Big League World Series
|No. of teams||11|
|Most recent champion(s)||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Most titles||Taiwan (17)|
The Big League World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 16 to 18 years old that began in 1968. It is patterned after the Little League World Series, which was named for the World Series in Major League Baseball. Charlotte, North Carolina was the host city for the first two years of the tournament. The tournament was then moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida until 1998. Currently the tournament is held in Easley, South Carolina.
The Big League World Series is one of eight tournaments sponsored by Little League International. Each of them brings baseball or softball 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 
Also unlike the Little League World Series, there is a host team, which plays in the U.S. pool. The ten regional champions are divided into Pool A (U.S.) and Pool B (International). The two best teams from each pool advance to the semi-finals, to determine the U.S. champion and the International champion. The semi-final winners play for the championship. All matches are single-elimination games. The losing teams face off in classification games.
Pool A (U.S.) consists of the host team and the regional champions from the Central, East, Southeast, Southwest, and West regions. Pool B (International) consists of the regional champions from Mexico, Latin America, Canada, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).
Championships won by country/state 
See also 
- Amateur baseball in the United States
- List of organized baseball leagues
- Baseball awards#World
- Baseball awards#U.S. youth baseball
- Big League Baseball. Little League Baseball Incorporated. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
- 2009 Big League Baseball World Series pools and results. Little League Baseball Incorporated. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
- Little League Baseball official website