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									                        Media Center Policies for
                 2007 Little League Baseball World Series
1 Authorized Little League International employees only are permitted in the media relations office.
2. No one under the age of 18 will be credentialed.
3. Two (2) forms of valid identification (including one photo ID) must be presented at the time media credentials
   are issued.
4. Lineup cards with the starting lineups for each game are expected to be available one hour before the start
   of each game. Lineup cards will be available in the media center and from the press box announcer at the
   stadium where the corresponding game is to be played. Note: Lineups are subject to change. All changes will
   be announced by the press box announcer. Cumulative statistics and box scores are expected to be available
   approximately 30 minutes after each game.
5. No interviews will be permitted in the hallway outside of the media center interview room.
6. Food and drinks will be made available to working media only. Lunch is served at noon; dinner about 5 p.m.
   Meals are available only for scheduled game days. On some days, one meal is available, depending on the game
   schedule.
7. Credential assignments cannot be changed and are not transferable.
8. Only credentialed media will be only allowed in media center.
9. No access will be permitted below Lamade Stadium through the media center.


  Media Center Phone Number: 570-326-1921 ext. 420
  Media Center Fax Number: 570-321-1587


  Little League Baseball World Series media staff:
  Lance Van Auken, senior communications executive –          office: 570-326-1921 ext. 264;
                                                              cell phone: 570-244-5383
  Chris Downs, media relations manager – office: 570-326-1921, ext. 238;
                                              cell phone: 570-337-2511


  Media Center Office Staff –        Nancy Grove
                                     Emily McElheny
                                     Kitty Strouse
                                     Becky Bassett
                                     Laurie Frey-Brown
  Media Center hours:
  Monday-Thursday, Aug. 13-16 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Friday-Saturday, Aug. 17-18 – 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  Sunday-Tuesday, Aug. 19-21 – 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 22-23 – noon to 8 p.m.
  Friday, Aug. 24 – closed
  Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 25-26 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                        2007 Little League Baseball® World Series Media Guide


                                                  Table of Contents
General Information
      Media Guidelines ......................................................................................................................... 2-5
      Map of Complex ..............................................................................................................................6
      Story Ideas .......................................................................................................................................7
      Little League Style Guide .......................................................................................................... 8-10
      Little League Administration .........................................................................................................11
      The Support of Little League Baseball ..........................................................................................12
      Little League International Complex .............................................................................................13
      The Divisions of Little League Baseball and Softball ...................................................................14
The Little League Baseball Awards Program
      Hall of Excellence .................................................................................................................... 15-16
      Parents of the Year .........................................................................................................................17
      Good Sport of the Year and Volunteer of the Year .........................................................................18
      Bill Shea Distinguished LL Graduate/Jack Losch Team Sportsmanship Award/
      Mom of the Year/Howard and Gail Paster Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award/
      Challenger Award/.................................................................................................................... 19-20
History of Little League and the Little League World Series
       History by Year ........................................................................................................................ 21-25
       The Countries of Little League ......................................................................................................26
       Notable Little League Graduates (see also pages 15-16)...............................................................27
       World Series Records .....................................................................................................................28
       Championship Game Scores .................................................................................................... 29-30
       Participants............................................................................................................................... 31-35
2007 - The Road to Williamsport
       International Tournament ...............................................................................................................36
       Tournament Play and the World Series ..........................................................................................37
       Little League World Series Umpires ..............................................................................................38
       Little League World Series Staff and Volunteers ...........................................................................39
       World Series Calendar of Events ............................................................................................. 40-41
       Regional Assignments....................................................................................................................42
Little League Regional Champions (World Series Teams)

The rosters of teams will be published separately. Please pick up a copy when they become available on
Friday, Aug. 17.

World Series Format......................................................................................................Inside Back Cover
Game Schedule ..........................................................................................................................Back Cover


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                               MEDIA GUIDELINES
           WELCOME TO THE 2007 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
                        PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!

  Welcome to Little League International, site of the 61st Little League Baseball World Series. Little
League welcomes all journalists to capture every exciting moment of each World Series game. We do,
however, request that you adhere to the guidelines that follow.
  CREDENTIALS: Media Credentials are not                          MEDIA WORK AREAS: Reserved seating,
transferable and cannot be issued to anyone under              if available, will be noted on credentials. Media
the age of 18, or who has not consented to a                   credentials also will allow seating in the stadium
standard criminal background check. All Media                  (except Section 1, 2, and 3), if available, but do not
Credentials are coded to indicate reserved areas in            entitle others without media passes or tickets to be
the press sections or with a ROAM designation.                 seated in the stadium. No member of the media,
While ROAM credentials do not guarantee reserved               including television cameras/crews, will be permitted
seating, they do provide access to the unrestricted            on the field at any time, with the exception of ESPN/
areas of the complex. Photo Credentials are printed            ABC cameras, and photographers under certain
with specific access level codes. (Details follow.)             circumstances as communicated by Little League
  ACCOMMODATIONS: Accommodations are                           Baseball World Series staff.
extremely limited in the Williamsport area during the             Photographers are assigned space as available,
World Series. Information on accommodations may                and will be permitted on the field only for special
be obtained by calling the Williamsport/Lycoming               pre-game ceremonies. No cameras of any kind are
Chamber of Commerce at (570) 326-1971; or by                   permitted in the dugouts at any time. At no time
accessing the list at www.littleleague.org/media.              during games will photographers be permitted to
  PARKING: A special parking area for the news                 open the dugout door to shoot into the dugouts. For
media covering the World Series is located on the              games at Volunteer Stadium, photographers may
Little League International Complex, with access               not shoot through the window of the door into the
from East Mountain Avenue. A Press Parking Pass                dugout. Following the game, photographers are not
is required, and may be obtained from the Media                permitted to shoot into the dugout of the losing team.
Relations Center at Lamade Stadium. The first time              Solicitation/sales of any kind by photographers
you park, you may use a valid media identification              or their agents on Little League property is
card for entry, a parking permit is required thereafter.       prohibited, unless approved in writing by Little
Parking is very limited, so an early arrival is                League International. At no time are credentialed
suggested, particularly for night games and games              photographers or their agents permitted to offer,
later in the tournament. Overflow media parking may             provide or present any “courtesy” photos of
be required in public parking areas.                           World Series game action or related World Series
  ARRIVAL: Upon check-in, you will be required                 events. Such actions are grounds for revocation of
to produce some documentation to show that you                 media credentials.
are a member of the working media, as well as a
photo ID. After you have received your credentials             (Note: Later during the tournament, when games are
at the Media Relations Center at Lamade Stadium,               no longer being played in Volunteer Stadium, seats
you may want to familiarize yourself with the                  and phone lines in Volunteer Stadium may continue
surroundings. The Media Relations Department can               to be used for transmitting stories and photos.)
help with story ideas and information that you may
need.




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  There are three levels of stadium photo access for          However, the photographs and information gathered
photographers: 1. All (access to all areas reserved for       will be provided to the media prior to the start of the
photographers, including the “wells” on the first-             World Series.
base side at each stadium. These are generally only             ONE-ON-ONE PLAYER INTERVIEWS:
available to wire service photographers and those               Members of the media wishing to conduct one-
working for national publications; 2. First/Third Base        on-one interviews with players must first obtain the
(access only to the first and third base photo areas,          consent of the team manager or coach who must be
and general seating level of stadium); 3. ROAM                present throughout the interview. No one-on-one
(access only to seating level of stadium).                    interviews with players or coaches are permitted
  Photographers who use stadium seating areas must            outside of the Media Interview Room at the Media
not obstruct walkways or the view of spectators.              Relations Center of Lamade Stadium following
Note: During some games in the early rounds, a                the post-game media briefing for the game just
photographer may request to use the “well” photo              completed. No one-on-one interviews with players
area for 15 minutes at a time, if available. This             are permitted until one hour after the end of the game
request should be made to the Media Relations Staff           in which a player participates.
Member in charge of the Dugout Media Area. This                 Requests for interviews must be submitted to
area may not be available after Tuesday’s games.              security personnel at the main entrance of the
  INTERNATIONAL GROVE: Except for special                     International Grove between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
functions, the International Grove is closed to the             Requests will be forwarded to the coach or
general public and access by the media is restricted.         manager of the player, if available. If the player and
Members of the media may visit and tour the                   manager/coach agree to the interview, the coach and
International Grove only during the ONE period                player, or manager and player, will meet the media
specifically set aside for a photo opportunity. Only           personnel at the security gate and escort the media
ONE media tour will be conducted for this purpose.            personnel to an interview area. Interviews also may
Contact the Media Relations Department for the date           be conducted before or after practices (see below), at
and time. Media access to the team housing complex            the discretion of the team manager. Media personnel
or dining/recreation facility cannot be granted by any        must not request interviews during practices. Any
players, coaches, team hosts or security personnel            coach, manager, player or umpire may decline any
under any circumstances. Members of the media                 interview.
are not permitted to request coaches, players, or               TEAM PRACTICES: Team practice schedules
any other individuals associated with the teams, to           will be distributed only to team coaches and
provide photos or video of any kind from inside the           managers who may, or may not, wish to share
International Grove.                                          those schedules with the media. These practices
  TEAM PREPARATIONS FOR THE MEDIA:                            are generally open to the public, but all observers
Little League personnel will guide each team, in              (including media) must obey the wishes of the
uniform, through a pre-World Series information               manager of the team practicing.
gathering process that includes team and individual             POST-GAME MEDIA BRIEFINGS: Ten
photographs of every player and coach, height and             minutes after each game, credentialed members of
weight measurements of every player, and basic                the media are invited to a post-game media briefing.
information on every player (proper spelling of               The Little League International Media Relations
name, uniform number, defensive positions, and                staff will escort team managers and/or coaches (and
batting position). In addition, managers and coaches          a limited number of players, if applicable) to the
may be asked to comment briefly on team strengths,             Media Interview Room at Lamade Stadium. (Note:
significant accomplishments and key players to                 Players from the losing team will not be included in
watch. Due to the tight pre-World Series schedule             this briefing. They may be interviewed separately,
for participants, this process is closed to all media.        but only one hour after the game. No interviews will
                                                              be permitted outside of the Media Interview Room

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immediately following the post-game media briefing.           except a brief update on the score or previous game
See “One-on-One Player Interviews.”)                         action; B. The camera must be located (for games
   DECORUM: Members of the media are to refrain              in Lamade Stadium) on the upper level of the hill
from “cheering” for a particular team at the post-           beyond the outfield fence, near the Administration
game briefing or in the Press Section, and should             building parking lot, or (for games in Volunteer
conduct themselves professionally and with proper            Stadium) a minimum of 50 feet beyond the second
decorum at all times.                                        outfield fence. (See the areas designated as “Stand-
   LINEUPS: Lineups are available from the Press             Up Area” on the map on Page 6 of this book); C.
Box Announcer. Note: Although the lineups are                The reporter must be in the shot at all times; D. The
generally available one hour before each game,               report must be one minute or less; E. There must be
please be aware that baseball rules allow either             no more than four live reports per game. 6. Camera
team to alter lineups at any time up until the official       lights must not be used where they may be visible
exchange of lineups just before the game.                    by players on the field. (This applies during day and
VIDEO: Television crews from local affiliate                  night games.)
stations are welcome at the Little League Baseball             There is no limit and no restriction by ESPN or
World Series. However, it must be understood                 Little League International on televised reports
that Little League and ESPN has the right to                 of activities not related to the games, when such
restrict or prohibit ANY camera crews (including             activities are conducted off the playing fields in areas
ABC affiliates) from operating at any game-                   in which media personnel are permitted. (Example:
related activity. Therefore, video taping of non-            news conference, pin trading tent, pavilion and
championship games to obtain B-Roll footage is               sponsor areas are not restricted by ESPN or Little
permitted, subject to Little League approval, and            League International policies.)
adherence to the following guidelines:                         Note: Sale of video images of the Little League
   1. Shooting of B-roll footage is allowed, provided        Baseball World Series is not permitted without
it: A. Does not restrict the view of spectators; B.          express written permission from Little League
Does not utilize facilities (camera stands, stadium          International.
roof, etc.) reserved for use by ESPN; C. Does                  TELEPHONES: Live telephone connections
not take place in the stadium seating areas during           have been provided in some of the seats in the Press
televised games; (NOTE: All games of the 2007                Sections of both stadiums. Little League provides
Little League Baseball World Series are scheduled            only the hookup (standard modular jack), with local
to be televised.) D. Does not interfere with the             access calls at no charge. Toll calls require calling
ESPN hand-held camera crews. (Interference,                  collect or the use of a credit/calling card. All media
in this case, includes being deemed visible by               will need to provide their own telephones.
ESPN in any location in which ESPN cameras are                 SATELLITE TRANSMISSION: Liberty Uplink
operating or likely to be operating.) 2. During games,       of Philadelphia is providing service to television
cameras/crews, other than those operated by ESPN/            stations wishing to uplink a remote satellite signal,
ABC, must cease operating and vacate any area                including high definition (HD) uplinks. If your
immediately if requested to do so by any ESPN/ABC            station plans to use uplink service, please call Adam
crew. 3. Shooting of B-roll footage is limited to five        Sirkin at 215-964-5222; or send an e-mail to: info@
minutes of filming in one location from the terraced          libertyuplink.com. For more information on Liberty
hills, to a maximum of 15 minutes per game. When             Uplink, log on to: libertyuplink.com.
the five minutes is completed, the camera must be               FREQUENCY COORDINATION: The SBE,
moved to another location, at least 50 feet away. 4.         in cooperation, with the Federal Communications
The B-roll footage may not be televised until the            Commission (FCC) has designated the Williamsport
game is completed. 5. Brief, live reports during             Area as a branch of the SBE Chapter 2 Northeast
games are permitted, subject to these provisions: A.         Pennsylvania coordinate Remote Pickup Frequencies
There must be no report on game action taking place,         for both radio and television facilities. Part 74 of

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the FCC Rules stipulates that any itinerant use of               RADIO: Reporters from radio stations and networks
RPU frequencies must be coordinated. If you plan               also are welcome at the Little League Baseball World
any RPU use on any frequency with any power,                   Series. The exclusive flagship station for English
including wireless microphone use, please call Skip            language broadcasts of the Little League Baseball
Smith, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30                 World Series is WRAK 1400-AM of Williamsport,
p.m., at 570-323-5360 for assistance. All requests             Pa. For other English language radio interests: No
must be made no later than Monday, Aug. 14, 2007.              live broadcasts are permitted on any station, or
   THE INTERNET: Little League International is                network except by agreement with WRAK-AM. Radio
providing extensive coverage of the Little League              reporters may cover the games, however, through five
Baseball World Series on the Internet at the World             or fewer reports, each of a minute or less in duration,
Wide Web Address (URL) of: www.littleleague.org.               per game. The reports must not contain descriptions of
Internet news providers are welcome to cover the               action currently taking place.
Little League Baseball World Series. However, no                 DISTRIBUTION OF PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
live reports are permitted on any sites except www.            OR OTHER LITERATURE: It is Little League
littleleague.org. Static images (no video) of games or         International’s policy that no organization, group,
other Little League Baseball World Series activities           company, etc., be permitted to sell or distribute
may be posted on the Internet, but must not be                 leaflets, placards, posters, promotional material, or any
posted until at least 30 minutes after the conclusion          other items at the Little League International Complex
of the game, or activity. Little League International          without written permission from Little League
will have wireless internet access available in both           International.
stadiums for the duration of the World Series.                   OTHER INTERVIEWS: Lance Van Auken, Senior
Four webcams will be in operation during the World             Communications Executive, and Chris Downs, Media
Series. Static images of the scoreboard at each                Relations Manager, are available during the Little
stadium will refresh every 30 seconds. A webcam                League Baseball World Series to answer any inquiries
will also be focused on the concourse between the              regarding Little League rules, regulations, policies and
stadiums and one will display the lobby at the Peter           principles, as well as specific inquiries regarding the
J. McGovern Little League Museum.                              Little League Baseball World Series. Direct all such
   GAME RESULTS: Little League anticipates                     inquiries to them.
making box scores available after each game, with                VIOLATIONS OF MEDIA GUIDELINES: Any
copies available at the Media Relations Center                 news organization or person in violation of these
under Lamade Stadium, and at www.littleleague.                 guidelines (or others subsequently published by
org. Cumulative statistics also will be available at the       Little League Baseball, Incorporated) whether or
Media Relations Center.
                                                               not such violations occur on Little League property,
   MEALS: Recognizing that many members of
                                                               will be subject to revocation of World Series media
the media covering the Little League Baseball
World Series are at the complex throughout the                 credentials.
day, Little League provides food at no charge for
credentialed working media only. During games, a
Media Hospitality Room will be open in the Media                     Little League Baseball World Series
Relations Center under Lamade Stadium in which                       Media Relations Staff Members are:
food will be available. Only working, credentialed
media will be permitted in this room. Guests and                 Lance Van Auken - Senior Communications
non-credentialed media are not permitted in the                                    Executive
Media Hospitality Room, and food and drinks                      Chris Downs - Media Relations Manager
must not be taken from these rooms. Note: Media
                                                                 Media Center: Nancy Grove, Becky Bassett, Kitty
personnel will not be permitted to sign for food at the
                                                                 Strouse, Emily McElheny, Laurie-Frey Brown
concession stand.

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 MAP OF THE LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL COMPLEX
                          Enter complex here, U.S. Route 15 to E. Mountain Ave.




