The 11th Annual Cooperstown Classic Baseball Tournament
June 14-15, 2014
JM Force won the Cooperstown Classic on their first attempt, winning all four games they played. In the finals, they defeated the Charlotte All-Stars, 6-2.
Straight from Israel to Cooperstown
Shlomo Lipetz from the Israel National Baseball Team initially traveled to Cooperstown to pitch for the Ben’s Dream White Sox and arrived on Sunday. But when the White Sox failed to make the playoffs after a poor run Saturday, Lipetz had not yet appeared on a line-up card or official roster. The Hyde Park Rangers acted quickly and signed him up. Lipetz then pitched a 10-inning gem for the Rangers, but lost versus the Charlotte All-Stars in the playoffs. See How Shlomo Lipetz and Team Israel Brought Baseball Back to the Promised Land.
Cooperstown Classic Teams in 2014:
- JM Force (4-0) – Boston Men’s Baseball League in Boston, MA – Champions
- Charlotte All-Stars (2-3) – Charlotte ABL in Charlotte, NC – Runners-up
- Ben’s Dream White Sox (1-2) – Pancho Coimbre League in New York, NY
- Boston Mariners (1-2) – Boston Men’s Baseball League in Boston, MA
- Buffalo New Era (2-2) – MUNY – Buffalo MSBL in Buffalo, NY
- Hyde Park Rangers (1-3) – Boston Men’s Baseball League in Boston, MA
- Niagara Devils (2-1) – MUNY – Buffalo MSBL in Buffalo, NY