Welcome to the Official Website of the Longview World Series!

A few new cosmetic changes as well as some new features to the website to prepare for the upcoming Longview World Series! Lots of activity will be seen here, and we are looking forward to seeing you at the series!

WHAT: The championship of Babe Ruth Baseball, 14-year-old division.

WHO: Eight region champions from the United States join co-hosts Longview and Kelso, the Washington State champion for a round robin, week-long tournament to decide who will be the 2001 14-year-old division champion.

WHEN: August 17-25, 2001.

WHERE: David Story Field at Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington.

Longview World Series President Kirc Roland unveils the 2001 logo to Babe Ruth President Ron Tellefsen during the contract signing ceremonies Oct. 7, 2000.


The Babe Ruth World Series is Babe Ruth Baseball’s longest running summer classic. Babe Ruth has been holding World Series events for 50 years. The Longview World Series Committee hosted the 1990 Babe Ruth Bambino division World Series and the 1997 15-year-old Series. We’re excited about putting on an even bigger event, the 14-year-old classic. While the teams and their fans are in town, the World Series will also feature a players picnic, full scale banquet, parade, golf tournament, and a carnival at the Story Field site. That’s in addition to the outstanding baseball featuring 26 ballgames over eight days. The visiting players are housed by local families, while their parents, family members and fans bring money into our community by staying at hotels, eating at our restaurants, buying our products and seeing our sights. The Babe Ruth World Series will bring our community together as we show our Northwest hospitality to people from across North America and to the visiting media.


Local and regional businesses have a great opportunity to showcase their products in front of the hometown fans and the nation. Not only can sponsorship provide visibility, it can also enhance your reputation by showing support of such a positive community youth event. A major sponsorship puts your business name and logo on the event itself and provides exclusivity. Enclosed are some of the other sponsorship opportunities including advertising on stadium billboards and in game programs. The Longview World Series Committee is also interested in hearing about any innovative ideas you may have to enhance the World Series and your business. The World Series will have all games broadcast live on radio, all games will be shown on local taped- delay TV and we are also negotiating with the championship games to be broadcast on regional or national cable-TV.