Baseball History The Little League World Series of 1956

About the Little League World Series baseball tournament held in 1956, history of the youth sports event and the games.

1956--10TH LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

This year marked the arrival of the 1st former Little Leaguer in the Major League Baseball ranks as Joey Jay joined the Milwaukee Braves.

As for the championship, Roswell, N.M., won the title game, 3-1, downing Delaware Township, N.J., who finished as runnerup for the 2nd year in a row. New Jersey had taken the lead, 1-0 in the 4th inning with a blast over the centerfield fence by Henry (Sweet Pea) Singleton. Play was tight with each team getting just 2 hits. Both teams played errorless ball.

Tom Jordan, the New Mexico right-handed pitcher, gave his father an unforgettable birthday present as he struck out 14 batters to equal the then existing record. He was also cast into the hero's role with his game-winning 3-run homer in the 4th inning.

The consolation game was won by Winchester, Mass., 2-1, over Colton, Calif.

Other teams participating in the Series included Eastchester, N.Y.; Hamtramck, Mich.; Auburn, Ala.; and Upper Darby, Pa.

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