Cal Ripken's tournaments for youth baseball players have merged with Cooperstown All Star Village under a new agreement.

Josh Harris and David Blitzer, owners of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, have become majority investors in the deal that merged two of the leading youth baseball brands that combined to host more 15,000 teams and 250,000 participants last year.

The Ripken Experience operates in Maryland, South Carolina and Tennessee and plans to open a location in 2023 in Kentucky. The All Star Village, based in Oneonta, New York, hosts more than 10,000 players ages 10 to 12 each summer.