This week, why not take in a World Series game?

Not Major League Baseball's World Series, but Cal Ripken Baseball's World Series. Between today and next Sunday, 15 teams of 11- and 12-year-olds from around the country and around the world will be playing for the championship.

Each year, more than 700,000 kids worldwide play Cal Ripken Baseball. (In 1999, the Babe Ruth League renamed its youth division for the former Baltimore Orioles star, right.) This year's teams will include the Maryland state champion and a team from Harford County, Maryland. For the first time, the series will be played in Cal Sr.'s Yard, a kid-size replica of Camden Yards, located next to Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland.

There will be at least four games each weekday. Plus, there are other events, including a home run derby. On Saturday, the international and U.S. championship games will be played. The winners play next Sunday at 7 p.m. for the world title.

A tournament pass ($20 for adults and $12 for kids ages 12 and younger), allows you to go to as many games as you want during the series. For more information, go to