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Parade Magazine Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Little League®

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Parade, the most read magazine in the United States, has dedicated its June 1, 2014 cover to the 75th Anniversary of Little League® and scores of great online features about the world's largest youth sports organization!

Here are all the highlights from Parade's coverage of the 75th Anniversary:

Happy 75th Birthday, Little League! Parade Celebrates the Perfect Game
Steve Rushin, 2005 National Sportswriter of the Year, writes about his own Little League experience and shares the history of the world's largest youth sports organization.

See Adorable Photos from Parade's Little League Shoot!
Photographer Porter Gifford went to Woburn Little League, Massachusetts District 13, to capture the essence of communities around the world, the local Little League game.

See Vintage Items from Little League History
See some of the amazing artifacts on display at the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store.

Little League Game Changers: Three Trailblazers on What It Meant to Play Ball
Tuck Frazier, a player from the 1939 Lycoming Dairy team; Kathryn Johnston Massar, the first girl to play Little League; and John Rivers, a member of the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA Little League team from Charleston, S.C., talk about their roles in some of the defining moments in Little League history.

Tyler Smith, 10, Was Born Without a Left Hand—But He's a Little League Star
Channeling Jim Abbott, Tyler Smith, of Southington, Conn., is inspiring players, parents and volunteers with his dedication to baseball even though he was born without a fully formed left arm.

George W. Bush, Brad Pitt and More: See Celebrities' Little League Photos!
Little League has been developing major league people for 75 years, take a look at some notable Little League graduates from their Little League days.

Share Your Photos and Memories of Little League
The Little League Big Legacy project allows everyone to share their Little League memory and be a part of the 75th Anniversary celebration by joining a digital mosaic. To celebrate the memories uploaded, Little League is supporting Pitch In For Baseball, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to children in need. The digital mosaic will be unveiled on June 6, the anniversary of the first Little League game ever played.

Watch a Sneak Peek of Little League: A History
The WVIA original documentary explores the founding and future of Little League. The documentary will premiere on WVIA on June 9, 2014, and will air on PBS stations nation-wide beginning on July 1.

Which Pro Baseball Player Used to Play Little League?
The 1998 Toms River, N.J. Little League team was celebrated around the world when they won the Little League Baseball® World Series. One of the standouts from that team, Todd Frazier, is now a standout for the Cincinnati Reds. Read what his Little League experience means to him.

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

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

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

The correct answer is Delaware.

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

The correct answer is ESPN.

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