Beyond the Fences: World Series 2019


Celebrate winning the 2019 LLB® World Series from the players' point of view.

US Teams won all 7 2019 World Series Titles
Southeast Region won 3 of the 7  2019 World Series Titles 
(Intermediate BB, Little League SB, Junior League SB)

Little League Expansion

Announced in August 2019, the LLBWS expansion will add two additional teams from the United States and two international teams to increase the total number of participating teams to 20 starting in 2022. For the international teams, a three-year rotation for direct entry into the LLBWS will be established between Cuba, Panama, and Puerto Rico, with two teams earning an automatic bid to the tournament each year and the remaining team competing through its respective regional tournament. Outside of those countries who already receive direct entry into the LLBWS, these three countries have the largest number of local Little League teams, which was the main factor in determining the expansion teams.

LLBWS Expansion – United States Regions Map .pdf


Chosen at random in November 2020 by Antonio Gonzalez, departing Latin America Region field director of the Little League International Board of Directors, and Serafin Gomez III, the newly elected Latin America Region field director, the two teams to receive an automatic entry into the 2022 LLBWS will be Panama and Puerto Rico. Based on this random selection, the LLBWS international pairings of the newly added teams for 2022, 2023, and 2024 will be as follows:
  • 2022 LLBWS: Panama and Puerto Rico
  • 2023 LLBWS: Panama and Cuba
  • 2024 LLBWS: Puerto Rico and Cuba

Puerto Rico, home to the Latin America Region Little League headquarters, has sent 11 teams to the LLBWS since 1959, the last time in 2018 with Radames Lopez Little League from Guayama. Panama was one of the first countries outside of the U.S. to have Little League programs, with leagues on either end of the Panama Canal starting in 1950, and has sent a total of 10 teams to the LLBWS since 1984, most recently in 2018 with Vacamonte Little League out of Arraijan. After signing an agreement to affiliate with Little League in March 2019, Cuba was able to send its first Little League team to the Caribbean Region Tournament, advancing to the championship game before falling to eventual LLBWS International Champion, Curaçao.

More information about the expansion of the LLBWS, as well as the expansion at the Little League Softball® World Series, can be found at LittleLeague.org/Expansion.      

Little League Baseball

August 17 - 28, 2022
August 16 - 27, 2023
August 14-25, 2024

2018 World Series Highlights

Little League Baseball Videos

2019 World Series Website

Eligible Ages: 10-11-12 year olds

Location: South Williamsport, PA

History: 63rd Season in South Williamsport; 75th Season Overall  (in 2022)

2021 Champions:  Great Lakes A Region - Taylor, Michigan, North Little League


Intermediate League Baseball

July 31 - August 7, 2022
July 30 - August 6, 2023
July 28 - August 4, 2024

2018 Semi-Final Highlight

Intermediate Videos

2019 World Series Website

Eligible Ages: 11-12-13 year olds

Location: Livermore, CA

History: 8th Season in Livermore; 8th Season Overall  (in  2022)

2019 Champion: Southeast Region – McCalla (Ala.) Little League
(2020 & 2021 Tournaments Canceled)

Junior League Baseball

August 14 - 21, 2022
August 13 - 20, 2023
August 11 - 18, 2024 

 Junior Baseball Videos

2019 World Series Website

Eligible Ages: 12-13-14 year olds

Location: Taylor, MI

History: 40th Season in Taylor; 40th Season Overall

2019 Champion:  West Region – Golden Hill Little League (Fullerton, Calif.)
(2020 & 2021 Tournaments Canceled)

Senior League Baseball

July 30 - August 6, 2022
July 29 - August 5, 2023
July 27 - August 3, 2024

Senior Baseball Videos

2019 World Series Website

Eligible Ages: 13-14-15-16 year olds

Location: Easley, SC

History: 4th Season in Easley; 60th Season Overall  (in 2020)

2019 Champion: West Region – Central East Maui Little League (Wailuku, Hawaii)
(2020 & 2021 Tournaments Canceled)  

Little League Softball

August 9 - 16, 2022
August 8 - 15, 2023
August 6 - 13, 2024

2018 World Series Highlights

Little League Softball Videos

2019 World Series Website

Eligible Ages: 10-11-12 year olds

Location: Greenville, NC 

History: 2nd Season in Greenville; 48th Season Overall  in 2022)

2021 Champion:  Southwest A Region – Green County Little League (Muskogee, OK.)

Junior League Softball

July 31 - August 6, 2022
July 30 - August 5, 2023
July 28 - August 3, 2024

2018 World Series Highlights

Junior Softball Videos

2019 World Series Website 

Eligible Ages: 12-13-14 year olds

Location: Kirkland, WA

History: 22nd Season in Kirkland; 22nd Season Overall  (in 2022)

