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LLDay152The 75th Anniversary of Little League® Celebrated at MLB Clubs Across the Nation
At Major League Baseball Clubs around the United States, the 75th Anniversary of Little League® has been celebrated by big league players and Little League families. Throughout the first half of the MLB season, Little League and Youth Baseball and Softball Days have been held at every MLB Club in the United States, giving Little Leaguers® in the community the opportunity to be recognized.
WilliamsportCelebration152The Little League Community Celebration Commemorates the 75th Anniversary
Since its beginning 75 years ago, Little League has been a place where communities unite, and on Friday, Little League, the world’s largest youth sports organization, will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the very first Little League game, which was played in Williamsport on June 6, 1939. Celebratory events around the world include the Australia Region Little League Baseball Championship game to family-oriented, neighborhood celebrations to a gathering at the birthplace of Little League in Williamsport, Pa., with league staff and friends, local dignitaries, celebrities and local Little Leaguers.
Hauser152Associated Press Celebrates Generations of Little Leaguers® and the 75th Anniversary
Associated Press reporter, Michael Rubinkam, came to Williamsport, Pa., to talk with Dick Hauser, a member of the 1939 original Little League® teams, and his family of Little League players, spanning over four generations.
ESB152The World's Largest Organized Youth Sports Program Partners with the World's Most Iconic Building to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Little League®
Former MLB All-Star and New York Yankees centerfielder, Bernie Williams, and Little Leaguers® from Harlem, New York, today lit the Empire State Building in red, white and blue in a special ceremony to honor the 75th Anniversary of Little League®. Joining Williams and the Little Leaguers was Stephen D. Kenner, Little League President and CEO.
NBC75th152Little League's Original Boys of Summer: 1939 Little League Teammates Share Their Story with Harry Smith on NBC Nightly News
NBC Correspondent, Harry Smith, came to the birthplace of Little League to interview six players from that first Little League season in 1939 for a segment that aired on NBC Nightly News on June 3.
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What is the name of the first Little League® graduate to play professional baseball?

The correct answer is D. Allen “Sonny” Yearick.

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What state each year hosts two Little League® World Series?

The correct answer is Delaware.

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On what network can you watch the majority of Little League® games each summer?

The correct answer is ESPN.

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