Roy Hobbs Baseball’s returns this fall for it’s signature event, the annual Roy Hobbs World Series! Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2017, Roy Hobbs will invade Fort Myers/Lee County at the spring training homes of the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, City of Palms Stadium, historic Terry Park– the site of MLB spring training from1925 through 1987, and the Player Development Complex, which is now the year-round home of Roy Hobbs Baseball.
Roy Hobbs Baseball is the gathering of more than 700 baseball teams from across the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe, representing more than 9,000 players who all come together to participate in Roy Hobbs-sanctioned leagues and tournaments each year.
Roy Hobbs’ current national tournament play is in the following age groups:
- Veterans 35-and-over, with a limited number of players 30-34
- Masters (45-and-over)
- Legends (53-and-over)
- Classics (60-and-over)
- Vintage (65-and-over)
- Timeless (70-and-over)
- Forever Young (75-and-over)
Who is Roy Hobbs? Roy Hobbs is the character in the book, “The Natural,” by Bernard Malmud, written in 1952, and turned into a Hollywood production in 1984, thrusting the fictional baseball hero Roy Hobbs on the American public.
The World Series in Fort Myers has grown from the 54 teams in 1993 to 240 in 2015, when more than 4,000 players participated, and champions were crowned in 24 divisions and more than 825 games were played.
Roy Hobbs Baseball also offers players the option of Locker Room accommodations at the World Series, where players get their own locker in a Major League locker room, complete with professional sports trainer services, laundry services, breakfast and snacks and post-game refreshments. Yes, there is a fee, but for 6+ days of full amenities, the locker room option usually sells out.
All divisions begin play on Sunday
- Veterans (35+) Division: October 21 – October 28
- Masters (45+) Division: October 28 – November 4
- Legends (53+) Division: November 4 – November 11
- Classics (60+) Division: November 11 – November 18
- Vintage (65+) Division: November 4 – November 11
- Timeless (70+) Division: November 11 – November 18
- Forever Young (75+) Division: November 4 – November 11
Register your team here: https://mastermindsinc.wufoo.com/forms/z1ai24cp0b5f0p9/