NBC World Series
Don't miss the boys of summer as they battle it out during the National Baseball Congress World Series at Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium. Since 1935, the NBC World Series brings a one-of-a-kind baseball experience to the Air Capital of the World.
NBC Alumni in MLB
Since 1935, the NBCWS has birthed more than 800 Major League Baseball players. Here are just a few of the current MLB players who got their start at this tournament:
- Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
- Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals
- Conor Gillaspie - San Francisco Giants
- Hunter Pence - Texas Rangers
- Jacoby Ellsbury - New York Yankees
- Jason Castro - Minnesota Twins
- Tim Lincecum - Texas Rangers
The history of the NBCWS also includes the legacy of the Kansas Stars, a professional team of former MLB players including notables Roger Clemens and Chipper Jones that played in the event in 2016 and 2017.
Typically 16 amateur and collegiate-level teams come to Wichita each summer to play in the NBCWS. Here are a few of the leagues you can expect to see:
- Alaska Baseball League
- California Collegiate League
- Centex Collegiate Baseball League
- Houston Collegiate Summer League
- Kansas Collegiate League Baseball
- Mile High Collegiate Baseball League
- Southern California Collegiate Baseball League
- Sunflower Collegiate League
- Western Baseball Association
- Independent Baseball Leagues
The 89th NBC World Series is scheduled for Aug. 3-12. Game details and ticket information for the event can be found online.