The City of Murray has been chosen to host the 2009 Babe Ruth Baseball League 13-year-old World Series, Aug. 22-29, at Ken Price Field in Murray Park.

The Vice President of the Babe Ruth Baseball League, Robert Faherty Jr., is in Utah today to sign a contract for the 2009 13-year-old World Series with the Murray Babe Ruth Baseball League. The signing will take place at Murray City Council Chambers in City Hall at 4:00p.m.

"We are honored to be going to Murray with our 2009 13-year-old World Series," said Babe Ruth League Vice President Robert Faherty. "I was not only impressed with their community, but was also amazed by their commitment to youth."

Murray City was selected to host the World Series due to the city's commitment to developing and expanding the role of baseball in the community, the facilities, community support and the ability to offer a diverse cultural and educational experience.

"Murray has all of these ingredients and more. The 2009 13-Year-Old World Series will be a fun and memorable time for all," said Faherty.

The state of Utah and Murray City demonstrate a strong dedication through grassroots programs, community outreach and effective cooperation among community and government organizations.

Every year since 2005 a region of Utah has hosted a Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth League Pacific Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament. This year Panguitch will host the 9-year-old Pacific Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament, Murray will host the Cal Ripken 60' Pacific Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament, and Beaver will host the 13-year-old Pacific Southwest Regional Baseball Tournament.

Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for 4-through-18-year- old players. It is the basic intent of Babe Ruth League that every player who has a desire to play the sport is given the opportunity to participate and have fun.