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1957 Little League World Series

1957 Little League World Series
August 23, 1957
Teams participating 4
Champion MexicoNuevo León
Industrial Little League
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Runner-up United StatesCalifornia
Northern La Mesa Little League
La Mesa, California

The 1957 Little League World Series took place during August 1957 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This was the first LLWS tournament to include a team from outside of the United States or Canada, Industrial Little League of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.[1] The Monterrey team defeated Northern La Mesa Little League of La Mesa, California, in the championship game of the 11th Little League World Series. In the championship, Angel Macias pitched a perfect game for Monterrey, the first perfect game thrown in the Little League championship.[2]

In early July 1957, the Monterrey team crossed the U.S. border to compete in an area tournament in McAllen, Texas. The team were issued three-day passes by the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey; the plan was to play for one day and sightsee for two more.[3]

Two months later, the team returned to Monterrey. Their money had run out after three days, and phone calls to Washington were needed to allow the team to extend their stay in the U.S. until they were eliminated. They never were. Led by ambidextrous pitcher Ángel Macías, the legendary Monterrey team won six tournaments, including the South Region Tournament and the Little League World Series. The team was called Los pequeños gigantes ("The little giants"). Two movies are based on their story. a Mexican production, Los Pequeños Gigantes (1960),[4] and The Perfect Game (2009).[5]


Region Team Organization
North Michigan Escanaba, Michigan Jaycee
West California La Mesa, California Northern La Mesa
East Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut North End
South Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León Industrial

Championship bracket

Semi-finals Final
 United StatesCalifornia La Mesa, California  7  
 United StatesMichigan Escanaba, Michigan  1  
     United StatesCalifornia La Mesa, California  0
   Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León  4
Third place
 Mexico Monterrey, Nuevo León  2  United StatesMichigan Escanaba, Michigan  3
 United StatesConnecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut  1    United StatesConnecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut  4
1957 Little League World Series Champions

Industrial Little League
Monterrey, Nuevo León


External links

  • 1957 Little League World Series
  • Line scores for the 1957 LLWS
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