Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Exhibit Celebrates Peach State's Little League Baseball
Little League Baseball World Series Champions
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Oct. 16, 2007) – The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (GSHF) in Macon, Ga., welcomed its three Little League Baseball World Series championship teams to open a special exhibit highlighting the state’s success in Williamsport.
The teams, whose victories span 25 years, are the only teams from Georgia ever to have appeared in Williamsport, and each appearance has resulted in a World Series championship.
Warner Robins American Little League defeated Tokyo, Japan’s Kitasuna Little League, 3-2, in eight innings to win this year’s title. One year ago, Columbus Northern Little League beat Japan, 2-1, for the 2006 championship. In 1983, East Marietta National Little League was the first Little League team from Georgia to reach the Little League Baseball World Series, and on the strength of 3-1 win over Liquito Hernandez Little League for the Dominican Republic, became the first team from Georgia to win the World Series championship.
With three World Series championships, Georgia is third among U.S. states for the most Little League Baseball World Series titles. California leads the nation with five championships, and Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey are next with four each.
Representatives from each of the teams attended the reception and were on hand for the unveiling of the new Little League exhibit.