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Jeopardy! To Feature a Little League Category on Monday, June 2

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Jeopardy!, America's Favorite Quiz Show, featured a category on Little League in honor of our 75th Anniversary on June 2! See if you could have run the category with the following clues (answers below).

  • For $200: “Little League is now in eighty-plus countries; in 2013, Perth Metro became the first team from this one to reach the World Series.” 
  • For $400: “In 1953 Joey Jay became the first Little Leaguer in the Majors; in 1989 Carl Yastrzemski became the first inducted here.”
  • For $600: “In adult baseball, this is ninety-feet; in Little League it’s sixty-feet.” 
  • For $800: “Carl Stotz was inspired to found Little League in 1939. After he stumbled into a bush while playing backyard baseball with his nephews in this town, that despite its name, is more than one hundred miles inland.” 
  • For $1000: “’A – pint – sized – Hercules – wielding – a – mighty – club’ was perhaps heard in his broadcast debut, for a 1953 Little League game.”

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Correct responses:

  • For $200: “What is Australia?” 
  • For $400: “What is the Hall of Fame?” 
  • For $600: “What is the distance between the bases?” 
  • For $800: “What is Williamsport?” 
  • For $1000: “Who was Howard Cosell?”
Quiz Intro

What is the name of the first Little League® graduate to play professional baseball?





The correct answer is D. Allen “Sonny” Yearick.

You are correct!

What state each year hosts two Little League® World Series?





The correct answer is Delaware.

You are correct!

On what network can you watch the majority of Little League® games each summer?





The correct answer is ESPN.

You are correct!

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