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Little League World Series 2019 teams, ages, pitch count & more: A guide to everything you need to know

Little League World Series 2019 teams, ages, pitch count & more: A guide to everything you need to know 1

As most children start making ready for a return to high school, a number of choose 11- and 12-year-old baseball gamers delay their summer season and head to South Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the 2019 Little League World Sequence.

The 73rd Little League World Sequence lasts 10 days, starting Aug. 15, and contains a 16-team area consisting of eight U.S. and eight worldwide groups, dealing with off in a double-elimination match that culminates within the championship recreation Aug. 25.

Final 12 months, Hawaii defeated South Korea to win the the match, the second time within the final three years that an American staff has received.

Whereas not each participant competing within the World Sequence is destined for careers in Main League Baseball, a few of the recreation’s extra notable names resembling Cody Bellinger, Michael Conforto, Randal Grichuk and Todd Frazier all share roots of enjoying within the Little League World Sequence.

MORE LLWS 2019: Full schedule | Scores

2019 Little League World Sequence bracket

Little League World Sequence 2019 bracket

You possibly can obtain a PDF of the complete 2019 Little League World Sequence bracket right here.

Little League World Sequence groups, rosters

Two brackets of eight groups – one worldwide and one for the US – compete in a double-elimination fashion match. The winner of every bracket faces off in a winner-take-all championship recreation. Every of the 16 groups symbolize geographic areas that the groups needed to win a regional match with the intention to qualify for the World Sequence.

United States groups

Area Crew Location
Nice Lakes Bowling Inexperienced Jap LL Bowling Inexperienced, Kentucky
Mid-Atlantic Elmora Youth LL Elizabeth, New Jersey
Midwest Coon Rapids Andover American LL Coon Rapids, Minnesota
New England Barrington LL Barrington, Rhode Island
Northwest Sprague LL Salem, Oregon
Southeast Loudoun South American LL South Using, Virginia
Southwest Eastbank LL River Ridge, Louisiana
West Central East Maui LL Wailuku, Hawaii

Worldwide groups

Area Crew Location
Asia-Pacific Chung Nam LL South Chungcheong, South Korea
Australia Cronulla LL Sydney, Australia
Canada Coquitlam LL Coquitlam, British Columbia
Caribbean Pabao LL Willemstad, Curacao
Europe-Africa Emilia Romagna LL Bologna, Italy
Japan Chofu LL Chofu Metropolis, Japan
Latin America Cacique Mara LL Maracaibo, Venezuela
Mexico Epitacio “Mara” Torres LL Guadalupe, Nuevo León

Little League World Sequence location

Little League World Sequence video games are performed inside two stadiums in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Howard J. Lamade Stadium has hosted each LLWS since 1959. In 2001, Little League Volunteer Stadium was added to accommodate an expanded area and extra video games.

Ages for Little League World Sequence gamers

This 12 months’s World Sequence is not going to function any youngsters. A new rule, introduced in 2015 however not efficient till this season, modified the eligibility dates of gamers’ birthdays from Dec. 31 to Aug. 31, thus eliminating any 13-year-olds. Final 12 months, 85 of the 213 gamers have been 13 years outdated.

For the primary time ever, the match will as an alternative encompass solely gamers aged 11 and 12 years outdated.

What’s the LLWS pitch depend restrict?

One of many greatest elements in figuring out a staff’s means to win is whether or not or not they’ve an ace on the mound. In an effort to guard younger arms, Little League has a strict pitch depend rule, requiring managers to strategically use their gamers properly on the mound for the video games and conditions that matter most.

Any participant on a staff can pitch throughout a recreation, excluding somebody who has performed 4 or extra innings as a catcher. A pitcher faraway from the mound might stay within the recreation and play a distinct place.

Under is a chart of the completely different pitch-count thresholds and days of relaxation required. If a pitcher reaches a brand new threshold whereas dealing with a batter, the participant can proceed to pitch till the batter is retired.

