Tuesday, August 22, 2017

South Williamsport, PA (8/22//2017)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
On our way to RI, we stopped in South Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series.
"Welcome Little League World Series"
Distances to countries from which
the teams come
Free admission, first-come-first-served seating except for the
sections behind home plate, and lawn seating beyond the outfield
We watched Mexico play against the Latin American team from Venezuela. Mexico won 8-0.
Landscaped grounds
Little League World Series Divisions: eight in the United States
Bracket and eight in the International Bracket
I was going to say kids, but adults as well, sliding down the hill on cardboard
Statue of Mighty Casey (2004, by Mark Lundeen)
to recognize the Garth Brooks Teammate for Kids
Foundation (including 28 former and current
Major League Baseball players) endowment to
support the Little League Challenger Division
that was created to allow children, regardless of
ability, the opportunity to participate in baseball
Television camera boom
View of the stadium from the lawn seating
Flags of this year's participants in the Little League World Series
The Little League Museum
The Little League was founded in 1939 by Carl Stotz in Williamsport, PA. The first World Series (initially called the National Little League Tournament) was in 1947. From a three-team league, the organization has grown to over 6,500 programs in 90 countries, and is volunteer dependent.
The first bases were hand sewn canvas
filled with fine wood shavings
President-autographed baseballs
The ultimate pin collection!
Little League uniform shirts of Kent Tekulve (who
played Little League in Hamilton, OH) and Ed Ott,
who both later played Major League baseball
with the Pittburgh Pirates
Tarp covering the infield as there was a rain storm

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