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Little Leaguer - 75th Anniversary Edition - February

Feb. '14 | LittleLeagueBigLegacy.com



Welcome to the Celebration!

In 1939, Carl E. Stotz gathered 30 boys from the Williamsport, Pa., area, recruited some coaches and local businesses to pay for baseballs, uniforms and equipment, and on June 6, they played baseball. This year, we celebrate 75 years of Little League® and the legacy of developing major league people.
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Developing Major League People

Austin Dillon is bringing the famed number 3 car back to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Mr. Dillon was raised for the racetrack, but for a few months in the summer of 2002, he wasn’t worried about checkered flags. Instead, he was running and gunning for a Little League Baseball® World Series banner.
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Little Leaguers in Action

February 5, 2014 marks National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year also marks the 40th Anniversary of Little League Softball®. To celebrate, check out some of the great photos of Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball moments featuring female Little Leaguers®.
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Share your Little League moment with the Little League®. Big Legacy Project!

Your photo will become part of a mosaic that will be unveiled on June 6, 2014. For every memory shared, Little League will donate $1 to Pitch In For Baseball, a non-profit organization that helps provide equipment to local baseball and softball programs in need.
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The Official Artwork of the Diamond Anniversary

Nationally-celebrated pop artist Charles Fazzino has created works of art for Super Bowls, MLB All-Star Games and many other events. He will be working with fifth grade students from Pennsylvania schools to create the official artwork for the 75th Anniversary of Little League®.
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From the Little Leaguer® Archive

In 2004, the Little Leaguer® magazine became the Little Leaguer newsletter. Launched in 1953, this publication has been entertaining and informing Little League® players, volunteers and fans for more than 60 years. Here’s a look at the cover of the very first Little Leaguer magazine from March 1953.
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