Testimonials – What our customers think!

I would like to thank you and your staff for the great support provided to my team this past week. My boys had a wonderful time and experience that will last a life time. I have received great feedback from the parents as they discuss the trip in details with their kids. You have made me look like a genius by deciding to play in your tournament. I truly wish my boys were at the age in which we could return again. I wish you much success in future tournaments and many blessings for your families.

Coach Jerome Bohannon

Colorado Force 14U

Having participated in Cooperstown Baseball World for three years now, together with countless other tournaments, you have put forth by far the best product with incredible support from your team. Cooperstown Baseball World has given our players some of their most treasured baseball memories, ranging from losing a championship in multiple extra innings to winning a championship in walk-off fashion in multiple extra innings. The organization of the tournament is second to none, the players are well cared for and there is a high degree of respect for the game that would make any baseball purist proud. Thank you for everything you do.

My best,

John Ferrara


South Shore Baseball Club 14u

Just a quick note to say thank you for running an excellent tournament. I have been involved in over 30 tournaments the past 8 years and the CBW experience is right there at the top. Everything from the pre-arrival preparation, the fields, the dorms, the food, the umpiring, and the overall organization of the tournament was done first-class. I will highly recommend CBW to other teams in our program and in our area and I wish you all the best in the future.

Jay Adams

SSBC Seadogs 14u 2009

Hingham , MA

On behalf of the Virginia Renegades I want to thank you for a great week of baseball! Both parents and players thoroughly enjoyed our week in Oneonta and Cooperstown. The tournament was well run and the umpires did a great job throughout the week. Please pass on our thanks to the umpiring crew for a well officiated tournament which was fair and consistent. Please also pass on our thanks to your tournament staff and the SUNY Oneonta crew for all their help and friendliness; they treated us all very well and were a pleasure to see every day.

Lastly, we really enjoyed the opportunity to compete against the Puerto Rican and Dominican teams. Their presence added an international flavor to the tournament and our boys had a great time socializing with them during the week. In fact, it was great to see all the boys from all the different teams got along so well.

We really enjoyed the tournament; it was a great ending to our season!

Thanks Again!

Coach Beaulac, Coach Lamon, our players, and all of RENEGADE NATION!

What can I say but thanks for another great week at Cooperstown Baseball World. I had to rush home today so I was not able to say goodbye but I wanted to let you know that the New England Heat players and families thoroughly enjoyed their time at Cooperstown Baseball World. Your team’s efforts continue to provide myself, my players, and our families with many great lifetime memories.

Please pass my thanks onto my counselor, Chris as well, a great kid with a great personality.

Thanks again.

Charlie Abbott

New England Heat 12U

We just had our yearbooks completed and our season DVD and this started me

reflecting on what an amazing experience the SCBA Thundering Herd(12) had in

July. The memories are priceless and the baseball was amazing. Your staff

was great and I literally cannot think of one thing that should be changed.

I have to say we had a close team when we arrived but now the boys and

coaches have built friendships that will last a lifetime based on our

experience at Baseball World. I know there are other venues for competition

in Cooperstown however we found the competition challenging, the diamonds

tremendous and the dorms exceptional.

From Jake D, CJ, JakeF, Cody, Chris, James, Zach, Ryan, Derek, Alex, Torrey,

Shawn, Mike, Coach Tony S, Coach Jeff, Coach Josh, Coach Darryl and myself

we thank you.

SCBA Thunder Herd 12U

On behalf of the Frankfort Force, I want to Thank you for running an outstanding tournament for our boys. I have watched these boys play for years, and they played very good baseball last week—- better than they played all year long. You ran a class operation and everyone on your team was very pleasant to deal with on any issue. I would venture to bet that they will return to COOPERSTOWN BASEBALL WORLD in the future— next time as Dads / Coaches. Because of COOPERSTOWN BASEBALL WORLD—– these 12 boys have memories that they never will forget. Thank you and good luck the rest of the Season.

