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From Little League® to the Pros

Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame Who Played Little League Baseball

Roberto Alomar (2011)
Wade Boggs (2005)
George Brett (1999)
Steve Carlton (1994)    
Gary Carter (2003)
Rollie Fingers (1992)
Jim “Catfish” Hunter (1987)
Jim Palmer (1990)
Cal Ripken, Jr. (2007)*
Nolan Ryan (1999)*
Mike Schmidt (1995)*
Tom Seaver (1992)*
Don Sutton (1998)
Carl Yastrzemski (1989)
Robin Yount (1999)

(Year of Baseball Hall of Fame induction)
* Little League Hall of Excellence enshrine

Current and Former Major Leaguers who have Played in the Little League Baseball World Series

Wilson Alvarez

LLBWS: ‘82 (Coquivacoa LL, Maracaibo, Venezuela)
MLB: ‘89-05 (Texas, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco, Tampa Bay, LA Dodgers)

Jim Barbieri *

LLBWS: ‘54 (National LL, Schenectady, N.Y.)
MLB: ‘66 (Los Angeles)

Jason Bay

LLBWS: ‘90 (Trail LL, Trail, B.C.)
MLB: ‘03-pres. (San Diego, Pittsburgh, Boston, N.Y. Mets)

Derek Bell *

LLBWS: ‘80-81 (Belmont Heights LL, Tampa, Fla.)
MLB: ‘91-01 (Toronto, San Diego, Houston, N.Y. Mets, Pittsburgh)

Larvell Blanks

LLBWS: ‘62 (Val Verde County LL, Del Rio, Texas)
MLB: ‘72-80 (Atlanta, Cleveland, Texas)

Sean Burroughs

LLBWS: ‘92-93 (Long Beach LL, Long Beach Calif.)
MLB: ‘02-06, ‘11-pres. (San Diego, Tampa Bay, Arizona, Minnesota)

Chin-Feng Chen

LLBWS: ‘90 (San-Hua LL, Tainan County, Chinese Taipei)
MLB: ‘02-05 (Los Angeles)

Jeff Clement

LLBWS: ‘96 (Marshalltown National LL, Marshalltown, Iowa)
MLB: ‘07-10 (Seattle, Pittsburgh)

Billy Connors

LLBWS: ‘54 (National LL, Schenectady, N.Y.)
MLB: ‘66-68 (Chicago Cubs, N.Y. Mets)

Jeff Frazier

LLBWS: ‘95 (Toms River American LL, Toms River, N.J.)
MLB: ‘10 (Detroit)

Todd Frazier

LLBWS: ‘98 (Toms River American LL, Toms River, N.J.)
MLB: ‘11-pres. (Cincinnati)

Charlie Hayes *

LLBWS: ‘77 (Hub City LL, Hattiesburg, Miss.)
MLB: ‘88-01 (San Francisco, Philadelphia, N.Y. Yankees, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Houston)

Ken Hubbs

LLBWS: ‘54 (Lions Club LL, Colton, Calif.)
MLB: ‘61-63 (Chicago Cubs)

Erik A. Johnson

LLBWS: ‘78 (San Ramon Valley LL, Danville, Calif.)
MLB: ‘93-94 (San Francisco)

Keith Lampard

LLBWS: ‘58 (Rose City LL, Portland, Ore.)
MLB: ‘69-70 (Houston)

Adam Loewen

LLBWS: ‘96 (Kennedy-Surrey LL, Surrey, B.C.)
MLB: ‘06 (Baltimore)

Carney Lansford *

LLBWS: ‘69 (Briarwood LL, Santa Clara, Calif.)
MLB: ‘78-92 (California, Boston, Oakland)

Vance Lovelace

LLBWS: ‘75 (Belmont Heights LL, Tampa, Fla.)
MLB: ‘88-90 (California, Seattle)

Lance Lynn

LLBWS: ‘99 (Brownsburg LL, Brownsburg, Ind.)
MLB: ‘11-pres. (St. Louis)

Jason Marquis *

LLBWS: ‘91 (South Shore American, Staten Island, N.Y.)
MLB: ‘00-pres. (Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago Cubs, Colorado, Washington, Arizona, Minnesota, San Diego)

Lloyd McClendon

LLBWS: ‘71 (Anderson LL, Gary, Ind.)
MLB: ‘87-94 (Cincinnati, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh)

Lastings Milledge

LLBWS: ‘97 (Manatee G.T. Brey East LL, Bradenton, Fla.)
MLB: ‘06-11 (N.Y. Mets, Washington, Pittsburgh, Chicago White Sox)

Bobby Mitchell

LLBWS: ‘67 (Northridge City LL, Northridge, Calif.)
MLB: ‘80-83 (Los Angeles, Minnesota)

Jim Pankovits

LLBWS: ‘68 (Tuckahoe LL, Richmond, Va.)
MLB: ‘84-90 (Houston, Boston)

Yusmeiro Petit

LLBWS: ‘94 (Coquivacoa LL, Maracaibo, Venezuela)
MLB: ‘06-09 (Florida, Arizona)

Marc Pisciotta

LLBWS: ‘83 (East Marietta National, Marietta, Ga.)
MLB: ‘97-99 (Chicago Cubs, Kansas City)

Boog Powell *

LLBWS: ‘54 (Orange LL, Lakeland, Fla.)
MLB: ‘61-77 (Baltimore, Cleveland, Los Angeles)

Guillermo Quiroz

LLBWS: ‘94 (Coquivacoa LL, Maracaibo, Venezuela)
MLB: ‘04-10 (Toronto, Seattle, Texas, Baltimore, Minnesota)

Colby Rasmus

LLBWS: ‘99 (Phenix City National, Phenix City, Ala.)
MLB: ‘09-pres. (St. Louis, Toronto)

Gary Sheffield *

LLBWS: ‘80 (Belmont Heights LL, Tampa, Fla.)
MLB: ‘88-09 (Milwaukee, San Diego, Florida, Los Angeles, Atlanta, N.Y. Yankees, Detroit, N.Y. Mets)

Carl Taylor

LLBWS: ‘54 (Orange LL, Lakeland, Fla.)
MLB: ‘68-73 (Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Kansas City)

Clete Thomas

LLBWS: ‘96 (R. L. Turner LL, Panama City, Fla.)
MLB: ‘08-09, ‘12 (Detroit, Minnesota)

Hector Torres

LLBWS: ‘58 (Industrial LL, Monterrey, Mexico)
MLB: ‘68-77 (Houston, Chicago Cubs, Montreal, San Diego, Toronto)

Jason Varitek **

LLBWS: ‘84 (Almonte Springs National LL, Almonte Springs, Fla.) College: Georgia Tech (‘94)
MLB: ‘97-11 (Boston)

Dave Veres

LLBWS: ‘78 (Torrejon Air Base, Madrid, Spain)
MLB: ‘94-03 (Houston, Montreal, Colorado, St. Louis, Chicago Cubs)

Ed Vosberg **

LLBWS: ‘73 (Cactus LL, Tucson, Ariz.) College: Arizona (‘80)
MLB: ‘86,90, ‘94-97, ‘99-02 (San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Philadelphia, Montreal)

Dan Wilson

LLBWS: ‘81 (Barrington LL, Barrington, Ill.)
MLB: ‘92-05 (Cincinnati, Seattle)

Rick Wise *

LLBWS: ‘58 (Rose City LL, Portland, Ore.)
MLB: ‘64-82 (Philadephia, St. Louis, Boston, Cleveland, San Diego)

* Denotes player participated in the Little League and Major League World Series
** Denotes player participated in the Little League World Series, College World Series, and Major League World Series

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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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