- Associated Press - Sunday, April 20, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita officials have been working to put a board of directors in place to take over operation of the National Baseball Congress World Series.

Wichita announced earlier they will take their tournament back from current operators, the Wingnuts independent league baseball team. This year’s tournament, the 80th World Series, runs July 25 through Aug. 9. Profits generated by the tournament will go toward youth baseball programs.

The board, which will run the new nonprofit NBC Baseball Foundation, will have authority to appoint new management for the tournament, negotiate a long-term agreement with an outside management group or negotiate a temporary agreement while longer-term management is sought.

City Manager Robert Layton told The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1mpjd8Q) the board appointments could be on a May council meeting agenda.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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