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First Little League game monument

(Photo by Janice Ogurcak at Little League Museum ©)

Subject(s): Anonymous
Sport: Baseball

Location: Max. M. Brown Memorial Park, South Williamsport, PA
Unveiled: 6/6/1989
Sculptor: Frank Gaylord II
Material: Stone
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth: [Little League Baseball logo] AT THIS SITE ON JUNE 6, 1939 WAS PLAYED THE FIRST LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME. DEDICATED JUNE 6, 1989.

Plaque: Founded by Williamsport resident Carl E. Stotz as a three-team league for children, Little League has become a highly respected international organization, providing youth baseball and softball to millions worldwide, along with the benefits of fair play, friendly competition, and a desire to excel through responsible volunteer leadership. From the first Little League Board of Directors (consisting of Carl and Grayce Stoltz, George and Annabel Bebble, Bert and Eloise Bebble, and John and Peggy Lindemuth), more than a million volunteers every year now lead the world's largest organized youth sports program.

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(Photo by Janice Ogurcak at Little League Museum ©)

(Photo by Janice Ogurcak at Little League Museum ©)

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