Roy Hobbs Baseball Facts
Roy Hobbs Baseball is adult amateur recreation baseball, servicing more than 750 teams, leagues and some 9,000 players across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and somewhat in Europe.
Roy Hobbs Baseball is people who love the game of baseball and have determined that anyone can play the greatest of America’s team sports … regardless of age.
Roy Hobbs’ current national tournament play is in these age groups:
• Veterans 35-and-over, with a limited number of players 30-34
• Masters (45-and-over)
• Legends (53-and-over)
• Classics (60-and-over)
• Vintage (65-and-over)
• Timeless (70-and-over)
• Forever Young (75-and-over)
• Women’s Division (open age group)
The annual World Series in Fort Myers/Lee County, Florida, at the spring training homes of the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, City of Palms Stadium, historic Terry Park, site of MLB spring training from 1925 through 1987, and the Player Development Complex, which is now the year-round home of Roy Hobbs Baseball. Roy Hobbs Baseball and Lee County officials have agreements in place to keep the World Series in Lee County through 2024.
The World Series in Fort Myers has grown from the 54 teams in 1993 to the current 240, with more than 4,000 players participating in 2017, when champions were crowned in 22 divisions and more than 825 games were played.
…include the Sunshine Classic, which consists of 4 weeks of 4-5 day events in February at the Player Development Complex. The events include Father-Son and age level competition for 35+, 45+, 50+, 60+ and 65+. The weekends are capped at 16-18 teams.
There is also the Gateway City Baseball Bash in St. Louis over Memorial Day weekend and the Sea Otter Baseball Festival over July 4 weekend in Monterey, California. Additional event expansion to additional cities is planned.
The reach of royhobbs.com continues to grow, with 450,000 hits in the previous 12 months, more than 300,000 hits being from unique web addresses.
And Roy Hobbs is adding a television component on its own YouTube channel to the 2018 event, it’s 30th edition of the Roy Hobbs World Series.