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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Batter up for Little League

Every year my children and many others will head out and sign up for summer ball. Summer ball leagues are there for both girls and boys. Little League International is a nonprofit organization that is based out of South Williamsport Pennsylvania U.S. The organization is in charge of organizing both local youth baseball and softball leagues in the United States and around the world.

Little League was organized by Carl Stotz in 1939. Local volunteers are encouraged to help organize and operate little league programs. Little League is available to children ages 4 to 16. Many major league Baseball players started out playing in the little league.

It all started with an idea from Carl Stotz the summer of 1938 when playing with his nephews and their friends. Small fields, big fields it did not matter. games would be played. The first league in Williamsport had just 3 teams that were sponsored by local business. June 6, 1939 the first little league game was played. Years to follow would see the league grow. The years between 1951 to 1973 were for boys only. The girls would join in play after a lawsuit took place.

More than 2 million players in Little League Baseball including both boys and girls play little league these days

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