Carl Allegretti

Frankfort Force 12U

I want to thank you for all you do to make the week at CBW so enjoyable. Everything from check-in to checkout was so organized and well thought out that things ran smooth as silk. The dorm set up, ceremonies, skill competitions, games, umpires, buses, dining, awards, etc, were all outstanding. Special thanks to Mike and Chris especially for all their friendly help. I will confirm with Farmingdale Baseball league that CBW is by far the best choice for a week long tournament in the Cooperstown area and support our continued annual appearance. I personally would love to attend as a coach again in the next year or two with a 13 or 14 year old team. Once again my sincere thanks and appreciation for all you do.

Vin Mavaro

Farmingdale Greendogs

On behalf of the Maryland Blue Jays I would like to say “Thank you” for the time and effort that you put into making the week a memorable and spectacular experience for the team. The tournament was well run and you and your staff should be proud of the job that you do in creating great memories for tournament participants.

Thanks for the FIRST CLASS experience.

Andre Calvin

So. MD Bluejays

Thank you so much for an experience of a lifetime for parents, players, and coaches. You exceeded any expectations we had prior to the trip. The opportunity for our players to interact with other teams from across the United States and Canada, to reside in such a beautiful and scenic area of New York, to participate in such a well run tournament, to have such high quality umpires and officials…All these pieces fit so well together to provide our baseball family with memories forever. Thank you again and we look forward to returning to CBW soon!

Channing Handberg

Edina Travel Baseball 13U

I just wanted to thank you and everyone involved with the tournament this past week. This was by far the best baseball experience we have had for the four years we have been together. I have never been to a more friendly environment. From the office staff, ground crew and umpires, everyone was great.

Please keep up the good work and good luck in the future.



Words cannot describe the incredible experience that our team had at Cooperstown Baseball World. Baseball World is the most well run organization that I have every seen. From the initial phone call to the latest follow up e-mail the entire experience far exceeded my wildest expectations. From the top down, the staff was incredible. It was quite obvious that they all love their jobs, know their jobs and enjoy working together. It was also obvious that they genuinely cared about each and every team, each and every player, each and every coach, as well as the players and coaches families. The Baseball World staff was ALWAYS available and well represented during the entire week. They were well informed and could always answer a question without hesitation. Debra is probably the most amazing person that I have ever met. Mike went out of his way to make sure we were having the best experience possible. Our camp counselor, Chris was an incredible person. He went above and beyond the call of duty. Usually when a tournament is over you leave and never look back, but at Baseball World we all felt like we left Cooperstown with a group of new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Like I said previously, the staff of Cooperstown Baseball World was genuine. We will not hesitate to return and will encourage other travel teams to experience Cooperstown Baseball World.

Thanks again,

John Lawrence

Munson Mud Hens

2006 12U Travel Baseball Team

I just wanted to say thanks for the memories that you and your staff helped create for my team. We had some very high expectations going into the tourney and you and your staff did not disappoint. The times that we had in NY will be with those young men, and me, forever. Tell our counselor Anthony he did a good job with the coaches and players making sure we were comfortable. Again, thanks for a wonderful trip.

Jeff Martin

Bakersfield Heat 12U

First, let me thank you and your entire staff on putting on a class act for my team, and our families. We had our end of the season party this past weekend, and I was showered with accolades on how much fun everyone had in Cooperstown….so thank you very much. You guys have given these boys something they will always remember, and me too.

You guys really did a great job…..I heard several really nice stories from parents, one where one of my families thought their 4 yr old daughter was missing, and they said you and one of the counselors jumped on the walkie-talkies immediately and started the search, only to find Kylee sitting on the opponents bleacher section a couple of minutes later…she got confused, but your handling of this, and all of the other issues (the rainy day was phenomenal in how you guys communicated) are to be commended.

So, thanks again…you certainly know how to put on a great tournament, and if my team does come to Cooperstown next year (or the following), you can bet we will be playing ball @ CBW.

