I don't know all of the rules of Little League baseball, but here is as much as I do know. The Mercy Rule indicates that a game is over if a team is leading by 10 or more runs. Certain pitchers cannot compete for much longer once a certain pitch count has been reached. That's about as much as I know about the Little League World Series as far as rules are concerned. I do wish I knew more about Little League to properly educate my reading audience on the sport (doesn't hurt to be honest to your readers!).
(facts provided by Wikipedia)
Here's are some interesting facts... Speaking as a Houstonian- Houston won the Little League World Series twice: in 1950 and 1966. Heading into the 2012 LLWS, Taiwan (or Chinese Taipei) currently has won the Little League World Series more times than anyone. They've won the LLWS 17 times. Second to Taiwan is a tie between Japan and California, who both won the LLWS championship 7 times. Since 1976, the championship record between the United States and International teams is 34-31 in favor of the USA.
So... do you want a little sample of how hard these boys in Little League play? Well, have a look at the video below featuring highlights of the 2011 Little League World Series (click on the link if you are unable to view Flash material or embedded videos):
^ "Little League World Series Top Plays" (YouTube)
Good luck to everyone who takes part in Little League baseball as well as those who are/will play in the Little League World Series. For more information, or to start your own Little League team:
• www.littleleague.org (Official)
• Little League World Series (Official)
• Little League World Series (Wikipedia)
Thank you for reading! Play ball!
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