1959

EVENTS

The second week of June is proclaimed National Little League Week by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The World Series is played for the first time at its present site in the borough of South Williamsport.

Little League Baseball now has more than 5,000 leagues.

The modern protective batter’s helmet is developed by Dr. Creighton J. Hale, then Director of Research for Little League Baseball.

1959 - Dr Creighton Hale Cannon