Top 10 Little League World Series Alumni
Every summer, Williamsport, a small Pennsylvania town, for 10 days, becomes home to hundreds of 12-year olds, their families, their fans, and most of all, baseball. It is seemingly one of the last pure things left in sports: the Little League World Series.
The qualifying rounds have finished and the 16 teams are set for play to begin this Friday. Youngsters from places like Peabody, Mass., Kaiserslaurtern, Germany, Mercer Island, Wash., Chiba City, Japan, and San Antonio, Tex., will converge on Williamsport, hoping to capture youthful immortality. For most of the kids, it's the highlight of their baseball career, the absolute climax. But for a very select few, it is only the beginning of an amazing career.
Canada's Pierre Turgeon, an NHL star, four-time MLB All Star Boog Powell, Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel and MLB All-Star Jason Bay all get their starts in Williamsport. What star will the LLWS produce next? Only time will tell, but they may very well be getting their start in Williamsport next week.