1971 - McClendon Pitch


Lloyd McClendon, who would become a Major Leaguer and later the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners, hits five home runs in five at-bats during the World Series for Gary, Ind.

One of the longest games in World Series history is played over two hours and 51 minutes as Gary (Ind.) and Tainan, Chinese Taipei battle for nine innings.

A Little League State Center opens in Waco, Texas.

Howard J. Lamade Stadium is expanded to increase seating capacity to 10,000.

The aluminum bat, developed in cooperation with Little League, is first used.

1971 - McClendon