Tim Dixon

Hudson Red Explorer’s

Now that the equipment is put away, the uniforms collected and another All-Star season has been put in the books, I want to take a minute to let you know of our wonderful week at CBW. Our team was culled from 22 (not 220) who tried out this season and we were thrilled to be invited to fill in during the week or July 22. We’re just a small-town little league, but we went 4-4 and put a scare into some of the favorites.

While our performance made this week a success, so did the attentiveness, effort and thoroughness of your staff. My first contact was with Deb Sirianni. You have made an excellent choice in selecting her as your VP and chief of operations in Oneonta. Deb gave us the same warm and helpful treatment given to all the teams, and was a constant presence at the 12U fields. We were equally impressed with the work of Mike Reed, who got to know our names, was quick to congratulate individual players and was always available. The same is to be said of Chris “Chunk” Locke, who kept us in touch with any schedule changes and made sure we were in the right place at the right time. Our friend Steve Pindar, was always around to help out, and Michelle Obergfell took a personal interest in our team’s progress, and was always cheerful despite the oppressive heat.

I have been around baseball for 50 years and you can be proud of this staff and the care and professionalism with which they do their jobs. It was simply a pleasure to work with Debra and her crew, and I wish you the best in the future.

David Pearlman

Manager, CYB All-Stars

I wanted to write and thank you. I don’t know if you people realize what an awesome event you put together. I am a coach with the Mayfield Maddawgs and have been involved with baseball for quite a few years, and this event will live with me for the rest of my life, let alone the players on our team. You mix both baseball and friendships like no other baseball event I’ve been to. From the tournaments, to the dorms, to the mess hall, things were run so well. Then to get to the Hall of Fame, along with the jerseys, bottles, and other fun stuff you gave was tremendous!!! Exchanging of the pins allowed kids to meet different people and make new friends also. With all the bad people talk about kids today, if they could only see the good like you at CBW have allowed to shine they would realize what a beautiful and wonderful future we have with them at the helm!!! Thank you so much again–keep up the good work!

Bob Tyler-Asst. Coach

Mayfield Maddawgs

I just wanted to take the time to tell you what a wonderful experience the Central Chesterfield Eagles had at CBW the week of 6-12 August. Finishing 3rd after a less than lustrous performance during pool play was a nice week to cap it off but even had we finished last, the experience would have been great. It was GREAT to see our kids grow so much over the week – not just as baseball players but as young men. Had we not won a single game and had them still realize the sense of responsibility they gained during the week, it would still be worth every penny, every minute of our time, and everything they went through to get there. They really proved to us what wonderful young men they are. You and your staff put on a fabulous event, the accommodations are first class, the kids get to experience what life is like in a college dorm environment, and you provide just enough activities to keep them out of trouble in what little free time they have. We arrived home tired but safe and very appreciative of such a tremendous experience. I cannot wait until my son is able to spend time with his own children and reflect on his time at CBW and, hopefully, tell them how his father provided him with one of the best memories of his childhood. Upon my return, I have had only positive things to say about your event and have recommended to at least 4 other teams that they take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity. THANK YOU!!!!

Victore (Vic) Evaro

Central Chesterfield Eagles 12U


We were the 12u Jersey Mustang team that competed at Baseball World from July 31st thru August 6th. I wanted to let you know it was an amazing week for us. We spent six months preparing for the trip and quite frankly I never thought the experience was going to be worth all the work that went into it. Now almost three weeks after our trip has ended, I couldn’t wait to find time to e-mail you to say, Thank You. Our time in Baseball World will be a lifetime memory of great fun shared not only by the players, but the coaches and parents as well. It was one of those rare times that the event was more exciting than the expectations going in. Each one of us left with a different special moment to keep forever. Mine of course being, you all decked out in Mustang gear. Everyone up there treated us great and made us feel it was about the kids and competition, not you guys just running a business. I have coached these kids since they were eight years old and we have competed in all kinds of tournaments in all kinds of places and nothing compares to our time in Oneonta.

