Little League World Series 1957–2000 (West Region)

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The original West Region was a region that competed in the Little League World Series between 1957 and 2000 until it was split into a Northwest Region and a new West Region in 2001.

The West Region was inaugurated in 1957.[1] The Region consisted of teams from Alaska, Arizona, Northern California, Southern California, Colorado, Hawaii (since 1962), Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Before 1962, Hawaiian teams competed in the Pacific Region (see below). Prior to 1966, teams from Western Canada also competed in the West Region.

Little League Baseball expanded the LLWS to sixteen teams for the 2001 Little League World Series. At the same time, the original West Region was split into a new West Region (Arizona, Northern California, Southern California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah) and a Northwest Region (Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming). Colorado and New Mexico moved to the Southwest Region for the 2002 tournament. Between 2002 and 2005, Hawaii competed in the Northwest Region and Wyoming competed in the West Region, before switching back to the original configuration in 2006.

Champions in the West Region (1957–2000)[edit]

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

Year Champion City LLWS Record
1957 Northern La Mesa LL California La Mesa, California Runner-Up 1–1
1958 Rose City LL Oregon Portland, Oregon 1st Round 0–1
1959 West Auburn LL California Auburn, California Runner-Up 2–1
1960 East Lakewood LL California Lakewood, California 3rd Place 2–1
1961 Northern LL California El Cajon, California Champions 3–0
1962 Moreland LL California San Jose, California Champions 3–0
1963 Granada Hills National LL California Granada Hills, California Champions 3–0
1964 National LL California La Puente, California 7th Place 1–2
1965 South Mountain LL Arizona Phoenix, Arizona 7th Place 1–2
1966 Airport LL California Sacramento, California 3rd Place 2–1
1967 Northridge City LL California Northridge, California 5th Place (tie) 1–1
1968 Bolsa LL California Garden Grove, California 3rd Place 2–1
1969 Briarwood LL California Santa Clara, California Runner-Up 2–1
1970 Campbell LL California Campbell, California Runner-Up 2–1
1971 Wahiawa American LL Hawaii Oahu, Hawaii 3rd Place 2–1
1972 Community LL Hawaii Pearl City, Hawaii 3rd Place (tie) 1–1
1973 Cactus LL Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Runner-Up 2–1
1974 Red Bluff LL California Red Bluff, California Runner-Up 2–1
1975 American LL California Northridge, California 4th Place 0–2
1976 Campbell LL California Campbell, California Runner-Up 2–1
1977 Western LL California El Cajon, California Runner-Up 2–1
1978 San Ramon Valley LL California Danville, California Runner-Up 2–1
1979 Campbell LL California Campbell, California Runner-Up 2–1
1980 National LL Washington (state) Kirkland, Washington 3rd Place 2–1
1981 National LL California Escondido, California 5th Place 2–1
1982 National LL Washington (state) Kirkland, Washington Champions 3–0
1983 Pacific LL California Sacramento, California 6th Place 1–2
1984 Los Gatos LL California Los Gatos, California 6th Place 1–2
1985 Mexicali LL Mexico Mexicali, Mexico Runner-Up 2–1
1986 International LL Arizona Tucson, Arizona Runner-Up 2–1
1987 Northwood LL California Irvine, California Runner-Up 2–1
1988 Pearl City LL Hawaii Pearl City, Hawaii Runner-Up 2–1
1989 Eastview LL California San Pedro, California 4th Place 1–2
1990 Federal LL California Cypress, California 4th Place 1–2
1991 San Ramon Valley LL California Danville, California Runner-Up 2–1
1992 Long Beach LL California Long Beach, California Champions 5–0
1993 Long Beach LL California Long Beach, California Champions 5–0
1994 Northridge City LL California Northridge, California Runner-Up 3–2
1995 Yorba Hills LL California Yorba Linda, California 3rd Place (tie) 2–2
1996 Moorpark LL California Moorpark, California 3rd place, Group Stage 1–2
1997 South Mission Viejo LL California Mission Viejo, California Runner-Up 4–1
1998 Cypress LL California Cypress, California 3rd place, Group Stage 1–2
1999 South Central Boise LL Idaho Boise, Idaho 3rd place, Group Stage 1–2
2000 Hazel Dell LL Washington (state) Vancouver, Washington 3rd place, Group Stage 2–1

Champions in the Pacific Region (1958–1961)[edit]

Not to be confused with the Pacific Region (2001–2006).

A team from Hawaii represented the Pacific Region in the Little League World Series between 1958 and 1961.[2] Between 1958 and 1960, the Hawaiian state champions received an automatic berth (as there were no foreign nations in the Pacific Region); in 1961, Hilo American Little League defeated a team from Japan in a playoff for the Pacific Region berth. Starting in 1962, teams from Japan competed in the newly created Far East Region and Hawaii moved to the West Region.

Year Champion City LLWS Record
1958 Pearl Harbor LL Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii 1st Round 0–1
1959 Windward LL Hawaii Oahu, Hawaii 4th Place 0–2
1960 Pearl Harbor LL Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii 5th Place 2–1
1961 Hilo American LL Hawaii Hilo, Hawaii 4th Place 1–2

Results by state[edit]

Total does not include Hawaii's four appearances representing the Pacific Region (1958–1961) in the tournament. "Italics" indicates team is no longer in region.

Country West Region
Championships
LLWS
Championships
Record
in LLWS
PCT
California California 32 5 66–36 .647
Washington (state) Washington 3 1 7–2 .778
Hawaii Hawaii 3 0 5–3 .625
Arizona Arizona 3 0 5–4 .556
Idaho Idaho 1 0 2–1 .667
Oregon Oregon 1 0 0–1 .000
Mexico Mexico 1 0 2–1 .667
Total 44 6 87–49 .640

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