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Missing Firefighter Played in Little League World Series

Michael Cammarata of Staten Island.  Click on this photo to see a full team photo.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Sept. 19, 2001) -- One of the firefighters missing in the attack on the World Trade Center - Michael Cammarata of Staten Island - played in the 1991 Little League Baseball World Series for the South Shore Little League.

Mr. Cammarata, assigned to the New York City Fire Department's Ladder Company 11 in lower Manhattan, is one of those who responded to the call following the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. He played in right field and center field in the 1991 Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa., helping his team to a third-place finish in the world.

"Of course, this tragedy has touched all Americans," Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball, said. "But we are particularly saddened to learn that Michael is one of the missing heroes. Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, with those whose valiant efforts are ongoing at those sites, and with all freedom-loving people of the world."

A teammate of Mr. Cammarata's on the South Shore Little League team was Jason Marquis, who is a right-handed pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.