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Famous Visitors to the Little League Baseball World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 28, 2006) – This is a partial list of well-known people who have been guests at or participated in the Little League Baseball World Series since the first Series was played in 1947:

• George W. Bush (43rd President of the United States, Little League graduate)
• Laura Bush (First Lady of the United States)
• George H.W. Bush (41st President of the United States)
• Dick Cheney (Vice President of the United States)
• Lynn Cheney (wife of Vice President Cheney)
• Dan Quayle (former U.S. Senator/former Vice President, Little League graduate)
• Bill Bradley (Rhodes Scholar, former U.S. Senator, Basketball Hall of Famer, Little League graduate)
• Tom Ridge (former Governor of Pennsylvania, Secretary of Homeland Security)
• Mark Schweiker (former Governor of Pennsylvania)
• Edward G. Rendell (Governor of Pennsylvania)
• Rudolph Giuliani (former Mayor of New York City, Little League graduate)
• David Dinkins (former Mayor of New York City)
• Michael Bloomberg (Mayor of New York City)
• Gen. George C. Marshall (late five-star U.S. Army general, architect of the Marshall Plan)
• Gen. Peter Pace (four-star U.S. Marine general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Little League graduate)
• Connie Mack (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Cy Young (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Frankie Frisch (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Frank Baker (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Lefty Gomez (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Ted Williams (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Joe DiMaggio (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Tom Seaver (Baseball Hall of Fame, Little League graduate)
• Joe Morgan (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Johnny Bench (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Mickey Mantle (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Stan Musial (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Jackie Robinson (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Jim Palmer (Baseball Hall of Fame, Little League graduate)
• Carlton Fisk (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Bob Gibson (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Don Sutton (Baseball Hall of Fame, Little League graduate)
• Brooks Robinson (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Don Drysdale (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Willie Stargell (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Earl Weaver (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Lou Brock (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Dave Winfield (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• George Brett (Baseball Hall of Fame, Little League graduate)
• Robin Yount (Baseball Hall of Fame, Little League graduate)
• Ozzie Smith (Baseball Hall of Fame)
• Gary Carter (Baseball Hall of Fame, Little League graduate)
• Mel Allen (Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster)
• Red Barber (Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster)
• Bob Euker (Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster)
• Willam A. “Bill” Shea (late owner of the New York Mets and President of Little League Foundation)
• Chris Drury (NHL player, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Pierre Turgeon (NHL player, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Stephane Matteau (NHL player, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Ray Ferraro (NHL player, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Kevin Costner (Academy-Award winning actor/director, Little League graduate)
• John Grisham (best-selling novelist)
• Jeff Burroughs (former Major Leaguer, coach of 1992 and ’93 Little League World Series teams)
• Billy Hunter (former NFL player, executive director of NBA Players Association, played in 1955 Little League World Series)
• Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (all-time leading scorer in NBA history, Little League graduate)
• Dr. Story Musgrave (former NASA astronaut/pilot/Hubble Space Telescope repairer, Little League graduate)
• Kenny Rogers (Grammy-award winning singer)
• Tom Selleck (professional actor, Little League graduate)
• Brian Sipe (former NFL quarterback - played in 1961 Little League Baseball World Series)
• George Will (political analyst/Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist/author, Little League graduate)
• Sharon Robinson (daughter of the late Jackie Robinson)
• Tony Gwynn (former Major Leaguer)
• Rusty Staub (former Major Leaguer)
• Reggie Smith (former Major Leaguer)
• M.L. Carr (former NBA player)
• Brent Musburger (ABC Sports analyst, Little League graduate)
• Jack Edwards (ESPN analyst)
• Gary Thorne (ESPN analyst)
• Leslie Gudel (television sports analyst)
• Shawon Dunston (former Major Leaguer, Little League graduate)
• Jim McKay (ABC Sports analyst)
• Keith Jackson (ABC Sports analyst)
• Bill Veeck (late Major League Baseball team owner)
• Connie Chung (news analyst)
• Robin Roberts (sports analyst)
• Howard Cosell (sports announcer)
• Robert Hager (network news reporter)
• Al Michaels (ABC Sports analyst)
• Tommy John (former Major Leaguer)
• Davey Lopes (former Major Leaguer)
• Steve Stone (former Major Leaguer, Little League graduate)
• Curt Gowdy (sports analyst)
• Lynn Swan (Sports analyst, Pro Football Hall of Famer)
• Julie Moran (Television personality)
• Cheryl Miller (Sports analyst)
• Jimmy Key (former Major Leaguer, Little League graduate)
• Dante Bichette (former Major Leaguer)
• Orel Hershiser (former Major Leaguer, Little League graduate)
• Jimmy Pearsall (Sports analyst, former Major Leaguer)
• Emmitt Kelly (late clown/entertainer)
• Frank Leahy (late Notre Dame Football Coach)
• Dr. Robert Sloan (President of Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Little League graduate)
• Bowie Kuhn (former Commissioner of Major League Baseball)
• Peter Ueberroth (former Commissioner of Major League Baseball)
• Leonard Coleman (former president, National League, Little League graduate)
• Dale Murphy (former Major Leaguer, Little League graduate)
• Carney Lansford (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Lloyd McClendon (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Alvy Moore (late actor, Little League Baseball World Series umpire)
• Ford Frick (late President of the National League)
• Al Schacht (late “clown prince” of baseball)
• Wilson Alvarez (Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Jim Barbieri (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Derek Bell (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Larvell Blanks (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Sean Burroughs (Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Chin-Feng Chen (Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Bill Connors (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Charlie Hayes (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Ken Hubbs (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Keith Lampard (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Carney Lansford (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Vance Lovelace (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Jason Marquis (Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Stacy Compton (auto racing driver)
• Jim Pankovits (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Marc Pisciotta (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Boog Powell (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Gary Sheffield (Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Carl Taylor (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Hector Torres (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Jason Varitek (Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Dave Veres (Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Ed Vosberg (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Dan Wilson (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Rick Wise (former Major Leaguer, Little League Baseball World Series player)
• Steve Palermo (former Major League umpire)
• Torii Hunter (Major Leaguer)
• LaTroy Hawkins (Major Leaguer)