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2006 Little League World Series


2006 Little League World Series

The Kawaguchi, Japan in the championship game of the 60th Little League World Series. The event was broadcast in the United States on ABC Sports, ESPN and ESPN2 in both analog and high-definition. The U.S. Championship game of the 2006 Little League World Series was the last ABC Sports telecast.

Games were held in the two stadiums located at Little League headquarters in South Williamsport:

  • Howard J. Lamade Stadium — the main stadium, opened in 1959, with seating for 10,000 in the stands and hillside terrace seating for up to 30,000 more
  • Little League Volunteer Stadium — a newer facility, opened in 2001, that seats slightly over 5,000, primarily in the stands


  • Qualification 1
  • Results 2
    • Pool play 2.1
      • United States 2.1.1
      • International 2.1.2
    • Elimination round 2.2
  • Notable Players 3
  • Champions Path 4
  • Mid-Island incident 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Between five and twelve teams take part in 16 regional qualification tournaments, which vary in format depending on region. In the United States, the qualification tournaments are in the same format as the Little League World Series itself: a round-robin tournament followed by an elimination round to determine the regional champion.


Pool play

The top two teams in each pool moved on to their respective semifinals. The winners of each met on August 27 to play for the Little League World Championship. Teams marked in green qualified to the knockout stage. Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. If a clear winner cannot be determined from head-to-head results, the tie is broken by calculating the ratio of runs allowed to defensive innings played for all teams involved in the tie. The team with the lowest runs-per-defensive-inning ratio advances.

United States

Pool A
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Great Lakes 2–1 1 0.056
2 Southeast 2–1 5 0.263
3 West 2–1 5 0.278
4 Mid-Atlantic 0–3 8 0.421
  • Great Lakes wins pool based on defensive run ratio. Southeast is the runner-up based on win against West.
Pool B
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 New England 2–1 15 0.833
2 Northwest 2–1 8 0.444
3 Midwest 1–2 6 0.381
4 Southwest 1–2 14 0.737
  • New England wins Pool B based on head-to-head tiebreaker.

All times US EDT

Pool Away Score Home Score Time (Venue)
August 18
B New England 6 Northwest 1 4:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Southwest 1 (F/9) Midwest 0 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 19
A Mid-Atlantic 2 Southeast
3 (F/7) 1:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
A West 1 Great Lakes 0 3:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 20
B New England 5 Midwest 14 Noon (Volunteer Stadium)
A Southeast 4 West 1 1:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Southwest 1 Northwest 9 3:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
A Mid-Atlantic 0 Great Lakes 1 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 21
B Southwest 0 New England 5 3:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Northwest 2 Midwest 1 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 22
A West 4 Mid-Atlantic 1 3:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
A Southeast 0 Great Lakes 2 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
Pool C
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Latin America 3–0 2 0.136
2 Transatlantic 2–1 2 0.100
3 Canada 1–2 9 0.500
4 Pacific 0–3 12 0.600
Pool D
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Asia 3–0 3 0.176
2 Mexico 2–1 9 0.529
3 Caribbean 1–2 10 0.556
4 EMEA 0–3 30 1.875
All times US EDT
Pool Away Score Home Score Time (Venue)
August 18
C Transatlantic 5 Canada 0 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 19
D EMEA 0 Asia* 11 (F/5) 11:00 am (Lamade Stadium)
D Caribbean 2 Mexico 3 4:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
C Pacific 0 Latin America 1 (F/8) 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 20
C Pacific 1 Transatlantic 9 5:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
D EMEA 1 Mexico 11 (F/5) 7:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 21
D EMEA 0 Caribbean 8 11:00 am (Lamade Stadium)
D Asia 6 Mexico 1 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
C Canada 2 Latin America 3 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 22
D Asia 7 Caribbean 2 11:00 am (Lamade Stadium)
C Canada 2 Pacific 1 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
C Transatlantic 0 Latin America 1 (F/8) 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
  • Asterisk (*) denotes no-hitter thrown
  • The Pacific vs. Latin America game was suspended in the 8th inning due to a rain delay and was completed on August 21.

Elimination round

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
August 24 – 3:00 pm - Lamade        
  Transatlantic  1
August 26 – 7:30 pm - Lamade
  Asia  4  
  Asia  3
August 23 – 3:00 pm - Lamade (F/4)
      Mexico  0  
  Latin America  0
August 28 – 5:00 pm - Lamade
  Mexico  11  
  Asia  1
August 24 – 7:30 pm - Lamade    
    Southeast  2
  Southeast  8
August 27 – 3:30 pm - Lamade
  New England  0  
  Southeast  7
August 23 – 7:30 pm - Lamade
      Northwest  3  
  Great Lakes  3
  Northwest  4  

The consolation game between Matamoros, Mexico and Beaverton, Oregon, scheduled for August 27 at Volunteer Stadium, was cancelled due to rain, and both teams share third place. The championship game was originally scheduled for 3:30 pm US EDT on August 27, but was postponed due to rain. The game was originally rescheduled for 8:00 pm on August 28, but changed because of weather concerns.

2006 Little League World Series Champions

Northern Little League
Columbus, Georgia

Notable Players

Champions Path

The Columbus Northern LL went undefeated on their road to the LLWS, winning all eleven of their matches.[1][2] In total record was 16–1, their only loss coming against Lemont LL (from Illinois).
Round Opposition Result
Georgia State Tournament
Group Stage Cartersville LL 9–0
Group Stage Decatur Belvedere LL 15–0
Group Stage Toccoa American LL 12–2
Group Stage Masters City LL 17–2
Semifinals Masters City LL 15–5
Championship Buckhead 4–0
Southeast Regional
Group Stage Bridgeport American LL 16–0 (4 inn.)
Group Stage Columbia American LL 8–0
Group Stage Greater Dunedin LL 10–6
Semifinals Cottage Hill LL 11–0 (4 inn.)
Southeast Region Championship Greater Dunedin LL 5–0

Mid-Island incident

Television coverage aired throughout the United States on ABC Sports and ESPN. At first, there was no delay on its broadcasts, despite the fact that all managers and coaches were equipped with miniature microphones. That changed after two incidents; one in a preliminary game where an unidentified California pitcher told his coach that "[the umpire] ain't giving me shit" in reference to a tight strike zone, but the other, more important incident took place late in a preliminary-round game in which a player for Mid-Island Little League of Staten Island, New York, who was not publicly identified, told his teammates to just score "one fucking run" that was broadcast live on ESPN. In response, the team's manager, Nick Doscher, slapped the player, a violation of a Little League policy against physical contact targeting players. Both the player and manager were reprimanded, and ESPN and ABC imposed a five-second delay on future telecasts. The incident was part of the continuing legacy of the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy.

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^

External links

  • Official site
  • Little League World Series results
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