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1. Little League International Administration Building. (Fronts U.S. Route 15.)
2. Howard J. Lamade Stadium.
3. Little League Baseball World Series Media Relations Center. Media Credentials and parking pass are
    obtained here, through the door marked “Media,” located on the third base side beneath Lamade stadium.
    Photo ID AND media ID are required for entry and must be presented to receive media credentials. Media
    Credentials allow admittance to both stadiums. Nobody is admitted to the press sections without proper Media
    Credentials. Releases, box scores and updates can be obtained from the Press Box Area Media Coordinator
    in the Press Sections of the stadiums, or at the Media Relations Center. Post-game news conferences will be
    conducted in the Interview Room of the Media Relations Center. Tobacco use of any kind is prohibited on the
    Little League International complex. (Please read the Media Guidelines on the previous pages for specific
    policies.)
4. Little League Volunteer Stadium.
5. International Grove – Upper Gate. This “upper gate” is where to report when requesting individual
    interviews or photos of players, managers, coaches, umpires, etc. Security personnel will locate the
    interview subject. If the subject is willing/available to be interviewed, he or she will be brought to this area.
    Media personnel are not permitted inside International Grove. (See guidelines on previous pages for more
    information.)
6. Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. (Fronts U.S. Highway 15.) Media Credentials will allow
    admittance to the museum (for the person to whom the credentials were issued) at no charge during the Little
    League Baseball World Series. The museum hours during the 2007 Little League Baseball World Series are:
    daily – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
7. Media Parking (2). See No. 3 above regarding the Parking Permit. A valid media ID will allow parking in
    the media lot on the day of arrival, but a Parking Permit is required thereafter. Media personnel must enter the
    complex from the north end (East Mountain Avenue) and park only on field designated for stadium parking.
    Entry from any other point is not permitted.
8. Stand-Up Areas (2). These are the areas for live stand-up reports (see guidelines).
9. Satellite Truck Parking Area.
10. Media Entrances to Complex (2). Magnetometers here will be designated for use by the media. However,
    media may also use public entrances/magnetometers.
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       STORY IDEAS: WHAT’S UP WITH LITTLE LEAGUE?
     PRESIDENT HOSTS LITTLE LEAGUERS                                                    HISTORY ABOUNDS
  President George W. Bush, who played in the Central                      For those reporters and photographers who want to tell
Little League in Midland, Texas, in the 1950s, invited Little       the story of Little League’s roots, a visit to the site of the first
League Tee Ball teams to the South Lawn of the White                Little League games and the first 12 Little League Baseball
House again this year, following games in each of the past          World Series tournaments is a must. Volunteer tour guides
seven years. The President has welcomed teams, parents and          are on duty throughout the day. To reach the site, take U.S.
fans to the “People’s House,” each year since taking office in       Route 15 North, across the Susquehanna River, and proceed
2001. Read more about the President’s “Tee Ball Initiative”         straight onto Market Street when you cross the bridge into
in the 2007 Little League Baseball World Series Souvenir            the city of Williamsport. Turn left (west) at Fourth Street,
Program.                                                            along “Millionaire’s Row,” a street lined with stately old
  LITTLE LEAGUE INSTITUTES PITCH COUNT                              homes built during the area’s logging boom. About three
  During the 2007 regular season, all of Little League’s            miles down is Original League, on the left.
affilated baseball programs operated using a pitch count to                         FEMALES IN THE SERIES
determine the eligibilty of a pitcher, replacing the innings-              In 2004, the 58th Little League Baseball World Series
pitched regulation. The decision to institute the pitch count      celebrated the 30th anniversary of girls first being allowed by
was decided by the Little League International Board of            rule to play Little League Baseball in 1974 (although the first
Directors in August 2006 following two years of study. In          girl to actually play Little League did so in 1950 in Corning,
2005 and 2006, Little League International conducted a Pitch       N.Y. – Kathryn “Tubby” Johnston). Through 2005, 12 girls
Count Pilot Program. The program prescribed actual pitch           have played in the Little League Baseball World Series. The
limits on each pitcher, rather than the traditional method of     first, Victoria Roche, was in 1984. She played for the team
limiting the number of innings. The rule was modified to           that represented Brussels (Belgium) Little League. The 2004
accomodate tournament play, and is in effect for the Little       Little League Baseball World Series marked the first time that
League Baseball World Series.                                     two girls had played in the same World Series.
                                                                   The other girls who have participated in the Series are:
   BENEFITS OF NEW TELEVISION CONTRACT
                                                                  Victoria Brucker, Eastview Little League, San Pedro,
   Little League International and ESPN agreed to a new
                                                                  Calif., 1989; Kelly Craig, Trail Little League, Trail, British
eight-year television contract earlier this year. The agreement
                                                                  Columbia, Canada, 1990; Giselle Hardy, Arabian American
will provide for continued coverage of the Little League
                                                                  Little League, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1991; Krissy Wendell,
Baseball World Series on the ESPN family of networks.
                                                                  Brooklyn Center (Minn.) American Little League, 1994;
Benefits of the contract include expanding the coverage
                                                                  Sayaka Tsushima, Kashima Little League, Osaka, Japan,
of Little League’s three other World Series tournaments in
                                                                  1998; Alicia Hunolt, Ramstein Little League, Ramstein Air
baseball and all four softball World Series. The contract also
                                                                  Base, Germany, 1999; Tatiana Maltseva, Khovrino Little
allowed Little League International to lower 2007 charter
                                                                  League, Moscow, Russia, 2001; Sanoe Aina, Waipio Little
fees from $18 to $16, and provide for 80 free background
                                                                 League, Waipahu, Hawaii, 2002; Merced Flores, Central Little
checks for each of its chartered leagues. All remaining
                                                                 League, Agana, Guam, 2003; Meghan Sims, Owensboro (Ky.)
background checks cost $1.
                                                                 Southern Little League, 2004; and Alexandra Bellini, East
                 TELEVISION SCHEDULE                             Nepean Little League, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2004.
   A total of 49 Little League games will be televised on          One woman has coached a team in the Little League Baseball
ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC this year. Five games of the Little           World Series: Kathy Barnard, Lynn Valley Little League,
League Baseball World Series, including the World Series         North Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1993. Betty Speziale
championship, will be carried on ABC. This will be the           (Dunkirk, N.Y., 1989) was the first woman to umpire in the
second year that all of the World Series games will be aired Little League Baseball World Series. Flora Stansberry (Seneca,
in high definition. For the sixth year since the tournament      Mo., 2002) was the first woman to umpire behind the plate in
expanded from eight to 16 teams in 2001, every team will        the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game.
have games on national television on the ESPN family of
networks. All 32 games of the Little League Baseball World                           VIPS VISITING SERIES
                                                                   Often, throughout the 10 days of the Little League Baseball
Series will be televised as were all eight of the Little League
                                                                World Series, persons of note will attend. As information of
Baseball Regional finals in the United States. The new
television contract also includes national television coverage  such an impending visit becomes available, members of the
of the Junior, Senior and Big League Baseball World Series media will be notified.
championship games. The two semifinal games and world
championship game of the Little League Softball World           For more information on these and other Little League
Series as well as the Big League, Senior League and Junior issues, contact media relations personnel in the Media
League Softball World Series championships will all be          Relations Center at Lamade Stadium.
televised.



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                         THE STYLE OF LITTLE LEAGUE
  Many of these terms are Federally Registered Trademarks, and should never be used in reference to
any program other than those chartered by Little League Baseball and Softball. They are not generic
terms. (Note: Those terms that should always be capitalized are listed as such.)
   A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Baseball                    Breen Field: The correct name of the field at which
Leadership Training Center: The correct name of the             the annual Little League Baseball New England Region
complex at the Little League Baseball Eastern Region            and Mid-Atlantic Region tournaments are played. The
Headquarters in Bristol, Conn., named for the late              field is located at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League
commissioner of Major League Baseball, an ardent                Leadership Training Center, home of the Little League
Little League supporter.                                        Baseball Eastern Region Headquarters. It is named for
   Al Houghton Stadium: The correct name of the                 Leon Breen, one of the original volunteers instrumental
stadium at which the annual Little League Baseball              in the development of the center.
West Region and Northwest Region tournaments are                  Challenger Division: A baseball program for
played. The field, at the Little League Baseball Western         participants 5-18 years old (league age; or older,
Region Headquarters complex, is named for the first              for those still in school) who are mentally and/or
full-time Western Region director.                              physically challenged.
   Arnold S. White, Sr. Stadium: The correct name of              charter: A written contract/agreement between
the stadium at which the annual Little League Baseball          Little League Baseball, Incorporated, and the board
Southeast Region Tournament is played. The stadium,             of directors of a local organization of volunteers
located at the Little League Baseball Southern Region           interested in operating a Little League Baseball and/or
Headquarters complex, is named for the late Southern            Little League Softball program for a particular year,
Region director, who held that post from 1966 until he          committing the local volunteers to strict adherence
passed away in 1993.                                            to Little League rules, regulations and policies. It is
   Big League Baseball: A program for participants 16-          applied for annually by the local league.
18 years old (league age).                                        Charter Committee: A group of personnel at
   board of directors: At the local league level, a group       Little League International in whom is placed (by the
of people elected by the league membership, in whom             Little League International Board of Directors) the
is placed the responsibility for the management of              responsibility for the granting, suspension, termination
the property and affairs of the league, under the rules,        or limitation of any part of the charter, as well as the
regulations and policies of Little League Baseball,             privilege of waiving rules and/or regulations as the
Incorporated. (See Little League International Board of         individual situation warrants.
Directors).                                                       district administrator: A volunteer position at the
   Boys Big League Softball: A program for boys                 local level. Districts hold elections once every three
14-18 years old (league age); Boys Little League                years on a rotating basis. Each league in a district (a
Softball: A program for boys 9-12 years old (league             geographic area within a state or country) receives one
age); Boys Minor League Softball: A minor division              vote and can nominate any person. Districts are usually
of the Little League Softball charter, for boys 7-12            composed of eight to 20 local Little Leagues.
years old (league age). A league may have further                 Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove: A
divisions at the local level, such as Minor League              housing, dining and recreation area at Little League
Coach Pitch, Minor League Machine Pitch, etc.; Boys             International for participants in the Little League
Senior League Softball: A program for boys 13-16                Baseball World Series and summer camp. Also houses
years old (league age); Boys Tee Ball Softball: A               visitors/participants in seminars and schools, and has
minor division of the Little League Softball charter,           been used to house victims of natural disasters. It is
for boys 5-8 years old (league age). Boys 5-6 years of          named for the former president and chief executive
age (league age) must play only Tee Ball. Exception:            officer of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
If a boy, league age 6, played a season of Tee Ball as a
5-year-old, the league may allow the boy to participate
in the Boys Minor League Coach Pitch Division. (See
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  Girls Big League Softball: A program for girls                agreement reached during the 1950s with other youth
14-18 years old (league age); Girls Junior League               organizations. In 2006, the date in all divisions of Little
Softball: A program for girls 13-14 years old (league           League Baseball was changed to April 30 of the current
age); Girls Little League Softball: A program for girls         year. The date in all divisions of Little League Softball
9-12 years old (league age); Girls Minor                        is Dec. 31 of the previous year.
League Softball: A minor division of the Little League             Little League Baseball and Softball, or Little
Softball charter, for girls 7-12 years old (league age).        League: Acceptable on first reference to the
A league may have further divisions at the local level,         organization named below. “Little League Baseball”
such as Minor League Coach Pitch, Minor League                  is used to identify the regular season division for
Machine Pitch, etc.; Girls Senior League Softball:              participants age 9-12 (league age). (See International
A program for girls 13-16 years old (league age);               Tournament). Whenever used in letterhead or in a title
Girls Tee Ball Softball: A minor division of the Little         by non-media entities, it should also be accompanied
League charter, for girls 5-8 years old (league age).           by a registration symbol: “®”.
Girls 5-6 years of age (league age) must play only Tee             Little League Baseball, Incorporated: The official
Ball. Exception: If a girl, league age 6, played a season       title of the organization, founded in 1939 by Carl Stotz
of Tee Ball as a 5-year-old, the league may allow the           in Williamsport, Pa. It is now the largest organized
girl to participate in the Girls Minor League Coach             youth sports program in the world, providing baseball
Pitch Division. (See Girls Minor League Softball.)              and softball programs to nearly 2.7 million participants
  Howard J. Lamade Stadium: The name of the                     ages 5-18 on more than 176,000 teams in more than
stadium at which the Little League Baseball World               75 countries. Note: The word “Incorporated,” if used,
Series has been played every year since 1959. It is             should not be abbreviated.
named for the late vice president of Grit Publishing,              Little League International Board of Directors:
who was a member of the Little League Board of                  a group of individuals in whom is placed the
Directors in the 1950s. Grit Publishing donated the             responsibility for the management of the property and
funds needed to purchase much of the land for the               affairs of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. Nine
Little League International complex.                            members of the board are nominated for election at
  International Tournament: The tournament that                 the Little League International Congress from among
begins on July 1 at the district level and ends in              district administrators.
August with a World Series in eight divisions of play              Little League International Congress: A meeting
(Little League Baseball for 11-12-year-olds; Junior             of Little League district administrators held once every
League Baseball for 13-14-year-olds; Senior League              three years. Part of the agenda at each congress is to
Baseball for 14-16-year-olds; Big League Baseball               review possible changes in the rules and regulations,
for 16-18-year-olds; Girls Little League Softball for           and to make recommendations for changes to the
11-12-year-old girls; Girls Junior League Softball for          Little League International board of directors. Nine
13-14-year-old Girls; Girls Senior League Softball for          new members are nominated from among district
14-16-year-old girls; and Girls Big League Softball for         administrators, for election to the Little League
16-18-year-olds. There are also tournaments in 9-10-            International Board of Directors. The 24th Congress
Year-Old Baseball for 9-10-year olds and 9-10-Year-             was conducted in April 2007, in Houston, Texas.
Old Girls Softball for 9-10-year-old girls, each ending            Little League International: The name of the
in state tournaments. In 2004, 11-year-old baseball             66-acre complex in Williamsport, Pennsylvania that in-
and softball tournaments for 11-year-old baseball               cludes Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Peter J. McGovern
and softball players culminated at the state level. The         Little League Museum, Dr. Creighton J. Hale Inter-
International Tournament is under the administrative            national Grove, the Jonathan Levin Pavilion, the John
control of the Tournament Committee in Williamsport,            W. Lundy Little League Conference Center, and Little
Pa. (same personnel as the Charter Committee).                  League Volunteer Stadium.
  Junior League Baseball: A program for participants               Little League (Western, Eastern, Southern,
13-14 years old (league age).                                   Southwestern, Central) Region Headquarters:
  League age: The age attained by a participant as of           These are the correct names of the various regional
April 30 during the year in question. This is the factor        headquarters of Little League Baseball and Softball,
used by Little League International in determining the          located in San Bernardino (California), Bristol
age bracket in which the child will be placed during            (Connecticut), St. Petersburg (Florida), Waco (Texas),
that season. The date was determined as a result of an          and Indianapolis (Indiana), respectively. (See also:

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 Ruben F. Glick Little League Center, Little League               residence: In Little League, the residence for a
Southwestern Region Leadership Training Center, and            candidate or player member is the bona fide
A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training         residence of continual habitation of the parent or legal
Center.) Other International Region offices are located         guardian, as shown on several forms of identification
in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Caparra Heights, Puerto            (i.e., driver’s license, income tax record, voter’s
Rico; Hong Kong and Kutno, Poland.                             identification, etc.). Residence, as defined by Little
  Little League Southwestern Region Leadership                 League, is detailed in the Operating Manual and
Training Center: The correct name for the                      rulebooks.
headquarters complex in Waco, Texas. At this site,                Ruben F. Glick Little League Center: The correct
the annual Little League Baseball Southwest Region             name of the complex at the Little League Central
Tournament is played.                                          Region Headquarters in Indianapolis. It is named for
  Little League European Leadership Training                   a longtime supporter of Little League in the Central
Center: The correct title for the European Region              Region and Indiana.
Headquarters complex in Kutno, Poland.                            Rules Committee: A group of officials at Little
  Little League Foundation: A charitable, non-profit            League International, and members of the International
organization registered with the IRS as a tax-exempt           Board of Directors (district administrators) in whom
residuary of funds, real or personal; and of other             is placed (by the Little League International Board of
interests donated by gift, demise bequest or other             Directors) the responsibility for evaluating the rules
transfer, to be used for the welfare and development of        of the various divisions of Little League, and for
Little Leaguers.                                               recommending for adoption any changes to the rules.
  Minor League Baseball: A minor division of the               Members of the Rules Committee are listed in the
Little League Baseball charter, for participants 7-12          rulebooks.
years old (league age). (See Tee Ball for exception.) A           Senior League Baseball: A program for participants
local league might have further divisions at the local         14-16 years old (league age).
level, such as Minor Coach Pitch, Minor Machine                   Stokely Field: The correct name of the field at which
Pitch, etc.                                                    the annual Little League Baseball Midwest Region
  9-and 10-Year-Old Tournament: A tournament                   and Great Lakes Region tournaments are played. The
division in baseball and softball for participants of          field is located at the Ruben F. Glick Little League
those league ages in baseball and girls softball. Teams        Center, home of the Little League Central Region
advance to the state level only.                               Headquarters. It is named for a late trustee of the Little
  10-and 11-Year-Old Tournament: A tournament                  League Foundation, Alfred Stokely, whose financial
division in baseball and softball for participants of          assistance helped procure the land for the Central
those league ages in baseball and girls softball. Teams        Region Headquarters complex.
advance to the state level only.                                  Tee Ball Baseball: A minor division of the Little
  Official Regulations and Playing Rules: Three such            League Baseball charter, for participants 5-8 years old
publications produced each year by Little League in            (league age). Participants 5-6 years of age (league age)
the following divisions are: 1. Tee Ball, Minor League,        must play only Tee Ball. Exception: If a player, league
Little League, Junior League, Senior League and Big            age 6, played a season of Tee Ball as a 5-year-old, the
League Baseball; 2. Tee Ball, Minor League, Little             league may allow the player to participate in the Minor
League, Junior League,Senior League and Big League             League Coach Pitch Division. (See Minor League
Softball; 3. Challenger.                                       Baseball).
  Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum: The                     Tournament Committee: A group of personnel at
correct title for the museum, located at Little League         Little League International in whom is placed (by the
International.                                                 Little League International Board of Directors) the
  Pitch Count: The method by which Little League               responsibility for the operation of the International
Baseball determines the eligibility of pitchers. This          Tournament. Members of the Tournament Committee
regulation, implemented for the 2007 Little League             are also the members of the Charter Committee (listed
Baseball season, replaced the innings-pitched                  in the rulebooks).
regulation that previously had been the determinent for
a pitcher’s eligibility.



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                  LITTLE LEAGUE’S ADMINISTRATION
              LITTLE LEAGUE’S                                 LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL®
             FEDERAL CHARTER                                   INCORPORATED OFFICERS

Little League Baseball and Softball is a Federal             Timothy J. Hughes, Williamsport, Pa.
Incorporation granted under a bill signed into law                       Chairman
by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 17, 1964,                Dennis Lewin, Irvington, N.Y.
and amended December 24, 1974, to admit girls.                        Chairman-Elect
                                                             Stephen D. Keener, Williamsport, Pa.
The legislation, which received unanimous                    President and Chief Executive Officer
approval of both the U.S. Senate and the House
of Representatives, is Public Law 88-378. It is the            David Houseknecht, Muncy, Pa.
highest recognition that the Federal Government                   Chief Financial Officer
can accord, providing for incorporation of Little             Joseph W. Losch, Williamsport, Pa.
League Baseball in all 50 states and endowing                     Senior Vice President and
the program with protective integrity by the U.S.                    Corporate Secretary
Government.                                                    Patrick Wilson, Williamsport, Pa.
                                                                 Vice President of Operations
Action of the President and Congress places
                                                              Melissa Singer, Montoursville, Pa.
Little League Baseball in the same category as                            Treasurer
the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Boys Clubs
of America and a select group of other agencies            LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL
similarly chartered.                                               BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                                              Timothy J. Hughes, Williamsport, Pa.
“LITTLE LEAGUE,” “LITTLE LEAGUE                                             Chairman
BASEBALL,” “LITTLE LEAGUER,” “LL,”                                 Dennis Lewin, Irvington, N.Y.
“DUGOUT,” “CHALLENGER DIVISION”                                           Chairman-Elect
and the OFFICIAL LITTLE LEAGUE                                       James Ada, Saipan, CNMI
BASEBALL EMBLEMS are the principal                           Frank Bergfield, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
registered trademarks and service marks of Little                 Danny Cavallo, Syracuse, N.Y.
                                                                    Jim Chavez, Auburn, Wash.
League Baseball, Incorporated. These marks are                   Val Dominque, Jr., Lafayette, La.
protected both by a special Act of Congress and                     Bob Gibson, Dunedin, Fla.
registrations with the United States Patent and            Dr. Davie Jane Gilmore, Williamsport, Pa.
Trademark Office. All rights in and to any and all            Dr. Barry Goldberg, New Haven, Conn.
marks of Little League Baseball, Incorporated are            Dr. Creighton J. Hale, Williamsport, Pa.
reserved.                                                           Sally John, Charlotte, N.C.
                                                                  James Joseph, Burlington, Wis.
Note: Little League Baseball is listed in the                 Stephen D. Keener, Williamsport, Pa.
current issue of the “Associated Press Stylebook               Dr. Luke L. LaPorta, Liverpool, N.Y.
                                                                   Jon D. Litner, Weston, Conn.
and Libel Manual.” The words “Little League,”
                                                            Jonathana Mariner, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“Little Leaguer,” etc., should only be used in                  Mike Mussina, Montoursville, Pa.
conjunction with programs associated with                       W. Dwight Raiford, Harlem, N.Y.
Little League Baseball, Incorporated.                         Felix M. Rivera, Arroyo, Puerto Rico
                                                           Marc St. Pierre, Quebec, Ontario, Canada
                                                               Bud Vanderberg, Kalamazoo, Mich.

