The Little League World Series, is a baseball program for children between 11 to 12 years old, founded by Carl E. Stoltz in 1939. Out of love for the game, Stoltz came up with an idea of forming a baseball league for boys in South Williamsport, PA as a a means to promote the principles of “sporstmanship, fair play and teamwork.” With a little help from his wife (Grayce), brothers George and Bert Bebble, their wives and some friends, “Little League” came to exist. While the name evolved from “Little League” to “National Little League Tournament” and now into the “Little League Baseball World Series”; initially, the program was also exclusive to Williamsport, but since it gained media exposure, it has sprung out beyond Pennsylvania, across the US and across countries.

From the time it began until present times, Little League Baseball World Series has become the world's most successful and largest organized youth baseball program.

 


Related Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_League_World_Series
http://baseball.about.com/od/youthbaseball/p/llws.htm
http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/historyandmission.htm
http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/worldserieshistory.htm
http://www.leaguelineup.com/miscinfo.asp?menuid=42&cmenuid=42&url=nhll17&sid=869692664

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