2019 Champion:  Southeast Region – Tampa Bay/Interbay (Fla.) Little Leagues
(2020 & 2021 Tournaments Canceled)

Senior League Softball

August 1 - 7, 2022
July 31 - August 6, 2023
July 29 - August 4, 2024

Senior Softball Videos

2019 World Series Website

Eligible Ages: 13-14-15-16 year olds

Location: Lower Sussex, DE

History: 20th Season in Lower Sussex; 45th Season Overall  (in 2022)

2019 Champion:  Southwest Region – Texas District 9 Little League (Waco, Texas)
(2020 & 2021 Tournaments Canceled)

Little League World Series

Throughout World War II, Little League's growth was hampered by the fact that many fathers in the U.S. were in the military. By 1946, there were only 12 teams patterned after the Little League model originally devised by Carl Stotz in 1938 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

In 1947, the board of directors for the original Little League decided to organize a tournament for all known Little League programs (there were 17) and called it the National Little League Tournament. It was later renamed the Little League Baseball World Series.

The 12 teams that participated in the first series in 1947 were:

Willliamsport (Original Little League) Williamsport Sunday School League Maynard Midget League (Williamsport) Lincoln League Stars (Williamsport) 
Brandon Boys League (Williamsport) Milton (PA) Midget LeagueMontour (PA) Little League Montgomery (PA) Little League  
Jersey Shore (PA) All Stars  Lock Haven (PA) All Stars  Hammonton (NJ) All Stars  West Shore Original Little League (PA) 

The Champion was Maynard Midget League of Williamsport, which defeated Lock Haven All Stars in the final game, 16-7.

More than 2,500 spectators witnessed the championship game in 1947, and the results were printed in newspapers around the country. The publicity helped spread Little League nationwide, and within a few years, Little League programs were in in every state. When Little League added other programs (Senior League division, Softball, etc.) it added tournament play and World Series tournaments in those divisions. Thre are now 7 World Series tournaments played every year in the various divisions.

In 2019, over the course of 30 days, approximately 935 Little Leaguers ages 10 - 16 from 78 different baseball and softball teams around the world will compete to determine the 7 World Series Champions for 2019.

Little League World Series Historical Results

Highlights of 2017 MLB Little League Classic Experience
Highlights of the 2018 MLB Little League Classic Experience

Need more Baseball and Softball World Series excitement? See all the World Series highlights at http://videos.littleleague.org/.

2018 Little League Baseball World Series Highlights

Game Highlights

The Best of the 2018 Little League World Series

Game 8 Aukai Kea's Barehanded Grab At The Mound

Game 8 Georgia Ends 7th With Big 1-2-3 Double Play

Game 8 West Walks It Off In 11-Inning Thriller

Game 12 Wills Maginnis and Jansen Kenty Turn Two in 4th

Game 12 Bo Walker Takes Early Lead with RBI Hit

Game 12 Southeast Defeats Northwest, 3-0

Game 20 Charlie Clem Throws Out Andy Guy at Second

Game 20 Jansen Kenty Ties Game With Clutch, Two-Run Homer

Game 20 Southeast Wins In Extra Innings On Sac Fly

Game 22 Bo Walker Dives to Make a Great Catch

Game 22 Southeast Pitches Past Great Lakes

Game 26 James Hooper Pads The Lead

Game 26 Charlie Clem Makes a Great Catch

Game 26 Georgia Punches Ticket To The U.S. Championship

Game 29 Cayden Olvey's Incredible Diving Stop and Throw

Game 28 Bo Walker's Marvelous Running Catch

Game 28 West Blanks Southeast To Win United States Championship

Game 29 Japan Beats Southeast

Little League News Articles

Son Follows his Mother's Footsteps All the Way to Williamsport - August 21, 2018

Game Replays

Friday, August 17: Peachtree City, GA vs Honolulu, Hawaii

Saturday, August 18: Peachtree City, GA vs Coeur D'Alene, ID

Monday, August 20: Peachtree City, GA vs Houston, TX

Wednesday, August 22: Peachtree City, GA vs Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Thursday, August 23: Peachtree City, GA vs Staten Island, NY

Saturday, August 25, U.S. Championship: Peachtree City, Ga vs Honolulu Hawaii

Sunday, August 26: Peachtree City, GA vs Kawaguchi City, Japan

Post-Game Conferences

West vs. Southeast Post Game Press Conference

Southeast vs. Northwest Post Game Press Conference

Southeast vs. Southwest Post Game Press Conference

Southeast vs. Great Lakes Post Game Press Conference

Southeast vs. Mid-Atlantic Post Game Press Conference

Southeast vs. West Post Game Press Conference

MLB-Little League Classic Highlights

Moments and Memories: The 2018 MLB™ Little League® Classic

Pledges

2018 Little League World Series Player Pledge

Videos: Beyond the Fences

See the events happening outside the fences at the 2018 Little League World Series.


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