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2008 Little League Photo Contest Award Winners Chosen

2008 Little League Photo Contest Award Winners Chosen

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Rhonda Weiderhaft, a Little League volunteer from Santa Ana, Calif., snapped a shot of a Tee Ball Division player watching his hit as he tosses his bat during a game in Tustin Western Little League. Mrs. Weiderhaft’s photo has been voted the winner of the 2008 Little League Photo Contest.

The second-place photo was taken by Wes Hibner, a minor division baseball coach in the Walla Walla (Wash.) Pacific Little League. The subject was a play at home plate as the catcher and base runner both wait to see the umpire’s call.

Third place went to Kay Cannon of Las Vegas, who captured a meeting at the mound during a Junior League baseball game in the Sunrise Mountain Little League.

Little League volunteers from across the United States send in entries that are evaluated at Little League International and three winners are selected. This is the 11th year the contest has been conducted.

The three winning photographs, selected from more than 50 entries, will be on display at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, with the top photographs from the past nine contests.

Voting is conducted by part- and full-time employees at Little League International in Williamsport. Each of the winning photos can be viewed below.

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