Park View Little League Wins 2009 Little League Baseball World Series Championship
A World Championship game crowd of more than 32,000 helped Little League International welcome Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Chris Drury, Captain of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, into to the Little League Hall of Excellence, then settled in to watch Park View Little League from Chula Vista, Calif., defeat Chinese Taipei’s Kuei-Shan Little League, 6-3, to win the 63rd Little League Baseball World Series.
Vice President Biden and Mr. Drury were honored prior the World Championship game, and enjoyed the game from their seats behind home plate at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. The vice president, stayed for the duration of the game and assisted Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and Chief Executive Officer; and Dennis Lewin, Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors, with the presentation of the World Championship banner.
The World Championship game story is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/series/2009divisions/llbb/gamestories/30Sunday/game32/gamestory_template.html
Results from all 32 games of the 2009 Little League Baseball World Series are available here: http://www.littleleague.org/series/2009divisions/llbb/series.htm
Images from the World Series are available here: http://www.littleleague.org/worldseries/gallery.html
The win by Park View Little League was the fifth straight World Series Championship for a team from the United States, and marked the 31st time a U.S. team has won the title.
On six occasions, a league from the state of California has now been crowned the best Little League team. Prior to this year, the last time a team from California won the World Series was 1993, when Long Beach defeated Chiriqui Little League of Panama, 3-2, in the world championship game. California has won the United States championship 16 times.
Kuei-Shan Little League made its first appearance in the Little League Baseball World Series.
Representing the Asia-Pacific Region, the team from Chinese Taipei was the most recent team from that area of the world to reach the World Series. Excluding the U.S., Chinese Taipei has won the most Little League Baseball World Series (17).
Vice President Joseph R. Biden (second from left) and Chris Drury (third from left), Captain of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, were enshrined into the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Hall of Excellence during a ceremony that preceded the 63rd Little League Baseball World Series Championship game on Aug. 30, at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa. Stephen D. Keener (left), President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball enshrined Vice President Biden, and Dennis Lewin (far right), Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors, enshrined Mr. Drury.