The Bismarck, N.D., Corwin-Churchills team won the first NBC World Series behind the pitching of Satchel Paige, middle of back row. Bismarck defeated the Duncan, Okla., Halliburtons 5-2 in the final game.
Palm Beach players Ken DeGroot and Mat Schubert sit on the curb outside Lawrence-Dumont Stadium waiting to load their gear. They were eliminated from the NBC tourney in 1990 by the Anchorage Glacier Pilots.
Santa Barbara Foresters baseball coach Bill Pintard hugs Bud Fulfer, 13, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis campus on Friday. The Foresters, who are in town for the NBC Tournament, visited the pediatric unit, including Olivia Mann, 10, right. This is the third year Fulfer has met the team, and they gave him a jersey. 1999
The Santa Barbara Foresters baseball team visited the Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis campus on Friday. The Foresters, who are in town for the NBC Tournament, visited the pediatric unit, handing out autographed balls and shirts. 1999
Derek Beal, 8, sits perched atop some seats at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Thursday evening awaiting a foul ball. Beal and his older brother Jasper and mother were experiencing their first NBC World Series game. 2001
Dan Turner, Lawrence-Dumont Stadium manager, puts the last of six sets of painted bases up to dry on Thursday afternoon. Turner and other stadium staff members are busy preparing the field for Friday's opening of the National Baseball Congress tournament, which will run through August 15th. 1997
Ryan Breckenridge, left fielder for the Wichita Tigers, laces up his cleats behind the dugout before the start of his team's third game of the Wichita Early Bird NBC Qualifying Tournament at the Southwest Boys Club evening. 2001
Betty Smyth, right, catches up on some sleep while her husband, Max, waits for the start of the 3:30 a.m. game Saturday between the Oklahoma City Sox and the Lake Havasu Heat. The Smyths, who are from Oklahoma, said they've been to the past 14 NBC tournaments. 2000
Melissa Malone, left, and Marian Broderick try to stay cool under an umbrella Monday afternoon at the NBC baseball world series. "We enjoy watching the games even though it's hot," said Broderick. 2006
Tommy Myers of the Santa Barbara Foresters gives NBC World Series fans some excitement during a rain delay before the start of their game against the Jackson Gray Sox. Myers hit an imaginary home run that ended with a dramatic slide across a rain-covered tarp. 1997
San Diego Stars pitcher Josh Pascarella (43) celebrates with catcher Graig Merritt (16) after the final out of their 7-6 victory over the Cape Girardeau Capahas on Friday night at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. 2000
Brent Gould, 98, of Liberal, watches first inning action through his binoculars Saturday evening at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Gould said he has attended every tournament since 1974 before missing this year. But after the BeeJays made it to the finals, he said he couldn't miss the game. Gould saw his first NBC tournament in 1940. 2000
Whitey Herzog, right, stands for the national anthem along with his wife, Marry Lou. Whitey came to watch his grandson El Dorado Broncos player John Urick in the feature game of the NBC Tournament against the Clarinda, Iowa, A's. 2002