I could never thank you enough for all your help in the months leading up to our trip. You were always available when I needed just one more stupid question answered. Without you getting me thru all the paper work we would have never made it up there. Your personality was tremendous and was greatly appreciated. You were cordial and at the same time always taking care of business. Also, thank Zach for me. We had the best counselor! Tell Mr. Einhorn he is building a great program there, and he has one hell of a management team in place. I have an eight year old son and I can’t wait to find my way back up there again.


Jay Stolz

Manager – Jersey Mustangs

I’m an assistant coach for the Greenbush Devilcats of 14U division of the week 5 tournament (July 23-July 29). Our head coach Joe Peluso and our players would like to take this opportunity to thank you for running a wonderful tournament. The fields, scheduling, all the help offered and the umpires were top notch all five days. It was a wonderful experience for our players. And, being able to defeat a very strong Dominican Republic team twice during the tournament is an experience each of our kids will cherish for a lifetime. Brian (our assigned counselor) also did a tremendous job keeping us up to date on the schedule changes.

Thanks again for a job well done.

Lee Bridenbeck

Greenbush Devilcats

I would like to thank you and your staff for making our stay a very enjoyable one. It was a wonderful and awesome experience not only for the players but for the coaches and parents as well. We have only been gone for a week and we already miss the great people and friends we have met. The people involved with Cooperstown Baseball World should be very proud, you have a great thing going for the Youth Baseball Players of America.

Darryl Kumro

Southline Storm

What a tremendous Tournament !!!! You should be congratulated for a very well run tournament. The kids (and parents) had a blast !!!! We hope to come back in years to come.

Coach Bill Horning

Rocky River Raiders

Just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to play in the tournament this past week. Our guys had a great time and enjoyed each moment they were there. Winning a couple of games was a huge bonus.

The entire week was executed very professionally and it was certainly obvious that it was “all about the kids”.

Please extend my thanks to Tom and Brian for all of their help during the week.

John Samples

Broadalbin Perth Baseball

I just wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful week at Oneonta College, home of Cooperstown Baseball World.

Our team the ‘Hudson Hawks’ enjoyed everything associated with this tournament. The players enjoyed their stay in the dorms. The food was very good! I was surprised the food was that good!

Most of all, each and every one us made new friends. We even got invited to play in a tournament this month in Connecticut. In closing, I wish you and your staff continued success and hope to see you next year with another 14 year old team.


Steve King

Hudson Hawks

I’m an assistant coach for the Greenbush Devilcats of 14U division of the week 5 tournament (July 23-July 29). Our head coach Joe Peluso and our players would like to take this opportunity to thank you for running a wonderful tournament. The fields, scheduling, all the help offered and the umpires were top notch all five days. It was a wonderful experience for our players. And, being able to defeat a very strong Dominican Republic team twice during the tournament is an experience each of our kids will cherish for a lifetime. Brian (our assigned counselor) also did a tremendous job keeping us up to date on the schedule changes. Thank you again for a job well done.

Lee Bridenbeck

Greenbush Devilcats

I just wanted to thank you and your staff for doing a great job running the tournament. I have been involved with other tournaments, and they do not come close to being prepared as you were!

Chuck Rodd –

Mgr. Mastic Knights

I didn’t want to wait and forget to do this. Not only am I the the head coach of Flemington Knights 12yo team, but I am the president of Flemington Raritan Baseball and I know how hard it is to do all the things to keep everything in check. You and your staff are wonderful, I can not say enough about Cooperstown Baseball World. The kindness and encouragement that everyone gave the players and coaches, was priceless to the teams. Now after speaking with our team, the boys didn’t want to leave, it’s Friday morning and I have already received five phone calls about how we miss you coach and lets go back. Please thank the entire staff from the Flemington Knights and Flemington Raritan Baseball. GREAT JOB!!!.

