features a college atmosphere, skills competitions, a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, strong family interaction and induction for the Players and Coaches into the National Youth Hall of Fame!
Each summer, CBW utilizes six fields total; four on campus, two which are turf and two off campus fields in the town of Oneonta, one which was built by Cooperstown Baseball World when they opened. Additionally, our complex is equipped with five Major League style batting cages.
With the idea of home and road games, the 13U – 16U games are played on three full sized, state-of-the-art fields: the State College at Oneonta Varsity Baseball Field (turf), Damaschke Field, and the Neahwa Park Field. It is here at Damaschke Field that Babe Ruth played in the 20’s and where Bernie Williams, Andy Pettite, Al Leiter, and Jorge Posada all played in the 80’s and 90’s. This field was also home to the Detroit Tigers Class A team.
CBW hosts their Individual Skill Competitions as if it were a pro or college try-out giving a young player the experience of what needs to be done to make it in the Major Leagues! All winners are awarded a custom plaque, engraved with their category.