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Wishing a very happy 75th birthday to Little League baseball

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Seventy-five years ago this Friday, organized baseball for kids began on a small field two-thirds the size of a regular diamond in Williamsport, Penn.

Today, Little League International is composed of over 160,000 teams in 80 countries, with millions of viewers — 3.9 million in 2013 to be exact — tuning in every August to watch its World Series. Not a bad outcome for the vision of oil company clerk Carl Stotz, who received 56 rejections from potential sponsors for the league he sought to create before landing a $30 check from Lycoming Dairy.

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