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     THE SUPPORT OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
          THE LITTLE LEAGUE                                    THE PETER J. McGOVERN
             FOUNDATION                                        LITTLE LEAGUE MUSEUM
                                                                  ENDOWMENT FUND
  The Little League Foundation is the keynote and
support for Little League Baseball and Softball. It        Peter J. McGovern came to Little League
is a non-profit, tax-exempt agency established to         Baseball in 1952 as the first full-time president. He
stabilize and insure Little League’s future, protect     was elected chairman of the board in 1955, a post
its ideals, and extend its benefits.                      he held until his retirement in 1983. He continued
                                                         to serve Little League as chairman emeritus until
  The foundation is administered by the board of
                                                         his death on June 30, 1984.
trustees of which Howard Paster of Washington,
D.C., is president. Dr. Creighton J. Hale of               During his tenure as president and chairman of
Williamsport, Pa., is senior vice president, and         the board, the Little League program grew tenfold.
Stephen D. Keener of Williamsport is vice                Mr. McGovern was instrumental in promoting the
president/secretary.                                     growth of Little League - not only throughout the
                                                         United States, but around the globe - with Little
  Other Trustees of the Little League Foundation
                                                         League becoming a household name in more than
include:
                                                         40 countries in which it was played during his
    Neil R. Austrian, Old Greenwich, Conn.               service.
       Jane Forbes Clark, New York, N.Y.
                                                            Mr. McGovern saw the need for a physical
   Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., New York, N.Y.
                                                         structure to tell the story of Little League. To that
       Joe P. Crookham, Oskaloosa, Iowa
                                                         end, he spearheaded the development of the Little
     Peter G. Diamandis, Greenwich, Conn.
                                                         League Museum. Opened during the 1982 Little
 Ann Meyers Drysdale, Huntington Beach, Calif.
                                                         League Baseball World Series, the museum is
       John Grisham, Charlottesville, Va.
                                                         located on the Little League International complex.
         Eric M. Hilton, Houston, Texas
                                                         It was renamed in Mr. McGovern’s honor upon
         Dennis Lewin, Irvington, N.Y.
                                                         his retirement in 1983. This year is the 25th
      Peter O’Malley, Los Angeles, Calif.
                                                         anniversary of the museum’s establishment.
         Arte Moreno, Anaheim, Calif.
          Iris Raiford, New York, N.Y.                     The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum
           Jin Roy Ryu, Seoul, Korea                     Endowment Fund has been established to ensure
         Akio Shigemitsu, Tokyo, Japan                   the museum remains a dynamic showpiece for the
         Fred Wilpon, Great Neck, N.Y.                   Little League program. Long-term stability must
                                                         be provided to document for future generations
Honorary Trustees of the Little League Foundation
                                                         the importance and influence of the Little League
include:
                                                         movement in youth sports.
           Tom Seaver, Calistoga, Calif.
         Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Atlanta, Ga.              Contributions to the Peter J. McGovern
          George Will, Washington, D.C.                  Endowment Fund may be sent to:
                                                            Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum
                                                                         Endowment Fund
                                                                           P.O. Box 3485
                                                                     Williamsport, Pa. 17701

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      LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL COMPLEX
   Little League International, maintained in                  techniques in safety, training, rules and regulations
Williamsport, Pa., is the administrative and service           are constantly in view. Summer camps utilize all of
center for the program. Regional Centers are also              the facilities in Bristol, Indianapolis, St. Petersburg,
maintained on a full-time basis at: San Bernardino,            Hillsgrove, Pa., and Williamsport.
Calif.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; The Ruben F. Glick Little          The dormitory-style team housing complex at
League Center in Indianapolis; Waco, Texas; and                Little League International was completed in 1992
the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership              and is designed to accommodate 16 teams while
Training Center in Bristol, Conn. The first full-               providing private quarters for coaches and managers.
service regional center outside the U.S., the Little           The design reflects Little League Baseball and
League European Leadership Training Center,                    Softball’s dedication to safety with shatter-proof
was opened in Kutno, Poland in 1996. The other                 windows, scald-free showers and an exceptionally
international region offices are located in Ottawa,             sensitive fire alarm system that can be sensed by
Ontario, Canada; Caparra Heights, Puerto Rico; and             individuals with hearing and/or visual impairments.
Hong Kong.                                                       The 10,000-square foot dining and recreational
   The Administration Building is the focal point of           building was completed in 1994 and accommodates
the Little League Complex of 66 acres, located in              350 seated players and volunteers in the lower level
the Borough of South Williamsport on U.S. Route                dining room, with a modern and safe recreation
15, a main north-south highway connecting Buffalo,             facility on the upper level. The recreation area
N.Y., and Washington, D.C. The complex contains                also provides an excellent classroom for the many
five baseball diamonds, including two regulation                leadership training programs provided by Little
diamonds for Senior and Big League play, practice              League, as well as superb meeting facilities for Little
facilities, team housing, a dining and recreation              League and community functions.
building, Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little                    The John W. Lundy Little League Conference
League Volunteer Stadium (sites of the annual                  Center, with overnight facilities for 15 and two
World Series in August), the Peter J. McGovern                 conference rooms, is used throughout the year. The
Little League Museum and the John W. Lundy Little              building is used not only for Little League purposes,
League Conference Center.                                      but by numerous civic groups and others.
   The Administration Building houses all                        Lamade Stadium, originally built in 1959 as
administrative and business offices of Little League            Howard J. Lamade Memorial Field, has undergone
Baseball and Softball, as well as facilities for               several changes over the years. The original facility
storage and mailing large quantities of materials sent         was razed and a new one built in 1968. Additional
annually to local leagues. Its operation is geared to          seating was added in 1971. It can accommodate up to
five-day-a-week service throughout the year.                    45,000 spectators, including seating on the terraced
   Over the years, Adult Leadership Training                   hills.
Programs have been attended by thousands of                      Construction on Volunteer Stadium was completed
District Administrators, league presidents, managers,          in the summer of 2001. It can accommodate up
umpires and other league personnel. Each session,              to 5,000 spectators. Additional construction in
held during the early fall, winter and/or spring               2000-2001 included new restrooms, a pavilion, a
months, provides an excellent opportunity for                  concession facility to serve each stadium, improved
local league volunteers to review all aspects of the           roads, and office space in Lamade Stadium.
program and to establish guidelines for leadership.              In 2006, the roof at Lamade Stadium was extended
Each district and each league is expected to operate           to cover the grandstand seating, and additional seats
its own training meeting for all personnel, patterned          with backs were added. At Volunteer and Lamade
upon this prototype.                                           Stadiums the outfield fences were moved back 20
   Games are played on Little League International             feet. The new measurement from home plate is 225
diamonds from June to mid-August. Under the                    feet to all points at the fence.
scrutiny of Little League personnel, the games offer        For media-related information and locations on the
an opportunity for research in many areas. New              Little League International complex, refer to the map on
                                                            Page 6.
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                THE DIVISIONS OF LITTLE LEAGUE
  LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL (or the Major                       GIRLS JUNIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL is for
Division) is for children nine to 12 years old, with       12-, 13- and 14-year-olds, with its inaugural season
an annual World Series in Williamsport, Pa., for 11-       in 2000. Nearly 2,000 leagues and more than 14,000
and 12-year-olds. This division also includes a TEE        players participate in this division. The Junior
BALL division (using the batting tee rather than live      League Softball World Series is held in Kirkland,
pitching, for players five to eight years old). MINOR       Wash.
LEAGUE is an instructional program for children             GIRLS SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL began
who will not reach 13 years of age before April 30.       in 1974. It is for girls 13 to 16 years old and includes
Players listed on Major Division rosters are not          more than 1,600 chartered programs and nearly
permitted to play in Minor League. There are more         41,000 players. The Senior League Softball division
than 510,000 Little League players.                       conducts its World Series in Roxana, Lower Sussex,
  JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL is for 12-,                      Del.
13- and 14-year-olds (14-year-olds were added in            GIRLS BIG LEAGUE SOFTBALL for girls 14
1999). It uses a 90-foot diamond, but leagues are         to 18 years old was inaugurated in 1980. It includes
permitted to use an intermediate size diamond during      more than 400 teams and nearly 6,500 players, with
the regular season. There are more than 11,000            an annual World Series in Kalamazoo, Mich. The
Junior Division teams. The Junior League World            final game of this tournament is televised nationally
Series is held in Taylor, Mich. The final game of this     on ESPN2.
tournament is televised nationally on ESPN2.
                                                            BOYS SOFTBALL began in 2000. It is the
  SENIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL started in 1961                  newest division of Little League, with age groups
and is designed for players 14 to 16 years old. Senior    similar to those of the baseball and girls softball
League Baseball utilizes a conventional 90-foot           divisions.
diamond, and boasts more than 79,000 players.
The Senior League World Series is held in Bangor,           The CHALLENGER DIVISION was created
Maine.                                                    in 1989 to serve mentally and physically disabled
                                                          children, ages five to 18, and continues to be Little
  BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL began in 1968 for                   League’s fastest growing division. Currently,
players 16 to 18 years old. The Big League Division       nearly 28,000 children participate in the Challenger
includes nearly 19,000 players and conducts a World       Division. Annually, the Challenger World Jamboree
Series in Easley, S.C.                                    is played in Norfolk, Va.
  GIRLS LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL,
inaugurated in 1974, has grown to more than 3,000
leagues, with more than 121,000 players. Like Little
                                                                             Did You Know?
League Baseball, Little League Softball includes a
                                                                 If you added up all the games played in
division for Tee-Ball as well as the nine-to-12-year-
old Minor Division. The diamond used in all levels
                                                              six full seasons of Major League Baseball,
of Little League Softball is 60 feet. The Girls Little        it would still be less than the number of
League Softball Division also features a World Series         games played in the Little League Baseball
in Portland, Ore. Three games of this tournament are          International Tournament during the
televised nationally on ESPN2.                                40 days leading up to the Little League
                                                              Baseball World Series?




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                              HALL OF EXCELLENCE
    PETER J. McGOVERN LITTLE LEAGUE MUSEUM HALL OF EXCELLENCE
  Established in 1988, enshrinement in the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Hall of Excellence
is conducted annually for a Little League graduate (or graduates) who have demonstrated a commitment
to excellence in their chosen profession and exemplify the values learned as children in Little League.
Hall of Excellence Enshrinees are selected through a defined voting system by the Peter J. McGovern
Little League Museum Advisory Board.

             2007 ENSHRINEES                                   MICHAEL CAMMARATA (2002), firefighter,
                                                             played in the 1991 Little League Baseball World Series
  DUSTY BAKER played Little League Baseball in               for the South Shore Little League team of Staten Island.
Riverside, Calif. Mr. Baker played 19 years in Major         Ten years later, he was last seen alive while entering
League Baseball, winning a World Series as a member          the burning World Trade Center on the morning of
of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981. He has managed           Sept. 11, 2001.
the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, leading
                                                               LEONARD S. COLEMAN (1996), former president
the Giants to the 2002 National League pennant and
                                                             of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs,
appearance in the World Series. He is currently a
                                                             played Little League in Montclair, N.J.
baseball analyst for ESPN.
                                                                KEVIN COSTNER (2000), Saticoy Little League,
  PIERRE TURGEON played Little League Baseball               Ventura, Calif., received two Academy Awards, and
in Rouyn, Quebec, Canada, and was a member of the            is one of the most highly respected figures in motion
Canadian National Campionship team that played               pictures.
in the 1982 Little League Baseball World Series. In            WILBERT DAVIS (2003), U.S. Army Staff
19 National Hockey League seasons, Mr. Turgeon               Sergeant, Third Infantry Division, played Little League
has scored more than 500 career goals. He is the first        in Tampa, Fla., and helped the 1975 Belmont Heights
Canadian-born enshrinee into the Hall of Excellence.         Little League team to reach the Little League Baseball
              PAST ENSHRINEES                                World Series. On April 3, 2003, Sgt. Davis perished
        (Year of induction in parentheses)                   when his Humvee overturned into a canal en route to
                                                             Baghdad.
  KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR (1992), NBA Hall
of Famer, played Little League Baseball in the Inwood          NANCY DOSREIS (2004), police detective, played
Little League in New York City.                              Little League in Providence, R.I. She helped the 1979
                                                             North Providence West Little League win the Little
  DAVE BARRY (1998), Pulitzer Prize-winning                  League Softball World Series. As a member of the
humor columnist/author, played in the Armonk (N.Y.)          Providence K-9 unit in 1985, Mrs. dosReis garnered
Little League.                                               national attention as the lead officer in the apprehension
  DON BEAVER (1999), North Carolina businessman              of an escaped murderer.
and owner of several sports franchises, played in the          TONY DUNGY (1998), head coach for the
1952 Little League World Series for Mooresville, N.C.        Indianapolis Colts and one of the most respected
  BILL BRADLEY (1989), of New Jersey, former                 gentlemen in pro football, played in the Southeast Little
senator, Rhodes Scholar and member of the NBA’s Hall         League of Jackson, Minn.
of Fame, was a Little Leaguer in Crystal City, Mo.             DR. VINCENT FORTANASCE (1994), Board
  GEORGE W. BUSH (2001), 43rd president of the               Certified psychiatrist and neurologist, clinical professor
United States and former governor of Texas, played           at the University of Southern California’s School of
catcher for the Cubs in the Central Little League of         Medicine, played in Elmont Little League, Queens,
Midland, Texas, in the middle and late 1950s.                N.Y.

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  JOSE MAIZ GARCIA (2005), real estate developer                    MICHAEL PLADUS (1999), National Principal of
and principle owner of the Mexican League’s Monterrey             the Year (Interboro High School, Prospect Park, Pa.,
Sultans, played outfield for the 1957 Little League World          1999), graduated from the Shenandoah North (Pa.) Little
Series champions from Monterrey - the first non-U.S.               League.
team to win the championship.                                       DAN QUAYLE (1990), former U.S. senator and
  KATHY GERRING (2004), a professional golfer,                    former vice president of the United States, played
played Little League in the Times Corners Little League           baseball in the Hoosier Little League of Huntington,
in Fort Wayne, Ind. She overcame severe burns to her              Ind., during the mid-1950s.
hands and face, and a head injury to return to playing              CAL RIPKEN, JR. (1996), baseball’s all-time
competitive golf.                                                 ironman, played Little League Baseball at West
  RUDOLPH GIULIANI (2002), former mayor of                        Asheville (N.C.) Little League.
New York City, played Little League in the Garden City               NOLAN RYAN (1991), Major League Baseball’s all-
South Little League in Long Island.                               time strike out record holder and Baseball Hall of Famer
  BILLY HUNTER (2000), a player on the Delaware                   is a graduate of the Alvin (Texas) Little League.
Township (N.J.) Little League team that advanced to                 MIKE SCHMIDT (1991), Baseball Hall of Fame
the 1955 Little League Baseball World Series, went on             third baseman, is a graduate of North Riverdale Little
to star in football at Syracuse University, the Miami             League in Dayton, Ohio.
Dolphins and Washington Redskins. He is executive
director of the NBA Players Association.                            TOM SEAVER (1988), Major League Baseball
                                                                  Hall of Fame pitcher, is a graduate of the Spartan Little
 HALE IRWIN (1993), scholar/athlete at the                        League of Fresno, Calif.
University of Colorado, one of the most successful
members of the PGA; graduate of the Baxter Springs,             TOM SELLECK (1991), actor and entertainer,
Kan., Little League.                                          played in the Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Little League.

  LLOYD McCLENDON (2006), a player on the                       BRIAN SIPE (1999), former National Football
Anderson Little League from Gary, Ind., that advanced         League quarterback, played in the Northern Little
to the 1971 Little League Baseball World Series               League, El Cajon, Calif., and in the 1961 Little League
championship game, Mr. McClendon became known                 World Series.
as “Legendary Lloyd” for hitting five home runs in five           DR. ROBERT SLOAN (1996), Former President of
official at-bats. He played nine seasons in Major League       Baylor University in Waco, Texas, played at Western
Baseball, and later managed the Pittsburgh Pirates.           Little League in Abilene, Texas.
  DALE MURPHY (1995), a graduate of the Tulatin                 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (1997), award-winning
Little League, Portland, Ore., is one of the finest, most-     singer/songwriter and social activist, played Little
respected Major League players of the last half of the        League in Freehold, N.J.
20th century.                                                    DR. ROBERT STRATTA (2000), who pitched a
  DR. STORY MUSGRAVE (1994), a NASA astronaut                 no-hitter in the 1967 Little League Baseball World
who has flown more than 17,000 hours, is a Boston area         Series for North Roseland Little League of Chicago,
Little League graduate.                                       is professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee
  DAN O’BRIEN (1997), an Olympic decathlon gold-              – Memphis.
medalist and former world-record holder, played Little          KRISSY WENDELL (2004), an Olympic silver
League in South Suburban Little League in Klamath             medalist and NCAA champion in women’s ice hockey,
Falls, Ore.                                                   was the first girl to start at catcher in the Little League
  PETER PACE (2003), U.S. Marine General and                  Baseball World Series. A member of the Brooklyn
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff played in the           Center (Minn) American Little League, Wendell played
Teaneck (N.J.) Southern Little League in the 1950s.           in the 1994 Little League Baseball World Series.

   JIM PALMER (1994), three-time Cy Young Award                 GEORGE WILL (1992), journalist, political analyst
winning Major League pitcher, Baseball Hall of Famer,         and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, played Little League
is a graduate of the Beverly Hills, Calif., Little League.    in Champaign, Ill.

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                      PARENTS OF THE YEAR AWARD
  The George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year Award, established in 1980, is
presented annually to the parents of a Major League Baseball player who were actively involved in their
son’s Little League experience. More than recognition of one set of parents annually, the Parents of the
Year Award is designed to be a symbolic recognition of the millions of mothers and fathers who each
year answer the call of parental duty and help provide a wholesome healthy arena for leadership training
for the children of their respective communities. The award is named for former President Bush and his
wife Barbara, who were volunteers during their children’s early years in Texas, and continue to support
Little League today.
                                 PAST RECIPIENTS (parents of...)
1981-Mr. & Mrs. Jack Schmidt (Mike Schmidt)            1994-Mr. & Mrs. John Olerud (John Olerud)
1982-Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Garvey (Steve Garvey)           1995-Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Greenwell (Mike Greenwell)
1983-Mr. & Mrs. John Hernandez (Keith Hernandez)       1996-Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Mussina (Mike Mussina)
1984-Mr. & Mrs. Max Palmer (Jim Palmer)                1997-Mr. & Mrs. Lee Caminiti (Ken Caminiti)
1985-Mr. & Mrs. James Carter (Gary Carter)             1998-Dr. & Mrs. John McGwire (Mark McGwire)
1986-Mr. & Mrs. Charles Murphy (Dale Murphy)           1999-Mr. & Mrs. Norm Charlton (Norm Charlton)
1987-Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Nolan Ryan, Sr. (Nolan Ryan)      2000-Dr. & Mrs. Charles Jeter (Derek Jeter)
1988-Mr. & Mrs. Orel Hershiser, Jr. (Orel Hershiser)   2001-Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Delgado (Carlos Delgado)
1989-Mr. & Mrs. Carl Yastrzemski (Carl Yastrzemski)    2002-Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Hoffman (Trevor Hoffman)
1990-Mr. & Mrs. Warren Scott (Mike Scott)              2003-Mr. & Mrs. Joe Varitek (Jason Varitek)
1991-Mr. & Mrs. Tony Drabek (Doug Drabek)              2004-Mr. & Mrs. Charles Johnson, Sr. (Charles Johnson)
1992-Mr. & Mrs Frank Dravecky (Dave Dravecky)          2005-Mr. & Mrs. Jose Valentin, Sr. (Jose & Javier Valentin)
1993-Mr. & Mrs. Frank Thomas (Frank Thomas)            2006-Miss Joyce Guy (Dontrelle Willis)

                                           2007 RECIPIENT
                            Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bonderman (Jeremy Bonderman)


            The Executive Branch and the Little League Baseball World Series
   On Aug. 26, 2001, George W. Bush became the first U.S. president to attend the Little League Baseball
 World Series. President Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the final game, then sat with his wife,
 First Lady Laura Bush, along with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, for the game. The seat used by President
 Bush is on display in the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in the George W. Bush Exhibit. The seat
 now occupying the spot where President Bush sat in Lamade Stadium is now permanently Seat No. 1.
   Two men who eventually became president also have traveled to Williamsport for Little League functions.
 Lyndon Johnson visited in the fall of 1960 to present a U.S. flag to Little League President Peter J. McGovern
 following the dedication of a new administration building. Then-Sen. Johnson was John F. Kennedy’s
 running mate and only a few weeks away from election. George H.W. Bush also was a candidate for the vice
 presidency when he visited Little League for the World Series in 1980. President Bush and his wife were
 volunteers in the Central Little League of Midland, Texas, during the 1950s. One of their sons, George W.,
 became the first Little League graduate to be elected President of the United States. Another son, Jeb, became
 Governor of Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Bush were honored as “Little League’s First Family,” during the 24th Little
 League International Congress held earlier this year in Houston, Texas.
   In 2004, Vice President Dick Cheney became the second sitting vice president to visit the Little League
 Baseball World Series in Williamsport. The first was Vice President Dan Quayle, who visited the Little League
 Baseball World Series in 1992 to accept enshrinement into the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Hall
 of Excellence.

