Little League Eastern Region Headquarters: Region News

Tuesday, August 30
Maine-Endwell Little League Wins Little League Baseball World Series

The Eastern Region congratulates Maine-Endwell Little League for winning the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Broadcast across the world on ABC, the Mid-Atlantic champions beat the Asia-Pacific champions from East Seoul Little League in South Korea, 2-1 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Not only did the team from Endwell, New York win on the field, but they impressed off the field as well. The team won the 2016 Jack Losch Little League Baseball® World Series Team Sportsmanship Award.

Needless to say, winning the Little League Baseball® World series is no easy task. Maine-Endwell's win ends the longest span of time without a world champion from the states that now make up the Eastern Region, since the inaugural World Series in 1947.

Just last year, Red Land Little League from Lewisberry, Pennsylvania won the United States championship but lost in the world championship game. 

The last Eastern Region team to earn the prestige of best in the world was Toms River East American Little League back in 1998.

On that Toms River team 18 years ago was Todd Frazier, the winning pitcher for the world championship game and now professional third baseman for the Chicago White Sox.

Monday, August 8
Assistant Director Amry Shelby Attends Ceremony for Retirement of Jim Rice's Number

Amry Shelby, assistant director of Little League's Eastern Region, recently attended a ceremony at Bristol's historic Muzzy Field to represent the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center during a ceremony to retire Jim Rice's number.

Jim Rice is a former Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox. He played in Bristol when the AA affiliate of the Red Sox called Muzzy Field home, and is a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.

Rice's number 14 is now retired at Muzzy Field, which is the current home of the Bristol Blues, a member of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England.


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