Mark your calendar now for the Bridgeton Invitational Baseball Tournament featuring eight days of exciting amateur baseball. The dates this year are May 22-29 in the evening and on weekends.
The legacy of this tournament is indispensable in the history of baseball; it’s been played each year since 1967. From the designated hitter rule, which has its roots at Alden Field, to the tournament’s timing rules that are now being implemented in the minor leagues, the tournament has had a huge impact on baseball.
The tournament has featured some of the best players on the East Coast and beyond; many have gone on to play professionally. Special guests, fireworks and concessions are a few of the highlights this event brings to the family-friendly games at historic Alden Field in the City of Bridgeton.
Want to participate in your local community? Become a sponsor for Bridgeton Invitational Baseball Tournament and support youth in your area. Last year, the Buena Braves won its first tournament title beating reigning champ Garton’s Seminoles, 2-1, in a thrilling and controversial final game.
These games appeal to baseball purists because the players compete for the love of the game and not for money or even much fame. Casual fans and older kids also like to attend to see two good baseball games in less than three hours.
You can also buy inexpensive food and drinks, chase foul balls, and criticize the umpires.