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Senior League World Series

The Senior League World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 14 to 16 years old that began in 1961.[1] Since 2002, the tournament has been held annually in Bangor, Maine. It is patterned after the Little League World Series, which was named for the World Series in Major League Baseball.

The Senior League World Series is one of teams from around the world together in one of four age divisions. The tournament structure for each division's World Series is similar to that used for the Little League Baseball World Series.

Tournament format

Unlike the Little League World Series — which has sixteen regions (eight in the U.S. and eight international) — the Senior League World Series has only nine regions.[2]

Also unlike the Little League World Series — which divides its regional champions into two discrete brackets (U.S. and International) — the Senior League World Series divides its nine regional champions (plus the host team) into two mixed pools that combine U.S. and international regions.

In 2009, Pool A consisted of the host team and the champions from Asia/Pacific, Canada, Southwest, and West. The teams in Pool B were from Central, East, Southwest, Latin America, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).

The two best teams from each pool advance to the semi-finals. The semi-final winners play for the championship. All matches are single-elimination games. The losing teams face off in classification games.

Champions

Year Winner Region Score Runner-Up Region
1961 Pennsylvania Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania East
1962 New York West Hempstead,
New York
East
1963 Mexico Monterrey, Mexico Mexico
1964 New York Massapequa, New York East
1965 Mexico Monterrey, Mexico Mexico
1966 New York East Rochester
New York
East
1967 New York Westbury, New York East
1968 New York New Hyde Park
New York
East
1969 California Sacramento, California West
1970 Florida Tampa, Florida South
1971 California La Habra, California West
1972 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1973 Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan Far East
1974 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1975 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1976 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1977 Taiwan Hua Hsing, Taiwan Far East
1978 Taiwan Jong Kung, Taiwan Far East
1979 Taiwan Tung Feng, Taiwan Far East
1980 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1981[3] Delaware Georgetown, Delaware East 15-4 California San Ramon, California West
1982 California Santa Barbara, California West
1983 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1984 Florida Altamonte Springs, Florida South Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1985 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1986[4] Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan Far East 5-3 Texas Brenham, Texas South
1987 Ohio Athens, Ohio Central
1988 Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan Far East
1989[5] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East Canada Surrey, British Columbia Canada
1990[6] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East California San Ramon, California West
1991[7] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 2-1 & 8-3 Hawaii Pearl City, Hawaii West
1992[8] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Latin America
1993 Dominican Republic La Vega,
Dominican Republic
Latin America Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan Far East
1994 Florida Brandon, Florida South
1995 Florida Dunedin, Florida South
1996 Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America
1997 Venezuela San Francisco, Venezuela Latin America
1998 California Diamond Bar, California West Florida Orlando, Florida Host
1999[9] Florida Orlando, Florida Host 10-2 Venezuela Venezuela Latin America
2000 Panama Panama City, Panama Latin America
2001 Florida Palm Harbor, Florida South 6-5 Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America
2002 Curaçao Willemstad, Curaçao Latin America 8-4 Florida Boynton Beach, Florida South
2003 Hawaii Hilo, Hawaii West 16-8 Virginia Chesterfield, Virginia South
2004 New Jersey Freehold Township,
New Jersey
East 10-1 California El Rio, California West
2005 Iowa Urbandale, Iowa Central 7-2 Hawaii Pearl City, Hawaii West
2006 Venezuela Falcón, Venezuela Latin America 4-2 Hawaii Pearl City, Hawaii West
2007 Georgia (U.S. state) Cartersville, Georgia South 9-0 Venezuela Falcón, Venezuela Latin America
2008 New Jersey Upper Deerfield,
New Jersey
East 10-8 Curaçao Willemstad, Curaçao Latin America
2009 Texas Houston, Texas Southwest 9-7 California Fremont, California West
2010 Aruba San Nicolas, Aruba Latin America 8-1 Maine Bangor, Maine Host
2011 Hawaii Hilo, Hawaii West 11-1 Florida Palm Bay, Florida Southwest
2012 Guatemala Guatemala City, Guatemala Latin America 6-3 California Lemon Grove, California West
2013 Panama Chitré, Panama Latin America 2-1 Pennsylvania Kennett Square, Pennsylvania East

Championship tally

Championships won by country/state

Team Championships Last
Taiwan Taiwan 17 1992
Florida Florida 6 2001
New York New York 5 1968
California California 4 1998
Venezuela Venezuela 3 2006
Mexico Mexico 2 1965
New Jersey New Jersey 2 2008
Hawaii Hawaii 2 2011
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 1 1961
Delaware Delaware 1 1981
Ohio Ohio 1 1987
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1 1993
Panama Panama 2 2013
Curaçao Curaçao 1 2002
Iowa Iowa 1 2005
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 1 2007
Texas Texas 1 2009
Aruba Aruba 1 2010
Guatemala Guatemala 1 2012

See also

References

External links

  • Little League Baseball official website
Notable Figures: Carl Stotz
Honors: Little League Baseball awards • Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum
In Popular Culture:
Video games: Little League World Series Baseball
Movies: Mickey
Well-known Players: Danny Almonte • Aaron Durley • Carolyn King • Maria Pepe
Miscellaneous: Little League Elbow • White House Tee Ball Initiative
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