1957 Little League World Series

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1957 Little League World Series
Dates
August 23, 1957
Teams participating 4
Champion MexicoNuevo León
Industrial Little League
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Runner-up United StatesCalifornia
Northern La Mesa Little League
La Mesa, California

The 1957 Little League World Series took place during August 1957 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This was the first LLWS tournament to include a team from outside of the United States or Canada, Industrial Little League of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.[1] The Monterrey team (representing the South Region) defeated Northern La Mesa Little League of La Mesa, California (representing the West Region) in the championship game of the 11th Little League World Series. Angel Macias threw the only perfect game ever in an LLWS championship.[2]

Two months later, the team returned to Monterrey. Their money had run out after three days, and phone calls to Washington were needed to allow the team to extend their stay in the U.S. until they were eliminated. They never were. Led by ambidextrous pitcher Ángel Macías, the legendary Monterrey team won six tournaments, including the South Region tournament and the Little League World Series. The team was called Los pequeños gigantes ("The little giants"). Two movies are based on their story: a Mexican production, Los Pequeños Gigantes (1960),[3] and The Perfect Game (2009).[4]

Teams[edit]

Teams
Michigan Escanaba, Michigan
Central Region
Jaycee Little League
California La Mesa, California
West region
Northern La Mesa Little League
Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut
East Region
North End Little League
MexicoNuevo León Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
South Region
Industrial Little League

Championship bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
 California California  7  
 Michigan Michigan  1  
 
     California California  0
   Mexico Mexico  4
Third place
 Mexico Mexico  2  Michigan Michigan  3
 Connecticut Connecticut  1    Connecticut Connecticut  4
1957 Little League World Series Champions
Mexico
Industrial Little League
Monterrey, Nuevo León

References[edit]

  1. ^ See: Mexico in the Little League World Series.
  2. ^ Morrison, Jim (April 5, 2010). "The Little League World Series’ Only Perfect Game". Smithsonian.com. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 1950s.htm|title=Southern Region Champions in the 1950s|publisher=Unpage.org|date=March 6, 2003| accessdate= August 25, 2010 }}
  3. ^ "Los pequeños gigantes". IMDb. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Perfect Game". IMDb. Archived from the original on July 25, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 

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