The number of countries with Little League programs hits 100 for the first time as Burkina-Faso joins.

Little League begins the first capital campaign in the program’s history, to raise $20 million for a variety of projects.

Hirakata Little League of Osaka, Japan, wins that nation’s first World Series title since 1976, defeating Phenix City, Ala., 5-0.

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