1975 Little League World Series

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1975 Little League World Series
DatesAugust 20–August 23
Teams participating4
ChampionNew Jersey Lakewood Little League
Lakewood, New Jersey
Runner-upFlorida Belmont Heights Little League
Tampa, Florida
← 1974 Little League World Series 1976 →

The 1975 Little League World Series took place between August 20 and August 23 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Lakewood Little League of Lakewood, New Jersey, defeated the Belmont Heights Little League of Tampa, Florida, in the championship game of the 29th Little League World Series.

This was the only LLWS in which Little League Baseball banned all non-US teams from the tournament, due to allegations of teams from Taiwan using out-of-district players.[1] After an uproar of criticism and an investigation that could produce no evidence of rules violations,[2] the ban was rescinded for the 1976 event.[3] Only three games were played in the tournament, consisting of two semi-final games and the championship game. The third place game was forfeited.

Teams[edit]

Iowa Davenport, Iowa
Central Region
American Little League
New Jersey Lakewood, New Jersey
East Region
Lakewood Little League
Florida Tampa, Florida
South Region
Belmont Heights Little League
California Northridge, California
West Region
American Little League

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
August 20
 
 
New Jersey New Jersey2
 
August 23
 
California California0
 
New Jersey New Jersey4
 
August 21
 
Florida Florida3
 
Florida Florida 8
 
 
Iowa Iowa5
 
Third place
 
 
August 22 Forfeit
 
 
California California0
 
 
Iowa Iowa 6
1975 Little League World Series Champions
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Lakewood Little League
Lakewood, New Jersey

Champions path[edit]

The Lakewood LL went undefeated, winning all four games to reach the LLWS.[4][5] In total, their record was 6–0.

Round Opposition Result
New Jersey State Tournament
Semifinal New Jersey Bergenfield American LL 8–7 (8 inn.)
Championship New Jersey Nottingham LL 5–2
East Regional
Semifinals Vermont North Burlington LL 5–4
East Region Championship Pennsylvania Carbino Club LL 4–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Other Little League World Series scandals". Chicago Tribune. February 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Holmes, Baxter (August 16, 2011). "With adults involved, youth baseball can be more than child's play". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ See: Little League World Series (Far East Region) § 1975 Ban.
  4. ^ "New Jersey State Tournament Results". Unpage.com. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "East Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Retrieved October 17, 2010.

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