Little League World Series
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jackie Robinson West players got a couple nice surprises on Wednesday as the city saluted the Little League World Series national champions.
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.
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.
The Jackie Robinson West All Stars arrived back in Chicago after winning the U.S. Little League Championship in Williamsport, Pa.
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 […]
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars captured the hearts of Chicago.
The South Koreans weathered a late rally from the Chicago boys.
The attitude and quality of play of these Little Leaguers was absolutely special.
Joshua Houston survived a rocky start to pitch five innings and also brought in the tying run with a line single in the fifth to lead Chicago past Las Vegas 7-5 on Saturday in the U.S. final at the Little League World Series.
In the Aug. 17 meeting with Chicago, Las Vegas outhit Jackie Robinson West 13-2 behind Brennan Holligan’s sterling pitching. He struck out six and walked two, making short work of the game thanks to the offensive onslaught backing him.
Jackie Robinson West continues to be a ratings blockbuster, with Thursday night’s thrilling victory being the most-watched TV program in Chicago.
It’s weird celebrating children like this, but so much of the cool stuff is organic.
Chicago’s narrow 6-5 victory against Philadelphia sends the Great Lakes region champs to the U.S. championship game against Las Vegas.
The overnight rating was a 3.4, up 143 percent from the corresponding game last year.
Jackie Robinson West faces an elimination game tonight against Pennsylvania.
Based on TV ratings, a group of baseball-playing kids are a much bigger attraction than one of the city’s major league baseball teams.