Rick Stine

Flemington Raritan Baseball

Let me begin by extending a heartfelt thank you for your efforts, resulting in a great Cooperstown Baseball World Tournament for the Chesapeake Tide 13U Baseball Club. The experience was awesome! Well before we ever set foot onto the campus, you and your staff covered all of the administrative issues to ensure that nothing was left but to have a great time. The dormitories were clean and the front desk staff helpful. I was particularly impressed with the support that our team received from Jordan; his assistance throughout our stay was outstanding. The dining room staff, bus drivers and registration personnel also made the overall experience quite enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend the Cooperstown Baseball World Tournament to others. Our week in Oneonta was incredible; the boys (parents and coaches) really had a great time! Having never been to the tournament before, I had no idea of the level of competition to be expected. Our opponents were all well coached, displayed great attitudes towards the game and were appropriately competitive. Often in competitive venues such as Cooperstown one can expect a full range of attitudes and behavior. To the credit of all of the teams present during our week, the experience was quite positive and memorable. Again, thank you all for contributing to a lot of lasting memories for our kids. Keep up the great work that you do!

Skip Baylor, Manager

Chesapeake Tide 13U Baseball Club

It is usually comforting to finally come home after a vacation to relax. I wish that was the case with our recent trip to Cooperstown Baseball World. I can honestly tell you that my players, parents, and yes, even the coaching staff are sorry to be home. I just wanted to express how enjoyable our week was with you. Everyone raved about the quality of play, the treatment of the players, and families and the tireless efforts of your staff. I have been to many tournaments and this week ranks as one of the most fun we have ever attended. Having played in other “Cooperstown” week long tournaments, I can tell you yours was hands down, much more fun. The comradely between the players, the food, and the facilities all are superior to your competition.

Your staff was professional, courteous and friendly. All information was given out on a timely basis leaving very few unanswered questions. The fields were in excellent shape and kept that way throughout the week.

I have, and will, recommend Cooperstown Baseball World to all I know. Thanks for a great time,

Mike Hogan

Manager Lincroft Shock 12U

Lincroft N.J.

You have once again run a top notch program. Thank you for all your hard work, we had a blast last week. Everyone was wonderful and made our experience a memorable one. I’m not sure what my plans are for next year yet but I would like to say I would definitely go back to CBW. Thank you again to you and your staff. Have a wonderful year.

Pete Chunis

13u Blackstone Valley Thunder

On behalf of the parents, players and coaches of the Phoenix Yankees, I can’t thank you enough. Everything during our trip was perfect, including the weather.

Your organizational skills, the entire staff and your fields and the facilities were outstanding. Winning our 100th game, going 8-0 and bringing home a championship trophy made three years of dedication and hard work all the more rewarding. I have already recommended CBW to several coaches from our area and hope that they will come out to NY and play.

Thanks again for everything, you are the greatest!!!

Mike Serfilippi

Phoenix Yankees

Well by now you’ve completed your third week and have checked in the new group of players for week four. I’m guessing you’re tired but things are running smooth and any bugs from the 1st couple of weeks have all been worked out.

I’m sitting here wishing we were still there. You don’t know how much we enjoyed the whole experience and activities surrounding our participation in CBW. This was truly a trip of a lifetime for our group of players, coaches and parents who were able to join us. That experience was certainly enhanced by your organization, help and involvement from the beginning. You are awesome and I hope you’ll forward this email to the appropriate folks and share our thoughts and appreciation!

I would be happy to be a reference for you, especially with teams from the West Coast that don’t know what they are missing by not making the trip. Please feel free to pass along my name/email to anyone interested.

Once again Debra, thanks so much for all that you and your staff did to make our experience so rewarding and memorable. I only wish I had a younger son so that we could start planning our next trip to CBW. Unfortunately my coaching days are nearly at an end.

Best of luck.

Casey Hogan

2003 Team Oregon (#123)

Eugene, Oregon

Just got back to work but wanted to send you a great big thank you from all of us on the Mississauga Titan team. Our kids had a great time.

