1982 Little League World Series

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1982 Little League World Series
Dates August 24–
August 28ng
Teams participating 8
Champion United StatesWashington (state) National Little League
Kirkland, Washington
Runner-up Taiwan 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.


United States International
Michigan Wyoming, Michigan
Central Region
Pinery Park
CanadaQuebec Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Canada Region
Maryland Easton, Maryland
East Region
Spain Madrid, Spain
Europe Region
Torrejon Air Base
Florida Sarasota, Florida
South Region
Taiwan Chiayi County, Taiwan
Far East Region
Washington (state) Kirkland, Washington
West Region
Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela
Latin America Region

Championship bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
August 24        
 Taiwan Far East  8
August 26
 Venezuela Latin America  2  
 Taiwan Far East  10
August 25
   Canada Canada  7  
 Spain Europe  0
August 28
 Canada Canada  3  
 Taiwan Far East  0
August 24
   United StatesWashington (state) West  6
 Florida South  3
August 26
 Washington (state) West  5  
 Washington (state) West  3 Third place
August 25
   Michigan Central  2  
 Michigan Central  4  United StatesMichigan Central  7
 Maryland East  2    Canada Canada  4
August 27

Position bracket[edit]

  Games A & B Game D
August 25
 United StatesFlorida South 1  
 Venezuela Latin America 6  
August 27
     Venezuela Latin America 1
   Spain Europe 9
Game C
August 26 August 27
 Spain Europe 18  Florida South  5
 United StatesMaryland East 7    Maryland East  0
1982 Little League World Series Champions
Flag of the United States.svgFlag of Washington.svg
National Little League
Kirkland, Washington

Notable players[edit]

Champions Path[edit]

From the information available, the Kirkland National LL had an undefeated record of 4–0 to reach the LLWS.[1] In total, their record was 7–0.

Round Opposition Result
Western Regional
Opening Round New Mexico Copper LL 3–0
Quarterfinals California Oak Grove LL 5–4
Semifinals Alaska Kodiak LL 6–5
Western Region Championship California South Bay LL 3–1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "West Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 

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