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            GOOD SPORT AWARD                                         VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
   The Little League Good Sport Award Program is                    The Little League Volunteer of the Year Award Program
designed to provide local leagues the opportunity to              is recognized as the most important and visible of Little
recognize a Little Leaguer who has demonstrated superior          League Baseball’s award programs. Designed to provide
qualities of sportsmanship, leadership, a commitment to           local leagues the opportunity to honor a deserving indi-
teamwork and a desire to excel. Of most importance, the           vidual with this prestigious distinction, the Little League
criteria for selection of the Good Sport Award recipient          Volunteer of the Year Award Program was established in
is in no way based on the youngster’s playing ability or          1989 as a vehicle for recognizing the selfless efforts of
personal statistics.                                              nearly one million volunteers at the grass-roots level of
   This award program was established in 1989 to amplify          Little League Baseball and Softball. The Little League
the importance of Little League Baseball as a leadership          Volunteer of the Year Award program is presented during
training program utilizing baseball and softball as a             the week of the Little League Baseball World Series.
vehicle for instilling in children these valuable principles.                     2007 RECIPIENT
The Little League Good Sport of the Year Award is                             Kenny Mull, Mountaineer LL,
presented during the Little League Baseball World Series.                          Waynesville, N.C.
              2007 RECIPIENT                                                       PAST RECIPIENTS
    Riley MacKnight, South Side American LL,                      1989 - Ed Janser, Terryville (Conn.) LL
                Syracuse, N.Y.                                    1990 - Robert Beberg, Concord (Calif.) American LL
                                                                  1991 - Floyd Hull, Federal LL, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
                 PAST RECIPIENTS
                                                                  1992 - George W. Groce, Kernersville (N.C.) LL
1991 - Rondy Spardella, Aldine LL, Houston, Texas
                                                                  1993 - John Barrow, Holbrook (Ariz.) LL
1992 - Scott Ford, Walla Walla (Wash.) LL
                                                                  1994 - Bob Crutchely, East Marietta (Ga.) Nat’l. LL
1993 - Luis Rivera, Coatesville (Pa.) LL
                                                                  1995 - Lynne Humphries, Lamar LL, Richmond, Texas
1994 - Joey Pitchford, Pinole (Calif.) LL
                                                                  1996 - Marlin Culp, Osolo LL, Elkhart, Ind.
1995 - Jose Aguire, Sunrise LL, Canoga Park, Calif.
                                                                  1997 - Wendy Covert, Saugerties (N.Y.) LL
1996 - Tracy Theriault, Sanford-Springvale LL, Sanford,
                                                                  1998 - Sam Fleishman, Fort Myers (Fla.) Amer. LL
        Maine
                                                                  1999 - Vic Price, Great Falls (Va.) LL
1997 - Greg Turner, Northern LL, San Angelo, Texas
                                                                  2000 - Richard Hilton, East Marietta (Ga.) Nat’l. LL
1998 - Madison McDaniel, York Cty. LL, Yorktown, Va.
                                                                  2001 - John Masucci, Lake of the Clouds LL,
1999 - Zachary Dwight, Woodland Hills Sunrise LL,
                                                                          Ontonagon, Mich.
        Calabasas, Calif.
                                                                  2002 - Jeff Gray, Deer Park LL, Newport News, Va.
2000 - Caitlin Neeson, SW Port St. Lucie (Fla.) LL
                                                                  2003 - Eloy Sutton, Oregon District 8, Central Point, Ore
2001 - Robert Malouin, Central Coventry (R.I.) LL
                                                                  2004 - Rebecca Alviso, Jourdanton LL, Jourdanton, Texas
2002 - Taylor Thompson, Amelia LL, Beaumont, Texas
                                                                  2005 - Dorothy Foster, Lionsville LL, Lionsville, Pa.
2003 - Brianna Dudley, Northwest LL, Butte, Mont.
                                                                  2006 - Bill Bryan, Georgetown LL, Georgetown, Del.
2004 - Aaron Willis, West Side LL, Santa Rosa, Calif.
2005 - Dawson Fair, Elizabethton National LL,                     NOTE: Little League is grateful to AIG Insurance for its
        Elizabethton, Tenn.                                       sponsorship of the Good Sport of the Year, and Mom of
2006 - Cory Bowman, Dubuque LL. Dubuque, Iowa                     the Year Little League Awards.

          ‘Mighty Casey,’ Teammates for Kids Foundation Go to Bat for Challenger Division
   The Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation marked the creation of an endowment fund in support of
  Little League International’s Challenger Division with a presentation ceremony during the 2004 Little League
  Baseball World Series.
   “The Mighty Casey,” a 14-foot bronze rendition of the fabled slugger from the iconic baseball poem
  “Casey at the Bat,” was dedicated and is located next to the scoreboard on the terraced hills beyond the
  left-field fence of Howard J. Lamade Stadium. The statue is one of four crafted by sculpture Mark Lundeen
  of Loveland, Colo., and is representative of the Teammates for Kids Foundation going to bat for all of the
  Challenger Division players through a $2 million donation to the Little League program.

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      BILL SHEA DISTINGUISHED                                    JACK LOSCH WORLD SERIES
         GRADUATE AWARD                                         TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
 The Bill Shea Distinguished Little League Graduate         As a boy, Jack Losch was the center fielder on the
Award was established in 1987 to serve a two-fold         first Little League Baseball World Championship
purpose. First, and most importantly, the award is        team in 1947. As a young man, he established football
presented to a former Little Leaguer in Major League      rushing marks that are records to this day at the
Baseball who best exemplifies the spirit of Little         University of Miami, where he was All-America in his
League Baseball. Consideration for selection includes     senior year in 1955. A year later, he became the first
both the individual’s ability and accomplishments and     Little League Baseball World Series participant to play
the individual’s status as a positive role model.         a professional sport when he was drafted in the first
 Secondly, the award was established in honor of the      round by the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was an
many contributions made to Little League Baseball         Air Force fighter pilot for three years, and he spent 37
by Bill Shea, former president of the Little League       years as a senior executive at General Motors.
Foundation. Bill Shea is credited with bringing                Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive
National League baseball back to New York in the             officer of Little League Baseball and Softball,
early 1960s while also working diligently for the            announced that beginning with the 58th Little League
advancement of Little League Baseball. Therefore, it is      Baseball World Series in 2004, the Jack Losch Little
appropriate that a Little League award bearing his name      League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship
be associated with Major League Baseball.                    Award would be presented to one Series team each year
                                                             that best exemplifies the spirit that Mr. Losch displayed
                 2007 RECIPIENT
                                                             on and off the playing field.
    Torii Hunter, National LL, Pine Bluff, Ark.
                                                               Following the pool play round of the Series,
               PAST RECIPIENTS                               input from World Series umpires, hosts, teams and
1987 - Bobby Valentine, Mickey Lione LL, Stamford,           media is used to narrow the field, and one team will
        Conn.                                                ultimately be chosen by the Little League International
1988 - Steve Garvey, Drew Park LL, Tampa, Fla.               Tournament Committee for the honor. All aspects of
1989 - Tom Seaver, Spartan LL, Fresno, Calif.                the team’s experience during the World Series will be
1990 - Jim Palmer, Beverly Hills (Calif.) LL,
                                                             examined, including the team’s comportment in the
1991 - Dave Dravecky, South Youngstown Optimist
                                                             dormitories, the dining hall, and the interview rooms
        LL, Boardman, Ohio
1992 - Steve Palermo, Oxford (Mass.) LL                      – as well as their on-field actions.
1993 - Gary Carter, West Fullerton (Calif.) LL                              PAST RECIPIENTS
1994 - Len Coleman, Montclair (N.J.) LL                   2004 - Kutno LL, Kutno, Poland
1995 - Rick Monday, Sunset LL, Santa Monica, Calif.       2005 - Whalley LL, Surrey, B.C., Canada
1996 - No award                                           2006 - Whalley LL, Surrey, B.C., Canada
1997 - Ken Griffey, Sr., Donora (Pa.) LL
1998 - Don Sutton, Cantonment (Fla.) LL
1999 - Robin Yount, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Sunrise
                                                                              Did You Know?
        LL
2000 - George Brett, El Segundo (Calif.) American LL              In 1961, the newly-patented batting helmet
2001 - Orel Hershiser, Southfield (Mich.) LL, and               that covers the full head and ears became
        Cherry Hill (N.J.) LL                                  a requirement for all Little Leaguers. The
2002 -Tommy John, Terre Haute (Ind.) LL                        batting helmet was designed and developed
2003 - Shawon Dunston, Youth Services LL, Brooklyn,            by Dr. Creighton J. Hale, who later became
        N.Y.
2004 - Billy Connors, National LL, Schenectady, N.Y.
                                                               president and chief executive officer of Little
2005 - Larry Bowa, Land Park LL, Sacramento, Calif.            League Baseball and Softball.
2006 - Mike Flanagan, South LL, Manchester, N.H.



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       MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD                                adults within their metropolitan neighborhood or
                                                            community. Mr. Paster is the president of the Little
  The Little League Baseball Mom of the Year Award
                                                            League Foundation Board of Trustees, is executive
 was established in 1991 as a symbolic form of
                                                            vice president, public relations/public affairs, at WPP
 recognition and tribute to the millions of mothers in
                                                            Group, and was chairman of “A World of Opportunity
 communities around the globe who contribute their
                                                            - Little League Baseball Capital Campaign for
 time and effort to the Little League Baseball and
                                                            the Future.” Mrs. Paster is director of the Folger
 Softball program. Each year Little Leaguers compose
                                                            Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
 an essay that explains why their mothers should be the
 Little League Mom of the Year. From that group, one                          2007 RECIPIENT
 Little Leaguer’s mother is selected. More important                   Dr. Wilford Weber, Neartown LL,
 than the recognition received is the true appreciation                         Houston, Texas
 for their mother each child develops as they write
                                                                              PAST RECIPIENT
 about the special efforts she has made on their behalf.
                                                             2005 - Michael Alban, Newark Inner City LL,
               2007 RECIPIENT                                        Newark, N.J.
    Michelle Foglia, Easthampton Little League,              2006 - Gaither and Rebecca Beard, North Richmond
                  Montawk, N.Y.                                      LL, Richmond, Va.

                PAST RECIPIENTS
 1991 - Lisa Parker, Anderson (W.Va.) LL
                                                                       CHALLENGER AWARD
                                                             The Little League Baseball Challenger Award was
 1992 - Monique Evans, Riverside (Calif.) LL
                                                            established in 1998 as a way to recognize the loyal
 1993 - Theresa Wiseman, Lousiville (Ky.) LL
                                                            support of the many volunteers in this important
 1994 - Donna Dahlen, Hanover (Pa.) LL
                                                            program. The Challenger Division for physically and/or
 1995 - Dee Brankley, Onancock (Va.) LL
                                                            mentally disabled youngsters allows these individuals
 1996 - Julie Erskine, Storm Lake (Iowa) LL
                                                            to experience fun and fellowship of baseball, regardless
 1997 - Melissa Teeples, Sparta (Tenn.) American LL
                                                            of limitations.
 1998 - Sherry Boyd, Panatine (Ill.) North LL
 1999 - Sheelah Elliott, Yacolt, (Wash.), No. Clark LL                       2007 RECIPIENT
 2000 - Brenda Hopper, Coventry (R.I.) LL                            Darrell Burnett, Laguna Niguel LL,
 2001 - Collette Nellis, Mexico (N.Y.) LL                                   California District 55
 2002 - Susan DiPrinzio, Audubon (N.J.) LL
 2003 - Stacy Deibel, Poquoson (Va.) LL                                      PAST RECIPIENTS
 2004 - Debbie Esenwein Columbiana (Ohio) Youth              1998 - Ed Beardsley, Edgewood LL, Bristol, Conn.
        Baseball LL                                          1999 - Jim Green, Jacksonville, Fla., District 11
 2005 - Alison Payne, York County (Va.) LL                   2000 - Jake Hardison, Virginia Beach, Va., District 8
 2006 - Elaina Jurecki, San Ramon (Calif.)                   2001 - Eddie Garretson, Springfield, Va., District 9
        American LL                                          2002 - Nick Harris, Peachtree City Ga. LL
                                                             2003 - Bonnie McClellen, Holly Hills, Canton, Ohio
       HOWARD AND GAIL PASTER
                                                             2004 - Pablo R. Burgos, Admiral Dan P. Gallery LL,
      URBAN INITIATIVE VOLUNTEER                                     San Juan, Puerto Rico
          OF THE YEAR AWARD                                  2005 - Jennifer Burns, New Mexico District 5,
 In recognition of the vital volunteer service being                  Edgewood, N.M.
performed by thousands of dedicated people in urban          2006 - Raleen Hockenberry, Oregon District 7,
settings around the country, Little League International              Scotts Mills, Ore.
created the Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of
the Year Award. This award will annually acknowledge         Note: The Volunteer, Good Sport, Urban Initiative
a Little League volunteer who is involved with a             Volunteer, Mom and Parents of the Year, Challenger
Little League organization participating in the Urban        and ASAP Award winners will be recognized during
Initiative program, and who has provided a positive          the awards breakfast and during on-field, pre-game
Little League experience for the children and                ceremonies.
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                   THE HISTORY OF LITTLE LEAGUE
 1938: Williamsport, Pa., resident Carl E. Stotz gathers    1939, is the first Little League graduate to play
neighborhood children during the summer and devises         professional ball, in the Boston Braves organization.
the first rules and field dimensions for his planned boys       1948: Little League grows to ninety-four leagues.
baseball program.                                           ... Lock Haven, Pa., wins the second Little League
 1939: Little League Baseball is founded by Carl            World Series, defeating a team from St. Petersburg,
Stotz, who enlists help from others in the community.       Fla. ... U.S. Rubber (now Uniroyal) becomes the first
Mr. Stotz, George Bebble and Bert Bebble, are the           corporate sponsor of Little League.
first three managers. ... A $30 donation is sufficient          1949: Little League expands to 307 leagues in the
to purchase uniforms for each of the first three teams,      U.S. ... A feature about Little League in the Saturday
named after their sponsors: Lycoming Dairy, Lundy           Evening Post spreads the Little League story to more
Lumber, and Jumbo Pretzel. … The first season                than 14 million people. ... Newsreels highlighting the
is played in a vacant lot near the outfield fence of         1948 National Tournament are seen by millions more,
Bowman Field.                                               and Carl Stotz is deluged by requests for information
 1940: A new playing site is used near the original         on starting a program in hundreds of communities.
field. … A second league is formed in Williamsport,          … Little League moves to protect its name by
modeled on Carl Stotz’s pilot program. … Rosters are        incorporating, in the state of New York.
limited by guidelines outlining the area from which           1950: The shortest World Series game, lasting exactly
the leagues can draw players, a process that continues      one hour, is played between Hagerstown, Md., and
today.                                                      Kankakee, Ill. ... The first leagues outside the U.S. are
 1941: The need for workers and war materiel slow           formed at each end of the Panama Canal.
the growth of Little League as the nation prepares for        1951: The first Canadian Little League is formed in
war. The field is taken over for war production, and the     British Columbia, Canada. ... Little League grows to
operation of “Original Little League” moves to Max M.       776 programs.
Brown Memorial Park.                                          1952: Peter J. McGovern becomes the first full-
 1942: The “keystone” logo of Little League is created      time President of Little League Baseball. ... Baseball
by Carl Stotz, and becomes the symbol for Little            immortal Connie Mack is a visitor to the World Series.
League Baseball. … Ed Yonkin pitches the first no-           ... Little League expands to more than 1,500 programs.
hitter in Little League history, leading Lundy Lumber         1953: The Little League World Series is televised for
over Stein’s Service.                                       the first time, by CBS. Howard Cosell handles the play-
 1943: A home run fence is added to Original Little         by-play for ABC radio. ... Birmingham, Ala., defeats
League Field. Until that time, all home runs were           Schenectady, N.Y., 1-0, in one of only two 1-0 finals
“inside-the-park.”                                          in World Series history. ... Joey Jay, who played Little
 1944: Carl Stotz receives a draft notice, but the          League in Middletown, Conn., becomes the first former
draft regulations are soon revised, and he remains in       Little Leaguer to reach the Major Leagues (Milwaukee
Williamsport.                                               Braves).
 1945: Mac McCloskey builds the world’s first remote-          1954: Boog Powell, who would later play for the
controlled electronic scoreboard for Original Little        Baltimore Orioles, participates for Lakeland, Fla., in
League Field. … A game at Original Little League in         the Little League World Series. ... Ken Hubbs, who
Williamsport is suspended, Aug. 14, 1945, after it is       would win the 1962 National League Rookie of the
announced at the field that World War II has ended.          Year Award with the Chicago Cubs, plays in the Little
 1946: Little League Baseball expands to 12 leagues,        League World Series for Colton, Calif. ... Billy Con-
all in Pennsylvania.                                        nors, who would go on to pitch in the Major Leagues,
 1947: The Hammonton, N.J., boasts having the first          and eventually to coach, plays for the world champions,
Little League outside Pennsylvania. ... The first Little     National Little League of Schenectady, N.Y. … Little
League World Series (known then as the National Little      League Baseball expands to more than 3,300 leagues.
League Tournament) is won by the Maynard Midgets
of Williamsport. ... Allen “Sonny” Yearick, who played
in the first Little League game for Lycoming Dairy in                                       Continued on next page

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 1955: Baseball great Cy Young makes the last of his            quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, plays for the
five annual visits to the Little League World Series           World Series champions from El Cajon, Calif. ... More
before his death in September. Carl Stotz is a pallbearer     than 5,500 teams participate in Little Leagues.
at his funeral. ... Morrisville, Pa., defeats Delaware          1962: Little League Summer Camp opens in
Township, N.J., 4-3, in seven innings (the first extra-        Williamsport. ... Jackie Robinson is inducted into
inning Little League World Series championship                the Baseball Hall of Fame and is a guest at the Little
game). ... A player for the New Jersey team is Billy          League World Series. ... National Little League Week is
Hunter, who would go on to play football for the              proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy.
Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins, and                     1963: ABC and its Wide World of Sports program
would become executive director of the NBA Players            televises the Little League World Series championship
Association. ... Little League is now played in all           game for the first time, with Chris Schenkel calling the
forty-eight states. … Nine-year-old George W. Bush            play-by-play. It becomes the longest-running sporting
plays his first of four years at Central Little League         event on a single network.
of Midland, Texas, where he is a catcher on the Cubs.           1964: Little League Baseball is granted a Charter of
He later becomes the first Little League graduate to be        Federal Incorporation by the U.S. Congress. ... Danny
elected President of the United States.                       Yacarino pitches a no-hitter and hits a home run to lead
 1956: An out-of-court settlement of a dispute with the       Mid Island Little League of Staten Island, N.Y., against
Little League Board of Directors ends with Carl Stotz         Monterrey, Mexico, 4-0, for the Series title.
severing ties with the organization he founded. ... The         1965: Venezuela and Spain are represented in the
Little League Foundation is created. ... The first Little      Little League World Series for the first time.
League World Series perfect game is pitched by Fred             1966: Little League Baseball’s first regional
Shapiro of Delaware Township, N.J. ... Little League          headquarters, the Southern Region Headquarters, opens
grows to more than 4,000 leagues. ... The first Little         in St. Petersburg, Fla. ... A rain delay during a World
League Congress takes place in Chicago.                       Series game holds up the contest for one hour and
 1957: Monterrey, Mexico, becomes the first non-U.S.           thirty-three minutes. ... The game is broadcast in color
team to win the Little League World Series as Angel           for the first time, on ABC Wide World of Sports.
Macias pitches the first perfect game in a championship          1967: West Tokyo, Japan, becomes the first Far East
final.                                                         team to win the Little League World Series title. …
 1958: Monterrey, Mexico, becomes the first                    Baseball great Ted Williams is an announcer for ABC.
Little League to win consecutive World Series                 ... Future Major Leaguer Bobby Mitchell plays in the
championships. ... Hector Torres, who would later play        Little League Baseball World Series for Northridge
in the Major Leagues, plays for Monterrey. ... Rick           Little League.
Wise, who would also play in the Major Leagues, plays           1968: The old wooden stands at Howard J. Lamade
for Portland, Ore., in the World Series.                      Memorial Field are replaced with concrete, and the
 1959: The modern protective helmet is developed by           venue is renamed Howard J. Lamade Stadium. … Big
Dr. Creighton J. Hale, then Director of Research for          League Baseball for players 16-18 years old is started.
Little League Baseball. ... The World Series is played        ... Turk Schonert, future NFL quarterback, is a member
for the first time at its present site in the borough of       of the Garden Grove, Calif., team in the Series.
South Williamsport. ... Little League Baseball now has          1969: The Western Regional Headquarters of Little
more than 5,000 leagues. ... The second week of June is       League Baseball in San Bernardino, Calif., is opened.
proclaimed National Little League Week by President           ... Newberry Little League participates in the World
Dwight D. Eisenhower.                                         Series, becoming the first Williamsport-area team to
 1960: The first European entry in the Little League           play in the World Series since 1948. ... Chinese Taipei
World Series is Berlin, Germany. ... The Little League        wins the first of its seventeen Little League World
Baseball International administration building is             Series.
completed and is visited by Sen. Lyndon Johnson, a              1970: The Canadian Headquarters of Little League
candidate for U.S. vice president. … The World Series         Baseball opens in Ottawa, Ontario.
final is broadcast live on television – ABC’s first.
 1961: Senior League Baseball is created for players
thirteen to fifteen years old. ... Brian Sipe, later a                                         Continued on next page

