Little League Baseball® World Series Moments
The Little League Baseball® World Series is the culmination of the world’s largest elimination tournament. During the summer months, June through August, more than 16,000 Little League games are played as part of the International Tournament that narrows the field from thousands of teams to the 16 participants that represent various regions in the United States and abroad. In 1947, the first Little League Baseball World Series was played in Williamsport, Pa., the program’s birthplace. Twelve years later, in 1959, the Little League Baseball® World Series tournament site was relocated five miles north, across the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, to its current location in South Williamsport, Pa. For more than five decades, Howard J. Lamade Field, later to become Howard J. Lamade Stadium, has been the home of the Little League Baseball World Series championship and the “field of dreams” for players, their families and friends, and hundreds of thousands of adoring fans.