2001 - South Lawn Tee Ball


Construction is completed on Volunteer Stadium in time for the expansion of the 55th Little League Baseball World Series to 16 teams.

George W. Bush becomes the first U.S. President to visit the Little League Baseball World Series, watching as Japan defeats a team from Apopka, Fla., 2-1, in the final game.

The third place team, Rolando Paulino Little League, is stripped of its wins for the use of an ineligible player.

A special field is constructed by Little League International personnel as President Bush invites Little League Tee Ball teams to the White House for three historic baseball games on the South Lawn. A fourth game, scheduled for Sept. 16, is postponed because of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

2001 - Bush and Dugout