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Team Hosts Play Major Role in Players’ Experience
These dedicated individuals volunteer their time to be ambassadors of good will for Little League Baseball. Each team is assigned two uncles who take on various responsibilities, from arranging uniform fittings to helping in the coordination of the many media activities involving the teams. These volunteers spend every day of World Series week with their assigned team from breakfast well into the night, providing guidance and assistance to the players, coaches and managers.
Many of the team hosts are so well remembered by their charges that they maintain contact for many years after the players have gone back home. The 60th Little League Baseball World Series is set for Aug. 18-27.
The host chairman will be Nick Cioffi (40 years of service). Craig Weaver, in his eighth year of service, will be used on a rotating basis, as will Stan Helt (two years of service), Frank Missigman (two years of service), and first-year Carol Weinhoffer, and Mike Knight.
The 2006 team hosts and there World Series team assignments follow:
|Uncle||Years of Service||Team|
|Mick Cioffi||30||Latin America|
|Hess Wertz||8||Great Lakes|
(Europe, Middle East & Africa)
|Peter M. Lupacchino||14|
|Jim Kriner||4||New England|
IMPORTANT NOTE: A high resolution photo of the
2006 Little League Baseball World Series team hosts is available at: