Field is Set for 59th Little League Baseball World SeriesWILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 17, 2005) – The last two of 16 teams arrived early this morning at Little League International, completing the field for the 59th Little League Baseball World Series.
For the first time, 29 of the 32 games will be televised nationally on ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2. In another World Series first, fans will be able to listen to each of the post-game news conferences though a special web cast on the Little League web site.
The previous record for Little League Baseball World Series games on national television was in 2003 and ’04, when 27 games were televised. The remaining three games not nationally televised this year will be televised on ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language sports network.
The news conferences following each of the 32 games will be digitally recorded and available only a few minutes after the conference ends. The user will need speakers and a sound card to be able to download and listen to the conferences.
The full schedule, including information on the networks televising the games, is available here.