WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Visitors to the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will have a chance to see and hear some of the greatest broadcasters to cover the Little League Baseball World Series, and to try their hand at calling a play.
The "Voices of the Little League World Series" interactive exhibit is the newest addition to the museum located on Route 15 in South Williamsport, next to Little League Baseball International Headquarters. The permanent exhibit opened during the week of the 2000 Little League Baseball World Series.
Two announcing stations with touch-screen video displays allow visitors to pick their favorite calls from various eras of the Little League Baseball World Series. The voices available include those of Baseball Hall of Famers Ted Williams (from the 1967 World Series) and Jim Palmer (1994), along with broadcasting greats Mel Allen and Red Barber (1979), Keith Jackson (1976), Jim McKay (1982) and Brent Musburger (1997). The display also features the late Cliff Glier, longtime public address voice of the World Series.
Fans can also watch a replay of a grand slam during the 1999 Little League World Series, hear the way it was called by ESPN2’s Jack Edwards and Harold Reynolds, then have a chance to record their own description of the play. The video and audio will then be replayed so the announcer can hear their call on headphones.
The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $1.50 for children 13 and under, and $3 for seniors (62 and over). Group rates are available by calling the museum in advance of your visit at 570-326-3607. Parking is free.