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 1971: Lloyd McClendon, who would become a Major                     Belmont Heights (Tampa, Fla.) team in the Senior
League and later the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates,            League Baseball World Series in Gary, Ind.
hits five home runs in five at bats during the World                   1980: George Bush, a former Little League coach who
Series for Gary, Ind. ... One of the longest games in              is elected vice president three months later, throws out
World Series history is played over two hours and 51               the first pitch for the World Series championship game.
minutes as Gary and Tainan, Chinese Taipei battle for              ... Big League Softball is started for players sixteen
nine innings. ... A Little League State Center opens               to eighteen years old. ... Belmont Heights reaches
in Waco, Texas. ... Howard J. Lamade Stadium is                    the finals of the Little League Baseball World Series,
expanded to increase seating capacity to 10,000. ... The           falling 4-3 to Chinese Taipei. Gary Sheffield and Derek
aluminum bat, developed in cooperation with Little                 Bell, future Major Leaguers, play for Belmont Heights.
League, is first used.                                                1981: Dan Wilson, later a Major Leaguer, plays for
 1972: Title IX, giving women and girls greater                    Barrington (Ill.) Little League in the Little League
opportunities at higher levels of athletics, is signed into        World Series. ... Derek Bell returns with Belmont
law by President Richard M. Nixon. … Little League                 Heights, but his team falls to Chinese Taipei again. Bell
resists the entry of girls into the program.                       becomes the first Major League player to have played
 1973: Dr. Creighton J. Hale is elected president of               in two Little League World Series.
Little League Baseball, only the second full-time                    1982: The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum
president in 35 years. ... Future Major Leaguer Ed                 opens at the Little League International complex. ...
Vosberg plays in the Little League World Series for                Future Major Leaguer Wilson Alvarez plays for the
the runner-up team from Tucson, Ariz., and goes on                 Maracaibo, Venezuela team in the Series. ... Kirkland,
to become the first person to participate in the Little             Wash., defeats Chinese Taipei, 6-0, before a then-World
League World Series, College World Series (University              Series record crowd of 40,000 as Cody Webster tosses
of Arizona, champions, 1980) and Major League World                a two-hitter in the final game, ending Chinese Taipei’s
Series (Florida Marlins, champions, 1997).                         31-game winning streak in Williamsport.
 1974: Little League Baseball rules are revised to                   1983: Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn throws the
allow participation by girls, following the New Jersey             ceremonial first pitch at the Little League World Series
Supreme Court’s order to admit girls into Little                   championship game and music star Chuck Mangione
Leagues in that state. ... Little League Softball and              plays the Dominican Republic National Anthem. ...
Senior League Softball programs are created.                       East Marietta (Ga.) National Little League wins the
 1975: Non-U.S. teams are barred from advancing                    World Series with future Major Leaguer Marc Pisciotta
beyond regional play because of an over-emphasis on                on the mound.
tournament play. ... Lakewood, N.J., defeats Belmont                 1984: Seoul, Korea, wins that country’s first Little
Heights, of Tampa, Fla., 4-3, in the final.                         League World Series championship, defeating
 1976: Baseball Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio, Ernie                 Altamonte Springs, Fla., 6-2. One Altamonte Springs
Banks and Bob Gibson are Series guests as Chofu,                   player is future Major Leaguer Jason Varitek. ... Peter J.
Japan, wins that country’s third championship.                     McGovern, Little League Board of Directors Chairman
Japan’s Kiyoshi Tsumura pitches a perfect game in the              for more than thirty years, dies June 30.
semifinal against Europe.                                             1985: For the first time, ABC-TV carries the Little
 1977: Future Major Leaguer Charlie Hayes plays in                 League World Series championship game live on Wide
the Series for Hattiesburg, Miss.                                  World of Sports. ... For the first time in baseball history,
 1978: The Chinese Taipei team allows only one                     ABC mounts a micro-miniature camera on the mask of
run in three games to win the Little League Baseball               the home plate umpire, Frank Rizzo.
World Series. … Future Major Leaguer Erik Johnson                    1986: Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth visits
is a pitcher in the Little League Baseball World Series            the Little League World Series. ... Bill Shea, president
championship game for San Ramon Valley Little                      of the Little League Foundation and the namesake of
League of Danville, Calif.                                         New York’s Shea Stadium, throws the ceremonial first
 1979: Junior League Baseball is created for thirteen-             pitch.
year-olds. ... Future Major Leaguers Dwight Gooden,
Floyd Youmans and Vance Lovelace play for the
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 1987: The 1947 Little League World Series                   president of Little League Baseball, succeeding Dr.
champions, the Maynard Midgets of Williamsport, are         Creighton J. Hale.
reunited on the field before the championship game.               1995: Hall of Famer Stan Musial throws the “first
 1988: Tom Seaver, graduate of Spartan Little League            pitch” for the Little League World Series.
in Fresno, Calif., is the first enshrinee of the Peter J.
McGovern Little League Museum Hall of Excellence.                1996: Little League celebrates the fiftieth World
 1989: Little League Baseball celebrates its 50th               Series. ... Little League’s first full-service Regional
anniversary. ... Poland receives four certificates of            Headquarters outside the U.S. is opened, in Kutno,
charter for the first Little League programs in a former         Poland. ... The Little League Education Program for
Eastern-Bloc country, delivered in person by President          Managers and Coaches is launched. ... The John W.
George Bush. ... Trumbull (Conn.) National Little               Lundy Little League Conference Center is dedicated at
League becomes the first U.S. team to win the World              Little League International.
Series since 1983 before a crowd of 45,000. Future               1997: Little League debuts its Child Protection
NHL star Chris Drury pitches for Trumbull.                      Program, aimed at keeping child molesters out of the
 1990: Little League Baseball launches the first full            program. … Sharon Robinson (daughter of the late
season of the Challenger Division for mentally and              Jackie Robinson) is a guest at the Little League World
physically disabled children. ... Little League in now          Series. ... Future Major Leaguer Lastings Milledge
enjoyed by children in 39 countries. ... Chinese Taipei         plays in the Little League World Series for a team from
regains the championship of the Little League World             Bradenton, Fla. ... For the first time, U.S. Regional
Series with a 9-0 victory over Shippensburg, Pa. …              championship games in Little League Baseball are
Jason Bay, who plays for Trail, British Columbia, goes          televised nationally on ESPN2. … The Chinese Taipei
on to play in the Major Leagues.                                Baseball Association decides leagues in Chinese Taipei
 1991: Chinese Taipei defeats Danville, Calif., 11-0 in         will not charter with Little League, but re-charters in
the final game of the Little League World Series.                2003.
  1992: Carl E. Stotz, founder of Little League, dies.           1998: Little League expands to include ninety-five
... The Little League World Series undergoes a series           countries. ... Toms River (N.J.) East American Little
of changes: A “pool” format is adopted in which each            League wins the Little League Baseball World Series,
team is assured a minimum of three games in World               defeating Kashima (Japan) Little League 12-9 in a
Series play; A state-of-the-art Musco Sports Lighting           championship game featuring eleven home runs and
System is installed at Howard J. Lamade Stadium,                41,200 fans. ... It is announced that the Little League
and the first Little League World Series night game is           World Series will expand from eight teams to 16 in
played. ... Long Beach (Calif.) Little League is named          2001, and a second stadium will be built.
World Series Champion following the disqualification              1999: The number of countries with Little League
of Zamboanga (Philippines) City Little League. ...              programs hits 100 for the first time as Burkina-Faso
Guests at the Series include former Little Leaguers             joins. ... Hirakata Little League of Osaka, Japan,
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Will, Tom Selleck and               wins that nation’s first World Series title since 1976,
Vice President Dan Quayle.                                      defeating Phenix City, Ala., 5-0. ... Little League begins
                                                                the first capital campaign in the program’s history, to
 1993: Long Beach becomes the first U.S. league to               raise $20 million for a variety of projects.
win consecutive Little League Baseball World Series              2000: Construction begins on Little League Volunteer
championships with a thrilling 3-2 victory against a            Stadium, just north of Lamade Stadium, in preparation
team from Panama. Long Beach is led for a second                for expansion of the Little League World Series from
year by Sean Burroughs, who pitches two no-hitters in           eight to 16 teams in 2001. ... Fraser Valley of British
the World Series. He now plays in the Major Leagues.            Columbia wins Canada’s first World Series, taking the
 1994: After a record three hour, six minute rain delay,        Big League Baseball title in Tucson, Ariz. ... Sierra
Coquivacoa Little League of Maracaibo, Venezuela,               Maestra Little League of Maracaibo, Venezuela, defeats
becomes the first Latin American team to win the Little          a team from Bellaire, Texas, 3-2, in the Little League
League World Series since 1958. ... Stephen D. Keener           Baseball World Series.
becomes the first Little League graduate to be named                                              Continued on next page

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 2001: Construction is completed on Volunteer                 2005: Little League International creates a League
Stadium in time for the expansion of the 55th Little         Development department to aid in chartering of new
League Baseball World Series. … George W. Bush               Little Leagues. … Little League International replaces
becomes the first U.S. President to visit the Little          the printed version of the “Little Leaguer” newsletter
League Baseball World Series, watching as Japan              with an electronic version, which reaches more than
defeats a team from Apopka, Fla., 2-1, in the final           400,000 Little League managers, coaches, league
game. … The third place team, Rolando Paulino                officials, parents and players on a monthly basis via
Little League, is stripped of its wins for the use of        e-mail. … Little League International initiates its “Ask
an ineligible player. … A special field is constructed        Little League” on-line chat series with New York
by Little League International personnel as President        Yankees pitcher, and Little League International Board
Bush invites Little League Tee Ball teams to the             of Directors member, Mike Mussina, as its first guest.
White House for three historic baseball games on the          2006: The inaugural Little League World Challenger
South Lawn. A fourth game, scheduled for Sept. 16, is        Jamboree is held in Norfolk, Va. ...World Series
postponed because of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.      participants Chris Drury (1989) and Krissy Wendell
Firefighter Michael Cammarata (1991 Little League             (1994) compete for the U.S. for the second time in
World Series participant for South Shore Little League       Winter Olympics. ... A new league age determination
of Staten Island, N.Y.) perishes in the attack at the        date goes into effect. ... Fences at the two World Series
World Trade Center.                                          stadiums are moved from 205 feet to 225 feet.
 2002: Little League’s “Honoring Our Hometown                  2007: Following a vote by the Little League
Heroes” program is launched, paying homage to law            International Board of Directors during the 2006
enforcement personnel, firefighters, military                  Little League Baseball World Series, the pitch count
personnel and local heroes in thousands of                   became a part of Little League Baseball for the 2007
communities worldwide. … The Little League Parent            regular season and tournament play. ... For the first
Orientation Program is debuted. ... In the Junior League     time, Japan’s national champion receives an automatic
Softball Division, Windmills Little League of Utrecht,       berth to the Little League Baseball World Series.
Netherlands, becomes the first European team to win a         The countries formerly competing with Japan in the
World Series.                                                Asia Region Tournament merged with the countries
 2003: In the latest phase of the Little League Child        competing in the Pacific Region Tournament, to
Protection Program, leagues are now required to              determine the Asia-Pacific Region champion, which
conduct background checks on certain volunteers. …           qualifies for the World Series. ... Little League
A team from Africa (Cape Town, South Africa) is the          International and ESPN signed an eight-year television
first from that continent to advance to a World Series,       contract, which provides for continued coverage of
earning a berth in the Big League Baseball World             the Little League Baseball World Series on ESPN’s
Series in Easley, S.C.                                       family of networks, and expands the coverage of Little
 2004: The inaugural Little League Urban Initiative          League’s seven other World Series tournaments. The
Jamboree is held at Little League International, as eight    contract also allows Little League International to
teams from several states spend a four-day weekend           lower charter fees, and provide the first 80 volunteer
in Williamsport. … Jack Losch, center fielder for             background checks free of charge for each of its
Maynard Memorial, the first Little League Baseball            chartered leagues. ... The Peter J. McGovern Little
World Series championship team in 1947, passes away.         League Museum, opened in 1982, celebrates its 25th
Mr. Losch became an All-American at the University           anniversary.
of Miami, a running back for the Green Bay Packers,
a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and a senior executive at                          Did You Know?
General Motors. … Pabao Little League of Willemstad,                Second only to the United States, Canada
Curacao, Netherlands, Antilles becomes the seventh
                                                                 has the largest concentration of chartered
country and first Caribbean champion to win the Little
League World Series. … Vice President Dick Cheney                Little League programs. Of the children ages
attends the World Series. … For the first time in 58              5 to 18 living in Canada, nearly 45,000 are
years of World Series competition, two girls play in the         playing Little League Baseball on more than
same World Series.                                               3,000 teams.

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             THE COUNTRIES OF LITTLE LEAGUE
Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region (EMEA)
 Austria                  Georgia                   Kyrgystan                   Saudi Arabia
 Belarus                  Germany                   Lithuania                   Scotland
 Belgium                  Ghana                     Macedonia                   Slovenia
 Bulgaria                 Holland                   Moldova                     Spain
 Burkina Faso             Italy                     Nigeria                     Sweden
 Croatia                  Jordan                    Poland                      Uganda
 England                  Kenya                     Romania                     Ukraine
 France                   Kuwait                    Russia                      United Arab
                                                                                  Emirates
Latin American Region
 Antigua        Brazil                   Ecuador                Nicaragua       U.S. Virgin Islands
 Argentina      British Virgin Islands   El Salvador            Panama          Uraguay
 Aruba          Cayman Islands           Guatemala              Paraguay        Venezuela
 Bahamas        Chile                    Honduras               Peru
 Bermuda        Colombia                 Jamaica                Puerto Rico
 Bolivia        Costa Rica               Mexico                 Saint Maarten
 Bonaire        Dominican Republic       Netherlands Antilles   Trinidad


Asia-Pacific Region
 Chinese Taipei       Indonesia                People’s Republic of China       Thailand
 Guam                 Japan                    Philippines                      Vietnam
 Hong Kong            New Zealand              Republic of Palau
 India                N. Mariana Islands       South Korea

Canada
                                                                         Total: 78
United States of America                                            countries/territories




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                                 NOTABLE GRADUATES
   MAJOR LEAGUERS WHO PLAYED IN THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
Wilson Alvarez (82)            Charlie Hayes (77)*             Lastings Milledge (97)        Carl Taylor (54)
Jim Barbieri (54)*             Ken Hubbs (54)                  Bobby Mitchell (67)           Hector Torres (58)
Jason Bay (90)                 Keith Lampard (58)              Jim Pankovits (68)            Jason Varitek (84)**
Derek Bell (80-81)*            Adam Loewen (96)                Yusmeiro Petit (94)           Dave Veres (78)
Larvell Blanks (62)            Carney Lansford (69)*           Marc Pisciotta (83)           Ed Vosberg (73)**
Sean Burroughs (92-93)         Vance Lovelace (75)             Boog Powell (54)*             Dan Wilson (81)
Chin-Feng Chen (90)            Jason Marquis (91)              Guillermo Quiroz (94)         Rick Wise (58)*
Bill Connors (54)              Lloyd McClendon (71)            Gary Sheffield (80)*
 (Number) denotes year player participated in the Little League Baseball World Series.
*Denotes player participated in Little League and Major League World Series.
**Denotes player participated in Little League World Series, College World Series and Major League World Series.
                         MEMBERS OF THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
                          WHO PLAYED LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Wade Boggs (05)                          Jim “Catfish” Hunter (87)                  Don Sutton (98)
George Brett (99)                        Jim Palmer (90)                           Carl Yastrzemski (89)
Steve Carlton (94)                       Cal Ripken, Jr. (07)                      Robin Yount (99)
Gary Carter (03)                         Nolan Ryan (99)                           (Year of induction in parentheses)
Rollie Fingers (92)                      Mike Schmidt (95)
                OTHERS WHO HAVE PLAYED LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Troy Aikman            Former NFL Quarterback
Sean Astin             Professional Actor
Drew Bledsoe           Former NFL Quarterback
William Cohen          Former U.S. Senator (Maine)/Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
Danny Devito           Professional Actor/Director
Mike Ditka             NFL Hall of Fame Tight End/Football Coach
Chris Drury            NHL Player (played in 1989 Little League World Series)
Jakob Dylan            Singer/Songwriter
Ray Ferraro            Former NHL Player (played in 1976 Little League World Series)
Mike Flanagan          Former Major League Baseball pitcher
Doug Flutie            Former NFL Quarterback
Dennis Franz           Professional Actor
John Grisham           Best-Selling Author
Mark Harmon            Professional Actor
Dirk Kempthorne        Former U.S. Senator (Idaho)/U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Huey Lewis             Professional Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer
Joe Lieberman          U.S. Senator (Connecticut)
Stephane Matteau       NHL Player (played in 1982 Little League World Series)
Mark McGwire           Former Major League Baseball player
Brent Musburger        Sports Broadcaster
Laffit Pincay, Jr.      National Horse Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Kurt Russell           Professional Actor
Adam Sandler           Professional Actor
Turk Schonert          Former NFL Quarterback (played in 1968 Little League World Series)
H. Lee Scott           President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
David Shipler          Pulitzer Prize winning author
Michael Smith          NASA Shuttle Pilot
Steve Spurrier         Heisman Trophy Winner/College Football Head Coach
Al Trautwig            Sports Broadcaster
Pierre Turgeon         Former NHL Player (played in 1982 Little League World Series)
Adam Vinatieri         NFL placekicker
Dick Vitale            Sports commentator/Author
        (More former Little Leaguers of note are listed in the “Hall of Excellence” section of this book)