Thank you so much for the wonderful and great staff (as well as meals) that your organization provided us with. Even though we lost all our games(except, of course, for our last game) we had the best time. The kids haven’t taken their rings off, and I must say, they are beautiful rings. Whatever format you change, please don’t change the food (as for being cafeteria school food it was great) and don’t ever change the rings, as they are truly beautiful. We get nothing but compliments on how nice the rings are from everyone we show it to.

You and your staff are doing a great job and I just thought I should let you know that. We are very interested in coming back within the next two years to compete again (hopefully, our losing streak won’t be as bad) and I hope that you are still around to run things as you are doing a fabulous job.

So, Debra, Wayne and I would just like to say “thank you” again for one of the best out of town (and, in this case, out of country) tournaments we’ve ever had. We have been recommending everyone to go to your tournament for a once in a lifetime opportunity and will continue on doing so. I wish you all the best and hopefully we will be seeing you again in the near future.

thanks again Debra,


Teresa Broderick

Teresa Broderick

Assistant to Gordon Cooper and Sheldon Silverman

Goodman and Carr LLP

Thanks for everything you did for us last week. You and your staff did a wonderful job. It was the best experience my team has had in over twenty-two tournaments we have played as a group. My team looks forward to returning next year! Thanks again for a job well done.

Tim W. Koshollek

Wellington Warriors – 14U

On behalf of our players, coaches and parents, I would like to thank you, Tom, Geoff and the rest of CBW’s personnel for a thrilling week in Oneonta. The tournament was first-class all the way. Everyone from the shuttle drivers to the food servers to the umpires treated us nicely, and I know that was a reflection of the type of organization you run. The games we had were exciting and memorable, and the fields were in great shape, despite the rain. Thanks for making our Cooperstown experience one that we will always treasure.


Dan Weitzman

Deerfield Warriors

During the week of July 1 – 7, we were in Oneonta, while our son’s baseball team, the Tampa Heat, played at Baseball World. During our stay the families of the ballplayers rented homes throughout the city, while the players themselves stayed in the dorms at Oneonta State. During our stay, we encountered many individuals: business owners, bus drivers, city employees, and other ordinary citizens. We found everyone to be friendly and courteous, as well as helpful, which made our stay very enjoyable. Our ballplayers found your baseball facilities to be outstanding, as were the individuals – umpires, ground screw, and scorekeepers – who oversaw the day-to-day activity. If I understand correctly, the city of Oneonta, Oneonta State, and Baseball World are a joint venture, consisting of public and private entities. If this is true you should be proud of your accomplishments, as you have created an atmosphere that will make people want to return, as I know our team intends to do. Again, thank you and keep up the good work.

Russ Schurig

Tampa Heat

Tampa, FL

The Mentor Cardinal 14U Travel Team players, coaches, and parents want to commend you and your staff for a wonderful week of baseball. The fields were well maintained and manicured, all of the teams were great sports, and your counselors were always there to assist where needed!

If there is baseball in heaven, I am sure it would be comparable to Cooperstown Baseball World! Great Job!


Harry Oschip

Mentor Baseball League

Just wanted to say thank-you for a wonderful week. Our team “Tampa Heat” was at CBW the week of June 30, 2001. I am so glad that we got this opportunity. My husband and I both accompanied our son to the tournament and we all had a wonderful time. The accommodations for the players and parents were great. The staff, and the community were absolutely wonderful. This includes people we met in town (we found “The Rail”), the counselors (Zack), and the bus drivers (especially Ann and the elderly man). The fields at your park were more in line with what we normally play and to play in the middle of the mountains was phenominal. We will be letting all of our Florida friends know which park fullfilled our son’s “DREAMS”.

Thank you again!

Mrs. Brazeal

Tampa Heat

The South Florida Broward County Braves would like to extend a sincere southern thank ya to the entire Cooperstown Baseball World staff and organization. The historical Oneonta community setting is second to none. The unique CBW field complex with batting cages along with Damaschke field is more than any competitive team could ask for. The Braves enjoyed the challenge of playing teams representing different states from around the country and the skills competition was truly exciting. The college dorms and dining facilities were outstanding. Topping it off with a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and custom made CBW player rings, “Wow! Now that’s a cotton picking good time!” With over 100 years of combined coaching staff experience, we unanimously agree Cooperstown Baseball World is among the top premier youth baseball experiences in the country.

