Reason 5: The Little League World Series
5.The Little League World Series
Each summer, thousands of local Little Leagues make the decision to extend their season and enter the world’s largest elimination tournament. In June, July and August, teams play through various levels of tournament play with the goal to reach one of eight World Series tournaments for boys and girls, ages 11-18. Each World Series and several region tournament games are televised worldwide on ABC and the ESPN family of networks.
The Little League World Series is the largest, and most well renowned, youth sporting tournament in the world. Since 1947, the Little League Baseball World Series has been played in the Williamsport, Pa., area. Three other World Series tournaments are played in Little League’s teenage baseball divisions at designated locations in the United States. The Little League Softball program also contests World Series tournaments in four divisions that mirror the baseball divisions. Four other tournaments, for children league-age 9-10, and 10-11, in baseball and softball, compete to a state-level championship.
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