# of pitches Days of relaxation
66-85 4
51-65 3
36-50 2
21-35 1
1-20 0

Little League World Sequence area dimension

  • 46 toes: Pitching rubber to residence plate
  • 60 toes: Size of basepaths
  • 225 toes: Dwelling plate to outfield fence

Each stadiums have twin fields about two-thirds the dimensions of typical MLB ballparks. The fences are 225 toes from residence plate in any respect factors of the outfield. Within the infield, the pitching rubber is 46 toes from residence plate with 60-foot basepaths.

The primary lady since Mo’ne Davis in 2014 is enjoying

Maddy Freking of Minnesota Coon Rapids Andover American Little League would be the first lady to play within the Little League World Sequence since Mo’ne Davis pitched her approach into the highlight in 2014. Freking performs second base. She would be the 19th lady to play within the now 73-year historical past of the LLWS and is the primary from Minnesota since Krissy Wendell in 1994.

Who received the LLWS in 2018?

Honolulu, Hawaii received the Little League World Sequence final 12 months, defeating South Korea 3-Zero within the championship recreation. Hawaii has despatched 4 groups to the World Sequence title recreation since 2005. The state will once more symbolize the West area with Central East Maui Little League incomes a visit to the match.

U.S. groups are in search of to win consecutive championships for the primary time since a stretch of 5 in a row from 2005-09. The U.S. is simply 17-35 all time in opposition to worldwide groups within the championship.

Listing of previous Little League World Sequence champions

Taiwan leads all nations and states with 17 LLWS titles. California leads all states with seven titles, trailing simply Taiwan’s 17 and Japan’s 11 for essentially the most all time.

12 months Winner
1947 Williamsport, Pa.
1948 Lock Haven, Pa.
1949 Hammonton, N.J.
1951 Stamford, Conn.
1952 Norwalk, Conn.
1953 Birmingham, Ala.
1954 Schenectady, N.Y.
1955 Morrisville, Pa.
1956 Roswell, N.M.
1957 Monterrey, Mexico
1958 Monterrey, Mexico
1959 Hamtramck, MI
1960 Levittown, Pa.
1961 El Cajon, Calif.
1962 San Jose, Calif.
1963 Granada Hills, Calif.
1964 Staten Island, N.Y.
1965 Windsor Locks, Conn.
1966 Houston, TX
1967 West Tokyo, Japan
1968 Wakayama, Osaka, Japan
1969 Taichung, Taiwan
1970 Wayne, N.J.
1971 Tainan, Taiwan
1972 Taipei, Taiwan
1973 Tainan, Taiwan
1974 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1975 Lakewood, N.J.
1976 Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
1977 Kahosiung, Taiwan
1978 Pingtung, Taiwan
1979 Chiayi County, Taiwan
1980 Hua-Lien, Taiwan
1981 Taichung, Taiwan
1982 Kirkland, Wash.
1983 Marietta, GA
1984 Seoul, South Korea
1985 Seoul, South Korea
1986 Tainan, Taiwan
1987 Hua-Lien, Taiwan
1988 Taichung, Taiwan
1989 Trumbull, Conn.
1990 Tainan County, Taiwan
1991 Taichung, Taiwan
1992 Lengthy Seashore, Calif.
1993 Lengthy Seashore, Calif.
1994 Maracaibo, Venezuela
1995 Tainan, Taiwan
1996 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1997 Guadalupe, Mexico
1998 Toms River, N.J.
1999 Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
2001 Maracaibo, Venezuela
2002 Valley Station, KY
2003 Musashi-Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Willemstad, Curacao
2005 Ewa Seashore, HI
2006 Columbus, GA
2007 Warner Robins, GA
2008 Waipahu, HI
2009 Chula Vista, Calif.
2010 Edogawa Minami, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Huntington Seashore, Calif.
2012 Tokyo Kitasuna, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Musashi Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Seoul, South Korea
2015 Tokyo Kitasuna, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Maine-Endwell, N.Y.
2017 Tokyo Kitasuna, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Honolulu, HI


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