Your July 2001 Undefeated 13-U Champions

Frank Pegnataro

General Manager, South Florida Broward County Braves

President, Broward Baseball Association Inc.

It was a pleasure to finally meet you and your staff this past week at Cooperstown Baseball World! The Germantown Hawks BBC had a wonderful time during our stay. The competition was top notch and the umpiring was well done. What especially stands out for me was the wonderful interaction between the teams during our stay on campus. Players from all teams interacted well, exchanged pins and e-mail addresses. The Hawks players bonded so well with the Somerset New Jersey Patriots that the teams went to a movie together after their game on July 4th and then rooted each other on in the playoffs!

Is it too soon to say “Sign us up for next year”? We’ll be a U-14 team then and will forward to meeting new friends and renewing friendships gained from this years experience. Thanks again for all that you and your staff provided for the Hawks to make their visit to Cooperstown Baseball World a memory that will last a lifetime!!!

John Myers

Coach, Germantown Hawks BBC

Just a brief note to say, “Thank you”, for a wonderful time up at Baseball World. once again, we enjoyed ourselves, and you guys ran a great tournament. All the kids love you, and I must say, you do a great job of holding it all together. I’m sure Eddie is real proud of you. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to coming to see you again, next year.

Marion Boykin,

Teaneck Titans.

Our team had a great week at CBW. The parents and the boys thought the college dormitory living quarters was a great experience for the boys. The food at the college student union hall was great. The fields were kept in excellent condition for all our games even though we had two days of rain early in our tournament week. The clinic with the professional coaches was very positive and helpful for our twelve-year-old team. The skills competition under the lights at Damashke Field was great, with boys from different parts of the country cheering for each other. The fact that the tournament and the skills competition was run by a College Coach who never lost sight of the fact that “we are doing this for the boys” added to the experience. Another thing that I liked was that we wore our uniforms and represented our community. Throw in the trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and it made for a great week. We cannot thank Mr. Einhorn enough for all his efforts to pull off his inaugural season. His enthusiasm and love for baseball really shows. I would like to see the twelve-year old Bay Village Ohio Travel baseball team come to CBW every year. In Year 2001 our twelve and fourteen year old team will be attending.

Carl E. Heilman


Bay Travel Baseball Association

Bay Village Ohio

The players and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in the dormitory, the dining facilities were impeccable-the food was quite good. The proximity of the dining facility to the rooms/fields was good. The quality of the fields was excellent, particularly considering the weather we had. Oneonta is a good location for CBW. Our parents were also happy with the locations. Keeping the campus as a home base is important in that it allows the players to see what college life is about and provides a healthy distancing from their parents. The hitting clinics were superb. The opening ceremonies were nice. Jim Wynn was an excellent speaker with several important messages for the boys and their parents. The “try-outs” were also nice in that the boys left with an understanding of what it takes to compete at the next level(s). Our experience at Cooperstown Baseball World was very enjoyable. Despite the fact that we did not win a single game, the players and I had a tremendous time. The experience continues for the boys on a daily basis as players from all teams are in contact with each other via the Internet. Although we lost every game we played some by more than 15 runs and under rather unpleasant conditions, the boys left your facility as better ballplayers and human beings. Adversity sometimes teaches us some important lessons. These lessons and experiences are much more important that winning baseball games at the age of 13.

Christopher R. Smith


Cadets BBC, Inc.

Fields were great! Everyone was happy. Fields are fine where they are. 10 teams are good. We’re definitely coming back. 12 + under Jersey Shore Thunderbirds.

Henry Rinkewich

Jersey Shore Thunderbirds

Fields were nicely designed and well groomed. Layered look was cool. Very nice. Parents were happy. Loved player tryouts. Good way to scout other teams. 10-team tourney was fine because we had good representation.

