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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > September-December > Little League International Congratulates Little League Baseball World Series Alum Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals on Winning MLB World Series

Little League International Congratulates Little League Baseball World Series Alum Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals on Winning MLB World Series

Little League International Congratulates Little League Baseball World Series Alum Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals on Winning MLB World Series

Lance Lynn

The St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th World Series Championship in franchise history, defeating the Texas Rangers - four games to three. Lance Lynn, who played in the 1999 Little League Baseball World Series for Brownsburg (Ind.) Little League, was a key contributor out of the bullpen for the National League Champions, highlighted by a perfect eighth inning in the title-clinching Game 7 victory over the two-time American League Champs.

Activated from the 60-day disabled list following the National League Division Series, Lance earned two mound wins in 11 innings of middle relief. In 10 appearances (including five in the World Series), he scattered 10 hits, allowed four runs, struck out five and walked five for an earned run average of 3.27.

In his first full season in the Majors, a strained oblique muscle slowed Lance’s progress during the regular season. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound right-hander was not expected to pitch this postseason after going on the disabled late in August. For the year, the 24-year-old was 1-1 with an ERA of 3.12 in 34-plus innings.Lance Lynn 1999 LLB WS

More than a decade earlier, Lance, then 5-9 and 169 pounds, helped the Brownsburg Little League win the Central Region Championship and earn a trip to South Williamsport. Lance threw eight innings from the mound at Howard J. Lamade Stadium, posting record of 0-1 with an ERA of 4.09.

Lance also saw time at first base. In seven World Series at-bats, he collected three hits and scored a run for a .429 batting average. Brownsburg finished the World Series tournament 0-3. Here is a link to the Brownsburg Little League’s 1999 Little League Baseball World Series page: http://www.littleleague.org/series/history/rosters/1999teams/uscentral/index.htm

There may have been other Major Leaguers who participated in this year’s playoffs or during the regular season, who had their start in Little League. If you know of any former Little Leaguers who played in the Major Leagues during the 2011 season, please e-mail Chris Downs, at: cdowns@LittleLeague.org with their name, current Major League team and the name of the city or town where they played.