Little League World Series (Central Region)

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The Central Region was a region that competed in the Little League World Series between 1957 and 2000, until it was split into the Midwest and Great Lakes regions in 2001. The Central Region produced only one world champion, in 1959, when Hamtramck, Michigan, defeated Auburn, California, 12-0, in the Final.

The Central Region was inaugurated in 1957 – as the North Region (until it was renamed the Central Region in 1973) – when the LLWS first gave out Series berths to regional winners.[1] The region consisted of teams from the Dakotas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Wisconsin. In 2000, Kentucky replaced Oklahoma in the region.

Little League Baseball expanded the LLWS to sixteen teams for the 2001 Little League World Series. The Central Region was split into the Midwest Region (the Dakotas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska) and the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin).

Regional Champions (1957-2000)[edit]

The following table indicates the Central Region champion and its LLWS performance in each year between 1957 and 2000.

Year Champion City LLWS Record
1957 Jaycee LL Michigan Escanaba, Michigan Fourth Place 0–2
1958 Jaycee LL Illinois Kankakee, Illinois Runner-Up 2–1
1959 Hamtramck National LL Michigan Hamtramck, Michigan Champions 3–0
1960 New Boston Kiwanis LL Ohio New Boston, Ohio Seventh Place 1–2
1961 American LL Indiana Terre Haute, Indiana Fifth Place 2–1
1962 Central LL Illinois Kankakee, Illinois Runner-Up 2–1
1963 Central LL Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota Third Place 2–1
1964 National LL Oklahoma Bartlesville, Oklahoma Fifth Place 2–1
1965 George Rogers Clark LL Indiana Jeffersonville, Indiana Fourth Place 1–2
1966 Jaycee LL Illinois Kankakee, Illinois Fifth Place 2–1
1967 North Roseland LL Illinois Chicago, Illinois Runner-Up 2–1
1968 American LL Indiana Terre Haute, Indiana Fifth Place 2–1
1969 West LL Ohio Elyria, Ohio Third Place (tie) 1–1
1970 South LL Indiana Highland, Indiana Fourth Place 1–2
1971 Anderson LL Indiana Gary, Indiana Runner-Up 2–1
1972 Edison LL Indiana Hammond, Indiana Runner-Up 2–1
1973 Federal LL Michigan Birmingham, Michigan Fourth Place 1–2
1974 Tallmadge LL Ohio Tallmadge, Ohio Fourth Place 1–2
1975 American LL Iowa Davenport, Iowa Third Place 1–1
1976 Windsor LL Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Eighth Place 0–3
1977 Midget Boosters LL Ohio Youngstown, Ohio Sixth Place 1–2
1978 South LL Illinois Palatine, Illinois Seventh Place 1–2
1979 National LL Michigan Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Eighth Place 0–3
1980 Grandview National LL Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Fifth Place 2–1
1981 Barrington LL Illinois Barrington, Illinois Third Place 2–1
1982 Pinery Park LL Michigan Wyoming, Michigan Third Place 2–1
1983 Jackie Robinson West LL Illinois Chicago, Illinois Fifth Place 2–1
1984 Southport LL Indiana Southport, Indiana Third Place 2–1
1985 East Tonka LL Minnesota Minnetonka, Minnesota Sixth Place 1–2
1986 Norridge LL Illinois Norridge, Illinois Fifth Place 2–1
1987 Chesterfield LL Indiana Chesterfield, Indiana Third Place (tie) 1–1
1988 Tulsa LL Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma Eighth Place 0–3
1989 East LL Iowa Davenport, Iowa Seventh Place 1–2
1990 Columbia LL Michigan Brooklyn, Michigan Seventh Place (tie) 0–2
1991 Westside American LL Ohio Hamilton, Ohio Seventh Place 1–2
1992 South Holland LL Illinois South Holland, Illinois Group Stage 0–3
1993 Westside American LL Ohio Hamilton, Ohio Group Stage 1–2
1994 American LL Minnesota Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Group Stage 1–2
1995 Little Lakes West LL Minnesota Arden Hills, Minnesota Group Stage 1–2
1996 National LL Iowa Marshalltown, Iowa Group Stage 1–2
1997 Dyer LL Indiana Dyer, Indiana Group Stage 0–3
1998 Jenison LL Michigan Jenison, Michigan Group Stage 0–3
1999 Brownsburg LL Indiana Brownsburg, Indiana Group Stage 0–3
2000 East LL Iowa Davenport, Iowa Third Place (tie) 2–2

Results by State[edit]

Country Central Region
Championships
Championships Record
in LLWS
PCT
Indiana Indiana 10 0 13–16 0.448
Illinois Illinois 9 0 15–12 0.556
Michigan Michigan 7 1 6–13 0.316
Iowa Iowa 6 0 7–11 0.389
Ohio Ohio 6 0 6–11 0.353
Minnesota Minnesota 4 0 5–7 0.417
Oklahoma Oklahoma 2 0 2–4 0.333
Total 44 1 54–74 0.422

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