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Little League World Series through the years

Corpus Christi, Texas' Jared Cruz, left, leaps as

Corpus Christi, Texas' Jared Cruz, left, leaps as he approaches home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Perth, Australia, pitcher Kieren Hall in the third inning of a consolation baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament. The team from Corpus Christi, Texas won, 5-2. (Aug. 19, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Memorable snapshots from past Little League World Series games in Williamsport, Pa.

Corpus Christi, Texas' Jared Cruz, left, leaps as
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Corpus Christi, Texas' Jared Cruz, left, leaps as he approaches home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Perth, Australia, pitcher Kieren Hall in the third inning of a consolation baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament. The team from Corpus Christi, Texas won, 5-2. (Aug. 19, 2013)

Newark, Del.'s Jared Owens slides for a fly-out
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Newark, Del.'s Jared Owens slides for a fly-out by Urbandale, Iowa's Alex Augustine during the fourth inning of a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament. Newark, Del. won 6-3. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Tijuana, Mexico, pitcher Ramon Mendoza delivers in the
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Tijuana, Mexico, pitcher Ramon Mendoza delivers in the first inning of an International semifinal baseball game against Tokyo, Japan, at the Little League World Series tournament. Tokyo, Japan won 5-2. (Aug. 21, 2013)

Chula VIsta, Calif.'s Micah Pietila-Wiggs, bottom, breaks up
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Chula VIsta, Calif.'s Micah Pietila-Wiggs, bottom, breaks up a double play as Westport, Conn., second baseman Max Popken falls over him during the first inning inning of the United States Championship game at the Little League World Series tournament. (Aug. 24, 2013)

Tokyo, Japan, second baseman Dai Okada celebrates getting
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Tokyo, Japan, second baseman Dai Okada celebrates getting the force out at second on Tijuana, Mexico's Jorge Romero (9) in the sixth inning of the international championship baseball game at the Little League World Series. The team from Tokyo, Japan won 3-2. (Aug. 24, 2013)

Tokyo, Japan, short stop Ryo Ogawa dives for
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Tokyo, Japan, short stop Ryo Ogawa dives for a throw from pitcher Ryo Kanekubo in the second inning against Warner Robins, Georgia, in the World Championship Game at the 2007 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Georgia won, 3-2. (Aug. 26, 2007)

Tokyo, Japan's Shodai Mizuno slides past Dhahran, Saudi
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Tokyo, Japan's Shodai Mizuno slides past Dhahran, Saudi Arabia catcher John Sheppard scoring in the sixth inning at the Little League World Series pool play in Williamsport, Pa. (Aug. 16, 2008)

Tokyo, Japan, teammates Ryo Ogawa, left, and Junsho
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Tokyo, Japan, teammates Ryo Ogawa, left, and Junsho Kiuchi cry after losing to Warner Robins, Georgia, 2-3, in the eighth inning of the the World Championship Game at the 2007 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. (Aug. 26, 2007)

Warner Robins, Georgia, manager Mickey Lay carries Dalton
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Warner Robins, Georgia, manager Mickey Lay carries Dalton Carriker off the field after he hit a solo walk off homer against Tokyo, Japan, to win the World Championship Game 3-2 in the eighth inning at the 2007 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. (Aug. 26, 2007)

Tokyo, Japan starting pitcher Ryosuke Moriuchi delivers a
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Tokyo, Japan starting pitcher Ryosuke Moriuchi delivers a pitch against Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in the first inning of the Little League World Series pool play in Williamsport, Pa. Japan won 5-0. (Aug. 16, 2008)

Warner Robins, Georgia's Dalton Carriker, watches his solo
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Warner Robins, Georgia's Dalton Carriker, watches his solo walk off homer against Tokyo, Japan, to win the World Championship Game 3-2 in the eighth inning at the 2007 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. (August 26, 2007)

Players from the Maracaibo, Venezuela, team in the
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Players from the Maracaibo, Venezuela, team in the Little League World Series pose for a photographer with their championship medals during opening ceremonies in Williamsport, Pa. (August 17, 2007)

Tokyo, Japan, teammates cry after losing to Warner
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Tokyo, Japan, teammates cry after losing to Warner Robins, Georgia, 3-2 in the eighth inning of the World Championship Game at the 2007 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. (Aug. 26, 2007)

Bronx pitcher Danny Almonte throws a pitch during
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Bronx pitcher Danny Almonte throws a pitch during their game against Apopka, Fla., at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. A decade after Almonte and his team was disqualified from the World Series for being too old, the repercussions of the big-league scandal resonate through Little League, while Almonte's hopes of playing in the majors haven't come true. (Aug. 18, 2001)

Little League World Series teams line the infield
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Little League World Series teams line the infield of Volunteer Stadium during the opening ceremony in Williamsport, Pa. (Aug. 17, 2007)

Flags of the various nations represented at the
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Flags of the various nations represented at the Little League World Series, are paraded around Volunteer Stadium during opening ceremonies at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. (Aug. 17, 2007)

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