The Future of a Baseball Tradition
NBC World Series
August 3-12, 2023
2023 NBC World Series Announced
The National Baseball Congress World Series, powered by Evergy, and Wichita State University announced a two-year partnership, solidifying a home in Wichita for the historic tournament for 2023 and 2024.
“We are thrilled to call Eck Stadium home for the next …
Katie Woods Named NBC World Series Tournament Director
Katie Woods has been named tournament director for the National Baseball Congress World Series, becoming the ninth director dating back to 1935.
Woods has spent the last 13 years in Minor League Baseball as an innovative and celebrated minor league executive, …
2022 NBC All-Americans Announced
NBC All-Americans Announced for 2022
WICHITA, Kan. – The 2022 NBC All-Americans all played key roles in advancing their respective teams through the 88th NBC World Series powered by Evergy. The Santa Barbara Foresters claimed their 10th National Championship, becoming only the third …
A Baseball Legacy Begins
In 1934, NBC founder Raymond “Hap” Dumont convinced the City of Wichita to build Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in order to host a national baseball tournament. In 1935, he held the first National Baseball Congress tournament, which was a huge risk on his part (similar tournaments had failed miserably on both coasts).
He offered the legendary Satchel Paige $1,000 to bring his barnstorming team from Bismarck, ND. Paige and support from the local media & national publication, The Sporting News, helped make the tournament an instant homerun. Hap didn’t have much money, but was able to pay Paige & the other players due to its success.