Little League Announces Sites For Baseball, Girls Softball World Series Tournaments In 2002
Maine is Home to Series for First Time
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2001) – Maine will be the home to a World Series for the first time in that state’s history, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball.
The Senior League Baseball World Series tournament will be played in Bangor, Aug. 11-17 at Shawn T. Mansfield Baseball Stadium. The Senior League Baseball Division of Little League is for 14-16-year-olds. Mike Brooker of Bangor, Little League assistant district administrator for Maine District 3, is the tournament director.
“We’re pleased that Little League players and fans from around the world will experience legendary Maine hospitality,” Mr. Keener said. “All of the Little League volunteers in the Bangor area should rightfully be proud of this accomplishment.”
The other seven sites of the various Little League Baseball and Girls Softball World Series tournaments will remain the same as in 2001. Here are the sites and dates: Little League Baseball, Aug. 16-25, Williamsport, Pa. (11-12 year olds); Junior League Baseball World Series, Aug. 11-17, Taylor, Mich.; Big League Baseball World Series, Aug. 3-10, Easley, S.C.; Girls Little League Softball World Series, Aug. 9-15, Portland, Ore.; Girls Junior League Softball World Series, Aug. 12-17, Kirkland, Wash.; Girls Senior League Softball World Series, Jeffersontown, Ky., Aug. 12-17; Girls Big League Softball World Series, Aug. 12-17, Kalamazoo, Mich.. The dates and sites for the various Boys Little League, Senior League and Big League Softball World Series will be determined at a later date, if enough teams are entered in tournament play.
Little League Baseball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program with nearly 3 million participants and 1 million volunteers in all 50 U.S. states and 103 other countries.