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  • Will Jackie Robinson West boost city baseball?

    Will Jackie Robinson West boost city baseball?
    Everyone loves a winner, so the success of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team is certain to spur more interest in youth baseball in Chicago. Being on national TV for two weeks is about as good as it gets, marketing-wise, and last year's team...
  • Crowds greet Little League miracle team at Midway, Jackie Robinson Park

    Crowds greet Little League miracle team at Midway, Jackie Robinson Park
    After days of watching baseball games on screens hundreds of miles away, fans of the history-making Jackie Robinson West team finally got a chance Monday to congratulate the boys in person. Hundreds turned out at Midway Airport and the Far South Side'...
  • Taney tale good for baseball

    The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, Aug. 24: The Taney Dragons of Philadelphia may have been eliminated from the Little League World Series, but the good mood created by the exhilarating ride they gave their...
  • Little League Recap: Swinging their way to more success

    Little League Recap: Swinging their way to more success
    Many thrilling games and moments occurred throughout the 2014 Little League season. Some local teams repeated achievements from a season ago, like the Arroyo Seco Saints returning to the Palomino World Series and several squads repeating as champions...
  • Chicago rallies around Little League champs

    At two Little League World Series watch parties in Chicago, Jackie Robinson West's 7-5 victory Saturday represented more than a win on the field. "We have a group of black kids from the South Side of Chicago who are the U.S. world champs of the Little...
  • Jackie Robinson West's rally falls short in final

    Jackie Robinson West's rally falls short in final
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — In the end, the scoreboard said Seoul defeated soul and heart and determination that was Jackie Robinson West. History will say it was 8-4 in favor of the Little League Baseball World Series champions from South Korea....
  • Jackie Robinson West savoring its success

    Jackie Robinson West savoring its success
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The cheers had since faded. The cameras long gone. As Lamade Stadium sat empty Sunday night, save for a few workers. The lights shined bright over the field as the sun fell behind the mountains, as if to preserve the...
  • Jackie Robinson West: America's Team

    Jackie Robinson West: America's Team
    Minutes after the double play that ended the run of an undefeated Las Vegas team on Saturday, a chant went up from the crowd at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa. "U-S-A! U-S-A!" Just like that, Jackie Robinson West — the all-black All-Star...
  • Jackie Robinson West appeal well beyond Chicago

    Jackie Robinson West appeal well beyond Chicago
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Gregson Smith and his family, outfitted in gold Great Lakes region shirts and hats, parked themselves in lawn chairs on the famous hill beyond right field at Lamade Stadium two hours before Sunday's Little League Baseball...
  • Kass: Jackie Robinson West, pardon adult sympathy

    Kass: Jackie Robinson West, pardon adult sympathy
    To the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars: Boys, I'm hoping you can forgive us grown-ups for some of the nonsense coming out of our mouths. Some of us are gushing sympathy and tenderness at you, and that's probably the last thing a good ballplayer wants...
  • Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner

    Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner
    When the late-inning rally you knew the Jackie Robinson West players had in them fell just short Sunday in an 8-4 defeat to South Korea in the Little League World Series final, everybody at the watch party on the Far South Side immediately rose to their...