Senior League World Series

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Senior League World Series
Sport Baseball
Founded 1961
No. of teams 10
Country International
Most recent champion(s) Texas West University Little League, Houston, Texas
Most titles  Taiwan (17)
Official website http://worldseries.bangorinfo.com

The Senior League World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 13 to 16 years old that began in 1961.[1] Since 2002, the tournament has been held annually in Bangor, Maine. Gary, Indiana originally hosted the event from 1961-1985. Kissimmee, Florida then hosted from 1986-2001.[2] It is patterned after the Little League World Series, which was named for the World Series in Major League Baseball since 2002.

The Senior 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[edit]

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.[3]

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 2014, Pool A will consist of the host team and the champions from Asia/Pacific, Canada, Southeast, and West. The teams in Pool B will be the regional champions from Central, East, Southwest, Latin America, and Europe-Africa.

The two best teams from each pool advance to the semi-finals. The semi-final winners play for the championship, televised on ESPN. All matches are single-elimination games.

Until 2002, a double-elimination format was used.

Champions[edit]

Year 1962 Winner Region Score Runner-Up La Habra CA. Region West
1961 Pennsylvania Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania East
1962 New York West Hempstead, New York East
1963 Mexico Monterrey, Mexico Mexico
1964 [4] New York Massapequa, New York East 2–1 Texas Brenham, Texas South
1965 [5] Mexico Monterrey, Mexico Mexico Texas El Campo, Texas South
1966 New York East Rochester, New York East
1967 [6] New York Westbury, New York East 11–3 Iowa West Des Moines, Iowa Central
1968 New York New Hyde Park, New York East
1969 [7] California Sacramento, California(Airport) West 9–1 Indiana Gary, Indiana Central
1970 Florida Tampa, Florida South
1971 California La Habra, California West
1972 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1973 Taiwan Hua Hsing, Taiwan Far East
1974 [8] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina South
1975 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1976 [9] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 12–5 & 14–5 Hawaii Aiea, Hawaii West
1977 Taiwan Hua Hsing, Taiwan Far East
1978 [10] Taiwan Jong Kung, Taiwan Far East Illinois Burbank, Illinois Central
1979 [11] Taiwan Tung Feng, Taiwan Far East 4–3 & 5–0 Florida Tampa, Florida South
1980 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1981 Delaware Georgetown, Delaware East 15–4 California San Ramon, California West
1982 California Santa Barbara, California West
1983 [12] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 6–4 Curaçao Curaçao Latin America
1984 Florida Altamonte Springs, Florida South Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1985 Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East
1986 [13] Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan Far East 5–3 Texas Brenham, Texas South
1987 [14] Ohio Athens, Ohio Central 3–2 & 12–4 Florida Tampa, Florida South
1988 [15] Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan Far East 10–4 Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America
1989 [16] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 2–1 & 5–3 Canada Surrey, British Columbia Canada
1990 [17] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 8–0 California San Ramon, California West
1991 [18] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 2–1 & 8–3 Hawaii Pearl City, Hawaii West
1992 [19] Taiwan Pingtung, Taiwan Far East 1–6 & 8–1 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Latin America
1993 [20] Dominican Republic La Vega, Dominican Republic Latin America 3–1 & 7–3 Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan Far East
1994 [21] Florida Brandon, Florida South 13–5 Michigan Midland, Michigan Central
1995 [22] Florida Dunedin, Florida South 3–2 Indiana Clarksville, Indiana Central
1996 [23] Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America 4–2 California Thousand Oaks, California West
1997 [24] Venezuela San Francisco, Venezuela Latin America 10–13 & 3–0 California Yucaipa Valley, California West
1998 [25] California Diamond Bar, California West 9–6 Florida Conway, Florida Host
1999 [26] Florida Conway, Florida Host 10–2 Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela Latin America
2000 [27] Panama Panama City, Panama Latin America 4–2 & 9–7 Florida Pinellas Park, Florida South
2001 [28] Florida Palm Harbor, Florida South 7–4 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
2014 Texas Houston, Texas Southwest 7–4 Curaçao Willemstad, Curaçao Latin America

Championship tally[edit]

Championships won by country/state[edit]

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 2008
Hawaii Hawaii 2011
Panama Panama 2013
Texas Texas 2014
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 1 1961
Delaware Delaware 1981
Ohio Ohio 1987
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1993
Curaçao Curaçao 2002
Iowa Iowa 2005
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 2007
Aruba Aruba 2010
Guatemala Guatemala 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senior League Baseball. Little League Baseball Incorporated. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  2. ^ Osceola Wins Bid for Baseball Tourney. [1]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  3. ^ 2009 Senior League Baseball World Series pools and results. Little League Baseball Incorporated. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
  4. ^ Thinks Father is Happy Now. [2]. Kentucky New Era. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  5. ^ Norwich Senior LL Bows 4-0. [3]. The Day. August 6, 2014.
  6. ^ Wins Little League. [4]. Gadsden Times. August 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Amateur Baseball. [5]. The Milwaukee Journal. August 6, 2014.
  8. ^ Charlotte in Finals. [6]. Star-News. August 6, 2014.
  9. ^ Taiwan Wins World Series. [7]. The Milwaukee Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  10. ^ Chinese Team Dominates Series. [8]. Ellensburg Daily Record. August 6, 2014.
  11. ^ Taiwan is Champ Again. [9]. Lewiston Evening Journal. August 6, 2014.
  12. ^ Senior Little League. [10]. The Spokesman-Review. August 6, 2014.
  13. ^ Defending Champs Get Primetime. [11]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  14. ^ 12 Errors Result in Pennant Loss for Tampa Bay. [12]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  15. ^ Taiwanese are Best in Seniors. [13]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  16. ^ Cinderella Goes Home Alone. [14]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  17. ^ Yet Another World Title for Taiwan. [15]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  18. ^ Taiwan Takes Crown Again. [16]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  19. ^ Taiwan's "4th Team" Wins Senior Crown. [17]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  20. ^ Dominicans Stun Taiwanese for Title. [18]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  21. ^ Brandon Takes Series Title. [19]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  22. ^ Dunedin Captures World Series Title. [20]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  23. ^ Maracaibo Again Wins Series Title. [21]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  24. ^ Venezuelan Team Recovers to Blank California for Title. [22]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  25. ^ Errors Prove Costly as Conway Loses Title Game. [23]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  26. ^ Conway Wins Senior Crown. [24]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  27. ^ Panama City Takes Title. [25]. Orlando Sentinel. August 6, 2014.
  28. ^ Palm Harbor Storms to Championship 7-4. [26]. St. Petersburg Times. August 6, 2014.

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