National Baseball Congress

77 Years of Baseball and Counting!

77th Annual NBC World Series

The Historic BaseballSavings.com NBC tournament hosts 32 teams from across the U.S. Games are played in downtown Wichita, Kansas at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. The NBC is a 15-day double elimination tournament.

Baseball greats including Ozzie Smith, Mark Grace, Kirk Gibson, Tony Gwynn, Mark McGwire, Luis Gonzales and many more have played is past tournaments.  

The National Baseball Congress (NBC) is pleased to announce Wichita-based BaseballSavings.com™ as the title sponsor of the 77th annual NBC World Series.  BaseballSavings.com™ is a specialized brand in the portfolio of The Golf Warehouse®, a division of Redcats USA.
 
“The National Baseball Congress is very excited to reach a deal with BaseballSavings.com™ as the title sponsor of our 77-year old tournament,” said Casey Walkup, Operations Manager for the NBC.  “This partnership joins two heavy hitters in the baseball industry who both call Wichita home, yet have a direct impact on the game across the country.  The NBC World Series is the most well-known and most historic collegiate tournament around, and partnering with BaseballSavings.com™, the #1 online baseball retailer in the world, is the first homerun of the BaseballSavings.com™ NBC World Series.”
 
Baseball Savings is committed to providing the largest and broadest selection of baseball products in the world, as well as providing excellent customer service and support to all NBC players and sports enthusiasts who demand the best performing, name brand products at reasonable prices.
 
"BaseballSavings.com™ is extremely proud to be the title sponsor of this outstanding historical event," said Brad Wolansky, CEO of BaseballSavings.com™.  "The Baseball Savings family not only loves the game, our team is passionate about offering high performing, quality products to players and fans alike who are captivated by America's favorite pastime, baseball."
 
2011 marks the 77th year of the National Baseball Congress World Series dating back to 1935 when Raymond “Hap”  Dumont, then a Wichita sporting goods salesman, offered Satchel Paige $1,000 to bring his team to Wichita and compete in the first ever NBC World Series.  

 For more information on the National Baseball Congress World Series contact Casey Walkup, NBC Operations Manager, at casey@wichitawingnuts.com or for tickets cal 316-264-6887.  Find the NBC on the web at www.nbcbaseball.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nbcbaseball.

Pointstreak.com

Toronto, ON – Pointstreak.com Inc. and The National Baseball Congress (NBC) are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement which will see Pointstreak provide real-time scoring, official statistics and administration services for the 2010 NBC World Series.  

“The National Baseball Congress is very excited to partner with Pointstreak for the 2010 NBC World Series.  This summer will be the 76th NBC World Series held in Wichita, KS, and though we have a historic reputation, we are now taking steps toward becoming more fan friendly on the internet across the country with our Pointstreak partnership.  This will offer our fans, players and coaches one location to keep up with live stats and tournament stats throughout the 15-day tournament,” said Casey Walkup, Operations Manager at the NBC. “Pointstreak has put a lot of effort into making this system very user friendly and viewer friendly therefore we feel it’s the best program around.  In the future we hope to have all of our affiliated leagues and teams on board with Pointstreak to offer one location for all regular season, regional tournament and World Series stats throughout the entire summer.”

Pointstreak's baseball stats software will streamline the process of capturing and delivering game statistics for the World Series and deliver those events to the NBC website in real-time for the benefit of players, fans and media partners. A unique feature of Pointstreak's baseball statistical solution is Game Live, a real-time flash application that streams play-by-play baseball results over a 3-D graphical image of a baseball diamond. Pointstreak Stats for baseball is also geared towards the needs of media sources, providing Associated Press (AP) formatted box scores, allowing for easy reproduction of baseball stats into print media.

“We are very proud to have been chosen as the Official Real Time Scoring and Statistics Provider for the National Baseball Congress World Series.  To have the ability to deliver real-time scoring and official statistics to their fans and media partners in true real-time will be a great enhancement to the World Series’ standard operations” said Paul Pettipiece, VP of Baseball Operations for Pointstreak,  “There is a storied history surrounding the NBC World Series and they have earned their spot as one of the Premier Sporting Events in North America – we are looking forward this year’s as one of the best ever ”.

About the National Baseball Congress:

The National Baseball Congress of Wichita, Kansas is an organization of 17 amateur and semi-professional baseball leagues operating in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1934 by Hap Dumont, it has conducted an annual North American championship tournament among its members, The National Baseball Congress World Series, held at Wichita's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium annually since 1935.

For further information contact:

Casey Walkup – NBC Operations Manager
casey@wichitawingnuts.com
 
About Pointstreak.com :

Pointstreak provides technology driven sports software and business solutions designed to streamline operations while facilitating and enhancing the sport participant, fan and media experience. Pointstreak's product line includes solutions for professional, collegiate, and junior sports leagues as well as for amateur and recreational sports leagues. Pointstreak's technology and products are designed to save sports organizations time, money, and effort and include solutions for statistics, online registration and website design and hosting. More information can be found on Pointstreak's website at www.pointstreaksolutions.com or www.pointstreak.com.

For further information contact:

Paul Pettipiece - Vice President of Baseball Operations, Pointstreak, ppettipiece@pointstreak.com or (905) 731-9867