By Dustin Picciolo
There are 12 players on the roster for the South Lake Charles Little
League All-Star team. Some might mistake it for 11. That’s because
of Beau and Bryce Jordan are identical twins.
Beau and Bryce Jordan are two of Louisiana’s marquee players here at
the Little League Baseball World Series and nobody can tell them
apart. Even their manager, Charlie Phillips, needs help
differentiating the two.
“I try to make sure I know which one it is before I say their name,”
said Phillips. “Every once in awhile it slips. Bryce has a little
freckle on his nose. Beau’s number 11, and Bryce is number 12. Bryce
wears black Under Armor shoes, and Beau wears white Under Armor
The twins like to play tricks to see if people can tell them apart,
especially their teacher at school.
“Me and Beau, the only way you can tell us apart in school is with
our shoes,” Bryce said. “So me and Beau tried to switch shoes and
our teacher caught us.”
The Jordan twins are identical in appearance, but definitely have
different personalities. And they would both admit they are not best
friends. Bryce seems to be the quiet one while Beau is more
outgoing. Beau will admit, though, that his twin is the better ping
The twins have been playing sports together ever since they could
walk, participating in baseball, football, basketball, and some
soccer. They have been in only one scuffle that they can remember,
which took place on the football field. The two are very polite
individuals and treat everyone, including each other, with great
Beau and Bryce have had many great memories here in South
Williamsport, but their favorite comes off the field.
“Staying in the dorms together with no parents,” Beau said as his
favorite memory. “Just having fun.”
Jim McKay Honored
The late great sports broadcaster and host of “ABC’s Wide World of
Sports,” Jim McKay, was honored by Little League prior to the United
States Championship game. Little League brought to Howard J. Lamade
Stadium McKay’s wife Tracy and their children Sean and Mary. McKay’s
grandsons Jackson McManus and James Fontelieu threw out the
ceremonial first pitch.
Mr. McKay was the first broadcaster to cover the Little League World
Series back in 1953 and continued doing so for more than 20 years.
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