One year after the Jackie Robinson West team’s triumph — followed by the eventual downfall — many inner-city Chicago baseball players continue to gather inspiration from the South Side youngsters.
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.
The heads of South Side Little Leagues have largely remained silent. Until now. One president speaks out for the first time to CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
Supporters of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team rallied around the kids Saturday at the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition following this week’s decision to strip the team of its national championship title over a finding that the team’s leaders broke the rules.
In time, the JRW kids will be the true judges of the wrongdoers, writes Bruce Levine.
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.
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.
Thirty-one years ago, another JRW team made the trip to Pennsylvania. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker caught up with some of those players.
The team had dominated the Great Lakes Regional going into Saturday, but found themselves down 5-0 to New Albany, Ind.
Over the weekend, Newsradio reported on the disappearance of a piece of Chicago history at Devon and Kedzie on the North Side. Now, there is an explanation, reportsWBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A piece of Chicago history has been wiped out by the Chicago Park District, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A small town in central Illinois is raising eyebrows with the unusual prize it’s raffling off in a Little League fundraiser: an AR-15 rifle.
A New Jersey teenager who was left with brain damage after he was struck by a line drive while playing in a youth baseball game will receive a $14.5 million settlement from his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain.
A month ago, it was looking like game over for a Little League team in Hobart, Ind. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
A youth baseball team that almost saw its season evaporate plays its first tournament game of the season on Friday night.
It appears there will be a baseball season after all for a team of 11-year olds who learned this week about the bad, and good, in life.
Multiple felony charges are expected Wednesday against a 40-year-old man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Little League team in northwest Indiana.