Little League World Series


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Little League World Series

Late August
Little League baseball began in 1939 with only three teams. It was incorporated under a bill signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. Ten years later the law was amended to allow girls to join Little League teams. It is now played by over 2.5 million boys and girls between the ages of nine and twelve in 48 countries. The field is a smaller version of the regulation baseball diamond, with bases 60 feet apart and a pitching distance of 46 feet.
Every year in August the Little League World Series is held at Howard J. Lamade Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, location of the International Headquarters of Little League Baseball and home of the Little League Museum. First-round games are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with every team guaranteed a minimum of three games. Those who advance to the championship game end up playing as many as five games. The U.S. and International Championships are on Thursday, and Friday remains an open date, in case of rain. The series finale is played on Saturday.
World Series games are also held in August for Junior League Baseball (ages 13-14), Senior League (ages 14-16), and Big League (ages 16-18).
CONTACTS:
Little League Baseball
539 U.S. Route 15 Hwy.
P.O. Box 3485
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-1921; fax: 570-326-1074
www.littleleague.org
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