Calvin Edwin “Cal” Ripken, Jr. aka “Iron Man”, retired short stop and third basemen for the Baltimore Orioles and his brother Bill Ripken, retired MLB second baseman created Ripken Baseball Tournament to pay tribute to the game they have loved since their childhood. The Myrtle Beach location provides a place for leagues with players ages ten to eighteen to host tournaments on replica major league field.
Currently teams can play on fields fashioned after Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox), Oriole Park at Camden Yard (Baltimore Orioles) and Polo Grounds (New York Mets). The fields can be rented for youth groups and or leagues, so that they can host tournaments in a professional setting. There are bleachers and seating in the greens for spectators. The fields are well lit for night games and “Field Turf” is used in the infield and outfield. There are seven diamonds, five youth and two professional. In the welcome center there are concessions, merchandise shop, onsite photography and restrooms. There is a training island that includes 3 Ripken designed infield training circles, bullpen mounds, batting cages and bunting mounds. Transportation around the complex is available via shuttle and courtesy carts.
The staff at the Myrtle Beach Ripken Tournament complex is available to help your group make travel arrangements. Most packages include a stay at Myrtlewood Villas. These are luxury condominiums that are one, two and three bedrooms. There are additional hotel and resort accommodations available close to the complex. For those times when your group is not busy practicing, Broadway at the Beach provides a plethora of entertainment, dining and attractions. Enjoy a major league baseball experience and all that Myrtle Beach has to offer.