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                                      WORLD SERIES RECORDS
Teams in World Series                            By Runner-Up ............................. 9                         Danny Yacarino, 1964
(60 years): .............................524       Toms River (N.J.) East Amer. 12,                                      Staten Island, N.Y.
                                                          Kashima, Japan 9 (1998)
Players in World Series                          Non-Championship Game ........ 29                                  Dai, Han-Chao, 1979
(60 years): .............................7,371             Dominican Republic 29,                           Pu-Tzu Town, Chinese Taipei
Most Times Qualifying for the                        Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada 0                      Most Strikeouts in a Game, one
Little League World Series:                                                        (1992)              team:
International Regions                            Fewest Runs Scored (combined) -                       Regulation - (6 innings): ........ 18
         Canada ......................50         Championship Game .................. 1                            Chen, Chao-An, 1979
         Chinese Taipei ..........22                          Birmingham, Ala. 1,                           Pu-Tzu Town, Chinese Taipei
United States                                                 Schenectady, N.Y. 0,                                 Kalen Pimentel, 2005
         California..................41                                       (1953)
                                                                                                              Rancho Buena Vista, Calif.
         Pennsylvania ............28                     Japan 1, Richmond, Va. 0,
                                                                                                       Extra innings - (9 innings):.... 22
                                                                              (1968)
Most World Series                                                                                                    Chin, Mu-Hsu, 1971
                                                          Louisville, Ky. 1, Japan 0
Championships:                                                                (2002)                           Tainan City, Chinese Taipei
       United States ............28                                                                    (11 innings): ............................ 26
         California ................5            Home Runs/1 Player/1 Game: ... 3                          Walker Kelly (21 in 9 innings),
         Connecticut .............4               Roger Miller, Tuckahoe, Va., 1968                         Michael Valdez (5 in 2 innings),
                                                  Chih Hsiang Lin, Ch. Taipei, 1995
         Pennsylvania ...........4                                                                     Westside, Fort Worth, Texas, 2002
                                                       Tetsuya Furukawa, Kashima,
         New Jersey .............4                                                                     Most Strikeouts in a Game, two
                                                                       Japan, 1998
         New York ................2                                                                    teams: .................................... 49
         Texas .......................2          Home Runs/1 Player, Series ....... 7
                                                 Hsieh Chin-Hsiung, Chinese Taipei,                             Valley Spts. Am. (23) and
       Chinese Taipei .........17                                                                        Westside, Fort Worth, Texas (26),
       Japan ...........................6                           1996 (5 games)
                                                     5, Lloyd McClendon, Gary, Ind.,                                                           2002
       Mexico .......................3                                                                 Longest Rain Delay: 3:05
                                                                    1971 (3 games)
Most Second-Place Finishes:                                                                            1994 Championship Game:
                                                 Perfect Game, Championship .... 1
       California..................15                                                                  Coquivacoa, Maracaibo, Venenzuela
                                                                Angel Macias, 1957
       Florida. .......................8                         Monterrey, Mexico                     4; Northridge City, Calif. 3
       Texas...........................5         Perfect Games Pitched,                                Longest Series Game, Time: 3:50
       Pennsylvania ..............4              Non-Championship ..................... 3              Linda Vista, Guadalupe, Mexico 6;
World Series Streaks:                                            Fred Shapiro, 1956                    Curundu, Panama City, Panama 2
Consecutive Championships                                   Delaware Township, N.J.                    - 2004
        United States 11 (1947-56)                                Kiyoshi Tsumura, 1976                Longest Series Game, innings:
        United States 8 (1959-66)                                          Chofu, Japan,               ..................................... 11 innings
        Chinese Taipei 5 (1977-81)                              Chen, Chao-An, 1979                    Toms River (N.J.) East American 13,
        Chinese Taipei 4 (1971-74)                       Pu-Tzu Town, Chinese Taipei                   Georgetown, Jenison, Mich. 9 - 1998
        Chinese Taipei 3 (1986-88)
Consecutive Second Place                                                                               Valley Spts. Am., Louisville, Ky., 2,
                                                 Championship Game
Finishes..................................4      Shutouts .........................19 (36%)            Westside, Fort Worth, Texas 1 - 2002
California teams (1976-79)                       No-Hitters in the Championship                        Largest Attendance, Game
Most Consecutive Appearances in                  Game: ........................................... 5   (1989) ................................ 45,000
a Final Game ........................6                               Angel Macias, 1957
                                                                                                                 National, Trumbull, Conn.
Chinese Taipei 6 (1977-82, 86-91)                 Monterrey, Mexico (perfect game)
                                                                                                                 vs. Kang-Tu, Chinese Taipei
Most Runs Scored (combined) -                                        Joe Mormello, 1960                Largest Attendance, Series
Championship Game ...........23                                           Levittown, Pa.               (estimated)
        Williamsport, Pa. 16,
                                                                    Ted Campbell, 1962                 (2000 – 15 games) .......... 236,922
          Lock Haven, Pa. 7
                                                                        San Jose, Calif.               (2004 – 32 games) .......... 349,379
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                          CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SCORES
1947 Maynard, Williamsport, Pa. .................. 16                  1965 Windsor Locks, Conn. .............................3
     Lock Haven, Pa. ..................................... 7                Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. ..............1
1948 Lock Haven, Pa. ..................................... 6           1966 Westbury American, Houston,Texas........8
     St. Petersburg, Fla. ................................. 5               American, West New York, N.J. ..............2
1949 Hammonton, N.J. . .................................. 5            1967 West, Tokyo, Japan ..................................4
     Pensacola, Fla. ........................................ 0             North Roseland, Chicago, Ill. ..................1
                                                                       1968 Wakayama, Osaka, Japan ........................1
1950 National, Houston, Texas ....................... 2
                                                                            Tuckahoe, Richmond, Va. ........................0
     Bridgeport, Conn. ................................... 1
                                                                       1969 Taipei, Chinese Taipei..............................5
1951 Stamford, Conn. ..................................... 3                Briarwood, Santa Clara, Calif. ................0
     North Austin Lions, Austin, Texas .......... 0
                                                                       1970 American, Wayne, N.J. ............................2
1952 National, Norwalk, Conn. ...................... 4                      Campbell, Calif........................................0
     Optimist, Monongahela, Pa. .................. 3
                                                                       1971 Tainan, Chinese Taipei...........................12
1953 Southside, Birmingham, Ala. ................. 1                        Anderson, Gary, Ind. ..............................3
     Schenectady, N.Y. ................................... 0                (9 innings)
1954 National, Schenectady, N.Y. ................... 7                 1972 Taipei, Chinese Taipei..............................6
     Colton Lions, Colton, Calif. ................... 5                     Edison, Hammond, Ind. ...........................0
1955 Morrisville, Pa. ....................................... 4        1973 Tainan City, Chinese Taipei ...................12
     Delaware, Merchantville, N.J. ................ 3                       Cactus, Tucson, Ariz. ...............................0
     (7 innings)                                                       1974 Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei ....................12
                                                                            Red Bluff, Calif. ......................................1
1956 Roswell Lions Hondo, Roswell, N.M..... 3
     National, Delaware Township, N.J. ....... 1                       1975 Lakewood, N.J. ........................................4
                                                                            Belmont Heights, Tampa, Fla. ..................3
1957 Industrial Monterrey, Mexico ................. 4
     La Mesa Northern, La Mesa, Calif. ........ 0                      1976 Chofu, Tokyo, Japan ...............................10
                                                                            Campbell, Calif. .......................................3
1958 Monterrey, Mexico ............................... 10
                                                                       1977 Li-Teh, Chinese Taipei..............................7
     Jaycee, Kankakee, Ill. ............................. 1
                                                                            Western, El Cajon, Calif. ..........................2
1959 National, Hamtramck, Mich. ................ 12                    1978 Pin-Kuang, Chinese Taipei .....................11
     West Auburn, Auburn, Calif. .................. 0                       San Ramon Valley, Danville, Calif. ..........1
1960 American, Levittown, Pa. ....................... 5                1979 Pu-Tzu Town, Chinese Taipei ...................2
     North East Optomist, Ft. Worth, Texas ... 0                            Campbell, Calif. .......................................1
1961 Northern, El Cajon, Calif. ...................... 4                    (8 innings)
     El Campo, Texas ..................................... 2           1980 Long Kuong, Chinese Taipei ....................4
1962 Moreland, San Jose, Calif. ..................... 3                     Belmont Heights, Tampa, Fla. ..................3
     Jaycee, Kankakee, Ill. ............................. 0            1981 Tai-Ping, Chinese Taipei ...........................4
                                                                            Belmont Heights, Tampa, Fla. ..................2
1963 Northern, Granada Hills, Calif. .............. 2
     Original, Stratford, Conn. ....................... 1              1982 National, Kirkland, Wash. ........................6
                                                                            Pu-tzu Town, Chinese Taipei ....................0
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1983 East National, Marietta, Ga. ..................... 3            1995 Shan-Hua, Tainan, Chinese Taipei ...........17
     Liquito Hernandez, Dominican Republic . 1                            Spring, Texas ..............................................3
1984 National, Seoul, South Korea ................... 6              1996 Fu-Hsing, Kaohsuing, Chinese Taipei ......13
     National, Altamonte Springs, Fla. ............ 2                     Western, Cranston, R.I. ..............................3
1985 National, Seoul, South Korea ................... 7              1997 Linda Vista, Guadalupe, Mexico ................5
     Mexicali, Baja Cal, Mexico ...................... 1                  South, Mission Viejo, Calif. . .....................4
1986 Tainan Park, Chinese Taipei ................... 12              1998 East American, Toms River, N.J. .............12
     International, Tucson, Ariz. ...................... 0                Kashima, Japan...........................................9
1987 Hua Lian, Chinese Taipei ....................... 21             1999 Hirakata, Osaka, Japan ...............................5
     Northwood, Irvine, Calif. ......................... 1                National, Phenix City, Ala. ........................0
1988 Tai Ping, Chinese Taipei ......................... 10           2000 Sierra Maestra, Maracaibo, Venezuela .......3
     Pearl City, Hawaii ..................................... 0           Bellaire, Texas ............................................2
1989 National, Trumbull, Conn. ........................ 5               2001 Kitasuna, Tokyo, Japan ..............................2
     Kang-Tu, Chinese Taipei .......................... 2                    National, Apopka, Fla. ...............................1
1990 San-Hua, Chinese Taipei ............................9              2002 Valley Sports American, Louisville, Ky. ...1
     Shippensburg, Pa. ......................................0               Sendai Higashi, Sendai, Japan. ..................0
1991 Hsi Nan, Tai Chung, Chinese Taipei ........11                      2003 Musashi-Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan. ................10
     San Ramon, Danville, Calif. ......................0                     East Boynton Beach, Boynton Beach, Fla. 1
1992 Long Beach, Calif. .....................................6          2004 Pabao, Curacao. .........................................5
     Zamboanga City, Philippines ...................0*                       Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks, Calif. .......2
1993 Long Beach, Calif. .....................................3          2005 West Oahu, Ewa Beach, Hawaii ................7
     Chiriqui, Panama ........................................2              Pabao, Curacao ..........................................6
1994 Coquivacoa, Maracaibo, Venezuela ...........4                           (7 innings)
     Northridge, Calif. .......................................3        2006 Columbus (Ga.) Northern ..........................2
                                                                             Kawaguchi City, Japan...............................1


                                                                        * - The Philippines team was disqualified and
                                                                              forfeited because of the use of ineligible
                                                                              (out of boundaries) players.




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                              WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANTS
                    (Note: * Denotes World Series Champion; # Denotes World Series Runner-Up)
BELGIUM                                             Valleyfield, Quebec ............ 1992                Pabao, Willemstad.............. 2003
Shape .................................. 1981       Lynn Valley, Vancouver ..... 1993                   Pabao, Willemstad............ *2004
Brussels .............................. 1984        Glace Bay, Nova Scotia ..... 1994                   Pabao, Willemstad............ #2005
CANADA                                              High Park, Toronto ............. 1995               Pabao, Willemstad.............. 2006
National, Montreal ............. 1952               Kennedy-Surrey, Surrey, B.C.....                    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
National, Vancouver ........... 1953                ............................................ 1996   La Javilla, Santo Domingo. 1978
Valleyfield, Quebec. ........... 1958                Whalley, Surrey, B.C. ........ 1997                 Liquito Hernandez,
Valleyfield, Quebec. ........... 1959                Langley, B.C. .................... 1998               Barahona ........................ #1983
Parkdale Lions, Toronto ..... 1960                  Gordon Head, Victoria, B.C. 1999                    Rolando Paulino, Moca...... 1987
Kiwanis East, Montreal...... 1961                   High Park, Toronto ............. 2000               Luis Montas, San Cristobal 1991
Stoney Creek, Ontario........ 1962                  Calgary West, Alberta ........ 2001                 Epy Guerrero,
Valleyfield, Quebec ........... 1963                 N. Regina, Saskatchewan ... 2002                      Santo Domingo ................ 1992
Valleyfield, Quebec ............ 1964                Glace Bay, Nova Scotia ..... 2003                   Hatillo, San Cristobal ......... 1995
Stoney Creek, Ontario...... #1965                   East Napean, Ottawa .......... 2004                 Ramon Matias Mella, San Isidro
Central, Windsor ................ 1966              Whalley, Surrey, B.C.......... 2005                 ............................................ 1996
East Trail, Trail, B.C. ......... 1967              Whalley, Surrey, B.C.......... 2006
                                                                                                        FRANCE
Sherbrooke-Lennoxville, Qbc. ...                    CHINESE TAIPEI                                      Poitiers Post, Vienne .......... 1962
............................................ 1968   Taipei, Taiwan .................. *1969
Valleyfield, Quebec ........... 1969                 Chayi, Taiwan .................... 1970             GERMANY
Valleyfield, Quebec ............ 1970                Tainan, Taiwan ................. *1971              Berlin Command ................ 1960
Brockville, Ontario ............ 1971               Taipei, Taiwan .................. *1972             Pirmasens Post .................. 1961
South, Windsor ................... 1972             Tainan City, Taiwan ......... *1973                 Wiesbaden .......................... 1964
Whalley, Surrey, B.C.......... 1973                 Kaohsiung, Taiwan........... *1974                  Rhein Main ........................ 1966
Esquimalt Victoria-West, B.C. ...                   Li-Teh, Kaohsiung ........... *1977                 Wiesbaden ......................... 1968
............................................ 1974   Pin-Kuang, Pin-Tung ....... *1978                   Wiesbaden .......................... 1969
Trail, British Columbia ...... 1976                 Pu-Tzu Town, Chia-Yi .... *1979                     Wiesbaden .......................... 1970
Norcrest, Lethbridge, Alberta1977                   Long Kuong, Hua Lian .... *1980                     Bitburg, Bitburg Air Base .. 1973
Whalley, Surrey B.C. ......... 1978                 Tai-Ping, Taichung ........... *1981                Kaiserslautern .................... 1976
Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, Qbc. ..                    Pu-Tzu Town,                                        Falcon, Ramstein Air Base. 1990
............................................ 1979    Chia-Yi ........................... #1982          Kaiserslautern .................... 1992
Trail, British Columbia ..... 1980                  Tainan Park ...................... *1986            Kaiserslautern .................... 1993
Trail, British Columbia ..... 1981                  Hua Lian........................... *1987           Ramstein Air Base.............. 1999
Rotary, Rouyn .................... 1982             Tai Ping, Taichung ........... *1988                GREECE
Sherbrooke Fluerimont,                              Kang-tu, Kaohsiung ........ #1989                   Athens, Athenai Airport ..... 1974
Sherbrooke, Quebec ........... 1983                 San-Hua, Tainan County .. *1990                     GUAM
Conquitlan, British Columbia1984                    Hsi Nan, Taichung............ *1991                 Central, Agana.................... 2001
Glanbrook, Binbrook, Ontario ...                    Li-Jen, Tainan..................... 1994            Central, Agana.................... 2002
............................................ 1985   Shan-Hua, Tainan ............. *1995                Central, Agana.................... 2003
Valleyfield, Quebec ........... 1986                 Fu-Hsing, Kaohsuing ....... *1996                   Central East, Manqilao-Barriqada
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia ..... 1987                   Shou-Tien, Kaohsiung ....... 2004                   ............................................ 2005
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia ..... 1988                   CURACAO
High Park, Toronto ............. 1989               Pabao, Willemstad.............. 1980
Trail, British Columbia ...... 1990                 Pariba, Willemstad ............. 2001
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia ..... 1991                   Pariba, Willemstad ............. 2002                            Continued on next page

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ITALY                                          Contry de Monterrey .......... 2002            Arabian American, Dhahran2001
Aviano, Aviano AB ............ 1979            Olmeca, Mexico City ......... 2003             Arabian American, Dhahran2002
JAPAN                                          Linda Vista, Guadalupe ...... 2004             Arabian American, Dhahran2003
Kunitachi, Tokyo ................ 1962         Seguro Social, Mexicali ..... 2005             Arabian American, Dhahran2004
Tachikawa, Tokyo .............. 1964           Matamoros, Tamaulipas ..... 2006               Arabian American, Dhahran2005
Arakawa, Tokyo ................. 1965          NICARAGUA                                      Arabian American, Dhahran2006
Wakayama ......................... 1966        Chinandega ....................... 1968        SOUTH KOREA
West Tokyo, Tokyo .......... *1967             Chinandega ........................ 1970       National, Seoul................ .*1984
Wakayama, Osaka ............ *1968             PANAMA                                         Naitonal, Seoul................. *1985
Chofu, Tokyo ................... *1976         Willys R. Cook, Bethania .. 1984               SPAIN
Osaka Yodogawa, Osaka ... 1983                 Curundu ............................. 1988     Rota ................................... 1965
Seya, Yokohama ................. 1997          David, Chiriqui .................. 1993        Rota ................................... 1967
Kashima, Ibaraki .............. #1998          Santiago de Veraguas ......... 2001            Madrid ................................ 1971
Hirakata, Osaka ................ *1999         Curundu, Panama City ....... 2004              Madrid ................................ 1972
Musashi Fuchu, Tokyo ....... 2000                                                             Torrejon AB, Madrid .......... 1977
Kitasuna, Tokyo ............... *2001          PHILIPPINES
                                               Zamboanga City ............... #1992           Torrejon AB, Madrid .......... 1978
Sendai Higashi, Sendai .... #2002                                                             Torrejon AB, Madrid .......... 1980
Musashi Fuchu, Tokyo ..... *2003               POLAND                                         Torrejon AB, Madrid .......... 1982
Chiba City .......................... 2005     Kutno.................................. 2004   Torrejon AB, Madrid .......... 1986
Kawaguchi City ................. 2006          PUERTO RICO                                    TURKEY
MARIANA ISLANDS                                Caparra, San Juan............... 1959          Izmir ................................... 1963
Garapan City, Saipan ......... 1993            Jorge Rosas, Mayaquez ...... 1969
Saipan................................. 2004   Cagus Gillette, Caguas ....... 1971            VENEZUELA
Saipan................................. 2006   Almirante Gallery, San Juan 1972               Qulia, Maracaibo................ 1965
                                               Canales, Puerto Nuevo ....... 1976             Coquivacoa, Maracaibo ..... 1974
MEXICO                                                                                        Coquivacoa, Maracaibo ..... 1977
Industrial, Monterrey ....... *1957            Luis Llorens Torres, Santurce1979
                                               Juan A. Bibiloni, Yabucoa .. 1999              Coquivacoa, Maracaibo ..... 1982
Industrial, Monterrey ...... *1958                                                            Coquivacoa, Maracaibo ..... 1985
Industrial, Monterrey ......... 1960           RUSSIA                                         Coquivacoa, Maracaibo ..... 1986
Industrial, Monterrey ......... 1961           Khovrino, Moscow ............ 2001             Coquivacoa, Maracaibo ..... 1989
Del Norte, Monterrey ......... 1962            Khovrino, Moscow ............ 2002             Coquivacoa, Maracaibo ... *1994
Liga Pequena Obispado,                         Khovrino, Moscow ............ 2003             Sierra Maestra, Maracaibo *2000
 Monterrey......................... 1963       Brateevo, Moscow ............. 2005            Los Leones, Valencia ......... 2002
Liga Pequena Obispado                          Brateevo, Moscow ............. 2006            Altagracia, Zulia ................ 2003
 Monterrey....................... #1964        SAUDI ARABIA                                   Cardinales Barquisimeto,
Liga Pequena Cuauhtemoc San                    Arabian Gulf, Al Khobar.... 1983               Lara .................................... 2006
Nicholas, Monterrey .......... 1966            Arabian Gulf, Al Khobar.... 1985
Liga Pequena De Linares, A.C.                  Aramco, Dhahran ............... 1987
 Nuevo Leon...................... 1967         Aramco, Dhahran ............... 1988
Liga Pequena Mitras, A.C.                      Aramco, Dhahran ............... 1989
 Monterrey......................... 1973       Arabian American, Dhahran1991
Unidad Modelo, Monterrey 1981                  Arabian American, Dhahran1994
Mexicali/Baja California .. #1985              Arabian American, Dhahran1995
Matamoros, Tamaulipas ..... 1990               Arabian American, Dhahran1996
Linda Vista, Guadalupe .... *1997              Arabian American, Dhahran1997
Linda Vista, Guadalupe ...... 1998             Arabian American, Dhahran1998
Matamoros, Tamaulipas ..... 2001               Arabian American, Dhahran2000

