The 14th Annual Cooperstown Classic Baseball Tournament
June 24-25, 2017
After a 1 hour rain delay, the finals between the Buffalo Hitmen and Charlotte All-Stars (a.k.a. Athletics) got underway.
Unlike the prior year where Charlotte lost a walkoff, 4-3, this year, they won a 4-3 walkoff in the bottom in 9th inning. With two outs and a man on third base, a ground ball is hit up the middle and fielded. On a bang-bang play at first base, the batter/runner dives into the bag and is called safe as the winning run scores. You gotta see it!
Cooperstown Classic Teams in 2017:
- Charlotte All-Stars – Charlotte ABL in Charlotte, NC – Champions
- Buffalo Hitmen – MUNY – Buffalo MSBL in Buffalo, NY – Runners-up
- Ben’s Dream White Sox – Pancho Coimbre League in New York, NY
- Boston Tides – Boston Park League in Boston, MA
- Niagara Devils – MUNY – Buffalo MSBL in Buffalo, NY
- Rhode Island – Rhode Island MSBL in Providence, RI
- Singing Surgeons – Boston Men’s Baseball League in Boston, MA
- Watertown Nationals – Boston Men’s Baseball League in Boston, MA
- West Seneca Kandefers – WNY Suburban League in Buffalo, NY