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Baseball fans,

Welcome to the 50th anniversary of the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington.

The tournament came to the city in 1965 after a small delegation of Farmington businessmen traveled to the American Amateur Baseball Congress' annual meeting in Chicago to bid on the series. The bid was successful, and, every year since then, the tournament has returned to Ricketts Park.

Many events coincide with the series, including the Connie Mack World Series Parade at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 1 on Main Street in Farmington, the opening ceremony immediately after the 5:15 p.m. game on Aug. 1 at Ricketts Park and the Home Run Derby and Coaches Challenge at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Ricketts.

This year's opening ceremonies will include the induction of five former players into the Connie Mack World Series Hall of Fame: Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Larkin, Duane Ward, Tony Muser and Larry Harlow.

The Farmington Museum at Gateway Park is also showing an exhibit, “Knocking it out of the Park: Celebrating 50 years of Connie Mack,” which will run alongside the series. The exhibit focuses on the tournament's history in Farmington and on the people who played key roles in its success.

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See you in the stands,

The Daily Times