1982 Little League World Series
|1982 Little League World Series|
|Champion|| National Little League
|Runner-up|| Puzih Little League
Chiayi County, Taiwan
The 1982 Little League World Series took place between August 24 and August 28 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Kirkland National Little League of Kirkland, Washington defeated the Puzih Little League of Chiayi County, Taiwan in the championship game of the 36th Little League World Series. The achievement is recounted in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, "Little Big Men."
The historic victory by Kirkland snapped the 31-game winning streak by Taiwanese teams and their streak of five consecutive titles. As of 2011 both of these records still stand, and have never been seriously approached by another Country/State. However, the Taiwanese dominance throughout the 70's and 80's is almost universally believed to have been due to violations of Little League International rules regarding age restrictions, and also the boundaries encompassing the pools from which they chose their players. Despite winning 17 world championships between 1969 to 1996, the Taiwanese have not won since, as Little League has significantly tightened oversight of both age restrictions and the player pools from which all-star teams are chosen.
| Wyoming, Michigan
| Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
| Easton, Maryland
| Madrid, Spain
Torrejon Air Base
| Sarasota, Florida
| Chiayi County, Taiwan
Far East Region
| Kirkland, Washington
| Maracaibo, Venezuela
Latin America Region
|Games A & B||Game D|
|August 26||August 27|
|1982 Little League World Series Champions|
National Little League
- Pierre Turgeon (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) - former NHL center
- Stephane Matteau (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) - former NHL player
- Wilson Alvarez (Maracaibo, Venezuela) - former MLB pitcher
From the information available, the Kirkland National LL had an undefeated record of 4–0 to reach the LLWS. In total, their record was 7–0.
|Opening Round||Copper LL||3–0|
|Quarterfinals||Oak Grove LL||5–4|
|Western Region Championship||South Bay LL||3–1|
- "West Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010.