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Jesse tops the Baseball Bat sculpture.

Jesse tops the Baseball Bat sculpture. (View larger version)

Photograph by National Geographic Television

  • Little League Baseball was first established in Pennsylvania in 1939.

  • There are over 200,000 little league baseball teams worldwide.

  • Little League bats must meet the same standard which NCAA uses.

  • The highest estimated attendance for a Little League World Series game was 45,000.

  • The sport of Baseball was mentioned as early as the 1700's.

  • Baseball's "National League" was founded in 1876.

  • Little League pays for the travel expenses of all teams who make it to the World Series.

  • The US has won 28 Little League World Championships, Taiwan has won 17.

  • Little League does not charge admission to its world series games.

  • A Little League game is six innings long.

  • Little league bases are 60 feet apart.

  • Danny DeVito, George Bush, and Kevin Costner all played Little League Baseball.

  • Girls were not admitted into Little League Baseball until 1974!

  • The Little League includes a baseball program for 5-6 year old children, called Tee Ball.

  • Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Carl Yastrzemski, & Mark McGwire all played Little League Baseball.