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2013 Little League World Series

Aug 16, 2013

The 2013 Little League World Series is underway in Williamsport, PA and if you haven't had enough baseball from the Major Leagues, you might want to check out these young kiddies go for their dreams of winning a Worldwide championship.

The Little League World Series has been running for almost 75 years and as it's legacy grows, the dream gets bigger and bigger for the kids to want to win it. The New England baseball pitcher explains, "We are living the dream..." as his team gets closer and closer to the championship.

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New England PitcherNew England PitcherCourtesy of Little League

The World Series is a tournament with 16 teams from all over the World. 8 of the teams are American and the other 8 teams have one team from some of the major regions of the World that play baseball:

  • Canada
  • Latin America
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Asia
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Europe / Africa

Little League is the largest youth sports organization in the World, so this tournament is the closest thing to the Big Leagues. ESPN brings their camera crews, and tons of stories are told about the children and the teams. One of the biggest stories is about Uganda, an African team that never heard of baseball in the 20th century, but have recently started up a Little League and their team is so good, they are always knocking out the European teams from getting to the World Series tourney.

Dominating Designated Hitters

Little League SluggerLittle League SluggerCourtesy of Little League

So the Americans have always dominated the World Series since baseball is America's #1 sport (arguably up against football), but Japan is making a run for the next big dynasty. Japan is the current World Champion team and they have won the World Series twice in the last 3 years. The American teams usually have one team in the Finals, and a team from the USA has won the World series 7 times since 2000. Will it be an American-Japanese final again?

Little League TV

2013 Little League World Series2013 Little League World SeriesCourtesy of Little League

If you're interested in watching some Little League action, you should be able to catch the games live on ESPN or ABC, and if you go to the ESPN website, there will be highlights of all the games. So far, Mexico and China look like two other teams that have a great chance to make it to the finals.

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AJM10

AJM10 wrote:

Baseball rocks!
commented: Sat Aug 24, 2013

CapnSophie

CapnSophie wrote:

I Love LLWS. :) :love
commented: Tue Aug 20, 2013

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

hmm..
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