Lineup For Saturday’s Babe Ruth World Series Parade Announced

The lineup for Saturday’s parade as part of the Babe Ruth World Series has been announced.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. along Third Street, which will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. from Hallock to the end at Second Street. Participants are asked to line up no later than 8:30 a.m. and asked that candy be handed out, not thrown.

The line up is as follows:

¯ Unit 1 — Jamestown Police Department Honor Guard

¯ Unit 2 — Grand marshall in Babe Ruth’s limo — Frank Stefanelli

¯ Unit 3 — John Labardo driving Robert Faherty

¯ Unit 4 — Dave Warren Dodge escorting Babe Ruth tournament director Eugene Reynolds

¯ Unit 5 — Dave Warren Dodge escorting babe ruth task force member Warren Bumpus

¯ Unit 6 — Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series board of directors

¯ Unit 7 — Jamestown High School Marching Band under the direction of Meghan Murray

¯ Unit 8 — local city/county/state elected officials with Abe Lincoln (Jeff Bloomquist)

¯ Unit 9 — Ohio Valley regional champions – Northwest indiana rippers from crown point, indiana

¯ Unit 10 — Jamestown Babe Ruth league players and coaches

¯ Unit 11 — Middle atlantic regional champions — West Penn from Williamsport, Pa.

¯ Unit 12 — 96th Higlanders Pipes and Drum

¯ Unit 13 — Jamestown Howdah

¯ Unit 14 — WNY state champions – Onondaga Babe Ruth from Onondaga

¯ Unit 15 — Jamestown Fire Department

¯ Unit 16 — New England regional champions — Lynn Allstars from Lynn, Ma.

¯ Unit 17 — Meals on Wheels

¯ Unit 18 — Host team – southern tier representing Chautuaqua and Cattaragus counties

¯ Unit 19 — 23 Skidoo band

¯ Unit 20 — Ambucs / Lakewood area Buddy Walk riding bicycles

¯ Unit 21 — Midwest plains regional champions — Charleston fighting squirrels – charleston, mo

¯ Unit 22 — Chautauqua Area Scholarship Program

¯ Unit 23 — Falconer-Frewsburg Blue and Gold Vanguard Marching Band

¯ Unit 24 — Pacific northwest regional champions — Columbia Basin Riverdogs – Columbia, Wa.

¯ Unit 25 — Jamestown Municipal Band

¯ Unit 26 — Vikings float – valkommen to Jamestown; celebrating the area’s heritage

¯ Unit 27 — Southwest regional champions – Alabama Rawdogs from Mobile, Ala

¯ Unit 28 — Falconer Little League

¯ Unit 29 — Falconer-Frewsburg Blue and Gold Vanguard marching band

¯ Unit 29 — Mutt Cutts van from the movie “Dumb and Dumber” sponsored by the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and Center for Comedy

¯ Unit 30 — Pacific southwest regional champions — northwest Bakerfield Blues From Bakersfield, Ca.

¯ Unit 31 — Jamestown Soap Box Derby

¯ Unit 32 — the alumni of WNY drum and bugle corps

¯ Unit 33 — Southeast regional champions — northern Fairfax County from Fairfax, Va.

Babe Ruth World Series opens Friday

This weekend’s parade:

Babe Ruth World Series opens Friday

AUG 2, 2018


JAMESTOWN — The Babe Ruth 16-18 Year Old World Series has released its schedule of events.
This is the 17th time Jamestown has been selected to host a World Series tournament since 1980. There are many great things and events happening with the result of years of planning and the generosity of many businesses and organizations locally.

Friday is Team Arrival Day. Teams begin arriving at approximately 1 p.m. At 5 p.m., there will be an “Ice Breaker” picnic along with the Skills Competition and Home Run Derby to be held at Russell E. Diethrick Park. The events are all free to the public and all are encouraged to attend. The concessions will be open and it will be a great introduction to some of the teams as they compete in a fun event of the World Series.

Saturday is the first official day of the tournament. The Board of Directors and Committee is excited to present the World Series of Champions Parade. Each team will be highlighted on a float with many local bands and organizations taking part. The parade will travel across Third Street from the Third Street Plaza to Jamestown High School with a 9 a.m. prompt step off.

Following the parade, the 25 games of baseball that are being played at Diethrick Park will begin. The first game between the Ohio Valley Champions (the Northwest Indiana Rippers from Crown Point, Indiana) and the Mid Atlantic Champions (West Penn from Williamsport, Pennsylvania) will begin at noon. The games will be played consecutively throughout the day with the opening ceremonies of the World Series set to begin at 7 p.m. The local host team, the Southern Tier, will play the 7:30 p.m. game as well.

Here is a list of the teams:

Host team: Southern Tier, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Cos., New York

Ohio Valley Region: Northwest Indiana Rippers, Crown Point, Indiana

New England Region: Lynn All-stars – Lynn, Massachusetts

Mid Atlantic Region: West End – Williamsport, Pennsylvania

WNY Champions: Onondaga Babe Ruth, Onondaga, New York

Southeast Region: Northern Fairfax County, Fairfax, Virginia

Southwest Region: Alabama Rawdogs, Mobile, Alabama

Midwest Plains Region: Charleston Fighting Squirrels, Charleston, Missouri

Pacific Southwest Region: Northwest Bakersfield Blues, Bakersfield, California

Pacific Northwest Region: Columbia Basin Riverdogs, Columbia, Washington

ALL games of the World Series are free to the general public thanks to the following sponsors:

Saturday – Sponsored by the Jamestown Babe Ruth League

Sunday – Sponsored by the Resource Center

Monday – Sponsored by the One Ball Foundation, Inc.

Tuesday – Sponsored by the Chautauqua County Fire Service

Wednesday – Sponsored by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Aug. 9 – Sponsored by the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union, Jamestown area Community Federal Crediut Union and Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union

Aug. 10 – Sponsored by Shults Auto Group

Aug. 11 – Sponsored by Chautauqua County

Please follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JamestownBRWS) for up-to-date information as the week proceeds. Information is also available on the Web at www,