Carl E. Stotz, founder of Little League, dies.
The Little League World Series undergoes a series of changes: A “pool” format is adopted in which each team is assured a minimum of three games in World Series play.
Guests at the Series include former Little Leaguers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Will, Tom Selleck and Vice President Dan Quayle.
A state-of-the-art Musco Sports Lighting System is installed at the Howard J. Lamade Stadium and the first Little League Baseball World Series night game is played.
Long Beach (Calif.) Little League is named World Series Champion following the disqualification of Zamboanga (Philippines) City Little League.