Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It All Began With A Game Of Catch

In 1938, Carl Stotz, a lumberyard clerk living in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was playing catch with his nephews one day when he tripped over a lilac bush. His frustration quickly turned to inspiration when he decided to start a local league where kids could play organized baseball on a real baseball field. That summer, he set down the rules for Little League Baseball-including field dimensions that are still used today-and gathered enough kids and equipment for three teams to begin playing.

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