The 2014 Major League Baseball Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series begins this week with 16 teams participating in the baseball portion of the competition. The Texas Rangers are the host major league team for the 2014 competition.
The eight finalists in the Junior and Senior Divisions will play games in Grapevine and Colleyville, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 8-10. The Championship Games will be played at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Monday, August 11 with the Junior Division Game at 7:30 a.m. and the Senior Division Game at 10:45 a.m. Both games are open to the public free of charge with the Home Plate Gate opening at 7:00 a.m.
The following is a complete list of cities (and leagues) represented in this year's RBI World Series:
|Junior Baseball Teams (Ages 13-15)||Senior Baseball Teams (Ages 16-18)|
|Austin, TX (Austin RBI)||Anaheim (Angels RBI)|
|Detroit (Detroit Arsenal Youth Sports & Fitness RBI)||Caracas, VZ (Venezuela RBI)|
|Jersey City (Jackie Robinson Jersey City RBI)||Cleveland (Cleveland Baseball Federation RBI)|
|Los Angeles (Dodgers RBI)||Houston (Houston Astros RBI)|
|Miami (Miami Marlins RBI)||Jersey City (Jackie Robinson Jersey City RBI)|
|Prince George's County, MD (Prince George's County Boys & Girls Club RBI)||Kansas City, Kansas (KCK RBI)|
|Santiago, DR (RBI Santiago and Villa Altagracia)||Miami (Miami Marlins RBI)|
|St. Louis (Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club RBI)||Philadelphia (Philadelphia Phillies RBI)|
The early round games will be played in Grapevine at the Oak Grove Ballfield Complex (Fields H & I) and at Grapevine High School and in Colleyville at Colleyville High School.
On Thursday, August 7, the teams will participate in the MLB Scouting Bureau Workout Day at the Oak Grove Ballfield Complex where the players will showcase their skills for professional scouts and college recruiters. The Junior Division Teams will compete at 8:30 a.m. with the Senior Division Teams participating at 10:30 a.m.