Youth Baseball Network National Championship Adds Jacoby Ellsbury Indigenous World Champions

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Contact: Youth Baseball Network LLC

 Email: [email protected]


Boston, MA (March 2017) – Youth Baseball Network (YBN) has announced that the Jacoby Ellsbury Indigenous World Series Champions will be the eighth and final entry into the 2017 Youth Baseball Network National Championship.

The YBN National Championship is an invitational tournament featuring 12U National Champions from several major youth baseball organizations. The Championship will be held August 15-20 at Ballparks of America in Branson, Missouri, and will be streamed live on and  Plans are to also have selected games distributed to millions of TVs, nationwide.

The inaugural Jacoby Ellsbury Indigenous World Series will be held in Shelton, Washington July 22-28.  It is an American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) event managed by EnFuego Baseball from Seattle, WA.

The Indigenous World Series champs will compete in Branson against the 12U national champions from American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU), Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA), Dixie Youth Baseball (DYB), Dizzy Dean Baseball (DDB), and the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF).  The Championship will also include a Missouri host team representing Greater Midwest Baseball (GMB) of St. Louis.

Gil Vieira, founder and CEO of Youth Baseball Network stated, “We’re extremely pleased and honored to have the Jacoby Ellsbury Indigenous World Series Champions join our prestigious tournament.  These young ballplayers add to the diversity of players participating in the great game of baseball and, specifically, our championship.”

Richard Neely, President of the AABC, stated, “I’m extremely proud to have Jacoby’s name on this historical event, and I know it will become huge for the AABC.”

Neely continued by saying that Ellsbury, a current Major League Baseball star on the New York Yankees, stated that he was honored to lend his name to this historical event and looks forward to the day he can personally attend.  Jacoby also said that implementing this event for the Indigenous people will hopefully grow and be world renown like RBI Baseball. RBI Baseball is sponsored by Major League Baseball to revive baseball in the inner cities.

Ellsbury was the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the major leagues.  Jacoby is an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. His mother, Margie, is full-blooded Navajo.  She is a descended from a famous 19th century tribal leader, Granado Mucho.

For more information about the Jacoby Ellsbury Indigenous World Series contact Richard Neely at: 505-327-3120.


About Youth Baseball Network:

Youth Baseball Network LLC is a marketing and online media company dedicated to the Youth Baseball Industry.  Its mission is to promote, encourage and assist the ongoing development of youth baseball. 

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About Branson:

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About Ballparks of America:  

Ballparks of America is a new youth baseball facility featuring dimensional replicas of historic ballparks, high-end lodging for team members and staff, plus other family-friendly amenities. Ballparks of America will deliver an experience for players, coaches and families like no other.

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