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           U.S. TEAMS                               Campbell .......................... #1979          Belmont Heights, Tampa.... 1973
ALABAMA                                             National, Escondido, .......... 1981               Belmont Heights, Tampa.. #1975
Southside, Birmingham.... *1953                     Pacific, Sacramento ............ 1983               Belmont Heights, Tampa . #1980
Auburn ............................... 1955         Los Gatos ........................... 1984         Belmont Heights, Tampa.. #1981
Auburn ............................... 1956         Northwood, Irvine ............ #1987               National, Sarasota .............. 1982
National, Gadsden1958 National,                     Eastview, San Pedro ........... 1989               National, Altamonte Springs#1984
Gadsden.............................. 1959          Federal, Cypress................. 1990             American, Sarasota ............ 1986
South Brookley, Mobile ..... 1964                   San Ramon Valley, Danville#1991                    Northside, Tampa ............... 1989
Cottage Hill, Mobile ......... 1990                 Long Beach ...................... *1992            National, Dunedin .............. 1991
National, Phenix City ....... #1999                 Long Beach ...................... *1993            R.L. Turner, Panama City .. 1996
ARIZONA                                             Northridge City, Northridge#1994                   Manatee G.T. Bray East,
S. Mtn. East Side, Phoenix 1965                     Yorba Linda........................ 1995           Bradenton ........................... 1997
Cactus, Tucson ................. #1973              Moorpark............................ 1996          National, Apopka ............. #2001
International, Tucson........ #1986                 South, Mission Viejo ........ #1997                East Boynton Beach,
National, Chandler ............. 2003               Federal, Cypress................. 1998              Boynton Beach ............... #2003
Ahwatukee American, Phoenix                         American, Oceanside ......... 2001                 Maitland ............................. 2005
............................................ 2006   Aptos .................................. 2002      GEORGIA
                                                    Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks                       National, East Marietta .... *1983
ARKANSAS                                            .......................................... #2004
National, Little Rock.......... 1952                                                                   Columbus Northern.......... *2006
                                                    Rancho Buena Vista, Vista . 2005
National, Little Rock.......... 1953                                                                   HAWAII
Burns Park, North Little Rock ...                   CONNECTICUT                                        Pearl Harbor, Honolulu .......1958
1979                                                Middleton ........................... 1948         Windward, Oahu .................1959
                                                    Bridgeport .......................... 1949         Pearl Harbor, Honolulu ......1960
CALIFORNIA                                          Bridgeport ....................... #1950
Jaycee, San Bernardino ...... 1951                                                                     American, Hilo....................1961
                                                    Stamford........................... *1951          Wahiawa ..............................1971
National, San Diego ........... 1952                National, Norwalk ............ *1952
Lions Club, Colton ........... #1954                                                                   Community, Pearl City....... 1972
                                                    North End, Bridgeport ....... 1957                 Pearl City ......................... #1988
North Shore, San Diego ..... 1955                   Darien................................. 1958
Lions Club, Colton ............. 1956                                                                  Waipio, Waipahu ................ 2002
                                                    Stratford Original ............. #1963             West Oahu, Ewa Beach .... *2005
Northern, LaMesa ............ #1957                 Windsor Locks ................. *1965
West Auburn, Auburn....... #1959                    Walter Smith, New Haven . 1974                     IDAHO
East Lakewood ................... 1960              Forestville, Bristol.............. 1976            South Central, Boise .......... 1999
Northern, El Cajon ........... *1961                Federal, Stamford............... 1981              ILLINOIS
Moreland, San Jose .......... *1962                 American, Stamford ........... 1983                Kankakee............................ 1950
National, Granada Hills ... *1963                   McCabe-Waters, Bristol ..... 1984                  Thillen’s, Chicago .............. 1951
National, La Puente ............ 1964               National, Trumbull ........... *1989               Joliet ................................... 1953
Airport, Sacramento .......... 1966                                                                    Melrose Park ...................... 1954
Northridge City ................. 1967              DELAWARE
                                                    Naamans, Wilmington........ 2003                   Kankakee.......................... #1958
Bolsa, Garden Grove .......... 1968                                                                    Kankakee.......................... #1962
Briarwood, Santa Clara .... #1969                   FLORIDA                                            Jaycee, Kankakee ............... 1966
Campbell .......................... #1970           St. Petersburg ................... #1948           North Roseland, Chicago . #1967
Red Bluff .......................... #1974          Pensacola.......................... #1949          South, Palatine ................... 1978
American, Northridge ........ 1975                  Pensacola............................ 1950         Barrington .......................... 1981
Campbell ......................... #1976            National, Pensacola ............ 1951              Jackie Robinson West, Chicago
Western, El Cajon ............ #1977                Orange, Lakeland ............... 1954              ............................................ 1983
San Ramon Valley, Danville                          West Tampa, Tampa ........... 1967
.......................................... #1978    West Tampa, Tampa ........... 1969                                Continued on next page

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Norridge ............................. 1986         East Augusta, Augusta ....... 1971                  NEW JERSEY
South Holland .................... 1992             Westbrook .......................... 2005           Hammonton........................ 1947
Lemont ............................... 2006         MARYLAND                                            Hammonton........................ 1948
INDIANA                                             Hagerstown ........................ 1950            Hammonton...................... *1949
Lafayette ............................ 1949         National, Hagerstown ........ 1968                  American, Hackensack ...... 1952
Community Service, Whiting                          Easton................................. 1982        Delaware, Merchantville .. #1955
............................................ 1952   Brunswick .......................... 1986           Delaware Township.......... #1956
American, Terre Haute ....... 1961                  South Caroline ................... 2004             Pitman ............................... 1962
George Rogers Clark,                                                                                    American, West New York
                                                    MASSACHUSETTS                                       .......................................... #1966
  Jeffersonville .................... 1965          North, Newton.................... 1953
American, Terre Haute ....... 1968                                                                      American, Wayne ............. *1970
                                                    Needham ............................ 1954           Lakewood......................... *1975
South, Highland ................. 1970              Winchester ......................... 1955
Anderson, Gary ................ #1971                                                                   National, Ridgewood ......... 1979
                                                    Winchester ......................... 1956           Nottingham, Hamilton Square
Edison, Hammond............ #1972                   National, Andover .............. 1988
Southport, Indianapolis ...... 1984                                                                     ............................................ 1992
                                                    Middleboro......................... 1994            East American, Toms River
Chesterfield ........................ 1987           Jesse Burkett, Worcester .... 2002
Dyer.................................... 1997                                                           ............................................ 1995
                                                    American, Saugus .............. 2003                East American, Toms River
Brownsburg ........................ 1999
Brownsburg ........................ 2001            MICHIGAN                                            .......................................... *1998
                                                    National, Hamtramck ......... 1955                  East American, Toms River
IOWA                                                National, Hamtramck ......... 1956                  ............................................ 1999
Southeast, Davenport ......... 1975                 Jaycee, Escanaba ................ 1957
Windsor, Des Moines ........ 1976                                                                       NEW MEXICO
                                                    National, Hamtramck ....... *1959                   Lions Hondo, Roswell ..... *1956
Grandview National,                                 Federal, Birmingham ......... 1973
 Des Moines ...................... 1980             Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores                          NEW YORK
East, Davenport .................. 1989              National, G.P. Woods ....... 1979                  Corning .............................. 1948
National, Marshalltown...... 1996                   Pinery Park, Wyoming ....... 1982                   Corning .............................. 1949
East, Davenport .................. 2000             Columbia, Brooklyn........... 1990                  Schenectady ..................... #1953
East, Davenport .................. 2001             Georgetown, Jenison .......... 1998                 National, Schenectady...... *1954
North Scott, Eldridge ......... 2003                                                                    National, Glen Falls ........... 1955
Northwest, Davenport ........ 2004                  MINNESOTA                                           Eastchester, Tuckahoe ........ 1956
Northwest, Davenport ........ 2005                  Central, Duluth................... 1963             National, Schenectady........ 1959
                                                    East Tonka, Minnetonka .... 1985                    Mid Island, Staten Island . *1964
KENTUCKY                                            Brooklyn Center American 1994
Gardenside, Lexington ....... 1971                                                                      New City ............................ 1972
                                                    Arden Hills ......................... 1995          Colonie ............................... 1973
South, Lexington ................ 1978
Valle Sports Am., Louisville                        MISSISSIPPI                                         Carman, Rotterdam ............ 1977
.......................................... *2002    Hub City, Hattiesburg ........ 1977                 American, Rockville Ctr. ... 1978
Southern, Owensboro......... 2004                   MISSOURI                                            South Shore, Staten Island . 1985
Southern, Owensboro......... 2005                   Webb City .......................... 2002           South Shore, Staten Island . 1991
                                                    Daniel Boone National, Columbia                     Harlem................................ 2002
LOUISIANA                                                                                               Mid-Island, Staten Island ... 2006
Alexandria .......................... 1955          ............................................ 2006
South, Lake Charles ........... 1992                NEW HAMPSHIRE
South, Lake Charles ........... 2001                Northside, Dover ................ 1987
Lafayette ............................ 2005         Bedford .............................. 1993
South, Lake Charles ........... 2006                Goffstown .......................... 2000
MAINE                                               Portsmouth ......................... 2006
Suburban, Portland............. 1951                                                                                   Continued on next page
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NORTH CAROLINA                                      Williamsport Area Teams                             VIRGINIA
Morresville ......................... 1952             Brandon ....................... 1947             Alexandria .......................... 1948
Tar Heel, Greenville ........... 1998                  Maynard ..................... *1947              Front Royal ........................ 1953
Southwest Forsyth, Clemmons                            Montoursville............... 1947                Hampton Wythe ................. 1954
............................................ 2002      Lincoln, Newberry ....... 1947                   Tuckahoe, Richmond ....... #1968
Morganton .......................... 2004              Original ........................ 1947 ..        National, Vienna................. 1972
OHIO                                                   Sunday School ............. 1947                 Tuckahoe, Richmond ......... 1976
Canton ................................ 1949           Loyalsock..................... 1948              Tuckahoe, Richmond ......... 1993
Kiwanis, New Boston ........ 1960                      Newberry ..................... 1969              Central, Springfield ............ 1994
West, Elyria ....................... 1969           RHODE ISLAND                                        WASHINGTON
Tallmadge ........................... 1974          Westerly ............................. 1950         Kirkland ............................. 1980
Youngstown ....................... 1977             Darlington American,                                National, Kirkland............ *1982
W. Side American, Hamilton                           Pawtucket ......................... 1980           Hazel Dell, Vancouver ....... 2000
............................................ 1991   Western, Cranston ............ #1996                Bainbridge Island ............... 2001
W. Side American, Hamilton                          Lincoln ............................... 2001        National, Richland ............. 2003
............................................ 1993   Lincoln ............................... 2004        North, Redmond................. 2004
Tallmadge .......................... 2003           SOUTH CAROLINA                                      WEST VIRGINIA
OKLAHOMA                                            North Charleston ................ 1949              Fairmont ............................. 1951
National, Bartlesville ......... 1964               Clinton................................ 1950
Tulsa ................................... 1988      TENNESSEE
OREGON                                              National, Nashville ............ 1970               *** - Awarded berth after 2001
Rose City, Portland ............ 1958               American, Jackson ............. 1974                Little League Baseball World
Murrayhill, Beaverton ........ 2006                 American, Morristown ....... 1985                   Series when Rolando Paulino
                                                    American, Morristown ....... 1987                   Little League, Bronx, N.Y., was
PENNSYLVANIA                                                                                            disqualified.
West Shore, Harrisburg ...... 1947                  TEXAS
Jersey Shore ....................... 1947           National, Houston ............ *1950
Milton................................. 1947        North Austin ..................... #1951
Montgomery....................... 1947              Western, Galveston ............ 1954
Lock Haven ...................... #1947             NE Optomist, Fort Worth . #1960
Lock Haven ...................... *1948             El Campo ......................... #1961
Lock Haven ........................ 1949            Valley Verde, Del Rio......... 1962
Groundhog, Punxsutawney 1950                        National, North Houston .... 1963
Potter-McKean ................... 1951              Northern, Waco .................. 1965
Optimist, Monongahela.... #1952                     Westbury American, Houston
Camp Hill ........................... 1953          ............................................ 1966
Exchange Club, Masontown1954                        Northwest 45, Spring ......... 1988
Morrisville........................ *1955           Northwest 45, Spring ....... #1995
Exchange Club, Upper Darby                          Bellaire ............................. #2000
............................................ 1956   Westside, Fort Worth .......... 2002
American, Levittown ....... *1960                   Lamar-National, Richmond 2003
American, Levittown ......... 1961                  Lamar-National, Richmond 2004
Newtown Edgemont......... #1967
Shippensburg.................... #1990
Railway Park, Pottsville ..... 1997
American, State College***2001
Council Rock, Newtown .... 2005

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              THE INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
           LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
Double-elimination is played at most levels of the Little League International Tournament, which
includes a full tournament structure in eight divisions of baseball and softball. The tournament is under
the direction and authority of the Little League International Tournament Committee in Williamsport,
Pa. Members of the Tournament Committee are: Chairman Joseph W. Losch (International Tournament
Director, Senior Vice President), Patrick W. Wilson (Assistant International Tournament Director, Vice
President of Operations), Stephen D. Keener (President and Chief Executive Officer), Nick Caringi
(Associate Tournament Director, Director of Regional Operations), Andrew L. Konyar (Umpire
Consultant), Daniel P. Kirby (Director of Risk Management), David L. James (Director of Urban
Initiative), Lance W. Van Auken (Senior Communications Executive) and Daniel Velte (Director of
League Development).

More than 7,000 teams begin the tournament in the Little League Baseball division. More than 6,500 are
eliminated in the first three weeks of play.

                                               DISTRICT
This is the most basic level of play. Most district tournaments begin around the first week of July. They
are completed in one to three weeks. Some large districts, or those made up of widely-dispersed teams,
play in area tournaments before advancing to a district final or semifinal. Some district tournaments are
played in a modified Olympic Pool Play Format, similar to that used in the Little League Baseball World
Series.

                                 STATE, PROVINCE OR COUNTRY
This is the next major level of play. However, in some states, provinces or countries where there are
a large number of leagues, a sub-tournament is played. State, Provincial or National Tournaments are
generally played around the last week of July or the first week of August. Most of these tournaments are
played in a standard double-elimination format.

                                                REGION
This is the third basic level. However, there may be one or two pre-regional tournaments (Section
or Division Tournaments) played in some areas before advancing to the Regional Level. Regional
Tournaments are usually played in the first or second week of August. Most are double-elimination, but
some use the modified Olympic Pool Play Format.

                                           WORLD SERIES
This is the final level of Tournament Play. There are eight World Series tournaments played in the Little
League program: Little League Baseball, Junior League Baseball, Senior League Baseball, Big League
Baseball, Girls Little League Softball, Girls Junior League Softball, Girls Senior League Softball and
Girls Big League Softball. The various World Series tournaments are played in August. At the start of
the Little League Baseball World Series, 16 teams remain from more than 7,000 that started Tournament
Play eight weeks earlier.


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     TOURNAMENT PLAY AND THE WORLD SERIES
  Tournament play is regarded as an important                  Additionally, starting in 2003, volunteer
supplemental phase of the Little League program.             tournament organizers at each of 58 regional levels
There is no obligation on the part of any league             worldwide provided $1,000 to help offset expenses.
to enter the tournament program, but a majority              Teams advancing to the regional level in the U.S.
participate annually.                                        receive an additional $200. Little League returned
  Tournament teams are made up of players selected           $2 million from the Little League Travel Fund to
from among the Major Division teams in the                   local Little League programs in 2006, helping to
leagues. They are limited in number to a maximum             defray July-August travel costs for more than 500
of 14 players of Little League age 11 or 12 years            teams in hundreds of leagues.
old. (League age is the age attained by a youngster            To qualify for the Little League Baseball World
as of April 30 of the year in question.) Managers and        Series, a team comprised of the best 11- and 12-
coaches are also selected from the personnel of the          year-olds in a Little League program must advance
local league.                                                through the world’s largest elimination tournament.
  There are eight regions represented in the United          At the Little League Baseball World Series here in
States, and eight international regions. Tournament          Williamsport, the 10-day attendance is normally
play is conducted through the various levels to              well over 250,000, with crowds of 30,000 or more
ultimately determine regional champions. Each                for the championship game. Millions more see the
regional champion is invited to participate in the           games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ABC.
World Series in Williamsport, Pa.                              There is never any admission charge to attend a
  There is no fee of any kind for any team in the            Little League game at Howard J. Lamade Stadium
Little League Baseball World Series. All of the              or Little League Volunteer Stadium. Tickets for the
expenses for all teams, including travel, are paid by        championship game are given away by lottery well
Little League International. While at the Series, the        in advance of the World Series. Seating in all other
teams are housed in dormitories on the complex, and          areas is general. No tickets are required at any time
food is provided – all at no charge. All teams are           for the terraces beyond the outfield fence at Lamade
provided with identical accommodations, without              Stadium, offering excellent viewing from any
regard to their economic status.                             vantage point.
   Additionally, every league with a team that wins            A family of four can attend the Little League
its district level championship and advances to the          Baseball World Series (with no charge for parking
next level, receives a reimbursement from Little             or admission), purchase a souvenir program, and
League Baseball of $1 per mile for one round trip to         each person in the family can have a hot dog, French
each tournament site, to help offset travel expenses.        fries and large soda for about $20.
(Usually a district comprises a town, county, or               The highest estimated attendance for a Little
several towns or counties.)                                  League World Series game was in 1989, when
  Little League is able to pay this because every            National Little League from Trumbull, Conn.
league pays a one-time entry fee of $75 for each             defeated Kang-Tu of Chinese Taipei, in the final
team entered in the International Tournament. This           game before about 45,000 people. Exact figures are
fund is restricted only to offsetting tournament             not available, since tickets are not required for most
expenses. This fund is also used to transport the            fans and there are no turnstiles. No fans have ever
Little League Baseball World Series teams to and             been turned away because of a lack of seating.
from Williamsport.




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          LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES UMPIRES
 Each year thousands of volunteer umpires take to the field giving their time, experience and wisdom,
while receiving no pay. They are not reimbursed for travel expenses. Their abilities, demeanor and on-field
mechanics are evaluated at virtually all levels of Little League play. At the regional tournaments, a select
group is invited to officiate at the Little League Baseball World Series: the highest honor Little League
can bestow upon an umpire. Appointment to the World Series Umpire Team is recognition that an umpire
has reached the highest level of proficiency and is now considered among the best in the world. For the
2007 Little League Baseball World Series, Frank Policano is the Umpire Host. Andy Konyar is the umpire
consultant for Little League International and Little League Baseball World Series Umpire-in-Chief.

