Once a year, baseball fans from around the globe make a pilgrimage to the fields of Williamsport for a chance to witness history. The Little League World Series is where the best young players in the world compete to take their place in the baseball record books.
History and Background
The year was 1947, and baseball was on America's mind. That's when the first Little League World Series took place on the green fields of Williamsport. Sure, the winners made their place in the record books, but more importantly the 2,500 spectators proved that there was a future for the Little League.
Today, the Little League is the world's biggest organized youth sports program. There are nearly 200,000 Little League teams in all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries. From Japan to Mexico, you'll find kids from small towns and big cities taking the field and chasing the same dream.
Little League Information
This year, you'll find over 40,000 baseball fans packed in to Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. It's been home to the Little League World series since 1959. This is where 16 teams from around the world will compete for the ultimate Little League prize. To learn more click here.
There's a lot more than Little League Baseball happening in the surrounding area. Out here you'll find Clyde Peeling's Reptile Land, stocked with 40 species of reptile for you to gawk at. Then there's Knoebels Amusement Park with lots of rides and attractions for the whole family. You could even cruise the Susquehanna River in style in the Hiawatha Riverboat Cruise. Take a look at what PA has to offer. Whether it's indoors, outdoors, or something in between, you'll find some fun ways to spend your time.
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