1975 Little League World Series

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1975 Little League World Series
Dates August 20–
August 23
Teams participating 4
Champion New Jersey Lakewood Little League
Lakewood, New Jersey
Runner-up Florida Belmont Heights Little League
Tampa, Florida

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 banned all non-US teams from the tournament, due to allegations of cheating by the Taiwanese team.[1] After an uproar of criticism and an investigation that could produce no evidence of rules violations,[2] the ban was rescinded the following year.[3]


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


Semi-finals Final
August 20
 New Jersey New Jersey  2  
 California California  0  
August 23
     New Jersey New Jersey  4
   Florida Florida  3
Third place
August 21 August 22 Forfeit
 Florida Florida  8  California California  0
 Iowa Iowa  5    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

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