Little League World Series

Dick's Sporting Goods made 7,000 of these T-shirts to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, who won the U.S. national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

JRW Attorney Calls For Probe Into Whistle-Blower Chris Janes

An attorney is calling for an inquiry to determine whether the man who launched an investigation into Jackie Robinson West’s Little League team improperly obtained information to determine where the parents of the players lived.

03/04/2015

The Little League team from New Albany, Indiana, lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West, which was later stripped of their title for using ineligible players during tournament play. (Credit: Go Fund Me)

Indiana Team That Lost To JRW Raising Money To Go To 2015 Little League World Series

Saying they feel cheated out of their chance to play in the Little League World Series last summer, the team that lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West is raising money to go to next year’s tournament, even if it’s just to watch.

03/04/2015

Trey Hondras of Jackie Robinson West is greeted by teammates after hitting a two-run homer against Las Vegas on Saturday. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Wants JRW’s Title Reinstated, Other Little League Teams Investigated

An Illinois lawmaker has jumped into the fray after the Jackie Robinson West Little League team was stripped of its national title.

02/19/2015

Evergreen Park Little League vice president Chris Janes. (Credit: CBS)

JRW Rival Denies Forging Documents So Chicago Kid Could Play In Evergreen Park

The Evergreen Park Little League official whose raised concerns about the eligibility of some players on the Jackie Robinson West all-star team has vehemently denied allegations from a Chicago woman that Evergreen Park officials forged documents so her son could play there in 2011.

02/12/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Attorney: Lawsuit Is Premature Over Stripped Title

After Rev. Jesse Jackson earlier said parents of Jackie Robinson West players would sue Little League International over the decision to strip the team of its national title, an attorney for the team said it was too early to know if a lawsuit is warranted.

02/12/2015

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met with the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars in the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 6, 2014.  (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Sinister Tragedy Of Jackie Robinson West

The glorious, perfect story of Jackie Robinson West has turned horribly ugly and tragic.

02/11/2015

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Jackie Robinson West Stripped Of National Title

Little League Internationals officials have stripped Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team of its national title from last summer’s Little League World Series, for allegedly adding top suburban players in violation of residency rules.

02/11/2015

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Little League Officials Meet To Discuss Jackie Robinson West Residency Allegations

Citing “new information,” Little League International officials met Tuesday to discuss whether last summer’s Little League World Series national championship team from Chicago’s South Side added top suburban players in violation of residency rules.

02/10/2015

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Baffoe: It’s Not The Players Acting Like Children In Jackie Robinson West Controversy

Adults need to quit living vicariously through their Little League World Series teams.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: Las Vegas Squad Wants U.S. Title Stripped From Jackie Robinson West

Allegations continue to swirl that Jackie Robinson wrongfully expanded its league boundaries.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2015

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: JRW Leaders Changed League Boundaries To Get Star Players

The national champion Jackie Robinson West Little League team was facing new allegations team leaders broke league rules to expand the team’s boundaries, and bring in star players who otherwise couldn’t have played for them.

12/23/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rival Wants Jackie Robinson West Stripped Of Title, Claiming Team Recruited Ringers

A rival Little League team wants the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars stripped of their national title, claiming the team blatantly violated residency rules to recruit “ringers” who don’t live within the team’s established boundaries.

12/16/2014

CBS 2 anchor Rob Johnson represented Europe in the Senior League World Series in the 1980s.

JRW Brings Back World Series Memories For Rob Johnson

Last week, as Chicago’s newest heroes were being honored with a parade that brought out tens of thousands of people from Washington Heights to Millennium Park, I couldn’t help but think what baseball now means to the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, and what baseball has meant to millions, including me.

09/03/2014

Jackie Robinson West coach Darold Butler addresses the crowd at Millennium Park, at a rally to celebrate the team's national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Players To Chicago: “Thank You, We Love You”

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team was the toast of the town on Wednesday, as thousands of fans lined South Side streets and packed into Millennium Park to salute the national championship players and coaches who were the darlings of the Little League World Series.

08/27/2014

Jackie Robinson West players and coaches hold the 2005 White Sox World Series trophy while visiting U.S. Cellular Field during the parade celebrating their Little League World Series national title. (Credit: CBS)

JRW Players Hoist World Series Trophy; Also Get Trip To Disney World

Jackie Robinson West players got a couple nice surprises on Wednesday as the city saluted the Little League World Series national champions.

08/27/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Chicago Going All Out To Honor Jackie Robinson West

On Wednesday, the national champion Jackie Robinson West All-Stars will be the toast of the town, as the city hosts two rallies and a parade through the South Side to celebrate the team’s success in the Little League World Series.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2014

Fans flocked to Dick's Sporting Goods in the South Loop to buy the 7,000 limited edition T-shirts celebrating the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, who won the U.S. national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Hundreds Swarm South Loop Store For Jackie Robinson West T-Shirts

Dick’s Sporting Goods made 7,000 bright yellow T-shirts emblazoned with “National Champions 2014 Jackie Robinson West” to celebrate the Little League team’s national title in the Little League World Series.

08/26/2014

Members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League U.S. championship team arrive at Midway Airport to wild acclaim Monday. (CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Given Heroes’ Welcome In Return To Chicago

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars arrived back in Chicago after winning the U.S. Little League Championship in Williamsport, Pa.

08/25/2014

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10 Things You Need to Know About US Baseball Champions Jackie Robinson West

by Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) – The Jackie Robinson West All Stars have inspired a city and a nation with their performance in the 2014 Little League World Series. Despite losing in the final round to South […]

08/25/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

City Sets Parade Route, Rally Locations For Jackie Robinson West

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars captured the hearts of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

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