1974 Little League World Series

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1974 Little League World Series
Dates August 20–
August 24
Teams participating 8
Champion Taiwan Kaohsiung Little League
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Runner-up United StatesCalifornia Red Bluff Little League
Red Bluff, California

The 1974 Little League World Series took place between August 20 and August 24 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Kaohsiung Little League of Kaohsiung, Taiwan defeated the Red Bluff Little League of Red Bluff, California in the championship game of the 28th Little League World Series. All teams were invited to Washington, D.C. after the tournament and were the first official guests greeted by the newly inaugurated President Gerald Ford. After this series, foreign teams were banned from the competition; however, the ban was rescinded one year later allowing foreign teams to qualify for the 1976 series, and each thereafter.

This was the fourth consecutive title for Taiwan. As of 2011 this is the second longest winning streak by a Country/State. This was the last LLWS to match U.S. teams with International teams in the opening round of play. This was also the first, and only, LLWS to feature shutouts in all first round games and second round games of the winner's bracket.

Qualification[edit]

United States International
Ohio Tallmadge, Ohio
Central Region
Tallmadge
CanadaBritish Columbia Esquimalt, British Columbia
Canada Region
Esquimalt Vic-West
Connecticut New Haven, Connecticut
East Region
Walter "Pop" Smith
Greece Athens, Greece
Europe Region
Athena Airport
Tennessee Jackson, Tennessee
South Region
American
Taiwan Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Far East Region
Kaohsiung
California Red Bluff, California
West Region
Red Bluff
Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela
Latin America Region
Coquivacoa

Winners bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 20        
 United StatesConnecticut East  0
August 22
 Taiwan Far East  16  
 Taiwan Far East  3
August 21
   United StatesOhio Central  0  
 United StatesOhio Central  8
August 24
 Greece Europe  0  
 Taiwan Far East  12
August 20
   United StatesCalifornia West  1
 Canada Canada  0
August 22
 United StatesCalifornia West  3  
 United StatesCalifornia West  4 Third place
August 21
   Venezuela Latin America  0  
 United StatesTennessee South  0  United StatesOhio Central  0
 Venezuela Latin America  1    Venezuela Latin America  2
August 23

Consolation bracket[edit]

  Games A & B Game D
             
August 20
 Greece Europe 9  
 United StatesConnecticut East 13  
 
August 22
     Tennessee South 14
   Connecticut East 3
 
 
Game C
August 21 August 22
 Canada Canada 0  Greece Europe  2
 United StatesTennessee South 10    Canada Canada  3
1974 Little League World Series Champions
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Kaohsiung Little League
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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