Dave Way

Pickerington Big Katz

Dorms were good. Kept team together but at the same time allowed for good sleep. Food was fine. Location to dorms was good. Beautiful setting. I thought the college atmosphere was good as a home base. I thought the first day activities were handled very well and nice for the kids, particularly for the older kids.

Jim Sedlar

West End Warriors

Our team thoroughly enjoyed staying in the dorms. You have a bit more privacy in the dorms. The dining facilities were the right distance (a nice walk) from the dorms. My team including coaches said that the meals were excellent. All 3 fields were picturesque. The surrounding area, the enclosed fields, stands and be3nches were excellent. It was beautiful (city & campus) – a great location and our parents fully enjoyed our visit.

Mike Callero

So. San Francisco Fog – 13 year olds

I liked everything about the field. Great location well received by all. Excellent! Opening ceremonies were nice and the tryouts were fun. We will definitely return as 15 year olds. The accommodations were excellent. Excellent variety and quantity of food. I think 10-team tournaments are big enough. Most definitely We would like very much to return.

(14 yrs old)

Paul Mehozonek

Berea, Ohio

I liked the college dorms. Fields were great. 10-team tournament is perfect.

Ray Lirdenmayer

Rochester Silver Wings

We attended an excellent baseball tournament during the week of July 17, 2000. It was the Cooperstown Baseball World Tournament. It was very well run as well as being very exciting. We met players and parents from all around the country. Further, the City of Oneonta is a very nice place to visit with a long proud history of baseball. We will definitely come again and hopefully be part of next year’s tournament program.

Timothy J McCarron

Kathleen P. Finn

Andover, MA

We really liked the college dorms. We liked the better privacy of the dorms. Dining location was perfect. The food was great. We wouldn’t change anything. Field quality was great, even with the bad weather. Layered look of fields was outstanding. Please don’t change the dimensions! Great campus, great town, great location! Fields closer to Cooperstown doesn’t matter to us, keep the home base at the campus. Opening ceremonies were great. We prefer 10-team tournaments. We plan on coming back next year as 13 year-olds.

Chicago Stars

C/o Izzie Sopena

Chicago, IL

The college dorms were fine – it made the kids feel more grown up. The dining hall was close enough to the dorms and the field. The food was fine. The fields were great, and you did a great job of keeping them playable through the rain. We would be likely to return next year with the same team, which would compete in the 14U.

Michael Podhorzer

Takoma Park Reds

13U June 17-22

The team really enjoyed staying in the dorms. It gave the players a chance to mix with the other players. Also, by having 2 players to each room allowed the players/coaches to get to sleep on time. Dining facilities were very good. Food was good – no complaints. Fields were excellent. Everyone really liked the setting. The surroundings are beautiful! Having the town of Oneonta available for people to go out to is a plus. We felt the clinic was very good. Our players picked-up a few hitting tips. I thought this was an excellent feature to offer the players. We plan on returning next year.

Ron Stanton

Somerset Patriots

Branchburg, NJ

The dorms were great! Good location, beautiful setting! 10-team structure was good, because the boys got to know the other boys on the teams.

Thomas Del Franco

Somerset Patriots

Thank you Cooperstown Baseball World for a fine tournament!

We, the West Covina Dukes Baseball Team (CA), enjoyed our visit to your fine baseball tournament and appreciate your preparation and execution of all aspects of the tournament, throughout the entire week. Good fields, good college facility, well administered and, of course, Cooperstown….

Please pass our regards and appreciation to all of your tournament staff.

Thanks again,

Duke DeFrates

Hi, Debra!

Just a quick note to tell you that our week at Cooperstown Baseball World was one that none of us will ever forget, a time that we will cherish forever and always look back upon with the fondest of memories. Thanks to you and your staff, it was perfect.


Ed Gibney, Manager

Hillsborough, NJ 12U

2002 Season

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