Skip Butkiewicz - Southington, Conn.                       David W. Thom - Madison, Wis.
League: Southington North Little League                    League: Wisconsin District 4
Years Umpiring: 26                                         Years Umpiring: 35
Occupation: Area Manager/Construction Engineer             Occupation: Process Tech

Benny L. Wayne - Nicholasville, Ky.                        Bob McKittrick Jr. - Lakewood, Calif.
League: Gardenside Little League                           League: Plaza Little League
Years Umpiring: 25                                         Years Umpiring: 28
Occupation: Manager                                        Occupation: Ironworker

Donald C. Escudero - Manati, Puerto Rico                   Greg Likens - George West, Texas
League: Jose M. Rodriguez Little League                    League: South Live Oak Little League
Years Umpiring: 18                                         Years Umpiring: 22
Occupation: Material Coordinator                           Occupation: Area Assistant

Marshall V. Casey - Irmo, S.C.                             Rene Kolb - Schwetzigen, Baden Wurtemberg, Germany
League: Irmo Little League                                 League: Germany District 2
Years Umpiring: 9                                          Years Umpiring: 10
Occupation: Engineer                                       Occupation: Freelance Construction

Kenneth A. Tyler, Jr. - Oak Harbor, Wash.                  Jeremy B. Haley - Athens, Ga.
League: North Whidbey Little League                        League: Hart County Little League
Years Umpiring: 28                                         Years Umpiring: 15
Occupation: U.S. Navy Retired/Bus Driver                   Occupation: Paralegal

Jeffrey (Jeff) L. Harris - Eagle River, Ark.               Rodney J. Picard - Lake Charles, La.
League: Thailand; Vietnam                                  League: South Lake Charles Little League
Years Umpiring: 15                                         Years Umpiring: 14
Occupation: Petroleum Engineer                             Occupation: Engineer

Tommy R. Tobias – Dumas, Texas                          Lloyd T. Davis - Largo, Fla.
League: Dumas Little League                             League: Greater Largo Little League
Years Umpiring: 16                                      Years Umpiring: 20
Occupation: Production Supervisor                       Occupation: Printing Press Operator

David F. Fogerty – Providence, R.I.                     Dale W. Elder - Alberta, Canada
League: Exeter/West Greenwich Little League             League: CalWest
Years Umpiring: 27                                      Years Umpiring: 16
Occupation: Accountant                                  Occupation: Letter Carrier




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                         EVENT STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
Tournament Director ....................Joseph W. Losch                                      TEAM HOSTS
Assistant Tournament Director ....... Patrick Wilson                                   (Years of service in parentheses)
Associate Tournament Director ......... Nick Caringi
Game Op. Asst. .................. Don Soucy, Dan Velte,                                  Chairman – Nick Cioffi (41)
           Corey Wright, Beata Kaszuba, David James
Finance, Concessions, Souvenirs .... Melissa Singer                         Southeast – Hess Wertz (nine), Charles Snyder (nine)
Dining Facility ..................................Marilee Bubb
                                                                            New England - Ron Frick (five), Van Ransom (three)
Facilities/Grounds ....................... Gary Mitcheltree
Marketing ..........................Jud Rogers, Dawn Hall,              Mexico - Mick Cioffi (31), Denny Logan (five)
                                                  Emily McElheny        Latin America - Larry Missigman (16),
Media ..................Lance Van Auken, Chris Downs,                                       George Girio (20)
               Scott Miller, Carlos Pagan, Nancy Grove,
                                                                        Great Lakes - Gary Weaver (nine),
   Jim Gerstenslager, Jennifer Colvin, Liz Lessman
Medical ................................... Dr. David Ambrose                             Daniel Ayers (seven)
Susquehanna Health System Resident ....................                 Canada - Dennis Kelley (25), Dick Reitz (24)
............................................... Sue Swank-Cashera       Transatlantic - John Eastlake (nine),
Trainers ...........Mike Ludwikowski, Angela Kaiser
Merchandise ......................................... Dave Fogel                            Ron Wagner (seven)
Message Board ..........Marvin Menne, Barry Grove                       Caribbean - Walter Zegarski (34), Bill Castle (18)
                                         Chris Knyrim, Lee Waltz        Japan - Joe Girio (10), Lee Miller (seven)
Museum................. Jan Ogurcak, Adam Thompson
                                                                        Northwest - Edward Weinhoffer (22),
Official Scorekeeping..................Mike Witherwax,
                                Brent Stahlnecker, Pat Holden,                          Tom Rachael (nine)
                                     Mike Lantiere, Scott Grove         Mid-Atlantic - Jim Kriner (five), Bob Massetti (21)
Press Section PA..... Paul Graziano, Lou Hunsinger                          West - Carol Zysset (seven), Doug Alexander (three)
Publications ...................... Scott Miller, Bob Bigler
                                                                            Southwest - Dennis Loner (nine), Lynn Datres (seven)
Public Address .......... Fred Harris, Gabe Sinicropi,
Garrett Argianis, Tony Richardson, Robert Thomas                            Asia-Pacific - Bruce Sechrist (four),
Security ............................................. Jim Ferguson                       Peter Lupacchino (15)
Special Events ...............................Scott Rosenberg               Midwest - Marlin Cromley (nine), Gary Mayers (five)
Team Internet .................Barry Grove, Josh Powell
Tickets ..................................................Pam Wright    Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) -
Transportation .....................................Carol Kester        Fred Plankenhorn (42), Paul Weaver (38)
Umpires .......................Andy Konyar, Mike Legge,                  Utility Hosts - Nick Coiffi (41), Craig Weaver (nine), Stan
                                                     Frank Policano      Helt (three), Frank Missigman (three), Mike Knight (two);
Ushers ....... Dan Kirby, Dave Bonham, Tom Malec                         Carol Weinhoffer (two), Willy Weber (one)




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                              CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DATE                  EVENT                                            LOCATION                   TIME
Monday-Wednesday,
Aug. 13-15        Team Arrivals/Team Photos                            Administration Building    AM/PM
Thursday, Aug. 16     World Series Grand Slam Parade (Media welcome)   Downtown Williamsport        7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17       *Media Tour                                      Dr. Creighton J. Hale       8 a.m.
                        Photo and informational tour of facilities      International Grove (Upper Gate)
                      Parents’ Briefing (Media welcome)                 Lamade Stadium           9:30 a.m.
                      Opening Ceremonies                               Volunteer Stadium            noon
                      Great Lakes vs. New England (ESPN HD)            Volunteer Stadium           2 p.m.
                      Caribbean vs. Japan (ESPN2 HD)                   Lamade Stadium              4 p.m.
                      Latin America vs. Asia-Pacific (ESPN2 HD)         Volunteer Stadium           6 p.m.
                      Southeast vs. Northwest (ESPN HD)                Lamade Stadium              8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18     Transatlantic vs. Canada (ESPN HD)               Lamade Stadium              11 a.m.
                      Mexico vs. EMEA (ESPN HD)                        Volunteer Stadium            1 p.m.
                      Mid-Atlantic vs. West (ABC HD)                   Lamade Stadium               3 p.m.
                      Midwest vs. Southwest (ESPN HD)                  Volunteer Stadium            6 p.m.
                      Great Lakes vs. Southeast (ESPN HD)              Lamade Stadium               8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 19       West vs. Southwest (ESPN2 HD)                    Volunteer Stadium             noon
                      New England vs. Northwest (ABC HD)               Lamade Stadium            3:30 p.m.
                      EMEA vs. Asia-Pacific (ESPN2 HD)                  Volunteer Stadium            4 p.m.
                      Caribbean vs. Transatlantic (ESPN 360)           Volunteer Stadium            7 p.m.
                        (taped for Aug. 20 at noon on ESPN2 HD)
                      Midwest vs. Mid-Atlantic (ESPN2 HD)              Lamade Stadium               8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 20       Japan vs. Canada (ESPN HD)                       Lamade Stadium               1 p.m.
                      Great Lakes vs. Northwest (ESPN HD)              Volunteer Stadium            3 p.m.
                      Latin America vs. EMEA (ESPN2 HD)                Lamade Stadium               4 p.m.
                      Southeast vs. New England (ESPN2 HD)             Volunteer Stadium            6 p.m.
                      Asia-Pacific vs. Mexico (ESPN2 HD)                Lamade Stadium               8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 21      Latin America vs. Mexico (ESPN HD)               Lamade Stadium               1 p.m.
                      Japan vs. Transatlantic (ESPN HD)                Volunteer Stadium            3 p.m.
                      Southwest vs. Mid-Atlantic (ESPN2 HD)            Lamade Stadium               4 p.m.
                      Caribbean vs. Canada (ESPN2 HD)                  Volunteer Stadium            6 p.m.
                      West vs. Midwest (ESPN2 HD)                      Lamade Stadium               8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 22 International Semifinal (ESPN HD)                    Lamade Stadium               3 p.m.
                      (First place Pool D vs. second place Pool C)
                   U.S. Semifinal (ESPN HD)                             Lamade Stadium            7:30 p.m.
                      (First place Pool B vs. second place Pool A)
Thursday, Aug. 23     **Awards Breakfast                               Genetti Hotel                8 a.m.
                        Volunteer, Good Sport, Mom and Parents of
                        The Year; Challenger Award; ASAP Award
                        International Semifinal (ESPN HD)               Lamade Stadium               3 p.m.
                        (Second place Pool D vs. first place Pool C)
                      U.S. Semifinal (ESPN HD)                          Lamade Stadium            7:30 p.m.
                        (Second place Pool B vs. first place Pool A)




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                                     Championship Weekend
DATE                       EVENT                                                  LOCATION                           TIME
Friday, Aug. 24                                                                                                      Open date

Saturday, Aug. 25          Challenger Division Game (Media welcome)               Lamade Stadium                       10 a.m.
                           International Championship (ABC HD)                    Lamade Stadium                   12:30 p.m.
                           United States Championship (ABC HD)                    Lamade Stadium                    3:30 p.m.


Sunday, Aug. 26            Consolation (third place) Game (ESPN HD)               Volunteer Stadium                     noon
                           World Championship (ABC HD)                            Lamade Stadium                    3:30 p.m.

 NOTE 1: Pool assignments are on Page 42 of this media guide.
 NOTE 2: The Media Relations Center will be open for issuance of credentials, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, through
Sunday, Aug. 26.
 NOTE 3: Most games of the Little League Baseball World Series can be heard on radio locally at WRAK AM-1400.
 NOTE 4: No World Series games are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 (rain date).
 NOTE 5: EMEA represents Europe, Middle East and Africa, formerly recognized as the European Region champion.
 * - This is the only opportunity for media to be inside the Dr. Creighton J. Hale International Grove during the Little League
Baseball World Series. The International Grove is off-limits to media at all other dates and times.
 ** - This event is by invitation only. To obtain an invitation, see Lance Van Auken, Chris Downs, or Nancy Grove in the
Media Relations Center, during the World Series.

     Little League Urban Initiative Making an Impact by Creating Opportunities
      Little League Baseball and Softball’s Urban Initiative endeavors to bring the benefits of the program to families in
 urban areas. Since naming David L. James as director in Sept. 2000, the Urban Initiative has continued to make strides
 in cities across the United States.
    Earlier this year, 14 teams from leagues that have benefited from the assistance provided by the Little League
 Urban Initiative were invited to Little League International, in Williamsport, Pa., for the fourth annual Urban Initiative
 Jamboree.
     Torii Hunter of the Minnesota Twins and several fellow Major Leaguers, as part of the Torii Hunter Project,
 provided financial support to the Jamboree.
      Since his appointment, Mr. James has set about the tasks of developing policy, model programs, field development,
 and assistance packages for urban leagues. Assistance programs provide several forms of support to new or existing
 Little League Baseball and Softball programs, including volunteer training and education, league organization support,
 new and used equipment acquisition, and in some cases assistance in securing new or renovated fields.
     “The Little League Urban Initiative is able to provide this support because of the partnerships we have formed with
 organizations and companies that, along with Little League International, have an interest in America’s youth,” Mr.
 James said. “Bank of America, through it’s ‘Keep the Change’ program, has provided $500,000 to the Little League
 Urban Initiative. The financial assistance provided by Bank of America’s donation has afforded the flexibility for the
 Urban Initiative to embark on a series of field renovation and revitalization projects. These projects not only benefit the
 local leagues, but also have shown to rekindle pride in the surrounding neighborhoods or communities.”
    Other companies and organizations supporting the Urban Initiative Program include the Conrad N. Hilton
 Foundation, the American Honda Motor Company, Wilson Sporting Goods, Comcast SportsNet and Major League
 Baseball, the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Walt Disney, Co., and 25th Century Foundation.
     In 2006, field renovation and revitalization projects were completed in San Diego, Houston, and Duquesne, Pa., a
 suburb of Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles. Completed this year were projects in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.
     The third annual Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer Award will be presented at this
 year’s Little League Baseball World Series.


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                             REGIONAL ASSIGNMENTS
 There are 16 teams in the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Below are the names of the
teams, with the states or countries from which one champion has emerged to play in the World Series.
NOTE: The sites and dates of each tournament played this year are in parentheses.
                                                 UNITED STATES
        NORTHWEST: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming (San Bernardino, Calif.,
 P      Aug. 3-12)
 O      GREAT LAKES: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky (Indianapolis, Aug. 2-11)
 O      NEW ENGLAND: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
 L      (Bristol, Conn., Aug. 3-13)
        SOUTHEAST: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee,
 A      Alabama (St. Petersburg, Fla., Aug. 2-9)


 P      MID-ATLANTIC: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., New York
        (Bristol, Conn., Aug. 3-13)
 O      WEST: Northern California, Southern California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Arizona (San Bernardino,
 O      Calif., Aug. 3-11)
 L      SOUTHWEST: East Texas, West Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New Mexico,
        Colorado (Waco, Texas, Aug. 4-10)
  B     MIDWEST: North/South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri (Indianapolis, Aug. 3-
        11)

                                               INTERNATIONAL*
 P      TRANSATLANTIC**: Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Greece (Kutno,
        Poland, July 23-29)
 O      CANADA: Regina, Saskatchewan, Aug. 4-11.
 O      CARIBBEAN: Antigua, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Guyana, Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados, Netherlands
 L      Antilles, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Antigua, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, British
        Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands (Yabacoa, Puerto Rico, July 21-28)
  C     JAPAN: Tokyo, July 7-14



        ASIA-PACIFIC: American Samoa, Australia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, N.
 P      Mariana Islands (Saipan), Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Palau,
 O      Papua, Philippines, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Thailand (Hong Kong, China, July 8-14)
        LATIN AMERICA: Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela, El Salvador,
 O      Ecuador, Chile, Panama, Colombia, Uruguay, Nicaragua (Panama City, Panama, July 8-14)
 L      MEXICO: Mexico City, July 13-22
        EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (EMEA)*: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Pakistan,
  D     Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan, Romania, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Nigeria, Kenya, Bulgaria,
        Scotland, Sweden, South Africa, Georgia (Kutno, Poland, Aug. 1-8)

        NOTES: *The countries listed under Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Caribbean, Transatlantic and EMEA are those
        likely to participate in the tournament in a given year. Other countries may also participate.
        ** The Transatlantic region is composed of leagues in which the majority of participants are native to other
        countries, principally the United States. Conversely, the EMEA region is composed of leagues in which the majority
        of participants are native to that country. As a result, some countries are listed in each region.

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          LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES FORMAT
 This method gives every team the opportunity to play three qualifying games. Under this format, there are four
distinct segments to the Little League World Series. Once a segment is completed, games played previously have
no bearing on the next segment, with the exception of rules and regulations regarding rest periods for pitchers.
 In the first segment, the Pool Play Round, the 16 teams are divided into two International Pools of four teams
each, and two U.S. Pools of four teams each. Each team in the pools will play the other three teams once. The two
teams with the best records in each pool (a total of eight teams) will advance to the next round. If the two teams
cannot be determined using won-lost records in Pool Play, a tie-breaker system has been established. The system
rewards defensive play:
   1. If there is a tie between two teams (two teams with identical records), the tie-breaker is the score of the
     game played between the two teams (head-to-head result) during pool play.
   2. If there is a three-way tie, and no clear winner can be determined based on head-to-head competition
     (won-lost records), then …
      The total number of runs given up, divided by the number of innings played on defense, is computed
      for each of the three teams involved in the tie. The ONE team with the lowest “run differential”
      advances. The second team to advance would be based on the “head-to-head” result between the two
      remaining teams (see No. 1 above). Notes: If a team only plays part of a half-inning on defense before
      a game is ended, that will count as a full half-inning for the purposes of computing the run differential.
      If a three-way tie remains after the first computation of the run differential, then the differential will be
      re-computed using only games played between the three teams involved.
  Once the eight teams to advance are seeded in the next round, final scores and won-lost records in pool play are
 disregarded. Note: Under certain circumstances, it is possible for a team with two losses in Pool Play to advance
 to the next round. Under other circumstances, it is possible for a team with two victories in Pool Play to be
 eliminated.
 The second segment is the Quarterfinal Round (four games over two days, Wednesday and Thursday) in which
the second place teams from the International pools play the first place teams from the other International pool,
and the second place teams from the U.S. pools play the first place teams from the other U.S. pool. In the third
segment on Saturday, the remaining two International pool teams will play, and the remaining two U.S. pool
teams will play. The winners of the International and U.S. Championship Games will advance to the fourth and
final segment of the World Series -- the World Championship Game on Sunday.
       LITTLE LEAGUE FAMILY OF SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
 Little League International acknowledges and thanks its family of corporate sponsors and partners. Their
assistance and support make many Little League Baseball and Softball education and recognition programs
possible, and assist in maintaining charter fees at the lowest rate possible.

                 Ace Hardware                                           Major League Baseball Properties
              The Active Network                                             Musco Sports Lighting
                 AIG Insurance                                            Masterfoods USA (Snickers)
      American Honda Motor Company, Inc.                                    New Era Cap Company
                Bank of America                                              RE/MAX International
          Choice Hotels International                                           Russell Athletic
                 Easton Sports                                                      Subway
               ESPN/ABC Sports                                                  Sunkist Growers
            Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes                                    Wilson Sporting Goods Company
      2007 Little League Baseball World Series Schedule
FRIDAY, AUG. 17                                      WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22
Great Lakes ____, New England ____, 2 p.m., (V)*     International Semifinal, 3 p.m., (L)*
Caribbean ____, Japan ____, 4 p.m., (L)**            Second place, Pool C _____________________
Latin Am. ____, Asia-Pacific ____, 6 p.m., (V)**     First place, Pool D _______________________
Southeast ____, Northwest ____, 8 p.m., (L)*
                                                     United States Semifinal, 7:30 p.m., (L)*
                                                     Second place, Pool A _____________________
SATURDAY, AUG. 18
                                                     First place, Pool B _______________________
Transatlantic ____, Canada ____, 11 a.m., (L)*
Mexico ____, EMEA ____, 1 p.m., (V)*                 THURSDAY, AUG. 23
Mid-Atlantic ____, West ____, 3 p.m., (L)***         International Semifinal, 3 p.m., (L)*
Midwest ____, Southwest ____, 6 p.m., (V)*           Second place, Pool D _____________________
Great Lakes ____, Southeast ____, 8 p.m., (L)*       First place, Pool C _______________________

SUNDAY, AUG. 19                                      United States Semifinal, 7:30 p.m., (L)*
West ____, Southwest ____, noon, (V)**               Second place, Pool B _____________________
N. England ____, Northwest ____, 3:30 p.m., (L)***   First place, Pool A _______________________
EMEA ____, Asia-Pacific ____, 4 p.m., (V)**           FRIDAY, AUG. 24 – Open date
Caribbean ____, Transatlantic ____, 7 p.m., (V)#
Midwest ____, Mid-Atlantic ____, 8 p.m., (L)**       SATURDAY, AUG. 25
                                                     International Championship, 12:30 p.m., (L)***
MONDAY, AUG. 20                                      _________________ _________________
Japan ____, Canada ____, 1 p.m., (L)*                U.S. Championship, 3:30 p.m., (L)***
Great Lakes ____, Northwest ____, 3 p.m., (V)*       _________________ _________________
Latin America ____, EMEA ____, 4 p.m., (L)**
Southeast ____, New England ____, 6 p.m., (V)**
Asia-Pacific ____, Mexico ____, 8 p.m., (L)**        SUNDAY, AUG. 26
                                                     Consolation Game, noon, (V)*
TUESDAY, AUG. 21                                     _________________ _________________
Latin America ____, Mexico ____, 1 p.m., (L)*#       World Championship, 3:30 p.m., (L)***
Japan ____, Transatlantic ____, 3 p.m., (V)*         _________________ _________________
Southwest ____, Mid-Atlantic ____, 4 p.m., (L)**
Caribbean ____, Canada ____, 6 p.m., (V)**#
West ____, Midwest ____, 8 p.m., (L)**
                                                      L – Howard J. Lamade Stadium
              * - Live on ESPN HD                     V – Little League Volunteer Stadium
             ** - Live on ESPN2 HD                    Pool assignments are on page 42.
             *** - Live on ABC HD
                  # - ESPN 360

								
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