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Start Time for Big League Baseball World Series Championship Game Moved to Noon

EASLEY, S.C. (Aug. 2, 2007) – Because of a scheduling change requested by ESPN, the final game of the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, S.C., has been moved up one hour from 1 p.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4. The game will be televised live on ESPN.

The request was made by ESPN so that its obligations to Major League Baseball could be met.

“Our television partners at ESPN made the request so they can continue to cover San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds as he closes in on Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record,” Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League International, said. “We were pleased to be able to accommodate the request, and we are making sure the word gets out to Little League fans not only in South Carolina, but in the rest of the country.”

The Big League Baseball World Series is the first of 49 Little League Baseball and Softball games to be televised nationally this month on the ESPN family of networks, and ABC. For the first time, all eight of the World Series tournament championships in Little League Baseball and Softball are being televised nationally.

The Big League Baseball World Series is being played at the J. B. "Red" Owens Sports Complex in Easley, S.C. For more information, visit www.littleleague.org.